Yearly Archives: 2009

DREAMING OF A GLAM NEW YEARS…

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If I had plans that required a fabulous dress (and allowed for an unlimited budget), I’m pretty sure this is the look I’d be going with to ring in 2010…A killer dress with understated accessories that let the sparkle speak for itself. Although… a big chunky pink cocktail ring might have to sneak in there […]

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  1. Anonymous

    And you would look fabulous too! Thank you so much for all of the inspiration this year. You are one of the warmest and most generous bloggers I've had the pleasure of meeting this year and it's been an absolute pleasure! All the best for 2010! xoxo, Ally

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  2. Anonymous

    wow those earrings are to die for! happy new year, darling! thank you so much for such brilliant inspiration all year long! wish you a bright and intense 2010!

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  3. Anonymous

    I LOVE this look. Obviously the dress is stunning and exactly what I would also choose to wear if I were going to a fancy party tonight. But My favorite part is the shoes because I would never think to pair off white shoes with the outfit, I always go straight for black!

    Happy New Years!

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  4. Anonymous

    Those shoes are just divine!

    Cassandra, it was lovely meeting you this year! Warm wishes for a Happy New Year*

    {xo} Sarah

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  5. Anonymous

    I just want the clutch. The whole outfit is lovely, but I get nervous when I wear colors, but the shoes and clutch would go with all my black and gray. Gorgeous!

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  6. Anonymous

    love everything about this outfit, especially that colorful dress and to-die-for clutch! thank you for sharing and happy new year!

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  7. Anonymous

    I so want that dress! What a beauty! Makes what I wore for NYE seem really frumpy now! ha ha
    Happy NY Cassandra!

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Room of the Week 12.31

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If this is the last Room of the Week for this year… does that make it the Room of the Century? I don’t think I could really pick one of those if I tried…But this one would make a great candidate. I mean, just look at all it encompasses! The return of animal print, bold […]

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  1. Anonymous

    Hole Mole…let me count the ways i LOVE this room and the number of ways i DETEST the word "tribal!!"

    This is a great choice!

    Happy New Year

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  2. Anonymous

    I like the clean look too…I'm going to continue to declutter in 2010…Thanks for the motivation!

    Happy New Year ~Natalie

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  3. Anonymous

    Oh I loved this room the instant I saw it, too! Miles Redd is so good at creating a fantasy (I guess his background in set design helps). And I think you are right, for 2010 we are going to see a lot more undefinable, original spaces that mix it all together.

    Happy New Year, Cassie! Thanks for all the inspiration you provided us in 2009!

    xo,
    Crystal

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  4. Anonymous

    It is a fantastic getaway space, but I like you are looking to streamline clean up a bit and flow the interiors throughout.
    Happy New Year,
    Leslie

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  5. Anonymous

    This room is gorgeous! The blue curtains are such a unique addition that immediately grab my eye, but the leopard print chairs have to be my favorite. Happy New Year!!

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  6. Anonymous

    Hey there Ms Fabulous, the room is awesome. Hope that you are having a fantastic Christmas Season, and are planning a wonderful celebration to ring in the New Year. Looking forward to 2010, and all the great design it will bring.

    Vitania

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  7. Anonymous

    clean, fresh and minimalistic. i hope it's the trend and i hope it sticks. that's right up my alley (and good fro my budget)!

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  8. Anonymous

    I lean more towards the minimalistic/clean side. But I am glad I clicked on the comment thing to see how many people really do like these types of interiors, very interesting. It kind of reminds me of Delta Burke and Designing Women:)

    Happy New Year!

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  9. Anonymous

    Ha, ha … "tribal" is not a favorite of mine either.

    I'm all for clean and fresh. It looks nice and keeps my mind clear:)

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  10. Anonymous

    thank you so much for such brilliant inspiration all year long, Cassandra! wish you a bright and intense 2010! happy new year!

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  11. Anonymous

    I actually posted a few of my 2010 design predictions yesterday, and one of them was "tribal" influences, lol. I do wish that there was a better term cause "tribal" is pretty vague. I like your prediction of undefined spaces. I think we're going to see more vintage influences especially and more natural textures like bare wood.

    And if you saw my tear-sheet binder you'd know how hard it would be for me to pick a room of the century (or even of the year!)

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  12. Anonymous

    this has been in my files for a long time – the leaopard print chairs and black and white stripe walls is a killer combo!

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  13. Anonymous

    This room is wonderful! I'm always in love with striped walls and love the addition of the animal print. Very inspirational!

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  14. Anonymous

    I'm not sure I'll ever fall out-of-love with striped walls – did you see the J Crew bathroom in Lonny? Stunner.

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KALEIDOSCOPE

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Totally, completely obsessed with colorful geometric patterns right now…A kaleidoscope of color – not too much, not too little – it’s perfect.*rug design by fiona curran for the rug company, dress by jonathan saunders

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  1. Anonymous

    ooh the rug—i'm a firm believer (as I know you are too!) that a good rug can make a room. and that rug would make some seriously divine rooms indeed! (of course, given that it's from the rug company, are we really surprised?!)

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  2. Anonymous

    Cassandra, you seriously have the best eye! The dress is stunning (= I want!) and the rug I see in a white room. What a statement it would make!

    Happy, happy to beautiful you – and your beautiful blog. See you next year! Cyber hug, Mon.

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  3. Anonymous

    BUT just as important as good content is good manners. My favorite bloggers are those who are a supportive part of this community and each other, so let's just keep that up, shall we girls? xo

    Nothing says good manners and being supportive like posting a fellow blogger's crotch on the internet. Your support of the hideous blog that would do such a thing, shows your own lack of manners in spades.

    I won't be frequenting Coco + Kelly in 2010.

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  4. Anonymous

    It has been WAY too long since I have visited your beautiful blog! This rug is absolutely gorgeous….as are your posts. So happy to have found you again!
    xo
    Melissa

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  5. Anonymous

    oh, thank you melissa!! so glad you're back :)

    as for you ms (or perhaps mr?) vita ~ i'd encourage you to read that comment with the idea that maybe i wasn't really taking sides or pointing my words in one single direction? i don't necessarily agree with calling out other bloggers or making disparaging remarks about them in public (especially crotch shots). i also have zero personal issues with the blogger in question. all i'm asking is for everyone to play nice and if there are issues, that they are addressed like adults. THAT remark goes towards those who threaten lawsuits as well those posting crude (though sometimes entertaining) photos. in my experiences, the design blog community has been nothing but supportive of each other, and i intend to keep it that way.

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  6. Anonymous

    If all you want is for people to play nice and address issues as adults, leaving a comment on that particular post is like proclaiming how much you support the Jewish religion while wearing an Adolf Hilter T-shirt. That post was the polar opposite of nice and adult. It would be great if we all got along and acted like mature adults, but we won't ever if that kind of thing is encouraged.

    One last thing, if that woman was willing to publicly humiliate someone because she didn't play by her/your rules, what is she going to do to you, when you do something she doesn't like? These things always end badly.

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  7. Anonymous

    anon – you know what? you're absolutely right. while i don't agree with comparing nazis to blog comments, i do agree that the nature of the post was immature. i would have liked to have left a comment on the previous post, but it had been deleted by then. for the record, when i started reading the previous post, i was almost surprised that i WASN'T included in this group of 'front row bloggers' being picked on (apparently i haven't reached that row yet). but THAT post (for the most part) was very well written. i didn't agree with all of it, but it was an interesting topic and worth a conversation – or at least an opinion.

    as for behaving like adults, i have a feeling ALL of this could have been avoided had everyone behaved with a bit more maturity, and that includes conversations like these that are best reserved for emails. if you'd like to continue it, please feel free to do so there. thank you!

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FIRECRACKER, FIRECRACKER…

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Boom, boom, boom!!!While our New Year’s Eve won’t involve fancy dresses or maybe even high heels (gasp!), I would still love to add a little spark with these fantastic necklaces from Elva Fields…I want them all!! These beauties are limited editions, so most are already sold out (sadness!), but you better believe I’m keeping my […]

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  1. Anonymous

    All of those necklaces can be easily made by your fine self, (at a fraction of what someone else charges you to make them for you) which is what I and my friends do. Weiss brooches are ubiquitous on ebay as are all of the finding (in any and all metals). Make them yourself!

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  2. Anonymous

    Oh my–so incredibly lovely!!! Those first two are especially divine. And thank you for the introduction to such a lovely new blog.

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  3. Anonymous

    This Mrs is fabulously flattered to be a favorite! I delight in delivering the daily tomfoolery and am overjoyed by the response and readership!

    Cheers to you, darling!

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  4. Anonymous

    These are glorious. I'm not even a huge jewelry fan (I know, it's nuts) but I could definitely see myself rocking one of these with a white tank and jeans. Perfection!!

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  5. Anonymous

    Their stuff is fab but I find it irritating that every single necklace is sold out. It is sort of a big bummer when a girl wants to shop:-(

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WE ALL SHINE ON

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I have been a huge fan of Shine Home for quite some time, and have loved watching them expand from their lighting roots into fun textiles, small case goods, and beautiful furniture pieces. But what I’m really loving the most right now is their lookbook…Nothing gets me more excited than to see the connection between […]

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  1. Anonymous

    Thanks so much for sharing this company! Every single item is gorgeous. I'm adding them to my furniture list right now!

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  2. Anonymous

    I love how these are sophisticated and polished, yet all are inspired by nature. I could easily live in any of these…it would feel a bit like vacation every day!

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  3. Anonymous

    I'd never heard of Shine Home either but have now signed up with them as a designer. These pictures from their lookbook are just stunning! I am a real fan of the blue spectrum and love the way that it's used in furniture and decor. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks Cassandra.

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  4. Anonymous

    What a gorgeous post! Thank you on behalf of @shineeveryday-Susan Hornbeak Ortiz-the designer and owner of SHINE HOME and my social media client.

    It is heartening to see how many of your readers love her design work. Susan has her MFA in sculpture and 5 yrs. ago turned her eye to furniture and lighting design. She designs every piece from start to finish and today her line encompasses those two categories, plus accessories, bedding, textiles and art. She is active in both the high-end residential and hospitality markets.

    You can see all of her gorgeous work on her site at http://shinebysho.com.

    For any of you who are going to be in Paris next month for Maison&Objet, Susan will be showing her new pieces there. Please stop in and say hello!

    It's also very exciting to share that SHINE HOME has been selected as the exclusive line to be shown in the new 3 story carpet and rug showroom in Monte Carlo, Monaco of Kaymar Moghadam of the famous Moghadam rug family-official suppliers of rugs to the royal family of Monaco. Kaymar is the second generation of this family and his luxurious and ultra hip new showroom http://fashionforfloors.com opens on Jan. 20th!

    If you'd like more information on SHINE HOME, pls. feel free to contact me at leslie@tkpartnership.com or through DM on Twitter @tkpleslie.

    Please also follow Susan on Twitter @shineeveryday as she makes her way to Paris and then Monte Carlo and shares her adventures with all of us~~

    Susan's a Mom of 4 (all still at home) so she knows what it's like to juggle kids, design and company demands, etc. like so many of you do, too.

    Again, thanks for the love and both of us would love to hear from any of you, fellow design lovers, if you have any questions, thoughts or ideas for SHINE HOME~

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  5. Anonymous

    love the detail on the backs of those chairs. The gray one's are awesome. I am currently loving that shiny, velvety look.

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  6. Anonymous

    i love shine home's accent tables and lighting! also, the photo of the sliced agates/geodes is so captivating. do you know where i can find this or similar professional photography? i have emailed shine home already, likely they are pretty busy though.

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