January 31, 2011

Take A Sip!

While working with one of my clients to complete her barware, I came across several great bar tumblers, juice cups, you name it!

Glass tumblers by Hans Harald Rath for Lobmeyr, available from Unica Home

Bo Concept sponsored an international competition to come up with these bold graphic prints from artists around the world

I love the serene simplicity of these mugs from Derek Wilson Ceramics

January 28, 2011

Favorite Find Friday: Virginia Witbeck Design for Calypso St. Barth

Whether it be a casual day walking around or a full day on the beach, these shirts and dresses from fellow interior designer Virginia Witbeck are sure to put us all in the island spirit!  All items available from Calypso St. Barth

January 26, 2011

The Perfect Beach Receipe

Whether you're hitting St. Barths in the next few weeks or have a beach holiday in mind for Easter, I have the best, most simple receipe for a splendid day at the beach: hat, bag, suit!

Straw Fedora from Net -a -Porter
Canvas bag from Utility Canvas

Swimsuit by Louis Vuitton

January 24, 2011

Winter Blooms

We're well into winter here in New York City and it's always after Christmas that I long for the warm days of summer.

I think this week, I'm going to share some of my "visual" summer ...a few things to help us all hang on until sunnier days arrive!

What better way to start than with beautiful blooms made of porcelain!

Photograph courtesy of Carolyne Roehm and Veranda Magazine

We can thank Madame de Pompadour for this lovely tradition as she would fill her conservatory with porcelain blossoms during the winter months.

Photography courtesy of Carolyne Roehm and Veranda Magazine

These lovely blossoms are just a phone call away as Vladimir Kanevsky, who immigrated from the Soviet Union in 1989, has quite the artistry within his New York Studio...

Lovely indeed!

January 21, 2011

Favorite Find Friday:Haoshi Design Studio

Perhaps it's all the snow, perhaps its the reflection of time that comes at the beginning of each new year, but this clock from Haoshi Design Studio caught my eye!

"Haoshi" which means good things in Chinese, brings to us a white resin clock in the form of a whimsical, old fashioned merry-go-round.  A family marks the passage of time...the mother is the minute hand, the boy on the horse is the second hand and the father is the hour hand and each figure twirls pas the numbers marked on each pillar....what a delight!

January 19, 2011

From The White House to Your House: Michael Smith

The American public became much more familiar with LA based interior designer Michael Smith when Smith was awarded the redecoration of the White House by President Obama...

View of the Oval Office
I've long admired Smith's work for his use of materials, textures, color and mixing the old with the new...

Bring some of Michael Smith's "eye" and talent to your home with these various interior products...

Tile from Ann Sacks

Bathroom Pedestal by Kallista

Area Rugs by Mansour Modern

Sisal carpet from Patterson, Flynn, and Martin

Sconce lighting from Circa Lighting

Cabinet by Baker Furniture

January 12, 2011

New York City's Vandaag

As we jump into 2011, a restaurant that will be at the top of my list to try is Vandaag.

Not only does the Frisian sugar bread with strawberries and chocolate mint catch my eye, but the Nordic inspired interior with streamlined wood furniture and color accents of blue and yellow, make this venue too tempting for Saturday Brunch!

January 10, 2011

David Linley

As this London based designer and furniture maker (and yes, he is the Queen's nephew) goes into their 25th year, I thought I would share a few of my favorite Linley pieces:

Linley is also known for miniature wood boxes that work as jewelry boxes or humidors.  While working with Charlotte Moss, I had the pleasure of working with Linley to construct a box designed after the New York Library.  The process includes choosing the piece of architecture, taking many photographs to capture all the details, conceptual sketches including dimensions and wood finishes, and finally the finished product!  While I don't have images of the New York Library, below are a few spectacular examples of the detailed craftsmanship and use-ability of the piece.  Enjoy!

January 7, 2011

Favorite Finds Friday: Pacific Connections Lacquer

Loving the lacquer from Pacific Connections!  With furniture, lamps, bathroom accessories, and more, you're sure to find the perfect glossy piece for your interior!  Enjoy the weekend!

January 5, 2011

Cozying Up by The Fire

As we head into the New Year, and more importantly into January, fireplaces will be quite busy!

The accessories for your fireplace are a great place to continue to flex your design style.  The andirons and screens from designer John Lyle make the perfect finishing touch to your cozy winter night!