Archives for February 2014

DESTINATIONS ~~ CASA ACANTO, SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

item1.rendition.slideshowWideVertical.fisher-weisman-02-exteriorDesigners Andrew Fisher and Jeffrey Weisman, of the San Francisco-based interior design firm Fisher Weisman established their own getaway in the city of San Miguel de Allende after falling for the beauty and laid back lifestyle. The 18th -century industrial space was recast into a luxurious compound for indoor-outdoor living.

The couple wanted to warm it up and give it an authentic 18th-century feel. In went hand-hewn pine beams as well as terra-cotta floor tiles that had been given a patina with gasoline and tar. Through the renovation process, the designers added a bedroom and bath in the main house and built a guest casita in the rear garden. To read more about Casa Acanto, see story here.

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Destinations to Definitely Dream About

and most definitely visions to

INSPIRE

I would love to “unwind” here. Dare to dream……

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FABULOUS ROOMS ~~ IN THE PINK

As winter continues to bypass us here in Southern California and we move closer and closer to Spring, I have visions of one of my favorite colors……PINK.  Pink isn’t a color used only for little girls’ bedrooms, it can be a very sophisticated color in the right shade. Pinks look great when paired with white, gray, green and blue.

I hope you enjoy these fabulous rooms ~~ feeling IN THE PINK…………

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Pink and Turquoise.

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A room designed by John Saladino.

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Pink and Green with Gold Accent Ottomans

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Cotton candy pink with Hot Pink

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White with pink. Love the silk drapes and the pink breakfront piece.

FABULOUS ROOMS ~~ IN THE PINK………..

DO THESE VISIONS INSPIRE?

 

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COLOR STORY ~~~ RADIANT ORCHID/PANTONE COLOR 2014

Since the year 2000, Pantone Color Institute has been designating a ‘Color of the Year’ to express in color what is taking place in the global marketplace. According to PANTONE, ‘Color of the Year’ is a reflection of what people are looking for, “It isn’t necessity, the hot fashion color of the moment” (although, I’ve seen it used in the fashion world mostly last year……think shades of Plum). PANTONE describes it as a color crossing all areas of design. It is an expression of mood and attitude.

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The PCI team, led by executive director Leatrice Eiseman, ‘combs the world looking for future design and color influences’ —— Influences come from all over…..entertainment…..art…….emerging artists……travel……lifestyles…….playstyles, to name a few.

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The Color for 2014??? PCI describes Radiant Orchid as captivating, magical and enchanting. It is an invitation to innovation, modern and versatile. Radiant Orchid ‘encourages creativity and originality’. With a harmony of fuschia, purple, and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid ‘inspires confidence and its rosy undertones emanate great joy, love, and health’.

Love It or Hate It………..

Here are a few Visions to Inspire and Dreams to Empower……

Radiant Orchid ~ Pantone Color 2014

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MY HEART’S DESIRE

Romantic dinners, champagne toasts, fabulous flowers and beautiful baubles…..it’s always fun to dream and fantasize! So with that in mind, here is a “Valentine Fantasy Board” that I have created. I would be happy with any of these little goodies…..How about you? Are you inspired?? Have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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1.  Here

2.  Michael Kors Pink Silicone watch here.  Kate Spade watch here. Michelle watch here.

3.  Vivienne Westwood Cassis Pink Patch Fabric Mini Satchel here.

4.  Pink oversized suede envelope clutch bag here.

5.  Multi-Strand Leather Wrap Bracelet here.

6.  Kate Spade New York Gold-Tone Candy Pink and Clear Crystal Earrings here.

7.  Ruby Kovo Pink Champage Diamond Toggle Bracelet here.

8.  Saint Laurent Classic Baby Sac De Jour Bag in Lipstick Pink here.

9.  Bow Continental Wallet Ballet Pink Shiny Goat here.

10. Alexander McQueen Pink Suede Butterfly and Crystal Knucklebox Clutch here.

11. Sydney Evan Pink Ombre Love Charm on Pearl Chalcedonys here.

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Bring Home The Gold!

I realize I haven’t posted anything in a few weeks, and to all of my “followers” (silent, wishful and hoping for), I beg your forgiveness….I am striving for quality over quantity! OMG, LOL!!!! While I sincerely wish that were the case, I must confess I’m still just a bit overwhelmed with Blog Land. I am still learning about this amazing world, where I am a newbie, a small minnow swimming amongst the super stars of Blog-O-Mania. Part of me thinks, “Is there any more room for a newcomer to enter this arena?” And, another part of me says, “Yes”, just “Go for It”……you won’t know if you don’t try! There are those who will remain on the sidelines, and, there are those who dive in!!

Sooooooo, there you have it, I guess I am not going to choose to be on the sidelines anymore, I am going to be a player. It may take me awhile to become an ‘Olympian’ blogger, but, for what it’s worth, I am going to try for the gold, or at least strive for it.

Right now, with everyone focused on the Winter Olympics in Sochi, gold is the pinnacle…..the standard that each and every one of the athletes participating in the winter games have trained and trained and trained for. With that in mind, here’s to BRINGING HOME THE GOLD………..

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To learn more about any of these items, please go here.

I HOPE YOU’ ARE INSPIRED……..GO FOR THE GOLD!!!!!!

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