Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Molly Luetkemeyer of M. Design Interiors Inc.

I've been missing writing while I've been busy using TumblrPinterest & DJ-ing at KALX, so I'm sharing a written post here that I wrote for casasugar a little while back. I offer some advice/tips for achieving a celebrity home look in your own home (in a casasugar writing style).

I've been admiring "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen's LA house.  Luckily for Julie, her sister, Molly Luetkemeyer is a talented interior designer with excellent taste and was able to showcase her design skills in the interior of Julie's swank house. Her place is handsomely-styled, but also appears to be a very livable and cheerful space for her to comfortably share with her family of five. Take a little tour with me to appreciate her style.

This mid-century home is decked out with of heavy dose of vintage furniture, mixed with some luxurious new pieces and highlighted with a fun array of global flair and psychedelic-printed textiles. The white walls and ample window light are the perfect complement to the bold use of color sprinkled throughout the house.

If you are as enamoured by the look of this chic house as I am, take a trip over to M. Design Interiors Inc (based out of LA) to see more of her sister Molly Luetkemeyer's work to get inspired.

If you'd like to achieve a similar look in your own interior, I'd suggest starting out by acquiring an elephant or two. It appears to be a recurring theme in Bowen's home. I found a similar white ceramic elephant available at Plantation Design.

Start scouring your local flea markets, ebay or craigslist to locate a round studded mirror like Bowen's or pick up a similar vintage one over at 1stdibs.com.

Barbara Cosgrove's table lamp is a dead ringer for the one that sits atop Bowen's blue Moroccan side table. Just be sure to top it off with a simple white lampshade.

Continuing with the global travel flair theme, you could add a similar Moroccan side table like Bowen's. Find yours without having to travel at Berber Decor.
 If you don't want to hunt for your own vintage fabric, this adorable day bed will achieve a similar effect as the one pictured in the living room of Bowen's house.

West Elm has a strikingly similar rectangle table to the one pictured above in Bowen's dining area.

The overall look would not be complete without some red chairs like Bowen has in both her living and dining rooms. While these bright red glossy chairs are not vintage, they are a modern take on the Louis XV style chairs that Bowen has lined around her table.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fresh Fall 2011 Events List

It's been awhile freshpinkstyle readers! I'm momentarily back for a post because I'm a little bored and restless. I decided to write up a bay area guide of music shows, friend rock and festivals that look good/interesting for Fall 2011. Enjoy.
(fresh photo from Soundgarden show @Civic Center 7/21/2011)

RTX, White Fence, Heavy Cream & Burnt Ones- September 3 @Thee Parkside
Twin Sister- September 4 @The Rickshaw Stop
Little Dragon- September 6 @Henry Miller Library
Jean Grae w/ Mr Len- September 7 @New Parish
"Dig This Locals Only" KALX- showcase September 7 @Uptown
Bart Davenport, Kelley Stoltz & Peter Daltrey (UK Kaleidoscope)-  9/8 @Cafe Du Nord
Davila 666- September 8 @Bottom of the Hill 
Glitter Wizard- September 9 @Hemlock Tavern
The Horrors & The Stepkids- September 10 @Bimbo's
RTX & Ty Segall- September 12 @The New Parish
DJ Fresh Pink - September 13 @KALX 90.7 FM
Iggy & The Stooges- September 12-13 @Warfield 
Carlton Melton & Dirty Ghosts- September 14 @The Rickshaw Stop
The Drums- September 14 @Independent
Early Graves- September 17 @Thee Parkside
Three Kinds of Stupid Party- September 23 @The Rickshaw Stop
Oakland Eat Real Festival - September 23-25 @Jack London Square
Ladytron- September 25 @Regency Ballroom
DJ Fresh Pink- September 27 @KALX 90.7 FM
June & Jean Millington of Fanny- September 28 @Freight & Salvage 
The Gems- September 30 @Hemlock Tavern
Dirty Ghosts- September 30 @BOTH

Farmer Dave Band- October 1 @The New Parish
Neon Indian- October 1 @The Rickshaw Stop
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival- October 1-2 @Golden Gate Park
The Wrong Words & Royal Headache- October 1 @Hemlock Tavern
Fool's Gold- October 1 @Brick & Mortar
Toro Y Moi- October 2 @GAMH
Dum Dum Girls- October 4 @GAMH
Star Slinger- October 6 @The Rickshaw Stop
CSS- October 6 @Fillmore
Peter Bjorn & John- October 6 @GAMH
Peter Bjorn & John- October 7 @The New Parish
Smashing Pumpkins- October 7 @Fox Theater
Boris- October 8 @Regency Ballroom
Stevie Nicks 8-9 @Fillmore
Nick Lowe- October 10th @GAMH
DJ Fresh Pink- October 11 @KALX 90.7 FM
The Cults- October 13-14 @Fillmore
Bryan Ferry & Phenomenal Handclap Band- October 14 @Fox Theater
Chico Mann- October 14 @Brick & Mortar
Treasure Island Music Festival - October 15-16th @Treasure Island
Beach Fossils- October 19 @BOTH
Lindsey Buckingham- October 19 @Regency Ballroom
Foo Fighters- October 19 @Oracle Arena
Portishead- October 21 @The Greek Theater Berkeley
DJ Fresh Pink- October 25 @KALX Radio 90.7 FM 
Bart Davenport Band- October 27 @Hemlock Tavern
Kings of Convenience- October 28 @Fillmore
Nobunny- October 28 @Brick & Mortar
Hot Toddies- October 29 @Rickshaw Stop 
Pierced Arrows- October 29 @Thee Parkside
The Warlocks- October 30 @Bottom of the Hill
Tinariwen (opening for Cake)- October 30 @Fox Theater

DJ Fresh Pink- November 1 @KALX 90.7 FM (Tumble Weed will be sitting in for me)
DJ Fresh Pink- November 2 @KALX 90.7 FM (subbing noon-3 PM slot)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra- November 3 @Rickshaw Stop 
Still Corners- November 4 @Rickshaw Stop
Shonen Knife/ Shannon & The Clams- November 4 @Bottom of The Hill
Bart Davenport Band- November 4 @Uptown Night Club
Wild Flag- November 4 & 5 @GAMH
Weird Al- November 6 @Fox Theater
VV Brown- November 8 @Rickshaw Stop
Unknown Mortal Orchestra- November 11 @The New Parish (still obsessed)
Lykke Li- November 9 @Fox Theater
Gwar- November 11 @Regency Ballroom
Yelle- November 12 @Mezzanine
Austra- November 12 @GAMH
DJ Fresh Pink- November 15 @KALX 90.7 FM
The Hip Hop & Love Tour featuring Murs- November 18 @Fillmore
Kyuss Lives & The Sword- November 19 @Regency Ballroom
DJ Fresh Pink- November 29 @KALX 90.7 FM

What shows are you going to this fall? What did I miss?


Wednesday, September 08, 2010



Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Hangin' Out

Hopefully, you had a nice holiday weekend wherever you were, hot or not-so-hot (ahem bay area's mostly freezing cold summer). Despite some of the chilliness, I've been spending some quality time admiring bay area backyards & pretty public spaces. I've also been hanging out with charming pets (that I do not own).  But mostly I've been eating lots of delicious food made by friends, that I did not have to cook (the best). Here's a little documentation of some of the prettiest highlights.

All photos taken by me, except for this last shot by Yuri (of their new backyard table)

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Summery Weekend Things

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Silver Eye Stage

Remember my obsession with the eye motif a little while back? Well, you can imagine my delight when I saw British pop artist, Goldfrapp's awesome eye-looking stage set last night at the Fox Theatre in Oakland. The silvery, eyeball-looking material was a great back-drop for a light show. Photos of her three outfit changes are posted here, here and here
(photo taken by my brother)

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Kaleidoscope Pillows

by Jonathan Adler with groovy fronts & backs!

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