Posts Categorized: eye candy

On Our Radar: Ryan Mennealy Ceramics

July 31, 2012
Ryan Mennealy
We were recently introduced to the work of ceramic aficionado, Ryan Mennealy, and instantly fell head over heels. Based in Southern California, he creates gorgeous one of a kind pieces each more unique than the last.  His vases and bowls are all stunners, but true to form we hav... READ MORE >

Design Crush: Furbish Studio

July 27, 2012
Ok – I have a confession to make…I think I might have a little design crush on Furbish Studio. Call it puppy love, but they have got it going ON over there.  Owner Jamie Meare’s blog I Suwanee is one of my daily reads, and her recent post of a client’s ho... READ MORE >

Hillary’s Quick Tips for Refreshing a Room

July 24, 2012
hillary thomas designs room with patterned lampshade
OK…we know you all have those rooms in your home that are in need of a little pick-me-up. Rooms that really have all the right pieces, but are just missing a little life. Or perhaps, you are planning to completely overhaul the room, but that isn’t happening until your... READ MORE >

Just Pin It, Baby!

July 5, 2012
Here is Hillary’s fun and ever changing office inspiration board. It’s got everything on it from dream jewelry to inspirational color combinations.  It even has a very fab monogram …   Now here is Hillary going high-tech with her virtual pinboards on Pinte... READ MORE >

Stylish Summer Hostess Gift Ideas

June 27, 2012
Aqua 7 piece Set
This month’s issue of InStyle Magazine features a collection of fun hostess gift picks from some “style setters”. Hillary choose personalized playing cards from Pickets Press as her go-to choice gift for the hostess with the mostess. We thought we’d like t... READ MORE >

Outdoor Party Idea – Movie Night!

June 21, 2012
movie night sf girld by the bay
Family entertaining can be a bit of a challenge. It can be difficult to create a party that is fun for both four year olds and forty year olds! How about a fun family outdoor movie night? Even in the age of having movies at our fingertips, an outdoor screening is still a novelty.... READ MORE >

Outdoor Parties – Just add Light

June 18, 2012
Image via Pinterest
We’re fortunate to live in southern California, so outdoor entertaining is a year round sport here (although we do require heat lamps!). However, if you live in cooler climates your outdoor entertaining season is just kicking in.  When it comes to outdoor entertaining ofte... READ MORE >

Summer Entertaining: Moroccan Glam

June 13, 2012
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When Hillary celebrated a special birthday (we won’t tell which one), she went with a Moroccan theme for the evening. Bright colors, candle light, exotic textiles and 80 of her favorite gal-pals set the stage for an amazing evening. The bohemian glam look was perfect for a ... READ MORE >

Insider tip: Hillary’s Bookshelves

June 11, 2012
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Our readers loved the photos of Hillary’s children’s rooms so we thought we’d share a few more shots of  her Brentwood, California home. Bookshelves are often the focal point of the room and a great opportunity to make a design statement. Hillary’s booksh... READ MORE >

Spotlight on Our Retail Partner: Matilda’s

June 4, 2012
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One of our best friends from college, Dana Small, has a sensational home store in Stuart, Florida, and we’re THRILLED to showcase her shop here on our blog! Matilda’s Exquisite Paper and Home Boutique may be located on the opposite coast from us in L.A., but it’s full of ch... READ MORE >