Thursday, August 26, 2010

FLIPPING OUT...AGAIN!

As some of you already know...the new season of Flipping Out is here! And, I don't know about you, but my Tuesday evenings now revolve around BRAVO! Fly home from work, have a quick glass of wine, chat with my hubby about our workday, watch the dogs and chickens play, make a quick dinner...all just in time for some great entertainment!
this show! 
Jeff Lewis' humor is a bit on the dark side (I do LMAO though), but his interior designs are to die for. I had to share these photos of his personal residence (Valley Oak 2), which he initially bought to flip. It was placed on the market for the low, low price of $2.4M until he decided to make it his permanent residence! To top it off, it's nestled in the middle of Griffith Park! What a gorgeous home, don't you agree? Wish I could afford it!

Valley Oak 2 is a two-story, mid-century modern, post and beam house that was built in 1963 and has been flawlessly renovated.

This Chef’s kitchen includes features such as a Viking range, custom cabinetry, built-in Miele coffee maker (Oh I wish I had one of those), Bosch dishwasher, SubZero refrigerator, wine fridge, and an oversized pantry.




This amazing home has it all! Clean lines, open space, as well as spectacular views from downtown LA to the ocean from the pool. So jealous!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

CLOSET ENVY

Most of us women (and some men...whether they admit it or not) have too many darn clothes! I must admit that I keep everything when it comes to clothes! I try to donate some to Goodwill or charity, but most of the time I talk myself into keeping things that I might "wear again someday"....let's face it, we will NEVER wear it and we can keep dreaming that we'll fit into half that stuff again too! And...do we really believe that these clothing items will be "forever fashionable" so when you do fit in it (just trying to be optimistic), it will actually still be in style and you'll look like the runway model that you are?
I've received some great advice about clothes...."if you haven't worn or used it in the last year, then get rid of it!" Sounds like a great way to live, but until I actually get the courage to follow through, I need more closet space!
I have to confess that every closet in my house is filled with my clothes. No room for guests, kids or husband items....I need the space! So, needless to say, it's time to get some serious closet organization underway. For a little inspiration, I found these photos! Maybe these amazing closets will light a fire under your buns too!

The containerstore- Walk-In closet idea contemporary closet

The Container Store > Walnut & Platinum elfa d├ęcor Walk-In Closet contemporary closet

The Classic White Closet - Hancock Park, CA Residence contemporary closet

closets contemporary closet

Richens Designs - Residential: Bathroom Design contemporary closet

Cambridge Modern Closet modern closet

Saturday, August 7, 2010

LOFT32 GUEST POST FEATURED TODAY

MY GUEST POST, FEATURED ON expectmoore.blogspot.com POSTED TODAY! Carolina says:I have to admit something really crazy here - I went to a mall last weekend in San Diego with my mom (no, that's not the crazy part), and as we went into the stores, I thought about how much this shirt or that skirt reminded me of something I've seen on a Blog. This is not because bloggers are ripping off the designers or vice versa - it is because I haven't stepped foot in a Mall since Christmas (unless Target counts as a Mall?). I am hopefully outdated when it comes to fashion, and trends. It is a good thing that jeans and plain t-shirts never got out of style (um, they are still in style, right?)

This is where Candace comes in... she has got true style when it comes to home decor (want to help me out with my beige walls?). She scours the stores, web, catalogs, whatever, and comes up with great posts consolidating all of it. She also shows before and afters of her own renovation projects (she's not just "talking the talk" when it comes to decor...) Thanks to her wonderful blog I can now tell you about stylish bathroom renovating and upscale pastels. I can even chat about classy birdhouses...
all while wearing my jeans and white t-shirt...

Hi! I'm Candace, the editor of Loft32 blog. I'm honored to be your guest blogger for the day during this exciting "Pocket Week". So, let's get to it....There's no doubt that we're all talented crafters, scrapbookers or seamstresses....but let's face it, we have lots of clutter! In order to create our masterpieces, it requires tons of "stuff" (your husband might call it something else) such as: stamps, ink pads, scissors, fabric, yarn, equipment, paper, glue and other necessities!

Most of us aren't lucky enough to have an entire room to work in. Nope! Instead, we have our little "pocket" of space that was designated as our "work area"! Keeping organized is one way to keep your sanity, but what about how it fits in with that chic decor of the rest of the house? Usually, people come over and you say-"this is my gorgeous kitchen, this is my lovely master bedroom, and...oh yeah, that's my craft area" and then rush them quickly passed it, hoping they didn't have time to catch a glimpse of the chaos! Just so you know...it IS absolutely possible to turn that "pocket" into an attractive, decorated space-one you'll want to show off to your guests and one which blends in well with the rest of your decor style. Here are some examples of some chic crafting spaces of all sizes!








[photos courtesy of BHG and Houzz]
Most of these crafters didn't use cabinets, but instead they chose open shelving. Cabinets tend to make smaller spaces look tiny, so even though you have tons of things to place onyour shelves, it's still best to keep them open, which allows better access too!
Hopefully, these spaces presented some great ideas and some really unique ways to stay organized, store your notions and keep it chic!