{Do you Rue?} | Issue 3 is LIVE!

It's official, my new favorite and go to magazine is Rue! If you are at all interested in design, this months issue [Issue 3] is a must see. Way to go Crystal, can't wait until you are here in SF! The girl and her team are rockin it! I'm in LOVE with the shopping cart pages, which I've included a screen shot of below. All my favorite colors!

Also, if you haven't heard of 20x200, which most of you probably have by now, you should definitely check it out. A new go to art source for all my client projects. Jen Bekman, the founder of 20x200, is the guest curator for RUE's issue this month and has picked out some great colorful prints ready to make an impact on anyone's wall. I LOVE every single one of them.

If you want a cowboy themed kids room, head on over to Modern Kids Blog for some great inspiration and resources! And if you are in the mood to shop, check out EmersonMade, my newest and favorite clothing line for 2011!

Happy Friday everyone! Happy decorating or getting inspired to decorate weekend!

{To Do} | Elle Decor's first-ever showhouse

Elle Decor's first-ever showhouse is open for viewing and the best news, it's here in SF!! I was so excited to attend a private viewing Wednesday night, thanks to AKDO. If you have yet to go, and you live in the bay area, it's a MUST see event. It's going on now through November 21st. 

Can you spot the Restoration Hardware pieces in the living room images below?. It was great to see a retail brand have presence at the showhouse. Their new design direction has my head spinning, in a good way. I've been loving everything they have to offer these days. Gary Spain, House Beautiful's top 20 designers to watch and also creative director at Restoration Hardware, was the living room designer for the showhouse.  His living room was spectacular, especially his use of paint, lighting placement and larger than life art selections. RH just opened the first-ever showroom in the SF Design center. This should change things up a bit. 

I was obsessed with the amount of lighting, oversized art/objects,and  the overall graphic play and texture incorporated into each of the spaces. A good project consists of all of these. :] It was also exciting to see that most light fixtures were selected from my favorite, go-to stores. Circa Lighting, Urban Electric Co., and Hinkley Lighting. And it's always fun to see products you've pinned away in your "things I love" file, displayed delicately or obnoxiously. :]  

Superbly done by all the designers. It was amazing how cohesive the entire house was, even though each designer was in charge of their designated rooms. I was delighted to spend a few minutes with Elizabeth Martin. She was so sweet and her bedroom design really spoke to my personal style, color selection and rustic embellishments. Thanks Beth for your time! You can check out all the designers at Elle Decor's meet the designer page here.

What a great evening. Thanks again AKDO, for the invitation! Your tile work was amazing! All photos courtesy of my iphone. :]

Oh, and just thumbed through the first issue of the Anthology Magazine. It's a gonna be a good one! I'm loving the paper they are using, as well as the way it's bound. It feels more like a book. Sarah and I headed over the Bay Bridge to the launch party at the West Elm in Emmeryville last night. Thanks again Sarah for the invite!

Rue Magazine is headed to SF!!

Crystal Gentilello, a friend I met while my husband attended business school at Kellogg, followed her dream and started her own online magazine! The design industry also knows her for her wonderful blog Plush Palate. I'm so excited to hear that she is moving Rue's headquarters to San Francisco!  If you haven't already heard of the online magazine, check it out here