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December 12, 2010

Event: Onyx and Mustard

Black and yellow!...they are two bold colors that can look good together too. To add to this event,  the star wears the black/yellow Carolina Herrera dress, and  the tablecloth is a classic pattern in these vibrant colors.

(Graphic Mania, Sunday suppers, Carolina Herrera, Minted)

December 8, 2010

Kitchen Perfection with Open Shelving

What I love the most, is when kitchens have open shelving- a wonderful to display a perfect collection of dishes. I especially love the white dishes on the espresso wood because the dishes really stand out. 
White dishes on dark wood shelves look almost sculptural, add to that a large black and white photo and that equals a perfect kitchen!!

(Image credit: Elle Decor, British Homes and Gardens)

Have a Fun and Pink Christmas!

Oh, how it would be to wake up on Christmas morn to find cleanly  wrapped gifts under a colorful, decorated tree. A blue, pink,and green color palette creates a playful theme to compliment the holiday season. After all...'Tis the season to be jolly and joyful. :-)

[Image credit: Home Decorators collection, Kate spade, (carolina herrera dress part of Spring 2011 Collection)]

December 7, 2010

Purely Holidays: A Milk White and Leaf Green Christmas

The best way to start the holidays is with a crisp color palette.  The combination of white and green reminds me of Christmas trees in the snow. It's a sure way to bring the invigorating, fresh, and natural feeling of the season into your home.

...18 days till Christmas!!!

(Image credit: Kate Spade,  British homes and gardens, Vera Wang dress, Martha Stewart.)

November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Happy two days till Thanksgiving! I'm celebrating with a bright tablescape. The color scheme here is chocolate brown, mikaido yellow, bright white, and terra cotta red. To create warmth in the area, I scattered tea lamps for a soft glow, and branches with beautiful fall foliage to bring the outdoors in. A few trees in the backyard have gorgeous fall colors, and one of them is seen perfectly through the window and makesfor a colorful background.

(Image credit: pics taken by me and my mother.)

November 20, 2010

Color: Aquamarine

It's been a while since my last post. Life has been very hectic and I've had barely any time to post. But, I am back now with a few pictures of one of my favorite colors - casual and beachy blue that can also look classy and elegant like in the dining room below with the blue-glass Murano chandelier and blue leather chairs. 
The aquamarine upholstered bench at the foot of the bed brings in a bright note to the calm, white bedroom.

(Image credit: Elle Decor, British homes and gardens.)

October 24, 2010

Breakfast Table

  This breakfast table is a perfect setting for a bright and cheery morning. The modern perfection is made by the mix of crisp white dishes, the silverware & four tier stand and the bright purple color. The red sunflower in the glass vase is a very graphic statement at the table which brings in boldness along with the elegant features. (I thought Eames Eiffel chairs would have certainly looked better with this.)

(Images: my mother, me!)

September 29, 2010

White and Gold Event

White and Gold has always been a very sophisticated color combination for a wedding event. It brings waves of elegance into an event. I especially like the large bow on the Vera Wang wedding dress, and those shoes are exquisite!

(Image credit: Sunday Suppers, Cannelle et Vanille, 100 Layer Cake, Jose Villa, Martha Stewart.)

September 27, 2010

Suave Symmetry

Somehow symmetry really catches my eye...the perfectly aligned furniture, positioned neatly throughout the rooms. I feel symmetry comes together better in dining rooms with the long tables and straight rows of elegant chairs..."Sigh".

(Image credit: pink wallpaper, Carrier and Company, delight by design, Jan Showers.)

September 26, 2010

Neat Naturals

Bringing natural elements into a room is almost like bringing the outdoors, indoors. Usually using neutral shades like tans, grays and whites gives a rustic and antique feel rather than urban. Ex: different types of natural wood.

(Image credit: restoration hardware, west elm, Atlanta Homes Magazine, Lonny.)

September 25, 2010

Breezy Blue Event

As we watch the summer go by, we are trying to enjoy the last of our outdoor events. In this case, the color scheme is sky blue and bright white - a cooling combination that brings a restful frame of mind. There's a beautiful pattern on the cake linking to the napkin border. And last but not least the trendy J. Mendel dress.

(Image credit: J. Mendel, Martha Stewart,  jose villa, bird and banner, sunday suppers.)

September 24, 2010

Color: Fuchsia

Fuchsia is a shade of pink that is very feminine and bold- I have always loved this shade of color. It's energetic and fun and also has an element of elegance to make a place look sophisticated. These are small pops of fuchsia to a mostly neutral color palette.

(Image credit: Martha Stewart, House Beautiful,, Living etc.)

September 23, 2010

Color: Opalescent Color Palette

 I saw this beautiful color inspiration palette by Martha Stewart, called Opalescent. Opalescent is an interesting concept- different shades of the color can be seen when the amount of light varies. In this case there are lots of pale pinks,  purples and yellows. The delightful little goodies like the candy boxes and the pyramids are perfect for a ladies event!
(Image credit: Martha Stewart.)

September 21, 2010

Chole 2011 Resort

I couldn't help but post these lovely Chloe outfits which are each so unique and different from one another. One is a pink shirt over a pink bottom, one is a collared, white tiered dress with a sash and another is a pastel colored, printed dress. This diversity makes a perfect collection!

(Image credit: House Beautiful, Tom Scheerer, Canadian house and Home, 

September 20, 2010

Sleek and Modern

There are times when I'm drawn to clean, uncluttered, spare are some pictures of ultra modern rooms that are comfortable, relaxed spaces without being clinical and cold. The features that bring this  look together are the wide expanse of glass, the floor to ceiling windows, the geometric shapes, & the thin and straight silhouettes...not to mention the light colors, the dramatic location and views !!(In the first two pics.)
(Image credit: Crate&Barrel, West Elm.)

September 19, 2010

Color: Melon

Melon is a vibrant color that you cannot overlook. With a single graphic pattern, it sends a joyful vibe throughout the room. You can feel the energy of the color in the the contemporary furniture!

Here, is a Chloe dress, dvf scarf, Kate Spade bag and bracelet- which I adore, and Sigerson Morrison shoes. The Kate Spade bracelet is made of delicate pearls along strands of gold.
(Image credit: Elle Decor, Delight by Design, Chloe dress, dvf, Kate Spade, Sigerson Morrison shoes.)

September 18, 2010

Vintage Modern Event

This modern event is tied together with black and whites and some detailed designs. The light shoes are almost pink and project a pretty feminine look while the black & white cake adds a touch of vintage elegance  just like the invitation's design. Then the silverware finishes off the look with a sleek and contemporary touch.

(Image credit: Vera Wang dress, Minted, Georg Jensen, 100 layer cake, Jose Villa, Maples Wedding Cakes.)