Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Loving this pool pavilion featured in Elle Decor, of a home in the Hamptons. The bright blue cabinets are custom made with a smoked mirror-paneled bar, counters are of cast glass, and floors are honed Thassos and Atlantic Blue marbles. View the full feature here.
Monday, May 27, 2013
With warmer temps approaching, taking advantage of our outdoor spaces to make the most of them may be an added value, especially when you can create an outdoor room. From entertaining, dining, to lounging, or even considering taking the "workplace" outdoors - sounds ideal but the right set up is important. These converted outdoor rooms make for ideal spaces for all of the above!
A poolside outdoor room, complete with a full roof and lighting. What a great extension of the home!
Made from a trellis, this space becomes like a poolhouse cabana.
A covered trellis with outdoor drapery panels is ideal when needing to close in, for privacy, to stay cool, or even year round use.
A sleek contemporary trellis helps define the space of this outdoor dining area.
An outdoor kitchen with an overhead slanted roof.
The perfect cozy outdoor living room for lounging and hanging out, poolside.
All images via Pinterest.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Here are some of the fabulous things I came across on my recent trip to High Point Market in North Carolina.
Kim Salmela talking her product line during my Market Suites tour.
Chic modern vintage pendant.
Vintage club chair at the antiques market at Market Square.
Rustic wood table with a modern metal base.
Hanging decor divider at Kim Salmela at Market Suites.
Beautiful area rugs at Marc Phillips Rugs.
Kim Salmela talking her product line during my Market Suites tour.
More vintage lights at the antiques center at Market Square.
Loving the latest issue of Lonny magazine -featuring an in-depth look at Los Angeles interior & fashion designer Kelly Wearstler's Beverly Hills home.
The May 2013 issue of the digital Lonny magazine features a full spread of Kelly Wearstler at home, up close & personal.
Kelly playing with her son in the courtyard of her Beverly Hills home, she shares with her hotelier husband and two sons, Oliver & Elliot.
A glamorous sun burst light fixture hangs in the dining room.
An alfresco table setting.
The exteriors and landscaping of her historic home.
Accessories from her home collection.
The beautifully designed doors as an architectural element to her home.
Apparently her two boys have a rock band of their own - The Negotiators!
A gorgeous...butler's pantry!
A fully marble walled powder room, stunning!
Loving the geometric staircase railing.
Kelly poised in a moment of reflection.
Be sure to check out the May issue of Lonny magazine online for more great inspiration!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
High Point Market - that is!
This past Spring market, the Material Girls (along with other fab bloggers!) were invited to participate in "Suite Spot Tours" at the International Market Centers in High Point, NC. As part of the tour, we were each allowed to select vendors through-out the market suites to feature as part of our intimate guided tour:
To highlight a few of the vendors I included on my tour (& some of my favorite finds!) - here's a re-cap:
Marc Phillips Rugs - always love their collection of area rugs, and especially the new unique artist designed rugs that I also featured here. One in particlaur was on display at High Point Market, the Obey Giant designed piece.
Another collection I enjoy, is the graphic pillows from V Pillows & Rugs, a company based out of Miami, FL.
Los Angeles based designer Kim Salmela is a new favorite - loving, loving, loving everything coming out of her product line - which you can view here. Kim was nice enough to share with our group her background and design collections for Spring!
...and when I wasn't busy with my own tour, I went on over to another High Point building fave: 220 Elm to tour W. Schillig with my bestie: Maison21 (& shout out to him for a big help on my tour...let's just say he helped "keep the pace.") BUT here's the thing: he gets to his tour, finds this super comfy leather sectional sofa to recline back on and tells me, "Now you go take the rest of my tour, I am staying put right here!" See how that works! (If you don't believe me - well, the picture above tells exactly the story!)
Another showroom at 220 Elm I had the opportunity to visit (thanks to a friend of mine who was helping out there!) was Mat Orange. They have a range of rug collections (many graphic, and colorful) - one of which I absolutely love - pictured above.
In addition to showroom tours, I had the opportunity to attend a press tour for the Traditional Home Showhouse located in Greensboro, NC. The Adamsleigh Estate is a magnificent 15,000 square foot mansion that boasts 33 rooms and covers 13.5 acres which includes a lake, tennis courts, pools, gazebo, & five car garage. A handful of amazing designers transformed the home into one amazing room after another. Above is the powder room. For more info on the home and designers included, click here.
Next came the parties. Lots of them! One of the most anticipated was the unveiling of the new Stanley Furniture showroom. The entire two story space is stunning. The most exciting was seeing the work of our friends, Los Angeles based design duo Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield of Woodson & Rummerfield's House of Design and their showroom gallery space for Stanley Furniture. Above is Maison21 and I photographing the gallery wall of mirrors which we loved!
Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield at the Stanley Furniture opening party with fellow blogger / designer Sarah Sarna.
While at the Stanley Furniture party, Christian of Maison 21 took a little time out to be interviewed by Shane Inman.
Next came the Halo party - always a packed house!
Between design events & parties, we stopped to take a few pics - or, in other words - wherever we saw mirrors! Like here in the courtyard at the Baker Furniture Showroom (with Ashlina of The Decorista and Edyta of Edyta & Co Interior Design).
And more mirrors! (Edyta, me, Ashlina)
We had a fun afternoon hanging out at the Younger Furniture showroom (located at 220 Elm) for the launch of designer Traci Zeller's new textile line. Pictured above is Traci with Ashlina.
Last but not least, came the grand finale of High Point parties: the always fun Four Hands party. I had a great time hanging out my "twin" & Blog Tour London buddy: Raina of A Stylist's Life.
Many thanks to High Point Market Authority for organizing yet another succesful market!
Thank you to IMC (International Market Centers) for inviting the Material Girls to High Point for a great opportunity!
220 Elm & Heinz - thank you for hosting us all for an amazing lunch!
If you haven't yet been to High Point Market - it is defintely worth a trip! For details and planning for Fall Market, visit the website here.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Floor plans. They can be fun to see. Whether you are touring open houses (& taking a way a flyer with a floor plan to remember), or sketching out a furniture layout yourself, or hiring a professional to draw up space plans for you...but have you ever wondered what the actual floor plans are for some of your favorite tv shows are? A Spanish based designer/artist by the name of Inaki Aliste Lizarralde has created just those to satisfy our curiousties...take a look!
Carrie Bradshaw's apartment from Sex & the City, truly a favorite and a feeling of living vicariously!
Friends - another favorite, and yet a feeling of so many memories here!
Seinfeld: Seeing that open door is a remembrance of all the times Kramer came busting in!
Dexter's crime scene...er, home.
Talking about iconic: I Love Lucy
The sprawling home of The Golden Girls.
So much hysterics took place here: Three's Company.
Will & Grace and their neighbor Jack - didn't realize just how big Grace's sleek interior designed pad she shared with Will was!
Images via My Modern Net