Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Texture Me Tuesdays: Project Update!

One project is coming to an end, and one project is just getting off the ground, so I thought I would show you a little teaser for both! What do you think??

{Throw Pillows from Living Room in Redwood City, CA}

{Textiles for Family Room in Lafayette, CA}

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Guest Post: Workspace Wednesdays

A first for Chic Habitat - a guest blogger! Today's post comes from Susi, a writer at Arcadian Lighting, a fantastic online resources for lighting fixtures and accessories. As my inaugural guest blogger, Susi has truly exceeded my expectations, including oodles of inspiration and ideas for us to devour!

Hi, I'm Susi and typically I write for Arcadian Lighting about design and d├ęcor ideas. I'm always happy to guest blog at amazing design blogs like Chic Habitat Interiors. For my guest edition of Workspace Wednesdays I'm showcasing glamorous workspaces and home offices. Who doesn't love to go glam? And a workspace definitely needs some glamour to help us get through our work. Going glam is fun with wall color, lighting fixtures, mirrored surfaces and lots of shiny objects. Enjoy!
Glam Workspace Light Fixture
A mix of antique and contemporary styles works well in this chic workspace. The gorgeous drum pendant's swirling lines echo the antique desk's ornate base. A gorgeous abstract painting adds color to the deeply hued paneled walls.
Glam Workspace Desk Lamps
I love the dramatic black walls in this glam workspace. The glossy finish reflects light like patent leather--beautiful.
Glam Workspace Table Lamps
A chic Lucite chair and a soft palette make this workspace feel decidedly glamorous. A pale palette of cream, gold and silver makes the warm wood of the antique desk pop.
Glam Workspace Lamps
This chic built-in conceals a workspace behind creamy yellow panels. Coordinated accessories and storage give the workspace a stylish glamour. This room has a little fun with lamps, one cool floor lamp and a much smaller look-alike on the desk.
Glam Workspace Light Fixture
Like a little black dress with the perfect gold accessories, this glamorous workspace is a contrast between light and dark. The brass bookcases shine against the black wallpaper.
Glam Workspace Lamps
This glam home office is the work of Suzanne Kasler. I love the rich feeling of layered neutrals 
and gorgeous furnishings.
Glam Workspace Desk Lamp
Black and white glam reminds me of Coco Chanel. Layers of patterns are so stylish in this glam home office workspace. When mixing patterns, pay attention to scale and choose different size patterns and a few solids for a stylish mix.
Glam Workspace Lighting Fixture
Beautiful sheers, a mirrored desk and a dream workspace light fixture add glamour to Khloe Kardashian's office. The mix of deep and pale shades of this neutral palette is the perfect canvas for lots of lovely shiny objects. Working in an office like this would definitely make Friday come sooner than you think! Why not try adding some glam pendant lights, light fixtures, or wall sconces to your office? If you fancied these work spaces and are craving more design inspirations, drop by Arcadian Lighting Blog to explore more design ideas! 
{Image Credits: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8}

Thanks, Susi, for such a beautiful and inspirational post!  I'm smitten over all of the lighting featured - which one is your favorite?!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday's Things

I know it's not even October yet, but Snow & Graham has just come out with their 2012 wall calendar, and I think it's their best one yet. For $30 you get 12 gorgeously designed months...beautiful enough to frame. Talk about cheap art! I couldn't help myself, I had to purchase...and I may just frame every single one before 2011 is finished!
{found here}

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Workspace Wednesdays

Perusing on of my favorite blogs, I came across the fantastic studio of Suzanne Kasler. So much storage! Such great sunlight! I love spaces like this, and believe I am more productive when I have room to breathe, natural light, and great organization. What do you need in a workspace?
{Image found here}

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thursday's Things

I've always love DwellStudio, as many of you have...and now they have a new furnishings collection! I can't wait to see the entire line!

{photos via AD} {furniture found here}

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday's Things

I am totally jonesing for a bar cart...came across the one below at the Kate Spade retail store 
downtown SF...it's perfect!

No clue where it's from...but I found these below, any of which will do! Which one's your favorite?

 {via Arteriors}
 {via Plantation
{via Arteriors}

Friday, July 22, 2011


Today I bring you a crazy awesome foyer, designed by the uber-talented ladies at Pulp Design Studios.
Happy Friday to you all & have a great weekend!!
{photographed by Kevin Dotolo}

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Texture Me Tuesdays

WOW. This freakin' gorgeous chandelier is enough to design an entire project around. Can you imagine how awesomely funky a space would have be to incorporate this madness? I am drooling just thinking about it...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday's Things

If I had an extra $5,500 lying around, I would totally purchase this sofa. I even have a great spot for it picked out in our apartment, right under the window in our office!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Workspace Wednesdays

On this cold & rainy San Franciscan summer day, I would do anything to escape to a 
sun-drenched, gorgeous & inspiring space, such as this one...
Study contemporary home office

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Before & After: Kitchen Remodel

So my parent's remodel is finally finished! If you remember from my Kitchen Inspiration post in March, my parents recently moved out of their home of 25 years. Presented with the challenge of updating the kitchen quickly, within budget, I think we did a pretty good job. See for yourselves:

 p.s. My parents were in the process of packing, so the kitchen looks much messier than usual! Makes for quite a dramatic effect, though, right? ;)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Texture Me Tuesdays

Jim Thompson fabrics are too fabulous for words, and I am loving the new line - Opus - it's fifth collection by British designer, Richard Smith. I guess it's no surprise that I love bright colors...but these are completely over the top awesome, and so perfect for summer!


{Fabrics found here}

Monday, May 23, 2011

Bedroom Bliss

I love a good guest room furnished with double twin beds. It lends itself to symmetry and a chance to create a focal point. This room does both really well, and I love how the art is centered on the lamp rather than the beds, creating an unexpected yet balanced result.
{Image via House of Turquoise}

Friday, May 20, 2011


A new segment on my blog...welcome to TGIFoyers! You may not know it yet, but I am obsessed with a great foyer, and hope to never live in a home that has not carved out a landing pad to greet guests warmly, shake off the rain, hang your hat, display great artwork, and transition from the outside in. Below is one of my all time favorite foyers... so perfect, it needs no explanation. 

Foyer eclectic entry

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday's Things

OMG. So fun. Need. Immediately!

{iPhone Cases found here}

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Workspace Wednesdays

A workspace that inspired my own...Erika Ward is a very talented designer based out of Atlanta, and her recent post showing her new office space motivated me to update my own!

(Images found here}

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Texture Me Tuesdays

How beautiful and luxurious are these towels?

 {Towels found here}

I can see these in a gorgeous bright white bath, perhaps in a cottage by the sea...
{Image found here}

Monday, May 16, 2011

Exciting News!

Many of you know that I have been in process of starting my own company. Well, I am ecstatic to announce that my website is up & running, and my doors are open for business!  Please check out my website & new business, Chic Habitat Interiors. My very talented friend, Ryan, just shot our apartment for the website - check out my favs below! 

 {Images by Ryan Williams}

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thursday's Things

Today's TT is more about an idea than an item...many of us city dwellers have the creative challenge of making small homes fit our lifestyles, personality, & budget. This Sunset Magazine article about budget-friendly small home strategies features a gorgeous home that has succeeded on all fronts. The home is beautifully decorated with pops of color, salvaged furniture, multi-use spaces, and great attention to detail & whimsy. With a bit of time and a discerning eye, we can all find great things from our local salvage yards and second-hand stores!
{Metal Cabinet Used as Bar & Storage}

{Dining Nook/Art Studio}

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Workspace Wednesdays

What a great workspace, complete with natural light + the
PH Snowball Pendant...just gorgeous.
Nordquist modern bedroom

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bedroom Bliss

I'm such a sucker for symmetry...
Astoria Guest Retreat eclectic bedroom

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Workspace Wednesdays

I could totally get hours of work done in this calm and sun-soaked space...

Amoroso Design contemporary home office
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