Royal Wedding Inspitation

I never really understood the hype that surrounded Princess Di's wedding to Prince Charles.  They are royals and they got married. No big deal.  I have to confess that I am a little excited about this week's nuptials, though.  And what better way to celebrate than with some Union Jack pride?

Here's to the new royal couple! Cheer-io!

Giveaway: Shabby Apple

After years upon years of dreaming and pining, I have recently decided that this is the year I will go to Europe.  This fall I'll be making me way to Paris and Rome and I'm already formulating my attire in my head.  How perfect would this classic white shirt dress be?

Enter La Maison Boheme's Shabby Apple giveaway here.  C'est magnifique!

Design Crush: Ron Marvin

This home made my jaw drop. I am a HUGE contrast nut and I have not seen a designer master the art of contrast quite like Ron Marvin did for this home.  From the layered art and accessories to the mix of traditional and modern pieces, Mr. Marvin's work is perfection.

Do you think this room was inspired by the moody Ralph Lauren bedroom, as seen in this post?

Le Corbusier's Pony Chaise could possibly by the sexiest chair that has ever existed. Grrr....

You too can achieve this chic and masculine look.  Mr. Marvin used more budget-friendly sources like Restoration Hardware and Ralph Lauren Home.  Check out my best picks to get add a little contrast to your home...

(items listed clockwise from top left)
1. Hickory Chair's Hallings Secretary
2. Restoration Hardware's Solid Ribbed Tibetan Rug
3. Ralph Lauren's Limited Edition Photography (Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn, Louis Armstrong)
4. Arterior's Silver Tray
5. Circa Lighting's Caged Lantern
6. Le Corbusier's Pony Chaise
7. Z Gallerie's Faux Coral
8. Chinchilla Faux Fur Throw
9. Arterior's Ice Bucket
10. Eduardo Garza's Stone and Lucite Box
12. Quadrille Fabric's Aga Reverse in Brown on Tint
13. Circa Lighting's Stacked 3 Ball Lamp in Quartz

Check out more of this fabulous home in the premiere issue of TradHome!

Perfect Pair: Jonathan Adler + Charlotte Moss

Greatest. Interview. Ever.  I have always adored Jonathan's quirky mod spirit and I fell in love with Charlotte's southern charm when she visited my university.  Who thought the two would be so great together?

Thanks TradHome!

Go Shorty...

I'm going to take a day off from interior design in lieu of my birthday.  I couldn't leave my readers hanging, so here are some pretty images to inspire you. (Is it too self-indulgent to have a birthday post on your own blog?  Oh well. My blog. My birthday.)  Happy April 11th!!!!

I had to add Marilyn. Such a cute photo of her, no?

eMag: High Gloss Spring Issue

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a new obsession. It's called High Gloss Magazine.  With more and more eMags flooding the internet these days, High Gloss stands out as a shiny fabulous star.  I tried to find just one space to highlight on my blog, but that proofed to be an impossible task.  Check out my two favorite spaces from this season's installment:

Are those X-Benches I see?

I am drooling over the classic modern pieces interior designer, Mary McGee,  used, like Phillipe Starck's Louis Chair and Bertoia's Side Chairs. Grrrr.....

Lucite, fur, linen.... what's not to love?

And check out this dream pad.  I think this may be my dream home (again, it's the whole black floors with high gloss white, thing I love.  The zebra runner doesn't hurt either!)

Can you see why I'm obsessed?? 
Check out more (like Dianne VonFurstenberg's new home line and tons of summer fashion) here.

{images via High Gloss Magazine}

Madeline Weinrib's Brooke Rug

Yep. Looks like these rugs are accurately named. They are definitely Brooke rugs.

Check out all of Madeline's fabulous rugs here.

Chanel + Pink + Spring

I love Spring. I love pink. I love Chanel.  I couldn't decide which to post, so I am doing all three.  Enjoy!

{images via We Heart It}