the autumn woods 9 September, 2011

With the warm days slipping away, so does my interior desires for bright patterns and sheers (I though I’m never going to say that out loud!). I found myself leaning towards something more substantial and real. How about  strong architectural elements and solid unpretentious woods. Don’t you just get that crispy-thinning-fall-air and wet-wood-after-rain vibe from this Urban Loft by Steven Volpe.

And with my lust for library/dining spaces this room is beyond perfection.

One might say: “How’s the rich blue velvet is down to earth and unpretentious?” Well…I’m sure that it is blooming somewhere there in that wet forest of mine…on the bronze branches.

Yeah, you can take a girl out of lux but can’t take the lux out of a girl.

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dreaming of: provence 30 July, 2011

After finally buying the tickets to a certain long-wished-for European vacation, my head seems to permanently transport itself into the dreamland at any spare moment. And the current dreamland looks something like these.

Or even more so…exactly like these…………

After brief calculations with a sober mind, I ended up with the following sad conclusion: At my current salary rate I’ll need at least 100 years to be able to afford anything close to this. Oh wait, I forgot to do dollar-to-euro exchange! I guess I’ll stop by calculation at this, back to dream land :)))))

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modern barn 18 June, 2011

One thing I’ve notice about myself, once my life get a bit hectic I tend to crave simple and clean design. While minimal design seems easy to achieve, it’s the most complex one. With just a few materials and limited key features, it is less forgiving and requires to be thought through completely to the last detail.

Architect Michael Kovac and interior designer Trip Haenisch managed to do just that in collaboration with Courtney Cox for the remodel of her Malibu house.

Concise and airy it creates a perfect vibe for the modern barn vibe desired by C.Cox. And living in Malibu one needs plenty of the outdoor spaces to enjoy the scenery.

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walking in charleston, sc 7 May, 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve made a “walking in…” post. Well, the only places I’ve been walking in recently were grocery stores and same old sightseeing places in LA with gazillion guest visitors last month. But last weekend we were so lucky to go for a wedding trip to Charleston, South Carolina.

To say that I was excited is to say nothing. I LOVE historic architecture and we don’t have it much here in LA. Charleston was founded in mid-17th century with tons of treasures to explore. Needless to say I was completely enchanted with charming little street, white porches and intimate gardens of residences, and southern food with its buttery sauces.

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