I know I've mentioned this on Instagram before, but I'll say it again - I love shooting interior designer's own homes! I believe it is where you will find a designer's truest style with the bonus of a lifetime of curation. This particular tour is the home of interior designer Katie Hodges and is a total gem! MyDomaine ran a story on it where they discussed Katie's background plus the details of her beautiful space here, it's a great read plus includes links to where you can snag some similar items. I struggle to pick just one favourite part of this home but if pushed I think it's a toss up between the dining area with those killer chairs and dreamy art and the bedside with that gorgeous ornate nightstand and skull! (but seriously - I love it all!)
It seems a foolish endeavor to even attempt to write about our vacation to Hawaii last summer. It was, in short, incredible. Anyone I told about our trip in the preceding weeks gushed about what an amazing place it is and what a fabulous time we were going to have. All I can really say is they were right, if you've already been then you know what I'm talking about, if you haven't then you must make it your mission to go there. The colours, the air, the landscape, just the feel of the place is like nowhere I've been before! We went for 2 weeks and visited the Big Island, Maui and Kauai, I think the latter was my favourite and I hope hope hope we get to go back one day! I have to confess I didn't take my proper camera out all that much while we were there, partially because we went to a lot of beaches and I get super paranoid about getting sand in it but also because I didn't want to be in work mode. I took lots of photos on my iPhone and polaroid camera but for now here are some pics I took with my proper camera, mostly from our hike to the bamboo forest on Maui...
If you're from LA you'll probably know that Greystone Mansion don't open their doors all too frequently and when they do it's a sight to behold, especially when Maison de Luxe's Designer Showcase comes around. The fabulous Lauren Liess was one of the contributing designers last year and by some stroke of luck she asked me to photograph the spaces she designed! I love the mix of luxe finishes, black walls, warm wood and touches of green, the space gives you the urge to whip up a cocktail and take a seat (and only get up to lounge in the sun on that beautiful terrace!). Thank you so much Lauren - it was a joy to even be a tiny part of this wonderful event!