Le Boudoir, c’est…très, très chic – Shop This Look

Hello Darlings,

Do you know those days were you have planned a candlelit dinner party, with special friends, or a special someone and you want to add a little drama to the evening?  Well that was one of the settigs that came to my mind with these images.  Then again, I love myself some drama in any occasion really; Elfya will confirm :-)

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 So, what do you think of those striking touches of pink mixed with black? I especially love the chandelier and those cushions and when you carry on those accents onto the table, you add a little itchy gitchi yaya dada for your guests and… you guaranteed have an eventful evening. If you know what I am saying ;-)

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I was told once that the colors you use on your table influence the mood of the people seated at it.  Well in this case there should be some passionate discussions taking place …

See you next time!

Yours truly,
Steve 

Images that inspired us:

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An Office Out Of The Ordinary

Well! Talking about spectacular! This office is something else!  Have you ever seen anything like it?  From the different textures from one wall to the next, to the ‘home in a home’ office space!  So different  yet very cozy!  I am also in love with their choice of pink.  It adds a soft feeling to the overall space without being girly at all!  I am very curious to know about their choice of flooring.  Anyone has an idea of what this is made off?  I can’t figure out if it is concrete or wooden panels that they painted.  In any case whatever it is, it looks absolutely amazing!  

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Chalk Board Chicitude

How regal is this as a message board? Want to know how to create this fabulous chalk board for your home? Check it our here!  Plus this site has tons of other ideas on how to apply chalk paint on anything from your fridge to your kids DIY table and lots of other cute DIY stuff!  

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Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica

Stark and a dose of Hollywood Regency is what I am into today!  Don’t you love the contrast of the white, straight lines against the perfectly blue sky?  Very graphically interesting!  So perfect, it almost looks like a painting.

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The Definition of Elegance – Shop This Look

Let me let you into a little secret… I was so keen to capture a true sense of elegance with today’s Get The Look that I actually dusted off my dictionary and looked up the definition of “elegant”. Actually that’s a lie. I Googled it because like all good interior designers my books are for decoration only. But I digress. So my favorite definition for elegant was “pleasingly graceful and stylish in appearance or manner,”. One of the ways I felt compelled to capture elegance in this room was by simplicity. So in this elegant space you will find only a few colors, specially selected textures and tones and some neutral shades to pull it all together.

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Imagine if you will, perching in that claret red Martin Arm Chair reading the latest Vogue, or perhaps lounging on the Ashton Sofa with your feet up watching the latest season of Mad Men? And just you try not to make closing the curtains a mysteriously elegant activity when you have a crystal ball at the end of your curtain rail. This is a room of two mirrors, which I suggest you arrange so that you can check your own elegance from all angles, and be sure to make those eye catching handmade yellow, grey pillows in the centre of attention, after your elegant self, of course. In fact, the only elegant thing missing from this room is Don Draper in person…

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Images that inspired us:

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Wandering Through Turquoise Fields -Shop This Look

It’s finally sunny here and am happy because not only do we get some sun shining in through the office today but on top of that my awesome and über stylish friend Steve is stopping by. 

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What you have to know about Steve is that he will never have a conversation without mentioning the newest Pink, Rihana or Mariah Carey video.  And am talking full attention needed.  As in, ‘don’t you dare to not really listen’ because he will just rewind that video, sing along and make sure you-do-hear-those freaking lyrics and you know the exact meaning behind every word.

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Which is fun at times but  can drive me up the wall at others.  It’s not like ‘hey have you seen this video?’.  Oh no! it’s more like “hey have you seen the latest video by Pink, look at her outfit, look at her dance moves, listen to the lyrics, listen to the lyrics, listen to the lyrics,did you hear, did you hear, I am sure this song is about her husband and she is going to get a divorce, …”

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Steve is also amazing fun and his imagination can take on dimensions that are hilarious and super enriching.  Besides being super funny, he also has an amazing sense of style and loves to work with colors!  So I am very happy he stopped by today as he helped me making this Get The Look project for you guys!  What do you think?

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Do you remember this music video by Janet Jackson?  Remember how sensually beautiful that was?  Timeless.  Those movements and colors…gorgeous.  Do you have a favorite Janet Jackson video?  One with lots of dance moves perhaps?  ;-)

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Designer Melissa Miles Rufty

What’s in a name right?  But Melissa Miles Rufty’s work reminds me a lot of the designs created by Miles Redd. From the flashy colors to the high gloss walls!  I love, love, love it when designers make bold choices like that.  Really makes a room come to life!

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Another designer who is amazing with colors is my friend Corinne Kowal at www.emeraldgreeninteriors.com.  She has such a good eye for mixing the right colors and patterns.  There is so much life in her designs and everything still fits perfectly together without being it so perfect that you wouldn’t even dare to sit down when you enter the room.  You know… those places where you are being asked to ‘get comfortable and take a seat’ but you’re so worried you might knock over a Chinese vase or get the nasty look because you dared to move a tassel. 

Do you have any favorite designers that are awesome with colors and patterns?

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The Cloud House

I grew up in a beautiful, quaint city called Ghent in Belgium.  When I was little, there was this school that I always wanted to go to.  It was called bollekensschool, which I can’t translate because some things just sound really wrong when you translate them. 

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Anyhow, I am not sure why it was called that but what I do know is that it made me dream of lots of colors, cute kid songs and lots of curvilinear shapes.  When I came across the images of the cloud house today, first thing I thought off was the Bollekensschool.  I went on their site and their Barbapapa header reminded me exactly why I thought this school was just the coolest place on earth.  I guess it is its playfulness, its childlike shapes that brought me right back to memory lane.  Did you have Barbapapa where you grew up?

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