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Palette Cleanser

12 . 26 . 13

I hope you all had a great holiday. A great last minute Christmas present for me was finding the new January/February 2014 issue of Elle Decor on the newsstand.  It’s the International Issue and my favorite home featured was a 19th-century house in Normandy designed by Franz Potisek.  I won’t ruin it by posting photos […]

Everyone is raving about the French apartment featured on the cover and inside the November 2013 issue of Elle Decor.  It’s the kind of apartment Americans dream of when they imagine moving to Paris. It was designed by a slightly new firm Champeau & Wilde but the founders Kelli Wilde and Laurent Champeau previously worked […]

The Hearst Designer Visions Showhouse is an event I look forward to every year.  The designers chosen to participate go above and beyond and this year is no exception. They used to choose a film as the inspiration for the spaces which I always loved but now they are asked to come up with their […]

If you haven’t picked up the September 2013 issue of Elle Decor, you are missing out.  I’ve been so tired lately of magazines that keep featuring the same homes and people and this issue delivers nothing but newness. The Left Bank Paris apartment designed by François-Joseph Graf for a mystery client is my favorite and […]

Masculine Chic

02 . 19 . 13

Since I’ve been posting a lot of feminine fashion recently, I thought I should take a little time out for the boys. As a follow up to my post about the fall 2013 J.Crew fashion presentation, I thought it might be interesting to look at how the menswear director for J.Crew, Frank Muytjens lives at […]

Pembridge House

02 . 03 . 13

I found the photo above on Pinterest and of course had to find the whole house.  Turns out the London townhouse was designed by Peter Mikic and featured in the April 2012 issue of Elle Decor.  You can read the whole story here as well as other photos. The designer studied fashion design before finding […]

European Eclectic

11 . 14 . 12

I had planned to work on this post from the plane yesterday but the wifi had other ideas.  That’s what I get for flying Delta instead of Virgin America.  But I digress.  I was catching up on my magazine reading when I noticed how much I loved Harper’s Bazaar UK editor Kim Hersov’s London home […]

Marvelous Mansion

07 . 02 . 12

Some of you might remember Michael S. Smith‘s Bel Air home was featured in Elle Decor.  For those of you who didn’t see it, I thought it might be nice to compare it to his new modern home I posted yesterday.  It’s quite a change and as much as I love this house, I really, […]

Thanks Nancy Meyers!

06 . 26 . 12

I can’t lie.  I heard it through the grapevine that writer/director Nancy Meyers was a fan of my blog.  But to see her name it as one of her daily reads in the “12 Things She Can’t Live Without” in the July/August 2012 issue of ELLE DECOR was pretty amazing.  I always watch her films […]

Chic Revisted

11 . 27 . 11

I was thinking about reposting Aerin Lauder’s beautiful holiday decorated East Hampton home from the old House & Garden when I discovered new photos on Vogue.com.  It’s also been seen in Elle Decor but with any family house it has evolved and changed over the years.  It looks like the living room has been repainted […]

Divine Inspiration

07 . 15 . 11

Now that I’ve finished the kitchen, it’s time to start on the living room.  It’s mostly put together but needs a few finishing touches before I can think about hanging art.  My current inspiration is this living room designed by Celerie Kemble that was just featured in Elle Decor.  The colors are so “me” and it looks so soothing.  […]

I’ve always heard that Courteney Cox enjoys renovating and decorating homes so when ELLE DECOR offered me a sneak peek at Malibu retreat. She worked on the interiors with designer Trip Haenisch to create a “modern barn” look and feel.  I especially love how the vintage bar stools warm up the white contemporary kitchen. For more photos […]

Chic Concept House

05 . 26 . 11

If you are in town this weekend and looking for something design related to do, then I suggest heading over to the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House.  Elle Decor magazine paired 10 of its A-List Designers to Watch from the past two years with brand partners in two apartments in the new condominium project […]

Manhattan Mix

05 . 09 . 11

There is something about the colors in this Manhattan apartment designed by Burley Katon Halliday that seemed like a perfect post for Mother’s Day.  It is owned by Kiane von Mueffling who hails from Australia which is probably why she chose BKH who have offices in New York and Australia.  It was also featured in American Elle Decor […]

Elle Decor enjoyed my trend reports from the New York International Gift Fair last year so much that they asked me to cover the show for elledecor.com this year.  You can check out my trends of Butterflies & Bugs; Nautical;  and Letters, Words and Numbers on their website.  It was an honor to contribute to […]

Redesigning Design

01 . 20 . 11

I was all dressed and ready to head to Florida Tuesday morning for the Elle Decor panel discussion “Redesigning Design” at the DCOTA (Design Center of the Americas) winter market.  Unfortunately, mother nature had other ideas and the Elle Decor moderator, Allison Mezzafonte, and I were snowed in and could not make it. Luckily, Stefan from Architect Design who gets […]

Candia Fisher is a serious art collector but then again, she learned from the best.  Her mother, Emily Fisher Landeau is a serious collector of  modern art as well as, a trustee of of the Whitney Museum of American Art.  Candia’s duplex apartment was designed by Aman & Carson and highlights the fabulous art while remaining elegant […]