Passport 2 Design

Hello All!  Its been a while since my last post, but I have a really good excuse!  We took a trip to Florida for a few weeks.  But don't be jealous, it really wasn't all fun and games.  The hubby worked the whole time and we spent the first week traveling every 2 days.  That combined with the munchkins shall we say intestinal problems made for not so nice of a first week.  The second week was better though. now we're back and I'm ready to jump back into things!  But hold the phone!  I was invited to take place in the Bloggers tour of Passport 2 Design.  How anyone knew about this blog is beside me, but I was/am thrilled and humbled that Yvonne Blacker, from Designer Bath, who was our lovely organizer, invited me to join.

I had a great day seeing the 5 showrooms which are involved in Passport To Design:  Circle FurnitureTile By DesignDesigner BathLandry and Arcari, and Lucia Lighting, as well as meeting and hanging out with fellow designer/bloggers.   A great day was had by all.  Over the next few days and weeks I'm planning on a post for each separate showroom, but for now here are a few of my favorites:

Fabulous Chair & 1 1/2 w/ ottoman.  from American Leather @ Circle Furniture.  I'm sure you will see this posted a lot by any of my fellow bloggers.  We all seemed to LOVE this.  I personally LOVE everything about this, including the color!  I want, no MUST HAVE this in our new (eventual) master. As is, no changes!   

Keeping with the "green" theme, some fabulous pencil marble mosaics from Tile by Design.  Love the color and slim take on the pencil mosaic!

From Designer Bath we have a fabu dual color kitchen Faucet from Brizo.  Love this!  The shape is so womanly to me.  I only wish they made faucets in brushed brass as I am coveting this for the kitchen:

These rug samples from Landry and Arcari are so luscious!  Wool and Silk blend and just, well, luscious!  I love the colors and the water color effect.

And last but certainly not least is my favorite fixture from Lucia's.  I have been secretly coveting this for about a year now.  Its from Studio Bel Vetro, and I LOVE it!.  Crappy picture which just doesn't do this gorgeous hand blown glass piece justice.  Please, go check it out in person if you can.

 So that is all for now folks!  I'll be back shortly with more detailed posts for each showroom as well as some house updates.  Hope this tides you over!  ;)