26 December 2010

...shacking up...

Happy holidays!  Shacking up- december edition is a 1/2 bath concept board.  Merry, merry everyone! {inspirational image via pinterest} xx mvg

21 December 2010

...winter lovin...

....fireplaces, fur, & barn doors...cozy up- baby, it's cold outside...xx... {all images via pinterest}

12 December 2010

...cc palettes...

check out these inspiring color palettes by the color collective.  Still lusting after the second image- An Elle Decor cover that I totally fell in love with way back when....Root will continue to showcase workable palettes for interiors as well- hopefully on a more steady basis once I get settled on the east coast after the holidays- so stay tuned.... xx

...cc palettes...

check out these inspiring color palettes by the color collective.  Still lusting after the second image- An Elle Decor cover that I totally fell in love with way back when....Root will continue to showcase workable palettes for interiors as well- hopefully on a more steady basis once I get settled on the east coast after the holidays- so stay tuned.... xx

07 December 2010

...barn love...


...dying over the top converted barn- I would love to live in a converted barn someday.  How cute is the barn loft in the second image?!? The distressed blue & white barn boards steal the show...
{images via pinterest & sunset mag}

27 November 2010

...tiny moments...

...finding inspiration in the tiny moments of beauty in both of these rooms- loving the small cluster of image & objects in the bedroom-they are for sure a tribute to something special; While the collage of sky photos in the entryway of grays, blues, & whites is restful & calming- both lovely....xx

19 November 2010

...weekend getaways...


...weekend getaways...yes, please!  These are so drastically different, but honestly I'd take either!  Happy Friday! {images via sfgirlbybay & pinterest} xx

18 November 2010

...lovely.lovely.in.venice...

..I'm so stoked the Venice beach house won The Selby/CB2 contest & shoot- well deserved.  Obsessed with the outdoor shower...I want a Venice beach house! I'll keep dreaming for now but in the meantime check out more photo's here...{image collage via design love fest} xx

16 November 2010

...convoy...

-weathered wood & skate decks....this blog is just my style...{images via convoy} xx mvg

10 November 2010

...shacking up...

Today Root serves up the 3rd edition of "shacking up".  This is a concept board for a living room with a laid back rocker vibe  (model Erin Wasson as the muse).  An unapologetic mix of era's in this one...enjoy! xx {mvg}

08 November 2010

...toogood...

Loving the monochromatic styling by Faye Toogood.  Here are some of my faves. xx {mvg}

01 November 2010

...right kinda...wrong...



{images via ditte isager & ffffound}
LOVE these...xxx MVG

...the luggage act...



I'm usually more of an asymmetrical but balanced kind of gal when it comes to decorating- no matching lamps- mismatched end tables. Nonetheless, I'm really digging the styling of the entryway above.  The perfect symmetry of the lamps & chairs is offset just enough by the mismatched vintage-stacked luggage.  It definitely helps to keep it interesting without appearing too stiff or formal.  I also love the aqua blue coral accent & how it ties back to the chocolate & aqua paisley print on the side chairs.  Well done!  I wish I knew where this image came from...just dragged it out of the archives! xxx MVG

...monday blues...

A moody blue interior color palette for you....xox

...return to the mtns...

Halloween weekend was filled with blazing fires, the chill of fall, hiking, butternut squash soup & red wine in Big Bear.  I'm really looking forward to winter in Vermont followed by adventures in the mountains of France with my husband- it's going to be a good year. xo
{images via anne sage}

26 October 2010

...love..love...

Love the mix of old & new here.  Modern, antique, & ethnic- yet it all works together beautifully...{image via Rue Mag}

...universal neutrals...



...black, black, black!  The black wall trend has totally grown on me.  I really do think it's a great neutral to use which can create some serious drama & interesting vibes depending on how you use it.  Paired with crisp contrasting whites & textures above- it takes on a contemporary-romantic look....the universe on your bedroom walls sans the glow in the dark stars of course....xox

22 October 2010

...ching ching...



I have a serious crush on our neighbors chandelier....here are some of my favorites that most closely resemble their modern glass beauty....I picture dimly lit nights eating, drinking, & celebrating with close friends under one of these....cheers!

...profound...

- google images & ffffound-

...vt...



Daughter of Danielle Steel, Vanessa Traina's West Village digs....photographed by The Selby & featured in Harpers Bazaar this month....
Love her eclectic style, but not sure about all the real fur & dead animals- think I'd spring for faux.  The bucket style chair made out of antlers is amazing- I have a feeling those aren't faux either though.

18 October 2010

...velvet underground...



-I die over this swiss mountain house set into the hillside.  Breathtaking
views & amazing architecture- swiss-miss-