Monday, July 22, 2013


Hello Everyone,

After a lot of consideration I have decided to stop blogging.  It is time to move on to other pursuits and - sadly - this is one thing I need to leave behind to make room for other dreams...


I started this little blog on a snowy winter day in Munich in December of 2009, never imagining all of the great things that it would bring to me.  I have connected with many like-minded design enthusiasts around the world that made me laugh, think and grow my design-self. I have made so many wonderful friends - both virtual and in person - via this wonderful community of ours!   I hope I have brought something fun, interesting and/or inspirational to each of you as well!  

I am so grateful for all of the warmth, support, loyalty and enthusiasm all of you have shown me.  Thank you so much for following along on this journey with me. I will miss you all!

Warmest Regards,

Monday, July 15, 2013

Today I'm Loving...

...this lovely mix of antiques, unique art and much, much more!

warm colors

You can find this image and more inspiration on my pin boards here.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Eye On Vancouver: Beautiful Homes

As I said in my post on Monday, we just returned from a long weekend in Vancouver.  What a gorgeous city with tons of waterways and beautiful outdoor spaces, but also neighborhoods with beautiful homes! 

We stumbled upon the most idyllic neighborhood near Kitsilano Beach while we were up there.  I absolutely loved this neighborhood and here are some reasons why:  The houses were large, but not ridiculously so.  They were also all slightly different, but all in good taste (at least in my opinion!).  I was impressed that they were all beautifully maintained - unlike in Seattle, where even in the nicest neighborhoods you get the occasional neglected home or eyesore.  Lastly, they all had gorgeous gardens and charming tree lined streets.  Let's take a look together, shall we?  :)

A lovely traditional home... 

Beautiful detailing around that stately front door! 

 All of the streets had this lush greenery arching over the streets - how charming!

I always melt over a round window, and how about those hydrangeas and boxwoods?  

A lovely little terrace above the front door...

This one really drew me in with its masculine appeal.  Don't miss that great little seating area upstairs...I presume off of the master bedroom.

The same house around the's a stunner!

This one reminded me of some of the Munich mansions I had shared with you all quite a while grand.

I hope you enjoyed the tour.  Any favorites?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Recent Pins

Hi Everyone!

Hope you had a fabulous Fourth of July and a long weekend to go with it!  We were up in gorgeous Vancouver and had a wonderful time.  I thought I'd share a few images that I have pinned lately...  Enjoy!

I was drawn in by the subtle Spanish/modern feel of this room.

A gorgeous bolster can provide the perfect polish to a bed, bench or sofa...

That velvet sofa is just yummy!

I haven't seen something like this before - they are made of metal!

What a fun spot to curl up!

The mirrors, the chairs, that accent table - great stuff.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Bohemian Lifestyle

Hello all!  So glad you liked my post on a Bachelor Pad the other day.  I actually cobbled it together from a variety of sources - unfortunately that one doesn't exist all under one (probably penthouse) roof.  But, wouldn't it be lovely if it did???!!  Perhaps that design project is just around the corner for me...:)

For today's post I am going to depart from my normal - albeit already eclectic - style and serve up a few lovely Bohemian settings.  All of these caught  my eye.  Maybe my wanderlust (more on that coming soon) is drawing me toward more of a gypsy-lifestyle inspired home.  Not sure.  Whatever it is, I'm enjoying it and thought I'd pass it along for a breath of fresh air!  Enjoy...

Hall Tree

Toronto-based interior designer, Anne Hepfer


Ralph Lauren...La Boheme Collection

faux fur, neutral colors, art

Eclectic Arrangements


Beautiful juxtaposition of antique furniture with modern poppy art

I hope you enjoyed our little design detour.  :)

And to my US readers:  Wishing you all a wonderful Fourth from Seattle!

Fireworks Seattle

Monday, July 1, 2013

One Way-Cool, Totally Hip Bachelor Pad

Most guys won't go for great design in their own homes, but when they do, the outcome can be really, really amazing.  I already posted some of my favorite masculine spaces here.  The following images provide more great inspiration for a stunning masculine space:


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