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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Christopher Spitzmiller Lamp Sale

 
 
It takes a lot to get us excited and this pretty much did the trick!
 

 
 
 
If you aren't familiar with these luscious and voluptuous hand thrown - hand painted -  hand wired lamps, they are the darlings of the design world and are frequently spotted in interior magazines...
 
photo via tobi fairley
 
inside the workshop
 
This is your chance to snag one at over 1/2 off....
so whip out those credit cards pronto!
 
You can thank me later :)
 
Until Next Time,
t

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Effortless Chic of Bar Palladio - Jaipur India

 
Most of you remember TOCCA the romantic fashion house launched in 1994 who introduced us to the ultra-feminine gardenia based fragrance "TOUCH" and went on to create a well known fashion and beauty brand. 
 
The women behind TOCCA are Dutch designer Marie Anne Oudejans and her business partner Emma Fletcher. 
 
Victor Alfaro Spring 2001 Ready-to-Wear Marie-Anne Oudejans and Carolina Herrera, Jr.
Anne Marie on the left pictured with Carolina Herrera Jr.
photo source unknown
 
It seems that while living in Jaipur, India, Anne Marie was asked to design Bar Palladio in the hotel Narain Niwas Palace Hotel.  With this project she certainly proves her unique style and feminine mystique translate easily into distinctive interiors.  
 
Inside and outside the bar, classic Indian motifs combine with dressmaker details in the most charming way.  It is sophisticated but comfy....exotic yet welcoming and exudes a certain jet-set panache.  Carved marble, lacquered wood cutouts, cut crystal glassware, glowing lanterns and beautiful upholstery all combine to create a mysterious ambience. 
 
Luxurious lounging never had it so good!   
 
 
 
Bar Palladio Jaipur India designed by Marie-Anne Oudejans | Remodelista
 
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Bar Palladio Jaipur India designed by Marie-Anne Oudejans | Remodelista
 
 
 
Bar Palladio Jaipur India designed by Marie-Anne Oudejans | Remodelista
 
Bar Palladio Jaipur India designed by Marie-Anne Oudejans | Remodelista
 
Bar Palladio Jaipur India designed by Marie Anne Oudejans | Remodelista
 
 
 
Bar Palladio Jaipur India designed by Marie-Anne Oudejans | Remodelista
 
 
 
 
Bar Palladio Jaipur India designed by Marie Anne Oudejans | Remodelista
 
 
 
 
Bar Palladio Jaipur India designed by Marie-Anne Oudejans | Remodelista
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hopefully we will see more interiors from this talented designer....
You can learn more about Anne Marie's TOCCA line
 
Until Next Time,
t
 
 
photos via Remodelista and Trust and Treasure Heritage


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Stylish NASCAR Wives - Chandra Johnson & Niki Taylor

 
 
There are two things that come to mind when I think of NASCAR....the deafening roar of engines driven at top speed and the shaking and spraying of giant champagne bottles but two ladies married to drivers Jimmie Johnson and Burney Lamar have brought other visions to mind.  Very stylish visions is!
 
Enter Chandra Johnson and Niki Taylor
 
Two NASCAR wives with style to spare. 
 
Chandra Johnson- a former model - is an American beauty who hails from Oklahoma.  Her taste is exquisite and she always looks fantastic despite the intense heat and stress of watching Jimmie race around the track at speeds over 200 mph. 
 
 photo via allleftturns.com
 

Chandra Johnson Party In The Poconos 400
Jimmie, Chandra and daughter Genevieve Marie
 
Here she is looking demure and sophisticated at the New York Stock Exchange...
 
(L-R) 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion winner Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, and his wife Chandra walk around the New York Stock Exchange on December 3, 2008 in New York City.
photo via zimbio.com
 
jimmie and chandra johnson wedding picture
photo via thefastandthefabulous.com
 
photo via playerwives.com
 
photo via zimbio.com
 
 
photo via skirtsandscuffs.com

 
 
photo via motorsport.com


 
Chandra looks gorgeous dressed down as well as dressed up and her homes aren't too shabby either.  Here is the old Johnson NYC pied-e-terre which features their own art collection.  It is simple yet luxurious, was designed by Shawn Henderson and features mid-century furnishings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The apartment has since been sold and the Johnsons have purchased a larger apartment on a higher floor to accommodate their growing family.  

Chandra founded the Jimmie Johnson Foundation with her husband in 2006 and was recently interviewed for PEACHY magazine where she shares her beauty tips among other details about her childhood and life as a wife and mom.  She also mentions her "addiction" to 1st dibs and her affinity for the arts in Charlotte.  Sounds like my kind of woman.  Here is the link....

PEACHY

You can follow Chandra on
Pinterest HERE
Twitter HERE


Next enter a classic beauty we all know and love, supermodel Niki Taylor who has graced countless covers and innumerable ads throughout her ongoing modeling career. 

Niki hosting the people's choice awards - photo via zimbio

I had the privilege of designing two homes for Niki. 
One in Florida and one in 2002 at the gorgeous Governor's club in Tennessee.  I can say that in person, without makeup, Niki is stunning and she has a beautiful personality to match.  Warm and gracious she is truly a lovely woman inside and out who is happiest at home hanging with her close family and friends.  She generously supports numerous charities but closest to her heart is the Red Cross who she credits with her recovery after her car accident and subsequent blood transfusions.  



Ntwedding
photo via in style weddings

Many years after I worked with Niki she married NASCAR driver Burney Lamar and has since given birth to two children - a daughter Ciel and a son Rex all the while managing to make motherhood look glamorous!  However it is her honesty about being a mother as well as her own personal struggles that keeps her real to her fans and followers.  Recently her husband Burney, ever the speed junkie, has a new career as a pilot and has been flying jets commercially. 

Niki Taylor Gives Birth to Son Rex Harrison!
photo via US magazine





photo via zimbio


with her daughter Ciel - photo via celebrity baby scoop
 
 
Niki and Burney with Niki's older sons Jake and Hunter - photo via people magazine



You can follow Niki on
Facebook HERE
 Pinterest HERE
Twitter HERE

We wish the best to these inspiring, stylish ladies and their beautiful families.

Until Next Time,
t
 

 

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