BLACK+WHITE DINING Breakfast Nook

Gray Malin Prada Marfa “Legs (Black and White)” print, $199+  // pendant, $129 (sold out online) // acrylic chair, $264/pair // sheepskin, $29.99 // charger, $110  // plate, $40  // Reiko Kaneko drip mug, $28 // round table, $199 // wood console with drawers, $499  // Limoges porcelain jug, $187 (similar, $19)  // silver horn bowl,

ALLSAINTS Spring 2013

If I had to only wear one line, right now it would be AllSaints. They have been knocking it out of the park, with easy, modern, edgy pieces at prices I can actually afford. Their Spring 2013 Collection just debuted, and yep, still feelin’ it…

[Guest Post] Preciously Me My Dreamy Office

Please welcome Nadia of Preciously Me! Not only did Nadia create this amazing Monogolian Lamb Stool D.I.Y. that I absolutely must try (no really, you must see this), but what a talented miss she is: she put together this beauty of a post while traveling from Milan to her home in Paris, all while under the weather!

LOOK FOR LESS The Serge Mouille Lamp

Plus a new “Design Under the Influence” I’m back on La Dolce Vita today with another edition of “Design Under the Influence” and I’ve gathered up some gorgeous rooms that feature a fave piece of mine: the Serge Mouille lamp. But at $2500-7500 a pop, I realize that it’s sadly not in most of our

SS13 COLLECTIONS Blogger Preview

Last week I had the honor of being invited to preview Spring 2013 collections of about 30 brands — such as Twenty8Twelve, Mara Hoffman, Milly, Myne, Wren  – at the Cooper Design Space in LA’s fashion district. A group of fashion bloggers…and me…were asked to come into the showroom, pick out pieces to style an

GLOBES GOWNS 2013 My Top 5 Picks

I thoroughly enjoyed the Golden Globes last night!  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler killed it, and I felt in general that all the leading ladies stole the show. On to dresses…these are my top choices of the night! Agree? Disagree?

CLASSIC LUXE 1910 Remodel

I for one am surprised that such traditional décor strikes my fancy as much as this “apartment” does (and I use that word lightly). But there is a slight irreverence in the design, as seen in the introduction of horns and antlers, a pop of shocking pink, a fur on bright yellow, or a come-hither

MIAMI BOUND Packing List

I am sooo excited I am headed to Miami next month!!! It’s one of those cities on my bucket list, and lucky for me, I was able to extend a business trip into the weekend with a friend/client. I am pulling out pieces from the archives (i.e. “back of the closet/never worn”) and picking up a

STYLE MIX Madrileña Made

I recently revisited my love affair with Spanish style, embodied in this sexy, serene space by Arroyo Arquitectos in Madrid. The mix of ornate traditional, rustic industrial, and sleek mod intrigues and delights; each piece vies for your adoring attention. Those Spaniards sure know how to do it right…

SPRING 2013 RTW The New Black

Alberta Ferretti Even though we should be looking ahead to lighter and brighter shades of spring, I couldn’t help but notice the vast amount of black on the runways in the Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear collections. Reinterpreted in delicate sheers and refreshing constructions, the new black for Spring seems to be all about showing off a

MODERN WHIMSY Little Girl’s Room

Let’s kick off a fresh new year with this room by my very talented blog buddy, Elizabeth Sullivan of Modern 24/7. She created a little slice of pink heaven for her niece Lily. I am a big fan of Elizabeth’s style, and you can see why!

MY TOP 10 of 2012!

Looking back at 2012, I’m amazed/humbled/honored at what a year it has been for me and this little company of mine…

NEUTRAL TEXTURE Project Concept Board

I’ve been helping a friend decorate her new place, and have even gotten to tear down walls on the floor plan and select finishes for her floors, bathrooms and kitchen! We started demo yesterday and are moving full speed ahead with white carrera marble countertops, limestone fireplace, and espresso wood floors. Here’s what I’ve been

[Guest Post] L.A. in the Bay 2013 Trend: Stripes!

Please welcome Lauren of L.A. in the Bay! Lauren is so talented at such a young age, it makes me wish I could turn the clock back 20 years and start all over again with her innate sense of style and knack for the blogging biz! I got to meet her in person at the

NYE DRESSES Blaque Label

ostrich feather dress, $297 Still looking for a fun, flirty New Year’s Eve dress, but don’t want to spend a fortune? Look no further than Blaque Label. Totally on trend with feathers, sequins, chiffon, leather and lace options — I wish I had an occasion to wear each and every one…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS and Thank You

I cannot thank you enough for the past 2+ years of keeping up with me and my ramblings! It has been a wonderful experience and I hope to bring you more useful inspiration in 2013! I also get to put on my Santa hat and give MeaganS (chosen by random.org) the Lulu & Georgia rug! Congrats! Thank you

KATE MOSS Mario Testino, Vogue Spain

This has absolutely nothing to do with the holidays, but when you put these two together, every photograph is a work of art that must be shared and thoroughly enjoyed. Here, the flair of the flamenco and the matador are exquisitely showcased through designs by Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Dolce & Gabbana, Manolo Blahnik, Chanel,

HOME UPDATES For the Holidays & Beyond

Ok, so we can’t all have a ski lodge in Aspen, but we can all take cues from Aerin Lauder’s. If you’re entertaining guests this holiday season like I am, you might be looking for a few last-minute updates that you can take beyond the new year, inspired by a winter-appropriate look. We’re talking essentials

CLASSIC ECLECTIC in Black & White

For those of you that have been too busy in the holiday rush to have caught the latest Lonny, I could not let you miss the dreamy Copenhagen home of Day Birger et Mikkelsen owners (thanks Lily!). Although a bit more traditional than my usual taste, the use of black, white, brass and carrera marble mixed

GIVEAWAY Lulu & Georgia Rug!

It’s the 7th day of Lulu & Georgia’s “12 Days of Christmas!” And I get to play Santa with a giveaway for a 3′-6″ x 5′-6″ “Imagine” flokati rug, in the color of your choice! A $220 value! As you know, Lulu & Georgia is a (fave) client of mine, so perhaps I am biased. But I absolutely

[Guest Post] Natalie Merrillyn Black & Gray

Please welcome Natalie Merrillyn today! I have a few style twins in this crazy bloggy world, and I’d like to think Natalie is one of them. I got to meet her in May in NYC, and now not only do I adore her style, I adore her as a person as well! Look up her blog

THE E LIST Holiday Edition

Apologies for my absence! Big deadlines and still catching up from my daughter’s illness.  It’s been awhile since I’ve done The E List, so I’m back today with a few gift ideas that made my list this year…

HOLIDAY PARTIES The Sequin Dress

Free People, $198 I for one am thrilled that the sequin dress is making the rounds again for this year’s holiday parties!  Lucky for us, there are a ton more options out there than last year. Take your pick…

[Guest Post] The Zhush A Rule to Decorate By

Please welcome Sue of The Zhush! A longtime fan of Sue and her uh-mah-zing shop, I am extra excited today to have the style-that-is-Zhush grace this page with its presence! Let me just say ’tis fabulously sophisticated, with that dash of glam and ‘tude that I do so love. And you will too, I guarantee!