Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Kelly Wearstler


Just moved into an apartment in a big old West Philadelphia house. So..... I've been reading every interior design/retail home catalog that I can get my hands on and every spare moment spent watching HGTV.

How to mix my very "modern/abstract with a little vintage"  style with my Honey's style (?) and be baby user friendly.  That's my problem.  

His style? "Does it all match (MATCHING FURNITURE SETS!!!!! Can you imagine?), is it comfortable and fit in front of the TV.

AND I need to decorate around the endless things that need to be fixed/renovated in an old house, and the quirky set up of rooms.   I shouldn't even say I'm having a problem because I LOVE this kind of challenge.  There's something to be said about going into a home that's move in ready, brand new appliances, and Feng shui-d within an inch of its life.... You just move your stuff in and luxuriate. But when you have to decorate within/around a long hallway, a free floating office space, and a Kitchen that's part of said hallway you've got to get your style mojo revved up.  Challenge for 2012! ..... create a home that makes all of us happy!!!

** Still looking for an interesting desk and storage for my office ... thinking about using a traditional writing desk with a modern lucite chair... We'll see, because I really like the pop of color with the mirrored wall in the above pic.  If you have any suggestions/images to share please comment **

I gave you all that background, to say Kelly Wearstler is a Super Hero!  From her interiors to jewelry, I'm so inspired by the freedom in her design.... I LOVE a kind of Calvin Klein minimalism, but Kelly makes me want to pull out all my wacky little chachkies and create some magic.  By the way, all minimalists have a dirty little secret... we have a closet/drawer/box in the attic marked  'one day' with very over the top non-minimalist things. 

** I had a sparkly pink flamingo for years, that I thought I could whip into a focal point 'one day'... finally donated the ugly little thing to our local thrift store... hopefully it found a good home. **  

Anyway... a few of my fave Kelly Wearstler looks.....  

Sunday, December 25, 2011

All I want for Christmas....

...... is to sit on the couch in my coziest slippers and pajamas with steaming hot apple cider, and flip through my back issues of Vogue Magazine..... and Unzipped, The September Issue, Sex and the City, Funny Face and Valentino: The Last Emperor playing on an endless loop. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

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Perfect for Moms, cousins, best mates, and colleagues... especially for that "hard to buy for" girl who has everything.  I happen to wear my John Wind/Maximal Art Enhancer Initial

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Toys for Tots at Country Way Bridal

Country Way Bridal is holding a blowout sample sale 
Thursday, December 22nd from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. 

Love by Enzoni 2011

In addition to bridal, they have fabulous cocktail dresses, formal gowns, and accessories - just in time for your holiday soirees. In order to receive the discounts, bring an unwrapped toy for donation to Toys For Tots.  It promises to be a wonderful night: wine, hor d'oeuvres, shopping, and making the holidays a little better for the children in our area. 
Happy Holidays!!! 

Country Way Bridal
200 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
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