A dinner was arranged during my visit to Austin at The County Line – a great bbq spot right on the water. The restaurant had delicious food and such a great vibe. We had a private room in the back and it looked like it could have been set for a fun and festive wedding reception. I just loved the flower arrangements, strings of lights, cowhide table cloths and the coozies used as napkin rings.
Posted by christienoelle on March 23, 2012
This week my home away from home is Austin, Texas! Had quite the rough trip here (seriously worst turbulence I’ve EVER experienced!) but I made it!! Looking forward to trying some delicious bbq and checking out what this city has to offer with colleagues who have come here from across the world. I’m staying at the W in downtown Austin and I must say, it’s quite swanky. I think it’d be so fun to be involved in the design process for hotels, especially a hip chain like the W or a trendy boutique hotel. Check out some pics of my digs for the week…
Posted by christienoelle on March 20, 2012
Even the Starbucks in Barcelona are cool. Maybe I should just change my blog name to Christie’s industrial rustic obsession…
Cement walls and floors. Farmhouse table.
Old bathtub used as island for sugar, napkins, and stirrers.
Open shelves, beautiful tile and size arranged mugs.
Table with old steam heater as base and rough rustic wood top.
Posted by christienoelle on March 13, 2012
I am traveling for work this week in beautiful Barcelona, Spain! Ahhh…I L-O-V-E this city. Seriously…what’s not to love?! The food is amazing, the architecture is to die for and I’m surrounded by fashionable people and incredible design.
Tonight I went to dinner at this absolutely charming restaurant just steps away from my hotel where I enjoyed incredible tapas, wine and amazing decor.
I heart lanterns.
How cool is this giant pillar covered with old posters and the crates below holding all sorts of goodies?
Coat rack with hanging magazines.
Light fixture made of old books/magazines.
Loving that big farmhouse table with mis-matched chairs. Oh, and of course those giant industrial lights and wide planked wood floors. I dream of living in an old place with charm like this someday…
Posted by christienoelle on March 12, 2012
The power was out in my building today at work so my *office* has been the cafeteria for the day. I love the industrial design elements in our cafe, so it’s definitely not a bad place to be working.
Globe lights, exposed lumber ceilings and pipe-like structures.
Industrial light pendants and painted farm style tables.
I want that cart in my kitchen please.
*Wall Paper* from old cookbooks, catalogs, magazines and books. Probably my favorite design element in the space.
Ahhh…I love this machine. I now want an espresso maker of my own after learning how to use this bad boy. I’ve had 2 lattes today. Oops. Someone’s going to be up all night.
Posted by christienoelle on March 5, 2012
One of my favorite blogs Apartment Therapy is just a few days away from their annual Room for Color contest. Not too long ago, Facebook moved to a new site in Menlo Park and I have to say, our new digs are pretty colorful and have quite the urban/retro design scheme going on. I’m not sure who the lucky designer is/was, but I”m a little jealous of her job. I also kiiiinda want to steal some of the furniture for my place .
Terrariums: so hot right now.
Love that crocheted ottoman/seat.
Bright orange couch and crate boxes.
Turquoise and yellow is my fave color combo right now. Gotta love the mid century modern coffee table and the bright blue couch too.
Oh hello modern wood paneled wall and industrial light fixture.
Not sure if these are comfortable or practical, but I love ‘em and want ‘em.
Exposed beams and that yellow and turquoise combo again.
Posted by christienoelle on October 12, 2011