DESIGN | Organic Modern Estate.

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This is the most sex on a stick house I've seen in a long time. WOW. This house was commissioned by artist Beverly Doolittle and her husband Jay in the late 80's. They hired super-organic architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg and let him do whatever he wanted on their 10 acre Joshua Tree estate. Holy Hell. The house broke ground in 1988 and was completed in 1993, with their interior designer John Vugrin making changes and tweaks for a couple more years. The couple moved in in the early aughts, and sold for $3 million in 2014. Its like living inside a scorpion. AMAZING.  … [Read more...]

DESIGN|Karl Lagerfeld’s Paris Apartment

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I love seeing the homes of creative people. Seeing their aesthetic expressed in a different form or environment than we are used to is always interesting to me. Karl Lagerfeld's home in Paris is not at all what I would imagine, but once you see it, it kind of makes sense, doesn't it? Lagerfeld says that he approaches decorating his home the same way he dresses himself and his Chanel customers. "We are at the heart of a Russian doll: first the clothes, then the apartments and houses," he writes. "Even the streets and the cities are part of the evolution of our preferences and our taste."He says … [Read more...]

December 2015 | Current Mood.

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Tis the season. The season for shamelessly staying inside for days on end with no regrets, that is. Like, getting home Friday afternoon and then not leaving till Monday morning. I had one of those weekends. I went out, but not during daylight hours;) Honestly, it's more relaxing than sitting on a beach, isn't it? Netflix and Seamless and a lot of blankets and the same sweatpants on repeat. YES. In that spirit, I bring you, December's Current Mood. Textures, muted colors, ivories, the perfect nude lipstick along with that fringed sweater. All day long. Mohair Blanket $350 Velvet Pillow … [Read more...]

DESIGN | House of DIY.

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Jeanette Dalrot is the restaurant designer behind beautiful places - NAVY in NYC is one of them, and that's been on my inspo board for a while. She's known for a super hands on approach. She will make things for every space she designs herself- acid washing each mirror, hand stringing chairs-  or hunt down vintage pieces, one by one. Jeanette is from Stockholm, so her aesthetic is definitely Scandinavian based, with a little extra.  Her place was featured in T Magazine, and I wanted to share. Couch is a craiglist find, she reupholstered with discount nude velvet. I'm digging that nude … [Read more...]

CONSORT | Inside LA’s coolest Design Boutique.

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Last week Consort Design - the up and coming coolest design firm in LA, opened their first brick and mortar on Melrose, which is quickly becoming a little design mecca in LA.  LA's vintage design game is way superior to NYC's. First of all, it skews younger, see below, second of all, WAY more affordable. Third of all, its in abundance. The LA design scene is awesome.  Consort was founded by my buddies interior designers Mat Sanders  and Brandon Quattrone who linked up with client Marie Goble to create this space. Mat is Creative Director at My Domaine, and we met at Legends of La Cienega, when … [Read more...]