Corner furniture designs ideas.




Corner furniture designs ideas.
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Friday Candy

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."  Mahatma Gandhi
Have a good weekend!
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Modern stylish sofa chairs designs.





Modern stylish sofa chairs designs.
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Saying Goodbye to Summer





Au Revoir, Sayonara, Ciao to another summer.

I am reminded of all the things I tried to accomplish but didn't, never attempted, never mastered (the book to be read, the photos to be put in albums, the golf game I was going to practice).  I was busy chillaxin...  I'm gonna miss the lazy, hazy days of summer, but am ready to get back to the business at hand, nose to the grindstone, the structure, and the...PAPERWORK.  Luckily, I love what I do and do what I love.

Time to put away ~ 

the statement-making hats to keep the sun out of my eyes (not the ice cream, NEVER)




the candy colored clothing ~


dapper dudes in pastel




the possibility of summer soirées ~


the sandals



the layers of color





the leg baring outfits




the springy floral motifs



and the crazy mani/pedis




It's time to close up the beach house here on the east coast



and soon, very soon,  return to the layered, dark side ~ I can't wait






Have a Great Holiday Weekend ~ Arrivederci




Most photos:Tommy Ton



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Modern bedroom furniture designs ideas.



Modern bedroom furniture designs ideas.
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Modern dining furniture designs glass tables designs ideas.





Modern dining furniture designs glass tables designs ideas.
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Our home "after"

Our home is a result of all I believe in and stand for.  Uniqueness, individuality and comfort.  A mind of ones own.  It's a home that reflects our lifestyle as much as possible.  It's rooted in the classics but in a relaxed and young sophisticated way with modern and transitional elements.  I strive to be creative and unique so this home does not look like any other home because then it wouldn't be our own.  I like to incorporate modern pieces and/or modernized classic ones because that's what I consider chic.  A home with some modern and/or relaxed mood.  I actualized the classic fauteuil arm chairs by upholstering them in red leather and embellished with brass nail heads.  I did the same with the black stool.  I fell in love with the coffee table thanks to its sculptural lines, another design element I constantly praise about in this blog.  It weights like a forced marriage because its legs are solid steel. Every time I look at it, good memories come up to my mind remembering how my father-in-law and I carried it inside the house.  I'm just glad no one called the police on us suspecting we were carrying a dead body.  I bought the lamps at Gilt Home, excellent delivery time by the way, I added a trim of velvet to the shades to enhance them further.  The abstract painting is a bartered piece, really! The sofa is Paul McCobb with a slip cover and the oushak rug is from ABC.  The painting above the sofa is an Agam, bought at The Antique Garage.
The fireplace; behind the watercolor painting is the TV enclosed in the wall.  The bookcase is from ABC, the drop shaped stools are form Brookstone.  The brass swing arm sconces are from Shades of Light.
Adore, adore that black cocktail table.  It was purchased at ebay but you can find it here.
This precious space was occupied by that closet with wash and drier.  The inlaid dresser is from Lerebours Antiques, the Greek key base echoes the Greek key crown molding on the door and it's a find from Home Goods.
I'm not afraid of mixing patterns and using what I love and believe in.  A home is an extension of our lives and experiences.
The art deco sideboard was left from my inventory when I used to sell vintage and antiques.  I love to display my collection of pottery on top.  It takes no space and it's also decorative.  The French chandelier was purchased online.  The gorgeous dining table with brass details is also from Lerebours Antiques.
If anyone wants to hire me as a food stylist I'm available, consultation services can be provided online though or you have to pay for my plane ticket. :P  The black wine glasses were found at The Antique Garage, the horn cup holding the coffee beans is from TJ Max, candelabras and bowls are from ABC Carpet and the cheese tray is from West Elm.  Mixing high and low is what I like.  :)
Our bedroom is not huge so we kept the storage situation completely relegated to the closets.  No dressers out of the closets.  The wallpaper is from Brunschwig and Fils.  I love how in all this time I've never gotten tired of it and I think it's because the patterns are faded so I always see something different in it.  The headboard and lamps were found at a vintage store; the photographs of Ephesus were taken by me during our trip to Turkey; the Moroccan wedding blanket from West Elm is simply thrown on top of a table that I use as a bench.  The bedding is Pratesi bought on sale. The fabric on the headboard is Kells Dot by Quadrille.
It's been a real pleasure to wake up everyday and enjoy the beautiful view of NYC.  It makes a huge difference in our moods.  What you look at does make a difference.
My nightstand is from Lerebours Antiques and is usually not this nicely organized.  I keep a bunch of magazines, books, journal and pencils underneath it at hand.  I finally made a commitment of starting to write in my journal every night.  More for remembering my daily life than for any secret feeling.  With all the social media craziness of modern lives now I'm afraid people will not remember their lives in the future and by writing every night what I've done in the day and of course any thought or feeling helps me relive the moment and be more present.  I have a lithograph of a woman by Matisse on my side of the bed and on his side Evren has a Dali lithograph of an old man. 
We were lucky to get this house that in a way have a lot of storage.  This closet, below right, is all mine.  Slowly I squeezed out my hubby into one of the others we have in the hallway.  A post about customizing closet is coming soon. :b
This is where I get prettier every time I'm going out.  :)
Believe it or not I usually have the top of my vanity almost like it looks here.  As I've said before I like to see what I use regularly.  Enjoy!
All photographs by Robert Levi.
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