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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Gossip Girl Gossip Girl's Bass &Van der Woodsen New York apartment set

InStyle did a great feature on Gossip Girl's Bass/Van der Woodsen New York apartment set. If you're a fan of the show and the set decor, check out some photos we pulled after the jump as well as links to all the exclusive information over at InStyle...

Living Room done up in red, white, and turquoise. It's a mix of sharp modern lines (the white sofas, the coffee table), touches of Asian influence (red pillows), and even a glimpse of traditional flair (like the armchairs). And let's not forget the glamour: a pop art portrait and a shrine to the all-mighty Prada.
The Home Office, complete with an x-base desk featuring drawers that open on both sides, a classic Eames lounge chair covered in what looks like a Missoni chevron fabric (drool), and sweeping views of...a fake New York skyline. (Fun fact we learned on the Warner Bros. Lot Tour awhile ago: Studios print city scapes on rolls of fabric that when backlit really do give the illusion of city lights).
This is room in the whole place: the dining room has just the right amount of textures and colors. Despite the size of the art on the wall, it's matched close enough to the wall color that it's not obtrusive yet still holds interest. We love the black chandelier, the Cherner chairs, and the marble-topped Danish table. As for the red shag rug, sure it's not practical in a real life setting...but, uh, doesn't it look nice?

And finally: Serena's bedroom. According to the show's stylist, Serena's sense of style was based loosely around Kate Moss' anything goes attitude. Like her wardrobe, Serena's bedroom is mish mash of glamour clichés (metallic pillows! Gold satin sheets!), designer statements (the Bourgie lamp on her nightstand), vintage finds (that nightstand looks like something we'd seen on Craigslist), and the unexpected (gold polka dot panels / headboard).

Check out all the info on this Gossip Girl set at InStyle, including a "Get This Look" feature.
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Production Designer by Loren Weeks; Set Decoration by Christina K. Tonkin. Photos from ]

I was recently on coco+kelley blog and i saw this...

I love the crystal chandieler and crystal accesories on the table, and the black wall. i think it is a nice contrast... but i dont know how i feel about the chairs?! what do you all think!?

Friday, December 26, 2008


I found this article that i got to share with everyone!!


The best way to enhance any interior is by adding a mirror.. i found some pictures of interiors i love with faboulus mirrors..

Fashioned from convex mirrors and buttons by artist Clare Graham , a seven-foot-tall hanging sculpture provides an arresting focal point in decorator Matthew White and theater producer Tom Schumacher's Pasadena penthouse; the gilt table is mid-19th-century French, and the banquette is White's own design

Designed by Vicente Wolf for a Manhattan family, a wall-spanning mirror creates the illusion of endless space in this pared-down dining area; the wood-and-steel table is by Wolf, and the vintage armchairs and side chairs are by Dominique and Ruhlmann, respectively.

The jagged, irregular surfaces of a Cubist-style mirror refract the intricate metal chandelier displayed on the living room floor of model Audrey Marnay and event impresario Alexandre de Betak's New York apartment; Betak conceived the backlit Lucite shelves for his records.

(notice the silver stool with the pot on top of it.. I LOVE ITT!!!!!)
Decorator Todd Romano brings Versailles-like opulence to his Manhattan living room with antiqued mercury-glass panels framing a 1950s still life of sea creatures; the Louis XVI banquette is upholstered in a Scalamandré velvet..

For a New York family's den, designer Diana Viñoly mounted mirror-backed French windows above nailhead-trimmed seating by Classic Sofa; a 1968 etching by Jasper Johns hangs on the left.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lovely boutique

I absolutely love the interior of this boutique, the crisp white theme, beautiful chandelier, the etched mirror... all fabulous i love it!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


okay.. so i think I'm officially obsessed with white.. i am very much loving all white interiors! Do y'all agree???

Clean & modern design brought to you by... LoftLife Magazine

Nice Modern Sleek..

In 2007, CheBanca! gave Crea International the task to design a brand new concept of branches in banking sector.

Crea design concept for CheBanca! is “natural tech”.

The leading design idea is that the things that surround us have to get back to essential: the warmth and light of the sun, of a technological but friendly one. A special sun that wraps us around through technology and its light. The layout of CheBanca! is organized so to remember the logical organization of the solar system with the client ideally at the centre of it. The natural tech of CheBanca! means ethic and transparency of a world that does not deceive. A technological world that is able to give space to people and their power to choose.

Visit CREA International’s website - here.



Living Spaces

Again.. all whire i am loovingg it!!
I love the colors and textures its a room is very comfortable!

I love the painting in the niche and how it comes out on the wall as if it is really growing on the wall

The above collection of living rooms I found while browsing in *Material Girls blog*
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Funtion yet Decrotive

i absolutely love this take i think it would be great for anyone and everyone.. you can use it for a formal dinner gathering or even as a buffet.. and still looks amazing with the chairs tucked in... now this is something i loveee....

Fantastic space saver dining table for 10

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I am so completely in awe of this design project...

As a part of Vienna Design Week's "Paths of Passion," ten designers or design teams created site-specific installations in Viennese shops.

Designer Maxim Velcovsky took gorgeously detailed and meticulously crafted chandelier pieces...

And created cityscapes placed into a large lightbox resembling a bookcase...

And made this:

New York, Moscow, London, and Medina. Fantastic, magical and amazing. You can read the full story right here.

And speaking of cityscapes... check out yesterday's addition gift guide. It's amazing!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Phillope Stark..

The latest from Phillipe Stark, Mama Shelter: The New Hotel in Saint Blaise Quartier, Paris. Mama Shelter is poised to become the vanguard of boutique hotels. There's a feel of eclectic electric ambiance in this that welcomes visitors to a new feel of Parisian romanticism.