Source: Emily Ruddo Tumblr
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Happy Spring! I wanted to share some exciting news with you today. I found out that I was included in the Houzz.com Best of Remodeling 2012 Designers! Super grateful that my portfolio pictures were added to Houzz ideabooks so much in the past year which qualified me for this honor. So thanks to all my readers and Houzz friends for adding my work to your ideabooks! If you haven't visited Houzz.com yet, it is an excellent site for inspiration for your remodeling projects. With 3.5 million monthly unique users and 80 million monthly page views, Houzz has rapidly become the definitive resource for all things home remodeling. Check out the Houzz "Best of Remodeling 2012" Press Release. I would love to know if you visit Houzz.com for inspiration?
Photo Source: Emily Ruddo for Armonia Decors, photographed by Meghan Beierle-O'Brien
Friday, March 16, 2012
I visited one of my favorite shops in LA a couple of weeks ago and thought I would share some of my favorite finds. Plantation LA has loads of accessories for applying those finishing touches to your home. Have a fantastic weekend!
|Grey laquer demuline table|
|Want this photograph for my house!|
|Lots of color of the year Tangerine Tango|
|Bookends for those horse lovers|
|Gold and black box|
|This side table reminds me of a deck of cards|
|Cute little black and white vases|
|Loving the navy blue sofa|
|Chic wood and brass side table|
I am thinking of and missing my dear Irish friend Siobhan today and remembering how perfect she made my trip through Ireland. It's all about green on this chilly, cloudy LA day. Attached are some of my favorite shots from my trip. If you haven't been to Ireland, add it to your list! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
|Kicking it in Dublin|
|On our walk to Dun Laoghaire|
|A sunny little restroom stop while at lunch|
|The Burren Perfumery|
Photo source: Emily Ruddo
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I am guest posting over at COCOCOZY today and dishing out tips on how to add a little sparkle to your space. Who doesn't love a little bling to brighten their day! The COCOCOZY guest blog post provides tips for adding some shimmer and below are some of my favorite brilliant light fixtures. It was hard to narrow them down to these seven! Which one is your favorite?
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The husband and wife textile design duo of Katherine Rally definitely caught my eye and their story is even more intriguing. This adorable family is such an inspiring story and their love of travel is definitely reflected in their work. I have included some of my colorful favorites from the collection but be sure to check out their website for many more patterns and colors. Don't these colors and prints make you happy?
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
It has been a busy few weeks here in Los Angeles with lots of design events and this post is from my visit with Nathan Turner at his Leotine Lines store event a couple of weeks ago. While the bedding and linens collections were luxurious, my eye caught these fabric swatches from Carolina George hanging in the back of the store. They are bright and brought an instant smile to my face. So many fantastic color combinations that I want to use! I also included some quick pictures of some of my favorites from the Leontine Linens line. What color combinations are your favorite? With Westweek at the Pacific Design Center starting next week, be sure to check back in for more design trends and event details!
|This boho style magenta and blue is a favorite|
|More colors in the boho type print|
|These marbled fabrics are so unusual and I am dying to use them|
|Love the yellow and gray colorway that comes in multiple prints|
|Lots of blues in this line|
|Magenta and blue. It appears a little red in this photo but is really a perfect magenta|
These Leontine Linens photos are from my iPhone and I obviously didn't hold the phone very steady but I wanted to give you a peak into the collection :)