When I look at this beach inspired dining room, I feel happy and serene. All the different variations of blue make me think of the beach which is exactly where I want to be right now.
Here are the 7 things I love about this dining room designed by Mabley Handler.
1. The fabulous chevron-y like fabric on the drapery & chairs by Jonathan Adler for Kravet. (Pattern: Wabash, Color: Aquamarine)
2. The Juicy Jute Grasscloth Wallpaper in Blueberry from Phillip Jeffries.
3. The Madeline Weinrib: Haveli Cotton Flatweave Rug in Turquoise. I have always loved her rugs and this one totally grounds the space.
4. This absolutely stunning linen drum shade light fixture embellished with silver nailheads and Swarovski crystals. It was designed by Michelle Hatch New York, and Chad Jacobs of Bone Simple Design.
5. Love, love, love the Dunes & Duchess 4-arm Candelabra.
6. I am currently obsessed with étagères and this one simply takes my breath away. In silver-leaf, it is from Worlds Away.
7. The pacific blue seeded glass table lamp from Rumrunner Home provides additional light on the buffet/bar area. I love how the designers used only one on the buffet versus two. I’m a big fan of symmetry but in this case one lamp works.
I thought I would keep my list to seven, but I also love the coffered ceilings and all the tabletop dishware. Do you love this beach inspired dining room as much as I do? What are some of the top decor items or furnishings that you would add to this list? Click on leave a comment and tell me what you think!!
If you are looking to add a beach inspired feel to one of your rooms, then contact me here so I can help. Have a wonderful weekend!
I can’t believe how fast 2012 is passing by. And on this day of Thanksgiving, I just wanted to give out a few shout-outs of gratitude.
First and foremost, my beautiful family. I am so thankful to have a wonderful husband who supports me and 2 gorgeous glamour girls who make me so proud!!!
Next, I am extremely grateful for all my clients – past, present and future – who allow me to wake up each day excited about another day of interior design.
And last but not least, I want to thank You – the reader of my little old Glam Blog. To all my subscribers who receive my blog posts in their email inbox, thanks you so much for sticking with me and reading about my adventures and love of interior decor. I really do appreciate you!!
And now, as promised, here are some pictures I took of my thanksgiving feast yesterday. I was too exhausted last night to post them, so here they are.
I “borrowed” the idea of using a mini pumpkin at each place setting and monogramming it with each guest’s initial. I think it turned out pretty good, although my calligraphy skills suck big time.
We interrupt this program to introduce you to Harriett the Turkey. She was absolutely divine!! (yes, we name our turkey each year)
Loved my fall inspired flowers centrepieces I bought at Longos
And my centrepiece – boards from an old wine barrel filled with an assortment of gourds.
I’m pretty confident my family had a great time and left with stuffed bellies.
I hope you and your family also had a fantastic Thanksgiving whether your feast was yesterday or today!
Tomorrow I leave for NYC to attend BlogFest 2012, the second annual New York City design event hosted by Kravet Inc. that brings together editors from top design and lifestyle magazines, great brands and A-list industry designers and celebrities.
Below are just some of the celebrity designers and influencers I will hopefully meet and get a picture with!!
Thom Filicia, Designer
Margaret Russell, EIC of Architectural Digest
And I will be checking out the ICFF Show and the Kips Bay Show House — two key design events that happen in May each year in NYC that I have never attended!
It’s going to be a jam packed 4 days of networking, social events and meeting a ton of design bloggers I admire but haven’t met in real life. So it should be lots of fun.
I promise to blog all about it upon my return next week!!
Ciao for now!!
In the latest issue of Dabble Magazine, a gorgeous Arizona home designed by one of my favourite interior designers, Jamie Herzlinger is featured. And because it is so glamorous, I thought it would be perfect for a Glamour Friday post.
This stunning 19th century Dutch corbeille shaped canapé greets visitors when they walk into this 7000 sq. ft. home.
I love this very glamorous foyer with neutral grass cloth covered walls, the fabulous marquetry commode and the stunning mirror above it make for a GLAM SLAM!
This living room is so glamorous with all the sumptuous velvets and silks in this room. And you can never go wrong with decorating in unforgettable plums and purples mixed in with neutral greys. Oh so very elegant!! Love it!
The master bedroom is very calm and serene decorated in a neutral palette mixed with lots of whites. I guess the lesson here is that it’s ok to put the bed against a wall of windows when it’s the only way to ensure that the bed remains the focal point of the room.
This sitting area goes extra glam with nail head detail on the chair and ottoman, a large mirror and lots of gold and brass accents.
This home designed by Jamie Herzlinger is truly a luxe retreat!
If you want to create a glamorous space in your home for 2012, then contact me online or via twitter…I’d love to help!
Lately I have been obsessed with mint green in both fashion and home decor. To the point where I just got my nails painted in this lovely hue!
I also started a board on Pinterest highlighting everything I love in fashion and home decor in Mint Green. You can follow my board here if you have an account.
In the meantime, here are some glorious images of this fresh colour to inspire you to add some mint green to your closet or home decor this spring!!
The current issue of House Beautiful is all about green!! Love that stunning chair!
The fashion runways for spring 2012 also showed a lot of mint green. However, this colour has been popular for many years now as seen in the gorgeous Haute Couture gown by Elie Saab from her spring 2010 collection. So there really is no need to be fearful of adding this colour into your closet or a few toss cushions!!
Now let’s look at some interior design highlighting mint green in all its glory!!
source unknown – via Pinterest
Gorgeous mint green walls!!
Room design by Nick Olsen
How about a mint green kitchen??
If that is too much for you, then how about some mint green pieces for the room: Like this vintage green fridge by SMEG! FUN!
A simple green chair can also make quite the impact!
I’m loving how fun this mint green vintage tub looks in this bathroom!
How about a quick DIY: Grab some mint green paint and freshen up your bookshelf for spring! (don’t you love how the shelves were styled also!)
I absolutely adore the look of this room. Imagine a sea-side cottage and you’ve got this gorgeous room. I love the mint green grass cloth wallpaper and accessories. !!
Here’s a sneak peak into my family room. The wall colour is called Sea Haze / BM 2137-50 and depending on the light it can look like sea foam. I really love this colour by Benjamin Moore because it changes to so many colours throughout the day! Highly recommend it!!
And last but not least, I couldn’t resist including these vision boards I found on Pinterest – they basically say it all!! I love Mint Green!!
So are you obsessed with Mint Green now….I hope so, because you will be seeing a lot of it this spring!! Have a great day!!
Well, its that time of year again when utter craziness begins with fabulous social events! Starting tomorrow, the Interior Design Show opens in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. And I can’t wait!! It’s always a great par-tay!!
When I attended the media preview and the gala last year I posted about them here and here! Although I can’t make it to the media preview this year due to time constraints I will be attending the gala with all my interior design friends and attending Trade Day on Friday.
But first, Kimberley Seldon is having a pre-gala launch party & tweet-up for her new Business of Design website. Business of Design is a network community of industry peers; an innovative professional development website specifically created for interior design professionals.
Once Kimberley’s party is finished at Modern Weave, then it is off to the Gala for the IDS opening night!! Remember this pic of the gang from last year! Same faces – new outfits!!
Haven’t figured out what I am going to wear yet but I am wearing these fabulous ‘shooties” by LAMB I bought last week! Are they not to die for!! And yes, my feet will be dying by the end of the evening!!
Then Friday morning we are off to Trade Day at the IDS Show. I’m attending Blog Podium right at 9 am to hear a series of great speakers speak to a huge group of design bloggers.
Should be a very insightful morning!! After that the gang will wander all the fabulous design booths and I promise to take lots of pictures.
Ok….I need my beauty sleep so see you back here with tons of fun from the IDS!!
I love the month of September..not only because fall is coming and its always a time of rejuvenation but because of the great Interior Design Social Events that start happening. And you know me……gotta always be in the middle of all the action!
Tonight I attended AYA Kitchen Design Party and was surrounded by utter kitchen lust. If you are considering a kitchen renovation than call me so we can head on over to AYA Kitchens together.
Tomorrow I am attending a breakfast at Holt Renfrew given by KORHANI Home to hear about their upcoming collaborations, upcoming holiday collection and a sneak peak into spring 2012 trends. Korhani makes chic but affordable rugs for your home – inside & out!
I absolutely adore this rug from their Limited Edition Korhani Runway collection—how GLAM is that!!! It’s called Burlesque No. 4 – Blue – Cream.
Then I’m off to the Toronto Fall Home Show for a fun Tweet-up mingling and tweeting with Toronto’s top home, interior design, renovation and decor friends and bloggers. Can’t wait!
But right now I’m feeling a bit nostalgic for this time last year. On September 21, 2011 I went down to NYC with approx. 100 ++ Design Bloggers from all over North America to be in the audience of the Nate Berkus Show. And it was a jam-packed 24 hours. Click HERE to read all about my adventure this day last year!!
Can’t wait to keep you caught up on more exciting social events for the rest of the season!! Have a great day!!