Jonathan Adler EVENT!

For all you Jonathan Adler fans out there in the city of Los Angeles, now is your chance to meet the artistic genius (with Simon Doonan!).

I Stand Behind: The Digital Picture Frame

Don't get me wrong, I love the look of framed photos on my walls, it's kind of like how my kindle can never really tear me away from buying actual books, there's something about actual books and actual framed photographs that is much more authentic than it's newer counterpart. But just because my heart lies with the old ways of things doesn't mean I can't appreciate the new... for example, the digital photo frame. My husband and I bought a digital photo frame a few years ago from Brookstone's, I wasn't quite sure how I felt about it then, obviously my husband was the one who infinitely more excited about it than I was, but after many years, many moves and many memories caught on camera I can to realize.... I LOVE the digital photo frame. Not only does the digital photo frame save money and paper, but now I don't have to pick and choose amongst all the beautiful photos I wish to share with my guest, the digital photo frame simply scrolls.

Buying a digital photo frame doesn't mean you have to shun the old-way you love so much of framing pictures, simply see the digital photo frame as an added bonus... all those pictures you wished you could frame and put up but had no room for or couldn't fit into your budget, well, you no longer have to hide them away- it really is a good thing.

We have a much older frame so the quality (resolution) of the picture isn't as high as some of the more current frames being sold, but I still love the frame, I actually think the resolution although lower gives it a more vintage photo look (well, that's one way to look at it, at least).

Depending on which digital frame and capacity you opt for determines how many photos the digital frame can hold to display.

My husband and I bought a Philips digital photo frame from Brookstone's, unfortunately they are hard to find now as they are pretty old, but here are a few different places you can look should you be interested...

Know This: Shaker-style cabinets

"The Shaker style is known for unadorned functionality and rooms that are arranged to feel clean and spacious."
-Per eHow

The Shaker-style cabinets are made from hardwoods, with recessed panels and no ornamentation on the front exuding a simple elegance. The Shaker-style features simplicity, utility and neatness with high-quality workmanship that exudes a modest look that is none-the-less charming. The emphasis of the Shaker-style is durability, this is one of the more important aspects of the style.

The floor plan of Shaker-style kitchen is ideally open and organized reflecting a style of simple living. Unnecessary appliances and decor is discouraged, once again this goes towards creating a clean and efficient kitchen. Any furniture should serve the purpose of the room without adding clutter. Plenty of storage space is important, as is having a place for each item.

Home Of: Ellen Pompeo

Name:  Ellen Kathleen Pompeo
AKA:  Ellen Pompeo
Date of birth:  November 10, 1969
Place of birth:  Everett, Massachusetts
Occupation:  Actress

Most famously known for her role as Meredith Gray in the American TV medical drama, Grey's Anatomy

*Pictures by Elle Decor










Item of Note: tld Desk

The tld desk designed by Jannis Ellenberger and available at CB2 is noteable for it's unique design that concentrates on the bare minimum; this truly is a simple desk perfect for a person who is trying to maintain a simple life in this craaaazy world.

tld facts:
Priced at $399.00
Measures 49.75"w x 24"d x 38.5"h
Materials used are solid oak for the frame and an oak veneer top

Tld desk features a hook-on drawer that is engineered wood and steel and also a hook-on shelf made of steel. Both hook-on shelf and drawer are powdercoated white.

Using Blue

Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable and committed. The color of sky and the ocean, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming; however not all blues are serene and sedate. Electric or brilliant blues become dynamic and dramatic, an engaging color that expresses exhilaration. Some shades or the overuse of blue may come across as cold or uncaring."

The color blue can make you feel calm and sedate, and can give off a cool appearance, blue is said to aid intuition.

One of the attributes I greatly love about the color blue is the many looks that can be achieved with this one color. I find blue to be a great color for not only modern & minimal decor but also country decor and contemporary decor, then of course there is the masculine and feminine ways to use the color as well, which blue does, equally well for both.

The country bumpkin made chic with half-paneled wood walls that are... painted a lovely blue. The combination of blue and light colored wood (such as birch) is a pretty popular pair, the two colors work well together in contrast and leaves a soothing and relaxed vibe in the air.

A feminine atmosphere is achieved with the use of powder blue.

Tan paired with bright blue along with a mix of furnishings creates an eclectic and formal vibe, while the white trim gives it a more modern look.

An old flat structure with wide open windows and carved ceiling moldings scream vintage while furnishings and the use of a large modern area rug screams modern. The combination of an old structure and modern furnishings gives off an essence of a NY-style.

Romanticism reaches new heights with the help of powder blue floors and tufted sofa. But really the romantic look of the room is achieved by the use of a combination of things (as always) it is rarely ever because of one piece in the room. In this case, the powder blue tufted sofas paired with the ivory tufted sofas... and the beautiful wall mirror helps too of course.

Giving blue the center of attention is sometimes all it needs to stand out. Probably the best way to transition yourself into a color if you're hesitant to go all out.

The modern minimal kitchen
glossy versus matte

Blue goes temporary with bright blue, and with the help of a few wall accessories in a black and white motif.

Blue goes minimal and masculine in navy matte blue, with the help of a few "manly" accessories: stag chandelier and goat horns. The open window and clean setup keeps it minimal while the splash of orange keeps it smart... a great way to go with small spaces.

Blue goes sophisticated with a semi-glossy navy blue with sea green accents. The wall to ceiling navy blue keeps it enclosed and personal, while the gold framed pictures and side buffet with all the choice trimmings keeps it formal.

The country-style kitchen with blue in all the right places!

Who says you can't mix contemporary with rustic? The rustic-styled cabinetry paired with contemporary rocking wall mirrors AND contemporary blue wall tiles keeps this bathroom looking fresh and easy-going while at the same time all-around beautiful.

A humble bathroom is made beautiful and serene with the use of sky blue.

One of the favorite ways to use blue in bathrooms? Going minimal modern. The cool colored blue which also happens to be soothing is great to use minimally while keeping the decor chic... and of course, soothing.


The use of a large mural or wall art of some sort to incorporate blue into the bedroom is my favorite way of strategically drawing the eye to blue. In the above pictured room the large framed wall art adds a splash of color to the very blue room, this just so happens to make the blue all around the room stand out even more. The room pictured below featuring wall paper with an even distribution of blue coordinates with the blue on the bed, the bedsheets and the wall paper are working together to draw the eyes to the blue in the room. Now these are two extremely smart strategies to make notice of blue.

Blue used in conjunction with white for a mod appeal is pretty popular, I've seen it pretty much everywhere, from my friend's home to a hotel room. The vibe is mod and cool, the style chic.  And if you just happen to have a large shag rug, this is probably a really fun look to go for.


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