Tuesday, September 17, 2013

UPDATE: SOLD!!!! Ellen Degeneres Cali Equestrian Estate can be yours!!!!

If the sight of Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi's 26 acre Equestrian Ranch, in the Santa Monica Mountains, in the recent Elle Decor magazine stopped you in your tracks TODAY could be your lucky day!!!!

Turns out the incredible, vintage rough-hewn inspired residence with outer structures (barns, tennis court, cottages) and horse farm is on the market! Yes, it can be yours for a very small sum of $11,000.000 USD.  I think it's worth it! Though far too grand for my purse.
Rumor has it... they've purchase John Saladino's Montecito villa for $26,000.000.  I was a designer in Mr. Saladino design studio when he purchased that residence and was in the process of renovating.  It was even gorgeous in the before state.  Now it is BEYOND incredible.  And YES! I thoroughly predict it will exceed the asking price.  Yes, it is THAT great!

Photos courtesy of William Abranowicz for Elle Decor magazine

Hey! should one of you Hautezone readers make and offer, and make it your home... Pretty please invite me to the home welcoming soiree.  I promise I will bring you a really nice gift!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Oscar Close Up! with @OscarPRGirl and Elle Decor

Oscar de la Renta has one of the most capable and social ready PR gals in the public relations bizzness!

I've long been a 'pressed against the glass' devotee of Mr. de La Renta for years. Fully digesting his exquisite tailoring and craftsmanship season, after season.  I blame my mother for this fixation, as she often donned his supreme wares an evening out.

Erika Bearman a.k.a. OscarPrGirl has introduced the stabled fashion house to countless new 'fashionistas' with her social savvy and exuberant daily 'selfies', depicting model like stares while wearing the brands latest creations (sometimes even dipping into the vintage crate).

Elle Decors' October 2013 Issue finds Lady Bearman at her Southampton, New York residence which she shares with her hubby, who too clearly loves a colorful world.  Miles Redd, decorated the handsome happy space.

While I don't often surround myself with so much color - I can safely say I LOVE this house.  I mean, upon entering that delightful cabana like seafoam entry - all cares must disappear into the clouds.

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All photos courtesy of Elle Decor magazine.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

BUILD it and they will come...

I'm quite fond of this BUILD storage system, designed by Jack Godfrey Wood along with Tom Ballhatchet for Movisi.

Its forms take on (the overly used 'Organic') placement and random nature on the wall, which is a nice departure from the 'symetrical' installations I'm generally attached to.  I might be inclined to paint random units - matte metallic of Gold, Silver or Shiny vs. Matte and toss them in.  I think that would add a nice approach as well.

Triangular clips support individual pieces in the back, and the units are said to be quite light.