David Stark’s {purely paper} flower shop

i wish i were in NYC so i could go to this tomorrow…

at West Elm on Broadway

Doesn’t it look like it’s going to be amazing?

Cute little orchid…you would stay alive forever in our homes.
Guess I’ll just have to order his new book DAVID STARK DESIGN

and drool over his breathtaking events all day long.


what’s next for Rikshaw Design


Catherine, of Rikshaw Design asked me to participate in her series called What’s Next... in which she asked several bloggers to contribute their ideas for new products and phases for Rikshaw! I was thrilled to be included among the list {but barely got mine done in time} so you’ll have to go back and look at all the other great ideas. Go here to see my post today!

welcome new sponsor: true birds

I’m so excited to introduce the fabulous hair accessories true birds
and the beautiful twins, Heather & Heidi… the geniuses behind the operation!

They have an online store and do everything from maintaining the website, shipping, manufacturing (made in the USA), marketing, designing, & everything else that a small business entails. They are sold at Henri Bendel, Fred Segal, and now at NORDSTROM!
Check out the press they’ve gotten!

These new styles are now available at NORDSTROM so hurry in to the hair accessory counter to get your pretty little hands on them!

You can also keep up with true birds on their blog !

It’s Complicated

I watched It’s Complicated on my 16-hour journey home the other day…and fell in love yet again with another Nancy Meyers’ set {as we all did in Something’s Gotta Give and The Holiday}

* we don’t get all the movies in dubai so i was thrilled to get to catch up on some american flicks!

It was set in a gorgeous 1920′s Spanish Style Ranch in Santa Barbara

Meyers wanted a “Belgian look reflected in the house’s furnishings in a quiet palette and natural linen. Set designer Beth Rubino mixed high end-furnishings–Calvin Fabrics and Dessin Fournir and George Smith furniture–with antiques from 1st Dibs and items from West Elm.”

Subtle arches & warm lighting. Color palette was neutral tones with accents of “Hermes” orange.

Beautiful bathroom.

Isn’t the carrera island on the wooden base amazing?

Love the lived-in, casual feel

Notice the ceiling detail and cane cabinets

Do I spot some Serena & Lily?

And don’t even get me started on the bakery inspired by Dean & Deluca…it was heaven.

All images via Traditional Home

it’s complicated


i watched it’s complicated on my 16-hour flight home and fell in love yet again with another nancy meyers set … as we all did in something’s gotta give and the holiday.
{we don’t get all the current movies here in dubai, so i was thrilled to get to catch up on some american flicks!}

set design & decoration by Jon Hutman and Beth Rubino

1920′s Santa Barbara Spanish style ranch

The design was Dutch inspired

Color palette was neutrals with touches of “hermes” orange

Amazing carrera island with the wood base & legs

Love the casual, lived-in feel

Do i see some serena & lily bedding? darling.

Gorgeous ceiling detail

Beautiful hallway & chinese console…aaahh how i love chinese accents.

And don’t even get me started on her bakery {inspired by dean & deluca}…it was so heavenly.

all images via traditional home


finally home with my little family in dubai. such a sweet day to ponder motherhood. i love being a mother…even more than i love design. olivia is the joy of my life. so happy to be a mother on this mother’s day.