Mantle Inspirations – When it’s not the holiday season

Decorating around a fireplace can be tricky.  Believe me…. I’m trying to figure what to do around mine, and I am still at the drawing board.  Especially since when I think of mantles, I think of Christmas and garland.  But what to do the rest of the year…. Here are my top 3 loves of the moment.

1.  Stacking books.  It’s a good storage solution and it looks chic.

 2.  Fresh floral arrangements and sconces.  I can always appreciate some good symmetry.

 

3.  The summer take on the mantle.  This feels so fresh and easy to me.  Not over thought.

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More JA Inspiration

I’m always inspired by Jonathan Adler.  Honestly though, I don’t love when an ENTIRE room is filled with his personal line of products, I really just like it when pieces are mixed in.   Even though I have seen many similar rooms from vintage design books where I know he pulls a ton of inspiration from, I’m still a fan.  His interior design work inspires me way more tha his pottery.  And his three books (thus far) are all fantastic.

Here are some rooms I’m really gaining inspiration from right now.  I know these images have been around a lot, but…. they are fab.

This bedroom above I am loving the tied in look of the matching fabric of the headboard, bedskirt, and curtains.  The pairing with clean bedding is awesome.

And, the above dining/breakfast area…. Genius with the mirrored shelves.

Above is the living room belonging to Nanette Lepore.  I LOVE the mix of periods.  And, that branch is insane.

 This is inspiring my dining room right now.

A foyer that makes a statement.

 Such a perfect wall gallery.  I haven’t seen a better executed one yet.

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Random!

Hands down… This could be my most random post yet.   I was scrolling through my phone and was enjoying the randomness of all the pics [I've taken over the past few weeks and thought I'd share a couple.

Saw these black perfume bottles at the Long Beach Flea Market a few weeks ago. I could picture these on some sassy vanity.

I’ve been really working on our new home. I just recovered our dining chair seats. Here’s a sneak peak!

Also saw these at the LB flea… So dope. My friend has a set just like this. It’s so good.

Here’s the entry of the Delano Hotel in Miami. I was visiting family over Thanksgiving. Such a neat spot.  I love the over-sized pendant lamp.

Today I was at Bloomingdales in Century City – and these beautiful jewels were sitting on display above racks of the Alice & Olivia section. So chic. It makes me want to get more glass and do some sort of ombre effect with it.

And you gotta love it when you learn a fun fact from a Snapple top!

Have an amazing week!!

xx,

Hallie

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W.W.A.D. What Would Ali Do?

So…. I got this bad-ass friend Ali  that can pretty much turn anything into party, and can change something from looking completely drab to totally fab.  Which kind of makes sense since she and her sister own the cutest shop on Ventura Blvd – Mimi & Hy.  (We can discuss my Voluspa, Savon De Marseille, and Eberjey addiction due to her later).  So…. It was her BF’s birthday – so what does she plan???

THE CUTEST BLOODY MARY/CURE YOUR HANGOVER BIRTHDAY SUNDAY BRUNCH!!!!!

She prepped the place with 2 amazing stations…. The first being an Emergen-C Bar to greet you at the front door, and then a fantastic Bloody Mary bar complete with personalized mason jars and all the fixings to make a delicious cocktail!

My hangover was cured the second I saw the clamato!

 

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Pardon the mess…. but Here’s a Sneak Peak!

Well…. We did it!  We moved into our fab new place and now that the stress of moving is over, I’m excited!!

So many things I want to do with the space… but I just want to live there for a bit before I really get my hands on it, see what furniture of ours works, and what doesn’t before making any decisicions.

But…. I thought I’d include a couple of snap shots to give you a taste.  If you have suggestions…. please do share!

More to some so stay tuned!

xx

 

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Peace Out Rexford Drive

I woke up this morning with a killer hangover.  awesome.

I also woke up to a serious ‘Get It Done’ list that needed to be taken care of before heading into the office.

So…. I totally putzed around instead.

Really?!

Anyway…. Now that I have gotten the complaining out of the way…. It’s time to say good bye to the old digs.  Oh I LOVED this apartment.  I have had some of the best girls nights EVER, an unreal holiday party, AND it was my first real place that I got to experiment with design.  It was such a good place.

Please excuse the crappy iphone shots….

This is the yellow mirror in my dining room.  You can see my drexel white  bamboo furniture and the lamps on the campaign dressers were a gift from my grandma.  I love them.  Spoke to her this morning and she asked me to not let the movers handle the lamps.  Love her!

    Another view of the dining room.  (Again, pardon the crappy lighting).  I just repainted the table and chairs to a neat gray color that are coming to the new place with new upholstery.  I got the table and chairs at a great trift shop in East LA that unfortunately closed.   The rug was from Ikea and it didn’t make the cut for the new place.  The vintage bird fabric I got years ago at the Long Beach Flea Market.  There was only enough yardage to cover 2 chairs, so I mixed it with a solid turquoise.  Such a happy space.

Below is a better view of the lamps. I just sold the campaign dressers, but the bamboo mirror and lamps are coming to the new place.  This picture looks super vintagey-old. Weird.

And below…. another crapola shot.  But this would be my foyer.  I love the wall color.  Like I really love it.  I dont know what it is though.  I picked a shade at home depot off a paint chip and didn’t turn back!  Anyway… The Moroccan Wedding Blanket is from Calypso and I love all the sparkle.  I’m nervous to ask Josh about it… Maybe I should just casually place it SMACK in center  of the FOYER at the new place and maybe he won’t notice the sparklies.  Dear Lord!  Anyway… the Parsons Table.  So sick, right?!  I got the table and the pair of benches at Casa Victoria in Silverlake.  I obviously had to have the upholstery redone on the benches.  Good stuff.

 

 

So…. on that note….

Good bye Rexford Drive.  You’ve been so good to me and I love you for it!  Thanks for taking such good care of me!

xx,

Hallie

 

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Inspiration for the new place…. The Living Room

Moving is crazy. especially when you are combining two apartments into one.  I’m pretty lucky though, Josh doesn’t really have a clue about design and decorating a space.  Which gives me a bit of free range to play.  I have some inspiration pics for the living room as a jumping off point….  They all are a bit different… So, I won’t exactly know what direction I am going in until we have moved.

Image via Pinterest

So the picture above I am REALLY loving.  Josh liked it too (minus the mongolian fur benches!).   I love the lay out of the furniture, the sisal rug layered with the raw hide, and the muted clean colors.

Now, my other two inspiration pics are brighter and much more eclectic….

The above room is another fave, designed by Amber of Amber Interiors – especially since I totally digging hot pink.  Especially that hot pink and navy combo.  Those curtains are pretty bomb too.   I love the layering of the pillows, and again the layering of sisal with the kilim on top.  This boho-vibed room is easier for me to achieve I think…

Designed by Molly Luetkemeyer

So the above space is another more boho-glammed out space by Molly Luetkemeyer (another favorite designer of mine)…. which is more the look I am use to.  It’s easier to mix and match… It’s all based on what you love, which makes it more free flow.

Now… how to combine these three looks together!?!  Keep ya posted!

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FOR REAL…. I’m back to blogging. And I got some NEWS!

Dear Friends….

I know… I know… I could be the worst blogger ever.  The past year I really have put Glam Lamb on the back burner, and I hate that I’ve done that.  It was time for me to start focusing on my personal life for a little bit and with doing so, I wasn’t able to give my blog and my interior design dreams the attention I was giving it before.  So, with that said – I’m back.  With some crazy news.

So… that “personal” business I was discussing…. Well – We are moving in together on Friday, and lets just say – I’m freaking!! I’m excited! I’m nervous! I’m everything in between.  So…. the big blog project is going to make our condo a home.

So, above is our front door.  Pretty! Right?  So…. this place has a lot of qualities that I absolutely love.  It has the main things we wanted:  washer/dryer, hardwood floors, granite in the kitchen…. But for the charm…. The foyer is fantastic – It’s super welcoming.   The second you walk in, it feels spacious. I don’t have a great pic, but I’ll get one soon.   The ceilings are super high, making it feel grand.  Also, there are 2 bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms.  We love to entertain and have guests – and the guest bedroom is like a private suite, which makes it nice to have company.  
Speaking of the high ceilings, here is a shot from the guest bedroom suite area, where you can really see how high they are.

Above is a picture of our living room.  The hardwood, electric fire place, and the wood blind shuttersleading to our balcony are great.  The high ceilings make the space feel grander.  Definitely can’t wait to get my hands on designing this space!


Our kitchen isn’t large by any means…. but its bigger than what both of us are use to from our previous dwellings…. And, it’s got granite counter tops! I have always had tile counter tops, and the grout always would get a bit grimey.  I’m thinking the space needs a fab kilim rug and some cool canisters on the counter top.  I don’t want to clutter the space with too much stuff on the counter tops.  But I will say, for being a smaller kitchen, it has some great storage!

Above is a shot of master bedroom closet.  The shot isn’t great, nor are the built ins…. But that is what Home Depot is for!  I’m thinking a fab rug and maybe a roll of wallpaper!  Poor Josh!  He has no clue what’s about to happen!

So….. That’s the sneak peak of our new place!  The next week is going to be los of unpacking and figuring out how we use the space.  I’m pretty jazzed about getting my hands on this project!  Please stick with me, because I promise – I’ll be doing lots of posts on the new space.

What do you think!?

xx,

Hal

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All Hail The Parker – Palm Springs

A couple of weekends ago I stayed at the Parker in Palm Springs (designed by Jonathan Adler).  And it honestly was the best Palm Springs experience I’ve ever had.  Now, if you’ve kept up with me and my blog over the past few years you will know that I have a serious love for Palm Springs.  I wish I took more pictures!

The Parker at night

These happy orange doors welcome you into Jonathan Adler madness.

There are a few diffeent areas to the lobby, and this one (below) is the first area you walk into (right past the orange doors).  How amazing are those Morrocan wedding blanket pillows.  I love the muted look here for such a non-muted location.  The knight towards the left side was awesome.

The lobby of the Parker

 Below is a picture of the lobby that is the most photographed due to its colorful, tongue-in-cheek vibe.  It’s a really cool spot to hang around in, no doubt about that!

Another part of the Parker’s lobby

The one thing about the Parker is you can get really, really lost.  So if you have a crappy sense of direction – here is your warning:  Go with someone that can guide you back to your room.  (Just sayin’).  So – below is a picture of one of the outdoor fire pits.  This place is really what I consider ‘Adult Summer Camp’.  At night they light the fire and you can sit around and make s’mores.  I mean, Come on!!  Amazing!

The perfect outdoor fire pit.

Every bedroom door was painted the perfect high-gloss cherry red.  I now want to paint every door in my home.

Happy red door!

We upgraded our room, and it was mid-century-chic heaven.  I woke up in the morning trying to figure out how I would be able to take more than the hermes soap home with me.  (Yes – the room comes with Hermes soap!).  Would houseleeping notice if the rug was missing?!

The bedroom

Here was a little spot in the room to lounge.  Loved the Moroccan pouf paired with the clean lines of the white cube.

Another spot in the bedroom

I can’t tell you enough how much I loved the bedroom furniture.  The bed canopy was unreal, as was this tv console/dresser. Absolutely stunning.

More pics of the bedroom

If there is one thing I could change about the Parker, it would be the pool set up.  NOT BIG ENOUGH!!  I also felt that the pool wasn’t all that special. I felt that yes, it had the quaint and sweet vibe, but it just didn’t feel rich.  I can’t put my finger on it, I just was not a fan.  (But the sun shade umbrellas were super cute).

All in all, the weekend was fantastic!!  Can not wait to get back!  It was some serious vacay!

xoxo,

Hal

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Monday Love

Mondays are so promising.  It’s a fresh week ahead, whatever happened last week is old.  And I would definitely not mind waking up on Monday mornings to walk into this living room with a cup of coffee before leaving for work.

Designed by Liz Caan.

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