allmodern GIVEAWAY!

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

it’s from csnstores.com 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 allmodern.com….


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…

i…

– 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 random.org 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!

caitlinwilsondesign@gmail.com

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.}