i’m a little funny. i tend to like the opposite of what seems to be the obvious. summer is usually all about color and pattern, but what i’m liking right now is black. black in a bold, graphic and modern way.

i’m not sure how to pinpoint where this inspiration is coming from. might be from a house we installed last week. the house had very dark shingles, almost black, with white trim. the interiors were punctuated throughout with black accents in the hardware, the lighting and the art. there was just something about it all that felt fresh.

not many would think of black as being fresh, but that’s what i think about black right now.

photographs from pinterest.

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we are heading to tahoe today for a little vacation. renting a house with michael’s family in squaw. only going for a few days, but a get-a-way will be nice.

i haven’t spent much time in tahoe. when i lived in san francisco i went skiing a few times. i don’t think tahoe is really up there in the glamorous category but it has been the venue the last 44 years for  an annual save tahoe fashion show event that was started by bill blass in 1969. oscar de la renta took over the saks fifth avenue annual show in 1995. the show happens in august, wondering what will happen this year with peter copping’s recent departure?

we are leaving soon- looking forward to family time, i hoping for a little rustic glamour and rest.



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