Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Best Part of the Oscars

My favorite part the Academy Award Ceremony is watching Hollywood dress up for this red carpet occasion.  There are always hits and misses, fashion that ranges from daring to divine and styles that will be critiqued as perfectly beautiful or perfectly awful. 


I'll be interested to see what has inspired the designers this year: perhaps a nod to French designer, Madeleine Vionnet, who dressed the stars from the 1920's and 30's.  With two films nominated for best picture, The Artist and Midnight in Paris,  set in the 1920's, I'll be watching carefully.

Madeleine Vionnet at the Met

Vionnet Gown
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rooms for dreaming


While working on creating a new master bedroom, I have discovered many beautiful design ideas for my starting point. I  am especially drawn to the calm symmetry of this room.  


And this room, has made it into my first round of ideas because of the eclectic combination of vintage furniture,  rustic brick walls and the sparkling chandelier.  This is the room I would want if we could move into the City and live in a great loft on the waterfront.
I love the boldness of the over sized vintage mirror in this room.  


While searching for ideas for the master, I stumbled upon some great guest rooms. I would like to be a guest in this cozy room tucked into the eaves.





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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Inspiration in Green

Today I am inspired by the texture and color of this vertical garden from Flora Grubb Gardens, a floral design studio located in San Francisco.  I love the idea of decorating with something so unexpected and  unique.  I am torn between wanting to make this from fresh plants or fabulous faux (which, given what I do each day at Perennial Designs is where I am headed). 








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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Romance of Midnight in Paris

We watched Midnight in Paris last weekend.  This charming film made me smile and convinced me to update my passport so I can escape to Paris on a moment's notice.  The scenery, the story and the characters are all wonderful.  Nothing like a quirky romance in a beautiful city!
Midnight in Paris
Seeing this Woody Allen movie has inspired me to revisit some other Allen films.
 Manhattan and Annie Hall are two of my favorites, and each features a uniquely sweet but
endearingly neurotic story line. 
Manhattan
Annie Hall
Do you have a favorite Woody Allen movie?
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