I am not a fan of standard hotels – which mostly cater to business travelers. I prefer unique, artsy, small properties with a character bigger than the square feet of the lobby. And I always start with the bathroom decor, and work my way to the room and views. So, I think The Williamsburg Hotel New York – fits exactly the type of accommodations I’ve been searching for my trip to New York later this year. And they are pet friendly 🙂
Oh what conversations to be had in a home such as this whimsical one. As an artist, I have the utmost appreciation for the bold and the creative in style:
When we downsized from a 5-bedroom home to a studio apartment in San Francisco, I decided to get rid of everything and start over again. Picking furniture pieces that were simple, functional and naturally aesthetically pleasing. Although I am at the moment satisfied with how our space looks, I can’t help but feel the need to recreate, adding some of these wonderful suggestions from one of my favorite blogger:
I have at times considered transforming a room with colors from my wardrobe. But when I mention the idea to friends and family, they simply stare at me as if I was weird or something. I mean why not? Use the same color palate from an outfit to a room decor? Case in point:
In San Francisco most buildings or hotels being renovated are considering going the eco-friendly route, and I do appreciate the concept of it because I am an advocate of green. So it was nice to see this article about the CEO of Starwood Hotels taking measures to recreate the company owned properties focused on sustainability and going all the way green. In light of one of my favorite topics, I have selected 1Hotel as my boutique hotel pick . This is where I will be staying during my trip to New York in a few months hopefully if they aren’t book by the time I lock down the dates.
While searching for unique light fixture ideas here for a few remodels I will be working on early next year, I found myself pleasantly sidetracked with The SchoolHouse Electric Instagram site here. Listing below my favorite finds.
I love a minimalist decor and design, a home organized in everything earth-toned and natural. With a pop of color here and there. I find it aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and most definitely calming from a stressful day at work, and the outdoor-city living chaos. See here what I mean:
More and more I’ve been wanting to streamline my home. I downgraded five years ago from a five bedroom two-story in the country to a studio in the city-San Francisco. I made the transition, at the time, not sure where I wanted to live, besides Paris. Since I couldn’t get it together fast enough, I stayed put, aiming eventually to end up in a loft. I love the idea of open concept living, where everything is on display, providing you are a neat and organized individual. The only trouble is, I still want to move to Paris, and my other half isn’t yet ready… In the meantime, I am sharing with you some of my favorite ideas for loft living from one of my favorite blog.
I live in San Francisco, and the weather as we all know it, is very unpredictable especially since I live by the ocean. Planning to do anything outdoors weeks or days in advance doesn’t really work for our type of weather. But I have to say, I envy those who can plan such an event, and for that here are some wonderful ideas from Veranda Magazine – one of my favorite sources for style: