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>Chad Rogers House Tour : Pet Friendly

7 Feb


From Apartment Therapy website at:
Chad Rogers House Tour : Apartment Therapy




Name: Chad Rogers and Starla the Chihuahua

Location: Beverly Hills, California
Size: 1,694 square feet — 2 Beds 2 Baths
Years lived in: 1

Who watched Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing?” I watch the show religiously and couldn’t wait to see what property Chad Rogers listed next. Now that Chad has sold millions of luxury real estate and has seen some of the best designs, he wants to share his own perspective on design and what makes a home. Sharing a home with another person is never easy, but in Chad’s case he had to make certain accommodations for his tiny little dog, Starla.



When I first started browsing through the photos of Chad’s new condo and comparing it to his resource list, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that many of the furniture pieces and accessories were acquired through rather affordable furniture stores (compared to the furniture featured in his listed properties) and eBay. He got creative looking for unique finds and even shopped at As Seen On TV for pet furniture. He may be my new favorite “Million Dollar Listing” realtor. I am really going to miss seeing him on the show this season!


Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Post Modern

Inspiration: I have always been a fan of modern furnishings and design, but sometimes that style can translate into a very cold office-like feel. It was important for me to give my place warmth. I have always felt that one’s home should be an extension of their personality. My home is 150% Chad Rogers.

Favorite Element: My favorite design element that I was able to create was warmth and personality through different fabrics and textures. My place also has a lot of vintage art from different genres, which really makes it unique to me. I am also now collecting pottery to enhance my home design.

Proudest DIY: My favorite DIY was choosing and hanging the wallpaper in my powder room. The powder room is one bathroom that you can always have a great time being really creative with. The wallpaper I selected is not only fun but also chic and sophisticated. The wallpaper I went with gave my powder room the perfect edge I was looking for. The wallpaper can be found at designyourwall.com.

Biggest Indulgence: The biggest indulgence in my home is my led-lighted faucets. These faucets light the water blue when it’s on cold and red when it’s on hot. It’s a great conversation piece. I love the design because it is very sleek.

Best advice: The best advice I was given was to do a lot of research online. It’s important to hear what people have to say about their experiences with certain furniture, faucets, toilets and other misc items. I went onto Apartment Therapy daily.

Dream source: I hired Jensen Dagget as my interior designer. She is such an amazing source of information when it comes to home design.



Thanks Chad!

Images: Jeffrey Ong, David Franco

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>5 Hottest Trends for 2011 by Nate Berkus and Michelle Adams

14 Jan


Mirrored Accents


Michelle reveals that mirrored accents will be a hot in 2011, including mirrored tables and mirrored accessories such as cocktail trays, martini glasses, and coasters. You can pick up a mirrored tray from Aero for $90, a set of four Etsy martini glasses for $42, and mirrored coasters at Z Gallerie for $19.80.





The fourth hottest trend for 2011 is typography. Michelle predicts that modern art will be huge in 2011, and it instantly freshens up the home. Looking to add some typography to your home? Michelle suggests visiting MadeByGirl (Madebygirl.com) and browsing her posters and prints area to find new artwork for your home.

Storage Art


Michelle predicts that the third hottest trend of 2011 will be storage art, primarily clear, Lucite storage to show off accessories instead of hiding them away. Vintage desks can be used as vanities to store shoes, clear stands can be used to show off necklaces, and scarf holders, like the one displayed from Ikea, can be hung from the wall to show off colorful accessories. You can find Lucite bins from Muji or the Container Store for under $20.



Mid-Century Lighting


The second hottest trend for 2011 is mid-century lighting, inspired by the recent “Mad Men” decor craze! Mid-century lighting can be added to both traditional and shabby chic rooms. Ikea carries a mid-century style lamp, the Kulla table lamp, which sells for an affordable $49.99. 



Rust Color 


Michelle’s hottest trend of 2011 is the color rust. Rust has been growing in popularity on runways and designer home decor, and the trend will takeoff in 2011! Add rust to your home with a rust headboard or a rust-colored side table (West Elm currently sells one for $129) and add subtle accents of rust to your wardrobe with accessories such as the necklace pictured, from Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow collection.  


For more top style and design trends from Michelle Adams, visit Lonnymag.com/home!  


Have a very chic day. Om

>Bird Boutique…

13 Jan

>Our new weekly fav on the radar. Great site for accessories!!! We saw this on Jonahan Adler’s Facebook Page today. Take a gander.

Bird:: Blog Link

Bird:: Gift & Home Link

Bird owner Jen Mankins got her start in fashion working as an assistant buyer for Barneys New York and later became the head buyer for Steven Alan. Inspired by the independent designers she worked with, she co-founded the women’s fashion label Charlotte Corday before returning to retail and realizing her life-long dream of owning her own store. She travels for inspiration, seeking out the best fashion collections and design objects from Stockholm to São Paulo, her latest obsession.

Have a very chic day. Om

>Do it Delicious, Looooove, Nom Nom

13 Jan

>Click here read GOOP’s ‘Do it Delicious’ newsletter about Jessica Seinfeld’s book below.

Included in the newsletter above there is a great video recipe for super simple Halibut spinach…we pasted it below for your view pleasure as well.  Watch and make. Nom nom.


Click on the book below to go to the ‘Do it Delicious’ website.

Have a very chic day. Om

>minimalism v MAXIMALISM

12 Jan


We are so inspired by Jonathan Adler. Enjoy this link to his recent thoughts on minimalism v MAXIMALISM

Have a very chic day. Om