photo shoot friday: clean & contemporary

today i’m sharing a remodel of a kitchen & fireplace that was quite the challenge… crooked ceilings, crooked floors, and million different styles going on in the existing home so we started over with clean lines and cool colors. see the before pics here.

my favorite part is the fireplace~ so i had ashlee snap a few shots of livi & i too.

all images by ashlee raubach

Pretty Ballerinas

Just left Menorca~ a picturesque village in Southern Spain famous for their shoes! My mom & I are shoe fanatics so we went crazy in this town… especially when we found out that our favorite flats, Pretty Ballerinas are made there! {I found PBs when we were living in London last fall and my mom & I fell in love with them}. After we cleaned out the shop of their size 41s {yes I wear a 10!} I came home and looked them up online. Lucky for us North Americans, they now have a store in NYC, Montreal, and an online shop!


They have a million amazing styles {more in the stores than online} and they are so comfortable. I love mine and wear them all the time!


There are a LOT of fabulous companies & products coming out of Spain, but the best of them {in my opinion} is definitely ZARA. In fact…on any given day you can pretty much count on me & Olivia being dressed in Zara, if not dressed in all Zara {not to mention my house being dressed in ZARA HOME as well}. I’m lucky enough to have several ZARA HOME stores in Dubai, but sadly America has yet to receive one. So my sister & I spent much of our time in Barcelona in & out of the many stores that dot the map. We succeeded in filling her bags to the brim with rugs, throws, quilts, and LOTS of perfect pinks for her home! And although I’m a regular at my store down the street, I can’t ever seem to get enough of it!

photo shoot friday: barcelona style

this is one of my client’s european inspired living rooms…

i loved having the task of finding the perfect shade of blue mohair for her sofa…it’s absolutely gorgeous & feels like heaven to sit on!

all photos by ashlee raubach
photos from barcelona coming soon~ promise!


in Barcelona & loving it. just thought i’d preface the Barcelona love with some BARCELONA CHAIRS! i’ve always loved the sleek, chic design by Mies van der Rohe. bless him for his good design. one day, i will have one of these…
elizabeth kimberly designs