Thursday, September 30, 2010

Splash of Architecture

The Waterhouse at South Bund is a new hotel in the historic Shiliupu district of Shanghai.  It features 19 rooms, a destination restaurant, rooftop cocktail bar, and a warehouse-style event space.  I love the contrasting industrial elements with the sleek materials and warm woods.  The entrance literally unfolds from rustic wooden beams, and the windows are a series of punch outs with framed wooden openings.  This is a great example of how the architecture and interior of a building work hand and hand with each other and blend seamlessly together.

{Photographs by Pedro Pegenaute via Aubrey Road}

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

{Neutral} Rooms of the Week

Crisp white walls, warm woods, and little hints of color here and there make these rooms refreshing and ready for fall.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Watercolor Wednesday

Eduard Erlikh is a fashion illustrator who uses watercolor as his main medium.  His wet, loose style is so mood-evoking and fresh.  The sensitive lineweights contrast so well against the well-thought-out white space.  I'm jealous of his use of color and bold strokes.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Awe Inspiring Autumn

Now that fall has officially arrived, I'm ready to bring out the scarves and put the flip flops away.  I love Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes, Philosophy's spiced apple cider body wash, plum-colored nail polish, pumpkin picking, tailgating, and the sun glimmering off the fallen leaves.  What are your favorite things about fall?

{Images courtesy of Peggy Wong and Heidi Lerkenfeldt via Blue Pool Road}

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Sunday, September 26, 2010


Since we all don't like Monday's, perhaps we call today "Quoteday" instead?  Here's a few inspirational sayings to get your week off to a good start.

{Images courtesy of Walking Around, Pink Wallpaper, and Mary Ruffle}

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Feature Week: Style Notes

Camilla Styles is the author of the blog Style Notes and makes feature posts on Coco & Kelley.  Her style is so clean and she has great post ideas, including Monochromatic Mondays and Life of the Party.  Check out her inspirational images and creative posts!

{All images courtesy of Style Notes}

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Feature Week: Dave Coote

Dave Coote is a both a furniture designer and interior designer who focuses on reclaimed materials and the existing architectural beauty of a space. His style is vintage and crisp...perfect for transitioning from summer to fall.  He also runs Pale & Interesting, an online homeware store, as well as The Beach Studios, unique locations for photoshoots.  You're bound to love his clean, fresh style.

{Images courtesy of Dave Coote Design and Pale & Interesting}

New Post Theme: Lunchtime Links

Watch out Heather Dinich, here comes Lunchtime Links with a design flair!  So my fiance is always reading blog posts...not on my blog, but on the ACC Sports Blog.  Heather writes sports articles on the latest games and player updates, and has a great theme entitled Lunchtime Links.  My fiance told me about this link idea, so I decided to borrow it and tweak it a little to make it more design-oriented than sports-oriented.  Once or twice a week I'll feature a special lunchtime post in addition to the day's regular post.  It will feature a few links to browse through over lunch, featuring designers, interiors, shopping, and other blogs that I like to look at.  Hope you enjoy this edition of Lunchtime Links!

Biltmore Wedding on Style Me Pretty                        Free Playlist for Kate Spade's new perfume Twirl

Navy for Autumn on Aubrey Road               Michael Kors Spring 2011 Ready To Wear

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Feature Week: Kate's Paperie

Kristi told me about a beautiful little paper boutique called Kate's Paperie.  You can shop online, or they have locations in New York and Connecticut.  You can shop by occasion, brand, or category of product.  I love their colorful and eclectic mix of items, as well as their eco-friendly products.

{All images courtesy of Kate's Paperie.  Thanks Kristi for sharing this site with me!}

Monday, September 20, 2010

Feature Week: Ritzy Bee Blog

Sorry Feature Week has been slightly delayed!  Between studio projects and computer hiccups this semester has been more stressful than planned.  Today's feature, however, will bring a refreshing break to this hectic week.  Jessica told me about the Ritzy Bee Blog, a fun wedding inspiration blog created by event designers Maria and Kelly.  I especially love their "Details We're Loving" and "Vintage Wednesday" posts.  Check it out and see for yourself!

{All Images courtesy of Ritzy Bee.  And thanks Jessica for introducing me to this site!}

Monday, September 13, 2010

Feature Week: Mary Ruffle

This week I'll be featuring a few of my newly found favorite blogs & websites.  Today's feature site is Mary Ruffle's Tumblr page, a collection of inspiring and mood-evoking images.  I get lost in this fabulous site...clicking on links of images that I love and exploring all new blog links.  This is a perfect image collection when you're running short on inspiration.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Room of the Week

As soon as I saw this airy, light-filled space, I fell in love.  I usually don't go for bold, rich colors...but the combined patterns and textures in this room are so eye-catching.  This space has a bohemian feel while still being fall-ish and casual.

{Image courtesy of Brunch at Saks}