being jo

when things look the way i feel

colorfur rainbow


my husbands late bubbie was known for having impeccable taste for all of the good things (fur, jewels, more is more is more) the family says she was reminiscent of elizabeth taylor. my mother in law’s closet is filled with amazing treasures bubbie left behind. one of my favourite items that further confirmed her lavish taste is a baby pink mink scarf. i believe it was cut from a coat and of course there are baby pink fur cuffs as well. every time i see my mother in law wearing this fabulous scarf it makes me want to go on the hunt for some colored furs of my very own- these are all some modern takes popping up on the scene these days.

modern morrocan


the parker palm springs, room designed by jonathan adler


the ace hotel palm springs


i have been drawn to berber rugs since i noticed them scattered through the lobby of the shore club in south beach several years ago. ¬†they’ve become a little ubiquitous lately on home blogs and the like, that being said i think they’re still relevant. what i’m finding particularly interesting is the courtship that mid century modern has engaged with morrocan decor. when i was in palm springs last year i grew really comfortable with this style at the ace hotel and the parker. the styles on their own can come across a little too tv set like (are you trying to emulate don draper?) together they form that eclectic original style so many of us seek.

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