Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sea Life Fun


From pillows, to art, to kitchen towels...

Seashore decor is a great way to modernize your home for the summer season. We have it all right here at

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Big Time Inspiration

Check out this issue of Veranda if you want to be inspired. I'm a big fan of 60's modern homes and vow one day to actually live in one. But this one featured in Veranda really caught my eye. For one thing is gorgeous and second, it's located in Tampa, Florida. In fact, I used to jog by it every morning (when I lived there), and marvel at the construction; it was fun to watch a new element of the home go up everyday. That was three years ago...

Now, we can thank Veranda Magazine for taking us inside. I always wondered what became of my dream home. What's not to love, right? I want to thank my friend Jennifer Goldberg for reminding me of the article. Now we just have to recreate the look in Cleveland, Ohio. Seriously, anyone local have ideas?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Luxe Life: Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California is my dream relocation destination. I was lucky enough to visit for spring break with my 6-year old twins, to research the possibility of moving there and fulfilling my twenty-plus-year dream. We lived it up at the Biltmore Four Season's Hotel and spent a glorious afternoon at the luxurious San Ysidro Ranch, among other things. The Spanish architecture, the lush plant life and the breathtaking ocean views, brought a smile to my face all week long. I'm already dreaming of my next visit, and who knows, maybe the future home of Tonic Home...

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Silver Mania


We've been holding out on this "in" color for months. But now suddenly, we've become obsessed with the reflective and soothing tone of shiny silver.

Oly Studio introduced its vintage silver at market a few months ago. From the Elizabeth Buffet Cabinet to the Copake Side Table, the Klemm Mirror, Anni Chandelier, vases and clam linens (Dermond Peterson). It has a refreshing quality to it that grows on you. Contact for all products shown here.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Great Outdoors!

Outdoor fabrics are our new obsession. We love the bright, bold and sassy colors and patterns of Trina Turk's new outdoor collection, inspired from retro chic living in Southern California. Sold through Schumacher, Trina Turk has some awesome color combos, and fun names to go with them, Punch is one of our favorites.

Peacock, Super Paradise, Santorini, Sunglasses, Trellis..are all dynamic prints and patterns offered in breezy colorways, mainly blues and citrus shades, like punch (coral), pool (blue) and parrot (green). All the styles look great on anything; including chairs , curtains and/or cushions.

Mix and match and create an outdoor oasis. Now all you need is some groovy outdoor furniture. Then top off the looks with some ceramic tea stools, and you've created a sizzling look for the summer season. We got it all here at

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