Maurice Villency Closing

Maurice Villency is closing their massive 57th st. NYC store,(for which they are rumored to pay 3 mil a year in rent). According to a Washinton Post article, the über-expensive, ultra contemporary (80s-esque) furniture line is "consolidating it's retail stores to the New York area, because the 77-year-old company is focusing on business to business sales," says president Eric Villency. You can expect sales of up to 70% off retail prices. If you ever wanted that $16,995 white leather sectional- now's the time. If you ask me, this is pretty much bachelor furniture, but you should have seen … [Read more...]

Nailhead Heaven

Why, oh, why am I so in love with nailheads? You could slap a nailhead on a pile of crap and I would shadowbox it and put it on my mantle. I have to limit my nailheaded products to one per room. I really am actively NOT learning how to nailhead my own stuff because of what it would do to my house. So nail-heads used to be associated with masculine leather furniture. But now nailheaded furniture has the kind of detail that can be used in the most feminine of rooms. The detail is what makes it so attractive. Take this Marco Low Table from Bungalow5. I am in love with it. The table is … [Read more...]

BLACK & WHITE STRIPES – not just for jailbirds.

Black and white Stripes, a  signature look of designer Dorothy Draper, are making an appearance again. This look is so high contrast, it really transforms a space.  It can look really good in a room with boring or no architectural assets.  Small spaces like an entry way or  powder room  that would normally be drab and cramped will look great dressed up in stripes.  Definitely not for the faint of heart. I prefer the vertical stripes to the horizontal, but both looks are popping all over design mags. The above pic is from the Benjamin Moore site- followed by instructions on how to … [Read more...]

It’s the Little Things

Sometimes, especially in these times, it's the little upgrades you make to your life that really make a HUGE difference. They don't have to be expensive, but every time you see or touch one of these hidden treasures in your house, you will smile. 1. Slimline Hangers- add about 3 feet to your closet's hanging room. 2. Maldon Sea Salt. I ONLY use this salt. You can buy it on Amazon.com. 3. J Crew Cashmere Sweaters 4. Great Knives as in Cutco 5. An organized pantry. Empty all the boxes you buy into Click Clacks with printed labels 6. A label maker with which to label your Click … [Read more...]

Black Candles

It's no where near halloween, but lately I have been really into black candles in candelabras and candle sticks and even chandeliers. Black candles are chic, cheap and punch up a room with glamour. Miles Redd likes them too. Jenna Lyons living room.  This pic is from Eddie Ross's Etsy shop. … [Read more...]