Living rooms can be tricky to configure sometimes, especially if you have an open concept room. Sometimes the options are overwhelming and I can attest to the fact that I've reconfigured our living room so many times I've lost count. (Check back for photos of the "evolution" of our living room.) However, along the search for the perfect seating, sometimes you come upon something so perfect that you would possibly sell your kidney(s). Without further ado, here are"my" kidney-worthy chairs:
Which chair do you like best? I'm leaning towards the last one but is it too safe? The ombre is a dream but I think I'd have to commission that. I guess I'll have to find out how much an organ goes for nowadays. Until then, a girl can dream...
Saturday, September 5
I'm simply in love with this bottle from the moment I saw it in a Marie Claire collage -- just perfection. The opulent but quirky shape, the nod to the traditional perfume mister, the color combination, and the metallic touches. I'm contemplating buying it just for the bottle. Miu Miu never ever fails to impress.
You can find it here.
Posted by christine at 9:44 AM
Tuesday, September 1
One of my closest and most stylish friends, Sunny, recently tuned me onto Native Line by artist Justine Ashbee, whose work incorporates woven precious metals, gold, and silvers. They are definitely high on my wish list for our living room, which in time, I'll post on here. These gorgeous handmade wall textiles are just plain inspirational and the last one tops my list.
All images via nativeline.com
Posted by christine at 9:00 AM
Monday, August 31
Local Austin boutique, Kick Pleat, just released their new refreshing F/W look book.
I love these pieces' textures and colors on soft surfaces.
There are a lot of feminine fabrics especially in the culotte pants topped off with shiny shoes.
As I tell many folks, a great outfit consists of mixing texture, print, color, and shine.
I think the lookbook does an amazing job with that and not to mention
that the photographer succeeds in capturing beauty in a the familiarity of an older residential space.
Photos via kickpleat.com
Photos by Kate LeSueur
Posted by christine at 8:04 AM
Wednesday, May 6
Maiyet's design approach depends on global craftsmanship, which pays homage to the different prints, processes, and designs of different cultures. I admire brands that attempt to link global artisans together all the while maintaining a cohesive vision for their collection. These dresses tell a story that are each distinct but cut from the same design cloth.
Images via Maiyet.
Posted by christine at 7:47 AM
Friday, April 3
I recently spotted one of 7115 by Szeki's dresses on a local Austin boutique, Garment Modern's, Instagram. I especially love the draping and prints; the kimono silhouette really works for the dresses. They're perfect for summer and are definitely on my wish list now.
Photos via 7115 by Szeki
Posted by christine at 8:24 AM
Wednesday, March 18
Sometimes Wednesday just brings you down and there's nothing better than online (window) shopping. I'm really loving these transitional pieces from COS right now. They're modern but simple. They'd match pretty much anything you'd want to accessorize with and in my opinion, are the kinds of things that are worth the investment.
Posted by christine at 10:11 AM
Monday, March 16
Look at the layers of textures of A Détacher's A/W 2015 collection!
The belted silhouettes reminds me of elegant women warriors.
The coats have so much volume and the knits look so cozy.
And that hair! It's not surprising because
Designer Mona Kowalska's title for the show is "heavyheadedness/wrongfootedness".
I couldn't love the concept or clothes enough.
View the entire collection and images via style.com
Posted by christine at 7:10 AM
Sunday, March 15
This is all to give me an excuse to post this endearing image from the children's book Sparkle and Spin by Ann and Paul Rand on a Sunday morning.
Posted by christine at 7:38 AM
Wednesday, February 11
I dropped by West Elm the other day and saw a sample of this rug. I love its textured "rag rug" feel and the color palette. It's definitely at the top of my list for bringing in colors, patterns, and textures into a space. The third picture I think speaks to the vibrancy and coziness of the rug because as we all know, it's all about lighting, lighting, lighting.
Posted by christine at 7:51 AM