My favorite moments at the Kips Bay Showhouse.

The quiet moments can be as big as the loud ones. Love this room by @suzannekasler at the #kipsbayshowhouse

And what we can learn from them! Last week marked the 44th opening of the annual Kips Bay Showhouse. I think they bring in over a million dollars each year for the Kips Bay Boys and Girls club with this show, plus it's like the gold standard in show houses. I thought this particular show, held in the for sale- $49.5 million dollar Carlton house mansion, which is across the street from Barney's- was a really good one! There were a few rooms for me that were absolute show stoppers, but every room was lovely and had something that I admired, and something to be mentally filed away for … [Read more...]

DESIGN HOTEL | Soho’s 11 Howard

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The newly opened 11 Howard Hotel in Soho is a Scandinavian design wonderland. It's on my very short list of hotels I have to visit this week, as in, it's the only one. It was designed by designed by Danish studio Space Copenhagen, and there are art works tucked away in every corner. Hotel owner and art collector Aby Rosen curated works, many of them local, for every aspect of 11 Howard. The hotel features one of Calder's last mobiles ever,  a neon art piece by Dan Attoe, its own arts and co-working space, The Library, the work of photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, commissioned ceramics by Katie … [Read more...]

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | FINAL REVEAL!

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We made it! It's here. The end of the six week madness that is the One Room Challenge. I found the ORC to be challenging for sure, but also fun and exciting once I got the ball rolling. The thing is, this concept doesn't seem THAT hard when you are starting the project... It seems simple, oh ok, you order a bunch of stuff, it comes, you install, you're done. The challenge is that you have to make decisions quickly, act on them quickly - no products lingering in carts for weeks like normal - and then you have to execute them in lightening speed, trouble shooting and fixing the … [Read more...]

Raw and Refined | Oliver Gustav

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These photos of Oliver Gustav's studio are divine. I love the juxtaposition of rounded edges, raw materials, "Fat Furniture", delicate furniture, and of course, the layered muted colors. Looks like heaven. And I'm all about those Roly Poly chairs up top. Need them in my life. Photographed by Heidi Lerkendeldt. Hope you have a great weekend! Heaven. … [Read more...]

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE |WEEK 5.

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Hey! Sorry for the late posting, I was actually in the space with the handy man hanging a bunch of things. I'm not sure what to talk about this week because I don't want to spoil it. At this point we are all done, just waiting for our last few things to arrive... Pillows, a chair, and the major thing - all the framed prints. Here's a little sneak peek of how its all coming together! I don't want to show more, because it will spoil it! That table skirt with the Miles Redd fabric from Decoratorsbest is maybe my favorite thing in the whole world. (Even though my tailor screwed it up and made … [Read more...]