from Williams Sonoma
James Radin is an interior designer and is said to be the mastermind decorator of the beach house in the movie Something’s Gotta Give. I would have loved to have stumbled across his website when I first started the renovation of my home. His use of light blue sofas is a confirmation to me that buying one for my living room is the right way to go! Thanks James!
His choice in decorating a space with casual and elegant pieces is consistent, whether it’s in a movie set or a client’s home. I appreciate the way he mixes dark woods with light colored textured fabrics, seagrass and dhurrie rugs, and white walls. His portfolio is breathtaking and every room he creates makes you feel like you’re on the best vacation! What’s not to fall in love with?
The movie Something’s Gotta Give is continuing to stir up decorating emotions. The idea behind the design of this urban apartment,which overlooks the Manhattan skyline, is that it is a continuation of the love story between Harry (Jack Nicholson) and Erica (Diane Keaton). The designers were inspired to create a space for them now that they are married. Both of their homes were so brilliantly decorated in the movie and let’s face it, we love the storyline, but we watched it over and over again for the decorating. This ultra chic design project was created for House Beautiful as part of showhouse project called, Designer Vision: Cinema Style. I love how they blended both Erica’s style of using light blue in some of the upholstery and slipcovering a sectional with Harry’s more modern sleek edge with darker tones.
The blue touches that they added throughout the apartment, such as in the living room, starting with the blue side chair and in the dining room with the powder blue Avington chargers are, for me, what made this apartment beautiful. The designers used just the right amount of color in each room. Bravo!
You can see more of this gorgeous New York apartment at House Beautiful. I personally love all the details! What’s your take on this apartment in the Big Apple?
The Feed Foundation is offering their first ever Trick-or-Treat bags that are being sold exclusively through HSN. I first learned about the FEED bags last year and it’s an inspiration to see how the foundation has grown. These bags are part of a project to help feed children in need around the world.
According to Feed:
Each bag sold will enable UNICEF to provide one child in the developing world with an entire year’s worth of micronutrient powders.
Clothing designer Tory Burch may be best known for her chic clothing line, but it also seems like she has designer taste at home. I came across this online article while I was searching for white kitchens. I always wondered what her kitchen would look like and I wasn’t taken by surprise. It’s as elegant as I thought it would be. Located in, New York City, it resembles a kitchen you would find in a Hamptons home. You can view more pictures of her home and see how she enjoys entertaining guests at Elle.
My mother and I had the pleasure of taking a tour of the HGTV Dream Home 2008 in Key Largo, Florida. We were allowed to take as many pictures as we wanted and I am glad we did! These are just a sampling of the 150 photos we took.
This is the view from the back of the house.
The family room had individual seagrass chairs.
You can never have too many shells….
These slipcovered chairs were in the coral painted foyer.
The coffee table was actually a lobster trap.
View from the stairs down into the living room.
The bamboo shelf in the dining room was a great idea.
I would have liked to have seen a larger kitchen in this dream home. Although, I did love the cutting board.
The wooden stairs were a nice detail against the white walls.
Living Room Balcony
The kids room downstairs.
I absolutely loved the woven chair in the corner.
I thought that this was a clever way to hide the washer and dryer.
If you would like to see more photos and get more information about this HGTV Dream Home 2008 visit HGTV.