Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

closet cravings

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Monday, February 25, 2013

here, hold tight while i take care of something

dunham does a solid

this california beach cottage designed by peter dunham is amazing. he says he designed it around the color of the owners' eyes. well. alright peter.

featured in house beautiful mag - all images from their site.

Friday, February 22, 2013

what's so special about this room?

honestly, i don't think i'd ever leave. i take a bath every night, and my situation is NO where near as chic, lush and luxurious as this. let's figure out how designer ana donohue made this one such a doozy.

1: that wallpaper - it's like being in a tropical jungle.  and when you have funny angles, soffits or cut outs, wallpaper them as well, and they'll disappear.  you can find something similar here

2: dark and moody custom roman shades just luxuriously piled up.  that stripe down the center is working all kinds of magic

3: major statement abstract art.  find a similar piece here.  it doesn't need to be too precious hanging over the tub, but it does need to make you happy.

4: keep the tropical theme going with a steam loving low light plant like a large palm - and hey, it's easy to water!  slosh a little bathwater on him upon exit.

5: what a smart way to give a traditional piece like this claw foot tub a little edge - if you're scared to commit to paint, try this chevron trick with tape.

6: a substantial bone accent stool makes the perfect perch for a bath time drink and a book.  madegoods sells a fabulous one to the trade for about a zillion dollars, or you could try to DIY this one with a less expensive white stool and some black paint.

7: an upholstered chair in the bathroom is the ultimate baller move.  a place to toss your items as you disrobe, or entertain a guest while you're soaking.

8: the bright white subway tile keeps the room reflective, crisp and just bright enough to feel lively.  it's the perfect balance to the darker, moodier elements in the room.

design by ana donohue, photographed by michael j lee

Thursday, February 21, 2013

if this doesn't get your feathers in a ruffle

then i don't know what will.

these new feather prints have been flying out of furbish this week. lots of folks are buying the set of 4 and framing them to hang all together.  i'd love to see yours in action if you've bought one!
get them here, here, here and here

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

closet cravings

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

wythe hotel in brooklyn

i love a well done, pretty hotel. my birthday is still a few months away, but i found out one of my fave bands is playing in brooklyn that weekend, so i'm trying to concoct a plan which will involve a few nights in nyc plus the concert. i've had my eye on the wythe hotel - it's an old turn-of-the-century factory converted to a 72 room hotel in brooklyn on the waterfront, and it's just so well done. we ate at the restaurant last summer and i thought it was great, so a weekend stay might be just the ticket for may.
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isn't it pretty?  i love all the crisp white linen with the kooky wallpaper and modern fixtures.  the tiles and the warm woods.  yum.

Monday, February 18, 2013

check out this crowd

how gorgeous is this classy crowd from downton, photographed at a new york q&a hosted by ralph lauren and vanity fair

photos from here



Thursday, February 14, 2013


friends!  happy hearts day!

i am in lovely san francisco this week helping a friend style a shoot of her apartment.  we've spent the day running around shopping, eating eggs benedict and smiling at all the cute boys carrying flowers to their ladyfriends.  the weather has been absolutely gorgeous today - it's that kind of day that makes you wonder 'why in the world don't i live in california??'.

flower shopping this afternoon

a few goodies i picked up to bring home

i'm staying in a fantastic apartment in the mission.  right now, from the porch, i can see across the city - a sea of sparkling lights - and i can hear someone upstairs practicing violin.  i'm feeling pretty lucky, inspired and worn out from a long day.  if i can just find a cupcake somewhere (brian meares got 12, me: none), i'm ready to call this valentine's a success.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

closet cravings

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Friday, February 8, 2013

behind the scenes

a little guestroom action

new scalloped shams from biscuit

a happy entryway

neighborhood inspiration

dresser collections

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

closet cravings

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