Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cheeseburgers in Paradise!

FINALLY!!! After two veeerrrryyy long weeks my laptop is back from Geek Squad and is up and running just like new! ;)

As I'm sure you've noticed...I've also taken these last couple of weeks to completely re-vamp the
My Maison blog and its' URL address. What do you all think?! I would love to hear your feedback on the new look!

I decided for my first post back to share a new burger joint I came across one night while Jose and I were running around downtown Delray with hungry tummies! We decided to go to Burgerfi...a funky new restaurant right across the street from the beach.  I instantly loved its' simple, yet edgy and industrial interior design, along with its' fun lime green colors and the MOST AMAZING SODA FOUNTAIN EVER!!! I would definitely recommend it if you are in the atmosphere and yummy (yes, very fattening, but ooh soo yummy) food! :)

For more information on Burgerfi locations and menu items click here!


Fashion vs. Interior Design...

After being in New York during this last week’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Fall 2012, I was inspired to take a look into just how different, or what turns out to be how similar, fashion and interior design really are!
If you take a look at many of the top trends that are currently invading the fashion runway you will see many of the same looks, colors, and patterns used in today’s most trendy interiors. They are similar on so many levels….from bright, almost neon, colors to fun and funky patterns. For example, 2012’s Pantone “Color of the Year” was declared Tango Tangerine and can be seen while flipping through the pages of Vogue or by taking a look at Elle D├ęcor. From lamps and pants to rugs and shrugs and everywhere in between!!! ;) Color Blocking has also quickly become the newest craze. Whether it’s bold primary colors or fun and flirty colors, this trend can be implemented into almost every taste and style. If you are thinking of re-decorating your home, I encourage you to first take a look at one of your favorite outfits or fashion trends…You just never know what might inspire you!?!?!

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Love is in the air!

Here's a festive little montage I put together for you all! :) Happy Valentine's Day! 
Valentine Arts & Crafts...

The perfect Valentine's Day date outfit! 

Valentine's Day themed wedding ideas...

And EVEN heart inspired rooms! Perfect for every little girl!

"Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could." -Barbara De Angelis
"Where there is love there is life." -Gandhi 

If walls could talk...

If walls could talk...they would say dress me up! When designing a room many remember the flooring, the windows, and how to fill the space with furniture, but overlook the oh so important walls themselves!  You can dress up your walls with something as simple and easy as photos of you and your friends and family...or go the extra mile with a gallery of art or a collection of mirrors.  Wall accessories can be bought or collected over time from your travels, or can be put together from a fun trip to your local re-sale shop. Take a look at art, plates, shelves, photos, mirrors, or even just the frames! After you've figured out what is going on the wall, the next, and possibly most difficult step, is to figure out how you are going to place them on the wall! A rule of thumb is that the individual piece or the cluster of pieces should be hung at eye level.  There are so many different ways to place wall art that you almost can’t go wrong! Be creative and have fun with it! The worst that can happen is you won’t like it and then you can always take them down and re-hang them! See some inspiring looks I found below, while surfing the internet.

A layered look.

Artwork on a chalk board! Genius and fun!

Mirror mirror on the wall...

A more eclectic look.

Hangers! that's creative and cost efficient!

Feminine silhouettes. 

Frames on a dramatic back drop.

Do-it-yourself dioramas. (Always were one of my favorite school projects!)

A collection of letters and numbers to create a more graphic look.

Plates...not only for eating! ;)

Clean and symmetrical.

Creativity at its finest! Easily switch your favorite images in and out depending on your mood, season, etc. LOVE this look!

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Hello again everyone! I know its been a while, but I’ve been cruising the open seas, which was my inspiration for this post.  

We set sail on the Liberty of the Seas for a 6 day 5 night Royal Carribean cruise to Belize and Cozumel. We had such an amazing time, and didn’t want to come back to the real world!!! I got my tan on, enjoyed all of amenities that the ship had to offer, the fun land excursions, and of course the FOOOD!!! Since the cruise, which was my first, I have done some research on cruise ship interior design and would love to share it with you all!
Photos below of our actual ship and were taken by my amazing boyfriend, Jose. ;)

It is sooo crazy to think that something as large as these structures can actually float in the water!!! It’s like a resort but in the middle of the ocean…pools, a spa, rock climbing walls, mini golf course, flow rider, a mall, a theater, a million state rooms, an ice skating rink, a club, a casino, restaurants, etc. These images and drawings are so inspirational, and I hope to someday be able to be part of such a large scale design like this…whether it’s a resort, yacht, cruise ship, casino, etc.

I especially love the following images and renderings of the cruise ships of the future! These ships take on a much more multi-functional and environmentally friendly design concept that will give you an even greater feeling of being on land rather than at sea! Someday maybe one of us will actually be on a ship like this...can you imagine?!?!?!

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