At Grandma’s…

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I went to visit my grandparents today... and I just had to take another picture...She's endlessly inspirational, my grandma is. Look how she framed that tapestry that my great-grandmother made. Love. Love it all. (In case you are new here, my grandmother is fabulous, her houses were decorated in the 70's and have looked that way since... but I think they should and could be in any magazine … [Read more...]

Giorgio Armani At Home In The Swiss Alps.


My husband referred me to these photos of the Swiss home of Giorgio Armani... I decided to post it, because while the furnishing are not particularly what I would do, the architecture and structure of this house amazed me... The exterior of the house is covered with traditional scratch-work decoration called sgraffito. Armani used his own design team for the project. This part of the house … [Read more...]

Design Manifest’s Pad + My Art Installed.


OH. EM. GEE. Seriously, jaw dropped when I saw Naomi's apartment on Design Sponge yesterday. Ya see, Niomi commissioned a painting from me last year, back when I was 9 months pregnant- hers may have been the last piece I did before the baby was born! Anyway, her place is finally all pulled together and magazine worthy and she emailed me to tell me about the house tour and that my work would be … [Read more...]

Fashion at Home: House Tour with Designer Caroline Hedaya.


Remember when in a blog post about personal style a few weeks ago I said I had a friend that could make anything look cool? Well, I was talking about my childhood buddy designer Caroline Hedaya. As kids and even teens, Caroline had personal style in spades and so it was no surprise when, after graduating from FIT (at which we took many painting and drawing classes together), she started her own … [Read more...]

Sexy Black Kitchen Sneak Peek.


A sneak peak at A GORGEOUS Sketch42-reader and my new BFF Lisa's kitchen... Seriously, she had me at "I love your blog and I have a black kitchen!" Yea... it's that easy. (We met in an odd place and hit it off instantly! You guys know I will talk design to anyone who will listen... hence the blog!) So I travelled to Brooklyn to photograph her gorgeous kitchen for the blog... Sad for me, the … [Read more...]

Where Design Blahg Blahgs.


I always talk about Erica around here... Erica and I did this, Erica and I did that.... Erica Reitman, the writer of Design Blahg and Effed in Park Slope, and I met over a year ago when she asked me to participate in a "Where I Blahg" series... Now we are like BFF. No really. B.F.F. Then Erica introduced me to Susan and Will, The Brinsons of House of Brinson. They throw awesome parties, bring … [Read more...]