Category Archives: Interiors + Decor

interior envy | contemporary pad with tropical flavor

interior envy | contemporary pad with tropical flavor | The Native New Yawker

these last few weeks have been hectic for me. tomorrow my job celebrate it’s 20th anniversary so i’ve been busy designing all materials for that and just making sure things have been flowing smoothly. not to mention, i’ve still had to tackle freelance client work once i get home. it was just a lot. all that resulted in me not wanting to look at a computer or a blog for the last few days.. so i didn’t. today, i finally got made a little time to browse the web and look for some inspiration.

i stumbled across this wonderful contemporary house in village of comporta, portugal and had to share. i’m absolutely loving the ‘electric cocktail’ of design going on within the house. i don’t think a person could live here and ever be sad as the colors and view can definitely brighten and lift one’s spirit. what i absolutely love about this interior is the way the bright splashes of color play against the white backdrop and the mix of new and vintage furniture throughout the place. not to mention the surrounding estate offers a spectacular swimming pool, gardens and stone steps that leads up to an elevated and secluded porch. oh and how i could forget as a sucker of large prints, i’m loving the palm tree print. i wouldn’t mind that chilling in my living room. so once again future house, please.. take note.

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interior envy | cameron diaz’s west village apartment

interior envy | cameron diaz's west village apt. | The Native New Yawker

the west village is probably my favorite spot in manhattan. it’s the perfect destination for weekend brunches followed by burning off your meal with shopping or strolling through christopher park. this weekend i stumbled across pictures of cameron diaz’s west village apartment and man, oh man.. i am in love. cameron hired kelly wearstler to turn her 2,400 sq. ft. prewar apartment into a glamorous, romantic, hollywood gem. i’m loving the mixture of patterns, colors and textures. going to need my future place to take note once again. especially the bathroom and kitchen areas.

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office spaces | urban outfitters campus

office spaces | urban outfitters campus

working within the design industry in new york city, i’ve had the opportunity in visiting some amazing office spaces. it seems like companies within creative industries focuses greatly on the interior design of their space. after all if you want your designers.. creatives, whatever to stay inspired and want to work.. you have to put them in inspiring atmospheres.

at the current moment my job is starting our office renovations. though i’m not sure what the plans are for renovations exactly it’s pretty cool having some interior designers in the house. i like to watch them work and secretly wish i could be one of them. something about architecture and interior design really gets my shit going. seriously. even though i have no control over the office renovations, i’ve been looking at more and more cool office interiors to get some inspiration. inspiration for what.. i don’t know just yet but i’m having quite a good time gawking at nicely decorated office. since i use this blog as a catalog of amazing design, i figured i’d start sharing any cool office interiors i come across. please be advised, some of these interiors will make you want to quit your job and work for companies with cooler spaces. just warning ya’ll. today, let’s look at one of my favorite office spaces: urban outfitters.

built from the shell of a dilapidated navy shipyard in Philadelphia, the 100+ year old campus of urban outfitters has breathed creative life back into the once industrious building complex. designed by meyer scherer & rockcastle, the 350,000+ sqft project provides an epic backdrop for the brands it houses – urban outfitters, free people, and anthropologie – to call home.

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wanderlust | mandalay beach resort

wanderlust | koh samui, thailand

today we go to koh samui, thailand where you’ll find some of the most captivating beachfront pool villas at the mandalay beach resort. there are seven beachfront pool villas all with their own private courtyard. surround by lush palm stands, the villas face the sandy white stretch of laem noi beach. this is definitely one of those ‘livin’ it up’ type of trips as the cost to stay in these villas is anywhere from $800-$1200 a night. but hey, yolo right?

i’d say this would definitely be a fun couple’s trip.. by couples i mean like a good two or three couple friends. all fly out to thailand and chill on this private resort together. for a trip like this it’s all about the bathing suits and evening dresses or whatever for dinner.

wanderlust | mandalay beach resort

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interior envy | modern sophisticated villa

interior envy | modern sophisticated villa

if you make you way down the sunset strip in west hollywood, california you may just come across this beautiful villa designed by belzberg architects. enclosed off to the public by grand gates this resort-like sanctuary consist of three distinct structures –a main residence, a wellness center and of course, a guest house. i’ve fallen in love with the modern architecture and the openness of all the rooms. although i’m unsure if i myself would live in a house that’s composed mostly of glass, i really love how much light it allows through the entire place. oh, and that shower.. to die for.

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