Friday, April 11, 2014

unplug meditation studio: Before and After

I know it has been too LONG but I have been busy turning my vision board into a real place called unplug meditation . About a year and 1/2 ago I decided that I wanted to learn how to meditate and realized that I couldn't find a place that felt modern, chic and clean with meditation that was easy to learn and guided by inspirational teachers.  So, I decided to build it. It's called unplug meditation and the grand opening is this Tuesday. You are all invited to try it out this week free.
It's located at 12401 Wilshire Blvd suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90025 Would love to hear what you think. Please.
Photos by Mark Leibowitz

When I found out the front desk was going to cost $17,000 I went into panic mode and then ran to Ikea
and bought a kitchen cabinet. I am so happy with it!
Flowers by Botany 
This is a magnetic book wall. The books float on the wall and the shelves are magnets. You can easily take the books on and off.
Wabi Sabi bookcase. The best part of being the store buyer is that I want everything inside.
Lauren Eckstrom one of unplug meditation's inspirational; teachers hanging on the shoe cubby.  I had the wall letters made by Craft Cuts and it was a great find. The cushion is charcoal flannel.


Love these meditation chairs the go into 5 positions and the art was made from large canvases from Blick and vinyl letters from Craft Cuts.

In the shop

Betsey Carter Mugs
My unplug t shirt on the gorgeous Victoria's Secret Model Alessandra Ambrosio styled by Inge Fonteyne


Motto Journals

Betsey Carter Meditation Stones


This is what it looked like before
The before of the meditation room.
This was the front lobby - there was a big gray plastic cubicle where the desk and store are now




Saturday, November 23, 2013

Lawn Minimalism with Creeping Red Fescue

I have been totally inspired by Kelly Behun's home in Elle Decor  to complete pull out the piles of random bushes and make a clean boarder of Creeping Red Fescue - the long swirly grass that is chic beyond and used in LA in stunning ways. Problem is that I was quoted $26,000 to do this — can you imagine? So now I am planting with seed for a couple hundred and it is working. I started with a small patch and now I am going to go for it. My back yard is a mess but will post when it is done. 



Monday, October 14, 2013

In Search for the Perfect Pink Box

I have always wanted to and now I am going to turn my closet into an office. Remember this post HERE?
I am totally desperate to find these exact pink boxes - I have found so many that are close but no cigar.
Where did this photo come from? Have you seen this anywhere anyone? 


Love these Kate Spade Boxes Via HERE  that pink works but I am searching for more variety. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

3 Landscaping ideas .... Just a thought.

This is beyond cool BUT I can only imagine my gardeners charging me double if I dared put it in. 

Via Inner Gardens: I told my husband that I was desperate for one of these purple trees - then oddly enough we actually had one.  Love the symmetry of two flanking a house .
Dramatic and Fun I love these plants in white gravel - They look like sculptures. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

On The Hunt For....


I am on the hunt for this perfect color lavender throw (feeling like it could be Ralph Lauren cashmere) AND a 50" glass or distressed wood Lazy Susan under $200. Help. Also QQ Do you think I should start posting my mini makeovers at home or wait for the big reveal? 


Monday, June 24, 2013

Steal this Wine Barrel idea from Entertainologist Lulu Powers

My son's room is looking a little to Ikeaish and needs a rustic modern touch. Love this idea from Entertainologist Lulu Powers: Via HERE

"This is such a chic idea for your backyard or for outdoor parties. Home Depot has 18″ whiskey barrels for $30 and Bed Bath & Beyond has 20″ glass table toppers for $8.99. For $38.99 you can make your own whiskey barrel tables! "

2 More good uses found HERE


Monday, June 17, 2013

FOUND - Dream Pool

I love this pool from this month's AD: Right now I have red brick surrounding my pool but my dream is to switch it to wood exactly like this - To Chic. What is your dream pool trim?
Photo: Peter Aaron/Otto VIA AD