Designing the Life: A Blog by Uma Stewart and Friends

Places: Wes Anderson’s Bar Luce


Who can resist the edgy, quirky cool of Wes Anderson? Not me. I came across these images here and the iconic aesthetic hit me over the head: a Wes Anderson cafe/bar in Milan! Here is the official website. If you are in Milan please check it out for me. And if you have not yet seen The Grand Budapest Hotel please do. The miracle of it is in how the quirky and the intensely beautiful coincide. It is one of my favorite movies.


May Inspiration: Lush and Luxe

f68ec8db1021622a8aecce90bc818e69In May everything goes from a small-leafed, yellow-green look, to deep green and lush in an instant. Today’s post is celebrating a garden and woods that have filled out with lush leaves and flowers–at their prettiest and fullest. Of course, we picked images that flush it out with a luxe touch, whether that be stucco arches, gilded finishes, or couture details.


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Hotel Tour: The Rosewood London

IMG_0299 copyBack in February my family and I had the joy of staying at the Rosewood London for winter break. We loved every minute spent here. Mixing in some iPics along with the hotel’s photos.

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Our room was near this grand marble staircase. I had to channel my inner Lady Mary Grantham when walking down them.



Rosewood_London_BedroomIMG_2605 copy IMG_2606 copy IMG_2661rosewood bathIMG_2674Untitled 2The room was so thoughtfully done. Every detail carefully considered. They even left our tot a treat, though I think I ate most of it. I guess we can call it even since he took my pillow. Honestly, we would move in if we could. It was that good.