allmodern GIVEAWAY!

i’m excited to announce a giveaway for all my fabulous followers!

it’s from who provide a myriad of great products ranging from speaker stands to eames chairs to thomas paul pillows.
i’ve chosen one of my favorite items from their great website….

the twinkle living zig-zag pillow in navy and white!

to enter
leave a comment telling me where you need this pillow in YOUR home {and don’t forget to become a follower if you aren’t already}!
the drawing is friday, april 16th at midnight {PDT}… GOOD LUCK!

running mommy.

this is kera, or running mommy. she’s my friend & she’s very cool.

we met here in dubai, but she actually lives in abu dhabi {the capitol of the UAE, an hour away} so this week I visited her and got to see her fantastic apartment with beautiful ocean views.

she’s a mother of two boys, a design guru, a model, a runner, and also writes a weekly design blog for pregnancy & newborn magazine. this week she featured Olivia’s nursery & an interview with me. So hop on over for a few tips & new ideas from yours truly.

livi & i had a fun day in abu dhabi with kera, owen, and asher.

we went to a cultural village where we saw craftsmen of all sorts

{kera was a natural at making ruffled pottery}

saw some rugs being made,

and some finished rugs that I wanted to take home with me {as usual…what’s with me and rugs?} but seriously aren’t these amazing?

and we picked up some orchids & succulents at the plant souk. abu dhabi is gorgeous & we had so much fun with kera. so thanks for hosting us running mommy, what a treat.

lonny looks

so you’ve all seen lonny #4 i’m sure… i was loving every image. just thought i would point out a few pieces that caught my eye.

Emirates Home magazine

The photo shoot with Emirates Home went really well today. I loved having a reason to buy fresh flowers for my house. Pink flowers make me so happy.

top 5 greys

Although yesterday was a terrible St. Patrick’s Day, today felt like Christmas morning! My in-laws arrived in Dubai to visit for 2 weeks, and they were bearing many gifts! The most needed gifts were my Benjamin Moore paint decks. I hadn’t planned on needing them when we left the states 6 months ago, but once I got here I quickly realized that they do not have BM anywhere and I’ve been struggling without it! {fyi- the online color-viewer is not accurate}

On that note, I’ve received several emails asking for recommendations on paint, and while I can’t offer specific selections for everyone that emails me {unless of course you hire me} ~ I can give a few suggestions to the blogosphere. The most requested is a GREY… so here you go. These are my tried and tested, favorite warm-greys.
TOP 5 Benjamin Moore warm-greys
1. greystone
2. ozark shadows
3. classic grey
4. cape may cobblestone
5. edgecomb grey
TRICK OF THE TRADE- lighten any paint by having them mix it at 25% or 50% strength. Sometimes a shade lighter will do the trick!

crazy day

today has been quite a day…


– finished our gallery wall
– prepped our apartment for a photo shoot tomorrow morning for Emirates Home magazine

– shopped for furniture with my new Dubai client & friend Lindsey {very cool new project}
– took Olivia to the doctor
– did the laundry
– got the car washed
– booked a bunch of flights for my trips within the US in a few weeks
– had husband pick up our new chair
– cleaned the apartment
– now i’m off to Dubai Fashion Week tonight with friend Lulu
{and i still have a list a mile long}
oh yeah, and my parents arrive in Dubai tomorrow!
i’m hoping i feel more creative tomorrow. hope you’re having a more relaxing day:)

and the winner is…

I used and #5 is the winner of the storyboard giveaway!

Mauri said…

i am officially a follower! i think you are amazing cait! and i love that baby girl!

March 10, 2010 2:20 AM

Congratulations Mauri, I’m so excited to work with you~Email me!

And for the rest of you 328 voters, my new virtual rates are more affordable than ever~Please email me if you’d like to know my rates for storyboards, full-service design, or a la carte design hours! I’d love to work with you!

Thanks so much for “following” & for your participation~ stay tuned for more giveaways in the future!

barbara barry home fragrance

i’ve always loved barbara barry… and today i fell in love with her candles at bloomingdales.

clean, classy yet glamorous…just like her designs

the scents: powder room, dining room, living room, bedroom

and she nailed them…they are the perfect scents
i love the way a fragrance makes a room come alive” ~barbara barry
{amen sister.}