Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Beautiful West Village Apartment

Painter Mary Nelson Sinclair's apartment is my obsession right now. I can't stop staring at it. Eclectic, artsy, filled with beautiful antiques and vintage finds. I'm sure you all have seen this a million times probably, so here it is one more time...I promise it's so worth it.



{Images via the Lonny Mag}

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Sunday

It's been a great weekend. Got to spend the entire day with my lovely Nikky yesterday.

Got home and I was so tired that I went straight to bed and slept for 10 hours. Woke up feeling good and energized, so went for a walk and it was lovely, snapped this photo along the way.

Now to cleaning (ugh). Might go out later and do a little shopping, lets see what I find. Here are some Sunday pretties I found on Pinterest worth sharing. Have a fabulous Sunday.



Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Baby Photos + Free Chair

I'm back, took a few days away from the computer again. Super busy at work and lately I just want to get home and kick my feet up and watch The Voice and X Factor and do nothing else...anybody else with me on these glamourous evening plans?

Anyhooo, this past Sunday I went over my dear friend's house to take photos of her darling little guy, Sebastian. OH BOY! Is he the cutest baby boy ever. It was fun, but like when I took my little nieces photos seen HERE, I was Exhausted by the end of the 6 hours (2 hour chitty-chatty lunch included). Here are a few of the photos that I took. Again, I rented the 60mm Macro lens to get the little details of this little one (and his BlaBla buddy Berry) Isn't he just delicious?

So, while chatting it up with my friend and her husband I noticed out in their backyard a wingback chair. What!?!?! All abandoned and no where to fit in the house. Um, hello!! Can I have it? Sure, it's yours...call it a trade for taking the babies photos. Uh, yeah!!!

Here it is (sorry for the horrible photos, it was night time)

So, I went to IKEA the next day and decided to pick up a yard of this lovely colorful fabric to semi cover it while I can decide on a fabric to have it re-upolstered. The chair has such good bones, it's current fabric is actually in good condition (minus little tears on the arms), but you know me...it needs to be changed.

I also threw this fur on it for now. (I'll be cutting the fabric to cover arms too)

Here are a few photos for inspiration. Loving the patterned chairs, but I'm also a sucker for plain fabrics and then throwing a patterned pillow or throw over it. What do you guys think?

I would love to get my hands on this fabric. This one would be so perfect.

I'm also playing with the idea of having it covered in white, but have the back in a cool pattern (leaning towards an ethnic pattern like the previous 2 above).

For now this chair will have to sit as is while I decide on a fabric and find a good upholsterer that won't cost me an arm and a leg, hey at least the chair was free, right?



If anyone knows of a good and inexpensive upholsterer in the L.A. area, please let me know.

{Images via Anthropologie, A life's Design, JK Capri, House Beautiful, remodelaholic, Elle Decor, Urbanmotifs on Etsy, Amber Interiors, Design Sponge, Pure Style Home,}

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday Pretties

Yes! Week is almost over. So happy I don't have to work this weekend. Been trying to spend less time on the computer (hence the absence), but then there is the darn phone. Gotta try harder, all of this technology (and apps/websites) is pretty addicting, kinda sad if you ask me. Anyway, couldn't be away for too long without sharing some beauty. Here are some of my favorites this week. Hope all of my Southern Californians enjoying the rain....I am loving it!.



{images via 79ideas.org, bonappetit, ensuiteblog, heart and design, traditional home}

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday, it's beautiful today. Going to have a laid back day, visiting family for a bit then "Dexter" and a movie later tonight. Wishing you all a lovely day.



{image via umla}

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fave Etsy Shop

I few weeks ago I went to one of my favorite local boutiques and saw a lovely dainty druzy necklace, but I just couldn't get myself to buy it for the price. I could not stop thinking about it so I went to my friend "Google" and he didn't fail me (as always, very trustworthy). Found THIS fabulous jewelry shop on Etsy...oh my, I'm obsessed. The shop owner, Julianne, is so sweet and made me the same necklace from the boutique upon request......and for a much better price. I used to make jewelry so I know when something is overpriced or priced just right, and Julianne's jewelry shop is priced just right.

I've been wearing my necklace everyday. I love how it sparkles.

I went over to the shop today to borrow photos and I saw this new beauty. Same stone, different shape. OOOH I WANT!!!!

Some other (from many) favorites.



{images via Julianne Blumlo on Etsy}