Thursday, January 31, 2013

Significant home: 135 million dollar Estate?

Perhaps you can imagine living there ... Ok I can too, besides what little girl hasn't dreamt of her own chateau, whilst perfectly furnishing each room in her wild imagination.

Waking up this morning to receive this email from my husband with an article about a 135 million dollar home in Texas for sale... Thinking: "did he buy it for me?" &
"Are we moving soon?"... Was my next question ...

Please have a look for yourself, I had to share this beauty with you:

Don't we all love the Colours of the Trees...this property has it all.

As this ARTICLE perfectly describes, there are plenty of homes that should not deserve much attention when the architecture is done poorly.

I wonder what the author would have to say about the badly built homes here in Calgary ... Don't get me wrong .. I love this city and Alberta to bits but builders here can create some horrific disasters ... Here is one for you in our neighborhood by City Core and they do build awful structures...

But now, more about this architectural heaven!

Great entry ...

This stunning wrought iron glass entry door reminds me of another estate worth the mention any day! Tina's ENCHANTED HOME with flawless architecture and beautiful entry way.

Tina's home.

Even just wondering through the hallways in a sexy Gucci dress would be like the style "orgasm", right?

The change of pace and placing a beautiful blue-gray doors among other all white ones speaks of the greatest taste.

Some unexpected rooms with modernized classic design is so fresh.

Loving how they have achieved a very eclectic feel but definitely not cluttered!

The outside is equally well done with magical gardens and forest mix...

There are plenty more photos if you look at the ARTICLE and they are worth it!

Have a great day with dreams!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Runway to Workway Tuesday: Wearing The Pants!

This year (January 2013) Runway to Workway started by the classic Trench Coat we all need.

Second on the list, TROUSERS:

If you would listen to me, (don't listen if you disagree) you would already NOT own a single pair of "denim" pants, jeans, your uniform...what ever you name it...smiles.
Where ever I look, mothers and everyone is wearing some sort of is frustrating to observe and I am not impressed NOR inspired.

It just happens that I don't wear them, because everyone does, they seem too casual and boring (rarely I see a really cool unique pair of jeans, I have one, by Dolce G in tie die!), so here is some fabulous inspiration on how to get you to LOVE anything other than denim...trousers!

My simplified tips for one week:
1. NO denim trousers;
2. NO exercise pants (outside the gym);
3. YES to fashionable trousers of all types;
4. YES to black, gray or navy trousers as a staple in your closet!

ESCADA spring 2013:

This would be a great everyday trouser by DEREK LAM, check it out:

And for some fun during the week or weekend, pick up these hottie pants by TORY BURCH:

Who says that only jeans make your "behind" look good?

Have fun wearing TROUSERS and not jeans (:
Wishing you a gorgeous week "wearing the pants".

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Our son's bedroom & some to dream about...

Boy's bedroom decorating can be fun even for a girly mom like myself! Best is when "he" truly loves his room and lets you know it.

Here he is, Radovan with all (or some) of his "plushy" friends:

He would surely tell you that the best part of his room is his "car" (we know it is a bed) and his pillow stirrings wheel, of course and above all his "real" working TRAFFIC LIGHT!
My husband made him a beautiful tiger-wood rocking horse for his first birthday and that would be my favorite piece in his room...

Overall, my preference is to combine child furniture, or custom-built with regular grown up pieces.

My sweet niece Adela painted this Czech forest scenery and it so fits the childlike feeling in the room and adds a touch of that dreams come true magic.

Few treasures on his drawer chest...and a painting by JAMIE Moris of Daddy and himself.

Green walls, blue ceiling and silk checked shades that compliment the colours in the room (green, gray, beige & soft yellow with some traffic reds and black), it is an eclectic room...

Bathroom has off white walls and is simple with Italian gray-beige tiles and clear see through shower curtain so he can splash crazy but I still see him!! It was quite precious to see him admire his bathroom cabinet handles that i exchanged when we moved here a year ago, these are kids style but carry beautifully with more mature decor. Right?

The fun is not over! I have some huge plans to buy a veteran car and cut it in half and custom arrange it so it is shaped up into a bed (on the longer side of bed) so that he has to enter his bed by opening his convertible's door! How cool is that? We will decorate walls with more traffic signs and put up an area above his closet in the vaulted ceiling that would be accessed by a ladder and it would be an airplane cabin... No I am not too crazy, just having lots of dreamy fun with our boy and re-living the childhood imagination again.

Here are some bedrooms that I go to for ideas and that children may appreciate!

Don't you just adore built- ins?

It is so well done this bedroom below, so little space taken for 2 beds, shelving and 2 desks, and a lovely colour too!

The idea of a big black board on the wall has been on my mind for some time too... Perhaps the play room is a better place to install such a thing...I think that Stacey over at Design Addict Mom did a great job! Check it out:

Hope you had fun with me and dreamt a little!