Pamela Skaist-Levy's Home

It should not take you by surprise that this house belongs to Pamela Skaist-Levy, co-founder of Juicy Couture in Beverly Hills, CA. Many of you may have even seen the images quite a few times since being featured in Harper's Bazaar a few years ago. The house was designed by Peter Dunham and the Juicy Couture's sense of drama and wild sophistication is imminently present, which Peter called "Duchess of Windsor meets Iron Maiden." However Mr. Dunham wants to describe this house I'm up to move-in tomorrow.

The dining room table is stunning. A much inexpensive version here.

How much more glamorous can you go from here when it comes to having a home office?

I love this image because it epitomizes my design philosophy "comfort + beauty = Happiness"

Coromandel screens is a Peter Dunham touch.

images scanned by moi from Bazaar old issue, RDujour and iiz princess fiona.
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Ain't your mama's bathroom...

My files, unknown
Things are a little bit over my head right now, While in the process of finishing up the Golfer Flat, starting of a family's uptown apartment and now I'm about to start redoing our two bathrooms. Our master and Lucas', which also happens to be the guest bathroom. All these (our bathrooms) my hubby and I want it to be completed before Spring is over, right..., so we can enjoy the beautiful days without stress. Let's see if I can deliver.
For Lucas' bathroom I'm planning to install a one pedestal tub which I find more dynamic and appealing for a little boy than clawfoot ones. Now, for our master bath I'm needing, (do I really need it?) a soaking tub, but our bathroom is smaller or I shall say narrower than the other bathroom and because of the floor plans of both bathrooms (more on that later) I cannot remove any of the walls in order to be able to fulfill my need. But I'm determined to do it. My husband always tells me "why do you opt for difficult things?" I guess it's in my nature. Any suggestions as what I could do?




Nate Berkus

The world of Interiors
Kerry Joyce via Elle Decor.
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Global Chic Home Office

What's not to love? spotted at via.
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Baby Blue + shades of purple

Something globally appealing in these images make me want to stay home and enjoy the beauty one can create inside for us to feel happy. I hope you're are enjoying your week.
images via Hamish Bowles home via Vogue, Unknown and John Robshaw's home via
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Hey Stud

Barry Dixon

We've all seen and become accustomed to furniture with nailheads.  They are beautiful accents to  furniture, but what I am loving now are all the clever applications I am seeing in addition to them being used in furniture.  I am looking at studs in a new way!

Phillip Jefferies created  multi textured papers using them

Barry Dixon has long been a fan of this carpet finish

Finishing the stairs in this way is not only beautiful, it is practical as well.  The weight of the studs keeps the carpet in place.

Creating interest on walls and other surfaces has peaked my interest.  You're only limited by your imagination.

The decorative studding design on the upper portion of the walls in this sitting area stopped me in my tracks.  The winding circular pattern, no doubt inspired by the lines of the table, creates such rhythm within the room.

Coffinier Ku from Kips Bay

Nickey Kehoe via Cococozy

A nook or self contained space is an ideal spot for a little studding.

via Room Remix

Jeffery Bilhuber 1

and 2.  Obviously a fan of the stud

I love how the designer took the design que from the Sunburst mirror .

via Green Design Services of Charlotte

 Brad  Oops, wrong file ??

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My son's Nursery

(click on the images to get a better look)
Last week I photographed Lucas' room. A friend of mine who lives overseas recently had a baby girl and has forever asked me to send her pictures of the room and I never seemed to find the time. So, I decided to post it in Belle Vivir instead. We haven't changed much since Lucas was born. Back then I was obsessed with iron beds but I didn't want to look too over the top (like in a J Lo's nursery kind of way).

I wanted it to be sweet and imaginative overall with a vintage kind of vibe. So I covered the crib's wall in a blue/greenish seagrass wallpaper to soften the iron balusters and enclosed the bed between two ikea wardrobes to give it a cozy feel. I re-covered the sconces shades in an ikat cotton fabric that I love. The bookshelves are a combination of storage cubes and a vintage Library card file drawer storage we bought at an architectural salvage store.

The first time a guest friend saw the room and spot the Love print by Made by Girl she said that no wonder she felt the room was put together with love and care and Yes, this was a labor of love. The print above it is Evren's (Hubby) first hand writing that his mom kept all this long. I had it blow out at kinkos and framed it as art. After all art is whatever touches your heart. I am very grateful that my special mother in low has kept all these beautiful meaningful things and we've been able to pass them on to Lucas.

This little guy is perhaps my favorite decorative piece, after the watercolor behind it, from the room. I even look like him when I wear my trooper winter hat, my aviator glasses and one of my St. James sweaters, really. This little guy was one special gift from his grandmother who brought it all the way from Montmartre two years ago. The watercolor behind it is one of my favorite things in the room also because his grandfather painted it and it's perfect to me.

Who said that compartment drawer organizers are only for drawers? Here I used them to display Lucas' socks in order to have easy access.

I covered the back of the wardrobe in a Brunschwig & Fils Pivoine from Paule Marrot Editions and the cars inside are part of a Evren's own collection since he was two.
This room is filled with special meaningful lovely things.
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The Perfect Kitchen

It's Monday and a beautiful one...Seriously; let's talk about this Kitchen. This is one of the most beautiful kitchens I've seen in my entire life. The flow that tides all the different elements is just perfect. The architectonic black iron sky light tides with the respectable la cornue range and hood and ceiling pendants, the magnificent stunning copper center island picks up the rest of the copper throughout, and those wide slabs of wood floor perfects it even further. This image is topping the file of my kitchen inspiration files. Brilliant!!!
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Spring is Slow to Come ~

I think I have seasonal affective disorder.  I cannot take this cold, raw feeling any longer.  I have been living in a foggy, grey wasteland for what seems like eternity.  I can't remember winter being so long and so cold.  Is this a sign of age? (please say it's not just me).
I want to feel the warmth of the sun, the buds bursting forth, a kaleidoscope of color enveloping me in the birth of a new season!  Maybe that's why I have been surrounding myself with flowers.  A colorful interior palette is the next best thing ~

A little floral fantasy to interior finery in anticipation of what's to come.

Nathan Turner

Alberto Pinto

Albert Pinto

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I love...

An avid macarons lover. Also, a lover of blooming Spring. What do you love?

silk macarons via.

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