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Remember when I posted a sneak peek of Mandy Moore’s Mid-Century Modern Manse from Instagram this past January?  Well, now you can see the finished house the actress and singer shares with her fiancé and pets in the new July/August 2018 issue of Architectural Digest. It looks like a lot of the photos were taken to […]

Planning for Nantucket

06 . 12 . 18

As I mentioned recently, I have never visited Nantucket. But that’s about to change. I decided to check airfare and hotel rates after I returned from Sag Harbor. I had a feeling I might be able to sneak in after the Nantucket Film Festival and before everyone arrived for the 4th of July holiday and […]

Nantucket Island Chic

05 . 28 . 18

When I lived in Boston, we always went to Cape Cod in the summer and occasionally the north shore. I regret that I never made it to Nantucket and should really plan a trip at some point. Until that happens, I’m going to enjoy this beautiful home on the island that Markham Roberts designed and […]

One Apartment Two Ways

04 . 25 . 18

Fashion designer Misha Nonoo’s duplex apartment was in great shape when she and her former husband bought it from interior designer Nate Berkus in 2013. After her divorce, she pared things down with help from Andre Mellone while keeping many of Nate’s design elements. Her home is featured in the new May 2018 issue of […]

The most memorable trip I’ve ever taken was to Morocco. We spent a week driving down the coast from Casablanca to Essaouira, then to the low Atlas mountains before we ended up in Marrakech. One place we did not visit was Tangier since it sits on the northern coast. It’s always been on my must […]

More Montecito Magic

02 . 12 . 18

Things are starting to get back to normal in Montecito, California after the recent fires and mudslides. My friend’s family was finally allowed to return to their home and he sends me periodic updates of the construction and clean up. It’s such a beautiful place that it’s no wonder that so many people have made […]

Italian Getaway

01 . 21 . 18

As soon as I saw Jacaranda Caracciolo di Melito Falck’s Italian getaway in Architectural Digest magazine, I knew I wanted to share them with you. I love the relaxed elegance and rooms filled with books and dogs. Jacaranda inherited the house from her father Carlo Caracciolo whose sister Marella was married to Gianni Agnelli. Roman interior designer […]

I love walking through the Pacific and Presidio Heights neighborhoods every time I visit San Francisco. I don’t remember seeing this Tudor house designed by Hillary Thomas which is a shame. The stunner featured in Architectural Digest is full of classic details and beautiful colors. I especially love the custom pale blue/grey color of the […]

Milan Meets Manhattan

10 . 23 . 17

The marble bathrooms in this Central Park West apartment reminded me of Villa Necchi in Milan before I read that the iconic home was actually the inspiration before much of the design by Fawn Galli and Douglas Wright. The Pre-War apartment hadn’t been renovated since the 1970’s and was broken up into small rooms that […]

I can’t believe that November magazines are already on newsstands. The latest issue of Architectural Digest features the West Village townhouse of actress Julianne Moore that’s surprisingly down to earth for a movie star. I appreciate that it looks like she decorated it herself and that is feels very personal. “I like things that have real […]

Most people think of the Hamptons as just a place you visit in the summer but there are many people who use their homes year round. Tory Burch is one of these people. Her 1929 Georgian home in Southampton called Westerly was a stately mansion that was made a little more family friendly by Daniel Romualdez. […]

Loft Living

08 . 28 . 17

Habitually Chic has always been about pretty pictures and a place to get away the troubles of the day. But it’s hard to figure out what to post when many people are experiencing a natural disaster. Then I then I remembered that the owners of this New York loft met volunteering after Hurricane Sandy.  Meredith […]

The Way Life Should Be

08 . 23 . 17

As excited as I am for autumn, I am feeling a little sad that summer is coming to an end. There were a few places I wanted to travel and didn’t make it to including Maine. The state motto says, “the way life should be” and this house in Maine decorated by Susanne Kasler looks […]

Sorry for the radio silence the last few days. I forgot how hard it can be to blog while away on a trip. I’m headed back to New York this afternoon and luckily JetBlue Mint has excellent Fly-Fi so I try to play catch up. Long time readers may remember Francisco Costa’s gray apartment that […]

Many people eschew traditional architecture because they think it can’t look modern or work for a young family. Claudia Schiffer’s historic English Tudor mansion from 1574 couldn’t be more traditional but there is nothing stuffy or old about the interior design. She shares the home with her director husband, Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake), their three young […]

Lovely Layered Loft

07 . 26 . 17

Neal Beckstedt designed a small but impressive room in this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House so it was interesting to come across what he can do on a larger scale on Architectural Digest this week. I’m not always a fan of contemporary architecture, especially when it’s too cold and angular but has managed to […]

I photograph this house in Sag Harbor on every visit to the harbor town. In fact, the first three photos in this post are ones I took on three different trips. I love the grey color and the Porsche convertible that is always sitting in the driveway. I happened to click on a photo on […]