Thursday, November 20, 2014


Today I bring you a lovely apartment in the heart of Melbourne Australia. Grounded in neutral tones of gray and white with a hint of orange to add style, the apartment has a modern mid century edge to it.

Simple, contemporary, soothing home decor. I like.

My favorite is the outdoor space with the gray and white chevron rug.  Would love to hang out there with a cold Perrier with lemon in it...with my laptop, a pile of magazines and my phone (to chat the afternoon away).   Dreaming.

Here's how you can get this look.

SHOP (click on items to shop)
Happy Thursday!


images: the design files

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Click on images above to shop

No rhyme, no reason, no plan...just some random things I am liking for the home right now!  A brass bird, a gold and white floral vase, a ceramic jar, a coffee table with a recycled wood top, an elegant floor lamp and some nesting bowls.

Happy Tuesday (again)!




Foyer of Villa Della Costa

Last week, while researching my post on homes for sale priced at over $100 million dollars, I happened upon this relative bargain of a gem in Santa Barbara at $35 million dollars.

This home is named Villa Della Costa.  It is 5 bedrooms, 8 baths on 103 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  Listed by Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Previews, this newly built estate is described as having a "sprawling single level floor plan".  The bones of this home are all premium with hand honed Walnut floors and steel windows and doors and with antique roof tiles from Spain and Portugal.

Wonder who will buy this home?  Wonder if they might invite me over for a stay?  They should know I might never leave!

Exterior of Villa Della Costa

Exterior of a Santa Barbara home

Living room with exposed beams

Den with herringbone wood floor

Backyard with a pool

Library with built in shelves

Exterior of a Santa Barbara home

Happy Tuesday!


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images: Joyce Rey

Sunday, November 16, 2014

SHOP SUNDAY 11-16-14

James Perse striped blanket sweater coat
Striped blanket sweater coat - $795 (click here to shop)

Shop Sunday is here again.  I like spending a bit of the morning shopping around and finding things I like. Also has the holidays are approaching, am thinking of gifts too.  I love the striped blanket sweater above -tres chic.   The plush jean legging from Rag & Bone are awesome too.  I have a pair, and my sister stole a pair from. Now I need to get the back up of the same jeans (whenever I love something I buy two...just in case the world ended and I was never able to shop again or find the things I like again or if someone accidentally spills a honey finger nail polish oil mixture onto my never know, so I always have to be prepared).
Rag & Bone Leather Zip Wristlet Pouch
Leather nude and black pouch - $275 (click here to shop)

Black Rag & Bone Plush Leggings
Rag & Bone Black Plush Legging - $190 (click here to shop)

Black and white checkered mug
Buffalo check mug - $14 (click here to shop)

COCOCOZY Plaid bedding
COCOCOZY Queen Plaid Sheet Set - $214 - (click here to shop)

2015 desk calender easel
2015 desk calendar with easel - $56 (click here to shop)

Love the 2015 desk calendar by my fave Sugar Paper.

Happy Sunday!


Friday, November 14, 2014


Mirth Studio painted wood floor tiles
Mirth Studio painted wood floor tiles in colorful geometric pattern (above)
Playful is the word to describe these home furnishings with geometric patterns adorning them...squares and triangles...the most basic in geometrics made lively and exciting for the home.  Something sort of retro about this particular pattern....maybe good for a modern home or one with midcentury decor.

If you dare to be different and add some geometric flare to your home are some ideas!

Box with graphic print lid
Box - (click here to shop)

Painted wood floor tile
Paiinted wood floor tile (click here to shop)

Geometric blue wallpaper
Remix geometric blue wallpaper by Ferm Living (click here to shop)

Bright graphic print rug in a bedroom

Happy Friday!


Photos: Mirth Studio; Elle Deco Spain; Design Milk