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Month: July 2009

That’s Not A Bad Idea

I was always a fan of the whole chalkboard paint thing. While furnishing a model apartment in the Mosaic, Cyn and I tranformed one wall in the kitchen into a blackboard and loved it: But now, I might have to join Team Dry-Erase. I’ve discovered Idea Paint. It works the same way as chalkboard paint, but it’s white (or beige, or even orange!) and you can turn a room into…

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Tropical Heatwave

Nothing makes a hot day cooler than a refreshing adult beverage at the end of the day. Just follow the rainbow… Watermelon Punch at Martha Stewart Negroni Punch at Bon AppetitSparkling Sangria at Cooking Light Layers of Lemon Cooler at Timeless Gourmet via Tastespotting Guava Jalapeno Margarita at The Food NetworkAnd finally, The Blueprint Martini at Martha Stewart Enjoy! – Unique Furniture and Accessories for the Eclectic, Modern Lifestyle.

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Baby, It’s Hot Outside

There is nothing worse than coming in from the 100 degree heat just to get into a hot bed. You wouldn’t wear a coat in July, so why should your bed? I adhere to the idea of using the hot months as a chance to change up my bedroom a little bit and just use sheets. Okay, and maybe a light blanket, because that air conditioning can get drafty. When…

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Hey Mama

It took me too long to realize just how cool my mom is. Sorry, Mom! I knew for sure she was cool the other day when I was checking out the pillows on Jonathan Adler’s website and some of the patterns looked strangely familiar… My mom made these pillows and the bench cushion when she and my dad lived on the East Coast for the Navy in the late 60’s/early…

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Museums Are Cool

Blossom Sleeve Bolero and Balloon Dress by Isabel Toledo. If you live in New York, or if you will be there before September 26th, be sure to see the Isabel Toledo exhibit at the Museum at FIT. Her designs are, for lack of a better term, insanely amazing. If you see it, let me know! I’ll be so jealous! – Unique Furniture and Accessories for the Eclectic, Modern Lifestyle.

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Let’s Take This Outside!

I know it’s horrifically hot outside, but doesn’t a beautiful outdoor dining space look so appealing? So maybe I’ll wait to indulge until the crispness of fall hits the air, but I’ll be plotting my ideas in the meantime… This one loosely reminds me of the outdoor area my sister, Becca, had at her former California abode. They had an arbor laced with ivy and little flowers. It was so…

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Banners and Signs!

After 3 plus years and Hurricane Ike, High Fashion Home finally has actual banners and billboards up. How can something so simple, take so long? I think it’s just the nature of working with sign companies. But everything is up and it looks great! We used a perforated vinyl graphic that shows great imagery on the outside, yet a lot of natural light illuminates the interior space. Ten months after…



I suppose I’m slightly biased. I even like to say the word chartreuse. It rolls off the tongue so nicely. Chartreuse. It’s a good thing the color itself can back up all the hype I’m giving it. It’s punchy yellow with an undertone of green. Sounds like a winning combination to me. Perhaps you should try some on this summer… I like the unexpected pop of chartreuse behind the striped…

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This is NOT Your Church’s Stained Glass

I’ve spotted a couple of cool, geometric stained glass inspirations lately that I thought I could share with you. What do you think? Tres chic or am I off my rocker? I found this one in Lucky magazine. It’s a surf shop in San Francisco called Mollusk (love the name, too). I love how the arches cut through the window panes. Very cool. I found this one over at Coco+Kelley…

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Just a Little Bit

A little neon goes a long way. I’d say we learned that the hard way in the early 90’s. A lot of horrendous Fresh Prince of Belair outfits come to mind… Luckily, when you pair a bit of neon with neutrals, it comes off as fun, not tragic. Observe: Let’s start at the beginning. This is the moment when my neon obsession began. Suede used hot pink eyelashes on his…

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