Robert Couturier is My Homeboy

You know what is even more exciting than paint drama? Yesterday Robert Couturier left a comment on this post. I know I just casually typed that all deadpan like, but my heart is seriously trying to escape from my chest right now. The only thing keeping me in check is the restraining order that will most assuredly be issued against me should I become a little too rowdy whilst proclaiming my undying love for RC. Still, the man is a design god so it's not like I can just pretend that I'm not scrawling "Mrs Robert Couturier" over and over inside my "special" notebook. Here's why:

I am obsessed with his sculptural sensibility. The man understands space and how to create an element of surprise.

He knows how to make tradition fresh and livable.

He mixes and matches eras effortlessly.

Rest assured I am taking notes for my own suburban English mini mansion (all 2350 sq ft of it) -- how to strike the balance between overdone and underwhelming?

I think an aubergine sofa may be in order.

Thank you, Robert Couturier, for making my day year.

[Architectural Digest]

Blog Luv

Ever since I posted my cozy cottage fantasy, designer Molly Luetkemeyer has been on my radar.  Most recently in the form of her own blog, which is my new current web obsession.  Amazing taste and razor sharp wit to boot?  It's like looking in a mirror. Go check out my new buddy's blog, then maybe come back here for some interior posts, or birth announcements, you know, whateves.

Molly's Loot is here, yo.

Molly waxes poetic on the wonders of lucite here.

Still Alright With White

Every once in a while I catch myself totally aware of my love for a trend.  I'll be completely enraptured with a color or a style and will go ape-shit crazy hunting it down and buying it up well aware, albeit sadly, that the love affair will end in one or two short seasons. I've been pretty whack-a-doodle crazy about white walls for a while.  I keep waiting for it to pass, hesitant to paint yet another room in my house white, wondering what will come next.  Well, apparently next up is white.  Yep, 2 years into my love affair with crisp walls, I renewed my trend-vows when I stumbled upon the interiors of Nacho Polo.  That's Nacho Polo Spanish designer, not to be confused with Nacho the Polo player from Argentina, who's hotty hotness was featured in this month's Elle Decor.

Let's see if you all are still smitten with white as well:

Ok, so this may be the meeting ground for every single trend of 2009 (hello bust and metallic gold tile) but you can't fight me on the awesomeness of this space.  You just can't.

I am a fan of monochromatic texture.  Especially if it's white and anchored by a sexy black lamp at the end of the hallway.

There's that bust again.

Prey tell, why would you paint your walls any other color with that sort of architectural detail and groovy view?

This must be the room we were seeing at the end of the white hallway.  And this is a list of things I love:  those chairs, that candelabra.  Lovelovelove.

For those of you who need a little more pattern mixed in with your white (I'm guilty of this a-plenty) Nacho brings stripes to the game.

And what better color to accent your large scale soft core artwork?  Yep, you got it.

So, what do you say?  Are you dudes still down with white?