Archive for March, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

something lovely…spotted at sally lerman jewelry

If like me you love every known gem­stone, this fan­tas­tic neck­lace will sat­isfy your crav­ing! From Con­necti­cut jew­elry designer Sally Ler­man, it fea­tures blue topaz faceted coins, lemon quartz onion, faceted rose quartz beads are sur­rounded by peri­dot, pink tour­ma­line and pearl dan­gling beads. Ster­ling sil­ver wire cod­dles each stone, and  it adjusts from 15–18 inches.

sally lerman necklace

sally ler­man multi-stone neck­lace closeup

sally lerman necklace

sally ler­man multi-stone necklace

You can pur­chase this lovely piece for your very own on Etsy. Be sure to visit Sally's web­site to learn more about the ther­a­peu­tic prop­er­ties of nat­ural gemstones.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

bathtastic! from lori graham

This bath­room, from Wash­ing­ton DC designer Lori Gra­ham is so inspi­ra­tional, don't you think? Sim­ple, ele­gant, and sooth­ing with an inter­est­ing bal­ance of the mas­cu­line bath van­ity and that volup­tuous bathtub!

bathroom inspiration from lori graham

bath­room inspi­ra­tion from lori graham

Over­all, the light­ing tips the bath­room toward the fem­i­nine, but I think tweak­ing a few ele­ments (paint color, chair) would encour­age a man to com­fort­ably share it. It really is so lovely, it would be a shame to use it all alone!

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Friday, March 25, 2011

diffa — dining by design 2011

DIFFA's (Design Indus­tries Foun­da­tion Fight­ing AIDS) pre­mier fundrais­ing event, Din­ing by Design, took place last week con­cur­rently with the Archi­tec­tural Digest Home Show. The cre­ative table dis­plays were sim­ply amaz­ing, and there were so many, I apol­o­gize for not being able to iden­tify some of the pic­tures I took. That aside, indulge in some eye candy!

Through the efforts and resources of the design com­mu­nity and cor­po­rate spon­sors, Din­ing by Design has granted over $38 mil­lion to hun­dreds of AIDS ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions nation­wide. An amaz­ing effort is put forth every year by par­tic­i­pat­ing design­ers, and their hard work pays div­i­dends to so many. Bravo!

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

architectural digest home show 2011: bornholm kitchen

It was my very great plea­sure to visit Susan Serra (@SusanSerraCKD), Pres­i­dent of Born­holm Kitchen, at what was essen­tially the débu­tante party of her new line. Show­cased for the first time at the AD Home­Show, Born­holm Kitchen's story is multi-faceted. Inspired by clas­sic Scan­di­na­vian style, this line of cab­i­netry and van­i­ties is at once smooth and mod­ern, warm and ele­gant. With chameleon-like ease, these pieces blend into their sur­round­ings, from Euro­pean coun­try to Shaker sim­plic­ity, while still mak­ing a design statement.

bornholm kitchen with inset cooktop

born­holm kitchen with inset cooktop

The Born­holm line is the per­fect choice for a fitted-furniture kitchen. A depar­ture from the look of tra­di­tional Amer­i­can kitchen cab­i­netry, Born­holm can be con­fig­ured to offer all the stor­age you need.

bornholm kitchen pantry

born­holm kitchen pantry

Another ter­rific fea­ture of Born­holm Kitchen is their sus­tain­abil­ity story. U.S. made, the cab­i­net bod­ies use soy-based resins instead of urea formalde­hyde. The durable oil fin­ish is 100% VOC-FREE and con­tains no toxic chem­i­cals. Addi­tion­ally, the Born­holm Kitchen fac­tory has been awarded the ESP (Envi­ron­men­tal Stew­ard­ship Pro­gram) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion by the Kitchen Cab­i­netry Man­u­fac­tur­ers Asso­ci­a­tion (KCMA). Beau­ti­ful for you, beau­ti­ful for the environment.

bornholm vanity fitted with vessel sink

born­holm van­ity fit­ted with ves­sel sink

Intrigued? Can you see your­self with a fit­ted kitchen? To see more, visit the Born­holm Kitchen.

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