Monday, November 28, 2011

House Beautiful Inspiration -- by Maine Design!

How delighted I was when my mother finally brought in her House Beautiful December/January issue and I opened it to see this incredible spread by our long-ago store manager Jason Maine!  It was over 15 years ago that he worked at Tierra - and he went on to work at other furniture dealers in Los Angeles - but most importantly it all lead to him working for the venerable Michael Smith for years.  Now he owns Maine Design with his wife Katie, and is featured in 12 pages of HB -- Bravo Jason!  
 The Brunschwig Bombay wallpaper custom printed on mylar is absolutely genius in this teen's bedroom -- the canopy and slightly off kilter Uzbek inspired  window covering are a bit much - but I love the orange and the large scale suzani on the bed. 
 Mirrored, arched window panels, overscale stone mantle and exotic accessories in this courtyard make for a dramatic garden interlude in the middle of the home.
I love the moucharabie panels in the windows of the media room as well as the Maine Design Bolster sectional - fun stuff.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Thanksgiving - our very first one at the house - and actually the first we have ever hosted.  All these years we have always gone to my parents' house - but now that we have the room and the setting -- it was time to really open our doors and grow up a little bit more...
I got a wee bit of time before everyone arrived to make a pretty little moment or two.
The before table.
The twins even held hands for a brief moment for the camera. :)
Finny and his Bunny
My camera was having issues - but I had to include this just because Gigi and Ol look so cute.
The after table.  
And we even made it to my sister's house after - and man, it wore us all out!  But doesn't Doug look handsome!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Obsessed with Pinterest I sometimes want to be able to place some personal photos onto my boards - thus random posts like this!  Thinking about what to paint in the upstairs bedrooms and hallways -- vivid color of course leads me to thoughts of Elizabeth's Istanbul apartment --- how I long to be back (sans kids perhaps next time... sigh...)