I am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life. -Elsie de Wolfe

Cue the Fireworks!

For my folks in the US, Happy 4th of July! {image via the the fashion bomb} {image via style section la} May your celebratory cookouts, BBQ’s, Picnics and/or Beach jaunts be filled with happiness, friendship , laughter and, of course,Fireworks! Also, I just wanted you to know that I haven’t… 

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Wednesday Love: French Bistro Chic

Because it was dream for the both of us, several years ago, my mom and I embarked on our first trip to Paris. Our first of many meals in Paris was in a darling little bistro in the 1st arrondissement. Since then, I have always loved the feel of those French bistros… 

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Creative Studies

Hi Everyone! I hope you had an amazing weekend! I have a confession–I have been distracted from blogging lately. This summer, my job is paying for me to take an intensive web design class and for the first time in a LOOOOONG time I actually have homework. In fact, I… 

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Celebrating My Year in NYC

Do you know what today is? A year ago today I packed my bags and headed North from DC to NYC!  Well, for me the best way to celebrate my year anniversary in my newly adopted city, was to check out my Favorite singer Alice Smith who played at City… 

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Design Literati: Be Your Own Decorator

In Be Your Own Decorator, author Susanna Salk wants you to be confident when you are decorating at home. After all, after a successful career as a design writer, that same confidence has served her well, when decorating her home. However, if you are looking for a “how-to” book, she… 

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I Wish I Was Told This in Design School

image via a note on design On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to talk to a group of students about careers in interior design and share personal stories of my professional experience. I still consider myself an interior designer, even though what I do is much more specialized. However not… 

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Monday Inspiration

I’m in a colorful mood and my home is starting to reflect that. Below, are two images that are currently inspiring my decorating style, which my mom deemed in a very Emily Henderson way, “refined bohemian.” That pretty much means that my style icons, Audrey Hepburn and Lisa Bonet are… 

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Upholstery Diaries: Sexy’s Back

A recent phone convo with my mom, CC went like this: CC: You’re home early. Me: Yeah I left on time because my chair is being delivered. CC: [excited tone] OOOOH text me when it arrives. Chair arrives and I send text to CC of the front and back of… 

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A New Rug and A Review

Slowly, my living room is starting to come together. I have developed my design direction and decided on a palette and my newly upholstered chair will be delivered this week. As all of these things have started to become a cohesive room  (at least in my mind), recently I was… 

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{New Series} The Petal Pusher

 I thought today, June 1st, would be the perfect day to introduce a new monthly series for the blog, The Petal  Pusher. I have enlisted the floral talents of my friend, Tina, interior designer extraordinaire and now our resident floral design expert for this series. I know you will enjoy… 

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