Friday, March 20, 2009

More from Diamond Baratta

Oooh was I ever so excited to find more pictures of the bright kitchen I posted last week (AND the rest of the home!) designed by Diamond Baratta. I think it's safe to say the family living here is NOT the least bit afraid of color. But that kitchen remains my favorite, especially after seeing more pictures of it! View more pictures of the home and read all about it at House Beautiful. I hope everyone has a fantastic Spring weekend!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Red and Turquoise Guest Rooms

I'm such a huge fan of red and turquoise, so obviously I'm gonna love these fabulous guest rooms. I LOVE the fabric on the benches and lovely bedskirts in the first two images. And I'm dying to have a black and white rug like the one in the last image. Aside from the colors, the whole symmetry of these rooms is really appealing to me as well. Pictures via House Beautiful and Domino.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Anna French

I had an absolute ball looking through the website of Anna French wallpaper and fabric. If you've yet to check it out, you MUST. It is all so droolworthy! The new collection Wild Flora - "where traditional designs delightfully mingle with modern twists" - is stunning.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

the Nines

My heart went pitter-patter when I discovered the Nines, a new luxury hotel that opened in the fall above Macy's in the old Meier & Frank building in downtown Portland, Oregon. The Nines' design themes came from SERA Architects of Portland and interior designer ForrestPerkins. The gorgeous rooms use a turquoise called Sonoma sky and an espresso brown. What's especially cool is that the hotel is as eco-friendly as they come. According to a press-release:
Eco-consciousness has been a key element to the development of the Nines, which anticipates LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. To achieve this prestigious designation, conservation-focused plumbing, including low-flow faucets, have been put in place in order to save 400,000 gallons of water each year. All products used in daily housekeeping are “Green Sealed,” and the hotel retains 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources including wind power and carbon offsets. Low-emitting adhesives, sealants, paints and carpets were used during the renovation to secure optimum air quality. Throughout the building process, 24 million pounds of material was removed and 90 percent of construction waste was diverted from landfills for reuse or recycling. -Source

Monday, March 16, 2009

Dreamy Bath

Isn't this bath from Coastal Living just a dream?! One day I'm going to have a tub just like this...soak away all the blues (the bad ones, not the good ones)! Love the windows, the cozy chair and bench. What a perfect bath!
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