Tuesday, October 21, 2008

obsession part 2

okay my friends, i am not letting you guys down on our new found obsession! i was just surfing the net and minding my own business when i came across this bed. Funny, it looks just like the one in Mara Brock-Akil's bedroom. what a big coincident (i promise, wink)! well my friend this bed can be yours as well and you can have your own Mara Brock-Akil look-a-like bedroom from plantationusa.com. more to come... obsess away!

Monday, October 20, 2008


as you might know by now, i am officially obsessed with Mara Brock-Akil and her style. so much so, that i had to search out items to mirror some of her decor. i found the above picture of this drum table (similar to the one in her bed room) at west elm. i love the copper tones Akil used throughout her home. although i am keeping to my decor style i would like to incorporate more copper tones. enjoy! and more updates with my new found obsession!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

understated beauty

the august issue of Domino magazine featured tv producer (producer of girlfriends and the game) Mara Brock Akil's home and I have been inspired every since. not just by her home decor but also her elegant, relaxed style of fashion. every aspect of Akil's decor i love. she has created in her home the same elegance and feel i want for mine. i love how she mixed modern and traditional pieces together. I have been trying to achieve that look in my home and it takes such a long time to find the perfect piece that just looks as though they were meant for each other. i love Akil's use of cooper and golds, so rich yet elegant and calming. i have been bugging my husband if he can make a shoe caddy for me exactly like the one above (fourth picture above, that use to be a mail caddy)... this issue of domino will definitely be in my magazine collection for quite some time or at least until i have mastered the look that Akil so elegantly put together.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

i found your picture today

i love this! i think it's great to cluster all of your framed photos in one location to give your walls a clean balance look. i have been collecting picture frames from Pottery Barn to create this look along my staircase. love love love it!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

ode to the dinning room

I know it has been a while, but I have a good excuse. I have been working on my business ventures and it has been kicking my butt. Finally, I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Back to what's important, the picture above is long over due and we still have a long way to go in our dinning room. The horrible chandelier has to go...replacing it with this. Next is art work! Then a buffet table, wood floors and lastly the window coverings.... so much to do, so little time... but I promise not to be gone so long without keeping you in the loop...more to come on our renovations....