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
Monday, June 22
I recently got a design-related job where I need to wear closed-toe shoes all day long. I'm new to being on my feet so I've been looking for some great shoes that fit the bill of comfort, style, and utility. This has been harder than I thought it would be but I definitely do not want to sacrifice style for a job where I can dress up! ssense is having a sale right now and here are some of my favorites.
ssense is having a huge sale right now so checking out their selections is definitely worth it!
images via ssense.
Posted by christine at 11:59 AM
Thursday, May 28
Swoon. If I could purchase any chandelier for our new home, it'd definitely be a Jonathan Adler brass chandelier because I'm a sucker for mid-century modern with a touch or perhaps explosion of glam!
Posted by christine at 9:51 AM
Monday, May 11
Emmy Rickard, Eternal Optimist
These pieces were done by some of my favorite abstract artists. I imagine hanging a larger print over the couch as a visual focal point rather than a gallery wall. These can all be found on Etsy where you can see many many more pieces by these talented painters. Which do you like best?
Posted by christine at 7:06 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