Monday, October 25, 2010

La Maison: Because fashion starts at home

Fashion is more than a great outfit and killer platform pumps. Inspiration can come from anywhere. From the amber rose color of the sky at sunset to a picture in your mind you get when reading the description of a character in a novel. Your surroundings should always inspire you especially your home. I love my apartment. My taste is stark, modern and colorful. I like clean lines and black and white photography. I also love the color green and have incorporated it into every room. lol. I also have a collection of little things I love.


I love to use word art for inspiration. Something about black and white photos appeals to me.


A foyer is the perfect place for little collected trinkets and it gives your visitors a first impression so style it up with photos and greenary.


Dont forget that bowl of mints and candies! I have to restock my every month lol. I also have a lovely piece of pretrified wood displayed on the table that I love. This flower photo and the candles all came from Marshalls. In fact all of this came from Marshalls except the table and the plant!



Love these masks my mother brought back from her trip to Africa.



 This is a nice way to spice up a stark white wall and give the eye something pleasant to look at and the mind something to ponder. Wall Word Art Rocks!




 I may be the only person I know who keeps my table always set. Its lovely and nice. More word art...Bon Appetit. You kind find word art online anywhere or at Marshalls. This only cost $5. Its easy to put on and take off too.



I love to use fake foliage because..well you saw the one live plant I have lol. I like the fresh green look. Got these fake flowers for $.99 each at Target.


This is one of my favorite paintings. It has such vivrant colors. Its a group of people dressed in their best to attend a funeral.


Ready to eat????



 Love this globe that I got at World Market. Its so rustic. I also like to display items in picture frames instead of pictures, such as my first international plane ticket to Mexico. I love books and like to put my favorites on display for my guest to see.


 I forgot where I got this tip but I like to circulate some of my favorite magazines in this wine glass holder. I change the magazines once monthly and my guest love it.


My first piece of framed art work by Nico "Strut"
Isn't she amazing!?!


I think you should always leave one wall for a nice clock.


One of my favorite pictures. Hope to visit Paris one day.

 This is my favorite part of my apartment. My huge bay window with 3 large windows. So light and airy. I also like to keep my guitar on display here and pictures of ancient egypt which I'm obsessed with. I like to sit here and drink a cup of acai berry green tea in the mornings.


 Hope you enjoyed my home. So tell me what are the things in your home that you get inspiration from?

XOXO
Monroe


23 comments:

  1. You have such a beautiful apartment, I love the green as a pop of color!

    Emma
    TheSidewalkIsMyRunway

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  2. OMG I love it!
    u have like the perfect apt in NYC!
    Like i totally envy u right now! lol
    Everything about it is so me, however not so kid friendly now. lol

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  3. Finally followed honey!
    OMG you house is AMAZING!!!!!!! Really...I'm in love with the bow-window and writes on the wall!!

    http://chicneverland.blogspot.com/

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  4. wow! I love your apartment! I wanna move to there. haha :D
    love your blog, I am following. xoxo

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  5. Thanks everyone!

    xoxo Monroe

    fashionsteelenyc.blogspot.com

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  6. you have T H E C O O L E S T apartment....E V E R!!!!

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  7. not to be stalkery, but where do you live? this looks like the view from my apt in college in boston!!! I miss it.

    What a beautiful apt, you have a wonderful sense of decoration :)

    cheers,
    renata

    scorpiondisco.com

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  8. oh nvm I read ur profile, its NYC. still shmawesome

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  9. ur place is toooooooo die for!

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  10. So jealous of your apartment! Beautiful view! Lucky:)
    Freya
    xxxo
    http://sayyourrightwords.blogspot.com/

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  11. I like your place. So many things you have remind me of my home. I have that same bed frame and I use my Ikea Expedit as a console table like you do too.

    http://singaturestyle.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love your place, very well put together minimalistic look.

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  13. I love your place, you really make me want to have my own place already :)

    ivonnestacy.blogspot.com

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  14. Great apartment.

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  15. Ok so I'm in the apartment hunting phase @ the moment and I just fell in love! I love black and white, and i'm a sucker for black frames!!! everytime I walk into HomeGoods I can't wait to have my own place.

    So my question is where in NY do u live and how did find ur apartment? Any tips to help this apartment searching New Yorker....Thanks!!!

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  16. Love your apartment. I sometimes wish I had my own space. Nice touch with the magazine "rack".

    dearest,
    Fashion Nostalgia

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  17. Nice place. Have you read "The Book of Night Women" OMG. its such a great book, i reviewed it on my blog. I love it....
    laurelyspice.blogspot.com

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  18. i love ur apatment!!! kinda like what i want for mine this august, except it'll be pink, black, red and and white lol

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  19. WOW!!!! I love your home... can you come to the ATL & help me decorate mine!!!! lol

    ~Thanks for sharing :D

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  20. Wow, your apartment is amazing. And this gem is here in NYC? Truly a hidden gem. Love it.

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