Archive for the ‘~Fabulous Reads~’ Category

Introducing… A Life More Fabulous Book Shop

March 20, 2009


The new Book Shop is chock full of stylish spaces and inspiring ideas to make life a little more… fabulous. Now all you need is a comfy chair and a cup of tea! Click Here to visit the Book Shop!

{Photo: Domino Magazine}


Fabulous Style – Sixx Design

March 16, 2009

Husband and wife team Cortney and Robert Novogratz are Sixx Design – funky, fabulous and fearless they have created a look that they have coined ‘Vintage Nouveauxx’ seamlessly combining vintage picks with extreme modernism. The result is no short of amazing. They live in New York with their seven children (the firm was named while there were still six) and have homes across the world. I love their commitment to family life married with a passionate, art and culture filled career. What a creative environment for kids to grow up in.

With projects all over Manhattan including several celebrity homes¬† (One well known actor allegedly offered $100,000 to stay at their Manhattan home for a summer), and television and book projects in the works, I believe we will be seeing alot more of them in the future and I couldn’t be happier!


I am so impressed with the gorgeous extrerior to their NY home – the perfect blend of traditional and modern.


Never shy of colour, there are vibrant pops throughout the space. I love the modern furniture blended with antiques and the beautiful art!


Their daughters’ bedroom is just dreamy – it reminds me of the bedroom from ‘A Little Princess‘ (wish I had a picture!) – with its gorgeous carved wooden beds. The peony pink is perfect – so very pretty but sophisticated.


Big, bold art is a signature for Sixx Design, the Novogratzs’ have also accumulated an impressive collection that is found throughout their own home.


This room is simply amazing – the high ceiling, the lanterns, the amazing window salvaged from an old church – where to begin?


So fun! – the Novogratz family, and there’s actually been another addition to the family since this photo. Perhaps they’ll have to rename? Sevenn?

sixxdowntown-chicAnd here’s the exciting news – pre-order their book here or get it in stores on April 28.

Find more at Sixx Design.

Perfect Pick for Spring – Flower Sense by Tricia Guild

March 12, 2009


Spring is slowly coming, and after a long winter I couldn’t be happier! What better to welcome the warmer weather than bright flowers and a splash of colour? Designer Tricia Guild has never been a shrinking violet, her bold use of colour and pattern wholly inhabit her designs. In her 14th book, Patricia focuses on one of her greatest sources of inspiration (and mine) – flowers.


Flowers do not need to be displayed in elaborate arrangements to be seen at their best. On the contrary, just a few blooms, well chosen and thoughtfully placed, have the power to change the balance of an interior, to create different moods and delight the spirit.”

Tricia Guild in her book, Flowers




For more information on Tricia’s inspirational work, visit her site at

or pick up one of her lovely books here 



All photos from and from a lovely new blog I just discovered, The Deco Detective – check it out!