I know… I know…. LONDON is going to be a HUGE topic with the Olympics and all, but I was there in June and loved it and wanted to share a few pics! My boyfriend had to go for a business trip, and he invited me to tag along. Who would say ‘no’ to that!!?? Not this girl! We stayed near Hamstead Heath – in Highgate, in a beautiful home. This quaint town had amazing shop lined streets with fantastic places to eat and window shop. We did the open tour bus, and checked out the sites and of course, I did a ton of window shopping!
The trip was quite short, so I only had a couple of days to get lost and discover. One of my stops was to Notting Hill and hit up Portobello Market.
Here’s the start of Portobello Road. It’s really cool because the entire street has these fantastic vintage and antique furniture and jewelry stores. I walked in and out of almost EVERY single one. I was there for hours!!
These silk pillows were displayed outside of a rug shop.
And all of these vintage blankets were on tables outside on the street too. I was so overwhelmed that I just didn’t buy anything. Dumb!
I’m terrible. I don’t have business cards from any of the stores on Portobello Road that I visited. So, I can’t report where I was, but pics are fun to look at!
Another stall had these amazing book pages of butterflies. I loved ALL of them, but had no idea of how I’d get them home without wrinkling them. I would have bought a whole series to frame.
Of course I had to go to Oxford Circus and check out Top Shop. I was waaay overwhelmed. So, since I was in the area – I headed over to the absolutely amazing Liberty of London. The building itself is beyond impressive. They have the most impressive silks and the most gorgeous patterns. The store itself is awesome because besides having their silk floral print pieces, they also have a fun stationary shop, handbags and accessories location, and an amazing array of jewelry.
This is from inside at the bottom floor of Liberty of London looking up. It has floors that go up, and up filled with their gorgeous silks.
I was semi-rushed while I was at Liberty of London, so I was only able to take a few pics, but thee were so many table displays of gorgeous scarves. The prints were absolutely gorgeous.
The stationary store had all of these gorgeous individual sheets of wrapping paper. They looked more like art to me. I would have loved to take some home with me, but again, not something easy to pack home.
The jewelry at Liberty was UNREAL! I was in LOVE with these horse shoe charms and really, really, really wanted one… OR actually 3. They were just out of my budget unfortunately. I love how delicate and romantic they are.
I have so many more pictures to post about from my trip… so stay tuned!
I’ve missed the blogging world so much! I know it’s been awhile but had to focus on a few other things. So, now I’m back and ready to get the creative juices flowing with you. So – in the next few days, please stay tuned!
Have you checked out Shirley Meisel, principal designer of Mhouse Inc.’s portfolio? If not - you should.
Her style is known to be “modern yet warm and approachable” and I couldn’t agree more. I’m totally digging her use of color in neutral spaces, and adding touches of whimsy with so much style without being cheesey or over the top.
I love a great work space that could bring out the creative juices – and this right here is deinitely that space. Not only is it beautiful and cheery, but it’s also super user friendly. Good storage, a large space for an inspiration board, and a great size desk to lay it all out.
This post is going to be a bit different from the usual. Pinterest is FULL of funny quotes and words to live by, so I thought I’d share my favorites with you. Besides getting the best style and design inspirations from Pinterest, you can also get advice and inner motivation. Creativity and positive thinking all in one place. I like!
I mean.... REALLY!?
This couldn't be any more true for me!!! I always get the damn words wrong!
Ugh.... I get so homesick. Sometimes there is just no where else I'd rather be than with my mom.
How funny is this?! And so true!!
I hate how true this one is! If ya didn't care, you wouldn't be upset! Such a burn!
Stop making the same mistakes. Gotta learn, don't do it again, and move forward! This is so true!!
In a nut shell... Don't leave the house looking like a mess, put on lip gloss.... because you will run into a really hot guy at the grocery store.
History sure does repeat itself and that is100% proof with these pictures of rooms from the 1950′s and 60′s.
If I can give any advice…. if you ever are getting sick of your chesterfield, Eames chair, tulip table, zig zag rug, flokati, greek key trim, bargello pillows…. DO NOT GET RID OF IT!! You have two options, you can either put it in storage and hold on to it until you really miss it, or send it to me!!
The chesterfield sofa, the gallery wall of photos and the zebra hide.... What interior design buff doesn't work with all three of these elements?
This room screams Jonathan Adler. He definitely got some inspiration from from this room.
Alright.... those flowers are a bit dated... But that settee is stunning and I LOVE that zig zag/flame fabric.
The tulip table, flokati rug, layered pillows, garden stool, and that chair! So mid-century and yet so current.
Yes…. Rachel Zoe…. Stylist to the Stars has been EVERYWHERE ….. and I just love her. But have you heard of the Interior Designer – ZOE FELDMAN?
Zoe Feldman is a newer one to me and I am thrilled to have come across her work. She’s based in Washington D.C., and has done some amazing projects in D.C., Florida, New York City and The Hamptons. I love her ability to do mid-century, traditional, hollywood regency, boho, and contemporary.
I’m a fan for sure! Check out more of her work HERE.
Loving the jewel tones of this living room.
Loving these high-glossed walls paired with those gorgeous doors.
A chic mid-century sitting area.
It would be so fun to get ready in a bathroom this cheery! The bright blue cabinetry is so unexpected.