New Inspiration from Carla Lane

February 28, 2009 Designers We Love

I’ve been keeping up with the work of LA based interior designer Carla Lane since seeing her work featured on DesignSponge a while back. Fresh and colorful, Lane’s work is a juxtaposition of modern and traditional and her spaces evoke a timeless feeling. I recently visited her website and a few newly posted photos from a project in Hancock Park caught my eye. I’m especially loving that …

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JA Design Studio

February 28, 2009 Entertaining Essentials


I absolutely love beautiful, hand printed textiles and was thrilled to discover the work of JA Design Studio. The Miami based company offers an assortmet of luxury textiles including table linens, throw pillows, custom bedding, drapery panels and more. They also have a line fabrics by the yard called Plumwich, which is available exclusively to the trade via showrooms around the country. Eac …

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Yum Yum Chefs

February 24, 2009 Fab Finds


Photo: Bill Brady/Uptown
I’m always inspired when I hear about people who took a leap of faith and quit the corporate grind to follow their passions. Such is the case with two friends of mine, Vanessa Cantave and Gracia Walker who run a cutting edge food services company called Yum Yum Chefs which is based in DUMBO Brooklyn.

Photo: Bill Brady/Uptown

In 2005 Vanessa left her job in the adv …

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Rashida Jones’ Stylish LA Retreat

February 19, 2009 Stylish Spaces


Right now I’m kind of obsessing over Rashida Jones’ Los Angeles home which is featured in this month’s Glamour. With the help of up-and-coming LA decorator Katie Fine and her friend, celebrity stylist Estee Stanley, Jones transformed her home into a casual, slightly bohemian yet very sophisticated retreat. Many of the furnishings were sourced from Mecox Gardens (a favorite of mine!) an …

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Three Amigos

February 16, 2009 Travel

Last week I spent a few days in Cabo for work and while I was there I spotted these three stallions just hanging out on the beach. Aren’t they cute?!

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