Monday, January 31, 2011

Ski Chalet

I am dreamily awaiting take off to Colorado for our ski trip this week!  In the meantime, I leave you with some wonderful alpine-inspired rooms to enjoy!

I love the beautiful carved design in the railings that make this home so special.
Sweet handpainted built-in bed with carved detail.

Celerie Kemble

Celerie Kemble

Douglas Stocks country home

Red accents work well in every detail in this room.

Lefevre Interieurs

Lefevre Interieurs

Aspen here we come!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Must Read

While I was sick in bed all week, I managed to catch up on some reading.  This book by Steve Martin is fantastic!  Make sure and download this one on your kindle or buy it for your next trip.

Lacey Yeager appears on New York's art scene as a clever, funny young Sotheby's intern. With charm, ambition, and occasionally illegal tactics, she climbs the city's cultural ladder to success in the labyrinthine art world. Her knowledge of art and its collectors quickly grows alongside a list of men she enchants and inevitably destroys. Her rise to society's highest tiers parallels the soaring heights - and, at times, the dark lows - of the art world and the country from the early '90s through today.  - Los Angeles Times

"A bodacious, brainy, bountiful read and a bracing cautionary tale....The most charmingly rendered female schemer since Truman Capote's Holly Golightly." - Elle magazine

I can only imagine who this Lacey Yeager must look like (Kate Hudson or Anne Hathaway)...or who will play her part in the movie.  Let's hope they make this a movie!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Matchbook Mag!

The magazine is finally here!  Check out a great new online magazine that talks about everything chic and relevant to design, fashion, and travel.

"Launched in January 2011, Matchbook is an online lifestyle publication celebrating classics - shaken and stirred. Our monthly issues cover past and present fashion, decor, the arts, travel and culture. Brimming with intriguing interviews, stately homes, captivating memoirs and swoon-worthy fashion spreads, matchbook seeks to inspire women around the globe to design a life they adore. From lipstick to letterpress, gelato to grosgrain, and Paris to Peru, consider us your field guide to a charmed life. "

In the magazine, Scott Guthrie is interviewed as a fabulous inspiration to us all!  Scott helped me design my wedding this past summer and has a remarkable talent as a designer and stylist.  Check out more of his work at

Photos from Scott Guthrie Inc.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sniff Sniff...

Photo courtesy of thirsty thought.

Right when I say that I never get sick! ughh...under the weather.  Hope to be back up soon and fill you in on all the antique shopping and happenings going on in NYC!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Let's Go Antiquing!

It is that time of year again when the antique dealers from around the globe gather in New York City!

The Winter Antiques Show marks its 57th year in New York.  The best collectors in the biz show up to sell their most prized possessions at the Park Avenue Armory on 67th Street.
Hours and Directions are available on their website.

Antiques at the Armory is a part of the history of Americana week in New York every year.  There will be a hundred of select exhibits with fine and affordable American and European antiques, architectural garden elements, prints, art and accessories.  It lasts three days and admission is $15.  Get your ticket now!

Pier 92 and Pier 94 continue the theme of Americana antique shows around the city on this one weekend.  There will be a shuttle service running shoppers to each location so you won't miss a thing!  Find out more information here.

The American Antiques Show on 18th Street in the Metropolitan Pavilion features exhibits of wonderful American folk art and antiques.  This show benefits the American Folk Art Museum and supports the museums exhibition and education programming.  Open Thursday January 20th - Sunday January 23rd. 

Above is a map to all of the events coming up this weekend!  So, get your shopping shoes on! 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Design Books...coming soon!

I am very excited and looking forward to the launch of Charlotte Moss Decorates this March!  Having played a small part in executing these projects, I look forward to seeing them showcased.  The book includes projects such as the Kips Bay Show House as seen on the cover, and many more showhouses and homes across the country designed by Charlotte.  Like all of Charlotte's books, this one is sure to be both informative and full of glamour.

Axel Vervoordt is one of the finest collectors and designers from Belgium.  In many of his empty design spaces, a rough piece of furniture becomes like a contemporary piece of art in the way he places them around a room.  He seems to understand and manage the balance of proportion and harmony in every project.  I look forward to adding this to my collection.

The amazing British designer, Kelly Hoppen comes out with a fabulous book as well.  Here's hoping we see some pics of her friends the Beckam's house in it too!

There are so many books on French interiors, but this one makes me think there will be some super exclusive shots behind those doors!

Take a look inside many of the beautiful historic homes in Connecticut.
Go ahead and reserve your copy of each of these wonderful books by clicking on the image to order! 
Your kindle will be jealous!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Greg Lotus Photographer

  •               Swim Cap
Swim Cap
40" x 60"

Greg Lotus is an amazing photographer that shoots for Vogue Italia.  He has traveled the world shooting models and famous actors in his lifetime, and now you can have your very own photo by him online through Taigan.  A few photographs for sale below!

  •                                      Champagne Poodle by Greg Lotus

  • Champagne Poodle
    30" x 43"  $7250
    •                         Ballet Hoop
    Ballet Hoop
    40 x 60  (1/25)  $7780

    • Ivy by Greg Lotus

    40" x 50"
    Also, a view of some of his work not for sale.