1. dose of design: Haute Couture, to Home Collections, to Creative Collaborartions!

    Paris Fashion Week 2014: Hermès closes out Paris Fashion Week

    Paris Fashion Week 2014: Hermès closes out Paris Fashion Week

    With fashion weekwrapping up in New York, Paris, London and Milan, my inspiration leads to all things haute couture and home; where the fashion world fuses with interiors.  And that usually translates from the styling street styles, to cat walk collections, to the design showrooms.  These fashion power houses add to the Fashionable…

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  2. Sebastian Mariscal’s Tranquil Retreat in Venice, CA

    Sebastian Mariscal’s Tranquil Retreat in Venice, CA

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    San Diego based architect, Sebastian Mariscal, created the perfect Zen like haven in Venice, CA, for design savvy clients, Michael Sylvester and his wife Tamami .  Surrounded by manicured  gardens and open spaces, this modern home looks to nature for harmony, in perfect contrast to the black stained cedar-clad walls that emit a subtle scent.

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    This quiet compound is composed of three different…

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  3. dose of design: Fanciful World of Fabrics, Pattern Play @ Missoni Home, & Armadillo & Co.’s Contemporary Kilims

    dose of design: Fanciful World of Fabrics, Pattern Play @ Missoni Home, & Armadillo & Co.’s Contemporary Kilims

    Inspired by Yves Saint Laurent's apartment, De Gournay St. Laurent wallpaper

    Inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s apartment, De Gournay hand painted St. Laurent wallpaper.

    Having grown up in a room decorated with whimsical wallpaper adorned with pink hot air balloons, I have always loved the fantasy that wall paper and textiles create.  Paris’ Deco Off show that happens once a year, is the place to catch the newest in color, pattern, textures and textiles from the design…

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  4. Doris Duke’s Shangri La Style- in Paradise.

    Doris Duke’s Shangri La Style- in Paradise.

    Rizzoli presents another breath taking coffee table book- Doris Duke's Shangri-La: A House in Paradise: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art.

    Rizzoli presents another breath taking coffee table book- Doris Duke’s Shangri-La: A House in Paradise: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art.

    Tobacco heiress, and American icon, Doris Duke, known as one of the richest girls in the world back in 1935, envisioned her own private Shangri La, at the base of Diamond Head in Oahu.  She married James Cromwell, a rising politician, and their…

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  5. dose of design: Alluring Amethyst, British Designer Tom Dixon Lighting, Copper Collections

    dose of design:Treasures from India in NYC, Alluring Amethyst, & Copper Collections

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    Alluring Amethyst

    This jewel-toned hue is haute and happening in all things design; from fashion to interiors, table top to fabulous fabrics.  This ancient gem stone, Amethyst, is said to have the ability to expand the higher mind, enhances one’s creativity and passion. It helps in the assimilation of new ideas, putting thought into action, and brings projects to fruition. It is a talisman of…

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  6. CC Arquitectos’ “El Mirador” Equine Estate is Best in Show!

    CC Arquitectos’ “El Mirador” Equine Estate is Best in Show!

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    Mexico City design firm, CC Arquitectos, created a weekend retreat for their clients looking to escape the high wattage work in the city, for a weekend retreat in a serene setting in the countryside of Tamascaltepec.  Designer Manuel Cervantes Cespedes created the ultimate luxury, equine estate,  “El Mirador“, near the hot spot Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

    Neslted in a forest, amongst the beautiful…

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  7. dose of design: Julia Chaplin’s Gypset Living, Gypset Travel, & Gypset Style !

    dose of design: Julia Chaplin’s Gypset Living, Gypset Travel, & Gypset Style !

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    Gypsetter, Julia Chaplin

    As the day unfolds onto a beautiful Labor Day weekend, most of us will be traveling, exploring new places, and enjoying these last few long days of summer.  It is time to slow down, take a long deep breath, and unwind under the sun and stars with the people you love most.  I am so excited to plop down beach side with a new read-Gypset Living; a tantalizing book that…

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  8. Goombay Bazaar’s Rebecca De Ravenel’s Eclectic New York Apartment Excites w/ Exoticisim

    Goombay Bazaar’s Rebecca De Ravenel’s Eclectic New York Apartment Excites w/ Exoticisim

    Stunning Rebecca de Ravenel photographed in her  New York apt.

    Stunning Rebecca de Ravenel photographed in her New York apt.

    The vibrant blue and white interiors of Rebecca De Ravenel’s New York apartment is a beautiful showcase of a well traveled life.  Ravenel, creator of Goombay Bazaar, an exotic collection of eclectic textiles, prints, furnishings and artful finds from around the globe ,has been a bonafide lover of all things beautiful from a very young…

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  9. dose of design: Bright Beach House by Kimberly Hall, Soren Rose’s Rustic Elegance,& Non-Perishable Goods

    dose of design: Bright Beach House by Kimberly Hall, Soren Rose’s Rustic Elegance,& Non-Perishable Goods

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    Vintage swimsuits line the staircase of the entry, designed by Kimberly Hall.

      Bright Beach House by Kimberly Hall

    With the Labor Day weekend quickly approaching signaling the end of summer, we wanted to celebrate the best of beach homes, with interiors that are playful, bright, full of light and decorated with sea inspired prints and decor.  Designer Kimberly Hall created the perfect Hamptons…

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  10. Torry Burch’s Creative Culture at her Manhattan Hub- Designed by Architect Daniel Romualdez

    Torry Burch’s Creative Culture at her Manhattan Hub- Designed by Architect Daniel Romualdez

    Torry Burch in her Manhattan hub- beautifully designed by Daniel Romualdez Architects.

    Torry Burch, tastemaker and fashion designer known for her preppy-boho luxe look, is happy in her new Manhattan confines, the hub of where  all things creative and collaborative happen.  Her natural venture from fashion into home decor and furnishing has expanded with her ever growing empire and the energy is…

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