29 April 2013

happy monday!

we thought we'd be back to normal around the office today, but we are still playing catch-up from our high point trip plus dealing with all the normal monday BS (ugh), so expect high point posts soon (ish). in the meantime, here's a happy little picture from a project heading to completion...
interior by maison21/christian may. photo: matt armendariz

25 April 2013

LCDQLA: legends 2013! (may 8-10)

today, i am busy getting caught up after my biannual whirlwind trip to high point, but that doesn't mean i'm not thinking ahead to the next flurry of cocktails and design on my calendar, the la cienega design quarters annual "legends" event
maison21 legends 2012

"legends" is one of my favorite LA events, and if y'all recall, i was one of the window display designers at legends last year and i had a blast! this year, no window for me- too busy- but i'm going to take part in as many panels and parties as my schedule permits, and i'm very excited to see what my fellow LA designer friends like jamie and ron of woodson & rummerfield, and molly luetkemeyer of m design come up with! (you can read about all the fun in my blog recaps of past legends events here).

events are filling up fast, so register today, and i'll see YOU on la cienega, may 8th - 10th!

14 April 2013

the last 7 days

so remember the old saying, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all?

with that in mind, here is the highlight of my week: 

and here are ome cute pictures of pups, kitties, flowers and clouds:

and onward and upward to the next seven... ;-)

12 April 2013

los angeles modernism show

pretty much as soon as my plane lands from highpoint, i'll have to change and get ready for this fab los angeles event! (ok, there is 48 hours in-between, but trust me, with my jet lag, it will feel like the blink of an eye). the los angeles modernism show  at barker hanger  4/26-28 is once of my faves as i LOVE modern, particularly of the vintage kind, and the dealers who come to the show always bring their best stuff, so it's fabulousity all around.

i also hope you'll join me for the opening night party on april 25th which benefits PS arts, one of my favorite causes providing art, music and theater funding for underserved public schools-  soooooo important in this age of budget cuts! fabulousity and a good cause? you betta be there! get your tix here!

*here's a hint of what's in store, from way back in 2008

and for a recap of this year's show, visit material girls to read what jill has to say!

10 April 2013

high point anticipation is heating up! (#HPMKT)

i can't believe that in just 10 days, i'll be in the the thick of the US home furnishings industry's biggest trade show, high point market (#HPMKT)! and what i really can't believe is that i haven't even posted my  pictures from last market! how fast 6 months can fly by...

love HPMKT's new hashtag inspired logo!
this time, imma get smart and make the antique & design center my first stop 
so fabulous things like this big ol' brass hippo offered by joel sarvis (a scowters friend), aren't sold before i can get my mitts on them!
brassy goodness- i think this collection is either joel's or stephanie schofield's good stuff. i should have bought it all!
the vintage art offered in the antique and design center is AMAZING, like this piece from gillian bryce fine art
something for everyone- like this steampunky sputnik (dealer's name unknown- i'll get it when i'm in HPMKT)
and my second stop will be to visit my friends at 220 elm, where i am excited to meet my HPMKT sponsors, w. schillig, and give you the full tour of their showroom!
loved the retro inspired ave 62 collection from younger furniture in 220 elm last market, so i'm excited to see what's new.
these colorful pieces from skyline furniture, also caught my eye at 220 elm.
i'll also be visiting my friends at currey and company, where as usual, i will be overwhelmed  with all the offerings in their jam-packed showroom. loved this obelisk lamp introduced last market.
and i'll visit cr laine to see whats new and colorful (as well as hopefully chow down on some southern bbq)
of course, i'll have my eyes peeled for brand new sources, like van collier who offered these chic twig inspired wall brackets.
and v rugs and home who offered these terrific graphic pillows.
of course the best part of high point is getting to hang with wonderful people, like the handsome ron woodson, half of the design duo pf woodson and rummerfield. ron and jamie (the other half) just revamped stanley furniture's high point showroom, and i can't wait to see it!
more fab folk- ginna christensen, creative director of marc phillips rugs. yeah, i get to see ginna in LA, but it feels special  in high point for some reason!
dictator chic in my HPMKT home away from home, the greensboro sheraton. i am fascinated by this lobby vignette, and can't wait to sip my morning coffee on idi amin's former throne.  ;-)

so roll call- who will i see at HPMKT? i know i'll see lots of you, as my twitter and FB feeds are heating up with HPMKT hashtags! can't wait. be sure to say hi if you see me first!

07 April 2013

the last 7 days

i started my week with the most wonderful surprise from designer erika brunson, hand-delivered to my front door! 
and ended it with a lovely sunset walk 
in-between, i purchased this chic chest for a client form sunbeam vintage in highland park.
while in highland park, i stopped into a new vintage shop, shopclass, where i admired these awesome  serape pillows by the brick house.
speaking of pillows, i did some fluffing with a pillow delivery at a clients- love the way these custom pillows turned out!
and more fluffing..
all under the watchful eye of these two sweethearts
checked on custom built-ins at another project (almost ready for tchotchkification).
we also installed this vintage chinois screen- love the colorful florals.
we picked up this antique (ish) federal mirror while junque shopping
and also these amazing 1940's moderne andirons by donald deskey
we also got excited because we are going to see all these lovelies in just two weeks at #HPMKT (moi, Julieann of Create Girl, Jill of Material Girls, Cassandra of Coco + Kelley, Ashlina of The Decorista, Crystal of Rue Magazine, and Katie of The Neo Traditionalist & Matchbook Magazine.
as always, we admired the beauty around us
and we were thankful for our loved ones
and wished we had time for more of this, but were happy for the quality cuddle time we did get...
and how was your week?

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