Thursday, May 8, 2014

Summer Lounging

With all of the sever cold that people have endured this winter and unseasonably cool temperatures this spring, it is safe to say most of us are ready for summer. Even with short-lived spring heat we are ready for a season of warm weather and patio lounging. Here are some of my favorite outdoor lounge furnishings to beautifully frame social gatherings or quiet time in the open air.


Pottery Barn's Palmer Rope lounge chair and ottoman

Dedon's Dada collection

Picket collection by Summit Furniture

Ligne Roset Serpentine chairs

Kenneth Cobonpue's Cabaret lounge furniture

James Perse Craftsman sofa and ottoman

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Workflow Wednesday: Golden Glamour

Brass is all the rage and these glimmering pieces will add a touch of golden glamour to our often dreary office space. 


Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Jules bookcase

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Anslar chair with Mongolian lamb backrest and seat

Jonathan Adler bookcase

Klismos brass chair by Scala Luxury

Vintage brass and upholstery chairs

Arteriors brass and marble Jana table lamp

Jonathan Adler Channing desk

Baker's Paris writing desk

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tile Tuesday: Bain de Gray

I am planning the renovation of three bathrooms. There are so many styles that would work in the home, but simple and clean seems to balance the luxury and calm that I believe a bathroom should inspire. Here is a collection of ideas for the guest bath.


Kohler's Aliento tub
Graff floor mounted tub filler with hand shower
Calacatta marble countertop 
Gray stained slab drawer front vanity
Tile with ming green marble, arabescato marble, and calacatta marble
Mansard style mirror
Pictures of the process and finished product will be posted in the coming weeks.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Mom Style Monday: Chic Kiddie Quarters

Nearly a year after having my bundle of joy and moving into a new home in the same week, I am finally tackling the more permanent decoration of my daughter's room. Having some insight into her budding personality has helped drive some of my aesthetic decisions, and there are still some things that I need to convince my husband are absolutely necessary before it is complete. :) Here are some of the key elements and a few that are in the running. I still have a couple things that are up in the air, including book storage, toy storage, and possibly a daybed. Keep in mind I believe kids deserve the experience of a beautiful space they can grow with, and once her room is done I don't plan to make any major changes for awhile. Let me know what you think and please share any suggestions for the up-in-the-air items.


I waited what seemed an eternity to get this bed in the US. It is the Ubabub Nifty Clear crib. I have it. I love it, and it converts to a toddler bed. 

Two walls will be sheathed in Hermes Herringbone wallpaper in grege.

The other walls have been painted in Home Decorators Collection by Behr's Grey Mist.

This is similar to the geometric wool rug that I found for the room. These elements make a calm neutral base.

Pindler & Pindler's Kanpur in apricot will cover the windows and decorative pillows.

Galbraith & Paul's Birch fabric in chocolate to upholster a kid sized rocking armchair and a few decorative pillows.

Bertoia's Bird chair and ottoman for Mommy to lounge in while reading to the baby. :) 

Any of these Sean Woolsey side tables would work in the room.

This vintage dresser would make an elegant storage statement for years to come.

The piece de resistance.... Avram Rusu Studio's glass Confetti pendant would make an awesome exclamation point in the room. Still working on the hubby to commission this work.
We have some amazing art pieces and a collection of banks for the room as well. Pictures of the process and finished product will be posted in the coming weeks.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Perspectives: Rayon Richards on Design

The best architectural photography evokes emotion, inspiration, aspiration, transformation, even curiosity. All of this and more is conjured through the work of Brooklyn-based photographer, Rayon Richards.  His roots are in portraiture, but he has grown into a venerable artist in the environmental realm.  Explore his work in this space below and on his new website, The Great Estate, at www.RayonRichards.Estate.


Saturday, October 5, 2013

All of the Lights

Capture every eye. Make every head turn. Indoors or out, these chandeliers define the category when it comes to glamorous lighting. Be it a cascade of illuminated hand blown glass, or tender branches of hand applied Swarovski Crystal; like living creatures they breathe life and light, transforming any space.

Genelle and Piatra

Lizard Brooch Chandelier - Moth Designs

The X Chandelier - Michael McHale

Aqua - Serip

Droplet SuperString - Patrick Townsend

Graffiti - Corbett Lighting

Liquid - David - D'Imperio

Niagara Chandelier - Llandro

Welles - Gabriel Scott

Osiris - Dering Hall

Agnes - Roll & Hill

Confetti - Avram Ruse

Lumière - Jean de Merry