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GUINEA PIG OF LOVE: A LOOK AT JULIA ALLISON’S … STUFF

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GUINEA PIG OF LOVE: A LOOK AT JULIA ALLISON’S PERSONAL MEMENTOS
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JULY 31, 2012
BY JULIA ALLISON 

This was my attempt at casual chic, standing on the balcony of my new home in Marina del Rey (the beach town south of Venice & west of LA). I don’t know if I succeeded, but at least I tried?  I love Rachel Zoe’s new line, and picked up this maxi skirt of hers at Bloomingdale’s, which I paired, under the wise guidance of my ELLE editor Keith, with a simple white tee and a silver heart [read more...]



So thrilled that The Pink Palace is featured on AOL’s ShelterPop today!! Thank you to editor Amy for doing such a fantastic job on the piece.  My quirky little erstwhile home would be proud. :)

Check out the entire article (and accompanying photographs) here!

WOW!  Now THAT’S how to live in a small space.  Whoa. Thank you to reader Serena for forwarding this along to me.



I just got Apartment Therapy’s “Big Book of Small Spaces,” which is gorgeous and inspiring.  Having lived in a 240 square foot studio for the past three years, I’m particularly interested in this subject ;) and the author, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, didn’t let me down.

In fact, as I turned the pages in bed the other night, I happened upon a series of photos (above) that just blew my mind … the BRILLIANT designer, Kelly Giesen, had designed my dream apartment – white girly classic meets shabby chic – for herself!  It [read more...]



One of my goals in life = own a chandelier

This one is only $88!!! Thanks for the tip, Katrina.



If I had an enormous modern home, I’d want this Jeff Koons sculpture to sit in my entry hall.



Home Decor Find of the Day!

I’m uncontrollably smitten with this clear & pink acrylic LOVE magazine holder, a take off on my favorite sculpture (by Robert Indiana), which I discovered on the adorable home furnishings website Modern Dose.



Trying out a slight deviation from my beloved pink – purple! And yes, yes, these chamois sheets are from Pottery Barn … FOR KIDS! hahah



So, I’ve lived in my tiny “pink palace” since October of 2007, and I’m starting to think about the next steps: namely – moving somewhere where I can own, say … a couch.  A girl’s gotta dream.

Things I love about my apartment:

1) It’s brand new, so it never feels dirty, even when it is.
2) It has a balcony.  The balcony was under construction for the first 17 months, but it has one.
3) It has a washer/dryer, with which I am obsessed.
4) It has the biggest bathtub in the entire city of New York.  The bathtub [read more...]