Modern leather sofa italian designs.





Modern leather sofa italian designs.
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I'm looking for the perfect: Loafers

As much as I love to dress up and wearing heels, I think heels should only be used strictly from the car/taxi to the event.  During the day, to walk around town flat shoes is my only option.  I'm very into the tomboy kind of look lately.  I know, I'm fashion-experimenting.  Still.  These cute loafers are to live by.  In pair from top, from left to right: Opening Ceremony, Collete, Jimmy Choo, Etsy, Valentino, Charles Philip, Dieppa Restrepo.
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One of my favorite homes # 2: J. Randall Powers

 This is the shot that was used in the cover of Elle Decor
Now that we're moving into a new home, I've been revising my favorite homes and this one designed by J. Randall Powers is one of those.  One of my favorite things about this home is how none of the furniture actually relate to each other but the combination of all of them is pure genius, fresh and elegant.  How is it that Elle Decor described it? "Cool and Elegant" no wonder!
Klismos is my all time favorite chair and this interpretation of it is calling me.
Love this corner
all images via Elle Decor and J. Randall Powers website
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Modern coloured chairs designs.





Modern coloured chairs designs.
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Modern kitchen cabinets designs ideas.





Modern kitchen cabinets designs ideas.
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Spotlight On: Cédric Charlier


Cédric Charlier is a "new to me" young designer from Belgium.  I get so excited when I discover a  talent whose work I love and is wearable!  Such is the case with Cédric.  As he worked for the likes of Lanvin and Celine, I am not surprised, as I see a strong influence ~ Cedric was also the artistic director for Cacharel.  When he was let go he was able to unleash his creativity and his own collection.  With monied backers behind him, his fall 2012 and spring 2013 collections have caught the attention of many a buyer and fashionista.


Cédric is on trend with his razor sharp lines and color blocking.  There are heavy doses of architectural pant suits and asymmetrical shift dresses.  I am happy to see patent  leather making a comeback.  His collection is full of inky blues, blacks, coppery metallics, and my favorite ~ the painterly brush stroke pieces.















Cedric says he loves the movement of the line in the clothes.  As you walk, your clothes take on another effect.  A bold stroke of creativity.











Never underestimate the ability of surprise.  Cedric was doing a lot of floral, feminine looks at Cacharel, so this was quite a departure.  Things always work out for a reason, don't they?






ph: Yannis Vlamos courtesy of Style.com




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Wooden dressing tables designs.




Wooden dressing tables designs.
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Kids table chairs designs ideas.





Kids table chairs designs ideas.
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How to make a folding screen and Snippets of my Home

This top picture is not the best picture of the folding screen I'm referring to, but you get the idea.  I believe, correct me if I'm wrong, there is no standard size for the width of the panels of a folding screen,  but there is a need for the thickness to be at least 1-1/2" in order for the screen not to tilt over.  I had the frame custom made (cut-assemble-paint) by my carpenter and then I wallpapered it myself.  Now, here is the trick of how I did it.  To make the entire process a lot easier for me I asked my carpenter to make each panel the same width as the wallpaper.  That helped me to avoid cutting the wallpaper along the sides, which is very complicated and time consuming.  The size of the screen is 7' tall with four panels of 20" wide.  I fell madly in love with the Block Wallpaper by Erika Wakerly in brown, gold and beige. 
I can't believe that exactly four years ago we moved into this house and started remodeling it slowly.  And just when it's finished it's time to pack up and move to another country.  I look forward to moving to Sao Paulo and start designing our new home.  Nothing like having complete autonomy when decorating a home.  Below are two more shots of vignettes in our home.
On a separate note, the genuine and sweet Ada from Classiq invited me to be part in her beautiful Chic Files series and I'm more than flattered.  If you want to see me pretending to be an important person and answering a few fashion-related questions and wearing my loving stripes then head over there.  Enjoy!
In case you're interested.  Above, an ebonized inlaid commode from Italy and it's from Lerebours Antiques at E 60th St.  The alabaster candle sticks are by Jardins en Fleur, the Greek key base is a Home Goods find, the brass sculpture, the marble lion sculpture and mirror are from a local vintage store.  
A vignette of my vanity.  The necklace and scarf are from Anthropologie, the cross is custom made (my mom's), the coral and the pill case are from Turkey,  two of the bangles are from C. Wonder and the one next to the watch is from the Antique Garage Flee Market.
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