The Row NYC

06-the-row-store

Last week The Row opened its first flagship in NYC, only its second stand alone store. The shop is held in a Jacques Grange designed townhouse at 17 East 71st Street, and it's a freaking masterpiece of aesthetically inclined living. The space features artwork and furniture that will rotate between the homes of The Row founders Mary Kate and Ashley, and the store. The furniture and artwork is for sale along side the clothing. It won't come cheap, considering the townhouse houses Basquiats, a Carlo Bugatti chair, a Frank Lloyd Wright mirror, a Jean Royère standing lamp, and ceramics created … [Read more...]

My Five Favorite Ways to Hang and Style art.

536ge

Hola! Hope you all had a great weekend! Let's dive right in shall we? I get A LOT of questions about this. How to hang art. How to arrange it. How to style it. I'm sure I'm going to do something that's officially or technically wrong here... but I always get asked the same questions: Should I do one big piece? Two small ones? Three? A gallery wall? "How should I curate and display my art collection in my home?" is something a lot of people struggle with, so I thought I would pull together a bunch of my favorite ways to do it. These are in my opinion, the easiest ways to hang your art … [Read more...]

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

11Howard5

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!

DSC_5036

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...]