Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Inspiration {Sherwin Williams "Liveable Green"}

L-R: Softened Green, Quietude, Sea Salt, Liveable Green (above), Comfort Gray, Rainwashed.
All Sherwin Williams.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Art Inspiration {April}

I've been working on an exceptional project. The City Creek Downtown Project is a fabulous condo with breathtaking views of Salt Lake City. There are several construction, furnishing and landscaping components to this project...yes, a city condo with landscaping because, wait for it.....
THERE IS A ROOFTOP GARDEN SPACE that is currently empty, but has existing drip lines for green space. All of these many layers have kept me quite busy, making sure that every detail in the design and functionality of the space has been considered. 

One of my favorite layers is the Wall Art component.
My client's favorite colors are pink and green. She has chosen a palette predominantly of soft, spa gray/blue/greens with a touch of pink here and there. I've suggested that we include the pink in fabrics, accessories and of course, contemporary art.

I immediately imagined a sort of de Kooning piece...abstract, painterly, colorful, cheerful.
Something that would be fresh and light and keep the space from feeling heavy and too Traditional. 
"Rosy Fingered Dawn at Loose Point"
Willem deKooning

Now, obviously, I can't suggest a de Kooning to my client. So I've rounded up my pics for Artists that either have paintings that I'd select, or Artists that will do a custom piece in the vein of the feel and color scheme that we invision. 

Here are some of my "Hot List" suggestions for Artists who create 
Custom Contemporary Art with a Touch or more, of Pink. 
Jenny Prinn
Image of NEW Laura Canvas Print
Michelle Armas

Christina Baker
Flood .  giclee art print available in all sizes
Clare Elsaesser
Teresa Murdza

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Inspiration {Sherwin Williams "Comfort Gray"}

Comfort Gray

L-R: Softened Green, Quietude, Sea Salt, Liveable Green (above), Comfort Gray, Rainwashed.
All Sherwin Williams.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Malachite Monday {Wall Art}

Malachite Wall Art – Verdigris - New

(Love the simple, gold frames).

The price tag for each is pretty hefty.
I'm thinking this could be a pretty simple DIY with Malachite Wrapping Paper or Fabric, or better yet, PAINTING IT!!!! But the high end Wisteria look would of course, be preferable if budget is not a consideration.

Malachite Monday!!! Weekly series sharing everything MALACHITE!!! Join in and # and tag to have your inspiration and projects featured!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Splurge or Steal {Geometric Polyhedron Pendant}

This trend is here to stay. Geometric. Polyhedron. Dodecahedron. Himmeli. They're all fabulous.


Image of Small Brass Spica
 Iacoli & McAllister


Urban Outfitters




Steel Polyhedron Pendant 18"
Restoration Hardware


Ohr Lighting® ED273P Edison Polyhedron Large Pendant Light Fixture With Edison Bulb, Matte Black


And for the Industrious DIYers with Tall Ceilings....(I think you'd have better luck pulling off a DIY when you're not looking closely at the quality)...check out these cool DIY Projects!

DIY geometric light. Requires some serious skill, so it's probably not happening anytime soon.
View Along the Way

Wordless Wednesday Inspiration {Benjamin Moore "Elmira White"}

 via Love of Home

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday Ten {4.14.15}

People and Places I found in Portland!
I'll be sharing more of my Spring Break Fun and House Hunting in a later post, but here is a quick round up of some Portland Coolness for you.

* I met up with Jill from The Forever Cottage for Breakfast at Petite Provence (see below). 
I've admired Jill's blog and her work for a few years now and it was so much fun to get to know one another in person over a yummy French Breakfast. 
via Jill Hinson Interiors

Um, so I like the shopping in NW Nob Hill. SOOOOOO my style. I'll be hitting them up for inspiration and maybe a coaster or two. This sunny, eclectic, fabulous shop had a wonderful selection of unique decor and some great coffee table and design books. Totally Dreamy. 
And now I'm happily following them on Instagram where they go by fineandcurious. 

*Petite Provence is a cute little cafe. 
There are several in the Portland Area, I hit Petite Provence Almeda for Breakfast with Jill (see above). We both ordered the Creme Brule' Oatmeal (we have quite a few things in common...great taste being one). It was so good that I'll be attempting to make my own at home someday soon. I also took the kids back for dinner one night because of how easy it was to hop in and out of this lovely little cafe. Great kid options for dinner and dinner plates starting at $6.99. My 13 year old daughter ordered Salmon (that was "dressed to perfection"...she's funny), and I had an excellent Duck Sausage Cassoulet. The kids selected their desserts from the pastry case and it was a no fuss, yet excellent dinner choice. I'd also recommend the beet and blue salad which was the perfect portion size. 
My favorite 'old school' lighting and design store.
The Holy Crusade for Home Bloggers. If ever in Portland, you must go.
If not, peek at the Tour they've shared here.  I loved their displays. Clean, unfussy aesthetic. So creatively cool. 


I've been working with a client who is purchasing Fermob Chairs. It was so much fun to see them, sit in them, get a good feel for the scale and colors while visiting Digs Inside & Out on Almeda. Incredibly fun and creative gardening meets high style. 

Fjord Blue Finish: Matte

The coolest (and most discovered, actually) strangely fabulous ice cream shop. I love the Pear & Blue Cheese Ice Cream, for real. And my kiddos love the Ooey Gooey Brownie and Cow Patty. Flavors change depending on location. We frequented the Alberta and NW locations. You can order online here. 

The Hipster Slow Lifestyle Magazine Extraordinaire. Based in Portland and Denmark, Kinfolk is the height of cool. I'll be watching their JOBS section for the fun of it. 
via Kinfolk

On SE Grand, surrounded by  super cool shopping and eating choices. Curated Vintage Shopping Heaven. Open Daily. I'll be here A LOT. SOOOOOO COOL. Would be a dream to have a shop in here.

Gushed about in Epicurious, Food & Wine, NPR, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune...the list goes on!   We went to the phenomenon that is Pok Pok (South East Asian - Mostly Vietnamese and Thai) and it was excellent. We had a 45 minute wait to sit at a Picnic Table under a Tent. We all ordered different entrees and shared, and ordered the wings, one order of hot and one regular. They were gone in 10 min. 
Portland Monthly shared a DIY Pok Pok Wing Recipe. I'll be giving it a shot this may want to, too!

In my favorite district The Pearl District...well, favorite District tied with NW. New and Used Book Flagship. The best people watching perch in the Pearl. So big, it covers an entire city block. Can't wait to go to readings and Author nights in the near future. Check it out (no pun intended). 

Totally Inspired.
XO Portland!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Malachite Monday {Day Dreamy Dresses}

We can all dream....

Michael Kors #malachite dress
Michael Kors
Almost malachite
Monique Lhullier - New York Fashion Week A/W 2013 - Green and white wrap around evening dress - such a gorgeous fabric
Monique Lhuillier
Beautiful malachite dress by Monique Lhuillier.  New York fashion week 2013.
Monique Lhuillier

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Shopping Finds {Spring Things}

While I'm poking around on the internets and working on projects with clients I come across some fabulous things that may be just what one of you is looking for! I'll be sharing these finds from time to time ;)

Marble Top Tulip Side Table in WhiteBetween a Rock and a Lamp Base (Wood)

Tulip Tables - Dot & Bo
Geometric Wood Lamp Base - Land of Nod

Jaipur WallpaperFeiss Charlotte 3 Light Chandelier

Jaipur WallPaper (On Sale) - Serena & Lily
Wood Bead Chandelier - Wayfair

Kismet Rug in Coral
Gilt Minimalist Mirror - Wisteria
Kismet Rug in Coral - Caitlin Wilson Textiles

Wood Accordian Side Table (On Sale) - Wisteria
Cowhide Butterfly Chair - Wisteria
* Because you may not think you've ever needed a Cowhide Butterfly Chair....that is until you see this:

I seriously want to move right into that room!!!