Color palate inspiration...Grant K. Gibson does gray

Absolutely inspired by...
 Grant k. Gibson and his decorator showhouse dining room. 
I am loving his use of deep gray walls and kelly green dining chairs. 
The bright color just looks so rich against the deep and dark dining table. Throw in a dash of black and white to the floor and a bit of brass above with lighting and we are in swoonville. Bits of blue and white china + pops of pretty pink flowers never hurt anybody I right? Fab job. 

white done right. with tiny bits of color

If you love to fawn over interiors like me, then you love looking at photos of all white rooms. I am so fond of all white rooms, they are so dreamy and calm. One thing I have noticed is that when a pretty color is thrown in to an all white mix a little bit of style magic happens. It just looks more decorated and realistic. I think it looks best when just color comes into the room, like this beautiful green. It's so unexpected and chic. 

loving this addition of coral-ish orange. Beautiful! 
and even just color through flowers, it can work wonders! 

The Art of Living: dining room de-lights.

So with my recent obsession with nude colors, you can imagine that these gorgeous pillows and beige breakfast area had me at hello. Next to the pretty colors, I fell hard for the lighting. I love pretty lighting above a dining table. So gorgeous!

i adore this glamorous + romantic lighting....
chic and modern lighting...
how clever is this colorful situation?
more of that gold glam!
I have also always loved this fun + funky combo...

dining room delights...the perfect dining chair

Today, I've got lots to get ready for before the end of the weekend. The Architectural Digest NYC show is on and I am so excited to check it out. But before all of that goodness, I have to get a few friends over for a dinner party (on of my best friends is in town to visit) and we are needing some extra seating in here, asap. 
Lately, I'm into the look of patterned dining room chairs. In an otherwise plain room, a pop of pattern can give some energy and movement. I love how these greek key esque chairs look in this ultra sophisticated dining room. However, not only do graphic patterns go well, great color and fabulous textures can do amazing things too. 

Some of my favorite dining room chairs...

loving this "liv-chic" space and the woodson & rummerfield green velvet chairs. GORGEOUS! 


Bliss in the kitch' & breakfast nook bliss

I truly believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. On Saturday mornings, there is nowhere I'd rather be. This cute little grey kitchen just looks like pure happiness to me. I love the cute little ghost chair at the gorgeous wood table. Such a great mix of styles. The perfect compliment to a beautiful kitchen = 
great breakfast nooks. Here are some that took my breath away...

Today I will be spending most of the day, sipping delicious coffee and working away at some projects on my computer. Lighting candles and a little music in the background...domestic bliss at its best.

via here + here

Wallpapers of the week...

Today, I am making the track down to Brooklyn (my first time) to do a little shopping with one of my most favorite clients. Our first mission...wallpaper. We are basically wallpapering her entire apartment, which is so exciting, especially for this decorista. I think we are going to convince her husband that a python wallpaper bathroom would be killer! yay! my mind is entirely focused and obsessing over wallpaper and I wanted to share a few I love...

I think my most favorite are neutral wallpapers and grey-ish wallpapers, ones with simple patterns. I especially love metallic wallpapers. The more natural looking, the more I love it. But never underestimate the power of color and dramatic wallpaper... its amazing too.

all images via lennox + decorpad

needing. wanting. loving. {PEACOCK CHAIRS}

I know in most parts of the country and even most parts of the world, the weather is awful and cold. However, here in LA, its perfection at a sunny 73 degrees and I am loving every second of it. Sitting on the patio sipping my morning coffee, I found myself dreaming about the perfect patio chairs I spotted in this latest issue of Lonny
Perfectly peacock chairs absolutely rock my world and I am dying to get my paws on a pair asap! 
They are essential on any chic LA girls patio for weekend mornings.

They can be fabulous for lounging around with your girlfriends or even at your office space...
I would prefer mine in black but sunny yellow never hurt anybody. I think she's cute, no?
I'm also fond of the mini version in the dining room...

secret of domestic bliss #42...MIRRORED PERFECTION

Creatively using mirrors can be the ultimate decorating tool for your home. Mirrors can work a variety of wonders for your dwelling space. For example, a perfectly placed mirrored screen can soften a harsh or unsightly corner. Mirrors can also add architectural style and influence, in addition, an oversized mirror can brighten up the darkest of spaces. Take a look at the gorgeous dining room below with an oversized mirror set behind the table...the light looks breathtaking, don't you think?

wallcolor wednesday... metallic love

Right now I am completely crushing on the seductiveness of this metallic wallpaper. I am loving this delicious silver rope print covering these gorgeous closet walls. I have a huge crush on metallic wallpaper right now.
Oh so glamorous and absolutely do-able in your home. Go for a small closet, entryway or bathroom.
How perfect is this metallic toile? I adore the teal green color pattern most of all.
I'm also fond of sweet metallic prints as well... a floral print has just stolen my heart.

A Saturday swoon worthy home

As I pack all of my things up this weekend, I find myself already dreaming up what my next home will be decorated like. Visions of so many things dance in my head. I am especially inspired by this eclectic parisian style inspired home. A little bit of modern country, a little bit of glam. 
The turquoise dressers are killing me. I'm crazy about them...
and feeling uber inspired.

fashion meets decor {fall decorating with antlers}

Hip and happening antlers on a fabulous trio of supermodels
Hip and happening antlers gracing the most fabulous living spaces...
This fall + winter season, you are all the rage, even the latest mags say so!

In these last photos, rue, shows us how the antler look is done. I especially love this above look for Thanksgiving table decor and entertaining. Very rue, very holidays!
for more antler inspiration check out this masculine chic look.

in other blissful news...
incase you haven't been caught up, I've put together a page for you to go back to past
You should check out this lovely group of ladies!
They are so fabulous.

secret of domestic bliss #37...simple touches of fur

Oh how these chilly LA days are so blissful. The crisp air outside combined with the beautiful sunshine just makes me so happy. As the cold air outside permeates indoors through my apartments' open windows, I am longing for warmer textures. 
I love to add to the coziness in my home by simply placing small touches of faux fur all around me.
Whether it be through a fur throw or a fabulous fur rug, I love how fur instantly transforms your space to comfortable glamour so effortlessly.

and this is what it looks like white a whole lotta fur loveliness...

Design Inspiration... wood is workin it!

There is something about wood that really has me intrigued right now.
Amazing wood flooring is breathtaking... fabulous wood furniture is back...
All wood bookcases in a! Wood patio walls...even better!
Gorgeous woods lend to the "industrial revolution" look I am so in love with lately.
In California, many older homes have wood throughout which give such a chic 70's vibe...
I would love to work with one, I can only imagine the fun that would be! *dreaming*