Friday, December 31, 2010

{Happy New Year's Eve!}

Designers! Friends! Tonight is the Night!
What are you doing on the computer?! Go out and Enjoy the last day of 2010!
Photography thanks!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

{Eve of New Year's Eve}

Hello Friends!

New Year's Eve is Tomorrow!!!! Wow!
It's such an exciting night! Full of Friends and Love! We can't wait!

What are you wearing?

I don't have a clue!

Within will be attending the Fire and Ice Ball.

Oh what to wear...what to wear.....

Hope wherever you go and whomever you're with...that your New Year's Eve is

Spectacular! Beautiful! and Full of Love Peace and Joy!



Within Thanks:

Ericka McConnell Photography

Mike Brown 3064 Photography

Banana Republic Clothing and Accessories

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

[Within's Winter]

Hello friends!!! We're almost to the end of December! Amazing how time flies!
Back in July I posted a little personal blog about my Summer style and life.
Now Winter is here and it's time for a new one!
So.... not wanting to break is my personal Winter Style and favorite little gems!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

{Ode to Red}

You know we just can't help ourselves...

You can blame the Holiday Season ...

everything is RED!

And we Love it!

Monday, December 27, 2010

{Baby It's Cold Outside}

Hello Friends!

One of my favorite blogs to read is A Cup of Jo. Have you ever read it?
Joanna Goddard is a fantastic writer! And a recent mom!

In one of her more recent posts she mentioned the she is one of the new
Baby & Kids Editor at Beso.

Below are some images from the site! For all you fashion forward moms out there..
this one is for You!

Thank you Joanna for always writing so sweetly and being an inspiration!!!


Friday, December 24, 2010

{We Wish you a Merry Christmas}

Aaaaah The 24th is here!

Happy Holidays to All!

See you in the New Year!


Florencia DeRoussel

from Within Studio

Thursday, December 23, 2010

{On this very special night}

Our office is Holiday Ready! We are going to leave our office for the next few days and dive into fantastic family fun!

Cheers to you and yours!

Have a wonderful Holiday Weekend Everyone!!!



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

{all I want for Christmas is my two Louis chairs}

Some of you might remember our first blog about the Louis XVI chairs....

and you might remember the follow up blog with a status update on the chairs....Louis XVI returns.

And finally.... we are done!

I promise that we'll get nicer photos for you soon!

But I had to get these out!!!


Cheers all!


{Fur Elise}

Today I was sitting in the office listening to Fur Elise by David Benoit...and casually flipping through the December Anthropologie Catalog.

Have you seen it? Oh my goodness! It transported me to another world! Seriously!

I could feel myself in a cabin, warm by the fire... preparing to decorate the Christmas tree.... marvelous!

Take a look at a few shots...and you'll see my favorite holiday jacket in the bottom right corner.

Cheers my friends!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

{a Merry 'little' Christmas}

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2011 Forecast.

Instead of having it at some hotel, they chose an amazing little spot called The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.

I was blown away! I wasn't sure what to expect...there were small wonders everywhere you looked!

The Mini-Time Machine is a nonprofit foundation that provides a cultural and educational atmosphere for the preservation and display of antique and contemporary miniatures.

They are artistic, historic, architectural and creative! I didn't want to leave!

One of the oldest is from 1775! Amazing!

The story of miniatures is also the story of dollhouses, cabinet houses, and roomboxes past and present.

It also includes the history of miniature movie sets and Playmobil boxes... oh my goodness

the list goes on and on...

Perhaps it's the little girl in me...or the interior designer in me that loves details....but I was truly blown away.

These treasures took time, effort, patience and a lot of love to create.

I hope that your Holiday Season is filled with tons of little miracles and beautiful things!

Even the smallest of smallest things can be beautiful and extraordinary.

Cheers my friends!


Monday, December 20, 2010

{Peace On Earth}

Designers! Friends! We have made it to the 20th of December.

Every day moves faster than the first...

It's important for all of us to find time to really think about what the Holidays mean to us. We love design and art and fashion and cooky crazy things... but at the core of who we are is extraordinary people.

I found a photographer/artist on Etsy that captured images that really made my heart just stand still...for one moment.

The shop is called: Nature Mandalas and below I have selected some of their most recent images.

It's been such a busy few weeks...with projects and parties and due dates and clients..and as we run around this holiday season... working or shopping or just running errands, I hope that we all take the time to really give thanks to those items that are most precious to us.

My Holiday wish is Love Peace and Joy. As a designer, as a wife, as a sister, aunt, and an artist, as a philanthropist, a niece, and a friend. That is my wish for all.

Happy Monday my friends.

May you have Love, Peace, and Joy every single day of your life.



Friday, December 17, 2010

{Winter Wonderland}

One of my favorite photogs on Flicker is Ivy Style 33.

She's fantastic! One of her latest sets is called Happy Holidays..and I wanted to share it with you.

The first image I saw of hers made me think of The Night Before Christmas....

It's that time ....

Cheers my friends!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

{Fa La La La Shopping Time}

Happy Thursday friends!

I saw this image of a Portland shop on Sunset Magazine and it just inspired me to create todays blog around it.

It actually made me think of all of the shopping I still have left to do..

but if I was going to do it right now..this is how I'd want to do it..

bundled up in a fabulous coat..and enjoying the ins and outs of a local shop...

I would need a lovely scarf...something this cowl by the Beach Comber Studio.

And lets not forget a great purse to carry my goodies in...this one by Kinies!

Finally, lets not forget the felt slippers for warm and cozy shopping! These are by Inga.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

{Deck the Halls and Tables}

A Big thanks to Real Simple and Martha Stewart for these fabulous

Holiday Decorating tips!

Can't wait to try some of these at home!



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

{Let it Snow}

Hello Lovelies!
Isn't today beautiful?
I wanted to share with you a few images from the web that just make it feel like the Holidays are here!
It's a bit tougher in Tucson since we don't get much snow...
so here's the snow that will be on my computer screen for the week!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

{Chocolate and Pumpkin Pie}

For the rest of the month of December, we've decided to let the Holidays Inspire Us!!!

So our Blog titles might get a little weird... but stay with us!

It's going to be a fun few weeks!!!

We start, Monday the 13th with Chocolate and Pumpkin Pie! Straight out of a Christmas Carol!

On the streets, it's not just Pumpkin... it's any Holiday Color...

Whatever Holiday means to you! Take a look!

From reds, to plums, to sparkling blues!

What will your Pop of Color be this year?


Street images by Carolines Mode.

Friday, December 10, 2010

{Tis The Season}

Hello Friends!

Can you believe that we're already on the 10th of December!! Time is flying!

Sorry that my post wasn't in at it's usual morning time...but we just finished our Holiday Cards!

You get a sneak peak at them!

In the past we've been a bit more creative, but this year... we were a bit crunched for time..

so we used the base from our Grand Opening invitation and I slapped on some Holiday Decorations!

For those of you that don't understand the 88, that's our building... 88 Cushing

So for this Friday, I leave you with a little Holiday Note...

"Let hope shine

in our homes

in our hearts

in our world"

From our office to your home, wishing you an amazing Holiday Season

filled with the company of good friends,

the warmth of goodwill,

and the memory of good times.



Thursday, December 9, 2010

| for the kids |

Design for children is something that is really important to us.

When we first met our clients, General Dentistry 4 Kids 6 years ago, we knew this relationship was meant to be.

In order for us to create the space we needed to put ourselves in the mind of a 7 year old...

How scared were We when we first went to the dentist? or the orthodontist?

So it was time to create a fun space for kids!

We found some research of spaces that already existed...

but sometimes the building or the budget wouldn't allow for some of our ideas...

below is a collection of images of some of our projects "in progress"... but we wanted to share them...

so..please don't mind the bare walls... the buildings were under construction. ....

For the Texas locations, we opted for a bit more sophisticated designs....

but in the Arizona locations we went a little crazy with color...

We always have fun with our clients! We have created custom furniture and game boxes...

there are TV's on the ceiling and game boys in the walls...we have full theaters and even

entire walls with games... the new locations will have jumping castles and creativity areas!

Such a fun place to be!

a Big Cheers for Kids!!!!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

{POP in the bedroom}

What a great way to add a little zazz into your bedroom!
No need to invest in a new rug or new bedspread...
just a Pop of color does the trick!
I think I'll go try this at home!
Happy Wednesday all!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

{goodbye fall}

It's been an amazing season so far.... winter is here...
Tucson is always a little late when it comes to winter season..
but we've made it!
The heater is now turned on!

Monday, December 6, 2010

[Diesel Room]

Is it possible to have Diesel Design in an INterior?

We thought we'd try out Diesel's Spring 2011 Collection in a room...

What do you think?

Happy Monday!~


Friday, December 3, 2010

[All That Glitters}

December is Here! Oh how we love Winter!
All the parties! All the festivities! The decorations! The Glitter and Gold!
Here's a little December INspiration Board for you!
It makes me want to sip Champagne!
  1. Hot Spats
  2. Chandelier Earings
  3. Cranesbill Castle Wallpaper
  4. Reem Acra - Fall 2010
  5. Heal's Lamp
  6. {pretty light} photography

Cheers my friends!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Christian Tagliavini I adore you!! You're amazing!

Christian is a 39 year old photography genius!

Here are some shots from his 2007 Collection, Cromofobia.

You can check out his latest portfolio Here.

Gotta love it!

I love the look in her eyes! If that box had feelings it would be so hurt!

Cheers all!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

[Living Room Hunting]

We've been working on a home here in Tucson, and one of the rooms had us stumped.

After much hunting and trial and error I think we figured it out...

here is a little taste of our research...

We were torn between going modern / contemporary... and classic and rustic...

It took about 2 weeks of research and meeting with our amazing client..and

visiting local shops and online vendors...

The sofa was the hardest to find....because even though they look good online,

they need to pass my "sit test" and boy do I sit in them! I lay down, I put my feet up..

I put my elbows back, head name it...I try it out... It has to work 100%

or else...

We also had to find chairs for the dining table and as side tables...

again.. I wanted support and comfort...good looks and style...

Finally! We got it!

Sofa from Ethan Allen, Dining table and chairs from Pottery Barn...

Now it's time to hunt for Accessories!!!




Happy December 1st!

"Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple." Willy Wonka