TRINA TURK For Banana Republic

Poolside in Palm Springs Direct mailers are often such a bore (and a waste of paper). But this piece is so gorgeous it’s a keeper: Coco Rocha in Trina Turk posing in front of Neutra’s Kaufmann House in Palm Springs. I’d say Banana Republic and team nailed it with this shoot!

A HAPPY ENDING Let’s Do It!

Casey and John were married on an idyllic beach in South Carolina. You would never know from these snapshots that John suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. You probably would also never know that he is lucky to be alive…at 30.

HELP!!HomeMint wants small shop!

Pin for the underdog! I am so honored to have been chosen as a possible HomeMint Contributing Editor! To win this coveted spot, I’m up against worthy opponents The Everygirl and RUE Magazine — I know… help a girl out, would ya? We’ve each created our own Pinterest board summarizing a particular look. Mine is

THE MET Prada & Schiaparelli

En Vogue Happy Wednesday! Today my “Design Under the Influence” column on La Dolce Vita focuses on the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibit at The Met. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to experience this feast for the senses while I was in NYC, and am sharing my insights…

IDEAS Personalizing A Nursery

Guest posting on Belle Maison today! Julie Thigpen of Belle Maison and Modern Chic Home was the very first blogger friend I made. She is beautiful inside and out, and I am so thrilled for her that she recently welcomed a little boy into the world! While she is on mommy duty, I’m helping out with

Going Back to Cali

Kate Upton does The Beverly Hills Hotel I’m back from New York, invigorated, inspired, and ready to rock….after the holiday weekend. ;o) Until then, how about a little L.A. glam eye-candy to kick-start the summer sizzle…

[Guest Post] The Vault Files Feminine & Edgy

Please welcome Gaby from The Vault Files! The Vault Files is one of my favorite reads because Gaby totally gets me. I’m just in awe of her styling — chic, pretty, yet modern and fashion forward. It’s often like she is reading my mind before I’m aware of it myself. I’m not joking! Take a

Aloha! From New York…

Sharing bits of Hawaii in two places today! It’s funny to be greeting you in such a way from the Big Apple, but I’m guest posting for two lovely ladies today and I chose my homeland Hawaii for both. Please check out: “A Hawaiian-Inspired Bedroom” on The NOW Stylebook Trying to get some of my

D.C. SHOWCASE ROOM By Finnian’s Moon

I know I’m always going on and on about how great my clients are, but fact is, they are. I especially love when I get to make updates to pieces I’ve done for them, and see what they’ve been up to lately. I just had to share this absolutely adorable boy’s room from client Finnian’s Moon

NEW YORK To-Do List

Business & Pleasure Happy Monday everyone! I’m off to New York today — hurrah! It’s been a long 2-1/2 years since I’ve been back and I could not be more excited! I was able to pack my schedule full of fun events and a few of my faves…

BLACK + BRIGHTS

Are you bold enough? I’m packing for my NYC trip next week (yay!) and realized, I’m taking quite a few bold, bright solid separates. I’m digging the way when mixed with black, brights toughen up…

[Guest Post] A Newfound Treasure Home Necessities

Please welcome Anna from A Newfound Treasure! I’m in AWE of Anna! Her blog is beautiful and her taste is just what the style doctor ordered. And to top it all off, I can’t get over what she created for us today! Is she not fabulous??

DEUX SALONS Two Guest Posts

“Still Life with Lemons” by Matisse, 1943 A two-fer Wednesday… I’m doing my “Design Under the Influence” column over at La Dolce Vita today on the Gertrude Stein Salon, featured in the Woody Allen movie Midnight in Paris. When I decided to do the post I had no idea that The Met currently has an

DAVID DOWNTON Fashion Illustration

Talent Supreme Last week in my “The E List” post, I included an Oscar de la Renta perfume ad created by renown fashion illustrator David Downton. Not only does the talented Mr. Downton have a gorgeous website that you must visit, but a book Masters of Fashion Illustration that I must get, AND a blog on Vogue.uk that you

Things I’m Afraid to Tell You

Group Post Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday! My husband scored major points. He is not the most romantic guy in the world — a tradeoff I usually don’t mind because he is really a good guy, my rock. But I’m not going to lie and say I don’t wish that he was more

From #LuckyFABB SEO & Top Social Media Trends

And other things I learned… The main reason I was so excited to go to the #LuckyFABB conference is because I really wanted to learn more about social media and SEO for myself and my clients. Of course I was thrilled to have the chance to mingle with editors and other bloggers, but I honestly

[Guest Post] Little Bits of Lovely Black + White

Sources : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 Please welcome Rachel of Little Bits of Lovely! Well. I really am quite speechless when it comes to Rachel’s blog, Little Bits of Lovely. I don’t think I even need to say much because the below just exemplifies it for me. I will say that I’ve been considering going black/white in my office,

THE E LIST 05.09.12

Having a deco moment… I walked into Target the other day, and spotted this blush/tropical green goodness of a dress (No. 2). Since I haven’t stopped thinking about it — and had to include it in another edition of the E list — I clearly need to go back and get it…

CIAO BELLA From Venice With Love

Channeling Sophia Loren…  I should have mentioned in my Love Story post last week that we honeymooned in Italy. And if I had to pick a favorite city from that trip, it would have to be Venice. It was a bit surreal, too pretty and car-free, that it definitely felt like a movie set. Seeing this

INSPIRATION BOARD Retro Citrus Bridal Shower

If you’ve been following along for a while, you know I kinda get into throwing a shower (see vintage chic shower and orange/gray shower, par exemple). This time I get to help with a bridal shower for my sister-in-law, and since I am a co-maid/matron of honor, you KNOW I had to bring it. Thankfully, the

HOUSE TOUR Marion House Book

Boho, Family Style One of the fun parts of my job is when I get to search the web for inspiration for clients. I came across the home of Emma Reddington of Marion House Book, and I couldn’t believe all of these images were from the same house! What great taste, and really, what lovely

OUR LOVE STORY On Studio Swoon!

It’s my 9 year wedding anniversary today, and I’m thrilled to be sharing Our Love Story on Studio Swoon!

The Designer "Rat Pack"

L to R: George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom Playboy 1961 Love this photo of the mid-century modern masters, with their masterpieces. We’ve covered Saarinen and Platner in our series “Design Under the Influence” on La Dolce Vita. Today, let’s do Bertoia. Come join me!

#LuckyFABB The Mommy Factor

So I bet everyone wants to know if I got to meet my design idol, Kelly Wearstler? Well…I didn’t even make it to the party. Sunday afternoon we took our daughter to one of her best friend’s birthday parties. And if I hadn’t been gone all weekend at a volunteer retreat (on 5 hours of