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Rare Find Indeed

08 . 07 . 07

Jayson Home and Garden 1885 North Clybourn Chicago, IL 60614 I happened to stumble upon Jayson Home and Garden today and boy was I impressed. They are based in Chicago but they also have an amazing assortment of furniture, accessories and even flowers available on their website. Definitely check out the rare finds section! Even […]

Do Not Disturb

08 . 07 . 07

At first, I thought a post about bathrooms might seem weird but I don’t consider my bathroom pictured below to be any less important than any other room in my home. In fact, when I move, it’s one of the first rooms I put together. So when I ran across the photo above in H&G, […]

California Dreamin

08 . 06 . 07

Everyone seems to think I would hate LA but how bad could a place be that has given us Kelly Wearstler and has weather so nice you can wear flip flops year round? Kelly originally designed Trina Turk‘s first store and I think you can see a hint of her influence in Trina and her […]

Homenature 6 Main Street Southampton, NY 11968 631-287-6277 www.homenature.com/home.swf We custom order furniture from Homenature for our clients all the time but this weekend was my first time checking out their store in person. What a fabulous mix of vintage and contemporary furniture and living accessories! If you’re ever in Southampton, you should definitely stop […]

Art Imitates Life

08 . 06 . 07

While I was sitting on the beach in Southampton this weekend, I was struck by how much the scene and my photos reminded me of the art of Isca Greenfield-Sanders, especially Cloud Beach, mixed media watercolor with colored pencil, from 2005. Isca is the daughter of famed photographer Timothy Greefield-Sanders but she sticks to painting […]

Thank you!

08 . 06 . 07

I want to thank All the Best for her recent profile of Habitually Chic! If she didn’t live so far away, I’d send her flowers but since she does, a photo of flowers will have to suffice. What a nice surprise to come back from a weekend away to so many lovely messages from so […]

Chic at the Beach

08 . 03 . 07

I’m off to Southampton! Bon Weekend!

I couldn’t resist the pun! As you might know from reading my blog, I’m obsessed with many things, including the color orange and vintage cars. Add in the West Village and that pretty much covers the photo above of a carriage house downtown that was completely overhauled by 1100 Architect. The clean modern lines are […]

Show Stopping Stairs

08 . 02 . 07

I think studying art history has left me with a photographic memory. Whenever I see something, I can almost always think of something I’ve seen before that is reminiscent. Such was the case with these two staircases. It might be because that pale robin’s egg blue color is my favorite or maybe it is the […]

Slim Chic

08 . 02 . 07

Anyone who’s obsessed with chic people is keenly aware of photographer Slim Aarons. He takes the most delicious photographs and his vintage books and photographs are highly collectible. He made a career out of what he called “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” And boy did he ever. The above photo of […]

Circular Chic

08 . 01 . 07

The September issue of H&G is out today but I thought I would post a few more images from the August issue. I think the vintage hubs turned into modern sculpture by Tom Filicia in this Hamptons home he designed are so cool and original. I love the idea of found objects as art. I’m […]

Educated by Rita

07 . 31 . 07

I’ve been an admirer of Rita Konig since I first saw her apartment in Bright Young Things London and her cute little book Domestic Bliss but recently it seems like she’s everywhere! She has her blog, Girl About Town, on Domino and now you can tour her apartment in New York on their website as […]

Closet Confidential

07 . 30 . 07

So what’s a girl to do on a rainy Sunday in the city when her plans to go to the beach for the weekend have been cancelled? I decided some serious closet cleaning was in order. This is the time of year when the fall clothes are starting to arrive in stores and I get […]

Mix it up!

07 . 26 . 07

I’m not sure which is worse, my obsession with House and Garden or my obsession with Domino. I think Domino edges out H and G because they have more photo galleries on their website. These photos are from their editor Tori Mellott’s apartment and I love what she’s done with a bland little studio and […]

I spent this past weekend in Southampton and the old adage “red sky at night, sailor’s delight” really is true. We saw the most amazing sunset Saturday night and on Sunday the weather was just gorgeous!I need to work harder so I can afford a beach house on Meadow Lane with a view this spectacular! […]

Chic Getaway

07 . 19 . 07

It’s almost the weekend which makes me think about getting away. I’m going to the Hamptons this weekend but one of my favorite places for peace and quiet is Maine, where many chic New Yorkers also go to getaway. One of those chicettes is Patricia Herrera Lansing and her family. I love how the outside […]

White Done Right

07 . 18 . 07

I dream of marrying an architect like Derek Sanders. An amazingly talented architect who not only creates beautiful spaces but also co-owns one the chicest restaurants in NYC, La Esquina. Too bad he already has the perfect wife in Michelle Kessler Sanders, the newest head Miu Miu USA. Sooo not fair! The Sanders loft reminds […]

Absolutely Beautiful

07 . 17 . 07

I’m a sucker for anything blue and orange and over at Absolutely Beautiful Things today, Anna has posted photos of a bedroom she has just completed in St. Lucia, Australia. I love this look so much that I think I might be inspired to wallpaper my bedroom too!

Secret Chic

07 . 16 . 07

I recently stumbled upon this great article, The Secret Source is Out, in the New York Times online edition, about how regular people are now able to access great design resources that were once only available to the trade. One new “decorator” profiled was Cheryl Guibone from Connecticut who decorated her entire house herself and […]

Chic Swirls

07 . 16 . 07

Samantha Boardman Rosen and Aby Rosen’s apartment is another example of the very chic Paul Smith Swirl carpet and Andy Warhol silk screens that seem to be popping up everywhere. I mean, I knew Andy’s factory was prolific but I didn’t realize he was that prolific! P.S. I know this isn’t the best photo because […]