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Glamour Friday: Aerin Lauder’s Glamorous Office

I remember completing a business paper on Estee Lauder when I was in New York getting my MBA.  I was fascinated with the Lauder family, especially Aerin Lauder as she was a few years older than me and working in the family business.

When she announced last year she was leaving the family business to set up her own Home and Fashion lifestyle company appropriately called “Aerin” I was excited.

This women just oozes style and class, so I was eager to get a glimpse into her new Manhattan office.  All I have to say is –  very chic and very glam!!

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I love how her offices look like a really comfortable living.  Also love the fabric on the green-blue velvet sofa.

I am currently obsessed with gold.  Absolutely adore this conference table with the mirrored table and gold leaf chairs and long sideboard.  This is how Aerin describes her conference room:

The mirrored dining table is by Karl Springer from the 1950s. Paired with the gold André Arbus sideboard, the pieces bring a little glamour to the conference room.

I begin hyperventilating every time I look at this gold étagère!!  So badly want this for my living room or office!!!

 

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This gorgeous, elaborate mirror belonged to her famous grandmother.

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She really is so pretty and I absolutely love her style.  What do you think of Aerin’s new offices.  A glam slam or over the top?

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

Glamour Friday: Why everyone should go Glamping!

It’s a gorgeous sunny Friday and for me that means it’s time to go Glamping! What’s that you may be asking.  Broken down it is Glamour + Camping = Glamping.  And that’s the only way I will do it!! Princess

I need my luxurious around me, and when you are camping that means water, electricity and comfort. These gorgeous photos I found on Pinterest will hopefully inspire you to go Glamping this summer!

Now this is the way to tent camp! #Glamping

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Now this is the way to tent glamp!!

Total Glamping!!

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Why sleep on the hard ground in a sleeping bag when you can bring your own above ground bed!!  Now that’s the way to do it!!  I know I have!

 

Camping Camping Camping = Glamping!!!!

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Camping in style!!

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My family and I don’t tent camp anymore.  We have graduated to our 3rd camper since we started glamping 10 years ago.  If you have seen the inside of a camper then you know that the decor is pretty bland & beige.  My June/July project is updating the decor of our new 37 ft. camper…so stay tuned for a future blog post about this.  In the meantime, below are some absolutely fabulous campers that have been revamped inside!!  How glam!!

Total Glamping!!!

Love this girly feminine vintage camper….and take a look at the inside!!

Wow! Who said campers have to be boring.

And just a few more to whet your appetite for glamping with style in a camper!!

Curtains and bench seats!

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love this little package and the wild interior.

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I have more glamorous pictures of Glamping in style on my Pinterest board called “Glamping in the Outdoors” Check it out here!  And then follow me on Pinterest here!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

Glamour Friday: Purple Passion

I love anything purple and when I saw this stunning purple bedroom designed by Annsley McAleer of Annsley Interiors, I was instantly hooked!

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Everything about this room is a Glam Slam!  From the floral headboard, to its curvy sexy shape and the solid purple banding that give it that extra oomph!!  Love the fabric of the long bolster cushion with the hits of gold and orange.  And the beautiful gold-leaf chandelier is the perfect finishing touch….like long dangly earrings accessorizing the perfect outfit.

 

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The ever-popular x-bench is a staple everyone should have in their home.  The rich details of the gold mirror above bring out the gold and orange in the fabric.  By painting the legs purple this traditional looking bench now has a glamorous edge to it.  I think it is absolutely perfect!

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And then…..these chairs…Oh la la!!! I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!  I’ve been trying to find out the name of this style of chair so if you know what this chair is called please let me know.  Are they not stunning or what?  The purple stripe detailing and piping give it that glam chic look I love!!  And any mirrored furniture is definitely a friend of mine!

So what do you think?  Are you in love with this bedroom as much as I am?  Would you have these chairs in your home?  I know I would!!

If you are looking to glamorize your bedroom with some purple touches, then send me a message through email, Facebook or Twitter!  I would love to help!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

Glamour Friday: Wallpaper Obsessed!

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a fantastic March break last week.  As you know, I was down at Walt Disney World with my hubby and my two girls so this last week has been major catch up on some client projects that I am finishing up.

Today I was at Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics with a client looking at wallpaper for her powder room (one of the last rooms I am decorating for her) and so I couldn’t resist showing you some beautiful wallpapers that can make a huge difference in the look of your home!

I’m a bit biased towards Candice Olsen’s line of wallpapers since she adorns the walls of my dining room and my eldest daughter’s bedroom.  Now get ready for some wallpaper porn!!

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This is the wallpaper my client chose for her powder room. It’s called Shadow Flowers and has the most amazing texture.  I can’t wait to show you the powder room once it if finished.image

Wallpaper are available in lovely neutral colours….where you go bold is with the pattern…but when it is tone on tone, a very glamorous, elegant look is achieved.  image

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Or you can go wild with colour….and you know how much I love purple!!  Paired with neutral grey chairs, this living room truly becomes unforgettable!

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So fabulous and what an easy way to create impact in your dining or living room!

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Want to create oomph when your guests walk into your home?  Than wallpaper your foyer or entryway with dramatic wallpaper.

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Of course, the bedroom is an obvious choice for wallpaper and you can go as subtle, glam or over – the-top as the pictures below show.

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I’m a huge advocate of wallpapering a child’s room.  My only advice is do NOT go juvenile.  Your child is going to grow out of child-like designs…so keep that in mind when choosing the design. 

This wallpaper is very pretty with the little pink bunnies….but when the little girl becomes a teenager she just may get sick of those bunnies.

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As you may recall from this previous post, I am updating both my daughters’ bedrooms. I chose Candice Olson’s Dark Pink Mini Daisy Spot (image below) for my daughter’s bedroom when she was 6 years old.  She is now turning 10 in a few months and this wallpaper will grow with her into her teens.  Her room is almost complete and I can’t wait to show it to you here.

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If wallpaper still intimidates you, but you are dying to try it in a room in your home, then the powder room is the perfect place to start.  It’s a small room so the investment will be minimal, you’re not in there a lot (I hope) so you won’t get sick of it and your guests will enjoy the scenery while they use the amenities.

 

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This is my powder room.  I wanted high impact with lots of glam!  And I wanted my guests to feel like they were being wrapped in black velvet every time they stepped into this room.  Almost 4 years later, and it is still one of my favourite rooms that I have decorated.

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I’m also in the midst of redecorating my office and these photos definitely inspire me.

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I’m thinking of using this pattern but in blue versus the pinky-red.  I will let you know what I decide.

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Well,  I hope you stayed to the end of this very long post and I hope I was able to convince you to wallpaper at least one room in your home this year!  Let me know what you decide.

If you want to know how to decorate your home for 2012, then contact me online or via twitter…I’d love to help!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

Glamour Friday: Jamie Herzlinger

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.

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This stunning 19th century Dutch corbeille shaped canapé greets visitors when they walk into this 7000 sq. ft. home.

 

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

Glamour Friday: Ryan Korban’s sitting area

 

This ultra glamorous sitting area was designed by New York Interior Designer Ryan Korban…and I am in love with his style.  So rich and luxe.  All of this adds up to one big GLAM SLAM!!

Who can resist large zebra print cushions, lush fur rugs, silver accents, stunning ebony chairs and fabulous larger than life artwork!!

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Room design by Ryan Korban

I think I found my new design crush!!! Send a kiss

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

Glamour Friday: Fashion Offices of WhoWhatWear

I’m in the middle of re-doing my home office and designing my own personal Glam Cave off of my bedroom, so lately I have been inspired by glamorous offices.

The ever stylish ladies over at The Coveteur recently started a new collaboration with the equally stylish ladies from Who What Wear called Fashion Office .  They give you a a behind-the-scenes peek into the offices of some of the fashion world’s most exciting companies.

First up… WWW’s very own (and very new) headquarters!

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Love this shelf for my office.  I’m looking for something similar to hold all my decor magazines, baskets of fabric memo samples, wallpaper samples, etc.  Need 2 and this shelf would work – but in white!

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Something like this….love how they styled the shelves.  A clear jar filled with nail polishes…fabulous!!

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I want to add a desk in my Glam Cave and am deliberating whether to go glass.  This one gives the room a very chic look.

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Or maybe a white parsons desk?

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Adore this little side table with the huge white mirror…..a Glam Cave must-have!! Chic purse – check!!

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The inspiration board is fabulous….and the orange lacquered boxes are a must-have!!

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A statement lamp and trays is key for both rooms!!

Well, I have lots to inspire me.  Enjoy some more pics from the offices of the WWW ladies.  Hope this post inspires you too!

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

All photos sourced from The Coveteur & Who What Wear

 

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Glamour Friday: Inside the Kardashian Sisters’ Closets

I readily admit that I do NOT watch “Keeping up with the Kardashians” (or whatever the show is called?) but I will admit that the sisters are pretty glamorous looking.  So I thought we should take a peek into their closets for today’s Glamour Friday post!!!

Kim’s Closet

 

Kim's Outerwear Collection

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Here are some of Kim’s tips on organizing a glamorous closet: “Always use the same style of hangers throughout,” she says. Dresses are arranged long to short, and jackets are sorted by texture. And to create a boutique-like vibe, she likes to “showcase the most beautiful” pieces. She also says to “hide T-shirts in a cupboard or drawer. It’s so hard to keep them nicely folded.” Finally, toss anything that doesn’t fit. “I sell those pieces on eBay and donate the proceeds,” she says.

Khloe’s Closet

Khloe's Closet

I do love that stunning chandelier hanging in her closet

Khloe's Shoe Collection

Now this is heaven!!!!  Shoe Heaven!!! Angel

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Kourtney’s Closet

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What’s a closet without a few orange Hermes boxes!!

Kourtney's Shoe Switch-Out

I want those leopard print boots!!!

Apparently there are more than 100 pairs of Louboutins between the 3 sister closets – crazy!!

Which closet is your favourite?  Think I’m lusting after Khloe’s closet!!  It’s a Glam Slam for me!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Glamorously yours,

Christine  xoxo

 

All Photos from www.Instyle.com

Glamour Friday: Chic Living Room

Glamour Fridays are back!!!  I don’t know about you, but I certainly missed researching and writing these posts about glamorous rooms.  Because here on the Glam Blog – it is all about adding glamour into your home!!

This living room is a GLAM SLAM for so many reasons:

 

  • Gorgeous blue tufted sofa with gold accent via the cushions
  • The zebra rug — hello, everyone needs some zebra or animal print in their home!
  • Black painted fireplace — how dramatic is that?  Love, love, love it!!
  • Grey painted walls that act as the perfect neutral background for all the exciting furniture and accessories
  • Gorgeous brass lamps with black lampshades
  • Stunning silk drapery framing the large windows
  • The fantastic tub chairs wrapped in that beautiful chinoiserie fabric
  • And last, the lovely glass coffee table.

What do you think?  GLAM SLAM or total SHAM?  Have a great weekend!!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo

Glamour Friday: Bathroom Bling!!

If you know me pretty well, than you know how much I love my bling!! Whether it’s a huge cocktail ring on my finger or a sparkly chandelier, everyone needs some bling in their life!!

Well how about a whole lotta bling  in the bathroom – like this Swarovski crystal studded toilet!!  Jemal Wright is the designer who describes this as “the epitome of bathroom couture”.  And it’s only priced at a mere $75,000.00!! Surprised smile

Seriously who buys this stuff??  But apparently there IS a market for over-the-top luxurious items like this blinged out toilet. I am totally into the glam factor in my home….but would I take it this far – hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm???

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Don’t think you will find this one at your local Home Depot!! 

You must check out Jemal’s website to see other luxurious toilets he has designed.   So what do you think:  Total Glam Slam OR Total Sham!!

If your bathroom is craving some glamour, then contact me online or in person! I’d love to help!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xo