Archive for the 'Furnishings' Category

Hopping into Spring Break

Published on April 9, 2013

Tweet As y’all know, I LOVE holidays, and Easter is my favorite – I think it’s the colors and all the cuteness. This year was a real milestone for us, as we have now started attending a church that we really like. We decided to make this shift from non practicing to practicing Christian behavior […]

Again my worlds collide: EcoStiletto’s Second Year Anniversary at Rolling Greens

Published on July 19, 2010

Tweet As a designer, Rolling Greens in Culver City has been my mecca for finding landscaping products, gorgeous plants and the accoutrements for styling and merging them into my clients’ homes. As a mom blogger I was introduced to Ecostiletto at the Pregnancy Awareness event when they hosted a holistic Mommy Lounge. I have been […]

Letting the pictures do the talking…

Published on May 21, 2010

Tweet I honestly think that this time of year is busier than any. We have LOTS of birthday parties to attend, since the Critter’s buddies were all born around the same time, and the weather is so nice I start to think about the summer wardrobes for our family. I’ve also been working on a […]

And then again, I could be wrong…

Published on February 19, 2009

Tweet …that luxury is dying in the world of interiors. Behold the tissue paper holders that were forwarded to me today by Judson Rothschild of The Rothschild Collection. I love everything about this line of furniture, as it appeals to my philosophy of intellectual design for modern living. I completely agree with Judson that furniture […]

Another death knell, this time in the world of interior design…

Published on February 18, 2009

Tweet I have been saying for years that the luxurious manner of the interior design business’s days were numbered. The advent of so many do it yourself televisions shows, the internet, and the big box stores have been the killers. Everyone thinks they know how to do what we do. The only real interior design […]

New developments in the world of textiles…

Published on February 11, 2009

Tweet I noticed here that Chella Textiles has launched a new design. It always gives me a little thrill when I see that this company has continued to thrive. I first met Lee Menichella when I was an intern at Tricia Wilson and Associates, my first foray into hospitality design. He was one of my […]

A Fresh Outlook

Published on January 5, 2009

Tweet Lord has it been a MONTH? I have most diligently updated my “Alexandra Out and About” section ( see? on the right there?) so that you have at least some idea of what’s been going on here in the ‘hood. I have to be honest, dear reader, I have just had other priorities this […]

I’m going completely ornaMENTAL~

Published on November 13, 2008

Tweet I know, I know – you thought that the Aesthetic Addict has jumped the shark and is only interested in base amusements like the Real Housewives – but no, dear reader. I spent the better part of Veteran’s Day at The Getty, my favorite museum in Los Angeles. The Getty is one of the […]

Got antiques? Good news!

Published on October 24, 2008

Tweet Bill Rau, president of my beloved M S Rau Antiques in New Orleans says that historically antiques perform well as investments in troubled times. Rau should know – his family has had their shop in the French Quarter for nearly a century. I have visited their beautiful space on Royal Street more times that […]

Speaking of period English furniture…

Published on September 30, 2008

Tweet A illustrated timeline of the styles of Period English Furniture View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: furniture antique) This is a great little refresher course on the earmarks of the English style