YSL chair

Dear Santa,

I’ll take one of each.  I’ve been realllllly good this year.  You’re the best!



quartz mirror




gold leaf mirror







All gorgeousness courtesy of Vivre.

Furniture Friday: Chaise Lounges

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Nov 13, 2009 | 7 Comments | Category: Furniture


Benchley-LR-Detail markham roberts

Markham Roberts

There is arguably not a more elegant piece of furniture than the chaise lounge.  They come in many shapes and sizes but modern or traditional.  I think one of the best features is the way they can be used to create interesting seating arrangements. 




 Above three photos Mary McDonald

bruno chaise

Bruno Chaise

french curved

jonathan lounge via mecox

Jonathan Chaise

atomic chaise

Atomic Chaise


mrs howard

French Chaise Lounge by Mrs. Howard

french provencal

French Provencal Chaise Lounge from Mrs. Howard

french style lounge


Painted French Style Chaise Lounge

pink chaise

Pink Chaise Lounge


LC4 Pony Chaise by Le Corbusier

windsor smith belladonna chaise

Belladonna Chaise by Windsor Smith Home

slim chaise

Slim Chaise Lounge by Windsor Smith Home

zane chaise


Zane Chaise by Hickory Chair

Shoe to Space!

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Nov 11, 2009 | 2 Comments | Category: Design Inspiration, Fashion

CL Beaute Strass Pink

It was LOVE at first sight.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.  I knew these Christian Louboutin beauties could inspire an entire space, so I pulled together a dream living room inspired by the beautiful Beaute Strass pumps.

CL Pink Room

Don’t Mind if I do…

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Nov 10, 2009 | 3 Comments | Category: Shops and Showrooms

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Move right in!

The design shop, Twenty Three 07 in Austin.

Reader Help Requested!

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Nov 09, 2009 | 10 Comments | Category: Fabric, Magazines


Reader Request: can anyone identify this chair fabric or suggest something similar? 

While you are thinking, check out this model condo designed by John Oetgen for The Brookwood in Atlanta.  I love how he paired traditional Queen Anne chairs w/ graphic cushions with a sleek table steel and glass table. 


 The plush draperies soften the clean, modern feel of the space.  I love the slipper chairs! 


This extra tall headboard and beautiful bedding have a slightly more comfortable, traditional feel. 




 To view the AH&L story click here. 

I really hope someone can help identify that fabric!

Furniture Friday: Camelback Sofas

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Nov 06, 2009 | 7 Comments | Category: Furniture


I STILL love this image of Ruthie Sommer’s living room that I’m sure has since been redone numerous times from the first time this photo graced the cover of Domino.  The sofa is amazing – my favorite geometric fabric covering such a stodgy traditional sofa – it breaks all the rules!   This ain’t your grandmother’s camel back – take a look at these examples and let me know if you could rock one!


A slipcovered version by Houston designer Lisa Epley

via things that inspire

Camel Back Christian Liaigre style by Gerrie Bremmerman

windsor smith

Windsor Smith’s Gwen Sofa

daryl carter

Neo-Charleston Sofa by Darryl Carter for Thomasville


Brent Sofa by Cisco Brothers




Gemma Settee from Jayson Home and Garden

ebay red

Ebay is a great source for finding a sofa that needs some TLC!

ebay chipp

Ebay Chippendale


Hickory Chair


Bethany Sofa by Bernhardt Interiors


Lambert Sofa by Martha Stewart

winslow ms

Winslow Sofa by Martha Stewart


After spotting this fabulous coat on Emerson Made I immediately emailed my science loving husband to ask if he could please identify the big cat this coat most closely resembles (I really want a “classy” animal print coat).  This was his response:

“Definintely cheetah.  This will make the statement that you are the fastest and most agile of the big cats.”

Um, awesome! Ha ha!  We all can do a quick google search for animal print fashion/decor and find that there are more trashy versions than classy out there.  If home decor really does follow fashion, I wonder if cheetah is the next big thing? 


I think we tend to forget that the original version in nature is SO GORGEOUS. 


My “classy coat” obsession continued when I spotted this picture of designer Lizzie Bailey in a fabulous cheetah print coat (as seen with Michelle Adams of Rubie Green/Lonny Magazine fame).

topshop $180

Her coat looks pretty similar to the Top Shop one shown in this collage by Who What Wear.


I love this little cheetah print collar!



Yes, please.  Christian Louboution Miss Clichy 140 boots.

I had never before pondered the difference between leopard, cheetah, snow leopard, etc!  I’m liking cheetah a lot!  How about you?   

**Disclaimer:  I am by no means a zoology expert.  These items shown may or may not be a good representation of Cheetah print.  If you have any insight as to the differences or discreprencies between the items shown and the actual animal, please leave a comment!  Also, I do not in any way support the killing of cheetahs for their hides…FAUX is fine for me!  Let’s not turn this into an animal rights discussion, it’s just for fun people.