Monday, February 28, 2011

Stencil Love

I found this stencil company on Isabella & Max.  So...for all you DIY Girls, check it out!  A little glam for an affordable price! And...what a fun little weekend project! Ha Ha!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Natural, Neutral, and Xpensive

Sooo, over at KMI were working on this little 1350 sq. ft jewel box by the beach.  It's costing a pretty penny to build.  Check out the tile for the kitchen back splash. Gorgeuo$!  I can't wait to start it only took a year plus to get the permits.  The bummer is... I need to cut the budget  back by A LOT!  Where the heck do I start???   Did anybody say BUDGET CUTS??? Stay tuned.  Hopefully we don't muck it up by pulling some of these fab tiles.   There's no way I'm getting rid of the French Oak floors.
Like it's my final decision! LOL

kitchen back splash

glass tile - field tile for master bath shower & cabinet finish

Hardwood Floor - French Oak

Friday, February 18, 2011


OMG!   If you don't know who Susan Hornbeck Ortiz, is do yourself a favor and check out her amazing furniture and accessory line.  This chick isn't afraid of color or stepping out of the box for an unexpected surprise!   A true artist and a HUGE asset to the Design world!!  Take time to go through her Look Book.  AMAZING!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Paradise Ranch

Have you ever worked with FAMILY before? Well...let me give you a little insight. You'll argue, you'll laugh, you'll seldom get your way, know in the end you were a great contribution to the scheme of things. This is Paradise Ranch, a Modern Ranch, Eclectic Beauty!!  My brother, Jens, who is a very successful General Contractor in Malibu has been building residential homes and estates for the last thirty years. Jens is in the process of building a home for himself in his spare time. Sooo he enlisted me to help!  Jens is using recyclable materials in several places through out his home. Take note of the wine & beer bottles and who knows what else in the breeze way.
Enjoy the view!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy Valentine's Day to ALL!  I am sooo lucky to be an Aunt.  I woke up this morning to this adorable card from niece and nephew.  I think they had a little help from Mom. Too cute!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tick TALK & more!

I was searching around the web this morning trying to find a blue & white ticking that we could put on one of our vibe boards for the beach house, we posted last week. I discovered a BEAUTIFUL blog out there in blog land. Which is all so new to me, and...I wish I had the time to explore more.   :(
I was fortunate this morning to land on 
I don't know where to start. So... excuse me for rambling.  I fell in love with these blue & white ticking shots that were on her, (Ms.Willow's)  post - March 2010.

                            I know...this isn't blue & white ticking, but...I couldn't resist!

SO...If that's not enough prettiness.  I started reading her blog post for today and discovered this incredible BEACH HOUSE.   The beach house that KMI is currently working on would fit inside this one!  The architectural details are amazing!  You have to see this incredible home!  BUT..that's not it!  I was so side tracked by all the info on her blog, I scrolled over to her butler's pantry Before & After. It's BEAUTIFUL!!!  Every women should have one of these!! I know...I'm a little late to the game and everybody is already in the know, but..if your newbie like me check it out.

Lucky Dog!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pink Outburst

This entire month, I know it's only the 11th. Is been all about PINK! Of course we all know why...
The new Pantone Color 2011 Honeysuckle, March issue of House Beautiful "The Power of Pink", and....Valentines Day is Monday  Remember in grammar school the boys use to yell "pink,pink you stink" - SILLY boys! What did they know!!!!!!!!
Here are a few of my faves in PINK
Rahoul Textiles

Madeline Weinrib - Pink Oreleans


Vanilla Bake Shop Santa Monica

Flawless Pink Diamond
Botany Flowers - Brentwood Country Mart

and last but not least...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Beach Pad!

So over at KM Inc we have been slowly but steadily working on a fabulous beach house! It has been one of those slow-going projects that we can't wait to get into and start making some furniture happen! Here are the progress shots...Beauteous!