Luxury in bed- FRETTE bedding

Speaking of sheets and bedding. I adore FRETTE bedding for it's luxurious yet versatile style as well as fantastic quality. FRETTE is featuring some new collections as well as a great summer sale with up to 60% discounts.

ombra print duvet cover

venice teodato pizzo bed set

trio duvet cover

nocelle print duvet cover

scacchi print top sheet

scala print duvet cover

venice ludovico bordo bed set

venice teodato pizzo bed set

vienna sonja arredo duvet cover

How to fold a fitted sheet

I don't know about you, but I think folding a fitted sheet is a bit challenging. I know I am not the only one that thinks so, since someone once told me that Oprah had this very thing covered on one of her shows. Sure we can all fold a fitted sheet, but can we fold it neatly?..
Take a look what I found:

5 steps instructions along with a diagram oh how to fold a fitted sheet. :)

1. Hold sheet vertically, one corner in each hand.
2. Fold in half by bringing corners together with rounded, elasticized seam on the inside.
3. Repeat from the opposite direction (bottom to top), so all four corners are joined and sheet is quartered.
4. Lay flat and fold into thirds: Start by moving the rounded-edges side into the middle, then layering the other side on top.
5. Flip over and pile with matching flat sheet and cases.

Miami Rooftop Garden

Having a well designed outdoor space allows you to fully enjoy and take advantage of  the beautiful summer season. Everyone of us prefers different aspects of the outdoor garden, weather it is a pool, outdoor grill, or just an area to lounge and read a great book while sipping on a yummy cocktail. Some love all the parts and include them in their outdoor space.
Raymond Jungles designed a wonderful modern rooftop outdoor garden and leisure space which overlooks a beautiful Miami cityscape and is complete with all of the above.
This outdoor space is Luxurious yet earthy and intimate. It includes lounging area, dining area, swimming pool, kitchen and lots of luscious greenery.
What do you love about your outdoor space? Or What would you love to have designed for your outdoor area that would add to your summer pleasures?

photo: Jon Whittle

photo: Jon Whittle

photo: Jon Whittle

photo: Jon Whittle

photo: Jon Whittle

photo: Jon Whittle

photo: Jon Whittle

photos by: John Whittle
photos courtesy of Garden Design

Dog Blueprints

I am an absolute huge animal lover and anti-cruelty advocate. I love all animals and if I could I would save all of the ones that were neglected, buy a farm and and take care of them, while enjoying their unconditional love and innocence. :)
I have two Staffordshire Terriers myself ( Pit Bulls) that are super energetic and a huge part of our life. It's no surprise that many people adore their pets and not only take photos of them ( which they frame and display) but even commission their paintings.
Here is a different twist of dog art -Dog Blue prints. I love it for the different approach, but of course also because it pertains to another large part of my life (interior design, architecture, drawings/blue prints.. you get the point) Well, it's no surprise that I was super excited when I found this unique art form that depicts my dog's breed -which I can showcase and embrace in my home.
There are also many different dog breeds that are part of this collection. You can find them here.
What kind of dog do you have?

Gilt luxury for the home

How many of you have been to I go there often and I must say their pieces and deals are fantastic.
If you don't know what is - it's an online shop (which you apply to be part of) where for a limited time you can get your hands on some fabulous luxurious items at a fraction of the original price.
Gilt also has a home section where you can scope out some fantabulous furniture, accessories, rugs , bed linens and more.
Here are few current items which I thought are beautiful and major steals! Of course-  I also pulled these  items strategically, so that they would bring out each other's greatest assets and create a beautiful harmony on this great blog of mine ;-)

Dering Nickel Console Table

Bernhardt-Martha Stewart- Dering Nickel console


Elk Table

Outdoor Munjoy Rug
Angela Adam's area rug

Seal Harbor Gilded Leaf Mirror
Bernhardt- Sea Harbor Gilded leaf mirror


Chateau Rustique Desk
Bernhardt Furniture- Chateau Rustique desk

Taika Dinner Plate<br/>(Set of 4)

Penngrove Wooden Desk Chair
Bernhardt- Penngrove woded desk chair

WMF decanter


Voyagers Tea Table
Bernhardt Furniture-Voyager's tea table

Evo the Los Angeles's only LEED-Silver high-rise residential building

Take a look at this beautiful Los Angeles only LEED-Silver certified residential high-rise- Evo.
On top of that the 20th floor of the building has been transformed into a design showhouse by some fantastic design stars such as: Mark Cutler, Daniel Vandenbark, David Desmond and a team from Room & Board.
Have you ever been to any design showhouses or LEED certified buildings?

David Desmond

Mark Cutler


Daniel Vandenbark

photos courtesy of interior design mag

The Conra Shop Online Sale

We can all use some disount on a great piece of furniture. The Conra Shop -online carries some yummy furniture, lighting and accessories and is currently having a 20% off sale.
Take a looksie! :)