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I’ll Be On Martha Stewart Radio, 9/26 from 5-6 EST!

Hello everyone! I have some very exciting news to share with you! This Wednesday, September 26th, I will be a guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius Satellite (@martharadio) for the show Home Design with Kevin Sharkey from 5-6 pm EST and the best part is that it’s LIVE!

I'll be on Martha Stewart Radio!

Kevin is the Senior Vice President and Executive Editorial Director, Decorating, and Executive Creative Director, Merchandising for Martha Stewart Living Omninedia, Inc. Again, this interview will air LIVE on Channel 110, so I will be able to take questions from listeners – that means YOU – so please tune in. :)

My butterflies are very active (this is huge!) but knowing you will listen in makes me feel worlds better because this is a pretty big deal – anything Martha-related has been a long time dream of mine as you can imagine – I’m also slightly terrified and intimidated by it all!

The show is not recorded but I’ll see if I can have someone record it for me although I cannot promise that will happen – so if you want to listen in, you have to jump onto Sirius radio channel 110 on September 26th from 5-6 PM EST for the Home Design with Kevin Sharkey.

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Posted in design on September 24, 2012
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Chalkboard Illustrations at Ladenlokal

Just when you think you are the culture expert in your city you realize just how overblown your ego is and that you really need to stay on your game! I thought I knew everything that was going on in my city (typical city pride) until my friends at Anthology magazine in the faraway land of San Francisco sent me a tweet yesterday asking if I knew about Ladenlokal in Hannover, Germany (where I live) because they had put up a post about it. Ummm well… Instead of smugly replying, “But of course”, I slithered beneath my office chair because I had never heard of it in my life.

Chalkboard Illustrations at Ladenlokal

How did I miss this super cool looking fine foods shop that doubles as a cafe which is only a bike ride away? Am I working THAT hard in my office? This place is so extremely fresh looking, you simply mist check out these chalk illos from Pamela Rama too – how nice does this look?

Chalkboard Illustrations at Ladenlokal

Chalkboard Illustrations at Ladenlokal

I’m definitely hitting this place soon. And I love the idea of beautiful chalk illustrations on walls vs. the usual scribbling of grocery lists or kids marking them up in rainbow pastel colors. Very pretty and a great find Anthology!

(images: ladenlokal)

Posted in design on September 12, 2012

Now & Then: Home of Stylist Emma Persson Lagerberg

These photos made me happy today because I love seeing how stylists decorate their homes and also how they change things up as their needs change and tastes evolve.


I found this delightful home on Irene’s beautiful blog and it belongs to interior stylist Emma Persson Lagerberg that was photographed by Petra Bindel and instantly remembered it but noticed immediately that a lot has changed since I last saw it. But first, isn’t this minty green haven so serene and lovely?

What a modern, soft application of pastels applied in a very grown up way – and edited so perfectly. You can see the entire apartment here but a glimpse below. It’s glorious beyond words. At the bottom of this post, you can see the way this space looked before Emma redecorated. It was equally gorgeous then, too.







It looks like Emma’s former dining room is now a kitchen/dining room combo and the lilac accents in the apartment have been replaced with more mint.

BEFORE shots

BEFORE shots

BEFORE shots

BEFORE shots

THEN & NOW – let’s have a little fun now and examine the details, shall we?


I spot the disco ball in the window of the living room now vs. in the center of the space, too. Glad they kept the disco ball, my favorite feature! What an incredible transformation. I spot a new sofa too. It’s looking a bit more elegant, don’t you think?

What do you think?

(Photography: Petra Bindel)

Posted in design on September 11, 2012

Super Stylin’ iPhone Cases From Studio Rita

Do you burn through iPhone cases like I do? In the past 6 months I’ve had two – a glittery silver one from J.Crew that looked like a disco ball (loved it!) and now my second is equally sweet with black dots on white from Kate Spade, it was a gift and I love it! BUT… My eyes, oh they wander…

Studio Rita

And as they wander I begin to justify things. Like, perhaps I’ll be ready for a new iPhone case by Fall? Oh yes. I’ve already got my eyes on some of these designy darlings from Studio Rita in Sweden. IN. LOVE. FOR. EVER. These things rock and the above examples are but a few – there are more right here.

Which do you fancy most?

(images: studio rita)

Posted in design on May 22, 2012


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