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Closet Confidential

07 . 30 . 07

So what’s a girl to do on a rainy Sunday in the city when her plans to go to the beach for the weekend have been cancelled? I decided some serious closet cleaning was in order. This is the time of year when the fall clothes are starting to arrive in stores and I get […]

Mix it up!

07 . 26 . 07

I’m not sure which is worse, my obsession with House and Garden or my obsession with Domino. I think Domino edges out H and G because they have more photo galleries on their website. These photos are from their editor Tori Mellott’s apartment and I love what she’s done with a bland little studio and […]

I spent this past weekend in Southampton and the old adage “red sky at night, sailor’s delight” really is true. We saw the most amazing sunset Saturday night and on Sunday the weather was just gorgeous!I need to work harder so I can afford a beach house on Meadow Lane with a view this spectacular! […]

Chic Getaway

07 . 19 . 07

It’s almost the weekend which makes me think about getting away. I’m going to the Hamptons this weekend but one of my favorite places for peace and quiet is Maine, where many chic New Yorkers also go to getaway. One of those chicettes is Patricia Herrera Lansing and her family. I love how the outside […]

White Done Right

07 . 18 . 07

I dream of marrying an architect like Derek Sanders. An amazingly talented architect who not only creates beautiful spaces but also co-owns one the chicest restaurants in NYC, La Esquina. Too bad he already has the perfect wife in Michelle Kessler Sanders, the newest head Miu Miu USA. Sooo not fair! The Sanders loft reminds […]

Absolutely Beautiful

07 . 17 . 07

I’m a sucker for anything blue and orange and over at Absolutely Beautiful Things today, Anna has posted photos of a bedroom she has just completed in St. Lucia, Australia. I love this look so much that I think I might be inspired to wallpaper my bedroom too!

Secret Chic

07 . 16 . 07

I recently stumbled upon this great article, The Secret Source is Out, in the New York Times online edition, about how regular people are now able to access great design resources that were once only available to the trade. One new “decorator” profiled was Cheryl Guibone from Connecticut who decorated her entire house herself and […]

Chic Swirls

07 . 16 . 07

Samantha Boardman Rosen and Aby Rosen’s apartment is another example of the very chic Paul Smith Swirl carpet and Andy Warhol silk screens that seem to be popping up everywhere. I mean, I knew Andy’s factory was prolific but I didn’t realize he was that prolific! P.S. I know this isn’t the best photo because […]

Loft Living

07 . 16 . 07

Everyone at work knows how much I love Domino, so I was excited to see editor Deborah Needleman’s loft profiled in New York Magazine this past spring. The funny thing was that I knew I had seen her bedroom somewhere else and I was right! They used it in a photo spread in the magazine […]

Pop Paradise

07 . 13 . 07

Who else but Lisa Perry could envision a pop art paradise in a former monastery on Long Island. Originally published in Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, her family’s home has been transformed with “bright, primary colors, glossy surfaces and playful minimalism”. The LOVE pillows can be found at Calypso home in New York. Maimekko pillows dress […]

Modern Chic in Paris

07 . 12 . 07

The Paris apartment of children’s wear designer Cordelia de Castellane is a a colorful and modern mix of luxury and frivolity that definitely doesn’t take itself too seriously. Photographs by Pascal Chevallier

Vintage Chic

07 . 12 . 07

This is one of my favorite images from the Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer profile in Vogue Living from Fall/Winter 2006. It was shot by Eric Bowman at the Hamptons house that once belonged to her grandmother, Estee Lauder. I live in New York City and rarely drive, but if I did, this is exactly the car […]

Coconut Company 250 Hudson Street New York, NY 10013 212-539-1940

Sleek and Chic

07 . 11 . 07

To me, celebrity hairdresser to the stars, Sally Hershberger, epitomizes hip downtown New York style so I was surprised to find out she has a Beverly Hills home and even more surprised that I love it! The white backdrop perfectly sets off the warm wood of her vintage furniture and her enviable art collection. Above […]

If there is one book that is prized above all others for it’s beautiful cover, it’s Osa Johnson’s I Married Adventure. It’s part of my library above and is often styled for magazine shoots like the Vogue photo montage below. Besides being chic and pretty, it’s actually a great read! Martin and Osa Johnson lived […]

While I was perusing the House & Garden Web site, I came across a very interesting Q&A session with designer Kelly Wearstler. Kelly is one of my favorite interior designers and is definitely always habitually chic…except maybe when she crimps her hair but she’s so talented that I might just let her slide on that […]

I’m obsessed with House & Garden magazine! So obsessed, that I end up buying it on the newstand before my subscription copy to arrives, because I can’t stand to wait! One of the perks of living in NYC is that many of the new magazines arrive on the newstands before other cities. (This is actually […]

My First Post!

07 . 10 . 07

Hello! Welcome to Habitually Chic! I am a stylish young woman living in New York City and working for a top interior designer who also owns a small gallery. I am constantly surrounded by habitually chic people, places and things that I have been dying to write about so I finally decided to take the […]