Modern, Hip, Colorful, It’s Glass

I am crazy about these glass decanters by Elizabeth Lyons Glass! They have such a fresh and modern shape.  They come in opaque, clear, bright colors, and pastels.  Many sizes to choose from too.

Bright and Bold

They would look so amazing on a mantle or on a console with the sunlight shining through the glass. 


Hip Ottomans

Wow!  These little ottomans pack a big punch!    Custom made ottomans by Beckwith Interiors, designed for one of our own designers, Lauren Devens.  These ottomans are great for putting your feet up, a pop of color under consoles or in front of a cozy fireplace.  Finished with linen around the base, the pillow top is actually attached to the top so it does not move around.  Imagine all the fun that you can have with fabrics and textures on these babies. Check them out at our online store!

Summer time travels

I feel rejuvenated and inspired after a week trip to Los Angeles and Las Vegas.  I know you are probably thinking Vegas and L.A….?? Not exactly the most cultural road trip, but it depends on where you go and what you see; and see we did.  First, the weather in LA is not to be believed.  As usual, 75 degrees and dry, clear skies.  A perfect day for visting the Getty museum.  The Getty is absolutely amazing!  The museum has so many beautiful outdoor gardens and sculptural gardens in addition to the clear views all the way to the Pacific Ocean.  The buildings are separated into different sections based on the collections they are housing so you can walk between them and enjoy the outdoor cafes.  We took our children and they were excited to see some of the artworks that they recognized.  It was great to see my daughter run up to a beautiful pastel colored canvas of haystacks and exclaim, “Look mom, Monet’s Haystacks.”  While I would love to take credit for my cultural superior children, all the kudos goes to Baby Einstein DVD videos.  They were plunked in front of those so many times something had to stick.  Renoir, Degas and Van Goghs’s Irises were inspiring.  There was that amazing purple again that we are seeing in so many interiors. 
Getty Museum
Between the outdoor cafes on sunset, lovely Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills and the flowers in bloom it was relaxing and pretty. 
Next time Vegas………
Monet wheatstacks

Van Gogh Irises

Mineral lamps

Wow!  I love these amazing creations by Barbara Houston.  Lighting, accessories, jewerly and wall hangings all made with semi precious stones, minerals and fossils.  So beautiful!  I hope that Beckwith Interiors will have some in the showroom sometime soon. 

Inspired London design

I am getting ready to book a trip to London with my husband in August. We both have similiar tastes in hotels; luxurious, pampering, good location, and most importantly well kept and clean. When we are traveling to jolly old England, we like to stay at the hip boutique hotels that are much more interesting than the larger hotels, like the Ritz or the Four Seasons.(which we love) One particular hotel group that stands out is the Firmdale group. We had our taste of these great hotels many years ago when we stayed at the Covent Garden Hotel. Kit Kemp, the designer behind these great interiors brings her unique sense of color and whimsy to all of the Firmdale properties. I especially like the Soho and the Haymarket, which we visited about 2 years ago. I hope you enjoy a little taste of London! Wow! The images just make you smile!