Bringing the garden indoors.
My favorite summer coverlet.
Upping my al fresco dining game.
The perfect collaboration.
To See, Or Not To See Your Food.
It makes me happy.
Vogue has the scoop on the upcoming auction.
A field trip to Houston to see Paloma Contreras’s new shop sounds like fun.
“Wendy Goodman recalls the Long Island home that sparked her lifelong love of design.”
These are going straight into the guest bath.
It’s easy to add a pop of color with these gorgeous linens.
A gorgeous new book from Margot Shaw, Editor-in-Chief of Flower magazine.
Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic wrote must-read posts on Lee Radziwill and Marella Agnelli.
My mother’s mid-20th-century furniture has come to me.
A cold weather must-have.
Stacked in a cupboard is not always ideal.
Putting two different chairs together.
Cheap & Chic
When I pull out my sweaters I also pull out the wool blankets.
Thank you AD for the cool collaboration alert.
I ran this post last August on kic and it’s just as relevant this summer.
Parquet flooring looks good again.
A kic reader sent me this fabulous article from New York Magazine.
Love the ping pong table in this artists’ retreat in Norfolk, England.
Once upon a time I owned the whole set and now regret that I gave them away.
The more worn the better.
I’m starting to see it more and more.
French Fashion designer Alexis Mabille’s bedroom in his Paris apartment.
Amanda Brooks opened a shop in the Cotswolds and WSJ. Magazine got the first peek.
Who better to design the perfect hostess gift than Aerin Lauder.
Changing your home décor for the warmer months.
Interior designer Leanne Ford’s all-white cottage in Echo Park, California.
A new series of paintings by my dear friend.
I’m looking forward to seeing the bedroom Mark D. Sikes decorated.
A maximalist’s dream.
The second time’s a charm.
There’s a lot to love in this 1927 French Normandy style bathroom from Milieu Magazine
Moda Operandi has the latest collection from Cabana.
Cleaning out feels great.
A beautiful book from California-based designer Erica Tanov.
It’s always good to have a refresher on how to properly set a formal table.
Updating the faucet and hardware in my kitchen is my next project and I’m considering brass—it looks so fresh right now.
Move over stainless—black appliances and cabinetry look chic in the kitchen. Jenna Lyons’ apartment is a perfect example.
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.
I’m a big fan and having just one in a room is quietly impactful. They are great on a sconce and chandelier, too.
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.
Writer Christine Lennon pieced vintage rugs together to create this runner–it’s an inspired idea.
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.
Hamish Bowles visits with Alexis and Trevor Traina at their magical Napa home and Oberto Gigli’s pictures are terrific.
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.
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.
Vogue asked a number of interior designers for their 2018 design predictions and chintz topped the list of trends.
The Tory Burch blog profiled Jane Scott Hodges, founder of Leontine Linens, at home in New Orleans.
My family gave me these Swedish eco-friendly dish cloths and they are amazing. I love that they can be reused up to 200 times!
A “meaningful gift giving” post from the owners of Gray Antiques and Interiors in Baltimore. Vintage finds, even from my own pantry, is a really good idea.
Green is my favorite color (okay, pale yellow, too) and these handpainted Murano wine glasses and bowl are lovely.
This always looks great, when someone else does it—I don’t seem to have the knack, or chairs.
I confess, I did not follow Marie Kondo’s tidying up credo, but I am going to try many of the the suggestions in Remodelista: The Organized Home—they are really simple, chic, and practical.
These Tory Burch dishes are so pretty and would be great hostess gifts.
I love an all-white bathroom with colorful D. Porthault towels, but a fab shower curtain is the same concept and would be super impactful—especially in a guest bath.
This dreamy kitchen is from The Mine — I especially love the chairs.
I’m starting to amass a shelfful of hostess gifts for the holidays and had an ‘aha’ moment when I spied these tortoise votives by AERIN for Williams Sonoma—actually, she has a number…
This lovely garden story is from Edward Enniful’s first issue of British Vogue. Can’t go wrong with the adorable Jean Campbell photographed by Bruce Weber and styling by Joe McKenna.
A low coffee table is on my radar. Not sure it’s terribly practical but I love the look, especially in the picture above from the new book on designer Ward Bennett. Top…
Ceramicist Amanda Moffat’s Delft-inspired stoneware plates are at the top of my Christmas wish list (Santa, are you listening?).
Vintage ivy is my all-time favorite D. Porthault pattern. I bought placements and napkins from my dear friend Leta Austin Foster ages ago and have been searching for additional pieces. Et voilà–eBay…
Have you checked out the new Instagram account @getclever? It’s a tip-based feed from our friends at AD and it’s fantastic.
A new quilt is a quick way to update a guest bedroom or would be perfect for a dorm room. These by Serena & Lily are not only lovely, they’re on sale.…
This room is so cozy thanks in part to the layered rugs. A few weeks ago I posted on doubling up on rugs, it’s a great way to add texture to a…
Red is my favorite accent color in my living room and I have my eye on this lampshade in AD‘s Design Notes—it’s crazy chic and impactful.
Baskets are not only chic and inexpensive, they have so many uses — laundry, magazines, throw blankets, toys, dog stuff, firewood, shoes, and on and on. I love this one on Amazon, these…
The autumn-winter 2017 issue of LE MONDE D’HERMÈS hit my mailbox yesterday and it’s packed with gorgeous stories. This one on artist Karel Matens’ works “on sundry tickets, cards and other printed…
I’ve had renting on the brain. After we moved our daughter into her first apartment in Brooklyn, I stumbled across “11 Tips to Make Your Rental Feel Like You Own It” on…
I had an “aha” moment when I saw this picture in an email from The Line—it’s time to up my houseplant game. Herbs and topiaries are fine, but a tree in the…
This new biography on Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK, looks amazing. According to the review: “Bunny Mellon, who died…
The October WSJ. Magazine cover story was photographed at two traditional country houses located in the idyllic province of Hälsingland in central Sweden. The simple farmhouses give no hint of the splendors within. The fashion images are on kic.
Elin Kling’s blog was my all-time favorite and I was sad when she shuttered it to focus on her minimalist clothing line Totême, which she’d founded with her husband Karl Lindman in…
Although a bit pricey, the Murano glass pieces in the Cabana Magazine x Moda Operandi collaboration are stunning.
When I spied this wool area rug at La Garconne I flipped—the small one would look amazing layered over a Mark D. Sikes striped rug I have in my kitchen.
Now that I’ve painted my shutters white, maybe I should have the house painted grey—this is so chic. © Pinterest
Domino did an advertorial with Replacements and it got me thinking about all the bits and pieces of china I now have and how great they look mixed together. Sometimes imperfect is…
Photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna’s new (and first) book, Haute Bohemians, is sensational. The country cottages, beach houses, city apartments, artist studio, etc. are all stylish and authentic due to their owners’ personal taste.…
Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence snapped this pic of the Gucci Tiger Cards wallpaper, part of a Gucci Décor pop-up exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman. It would be perfect in a powder room.
When I read that a Frank Lloyd Wright house is for sale in New Canaan, Connecticut, I was reminded of this amazing WSJ. Magazine story (subscription required) on five Wright houses that are…
In David Hicks Scrapbooks, Ashley Hicks, son of the renowned British decorator, has pieced together spreads from his father’s scrapbooks and the result is the most complete record of David Hicks’s life…
My friend invested in a company that makes mini kitchen units (CORA). Living in both an apartment and cottage in the country, I’ve been thinking a lot about my penchant for small…
Model and old friend Kate Moss collaborated with English wallpaper house de Gournay and her silver-tinted anemone patterned wallpaper is sublime. AD sat down with Kate to get the scoop on her…
Summer may be over, but I still have a bunch of fun events on my calendar. GOOP has a ton of great hostess gifts—I may have to give myself the glasses caddy, certainly beats…
The AD story on Tory Burch’s Southampton home has been an internet sensation, and with good reason—it’s gorgeous. As much as I enjoy ogling the Daniel Romualdez decorated rooms photographed by Roberto…
I now own more oriental rugs than I have floorspace and love the way these are crisscross layered in a story from Elle Decor. I’ve yet to hang them on the wall, but…
Years ago, one of my first, significant, furniture purchases was a Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona chair in camel. I spied it in the window of an antiques shop on Bowery and…
We are replacing our forest green shutters and I’m inspired by these two pictures of white shutters on white houses—they look so clean and the plantings really pop.
Elle Decor covered this incredibly cool beach house located in a remote surf town in New Zealand. It truly feels at one with nature thanks to all the glass walls. Tucked into the edge of a…
Thank you, @amyastley for the sneak peek of this Hermès bar cart—I know just where I’d put it.
For some unexplainable reason, this Elle Decor photo of art dealer Kris Ghesquière’s home office in Uruguay really speaks to me—I love the green chair. Photograph by Ricardo Labougle
“Out East: Homes and Gardens of the Hamptons” by Jennifer Ash Rudick is the interiors book of summer 2017. The homes chosen are inspired and beautifully photographed by Tria Giovan.
Marina Rust’s 1816 Georgian brick home in Charlottesville, Virginia is profiled in August Vogue and it’s lovely. The charming guest house above was once the summer kitchen—perfection.
Like Claudia Schiffer’s lovely guest bedroom in September AD, I love red accents in my home. In fashion, red has been gaining momentum and is now the hot color for fall. A…
“Out East: Homes and Gardens of the Hamptons” by Jennifer Ash Rudick is packed with beautiful pictures by Tria Giovan—my favorites are of outdoor dining areas like these two.
Here’s to another great Schumacher collaboration, this time with Vogue Living. Schumacher’s Dara Capanigro enlisted Vogue’s Hamish Bowles to peek into the Vogue archives and help create a line of classic English country-inspired…
Surf Shack by Nina Freudenberger and Sofia Sanchez de Betak’s Travels with Chufy would be good hostess gifts. Sofia has a new clothing line, Chufy, available at Bergdorfs.
Even though I love the ease of a Kindle, my house is stuffed with books and indie magazines. Every time I’m inclined to edit and toss, I think of this picture of…
The Paris pied-à-terre of the late Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani is in the March issue of Architectural Digest. The 17th-century prints in gilded frames and black floors are beyond chic.
Some of my pieces of furniture have not been updated since my children were toddling around. Needless to say, that wasn’t yesterday. I just popped this picture from Veranda into my home…
Vogue photographed interior designer Rose Uniacke in her stunning London town house. Decorated with antiques and furniture from Uniacke’s own line, the house is a study in “restrained elegance.”
The map in the English architect-decorator Ben Pentreath’s London home above from a story in AD made me think of a map of Paris that I waffled on a few years ago.
Last summer we cleaned out my family home on Martha’s Vineyard and I ended up with two more sets of silver and a number of odds-and-ends pieces. “Sweet specificity” sums up these…
The Wall Street Journal ran the story, ‘Mad Maximalism’, in the Off Duty section and it confirmed something that I’d already suspected–I may wear minimalism-leaning clothing, but my house is decorated in a…
I have a bunch of oriental rugs that I inherited from my mother and the one in the kitchen has seen better days. So, when my friend Mark D. Sikes offered me…
This Vogue story on Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler’s Locust Valley, New York home is a Pinterest favorite and with good reason—it’s fantastic. I’ve run this lovely image of their garden before and I…
Top of my 2017 home improvement list is to wallpaper or paint my bathroom green. These three images are my inspiration.
Nothing beats listening to our favorite records on a turntable—it just sounds so good and feels old-school. Doesn’t hurt that they look so chic, too. Headphones, turntable.
Last winter I did a series of posts entitled Bringing The Garden Indoors that focused on botanical prints. Inspired by my favorite fabric Bird & Thistle by Brunschwig & Fils, this winter I’m collecting Audubon…
I went to a book signing last fall for Bunny Williams’ and Mark D. Sikes’ new books and I attended a lecture by Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer on their recent book.…
I was noodling around on La Garconne last evening and discovered that, besides the wide selection of cutting edge clothes, the site has books, ceramics, linens, and candles—all sorts of cool stuff that would make equally…
In an old copy of the Condé Nast Living Outdoor Style issue there are lots of enviable gardens and pools pictured. My favorite bit is this alfresco table at photographer Oberto Gili’s Italian…
We are in the process of a major outdoor overhaul. This beautiful Elle Decorstory on cookbook author Ina Garten’s East Hampton garden is going on my inspiration board. Kate Betts wrote the accompanying text.
Books are my favorite gift to give friends, and linens are my favorite gift to give myself. I met Jane Scott Hodges of Leontine Linens a few years ago and felt like…
Botanical prints are one way to bring the garden indoors during the winter months. These beauties are from One Kings Lane.
Working from home has it’s pros and cons. It’s certainly easy and economical, but it also requires dedicating a space to be an office that still looks good in your home. A…