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Hillcrest Hideaway

03 . 20 . 12

I don’t think it’s a secret that designer Kelly Wearstler‘s Hillcrest home in Los Angeles is on the market.  But I did come across more photos today thanks to a little story on Curbed.  They show more of the gardens and pool area than I’ve seen previously.  I know not all of you will love […]

Miami Makeover Update

03 . 13 . 12

I received a lot of great comments and emails about my friend’s condo makeover project.  One reader sent a question that I thought warranted a full post.  “I don’t mean this to sound critical but it will. It is a genuine question so here goes- I keep hearing what you want which is different from […]

Miami Makeover

03 . 11 . 12

My friend D. (he asked me not to use his name) just bought a condo in Miami and asked for a little design advice.  Since he reads my blog, he knows that I have access to a multitude of images for inspiration and that I love a design challenge. His only directive was that he […]

I apologize for a lack of post yesterday but things have been extremely busy and incredibly crazy to paraphrase Jonathan Safran Foer. These photos are from the second model apartment designed by Stephen Sills at The Apthorp building on the Upper West Side.  I think my favorite part has to be the kitchen.  I always […]

While I was at The Apthorp recently viewing a special exhibition, interior designer Stephen Sills also gave me a tour of the model apartments he designed.  This one happens to be a bit more traditional and makes great use of all the beautiful architectural details.  He actually made it a point to convince the developer […]

The “Lady Luxe” spread from yesterday’s post was shot in two places designed by Lorenzo Castillo.  The Hotel Santo Mauro and his showroom/home in Madrid, Spain.  I really need to learn Spanish so I can read more about this talented interior designer but from what I can gather, he is also an antiques dealer and […]

Lady Luxe

02 . 29 . 12

While we’re on the subject of Mario Testino, how chic is this “Lady Luxe” spread he shot for the March issue of British Vogue. Let’s not get caught up on the fact that model Karlie Kloss seems to be floating or falling in every picture.  If you lived in a place that spectacular, you wouldn’t […]

Molto Mario

02 . 28 . 12

I love the opportunity to peek into the homes of people whom I admire.  As my photography hobby becomes more important in my life, I am always looking at the work of others as inspiration.  Mario Testino is a photographer who is not only talented but seems to really enjoy himself as witnessed in The […]

Lady of the Manor

02 . 23 . 12

Yesterday, a friend mentioned noticing via Google how many posts I’ve written on Tory Burch.  I only write about people worth writing about especially when they create aesthetically pleasing products and/or interiors.  Both is true of Tory Burch and I love that her homes and stores inspire many with their great use of color and […]

The Fur is Flying

02 . 20 . 12

It was really cold and snowy for part of New York Fashion Week which was a good excuse for the fashion flock to pull out their furs.  And with so many designers showing fabulous furs on the runway for fall, it definitely made me want to pull mine out too. I especially loved fur coats […]

Color Story

02 . 18 . 12

I spent part of the morning catching up on all my favorite website including T magazine where there was a great story on Olatz Schnabel. Since splitting from artist Julian Schnabel, she’s moved into a new home and the wall colors are extraordinary.  They also reminded me so much of some of the great street […]

Lovely in Los Angeles

02 . 12 . 12

Today marks the day of the very first presentation of Skaist-Taylor, the new fashion line by former Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash Taylor.  I can’t wait to see their new line which is said to be closer to their own high fashion look.  Until then, I thought it would be fun to […]

Personal Preview

02 . 10 . 12

I’ve recently had a lot of pinch me moments and quite a few occurred this past Wednesday.  I started out the day by meeting uber talented interior designer Stephen Sills at The Apthorp on the Upper West Side for a personal preview of a special exhibition he curated with pieces from the upcoming 20th and […]

I’ve asked a few people to be featured in the book from whom I didn’t hear back.  Former model and stylist turned shoe designer Tabitha Simmons was one.  But it all makes sense now. The five story townhouse that she shares with her husband photographer Craig McDean and her family is featured in the February […]

I started out on track this week but photo shoots for the book and preparations for trips to Atlanta and LA have left me falling behind.  Until I get myself squared away, I’m posting a repeat.  If television can do it, why can’t I?  The house belongs to Danish fashion designer Malene Birger, who has […]

Winter White

12 . 28 . 11

I could spend hours taking photos and editing them before posting but they will never get as much attention as an inspiration compilation post.  So why bother fighting it.  My friends at Flair Home also asked for more posts “for the boys” so I’m going to try to be better about making everyone happy.  I […]

When I read that today was the anniversary of the creation of the fashion house of Yves Saint Laurent on 4 December 1961, I knew it would be a great time to post some of my favorite YSL photos.  It wasn’t until I logged in that I realized that my previous post was about his […]