Thursday, May 27, 2010

Home Away from Home

I wish I had before/after pics for this one...but these pictures are of Gwyneth Paltrow's temporary Nashville apartment (featured today on her blog GOOP). The designer, Annette Joseph, renovated this self described industrial space into a much more child-friendly, comfortable home in just 10 DAYS (from first meeting - so 10 days to plan and decorate) and on a limited budget (but I think Gwyneth's definition of 'limited' is a bit different than my own). I think the result of her week and half project is pretty cool, especially for just a temporary residence.

All pictures courtesy GOOP

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Musings on Houston Homes

I'm warming up to Houston. The food is great, there is so much to do and I actually like the heat. BUT, I still really miss the beautiful old homes in Atlanta. I guess it's that "Everything's Bigger in Texas" mentality, but the houses here are so new and McMansion-like (there are SOME exceptions of course). While reading a recent article in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, I realized what is missing here: a timeless style. Homes that will only get more beautiful with time. In Houston, they will only be bulldozed to build a bigger spec house (eek.... a little bitter?)! Just looking at these houses from the article makes me miss the old, established, tasteful homes in Atlanta (and Souper Jenny).

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Insert pun off Meg Ryan movie here

I'm sure everyone has seen this by now, but this is Meg Ryan's adorable beach house from Elle Decor. Sometimes celebrity houses are so gaudy (what was Jennifer Aniston's all about?), but this house is perfect.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Spain Trip Pt. 2

Amazing home for sale in Spain. Go here for more info. I'd be lucky to ever vacation at a place like this, much less live. But you just never know.....

Look at this amazing home for sale in Spain.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Digital Fashion

I just read a really interesting article in WSJ about the way digital printing is changing the high fashion world. Basically designers are taking photos of things ranging from scenery,like the garden pool below, to peeling paint in a subway, and then uploading the pictures onto their computer and playing with them until they get a design they can then use to make a dress/outfit, etc. This process has been in existence for a long time, but recently the quality has been improved to create better, more realistic prints, allowing high-end designers to adopt or consider using the process. Some designers say they will never make the change and others love it...what do you think?

Akris Spring 2009

Akris Fall 2010

Helmut Lang Fall 2010

All pictures courtesy WSJ

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Flowers and Photos

I love it when people incorporate old pictures of their parents into their wedding, like on the guest book table, etc. So when a friend sent me her friend's wedding pics, this topiary with photos immediately jumped out at me as a new and cool way to display those photos (or any photos you wanted to share):

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

When I grow up

One day I will have a range that has a faucet for filling up pots. I mean, what a dream. I hate carrying big pots sloshing with water all the way to the stove.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

White is Right

I. Love. White. It's so impractical. I have a white sofa and chairs, and we have to wash the slip cover twice a day. But all I can think about is my all-white dream house.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A cute little thing

Just bought this address stamp from I love Etsy. This is a great gift for a wedding present or birthday or just for yourself.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

And another...

My fav, Sienna, she's so freaking pretty.

in Pucci

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Costume Institute Gala at the Met

My favorites (in no particular order):

Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney

SJP in Halston Heritage

Kate Bosworth in Valentino Haute Couture

Emma Watson in Burberry

Amber Valetta in Versace

Pictures via WSJ and