DESIGN + LIFESTYLE | An Afternoon With.

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I always think about how I should be photographing more lived in spaces of "real people" for the blog. As much as I LOVE design, you can't compare a room with the character of its owners (particularly if that owner is really cool!) to a home where everything has been appropriated by a person "with taste." Good taste can be such bad taste sometimes. Perfect beige/silver/lavender/lightblue/taupe rooms make me stabby. Show me the stuff! Anyway, I found this blog called "An Afternoon With" about just that "This is a project about people. It is a project about our space and the things we keep and … [Read more...]

Joyce Silverman’s NJ Cottage x Domaine Home.

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Ohhh boy! This is an exciting one! It's the NJ beach house of designer Joyce Silverman. This house was SUCH an awesome project to shoot. It's fun, it's happy, it's personal, and what's more, there are a million ideas that anyone could and should steal for their own homes. Every summer, Joyce, her husband and 5 children decamp to this historic NJ cottage just blocks from the beach. The house is a playground for kids and adults, she says, and I believe her! It's full of whimsey - from a signed basket ball sitting on her foyer table like art, to a giant cage for their parakeet Steve, to Jimmi … [Read more...]

My NJ Bedroom’s Epic Gallery Wall.

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I should call this post, how to redo a room without buying any furniture. Every summer for the past 8 years, I pack up out of Manhattan and go stay with my in laws at the Jersey Shore for the summer. We stay in my husband's childhood bedroom, which my MIL did over for us when we got married. She did some nice beige grasscloth, and a matching  furniture set of all wood brown furniture. This summer, one morning, I SNAPPED. And I began a gallery wall. In four hours, I collected every piece of art I had in NJ , My grandma's vintage rackets, things from My MIL's basement, I hit up 3 antique stores, … [Read more...]

Courtney Velasco at Home.

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Courtney Velasco and I met on the internet. 10 years ago, that was a sure fire way to get killed. Now it's how I've met some of my favorite people in the world. My wolf pack. The people that make me feel alive and at home in myself. I think about this a lot. The internet, the constant attachment to our phones, the presence of screens in our lives- it's taken away a lot. BUT it's given us a lot too. And for me, the main thing is being able to connect with MY PEOPLE. The weirdos like me that are out there in the world. I NEVER wish I could go back to being a teenager - but I am envious of … [Read more...]

Patrick Cline at Home.

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My friend and collaborator Patrick Cline - co-founder of Lonny Magazine, and photographer de jour - shared his home on Refinery 29 yesterday. Now, I thought I had a lot of stuff, until I saw Patrick's place. He has tons of art books, and a/p prints from photographer friends like Nigel Scott and Wolfgang Wesner, art and design from his Lonny days, like that giant piece by Jenna Snyder Phillips, and the union jack lamp from the fabulous Betsy Burnham, art magazines, collections from travels, polaroids from every shoot, etc. He and his girlfriend Kristin Aytona shot his place a few weeks ago. I … [Read more...]