Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mirror, Mirror...On the Table?

I've been hunting.  No, not for big game, but for the perfect table for a client's living room.  I've been noticing that so many coffee tables and end tables have mirrored tops.  I like the sparkle.  What do you think?  Do you like this trend?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Clothes Make the (Wo)Man

Clothes make the man.  Naked people have little or no influence on society.
-Mark Twain

So, the question is... Do clothes make the woman?


A woman's style is so personal.  Don't we all express ourselves with what we wear?

Another question is... If our clothes are so important, shouldn't we organize them beautifully and give them the respect they deserve?



 Looks like someone framed the designer shopping bags--so cute!


I love all these closets--Organized and Beautiful.

Do you have a favorite?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Retail Therapy

We made it passed hump day.  That is such a funny expression, but I can remember my mom using that expression often.

I spent my hump day in search of several items for a client that I am meeting with on Friday.  I decided to take advantage of my excursion, by photographing one of my favorite stores in O.C. so that I can share the information on my blog. 

Of course I started by asking permission to photograph the store for the purpose of publishing on my blog.  The owner Laurie Alter could not have been kinder or more encouraging.  Her website is here.  Her blog is here.

Okay, so pretend that you get to have a second home in Laguna Beach or one of the other beautiful adjacent communities.  You will be needing to furnish this new coastal abode.  I highly recommend that you visit Tuvalu.  Laurie has just about everything you could want for your beach house.  I snapped lots of pictures with an emphasis on the light fixtures.   She has a newly expanded Design Studio.  It is so cute!!


 So there you have it.  If you in the market for some "Beach" inspired treasures, Tuvalu is like finding pirates booty.  I tell my design students to plan a day in Laguna.  Start by having coffee and crescents at Cafe Zinc and then go shopping...