Not long ago I stumbled upon the beautiful website Blydesign. Not realizing what I had just discovered, I was hooked once I started perusing the pages of treasures on my computer screen.

Katherine Bly Cromer started Blydesign from a single sentimental idea that came after her grandmother had passed away. She had kept a beautiful, faceted crystal from her grandmothers chandelier and decided to put it on a chain to keep it close to her. From that moment forward she began looking for other unique items that could become beautiful pieces of jewelry. Let me just say, she has accomplished that ten fold!

Take a look:

Not only does Katherine do jewelry for you, but also for your home! I am lusting after these beauties!

Of course I could not resist for long and I bit the bullet when I saw this gorgeous raw, smokey edged quartz necklace calling my name!

It is heavy and feels amazing on!

Pictures via Blydesign



No Words

Picture via Apartment #34

So, I sat for what seemed like hours at my computer trying to come up with something to put on the blog, but my sick body gave up. The ringing in my ears and my sore throat won and I could do anything besides find a picture of the way I wish I looked while lying in bed trying not to actually cough up a lung.

One good quote did come to mind though.

"I am just one stomach flu away from my goal weight." - Emily The Devil Wears Prada


Pink Pick-Me Up

Picture via Escapade

Picture via The Cherry Blossom Girl

The middle of the week is the perfect time for a pick-me up.



Easter Time

These beautiful washed out colors remind me that Easter is right around the corner!

Picture via Domino

Picture via Sketch 42

Kimberly Ayres
Picture via Habitually Chic


In the Stacks

There is nothing prettier or more appealing than a good stack of books.

Picture via Aubrey Road

Picture via Sketch 42

Heather of Habitually Chics bookcase

On another note, I just wanted to thank both Heather of Habitually Chic and Christian of Maison 21 for a wonderful time at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel. What a lovely way to spend a lovely day.


Furniture Friday 3.19.10

A rug does not have to cost a fortune to make a room look fabulous.

Take the uber-chic and uber-cheap Ikea Stockholm Rand rug
Look how fabulous this design looks in the three rooms below:

Picture via Red Ticking

Nate Berkus

Picture via La Dolce Vita


All I Need

A perfect pair of shoes AND

Picture via A Diary of a Lovely

a FABULOUS room to kick them off in!

Picture via Shelter


A Little Reminder

These gorgeous little greek key stools were a sad little reminder...

Picture via Apartment #34

of the beautiful greek key chair that Williams-Sonoma Home no longer makes.


Red Carpet Rooms 3.16.10

I suddenly realized it had been WAY too long since my last Red Carpet Room post so I knew I had to come back strong. Who better to start with than SJP?

Pretty in Pink

(I actually went to the Emmys in 2003 and saw this dress in person...die)

Shimmering Structure

Marvelous in Mint

Picture via Dress Design Decor



I love pictures that just make me happy. These are some of the most recent ones...

Picture via Emily Clark

Picture via I Suwannee

Picture via White and Wander


Art Belongs Everywhere

Picture via Inspired to Share

Picture via Sketch 42

Kate Spade

No place or wall is too small or insignificant to display art. Note the above pictures and even check out Habitually Chics lust-worthy powder rooms!



It is only Wednesday but I need Friday to come fast. I am lacking creative inspiration this week. Help.


Gray Days

Picture via Escapade

Picture via Aubrey Road

Martha Stewart
Picture via So Haute

A gray day can be gloomy, but a gray space can be beautiful.