Entertaining in Style!

Entertain in style this weekend with a glamorous table setting at your Oscar party! A simple wood branch and moss can be embellished with feathers and flowers to create a dramatic centerpiece. Your decor will look as stunning as the looks on the red carpet!

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   Chandelier by La Murrina

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For the dramatic centerpiece, I used a long branch covered with moss as the base and layered it with flowers, feathers and berries.  To keep it sophisticated still I kept the color scheme of the centerpiece a monochromatic pink.  This way it is fun and frivolous but not tacky.

 
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Plates by Haviland

Work Inspiration!

Seyie Design collaborated with the organization to create a branded office environment that was cohesive with their overall visually identity as well as reinforced their vision of optimism. Thereby, creating an inspiring environment for both the employees and clients.

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Office for a special project of the Rockerfeller Philanthropy Advisors in
Los Angeles, CA.

 

A Spanish Colonial Revival house gets a fashionable makeover!

After - Kitchen

After – Kitchen & Bathroom (below)

After - Master Bathroom

Before – Kitchen

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I am thrilled to share a few photos of a recent interior design project in Carthay Circle, Los Angeles, CA!

A complete renovation of this 3,500+ s.f.1920s Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, combining Spanish, Parisian and New Orleans design elements with a contemporary angle, makes this a glamorous and functional haven for a fashionable entrepreneur and her young family.

CLEVER STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL KITCHENS

Having lived in Manhattan for several years, I know the value of maximizing every square-inch of a kitchen – in every possible direction, vertical & horizontal.  Although I no longer live in the tiniest apartment in Manhattan, my love of collecting tabletop and kitchen accessories challenges me to come up with storage ideas.  So, I was obviously excited to come across these storage solutions below by Poggenpohl

All of my city dwelling friends, and others who just need additional storage for your many collections of cherished items, perhaps you can find some inspiring ideas to incorporate into your own kitchens…

Built-in countertop drawer

Custom sink drawer cut-out

Plinth drawer

Creating usable space out of the toe-kick area is quite smart!

Plinth ladder

Being a petite girl, this is probably one of my favorites…  No more bulky, ugly step ladders!  I love that you can just slide it under the cabinets when done.

Corner solution – Magic Corner

TRICK OR GADGE-TREATS!

In the spirit of Halloween, I decided to showcase some delightful desk & home accessories and gadgets.  These eye candies are a treat to behold or to have at home… and best of all, ZERO calories!!!

TREATS FOR THE KITCHEN

Kuhn Rikon mouse measuring cups

Kuhn Rikon autocrank safety lidlifter

Normann Copenhagen rainbow trivet blue

Ghost salt & pepper shaker from UncommonGoods.com

Trudeau utensil pot clips

 

 

TREATS FOR THE DESK

Tape dispenser

Alessi Dozi paper clip holder

Architect’s blueprint paperweight from MOMA Store

Dream Cheeky mail box friends alert

Heel & Lips Telephone

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

A Celebration with Christofle & Champagne!

I recently attended an event at the Christofle boutique in Beverly Hills called, “The Evolution of Luxury.”  It included a presentation regarding special collaborations between Christofle and different houses of Champagne producers, comprising one-of-a-kind or limited edition silver pieces made for serving bubbly.  I have always enjoyed admiring their silver crafts and crystal; doing so with a glass of champagne doubles the joy!

A cage-like case for Ruinart Champagne.  My new obsession…

 

A lacework case for Perrier Jouet.  It is made to hold a magnum bottle.  However, once the bottle is opened, it can be used as a vase to hold a floral arrangement.  Quite a novel idea!

 

I just love that these exquisite pieces have a whimsical side…

 

 

 

Desserts look even more delectable when presented on a beautiful tray…

 

My friend, Katie Mayfield, and me with Jean-Claude Bourbon, the master silversmith at Christofle.

Fashionable & Functional Father’s Day Gifts!

Below are some ideas for Fashionable & Functional gifts for the special father in your life!

 

Outdoor Grilling & Entertaining:

Bodum FYRKAT Picnic charcoal gril

 

Monogrammed grill tool set by William Sonoma

 

Lighthouse Outdoor torch from DWR

 

Georg Jensen Cocktail set

 

Georg Jensen corkscrew

 

 

For His Desk:

Jonathan Adler paper weight

 

DWR desk set

 

Miss Moneypenny bowl from MoMA Store

 

 

Games:

Alice Supple Co. ping pong set

 

Jonathan Adler domino set

 

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!!

 

Fashion your Desk!

Below are some cool accessories that make work life easier and much more inspiring…

 

Letter opener & magnifying glass

 

Christofle Peace Tray – a chic alternative for holding business cards or other small desk supplies

 

 

 

Love the pink mouse pad!

 

Color coordinate your desk

Fun tape dispenser

 

Wire manage your desk