Friday, January 23, 2015


Open plan living and dining area with wishbone chairs

A statement chair first introduced to the world in 1949...the Wishbone Chair by Danish designer Hans Wegner is a early mid-century classic. I love this wood chair. Wegner apparently had seen so many images of potraits with old world Chinese Ming chairs that he decided to make his update 20th century version.

Tiny home office with wishbone chair

Dining room with concrete floor and wishbone chairs

Living and dining room with black wishbone chairs

Wishbone chairs

Which of the four chairs above do you like best?  I like the 1 (the classic) and 3.

Happy Friday!


Photos: house arquitecturajanne peters, interior classicshouse and garden

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Living room with blue velvet tufted sofa and vintage brass ceiling lights

Time to be bold this new year...right? It is the beginning of the year! I like the idea of being bold at home with a daring brassy bold super mod living room lighting.  Something that contrasts with the a traditional or extremely modern room like a mid-century style chandelier with brass accents and large globe lights.  Could add interesting texture to a space.

Found a fabulous vintage Stilnovo light below...made in Italy during the 1950's...very expensive but could do just the right trick in a very sleek room.

Cheap to chic brass chandeliers

SHOP THE POST (click on links below to shop)

What do you think?  Like this rather mod style of lighting?  Would you take it or leave it?

Happy Thursday!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Million dollar Los Angeles, CA estate

From super models, to football stars to music moguls...this property in Los Angeles has a star studded history even though it is only a few years old.

In 2013, super model Gisele Bundchen open the doors of her Los Angeles home to  a major design magazine.  Bundchen shared the large estate in the Los Angeles with her children and NFL star quarterback husband Tom Brady.  In 2014, Brady and Bundchen sold the house to rapper turned business mogul Dr. Dre for a reported $40 million dollars.

The 18,298 square feet of living space includes a center hall, a den, a library/study, a gym, a sauna, five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, loggias, covered terraces, balconies and garage space. There are seven fireplaces.

Interior designer Joan Behnke worked with Gisele and Tom for four years to create a home that was finished in about 2012.  I found these extra pictures of the now Dr. Dre Brentwood estate on the designer's site.

Thought you might want to take a look!

Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady
Gisele & Tom built the house...

Dr. Dre
...Dr. Dre bought the house from Gisele & Tom for $40 million dollars!!

Dining room with crystal chandelier

Kitchen with brick ceiling and rustic wood floor

Bedroom with canopy bed and tufted headboard

Bedroom with twin wall mounted canopy beds

Outdoor sitting area with woven furniture, fireplace and chandelier

Backyard and pool

I hope Dr. Dre enjoys the home and the views!  I wonder which star will own this home next!



Photos: Joan Behnke

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Living room with leather sofa and modern silver sidetable

You can get a lot of style out a tiny not so expensive side table in your living room. No need to spend googobs of money on every item in your home in order to make the communal living spaces look chic.  I think mixing and matching items that range in price but create a cohesive stylish look is what works.

Here are a few cute modern side tables...all under $150 perfect for your home, house, apartment, loft, cottage, mansion or farmhouse.  Mix and match some of these into your decor!

Modern side tables under $150

Happy Tuesday!


P.S. Click here to shop the hammered silver drum side table shown in the main is over $150 but worth definitely worth consideration!

Photo:  The Stylephiles

Monday, January 19, 2015


Mirrored freestanding tub in a bathroom with Moroccan inspired tile

I love a beautiful freestanding tub.  Something kind of romantic and decadent about it.  A nice soak in a lovely stand alone bathtub feels like something a lady of great leisure would take in the evenings as she sips champagne, listens to music and reads.  She would have bubbles of course and a view out oa perfect picture window would help.

Clawfoot, modern egg shaped, oval or even a shimmering metallic version of this kind of tub works.

Best of friends AM and FF, my guy TE and even my sis DS are all bath people.  I am a long hot shower girl.  But after viewing these beauties I say..."bring on the bath...bring it on!"

Navy bathroom

Modern egg style tub with a view

White bathroom with round tile floor and ceiling

Black freestanding tub with Moroccan inspired tile floor

Some things that would work for a sit in any of these tubs!

Secret to a perfect bath
SHOP (click links below)

Happy Monday!


P.S. Was in NYC last week...there for work.  Got a chance to see best of friend AM and her hubby JE while I was there.  A highlight indeed.

Photos: elizabeth roberts; burdge & associates; nytimesskonahemhouse and garden, cotemaison