The Kimbell Art Museum’s highly anticipated Renzo Piano Pavilion will officially open on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. But why wait until then to take a sneak peek? It is breathtakingly stunning. Let’s take a look…
A quick story to start your weekend. When I was in Germany earlier this year, I was chatting one evening after dinner with Paul Anater and Alexandra Williams, both well known in the social media world, and the subject turned to [Read more...]
Closets You Will Not Want to Come Out Of.
Closets are often one of the least considered, yet most important spaces in the home. If you think about it, you might spend more time than you realize in the closet – it sets the tone for the beginning and end of each day. I know my closet could use a little organizational help, so I definitely spend more time than necessary trying to navigate my belongings and figure out outfits. Which gets me to the point— customized closets rock, you can find everything in them and they are gorgeous. Especially these closets by the Brazilian company Ornare, which just graced Dallas with a showroom this spring, their second showroom in the US showcasing hot kitchen, bath and closet design, all custom. Whether open concept or with closed doors, each inch of a closet space is meant to be designed for the client’s specific needs and lifestyle. This level of detail creates very intimate spaces. Visit the showroom and you will feel the uniqueness.
The closet should be an extension of the client’s [Read more...]
Shift into neutral and enjoy the ride….
We have just returned from a wonderful vacation to Telluride, Colorado. The weather was temperate, a wonderful reprieve from the 100+ degree Texas heat. If you have not been to this charming town, I highly recommend it. It is understated in a way that some of the other ski resort areas are high-octane (I’m not going to name names but you know exactly where I am talking about-). I’m all about low-key. Let me show you Telluride- a photographic tour…
Grab a Mint Julep and put on your virtual walking shoes because today is the final post of the New Orleans series and we are going to tour the Garden District. As Barbara Barry reminds us that “beauty is in our surroundings”, I write this post to share some of the beautiful details of the neighborhood that I grew up in – for the benefit of friends and readers headed to New Orleans this month. The homes you will see in this post are all in the Garden District, one of the older neighborhoods built between 1832-1900 on the highest ground available in New Orleans.
Above is the house I grew up in, one of the earliest examples of Italianate Architecture in [Read more...]