Friday, January 9, 2009

A Home I Love


I have a stack of magazines from here to Cabo. They weigh heavy on my conscience and are an eyesore in our pad. With all the talk of resolutions hanging in the air I had an idea. Rather than an open ended 365 day promise to myself to resolve (one of the many) issues in my life I would have occasional weekly resolutions with a deadline of Sunday night. I work well under pressure and tend to procrastinate to my own benefit so this just feels right. Tangible. The first of these weekly resolutions is to tackle the stack(s) and remember why I am keeping these precious issues to begin with. Luckily for me this task just got a teensy bit easier.


Alkemie posted photos of one of my favorite interiors this week. One that I remember as a source of color inspiration and a quick pick me up. It sits somewhere in my ever growing pile of catalogs, doing me tons of good! Wink wink. Take a peak if you haven't already and breath in the perfect balance of quality classics, gorgeous travertine, well done trends, and overall good design. I am envious!



These are my people and I have the goods to prove it. For starters, she is blonde and I am blonde!!! They know how to swim and I used to swim competitively!! Okay, um, they live in Socal, we live in Socal. They are not afraid of color or mixing different eras which avoids pigeon holing their space and instead makes it fresh and unique. They just look like a goog team! Sure they had a designer do all of this for them but they love the vision and had the final approval on things so their taste is clearly in line with his. Don't believe me yet? I'll pull out the big guns.



All of the items on the right are from Empiric. The similarities are undeniable, if I do say so myself. I could add to this for days but I have to run! This last room also has a look reminiscent to the store but more more obviously it screams Hollister Hovey, no?


Hollister's Living Room for House Beautiful.


This place will get me through my weekend magazine purge. I need to start living in the moment, in the reality of my existence and stop the magazine insanity once and for all! I hope you are inspired to do something out of the ordinary this weekend too. We'll touch base Monday...
xox

7 comments:

vicki archer said...

I don't think I can... I want to get rid of them but there are just so many, and besides, I might need them! xv

coco+kelley said...

I think it's a Jay Jeffers design because I remember LURVING the blue room... *heart*. I went through SIX magazines last night. Yay for New Year's resolutions (or whatever they are).

Annie Empiric said...

It is Jay Jeffers and I meant to link to him in there but I think Alkemie does in her post so, whatev's! I think they chose the same blue for their focal wall as I did at one. Just one more similarity! I really do love these peeps!
Okay, back to the magazine toss of '09....

Jill said...

Love that pool...the floral fabric on the pillow and chair remind me of Marni. Love your resolution plan...I'm too much of a procrastinator for it to work for me.

Heather Beth Taylor said...

this house looks stunning. cozy and sophisticated. like you.

Victoria said...

hi annie! good meeting you last night and i'll look forward to reading your blog now!

Alkemie said...

Thanks for the shout out. I SOO have the same problem with magazines!! My magazine habit has gone completely out of control and I need to go through them as well.

Cheers,

Karen O.