October 29, 2010

Favorite Finds Friday: Niche Modern

As we go into the weekend, enjoy a few of my favorites from Niche Modern ....just love how simple, yet perfect glass can be!

October 27, 2010

Spring Tablesettings

Continuing to work on my residence that serves as a summer house and all the big pieces of the puzzle have been filled in and now the details come into play.  Figuring out the tableware is such fun and here are a few of my favorite outdoor inspirations and tablesettings!

Jasper Conran Chinoiserie Green & White China
Jasper Conran for Wedgewood
Eden by Medard de Noblat

Verdures by Raynaud

October 25, 2010

Dining at The Langham Hotel

Coming back from London is always an adjustment, but as we start the week, I can't help but share two of my favorite London interiors and they both happen to be at The Langham Hotel.  

The Landau Restaurant....turquoise banquette, need I say more?

The Artesian Bar ....how do you not love when lavendar and pagodas exist together?

All pictures courtesy of the Langham Hotel website.

October 22, 2010

Favorite Finds Friday: Currey and Company

Just doing a little browsing after I tore out a page from this month's House Beautiful Magazine and their feature on pendent lamps.  One of the vendors featured is Currey and Company out of Atlanta.  Lots of great looking pieces!  Enjoy the weekend!

October 20, 2010

Hedge Row Studio

As I sit in New York City with the cool fall breeze starting to be a part of my everyday, the memories of being poolside during the summer are simply a distant memory.

However, in this business, summertime design is a big part of how designers go into the fall and holidays as Memorial Day is an important deadline when designing summer homes and preparation starts in October.

One element of design is poolside and there is no better finishing touch than the handpainted umbrellas from Hedge Row Studio in Pasadena, California.

The process is quite simple: choose a Sunbrella fabric that fits your decorative scheme, choose a pattern from their website and the respective paint colors within the pattern, add a tassel and voila!  A fun decorative touch to your outdoor space!

October 18, 2010

JK Place

While browsing the current issue of online magazine Lonny, I took a lovely stroll down memory lane as Florentine hotel JK Place was a featured article.

Having been a guest several years ago while attending the Salon Mobile, Milan's version of an annual furniture market, a few days in Florence was my treat for a few days of hard work in Milan (yes, I know, how hard is "work" when you're in Milan?).

Tucked away in a townhouse on Santa Maria Novella, the beautiful interior is only surpassed by the client care and whether you're in Florence for only a night or two, or several weeks, JK Place should be where you rest your head!

...add a twist of navy and an ocean, and you have JK Capri!

October 15, 2010

Chatsworth Follow-Up

Back from my very quick trip across the pond and the Chatsworth Attic Sale was a huge success: raising over ten million dollars, the sale brought in three times what was expected.  Monies from the sale will be used by the current Duke of Devonshire to provide improvements to the estate, a site which attracts over 600,000 visitors a year.

One of the biggest thrills for me (other than bidding when possible) is to track some of my favorite lots and see how the final sale compares to the initial estimate.

The following items captured my attention... as it did many others by the final hammer price!

Enjoy the weekend!

Lot 96: a George II white marble chimneypiece circa 1735 with the design being attributed to William Kent.  Estimate: 200,000- 300,000 GBP.  Hammer Price: 256,250 GBP.

Lot 367, a Regency ebonized beechwood and caned bergere circa 1810.  Estimate: 500-800 GBP.  Hammer Price: 750 GBP.

My personal favorite!  Lot 371, a pair of late George III ebonized and parcel gilt klismos chairs circa 1805.  Estimate: 2,000- 3,000 GBP.  Hammer Price: 13,750 GBP.

October 13, 2010

A place to "Dwell"

Have you ever had one of those moments when something is constantly showing up on your radar?  Well, this week, for me, it's been Dwell Studio.

Known for innovative and fun textiles and bedding, I was thrilled when Dwell announced that the Robert Allen showroom will be carrying their fabrics by the yard...

You can also access the fab fabrics through The Shade Store, an on-line (and NYC showroom locations) window treatment fabricator.  I have personally used The Shade Store and absolutely love the finished product and my piggy bank loved it too!

Visit Dwell's website to see (and purchase) a few of my favorite things....

Turquoise and goldenrod yellow...need I say more?

Did someone say Ikat?

Just simply love it!