FAB STAYCATION - Melrose Georgetown Hotel


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Happy New Year, loves!

I've had a very busy first month of 2018. Wrapping up some projects, starting some new ones, planning awesome collaborations and preparing new decoration services for you all! It definitely feels longer than only 30 days. So, when our friends from The Melrose Georgetown Hotel reached out offering a staycation for the hubby and I, we didn't have to think it twice!

What's more pampering than a romantic escape to a luxurious hotel, a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries? Our stay at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel was everything we wanted and more! The service and food were exceptional - especially the Valentine's Day menu at Jardenea that you HAVE to try - but my eyes went straight to the fabulous architectural details and interiors. Take a look! 

Perfect molding creating a statement at the front desk area. Below: my favorite touches of black and amazing textures in the restaurant area.

Perfect molding creating a statement at the front desk area. Below: my favorite touches of black and amazing textures in the restaurant area.

Marble fireplace, walls covered in fabulous fabric, and touches of metal for a chic look.

Marble fireplace, walls covered in fabulous fabric, and touches of metal for a chic look.

I really enjoyed the intimate lounge feeling around the common spaces. You can find a bunch of interesting nooks and seating areas - some of them dark enough to curl up with a book or maybe a martini. The atmosphere feels modern yet curated for extra comfort. The rugs are all graphic and fabulous, and the color palette includes sophisticated shades of purple and blue splashed with a fun pop of orange! A perfect pairing.   

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We stayed at the Ambassador's suite and loved every single detail. The walls are covered on textured wallpaper in a sophisticated shade of blue-gray. Again, the pops of color are an amazing addition to the decor, in this case in a beautiful leafy green. From fresh flowers to breakfast in bed for two, I can't recommend this hotel enough! If you are looking for your next getaway or a fab place to spend Valentine's Day look no further - just don't forget to order french toasts with your coffee in the morning ;)

Thanks for reading! xx. 

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INSPIRATION - Peruvian Art


Tejido en blanco y negro, Ayacucho - Perú.

Tejido en blanco y negro, Ayacucho - Perú.

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Bordado andino

Bordado andino

Piedra de Huamanga. Puno, Perú.

Piedra de Huamanga. Puno, Perú.

Cerámica pintada a mano. Cusco, Perú.

Cerámica pintada a mano. Cusco, Perú.

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This past July, I spent 2 weeks in Lima. It was such a good trip! I got to see my friends, spend time with the family... sometimes when you don't plan that much, you end having a very good time :) 

Since I moved to DC, every time I go back home I see it with different eyes. In so many ways, the people, the places, the decor! Peru has done a fabulous job rescuing our heritage and making everyone fall in love with it. Starting with Peruvians. We have re-discovered our origins, our art, our food! And we are so proud of it. I'm so proud of it <3

The attention to detail in which we present a delicate dessert or the way in which colors are mixed in an andean textile. Everything seems to be different to me. More planned, more beautiful. Maybe because I live abroad now. Or maybe because the variety and the quality is actually amazing but I can tell you Peruvian art is getting better and better. 

That's why I wanted to share these images with you. As a small sample of the beautiful pieces I found - that you might have seen already in my house if you follow me on Instagram ;) and the images that inspired me during this trip.

It's always good to be back #Peru 

INSPIRATION - Celebrity's Decor


All pictures from  Architectural Digest

All pictures from Architectural Digest

When I came across this space I remembered why I love bold design. This is the fabulous California property of Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

The mix of textures and patterns is just amazing! Lots of black and white, classic pieces and modern touches combined into a glamorous home. Every single detail counts in this design.

Don't you love it?! Get inspired. Stay inspired.