It's going up to 26 degrees in beautiful K/W today... and I am sitting at my cubicle staring at my computer screen until 5:00pm. How I wish I was poolside, or lounging in my backyard in a cozy egg chair like the Sex and the City ladies.
As much as I love fabric shopping here in Ontario, I can't help but daydream of strolling threw the french fabric houses of Paris's hottest designers. Showrooms like Monsieur Mauel Canovas make my heart skip a beat.
In great anticipation for the new Sex and The City Movie, I find myself watching hour after hour of old SATC episodes. And even though it's been out for over a year, I still can't help but swoon over the makeover Carrie's adorable bachelorette pad got in the first movie. Makes me very excited for what we can expect from the sets to look like in the sequel!!
The Boudoir we all grew to love during the tv show:
The Fabulous Movie Makeover:
Cozy Living Room w/ Aiden's handcrafted chair:
The New Modern Glam Living Room:
Front Foyer w/ Loads of magazine storage:
HBO has an awesome tour and explains their design approach for the ladies apartments. Check it out here!
I can't wait to see what they are going to do with the new apartment in Sex and the City 2 !!!
While checking out all the Earth Day posts out there in the blog world yesterday, I found The Bride's Guide's story about the LEED Platinum certificated, Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina very intesting.
Having an older home ourselves we strive to do everything we can to make it as energy efficient as possible, so seeing companies taking the extra step to be energy efficient is awesome to see.
Not only that, the Proximity Hotel is STUNNING!!
The GORGEOUS Hotel
Yes that reception desk appears to be floating!!
"The building uses 41% less energy than a conventional hotel/restaurant by using ultra efficient materials and the latest construction technology."
"Floods of natural lighting, including large energy-efficient windows connects guests to the outdoors by achieving a direct line of sight to the outdoor environment for more than 97% of all regularly occupied spaces."
"The sun’s energy heats hot water with 100 solar panels covering the 4,000 square feet of rooftop (enough hot water for a hundred homes). This heats around 60% of the water for both the hotel and restaurant."
"Geothermal energy is used for the restaurant’s refrigeration equipment, instead of a standard water-cooled system, saving significant amounts of water."
While seeking out Country Chic design ideas for my sister's cottage, I've been drawn to patterns like paisley's mixed with stripes. This bedroom designed by Natalie Hodgins is exactly the style I'm looking for!!