Featured today on Blogger's Favorite Everything is Paloma, the beautiful blogger behind the La Dolce Vita AND her recent project the Decorum Design Forum . Paloma could not be nicer and always has the best eye candy and is a source of constant inspiration for my own place. When I first started reading her blog I was also excited to find out that she is a Spanish teacher and has a love for Spain just like I do- we were meant to be friends :)
Last month Paloma started a Personal Style, Defined series. Its a brilliant idea as everyone loves to see how other bloggers designed their own personal space. So, if you have not checked out La Dolce Vita, Decorum, OR any of brilliant installments of Personal Style, Defined then you must go to check them out.
But first, here are a few of Paloma's favorite things:
Everyday dishes- I prefer white dishes so that the food can stand out and be the true centerpiece.
Everyday glassware- I have streamlined glasses with thick bases. I really like the look and the fact that the mouth is wider than the base.
Candle/scent- Henri Bendel Vanilla Bean- it is soft, subtle, but complex
Design book- There are so many, but I really love Inspired Styles because it is a veritable scrapbook of designer favorites and sources of inspiration.
Cleaning supply- Folex Carpet Cleaner: It works on everything and you can use it to pre-treat clothes, too. I also really like Method's products.
Fabric- This is a tough one! I think it depends on the application, really. I still really love Donghia’s Suzani and David Hicks’ La Fiorentina will always be a favorite.
Sheets- In a fantasy world, Leontine Linens
Wallpaper- Kelly Wearstler’s Imperial Trellis
Coffee or tea- Calm by Tazo
Color- I am horrible at picking favorites because I can never narrow it down! I really love grey, soft shades of turquoise, and Kelly green, but not all together.
Accessory- I have a wooden bangle with some brass circles that I seem to wear an awful lot.
Electronic gadget- iPhone
Nail polish color- Bubble Bath by OPI: It is the perfect pale pink neutral and is also a favorite of Giada de Laurentiis.
Artist- Pablo Picasso for his vision and for being a consummate artist. Frida Kahlo is a favorite because of her passion and the emotion in her paintings. I love Edgar Dégas’ dancers for their beauty and think Beatriz Milhazes is a great contemporary painter. See? I told you I couldn’t narrow it down!
Alcoholic drink- I don’t drink alcohol very often, but I do enjoyed a full-bodied red wine like a Spanish Rioja or a Merlot or a good mojito from time to time.
Writing utensil- Uni-ball Vision: I like the pretty colors, but I think my handwriting looks best when I use a plain ball point pen.
Stationery- I just bought some really pretty note cards from Ana Stella on Etsy.
Designer- This is really difficult because I like so many different styles, but I would say a few of my favorites are David Jimenez, Angie Hranowsky, Amanda Nisbet, and Michele Bonan.
Organizational tool- My Post-Its for making to-do lists. I usually have a few plastered all over my desk.
Big box store- Target
Handbag- Hermès Birkin…maybe some day!
Towels- I don’t have a favorite brand, but I look for towels that feel nice to the touch. I also happen to prefer white towels over anything else. I think they look the most crisp.
Soap- Savon de Marseille: All of the scents are intoxicating! I love them.
Current Trend- I feel like people are taking more risks with color, which is fantastic!