Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Semiprecious is Super Fabulous

YES. This is where I want my morning espresso to sit upon. A M A Z I N G . Tiger's Eye semiprecious counter tops by Caesarstone.

Caesarstone has released their new Concetto series. Yes, I know, you think of Caesarstone the words faux, inexpensive, ho hum come to mind. Well, you are now allowed to expand you vocabulary. This stuff is fabulous.

"CaesarStone’s inspirational new masterpiece collection, the unique Concetto range, is an unmatchable collection of extraordinary surfaces hand-made from individually cut and bound semi-precious stones. A harmonious blend of art, nature and technology Concetto is created by fusing nature’s hues and designs with individually cut semi-precious stones to form the ultimate luxury stone surface - a dream for designers and architects alike."
Semiprecious stone has come a long way from the vintage pieces below...however they are still beautiful in their own right.

1st Dibs

1st Dibs

So technically, yes. This stuff is jewelry for your home.

1st Dibs

And you can apply it just about as far as your imagination will allow.

This is what started my quest, an editorial in the new DHome magazine on agate napkin rings that can be had at Haven in Dallas, aren't these beautiful? The blue is just insanely blue. I do have agate coasters that I can't bear to sit anything on because I hate covering them up. Yes, a contradiction in function...but with women form always wins. Just ask Christian Louboutin.

These are just like said coasters...I love the larger pieces for serving. So earthy but elegant.

From Viva Terra

OK. I would K I L L myself on these stairs. Y E S. They are gorgeous...but that is the issue, they are too gorgeous. I would trip over myself faster than a construction working checking out a girl in a skirt on a windy day....

Back to the Caesarstone....ultimate eye candy. Mesmerizing.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Capital Distributing Puts on Lunch & Learn

Guest Post On Lower Oaklawn

For this week's post, check out my virtual neighbor Lower Oaklawn where I will be contributing a bi-monthly post on what is hot in the Design District from an interior designer's perspective! Please check it out!

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Thom Filicia for Kravet

On Friday one of my favorite reps stopped by to show off the new line of Kravet fabrics designed by Thom Filicia, who gained fame by the hit TV show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Thom worked under the renowned Albert Hadley and employs a clean lined, classic approach mixed with shots of color and a grand off the cuff gesture sometimes in the form of an oversized eagle based console table or some other primal element. His new line of fabrics incorporates everything from bold, graphic prints to organic natural looking solids and textures. I also threw in a few of my favorite interior shots that are in the book...piacere!

This might be one of my favorite library/study I have seen in a long time. It is warm but not dark and dreary. I can already see myself curled up on that sofa digging into my design books...

This is one of another favorite shot of mine. I am in LOVE with the wallpaper/fabric. At first I thought it was a bamboo grasscloth, but upon further inspection is looks like an ikat style technique. It goes great with the linear clean lines of the mid century credenza and the random gallery style prints and art. Ah and I spot a Kravet fabric on the settee...

This was his design board/inspiration board for the room above.

Ok. Might. Not. Leave. This. Room. Ever.

This is the OTHER side of above room. In Love...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Slight Hiatus...

I have been hard at work on a post for my friendly blogging neighbor Lower Oaklawn, as a guest contributor. You'll have to go there to read it. I'll let you know when it's up , until then you can read her blog (it's really good!) ....Cheers :) Alana~
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Friday, July 2, 2010

Long Weekend - Bonvage!

"I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom." ~Simone de Beauvoir

Exercise yours! Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Random Musing - Bali Bliss Bedroom

I am in completely enamored with this bedroom right now, and of course anything that I am in love with wouldn't be complete without a Greek key or two as puncuated in the form of a 19 century bench - good design is timeless.

Maya Romanoff's mother-of-pearl wall covering creates a shimmering background in the master bedroom; the bed is by Ted Boerner, the scroll table is 19th century, and the curtains are of a translucent fabric by Pollack.

Photographer: Simon Upton
Credit: Elle Decor

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