Boutique Indulgences: Five Hearts in Milwaukee

image

Two weeks ago I went browsing the Third Ward area of downtown Milwaukee (which is home to bars, shops, cafes, luxury condos and the river). My consin noticed Five Hearts first which shares a lobby with a salon. Upon entry was a console table of brochures and things happening in the area. Then we walked in…

image

An industrial designed clothing boutique for women. Super cute clothes, friendly staff and just a nice vibe overall. We were told that the name came from the owners five daughters….hence….five hearts.

image

image

I really liked all of the storage units…

image

Continue reading

A feminine Bathroom Design

image

I created a bathroom in a simple white and gray palette with silver and mercury glass accents. I opted for a decorative mirror versus a medicine cabinet. It’s one of the easiest way to update bathroom and something I blogged about here. I wanted shine and a hint of sparkle with classic designs like the floor mat which looks like marble. A pedestal vanity with space to hold some pretty decorative perfume bottles was a must. I can’t stand a pedestal sink that barely has room for anything other than soap. To continue with the feminine vibe I went for a beautiful lace shower curtain. The marble modern clock echos the mat and marble sink. I really like this space. You can find the items I selected for the collage here.


{Keep indulging….follow me on instagram, twitter, & pinterest}

QOTD: Thoughts on Hidden Paneled Refrigerators…

image

I have never been one to gravitate toward concealed refrigerators mainly because nicer top of the line ones are quite beautiful. I’ve shared this sentiment in the past on my post about my trip to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Though this post is filled nicely designed paneled fridges, I may be in the minority as a designer who prefers seeing the real thing especially in a kitchen where there is already so much cabinetry. What are your thoughts?

image

image

Continue reading

I love a dark and moody designed room….

image

I love this bedroom. The different patterns and textures all within the same color scheme makes it a nice moody retreat from the day. It reminds me a bit of the room Kim Kardashian is staying in at her mom’s while her home is being renovated. I don’t have pics but if you watch the show you know what I’m talking about. It’s tone on tone black and charcoal gray and I love the drama of it all.
image
The table is kinda creepy but I like the rest…
image
image

image

image

image

This moody booth with the single crystal pendant is probably in a cocktail lounge somewhere. It allows intimacy without any distractions from what’s happening in the rest of the place. I think that’s why I like a dark space. It feels like a cacoon of sorts.

image

Just because you have a dark space doesn’t mean color is removed. Here you can see the emerald contrasts nicely with the blue walls…

image
Do you enjoy a moody room?

{Images via Justin Huxol and Dale Eramo
& Mcalpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, Bobby Mcalpine for House & Garden, Tommy Smythe, Kettner’s restaurant, }


{Keep indulging….follow me on instagram, twitter, & pinterest}

New showroom in the New York Design Center area..

image

Jamie Herzlinger is at it again with the opening of a new showroom in the New York Design Center area. There you will find Studio E wallpaper, fabulous antiques from Linda Horn and stunning antique lighting from Carlos de la Puente. The best part is they have introduced Jamie’s custom furniture line, that is all handmade in America! To find high quality items made in this country is a big deal. I recently blogged about this gorgeous zebra stool that was designed by Jamie herself.

image

This desk is simply amazing. Very futuristic and architectural…

image

image

Make sure you also check out Jamie Shop for exclusive discounts (up to half off retail prices) on brands typically sold through the trade (designers etc).


{Keep indulging….follow me on instagram, twitter, & pinterest}