Thursday, March 31, 2011

Global Shop 2011

I just got back from Las Vegas Baby! Attended Global Shop this year and it was great. Saw some inspiring designs and vendors. Here are some of my favorite from the show...

Check out the websites! Visual merchandising and display of their products at each booth is very inspiring. Keep designing!!!! 

Monday, March 21, 2011


1. Gino Figurine Clear 2. Large Metropolitan Vase 3. Matrix T-Light Holder 4. Heliodor Candle Holder 5. Gino Figurine Blue 6. Small Metropolitan Vase

Gaia & Gino is a company based out of Istanbul, Turkey. The owner is Gaye Cevikel. The company name is a mixture of the owners nickname and her dogs name! Too cute! I totally want this Gino figurine on my shelf! Love!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy First Day of Spring!

It is going to rain in California for a few days, just in time to water the plants for you! Then the sun will come out and your beautiful flowers will bloom! It is here...Spring! I love the weather and all the beautiful colors out there. Enjoy.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pasadena Flea Market 03/11

I love the second Sunday of every month! Why? The Pasadena Flea Market is going down at the Rose Bowl! If you haven't been yet, I suggest you go. Just make sure to wear comfortable shoes, also prepared with some dough! Here are some of the awesome pieces I saw this last weekend! 
Great Lucite and mirror bar set. 
Luxurious red chaise for fancy posing
Cute Cute Cute! I love the tufting and the velvet fabric on these!
How cool are these!?! King of the castle!

Now for the lucky pieces I got to take home with me...
These gorgeous Lucite and brass frog bookends call my desk their new home
Beautiful brass stool (which needs a fabric makeover)
My new desk chair! 
And I got a pair of this Mid Century chrome lamp! Fabulous!
Will you see again flea market in April.
Have a beautiful weekend!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Admiring: Lori Hersberger

Neon, Neon, Neon. The work of Swiss artist Lori Hersberger inspires me! Modern mind meets extraordinary architecture premises dating from 1904.
Geist 2009, Greider Contemporary Projects, Berlin

Spencer Brownstone Gallery, NY 2002
Gorgeous work! I love art work that moves me. I hope I can attend one of his exhibitions real soon. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


1. White Lava Vase, 2. Medium Pindots Bowl, Large Black Dancing Horse Bowl, Small Black Grid Tray, 3. Large White Mod Zebra Bowl, 4. Medium Black Lava Tray, 5. Small White Lava Tray

I am currently obsessed with Waylande Gregory. Beautiful gold and silver pottery. I can just imagine these gorgeous pieces in my home. Check out the website, and fall in love!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Welcome all to my design corner. I am pleased to introduce Viva La Vida Bonita! A place to share all beautiful things that inspire, move, and educate. I am currently a student at Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach, Ca and am graduating with a B.A. in Interior Design this year! Along with school, I am currently interning at an Architectural firm and am freelancing! I am currently working with an amazing couple with an amazing home in Corona Del Mar. I am super excited to work with them and will post the process here, so keep an eye out! For now, I would like to share a bit of my style, my life, my home. Check out my bedroom!

I am obssesed with Black and White, as you can see. The wall is hand painted after plenty of hours of measuring and applying painters tape!

All the hours spent was totally worth it.

I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I will enjoy posting! See you later!