Happy Friday and a fantastic giveaway from eclectic decor boutique Zengerine!

I was lucky enough to be recently introduced to a very cool online shop called Zengerine. It combines two of my great loves: home decorating, and travel. While traveling I come across so many amazing objects, but expensive baggage costs and the desire to keep my bags light prevent me from snatching up all the amazing cultural décor I come across.

 Luckily, shops like Zengerine have collected little treasures from across the globe so you don’t have to carry them over great expanses of land and sea!

The folks at Zengerine are also awesome enough to give one lucky reader a gift of $75.00! All you have to do to enter is answer some questions in the widget below! (Each question you answer counts as 1 entry).

 Currently most of their product focus is on Asia, but they will be featuring products from all over the globe very shortly, so stayed tuned! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are some of my favorite products from Zengerine


I cook a lot of Asian food, and this Chinese steamer set would be so beautiful for entertaining!


How adorable and unique is this tea set from JIA Inc. in Taiwan?! I love the little feet.


This is one of those cups that you just want to display as opposed to using…I think I would use it for a muffin and coffee breakfast on a beautiful Saturday morning out on the balcony though… This porcelain comes from Shanghai.



Drooling over this Jim Thompson Thai silk cosmetic bag!


These adorable salt and peppershakers are from Hong Kong Designer Loveramics.



I have a SERIOUS crush on this Japanese and tattoo inspired floral dishware by Paul Timman for Ink Dish. The first item in my cart was the set of mugs that match this set!

 Don't forget to enter this great giveaway by answering the questions in the widget above. The contest closes on September 9, at 6PM EST. I will announce the winner on September 10. Good luck, and have a great holiday weekend!
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Blissful bedrooms galore

I don't think I will ever be the type of person who wakes up at an "acceptable" hour without an alarm. My bed is one of my favorite places. Considering my enthusiasm for sleep, I also share a similar enthusiasm for the bedroom. Cheap beds or higher end, they all deserve some lovely surroundings.

This elaborate ebony bed is an amazing focus point.

Love the soft pink combined with dark gray.




What do you think about putting a dresser at the foot of the bed?

images above via Elle Decor

Love the blue on that wall.

How gorgeous are those windows.


images above via Hus & Hem
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Victory Ford's casual chic apartment in Lipstick Jungle

I don't know if you guys remember the show Lipstick Jungle from a few years back.  It was written by the same author of Sex and the City, but Lipstick Jungle only ran for two seasons I think.  I watched it on DVD awhile ago with some girlfriends and my favorite part of the show was the character Victory Ford's apartment.  They changed it a bit throughout the show, but it was always a pretty and chic space.

See below

This shot is the apartment in the second episode.  Notice the green room behind them, and the blue room behind that one.  In following episodes, the green room becomes the kitchen, painted light blue, and the room behind that one becomes Victory's design studio (she's a fashion designer in the show).

I really love the colors in the apartment.  There are a lot of combinations I would never think of, but once you see them you're like..."wow - that really works!"


Victory is now in the kitchen, which used to be the green room that you see in the first image. 


Looking from the kitchen, into the living room.
Another shot from the kitchen, looking into the living room.  Love the casual kitchen cart.

The two shots above are from the living room looking into the kitchen.  Her studio/workspace is behind them.

Victory's home studio, which we don't see too much of.

 I have a serious crush on her throw blanket.

 More of the living room..the two shots above were "night time" shots, so I had to really up the brightness so you can see details.


Some detail shots.  I think they subdued the purple in the living room after the first episode.

What do you think of the space?

All images from Lipstick Jungle Season 1, episodes 1 and 2.  © Universal Pictures Studios
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Bathroom love...

I've been absurdly busy this month, and it looks like September will be no different... I'll have to squeeze in some pampering and soaking in the tub whenever I can...


How lovely is this?


...and that wallpaper!  I'm not sure how practical the lamps are though - and I hate it when they take out the cords in photos!





I swoon over beautifully arranged objects!

via BHG

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What I missed at NY International Gift Fair 2012

I was all set to go to this summer's NYIGF when a last minute obligation came up.  I was a bit bummed as I haven't been to one yet, and I have been wanting to go for years now.  I will shoot again for 2013, and in the meantime, live vicariously from those lucky enough to attend.

Here is some of my favorite coverage and products.


Unsurprisingly, COCOCOZY's booth is a breath of beautiful fresh air...



Love the combo of luxe and rugged on this throw...by PEHUEN

3 images above via OD360 Designs


Adorable ceramics by Kahler

and Pantone bowls by Room Copenhagen

via 3 rings


All the finials a girl could want....by Hillary Thomas Designs...

via Habitually Chic



How gorgeous is this dresser upholstered in Indian embroidered textiles from Manglam Arts?
via StyleBeat

See anything you like?
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Ultra luxe, super glamorous spaces

These rooms are truly some of the most luxe, glamorous spaces I've seen.  If you are a girly-girl, love the feeling of satin and velvet on your skin, and don't shy away from drama - these will definitely speak to you!


Amazing mirror, fab wallpaper.  A mix of textures keeps monochrome interiors from feeling flat.


White, black, and shiny surfaces (check out the ceiling!) is instant drama



...even the rug has sparkles...

While I appreciate the beauty of this dining room, I couldn't live life without pets and children :)


Love the floor!

Could you live in these spaces?  What ideas could you take from them and incorporate in your living space?

All images from Dyfari Interiors
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Unique, beautiful, and functional kitchens

So pretty and light-filled...!


I like open shelving, but I (and boyfriend) are not quite disciplined enough to keep things that neat all the time.





Which do you like?

via Interiors Porn, Bolig Magasinet,Llamas Valley, Lonny, Southern Living, Sweet Home Style, Sweet Home Style
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