July 2012

5 Obsessions: Pools

by krystyl alexander on July 31, 2012

Summer’s more than half way over, have you taken a break yet? Here are some of our favorite pools to relax, catch up on reading, and sip a cold drink in!   Viceroy Hotel- Miami  Luxury Pool-Caribbean Viceroy Hotel-Bali Ritz Carlton Hotel- Kapalua Viceroy Hotel- Santa Monica


It’s a Material World: Focal Walls!

by krystyl alexander on July 26, 2012

Put up some wall panels on focal walls in your home to bring out some style in the room! Focal walls catch the eye and bring attention to surrounding areas and make for a great addition in any room! Interested in wall panels?  We’ve got some great selections here at Benedict August! Images: 1. Apartment […]


Books on Our Shelves: Houses of L.A. Volume I

by krystyl alexander on July 19, 2012

Our new favorite book here at Benedict August is full of exquisite homes from the late 80’s and early 90’s in our very own city of Los Angeles.  A city of farms and groves was quickly transformed into a city of houses in no time. From Pasadena to Santa Monica, this book is full of […]


5 Obsessions: Lamps

by krystyl alexander on July 17, 2012

Whether they’re on tables, desks, or nightstands, lamps shed some creative light to your bright ideas!  Check out our favorite 5!         Images: 1. Bliss Home, 2-5. Houzz  


It’s a Material World: Indoor/Outdoor Fabric!

by krystyl alexander on July 12, 2012

Whether on chairs, pillows, or couches these amazing indoor/outdoor fabrics withstand years of normal exposure to the elements.  They are stain repellent, mold and mildew resistant, lightfast, easy to clean, and super soft to touch! Interested in indoor/outdoor fabrics?  We’ve got tons of great selection available at Benedict August!


Color Palette: Fun in the Sun

by krystyl alexander on July 10, 2012

It’s Summertime here in Fullerton!  The days are longer, the nights are shorter, and the sun is coming out!  Time to chill out by the pool and soak up the sunshine!  Summer is also the perfect time to re-decorate!  Despite all the relaxation time of summer, the design world is hard at work with crazy […]


Summer Must Haves: Recipe for a Rockin’ Outdoor Look

by krystyl alexander on July 5, 2012

No backyard should be without these awesome accessories in the summertime.  Here’s our recipe for a rockin’ outdoor look! A set of funky drinking glasses + a few sizzlin’ chic chairs + a pop of orange for the garden + one amazing serving tray + a bold striped umbrella + one durable serving bucket + […]


Happy Birthday America: Star Spangled S’mores

by krystyl alexander on July 3, 2012

Everyone loves the BANG! of the fireworks on the 4th of July night, but during the day, it’s all about the picnics and BBQ’s!  Try out our favorite recipe from the latest issue of ‘Martha Stewart Living’ for our country’s big day!  These Star Spangled S’mores will have everyone’s sweet tooth wanting more.  So celebrate […]