Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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 multi-stone necklace closeup
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.
Monday, March 28, 2011
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
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!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
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
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
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
Intrigued? Can you see yourself with a fitted kitchen? To see more, visit the Bornholm Kitchen.