a mediterranian mansion: Lenny Kravitz former Miami home tour

Who doesn't love a good Lenny Kravitz song...hello American Woman.
I am a huge fan, especially now that I have seen this gorgeous Miami home that he used to live in.
Visions of white and hints of nature surround this enormous Florida estate.
Nothing is chicer in Miami than the color white and fabrics swaying about.
The textures in the home just scream, "walk around barefoot" and "kick back and relax".
You can't beat that...It's perfection.
{All I need is my bathing suit and a sundress and I am SO there}

Hope you guys are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend!
images courtesy of...shelterpop

building your dream home...a Los Angeles design love story

Jamie Adler, daughter of Phyllis Morris (an LA design powerhouse) and now CEO of her mothers company, lives in this beautiful Los Angeles home nested in the beautiful hills of beverly. She and her husband and business partner, John, redesign the entire place...from what seems to have not been a dream home.
How fun does that sound? Renovating an ordinary home into your dream home with your husband?
And it happens to be on the same block as her parents home...i love idea keeping close to the family.
The 4,000 square foot home has hints of glamour, modern touches, quirky art and is full of love!
I am absolutely smitten with her style, she must get it from her mamma.
here is Jamie in her master bedroom, how adorable + stylish is she?
all images from Angeleno Interiors 

all white, modern + chic home by Carrie Livingston

For a while now I have been keeping my eye on interior and furniture designer...Carrie Livingston.
She is based in Beverly Hills and has been featured in publications all over LA and I just can't get enough of her work.
As you can expect, I was thrilled when I opened this springs Angeleno Interiors mag and
noticed a feature on Mrs. Livingston. Here, she has updated a 1908 Hollywood house and turned it into a 'bright white with pops of color chic' home.
Extremely cozy and charming with elements of fun and playful...it's the perfect nod to today's LA style.

The artwork in the room below is perfection.
This fantastic acrylic and white patent leather chair is one of Livingston's own furniture designs.
So cozy + glamorous.
I want one.
The white dining room is modern yet oh so romantic...perfect for sunday brunch.
I love how she adds funky, whimsical pieces to her spaces. Very chic.

Images courtesy of Angeleno Interiors  
Photography by Peden + Munk 

tobi fairley just rocks my world {beautiful black and white floral wallpaper}

Dear amazing + beautiful readers,
Please understand I don't mean to bore you with this post (there is no real point behind it) but I absolutely have 
a huge crush on this photo. 
The wallpaper, the sunburst mirror peeping out in the back, that greek key bordered table, the lamp, the Chanel bag and yellow pumps.
oh man...
tobi fairley

the decorista dreams...The Gatsby House hotel in Ireland

Ever since my first visit to Miami, and I saw the gorgeous dramatic design of the hotels, I knew that I wanted to be a hotel designer. Interior design has always been my absolute passion and having the freedom to style an outrageous hotel would be my ultimate bliss. 
The Gatsby House in Ireland is the perfect example of hotel design done right.
Extravagant and luxurious, the Swell group does not disappoint my visual cravings.
In this particular hotel they created an old hollywood glamour look with each room named after a stylish movie star. Wouldn't you like to stay at this hotel on your visit and sip tea by the fire?
Enjoy the goodness.
the sitting room
the dining room

the Rita Hayworth room
the Grace Kelley room

the Judy Garland room

the Cary Grant Bathroom
the Shrimp room

for more of the beautiful hotels visit the Swell group .

the future of interior design????

We have all heard of energy efficient homes I'm sure. I think the idea sounds fantastic.
However, when I think of these homes, I think aluminum looking ugliness. Yuck!
Well, maybe that's not the case anymore.
I was surprised when I received an email about HUF HAUS and the Green{r}evolution.
Based off traditional German housing, these gorgeously modern, black, white and glass homes
 take 14-16 weeks to construct for move in...AND they are made with the environment in mind.

Say What???
I know, I didn't believe it either...but they look pretty cool.
I mean, I would have to cozy it up...a lot, but I am loving all the windows!
What do you guys think? too modern? 
or would you swing the 'green' way?

Happy Monday! + giveaway... Thom Filicia Style

So...It was a great weekend here in Los Angeles and I have been dying to share this with you.
HD Buttercup had Thom Filicia out to showcase his new furniture line.
His work is amazing, and if you don't know him, google him...
and check out his work. It's fantastic!
So, of course I had to go and check out the new line.
It was such a blast to be there and meet his uber sweet self. love him.

There was a meet + greet and book signing and when I mentioned I have a design blog,
he was kind enough to slip me a signed copy of his book for a giveaway.
(i was totally thinking of my blogging decor-istas who live too far away to be there)

So ladies + gents....
this book could be yours!

and it's a signed copy...too cool!
This book is great.
He shares his secrets (and i do love the secrets) to decorating and I'm telling you, the man has got great style.

How to enter:
1) Become a follower of Secrets of Domestic Bliss
2) leave a comment on this post
3) for an added entry make a blog post about the giveaway.
4) follow me on twitter and tweet about it.
(+ let me know about them so i can give you another entry)

Winner will be chosen at the end of the week!
Good luck party people!!!

For now, check out some scenes from his new furniture line.
(not the best images...i so need a new camera)




His stuff is awesomeness! Trust me people, in person its waaay better!

secret of domestic bliss #7...add a touch of cute

What i love about interior spaces are the whimsical little touches.
In these Los Angeles homes
'eye spy' elephants...and other cute things.

white ceramic elephant centerpiece
have dinner with an elephant
a sweet yellow bird
a gold peacock rocks the room
seductive gold camel keeps the fire hot
a little touch of chanel no. 5

all images courtesy of MdesignLA

want to 'add a touch of cute' to your home?
Check out this blogger DIY.


She turned this...
To this...
DIY awesome-ness!

to see how she did it visit Nicole + her adorable blog.

secret of domestic bliss #5...bring back the black

image courtesy of odietamo
In Los Angeles, black is back and badder than ever.
I have recently fallen for the artwork of Ian Macdonald
and his fantastic black ceramic installation. 
I seriously want to create this look in my home, it's perfectly modern.
How on earth could I not want a collection like this?

images courtesy of IanMacdonald
His work is just a wee bit out of my price range so I might be able to recreate the look with these things that I am digging on.

my heart is currently in San Francisco

Currently I am fantasizing about owning a Slim Aarons photo.
I love his work.
His poolside series in fantastic!
As I was googling his stuff, I came across an interior design firm called Palmer Weiss.
The firm is located in the lovely city of San Francisco.
When I laid eyes on this photo, I fell in love with it because this is one of my favorite 
photos from Slim's collection. I would die to have it.
I would die for my gallery to show his work.
Anyway, how fantastic is the design by Palmer Weiss? Pretty fresh I'd say.






traditional rules

Glamour + Sophistication are on top of its game in this new home designed by Kara Mann.
I follow her every move as she is one of my role models in design.
Edgy, yet classic, she pulls out all the stops on this sophisticated home and does not disappoint. 
As always...she makes me want to move to Chi-town, just so I can see her work more than they appear in the glossy mags.
How amazing is this home featured in this months Traditional Home?