Friday, March 28, 2014

it's personal...art

I have always told my clients, "art is personal".  If a client wants me to choose art for their styling, I will, but my rule of thumb in general is that they select the art, because art is sooooo very personal.  My taste in art is very simple, normal, easy on the eye, pleasant, when you look at it you know what it is, no one has to explain to you what it means and it generally does not cause nightmares. 



 


all images above from Elle Decor March 2014
 
 Of course I realise if you are wealthy, art is an investment, but why does it have to be ugly? I am not wealthy.  When I am, I still will not invest in ugly art.  I will invest in fabulous furniture, fashion and shoes!  One of my wall's, below, consists of art purchased from E-Bay. The pieces are pretty and visually pleasing, but I chose them because I like them and they fit my style.
 

Below is a client's parlour wall.  The art consists of an inherited, amazing 100 year old cork carving (lower left) , a gift from a friend (far right, over 75 years old), a $5 watercolor from a sidewalk artist at the Met (top center), a Picasso poster and a $1.50 watercolor from a Colorado Springs 5 &10 back in the 60's.  And it's fabulous!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

love it, live it: (budget) contempo romantic bedroom, $1,025

I'll make this quick since my computer has been nothing but a pain in da *#s today...simple, contemporary, romantic and peaceful, under $1,050.
Product sources available upon request TCSTYLIST1@GMAIL.COM

Monday, March 24, 2014

love it, live it: contempo romantic bedroom...on a budget

This week's Style Board inspiration comes from Coastal Living, February 2014.  The bedroom is that of Pamela Anderson.  Who knew the sexy blonde bombshell had such a soft romantic side? 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

style edit

It is a cold, windy, ugly almost spring day.  The perfect day made for the tedious, albeit important, task of editing style tear sheets.  Man my tastes have changed!  Hopefully I don't get a client looking for say Country Chic, it has been replaced by Mod Rustic Glam...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

e-styling giveaway, up to $280 in value

The first reader to contact me regarding this giveaway will receive a FREE customized e-Styling Rooms to Go. You pick the room, answer a few questions, send a few pictures and I will create a room for you; any budget, any style. I will put together a style board, room layout, shopping list, DIY suggestions, and room sketches to assist in accessorizing.

The boards shown below are sample style boards. Your personal board would include pieces you already own and reflect your style.


Contact me at TCSTYLIST1@GMAIL.COM
 
 


 



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

love it, live it: fashion inspired lounge

 
This week's Style Board was inspired by Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2014.  It is a sexy and glam lounge grounded with natural texture (an ode to the amazing landscape that is Italy).
 
Product sources available upon request TCSTYLIST1@GMAIL.COM

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

e-styling giveaway, up to $280 in value

The first reader to contact me regarding this giveaway will receive a FREE customized e-Styling Rooms to Go. You pick the room, answer a few questions, send a few pictures and I will create a room for you; any budget, any style. I will put together a style board, room layout, shopping list, DIY suggestions, and room sketches to assist in accessorizing.

The boards shown below are sample style boards. Your personal board would include pieces you already own and reflect your style.

Contact me at TCSTYLIST1@GMAIL.COM
 

 


 

Monday, March 3, 2014

love it, live it: fashion inspired lounge, dolce & gabbana s/s 2014

Season after season, Dolce & Gabbana does not disappoint, ever.  Their fashion is feminine, feminine, a little retro, feminine, sultry and sexy, sexy, sexy.
Sexy Lounge board coming Wednesday.