Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Here's hoping you and your families are able to celebrate a happy and safe halloween. We have rounded up some great last minute activities to enjoy and recipes to whip up for this weekend. 

Pumpkin pancakes made extra orange with food
coloring & cinnamon syrup colored a dark black. 
 Make some Halloween graveyard pudding, these kill me.
Make felt masks for your carved pumpkins. 
The patterns for these three masks can be found here.

Pumpkin Candy Corn, what a fun and simple idea for the front porch!
Halloween Cocktails Invitations found on

Candy Corn Cheesecake

Chocolate cupcakes with an amazing candy corn center.

Halloween cheeseburgers! These are SO happening this year.

Treat yourself to a Candy Corn Vodka Cocktail. Enjoy!


Monday, October 29, 2012


Although my personal taste towards interiors leans a bit eccentric with bold color and a bit of whimsy, this residence by SB Architects in San Francisco has my heart doing cart wheels. 

Built for one of the leading partners at the firm, this home is not only gorgeous, but LEED Platinum certified, which is the highest certification level you can achieve in green building!

I'm in love with almost every aspect that this home has to offer. For starters, I've always loved a very vertical layout. Built right into the hillside (hence the name), the 4 story home sports 2,116 square feet of indoor space, 1,567 square feet of outdoor space, and an elevator.

 Part of the major appeal of this home for me is the mix of materials, sustainable Red Cedar siding and the split face natural stone give this residence a real homey feeling. The type of place I could imagine numerous holidays cuddled up near one of the many fireplaces. 

The one downfall for me here...the landscape. Don't get me wrong, I'm loving that they managed to keep some of the big trees, but I need some more flowering bushes or plants. Perhaps some bougainvillea vines cascading over that front fence. 

Love how these pendants fall all the way down the staircase. And that mesh material on the railing...amazing, but I've had enough of the wood siding here. There's enough on the exterior. Let's get some interesting wallpaper, or even a fun runner for the hallway. 

 They are calling the covered area the "yoga deck" and the turf area the "lawn."

 All the lighting is perfection. This place must glow at night. 

 If you know me, this utilitarian look would not do it for me. I need a bit more substance and color!

 The rustic dining table and modern chairs <3 nbsp="nbsp">

 I guess in keeping the project more sustainable, they had to use concrete countertops vs. stone, which is where I may have to draw the line. And although I love how the backsplash is a window, I'd still prefer to see something stone there. 

 Whatever those built-ins are made of is pure insanity!

See through fireplace...swoon!

Rope knotted door pulls. It's all in the details. 

Soooo anybody want to build me a house?

Friday, October 26, 2012


Hickory Chair has done it once again, introducing new products at market that are sure to be best sellers . Each designer signed with Hickory Chair were in charge of designing at least one new piece each for this past fall market. Some of the amazing designers in this line are Alexa Hampton, Suzanne Kasler, and Thomas O'brien, and 'wow' did they deliver! And wait until you see the trim and nailheads across the lust worthy red walls.. Alexa Hampton.. you slay me.

Monday, October 22, 2012


Tis the season to make a list of all the materialistic items on my wishlist. I like to make it clear and simple to all of those people out there looking to get me a nice gift. I'm not sure what the chances are of me actually paying $875 for a bag, but I still love the Stephanie bag by Diane Von Furstenberg.
I love the Lidia jacket from Guess. Featuring a faux-fur collar and an asymmetrical zip. I've also found the latest statement necklace to lust after.

Stephanie bag by Diane Von Furstenberg

Tempest Necklace by Stella and Dot
I really want these belt tassels that are popping up everywhere.

Floppy Hat by John Lewis

Leopard Strap Watch by Betsey Johnson
Faux Fur Collar Lidia Jacket by Guess

Sunday, October 21, 2012


"Not a bright cobalt or sapphire blue, Monaco Blue falls somewhere in between. Subtle and slightly boring to last year's Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango, Monaco Blue speaks to a practicality that we can relate to in today's economy"

Let's look at how these colors can influence our interiors...

Thom Filicia


 Miles Redd

And now in last year's bold Tangerine.

And here they are as complimentary colors (opposite on the color wheel), working harmoniously together.
Palmer Weiss

 Mary MacDonald

 Sometimes a pop of tangerine is all you need in a scheme of all blue.