keeping it together

hi my loves!  i hope you’re having a great week. it was hectic here, how about you? guess we all hustle a little more in the spring, n’est pas? it’s been a week since i found a new apartment and the floors are going in friday so move in is saturday! not that i have a stitch. yet somehow i have so much stuff!

i’ve been working hard and putting anything fun like blogging on the back burner. it’s easy to get lost and i definitely indulge so going there was just not an option for the past few days.  of course there’s always time to save images to the desktop  :)

just thought i’d share some with you and get your sofa opinion.

i have no idea how it will evolve but i’m looking forward to living with the elements and using rock, crystal and wood.

and turquoise…bien sur!

we debated light vs dark floors, white won.


trying to hone in on a sofa cause i want all my friends and family to be able to crash comfortably at any given moment.

i’d like to add some decorative and architectural elements

this is from my own collection. i could paint it.

i love how organized apothecary jars are.

i hope to grow fruit trees and herbs on the balconies. one is going to be a zen vibe, the other, hmmm how about …a rose garden!

the floor of the balcony could be almost anything.

liz started looking for art.

for sure it will be au naturel

i’m into super simple stuff right now.

my biggest purchase will be the sofa. i had no idea i’d have trouble choosing one when everything else seems so obvious.

liz found this one at  pb. what do you think? two of them making a corner?

pottery barn

i’ve always wanted a sectional, not necessarily this one but the hunt is on. we measured for bookshelves and a mirrored wall so that’s tomorrow.

crate and barrel

trying to keep up with real life so this was a very nice respite.

there’s about an hour left to squeeze out of tonight so i leave you with this old painting from the selby. if you haven’t been to their site and have a minute, it’s a delicious diversion.

alors, bonne nuit!

May 5, 2011. Miami, postaday2011.


  1. wanda replied:

    Adore the “Grass Table” How cool is that!!
    Happy decorating!


  2. ROSALIE replied:

    It will be interesting to see how the couch works out. I want to be rid of mine and get something new. I have way too much furniture, but how does one simplify and still keep her treasures???


  3. meenal @ maison marigold replied:

    Stunning all the inspiration shots you have shown here…the detail in the first image is unreal..thanks for I have shared images of my daughter’s room on the would be lovely to have you visit..xx meenal


  4. Erica replied:

    What a sweet post. I’ve always loved sectionals but we have no room for them. The Modern from Montauk sofa ihas always been my pet favorite but it’s pricey. I’m sure that whatever you select, it will be lovely.


  5. Splendid Sass replied:

    Exciting to be moving to a new apartment. You will have ablast decorating it.


  6. In Good Taste replied:

    Good luck with the new apartment – hope to see pics! xx


  7. Marilyn replied:

    Hello Claudia,

    Re: The double screen (“this is from my own collection. i could paint it.” I see it painted a silvery, glowy color. Just a thought.
    And, just to warn you – I never heard of apartments allowing zebras, esp. 2 zebras! :)

    Best of luck with your sofa and your new apartment. It’s exciting!



  8. Kim Kostka replied:

    Hey Claudia, I really love that you are going with the light floors. I have a sectional and it is slipcovered. I no longer worry that the dogs or company are going to get it messy (let alone me) it washes well!
    I love that you are going to get to do another space that I am sure you will share with us! Can not wait to see it!
    PS I love love love Pinterest! I will look you up!


  9. designchic replied:

    Best of luck with the move…can’t wait to see the new place!!


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