Monday, April 30, 2012

Beautiful floral-inspired spaces!

Spring is here and I can't help but admire the gorgeous blooms whenever I am outside. It's easy to bring the beauty of nature inside our homes with these floral-inspired spaces. Whether you are intending to use floral elements in a more subtle way or to make a dramatic impact, these rooms will sure to make you feel inspired. Let's take a look.













Aren't these spaces pretty, charming and oh-so-inviting? Which ones are you most drawn to? Do you use any floral elements at home? I would love to hear about it.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Home tour- A handsome Manhattan duplex!

Writer Brad Goldfarb and Alfredo Paredes, the executive vice president and chief retail creative officer at Ralph Lauren collaborated with architect Michael Neumann on the renovation of their East Village duplex. Let's take a look at this handsome Manhattan duplex.
















This apartment is beautiful and in my opinion, the epitome of masculine chic. Warm, inviting and perfectly styled, this home is truly a wonderful inspiration for anyone who wants to inject some classic, masculine sophistication in their spaces. What are your thoughts?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Home tour- A modernized old Swiss home!

Industrial designers Anette and Fredrik in Tønsberg stumbled upon an old, dilapidated home in an overgrown apple orchard and decided to create a modern home of the old, unfurnished house. Let's take a look at the transformation below.














I am absolutely drawn to this home for its clean, stylish industrial vibe. The paneled walls add charm and visual texture to this modern industrial home. What are your thoughts? Is there anything that catches our eye?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fabulous finds- Starburst/ Sunburst Mirrors For Under $100!

Starburst/ sunburst mirror is one of the biggest trend in the world of interior design. You have obviously stumbled upon them on various DIY blogs with detailed tutorials inspired by these beauties. Yes, you can definitely do it yourself at a fraction of the price but I am sure they are some of us who prefer to get them in the store or online for convenient's sake. There are so many variations of these popular mirrors and price points to cater to people with different design aesthetics and decorating budgets but today, I wanted to share with you my favorite starburst/ sunburst for under $100. 










Are you a fan of starburst/sunburst mirrors? Which one is your favorite? Do you already have one at home? Do you know of any inexpensive starburst/ sunburst mirrors for sale?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cool designer alert- Gabriel Hendifar!

Introducing multi-talented designer, Gabriel Hendifar. Currently a fashion and interior designer, he studied costume and scenic design at University of California, Los Angeles where he formed his interdisciplinary approach. He has designed for couture label JMary and was part of the Raquel Allegra creative team. His interior work has been photographed for Elle Decor. Additionally, he is also a lighting designer of the brand, APPARATUS that he created with his partner Jeremy Anderson. Let's take a look his beautiful interiors below.














Aren't his work absolutely gorgeous? With a mix of the classic and contemporary, refined and natural pieces, Gabriel's interiors exude warmth, elegance and sophistication. Which room is your favorite? Are you drawn to refined and sophisticated spaces, too?


For more information regarding Gabriel's work and portfolio, please visit www.gabrielhendifar.com.