Sunday, April 22, 2018

Amazing Re-Do

I'm reposting this beautiful upstate NY home from ZsaZsaBellagio,
one of my favorite people. She reposted from LuxeMagazine

I'm kinda not a fan of "farmhouse" decor, 
but this home literally has my name written on it.

hope you enjoy !!!







A Pastel Palette Turns A Farmhouse Into A Getaway



Continuity. It might not be the first thing you think about when you enter a house, but if there are no touchstones to draw your eye to, chances are you’ll notice.

Of the myriad ways to make that connection — repeating wood finishes or establishing a geographical thread among them — the most obvious is color. The latter is the path designer Brittany Bromley chose for the makeover of a 1860s farmhouse in Bedford, New York.




“Many of the rooms on the first floor open with very high and wide doorways on to one another so the color palette we chose throughout needed to make sense as it’s visible everywhere,” says Bromley who chose powder blues, quiet creams and muted raspberries to make the connections. “The homeowners are a young couple with small children who come here to escape the rigors of city life and these colors establish a feel of casual elegance.”




In the master suite Bromley lightened the pastels even further with the palest of celadons on the walls combined with whispers of pink, coral and cream on the furnishings and window coverings.

“The hues suffuse the room with a calming energy,” she says. “The whole house is retreat from the city but their bedroom is a tranquil escape from hectic family life.”




Just inside the front parlor of a home in Bedford, floral pillows made with Bennison Fabrics' Banyan in Pink textile rest on a custom armless sofa cloaked in luxurious Claremont silk. 
The mirror above is from Dovecote, while the nesting table and French reading light are antiques.



In the dining room, nature moves indoors thanks to Sandberg's pastel tree wallpaper. 
Chairs slipcovered in pale blue Elizabeth Eakins linen surround a 19th-century Gustavian Swedish table found on 1stdibs. 
The Merida jute rug reinforces the room's casual-elegant theme.


In the living room, French chairs clothed in Claremont silk and cashmere flank a fireplace topped with a gilt etched mirror from the Antique & Artisan Center. 
The English armchairs wear Robert Kime fabric, and the white Holland & Sherry sofa touts indoor-outdoor chenille. 
The antique Maison Bagues coffee table is from 1stdibs; the late-19th-century inlaid Syrian chest and marble-urn pilaster lamps are auction finds.



A pair of Lars Bolander blown-glass light fixtures are the centerpieces in the kitchen, where a new island by woodworker Yvonne Schettino is topped with Jerusalem marble from Alise, Inc. 
The Roman shade is made of Christopher Farr Cloth.


One portion of the parlor is reserved for games, and the Lucite table from Mecox Gardens is ready with its chess set. 
Elizabeth Eakins fabrics were used for the twill draperies and the custom armchairs swathed in blue linen


"For weekends in the country, everything should feel light and airy," says designer Brittany Bromley, who extended that concept right down to the dishes. 
The Juliska dinnerware is among the accessories she sourced to achieve a collected feel.



A whisper of celadon in the Phillip Jeffries wallpaper injects a sense of calm into the master suite. Similarly soothing is the F. Schumacher chenille bed dressed in bedding by Schweitzer Linens. Robert Kime draperies offset an antique French chaise covered in Claremont fabric; a custom sisal-and-wool-blend Merida rug grounds the space.


A George Smith sofa cloaked in Decor de Paris velveteen with an embroidered Samuel & Sons border provides comfy seating in the master bedroom sitting area. In front, a set of Maison Bagues nickel-and-brass cocktail tables from 1stdibs form a coffee table. 
The Lucite side table is from CB2, and the other table is an antique purchased at auction.



Bromley invokes Mother Nature whenever possible and added a touch of greenery in an antique silver crew trophy on the tub deck in the master bathroom. 
The room's quiet palette includes a Kohler tub, a white linen Rogers & Goffigon shade and pale blue Venetian plaster walls.



The designer, who also worked on the landscape, established an outdoor dining room amid the flowerbeds in the sunken garden. 


A trestle pedestal table and wood chairs, all from RH, are the perfect complement to the bucolic surroundings. 
The clamshell planter is from RT Facts in Kent, Connecticut.


The outdoor living spaces are composed of various moments, including a zinc chair and sofa from the RH Klismos collection--featuring pillows made of Peter Dunham Textiles fabrics--facing a teak Kingsley Bate coffee table.


An antique sculpture makes a visual statement.


An RH planter hosting a topiary sits on the back porch.




via: LuxeMagazine

Thursday, April 19, 2018

BUY ONE, GET ONE THRU SUNDAY




BOGO Girl's Dresses From LaLaLand Thru Sunday


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buy one of any style, get one of the same style free
place your order for one dress
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& not included in the BOGO,
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I'm having so much fun with these beautiful clothes and
find the creating process very fulfilling.
simple styles, the best fabric (Italian)
equal joyful dresses for our girls.

LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE LINE PLEASE

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Polyester Lining
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PRE-ORDER, DELIVERY 2-Weeks
please email

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BOY'S ATTIRE COMING SOON
lots of requests


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

BOGO Girl's Dresses From LaLaLand Thru Sunday


BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE

any dress on our website,
clickable icon on top left sidebar

buy one of any style, get one of the same style free
place your order for one dress
then email us about the other dress you want.

lalalandorders@gmail.com

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

the gorgeous dress below is NEW to the shop
& not included in the BOGO,
details below

I'm having so much fun with these beautiful clothes and
find the creating process very fulfilling.
simple styles, the best fabric (Italian)
equal joyful dresses for our girls.

LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE LINE PLEASE

aeProduct.getSubject()


100% Cotton Dress
Polyester Lining
$75.00

PRE-ORDER, DELIVERY 2-Weeks
please email

lalalandorders@gmail.com

to order




BOY'S ATTIRE COMING SOON
lots of requests



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Packing My Bags for Italy

some of the things I'm definitely taking along with me

Corey Striped Platform Sandal

this luscious Kate Spade sandal called "CORY"

her shoes are COMFORTABLE, the main requirement
when doing a lot of walking. I mean, there is just no
way I would suffer hurting feet while I'm trying to have fun
& look fabulous.
I asked Iris Apfel and she agreed !

& this little top because it's so forgiving,
even if you don't like your arms you can show a bit
off shoulder and be just fine.  
Bahama Off-the-Shoulder Layered Top


little top is Bailey 
all of you who read my blog know I'm not wearing jeans, especially NOT to
the Amalfi Coast of Italy

but I will wear this
Pearson Floral-Print Pajama Pants

with those sandals and the top,
the poly pant is by Alexis find them here
& they are WASHABLE

& this lovely bag, it's indestructible 
so you won't mind putting it on the floor when dining 
& it weighs almost nothing

Le Pliage Large Travel Bag

the Longchamp Le Pliage Nylon bag comes in many colors too

well, this is only ONE outfit, so there will be many more to
come soon.

I'm definitely thinking BAGS (handbags)
because I don't want to be overburdened
& there is simply no reason to take multiples of styles.

this is the time the big LV tote comes out,
always take it when travelling, it doesn't match anything,
but it's super sturdy and timeless,
pop another smaller bag inside with all my travelling needs,
passport, meds, phone, IPad, earbuds, a bit of makeup,
protein bars, Starbuck's Instant Drink Mix, a dry powder, in the
little tube packets, mix with water & you're good.
& my Kindle.
& maybe some fuzzy footie socks
(cannot bear bare feet in public places)

these are airplane/terminal shoes I love

Aria Demi-Wedge Mary Jane Flat



more to come, ladies.

I might plan my entire travel wardrobe right here on the blog !


check out the Girl's Collection from our newest venture,
my daughter & me,
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prices from $24-70 only.
so very well priced for the beautiful merchandise
all Italian Cotton

designed by me & my daughter.
so much fun.




Sunday, April 15, 2018

Have You Seen This



If only it could be in my size !!!

My New Girl's Collection
from 2T-8 Girls

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is what I'm calling the line, because it just seemed appropriate.

Appliqued Cotton T-Shirt Dresses from $24

Cotton Jacquard, Fully Lined Dresses from $45

beautiful Italian fabrics
ITALIAN FABRICS at these prices  =  a really good value for anyone of us who
has a little girl in her life,

like me with 2 little granddaughters

please take a look & let me know what you think

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

She Doesn't Have To Do A Thing...



naturally beautiful, naturally thin
with an impeccable eye for fashion


Amal Clooney stars on the cover of Vogue May 2018


Amal Clooney for Vogue US May 2018


Amal Clooney for Vogue US May 2018


Amal Clooney nails floral chic out and about in NYC

Amal stepped out in New York City this week looking super chic in a black short sleeve sweater and floral skirt

wearing a beautiful Dolce & Gabbana Skirt 
paired with a simple BLACK top
BLACK BAG (Prada?)
Black/White Spectator Shoes

her look is always fashion X10, but polished & perfect.
NO bad, limp hair,
clean, shiny, beautiful




Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A Bag & A Dress



Beautiful Cotton Jacquard Dress with Matching Bag

doesn't get any better than this, does it.

sizes 2T up

click on the LaLaLand Icon at top left sidebar 
to see all the lovlies there,

for girl's only now.

boys in Fall

Monday, April 9, 2018

A Serious Wine Cellar in Houston



recently had an opportunity to have dinner in this amazing home in Houston,
opened for a charity function, the wonderful host & hostess allowed the attendees to wander a bit.

one of the main features we wanted to see was the much talked about wine cellar.

WooHoo

this is truly one in a million

& that's just about what they raised during the evening for one of the most worthy causes
in our city. a beautifully orchestrated event where every single person had a wonderful time.

in fact, no one wanted to go home !!

one of the lesser known facts about Houston is just how 
generous people are, whether it's charity underwriting,
doing something wonderful for children,
education, healthcare, caring for animals, etc.

& of course, all of you  know of our JJ Watt, 
a Houston Texan football player, 
who raised $47 MILLION for the hurricane relief efforts.
he gets out there and works alongside the regular
craftsmen, he waded in water up to his waist to help rescue
both people and animals, and we have found a true hero
in this beautiful 28-year old man.

in fact, he could be the President of the United States,
I think.

love to all of you, my friends.

& check out our 

new GIRL'S APPAREL COLLECTION
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