19 October 2013

Swooning & So Will YOU!

As if being tall, slim, and gorgeous wasn't enough to make me jealous of her. Never mind that she seemingly doesn't gain an ounce when pregnant; or even  that she is married to the New England Patriot's superstar--and may I add, some handsome eye candy himself-- Tom Brady, but now she has a drool-worthy kitchen too?  Life just isn't fair sometimes! I nearly swooned when I saw this beautiful kitchen and adjoining spaces in Gisele B√ľndchen and Tom Brady's Los Angeles home in Architectural Design magazine.

Okay, so I want to hate her, but I can't.  She and Tom carefully ensured the house was built to be environmentally sustainable with solar powered electricity, gray water irrigation, recycled wood, etc.  What a fab place for the two of them and their children to kick back and relax.

She also has a veggie garden, fruit trees, and a chicken coop on the beautifully landscaped property.   So not only is she beautiful on the outside, but on the inside as well!

You know you want to see more - so click here already why don't you?

Have a wonderful weekend!



Architect: Richard Landry |Interior Design: Joan Behnke |Photography: Roger Davies   

09 October 2013

Can Couples Compromise In the Bedroom? And A Very Special Welcome!

For those couples who quarrel over boudoir design decisions the perfect color compromise for marital bliss is found in combining indigo blue and white with lots of gold and a jolt of bright pink.  The painting above the bed is pure genius and makes the room for me.  It's spots of deep blue are masculine; yet calming and restful; like a pool of ink it outlines the pillow shams and is the perfect foil to that playful swatch of sassy pink fabric covering the ottoman.  I think it strikes the perfect note of color in the room. The shapely curves of the upholstered headboard and footboard add to the feminine allure and seductive charm of this design.  Meanwhile, the repetition of gilding in the room is perfection itself underscoring the ottoman's cabriole leg.  The symmetry of the matching indigo lamps are orderly and masculine as is the rectangular shape of the night stands with a feminine gilded edge.  This bedroom is a fantastic example of how couples CAN compromise on design decisions leading to to a fabulous collaboration.

On a personal note, I have great news.  We have welcomed a new baby boy, Decker, into my daughter's growing family.  

We are, overwhelmingly, a gaggle of girls here; a long line of strong, determined matriarchs have ruled, or sought to rule the roost.  So when I finally got to hold this little bundle of boy for the first time, I was over-whelmed and sobbed with joy at his arrival. I will spare you that photo!

He is so calm, sweet and alert.  I know my dad, the baby whisperer, would have been as thrilled to welcome Decker as he was to hold Nola.  But, I figure they already met in heaven... 

Wishing you bundles of joy today!



Bedroom Photo via Pinterest- original source unknown; other photos by Beachrose Ramblings