The name Sukio comes from the Japanese word for "like" or "love" but now has become synonymous with what I find luxe, lovely, and too chic not to share! My aesthetic of choice: MODERN GLAMOUR – a style that marries multiple ideas, viewing traditional notions of glamour through a sophisticated lens. In a word, it’s sooo Sukio! - Desiré

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Wednesday
Apr232014

Interiors: A Black and White Apartment by James Dawson

Brisbane Apartment by James Dawson

Here's yet another fabulous project from our friends to the south, and much like a past feature, it shows the vast possibilities of a limited color palette. In just six weeks, designer James Dawson completely transformed this Brisbane apartment, renovating every inch right down to the doorknobs. I'm absolutely smitten by the non-kitchen, with its chic cabinetry, mirrored island, and psychedelic ceiling.

Brisbane Apartment by James Dawson

Brisbane Apartment by James Dawson

My style has been described as layered, sophisticated and surprising. - James Dawson

Brisbane Apartment by James Dawson

Brisbane Apartment by James Dawson

James applied the same high-contrast treatment to the bathroom and hallway. As with the kitchen, striped wallpaper was meticulously cut and pieced together, adding loads of drama to a relatively small space. Behold the power of innovative thinking! And the doorknobs are pretty fab, too.

Brisbane Apartment by James Dawson

Brisbane Apartment by James Dawson

See more black and white spaces here and another innovative use of wallpaper here.

Images: James Dawson Interiors

Saturday
Apr192014

Kelly Wearstler's Easter Egg Inspiration

Kelly Wearstler Easter Eggs

The fashionably-decorated Easter egg has become an annual staple, with bloggers, mags, and fashion mavens transforming the hard-boiled edible into works of art. But do they have anything to do with the holiday??? Yes, says a recent Washington Post article. In fact, the decorated egg's origin is deeply rooted in Easter, from the early Christians of Mesopotamia to today's Eastern Orthodox tradition. So, check out Kelly's edgy creations and get your dye on. 'Tis the season!

Kelly Wearstler Easter Eggs

Kelly Wearstler Easter Eggs

Kelly Wearstler Easter Eggs

[T]hought, wit, love and imagination went into these little creations. I hope this will give you some inspiration for your Easter egg designs. Think out of the carton! - KW

Kelly Wearstler Easter Eggs

Kelly Wearstler Easter Eggs

Kelly Wearstler Easter Eggs

 

And, of course, a very happy Easter!

 

Images: MyVibeMyLife

Friday
Apr182014

Step Into Spring With Mary Katrantzou's Playful Prints

Mary Katrantzou x Gianvito Rossi pink satin pumps

With this week's wacky weather, it's easy to forget that we're in the full throes of spring. Snow and rain may come and go, but Mary Katranzou's blossoming prints last forever!

In this editorial for Harvey Nichols, fashion star Nasiba Adilova models looks from Katrantzou's Spring/Summer collection. My favorites: the shoes, of course. I can't get enough.

Nasiba Adilova in Mary Katrantzou

Nasiba Adilova in Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou x Gianvito Rossi black satin pumpsMary Katrantzou x Gianvito Rossi black satin pumps. Step into sexy.

Nasiba Adilova in Mary Katrantzou

Nasiba Adilova in Mary Katrantzou

Nasiba Adilova in Mary Katrantzou

Images: Laura Coulson for Harvey Nichols

Wednesday
Apr162014

Interiors: A Modern Lisbon Retreat

Lisbon Home designed by Pinto Basto

Hat tip to Preciously Me for finding this luxurious escape on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal. The palette is neutral, the accents are interesting, and the architecture is killer. In fact, the latter deserves a post all to itself! I'll focus on the interiors for now—a mix of the organic, modern, and occasionally swank—but throw in a poolside shot for good measure. It's pretty dreamy.

Lisbon Home designed by Pinto Basto

Lisbon Home designed by Pinto Basto

Lisbon Home designed by Pinto Basto

Lisbon Home designed by Pinto Basto

Lisbon Home designed by Pinto Basto

Lisbon Home designed by Pinto Basto

Lisbon Home designed by Pinto Basto

Images: Nuevo Estilo

Monday
Apr142014

Interiors: A Feminine and Glamorous Master Suite

Master suite by Roman and Williams

You may have heard that Jenna Lyons sold her brownstone a few years ago, which left many of us wondering about the fate of its fab interiors. Luckily, homeowners Vince Clarke, founding member of Depeche Mode, and wife Tracy Martin, chief executive of Brookyln's Morbid Anatomy Museum, have taken good care of the place, bringing their own unique style to every nook and cranny.

Now, the first floor may not be my stilo, but the master and sitting room? Oh yeah! It's a sophisticated rendition of pink and purple with details perfectly suited for the home's interior architecture. Sooo good.

Master suite by Roman and WilliamsThe bedroom features a mix of antiques from India, Holland, Paris, Belgium, Syria, and Sweden.

Master suite by Roman and Williams

Master suite by Roman and WilliamsThe sitting room is covered in hand-painted silk wallpaper by Fromental. I love it.

Master suite by Roman and Williams

Images: Bruce Buck, NYT