The New York Times

Cottage Envy

Interior designer Leanne Ford’s all-white cottage in Echo Park, California.


Kips Bay Show House

I’m looking forward to seeing the bedroom Mark D. Sikes decorated.

Milieu Magazine

A Beautiful Bath

There’s a lot to love in this 1927 French Normandy style bathroom from Milieu Magazine

Moda Operandi Exclusive

Cabana Tableware

Moda Operandi has the latest collection from Cabana.


Design by Nature

A beautiful book from California-based designer Erica Tanov.

A Refresher Course

Setting The Table

It’s always good to have a refresher on how to properly set a formal table.

Faucet Goals

Brass is Back

Updating the faucet and hardware in my kitchen is my next project and I’m considering brass—it looks so fresh right now.

Kitchen Update

Not Your Basic Black

Move over stainless—black appliances and cabinetry look chic in the kitchen. Jenna Lyons’ apartment is a perfect example.

H&M Home

Stocking Up on Hostess Gifts

I know that it seems an odd time of year to be thinking about hostess gifts, but when I see something great, I’ll pick up a few and save them. H&M home has some nicely priced items.

Fave Rerun

Black Shade Chic

I’m a big fan and having just one in a room is quietly impactful. They are great on a sconce and chandelier, too.

Architectural Digest

‘Modern Family’

My old friend Brooke Metcalfe’s historic English manor is in AD and I love every piece in it—especially the botanical prints and wallpaper.

Pieced Together Perfection

Runner Goals

Writer Christine Lennon pieced vintage rugs together to create this runner–it’s an inspired idea.

Fresh Herbs In Winter

Vertical Gardening

It’s time to bring the garden indoors and I don’t like to have plants on every surface in my house. This is something I’ve wanted to try.


“Happy Valley”

Hamish Bowles visits with Alexis and Trevor Traina at their magical Napa home and Oberto Gigli’s pictures are terrific.

Architectural Digest

Designer Hillary Thomas, Beekeeper

In the last 48 hours, the most reposted story award goes to designer Hillary Thomas’ Presidio Heights home in AD—and with good reason, it’s phenomenal.

GOOP's Home Detox

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

This is a big topic in my house, especially with my daughter’s focus on food waste. She’s discussed the ‘ugly food’ movement on her blog, BakeLogic, so I was happy to see it covered in GOOP’s Home Detox Guide.

Palais Keep It Chic

After 20 years casting models for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and fashion shows, I wanted to spend more time with my daughters. In 2010 I launched the fashion and lifestyle site Keep it Chic so that I could work from anywhere. Now, welcome to Palais, an interiors-focused sister site to kic that will include home decor and real estate—I can't be the only one who likes to peruse chic properties online the same way I shop for shoes, handbags, and table linens.


Preston Davis is a real estate salesperson for Daniel Gale / Sotheby's International Realty.

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