Hollywood glamour and Southern California’s laid back vibes collide flawlessly in Christina Karras‘ 1920s Spanish-style bungalow. All the wonderfully eclectic details, from the retro dining room to the Stevie Nicks inspired bedroom, are influenced by her childhood collecting furniture and art, along with her design savvy parents. The coral hued walls are dreamy and the outdoor living room is epitome of cozy and chic California living!
Winter white = winter chic.
I’ve always been compulsive when it comes to symmetry and intentionally calculated when it comes to asymmetry. This obviously speaks volumes about my personality but let’s save that discussion for another day. Anyway, you can imagine how Hungarian photographer Zsolt Hlinka‘s images of buildings on the banks of Eastern Europe’s River Danube immediately captured my attention and heart. Despite being digitally manipulated, having been wiped clean of their backgrounds and mirrored, the Wes Anderson-reminiscent architecture is mesmerizing . . . especially for someone as OCD as me!
Designer Natalie Martin‘s search for unique fabrics brought her to Bali, where she was exposed to hand batik printed silk. Her collection of printed and embroidered caftans and dresses was born from the time honored Indonesian process of manual wax-resist dying. Designs on silk are painted with wax and then placed in a dye bath where everything, other than the waxed designs, are dyed. The wax is removed by boiling in water and the fabric is dried by the sun, making all of Natalie’s designs unique and distinctive. I’m crazy for the indigo prints but honestly, any of her lightweight and breezy pieces are just perfect for packing along on a holiday getaway!