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Ideas for the Foot of the Bed

In boho chic, boho luxe, istanbul, suzani on March 30, 2010 at 7:45 am

The other day, a friend had asked my opinion of my top 3 Suzanis to use at the foot of her bed. I love suzanis. I love the global appeal, the vibrant colors, and the interesting patterns. However, I feel like they have become slightly overused. It got me thinking-what else would add color, interest, and a sense of worldliness to an otherwise simple, white bed.  I guess I’m more drawn to the graphic patterns rather than the swirls and florals that dominate suzanis. Here are my choices…

African Print Sarong Towel available through Steven Alan

I use one of these at the foot of my bed.

Bolivian Aguayos-available at Laviva Home (one of the coolest stores out there)

These are the same blankets that I posted here.

Navajo Chief Blanket-available at Navajo Textiles (this store is an amazing resource for these types of blankets)

Turkish Hammam Towels

Here is a shot of Abdulla at the Grand Bazaar from my recent trip to Istanbul

But here is my pick for one of my favorites-available from Uzbek-Craft

And here is a shot of me choosing a  Suzani from the Grand Bazaar.


Friday Favorites-Boho-Luxe

In Barneys, boho chic, Lanvin, Marni, textiles, vogue on March 26, 2010 at 7:45 am

Love Fridays! Here are my favorite picks for this week.

Found this image over at Dress Design Decor. Love the look, love the quote.

These Marni Brooches would add just the right boho-luxe touch to any outfit.

Available at Net A Porter

I love this vignette style by Kim Ficaro. The mix of colors, textures, and objects is so my speed.

These hippie deluxe Macrame Lanvin sandals are so chic.

John Derian‘s Bolivian upholstered Chairs are awesome. So boho, so colorful, so chic.

As seen on Vogue.

Spotlight on: Erdem

In boho chic, Erdem, Fall 2010, Fashion, Spring 2010 RTW on March 24, 2010 at 7:45 am

A while back I posted this beautiful dress here yet I didn’t know who designed it. It turns out the designer is Erdem. Since I love the dress, I was curious to find out more about the company. Erdem is Erdem Moralioglu-an alum of  The Royal College of Art. After working for Diane Von Furstenberg in NY, Erdem moved to London and founded his eponymous line. According to the website, Erdem’s trademark is:

Fusing sharp, forward tailoring and graphic custom designed silk prints in a uniquely romantic approach.

Here are some other great looks from Erdem’s  Spring 2010 and Fall 2010 RTW Collections:

Spring 2010

Fall 2010

I am drawn to Erdem’s use of color, ruffles, and interesting prints.

I love when I find the work space of a favorite designer. I find it interesting to see what inspires them, what environment they create, and how they organize themselves. Here is Erdem’s Notting Hill Studio:

The Guardian ran a great article on Erdem. You can read it here.

My Hundredth Post

In boho chic, cartier, eduardo garza, elliott puckette, goyard, Neutrals on March 19, 2010 at 6:45 am

This is my hundredth post and about 3 weeks shy of my blog birthday. So I thought I would celebrate with a look back at my first post, where this blog is going, and a birthday wish list.

Below is the text from my very first post:

Recently someone pegged my style as boho chic. While it depends on the day, the term stuck and I’ve been inspired ever since. As it translates to design and decorating, Boho Chic is about starting with elements you have and then just letting things evolve. It’s about collecting furnishings rather than buying to fill a space. It’s about effortlessly mixing modern with antiques; high with low; feminine with masculine. It’s about creating a relaxed space that looks and feels undone yet pulled together at the same time.

I must say that I 100 percent still agree with this design philosophy. I’m glad some things never change.

I’m also very happy to announce that Style Curator is getting a makeover. I’ve met with a website developer and am in the process of designing a new blog template. Stay tuned for the big reveal!

And now for the fun part-a blogging birthday wish list!

Cartier Love Bracelet-I’ve already had it on 2 previous wish lists so I guess I have to keep on wishing!

Elliott Puckette Limited Edition Print

A Goyard Weekender

A Light Tan Handbag-I love this PS1 by Proenza Schouler

A Great Pair of Heels-these Christian Louboutins are classics.

A Sculptural Piece by Eduardo Garza

Blogging has been such a fun experience-thank you for all the support, comments, links, adds, etc. Please continue reading!

Tents and Tipis-The Ultimate Boho-Chic Accessory

In boho chic, glamping, gypset, julia chaplin on March 18, 2010 at 6:45 am

I was flipping through Gypset the other night, and came to the conclusion that in order to be considered a true poster girl for the bohemian, casual, luxe lifestyle-one must own a tent or tipi (and owning a home in a far away locale doesn’t  hurt either). Check out these examples.

Jade Jagger and her family in their tent at their home in Ibiza

Consuelo Castiglioni (Creative Director for Marni) and her family in their tent at their vacation home in Formentera, Spain

A photo of Alice Temperley’s birthday bash at her family’s home in Somerset, England

Photo Credit: Jacquetta Wheeler

So if you are in the market for your own Tipi, Tent or Yurt check out Heathworks or if you don’t have the extra space, there is always glamping:

Glamping in Kenya Going on Safari is one thing I must do in my lifetime.

The Boutiques of My Favorite Designers

In boho chic, Fashion, Isabel Marant, J Crew, philip lim on March 16, 2010 at 7:00 am

My three favorite brands or designers at the moment are Isabel Marant, Phillip Lim, and J. Crew. I thought it would be fun to take a look inside each designer’s free-standing boutique.

First Up: Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant Boutique in Paris

I think I would really like visiting this space-there are certain elements in this picture alone that I love-the industrial light fixture, the chair, and the black beams against the light floors and ceilings.

Next: Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim Boutique in Los Angeles

Phillip Lim Boutique in New York

Wow-I can’t get over how different these spaces are! New York is so old world with the herringbone floor and wood-paneled wall and LA is so futuristic with the curvilinear shapes, and use of materials such as foam and cork.  I can’t decide if I prefer one over the other-thoughts?

And: J. Crew Collection Store

J Crew Collection Store in New York

I love this little jewel box of a store-the Serge Mouille light fixture, the herringbone floor, the Platner chairs-such a fun mix of styles-very similar to the aesthetic of J Crew’s clothes.

For the most part, the boutique spaces feel like an extension of the brand-Isabel Marant’s simplicity mixed with fun details, Phillip Lim’s edginess and boldness, and J Crew’s eclectic traditionalism.

Hermes Elephants

In boho chic, elephants, hermes on March 13, 2010 at 10:00 am

I love Hermes and I love elephants, so naturally I am drawn to all the Hermes elephants. The Neo-Trad posted the most darling Hermes beach towels here which inspired me to treasure hunt for more elephants. Here’s what I found…

The. Cutest. Towel. Ever.

Love the gold-plated charm.

Their enamel bangles are iconic..but

Not as iconic as their ashtrays (my personal favorite) A great gift..even for the non-smoker.

It’s Friday: Dresses that Make Me Happy

In Barneys, boho chic, DVF, Tucker, Zero + Maria Cornejo on March 12, 2010 at 7:45 am

Fridays make me happy….so do these dresses


DVF available at Net A Porter


Tucker available at Shopbop


Zero + Maria Cornejo at Barneys

I ♡ Her Style: Amanda Brooks

In Amanda Brooks, boho chic on March 11, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I love her shorter hair in this picture from J. Crew

It seems that every website I’m visiting lately has featured Amanda Cutter Brooks. Read about her fashion influences and inspiration here and how she travels here. Well, needless to say, the girl’s got style. She recently wrote her first book: I ♥ Your Style, which is a guide to  defining personal style. She  and I share a similar sensibility when it comes to fashion-she likes basics with a twist (sequins, bright colors, or as she says: a touch of tackiness or irony)

Image from 1st Dibs

Amanda in Tuleh, where she used to be the Creative Director

Remember this image from Vogue:Houses, Gardens, People? Amanda is like a living doll in her bold and bright New York loft. It is evident that Amanda is not afraid to take style risks, in both her wardrobe and her home.

Spotlight: Casamidy

In boho chic, casamidy, Interiors, kelly wearstler, Travel on March 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Symi Copper Lanterns

Casamidy is well known in the design industry for there amazing lanterns, leather items, and iron  furniture. They are located in Mexico and do quite a lot of business with California designers. What I didn’t know, is they also do interior design and have four rental properties in Mexico( in my favorite town of Sayulita) and Paris. The interiors are amazing and are exemplary of my favorite style-effortless, lived-in, eclectic and just plain cool. How great would it be to stay in one of these amazing spaces? Take a look….

Casa Almidi in San Migue de Allende

Hotel DHallwyll in Paris

Villa Olivia in Sayulita

Their website has many many more images of their products and design services, but what I love most are the images of local artisans that create the pieces-what a nice way to recognize the skill and talent behind the company.