Saturday, April 28, 2012

BRIDESMAIDS - Clips That I LOVE



I can completely relate to her antics on this plane.



My daughter said; " Mom, don't be offended ...
but she reminds me of you"

More like things you threaten to do-and say under your breath
only Annie Walker does them

Hope you all have a killer weekend...
filled with love and hugs from the people that matter to you.



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Friday, April 27, 2012

I SPY - Glass Sky Balloon Lighting



I have used a similar chandelier over a staircase.
It was fabulous. 



Glass Sky Balloon Lighting


Omer Arbel Fourteen Suspension Lamp




And these last pendents are pretty darn pretty!!

What is your opinion?

There is a link below to the left to see more.
XXXX's



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Claudia Aronow


What a dream to be a successful artist like Claudia Aronow.


The way she lives....
in my favorite city.


one of Claudia Aronow's work spaces.



Her office.


The lighting is perfect for painting here.



The building still has the original tin ceilings.
I LOVE TIN CEILINGS.
Kudos to Claudia for maintaining them.


Claudia seems to be pulled by 
CIRCLES.
Yet her work morphs.
Don't we all morph?
I know I am.




What did you think of the tour?
Would you want to be a successful artist?

for the completely cool article CLICK HERE

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Infect Your Friends With Design Obsessions


There are much worse things to obsess about.
Trust me.
And you really don't want to go there.


But
you can go here and...

Find something you love.....


Let it inspire you.


This ...
I think is fabulous !!!


The wall bubbles aren't for me,
but they do have their place.
Right?





And I have used a huge bronze antique/African mask at the end of a hallway...
I did have it lit from behind...
so the eyes and mouth GLOWED.
It was WAY DRAMATIC!!!
...and a tad scary.
{especially for the client at a cool 12 K}

I LOVED IT!!!

**Hey....any clients interested in using me....
don't let spook you.
The client just had to have it once I showed him. 
It's not my fault that I have fabulous taste.

Right? 
hehehehehe

XXX's


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Well......"La Di Da - La Di Da"


Don't I have the most amazing friends out there????
It's hard to hate yourself when so many 
love and support you.
Thank you ALL for helping me to HEAL!!!
And...
I am healing.
And it was YOU!!
Your comments that have helped me to begin the process.
I am feeling good today.
And that is something!!

As you can imagine 
my 'NORMAL' friends and family
are all trying 'to get in there and control me.'
Everybody knows what's best for me down here on earth in Boca Raton.
I am under the microscope.
Now what are you going to do???
When are you getting a job....?
blah blah blah

I would be happy to loan them my shoes for a day 
just to 'GET' where I am coming from.


As the late great M.M. put it....
'I don't want to be rich,
I just want to be wonderful'
{....and feel wonderfully}


I have great news ....

It's official -
The PITY PARTY 
is OVER !!!!

I love you!!!
{and i do feel better}

Thank you Thank you Thank you
XXXXXX's


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real friends

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Death Of A Dream


It has been 24 hours now since I closed the store.
In all my months there I did get but only one walk in customer.
Towards the end I went all but crazy. Maybe I did go crazy.
This failure I take very personally, 



All though there were stores closing all around me…..
Florida is in a desperate state for sure.
The design industry is all but shot.
Except for a few that are holding hands with the most successful
real estate brokers selling 3 million {and upwards} dollar condos.
That’s how it goes here.
-Tons of money or none.



And NO,
I couldn’t get anyone to hold my hand that was selling anything,
Much less something worth spending money on with a designer to put window treatments in to,
Or anything else that was pricy or fabulous.
What’s the deal…..do my armpits smell????

I tried to keep a stiff upper lip, but the facts are the facts.
I just had to get out.
I am pretty devastated by this and may not be posting for a while.
Maybe I will finally be able to visit your blogs ,
If I can get my chin off the ground and stop this shitty piss poor feeling inside.
I will get through this.
I know…
I always f---ing do.



And yes, I am angry at myself, the economy, and life in general.
I am mostly angry because I am so overwhelmed and sad.
When I get off my pity pot and figure things out…
I will be back.
To those of you that I love…
I send you more of it.
xx




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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

This Bird Still Has His Head


This bird still has his head,
Mine has been lopped off.

Not a good day at all.

Hope you are having a great day -
with your head attached and all!!!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Living In One White Room



Living In One White Room.
The only thing missing is the kitchen sink.....I think.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Are You In Love? What Does It Feel Like?


Are You In Love? 
What Does It Feel Like?

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Living on a barge in France


I would love to get my hands on this barge in France.

I would do topiary's on either side of the door
right away. 


The constantly changing view alone would be fun
and chat worthy.



Imagine this deck with the right outdoor furniture
and potted flowering plants



I would use 2 great hanging plants on this over-hang.
You could get so creative with the table and chairs.
The beauty of living on a river, on a barge is that there is very
little wake to deal with.


I can dream can't I ???
I really want this!!!

Can you envision this barge made over in your taste and style?


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Saturday, April 14, 2012

SHOE REPAIR - It Is Emotionally Ugly Stuff

Maybe it’s the last pair of shoes you have with BOTH heals attached{wouldn't That be great}
or Maybe it’s you don’t have the time or money to repair them.
This seems small and insignificant ….I am sure to some.
But it is not.




My elegant grandmother would never have worn any shoe like that out of the house .
She by no means had money.
But she was elegant….the likes of which I have yet to see in my lifetime.
*Including NYC.



One lost black tap on the back heel of a high heel….
There would be the metal clicking on the floor with every step you take.
It has happened to me with 3 pair of shoes recently.
I am at my wits end.



I refuse to wear them.
THAT SOUND!!!!!
When will I ever get them fixed?
Where is the time.
Or will my walk be a walk of subtle shame?
Could I bare it??? I don’t think so –

EVER BEEN THERE?




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Dogs That Love The Wind In Their Face - It Feels Like FREEDOM


I had a rough morning…..
I will spare you the details.



But
On my drive to the studio I saw a dog in the back seat of a car
With his head sticking out of the window,
and the wind blowing against his face.




I started my entire day over right then.



What a big smile I had.



And inside I felt all happy for him {or her} and ME.
I was grateful to witness such joy and grab some of it for myself.




It made my day!!!!

I hope it made yours too.
xxxxx




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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise

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