May 26, 2012

Hello Summer

Time to get away...

Happy memorial day weekend.

May 22, 2012

Pop of Color

Absolutely Beautiful Things

The Sartorialist

Hamish Bowles, Vogue Living Australia

Chanel jewelry, vintage Vogue

May 18, 2012

Summer come sooner

Memorial day weekend (the unofficial start to summer) is next week? Summer come sooner please!

Happy Weekend...xoxo

May 14, 2012

Eternal Sunshine

After spending the weekend celebrating Mom, I am back home and faced with grey skies and rain. On a good day the view out my windows is this...
via Instagram
 green, green, green and a million miles from the typical New York view. Most people see the skyline, buildings, windows, water towers and air-shafts, so having some green is nice. I've been thinking about bringing some green inside with a large natural element.
Grant Gibson
 A fiddle leaf fig could be a good start. I already have a large woven basket like the one Grant Gibson and Lauren Santo Domingo have (it currently houses pillows in the living room) so it would be easy to get one growing in there.
Lauren Santo Domingo

 I like the look of Jonathan Adler's planters (presumably his own design) as they are sleek and colorful and finding a ceramic pot at a garden store would be pretty simple.
Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan

Claiborne Swanson Frank, Elle Decor
 I have heard these plants can be temperamental and need just the right balance of sunlight and heat so we'll see if I actually go for it.
Southern Living
 One thing I know for sure I will be adding to my apartment is Jo Malone's new line of home scents, which come in my favorite Lime Basil & Mandarin. Smells so good and is a nice clean, non perfume-y way. I even picked some up for Mom for Mother's Day!

So even if its crappy outside at least there are ways to make it smell like a perfect summer day inside all year round!

May 9, 2012

Chinoiserie Chic

Oh how I love chinoiserie wallpaper. It looks great in a feminine space, like a dressing room or a space that needs a little extra oomph like a stair hall or dining room. Both Gracie and de Gournay make some of the most popular options and if you really want to seek out something special, they also have antique panels for sale. 
Aeirn Lauder, Elle Decor

Lonny Mag

Lonny Mag

Maggie Rizer, Domino

Steven Gambrel 

Mary McDonald

Parish Hadley

Pauline de Rothschild
Tory Burch

My love for chinoiserie must be inherited, as my great, greats grandparents hung de Gournay's Panoramaiques Collection in their stair hall at Estouteville in Virginia.

UVA Historical Society

 UVA Historical Society

May 8, 2012

More Met Ball...

A few more snapshots from fashion's biggest night. 

Lauren Santo Domingo, Oscar de la Renta

Mia Wasikowska, Prada

Marina Rust

Rachel Zoe & Karolina Kurkova

Lauren Santo Domingo & Amanda Brooks