Archive | March, 2009

Hollywood Family Kitchen

Lavender and brown-black kitchen by Kristen Buckingham

Lavender and brown-bread is a glamorous, original color combo

L.A. designer Kristen Buckingham (wife of Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey) built what we define as a Hollywood Family Kitchen – dramatic, glamorous, and fully loaded with a batterie of blue-chip (Wolf and Sub Zero) appliances, custom cabinetry and a high-prestige mix of features that’s a must-have for the neighborhood.

We can list each of those: pot filler-faucet, glass-door SubZero, antique table, English-style island, then set the timer for 2008 — the year lavender became a neutral. We also might observe that two schoolhouse pendants, a brass cargo pendant (way in back), plus a six-arm Murano milk-glass shaded chandy together in one room is a couple of sconces short of a Melrose Ave.… Continue Reading


Fun Kids Carpets

color game rugs for children

Entertaining and education rugs for children

Bold primary colors give these educational and fun carpets a dose of high energy. I’ve always chosen mind-challenging toys over ones that will be tossed aside once the novelty subsides, so these rugs easily earn my passionate stamp of approval. Made of 100% nylon, they are easy to keep clean.

(Source: Learning Carpets)… Continue Reading