Sunday, February 8, 2009

Dreaming of a Tropical Vacation

Even though I live in Los Angeles and to most people this is a tropical location, this rainy week I would be glad to argue otherwise. Hopefully this summer I'll get a little break and head to beautiful Brazil. Yes, I can see it now, sitting on the white sand in Rio and sipping fruity beverages without a care in the world. Well until then here are a few images to delight the senses, even if you're like me and sitting in a freezing apartment with five layers of clothing on.

Rio de Janeiro

Michael Kors, Spring 2009 RTW, photo courtesy of

Banana Leaf wallpaper in a Los Angeles home, photo courtesy of InStyle

Yellow Chandelier from Pieces

Monday, December 22, 2008

M Design Interiors Inc.

M Design Interiors Inc. is one of my very favorite interior design firms in Los Angeles. The designers create awe-inspiring room creations with a clever mix of pattern, furniture and art choices. The color combinations and use of pop art wallpaper create a fun and jovial atmosphere in each room.

I've a selected a few of my favorite spaces from their beautiful website at

Winter Whites

Who says you can't wear white after Labor Day? Winter is one of the best reasons to break out the white evening dress for the New Year's party! Instead of the usual holiday red and green, or blue, try indulging in winter's natural hue, white.

From stark white living rooms to white diamonds, lighten up with bright white!

White Living Room, courtesy of Living Etc.

Cartier Diamond Ring

Nina Ricci,

Parsons Console table courtesy of West Elm

White Chandelier courtesy of Gallery 84

Rafferty Chair courtesy of Jayson Home

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sparkle and Shine

Versace, Spring 2009 (

Beatrice Venetian Mirror, The Mirror Lady

Foil Mosaic Pillow, Liberty of London

Alexander McQueen leggings

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Killer Shoes

After a long delay and piles of work, I'm back to update A Daily Dose of Design. At the moment I'm obsessed with killer shoes, basically anything too dangerous to walk in but look so fabulous!!

Proenza Schouler, Spring 2009

Rodarte, Fall 2008

Louis Vuitton, Spring 2009

Balenciaga, Fall 2008

Amazing Pink Boots, Paris Fashion Week/Spring 2009 (Courtesy of The Sartorialist)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Florence Broadhurst

Spring is finally here and it's a great time to break out the bright colors. Florence Broadhurst was one of the great wallpaper and textile designers, she even did the wallpaper for Studio 54! Thanks to Signature Prints in Australia, her prints are back in production. I've linked a few lovely finds of different ways these fantastic prints and patterns can be incorporated into your decor as well!! Also, check out her book "Florence Broadhurst, Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives" by Chronicle Books, a great read to add to your book collection!

Keyline Chocolate and Coral on Silver Mylar Wallpaper and Fabric (photo by Walnut Wallpaper)

Kabuki Fans Wallpaper in a Woodson and Rummerfield's design project

Woodson and Rummerfield's showroom featuring Florence Broadhurst fabrics and wallpaper

(Florence Broadhurst, Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives)

(photo by Walnut Wallpaper)

Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of House and Garden sitting on Florence Broadhurst fabric covered bench

Black Japanese Floral Fabric (photo by Decor8 / Flickr)

Matte Emulsion Yvans Geometric Wallpaper (photo by midcenturyjo / Flickr)

Sunspot Cranes and Sunspot Bamboo Fabric (photo by spiro_anna / Flickr)

Egrets Wallpaper (photo by mondoagogo / Flickr)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lovely Lady

This outfit rocks!! So many textures, so my colors, I love the blue silk covered by a fantastic tweed coat. Everything about this outfit screams perfection! You could easily use this photo as an inspiration for color themes in your home. Read more about it on The Sartorialist. He's got some other fabulous finds as well.