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The Upper East Side is sometimes an under-appreciated neighborhood but those of us who live here understand how much it has to offer. James Hirschfeld, co-founder of Paperless Post, understood the appeal of the UES when looking for his first grown up apartment. “A lot of my friends have settled downtown or in Brooklyn, but […]

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 always try to very respectful of the designers whose work I choose to post on my blog because I know how much hard work goes into even the most simple of projects. It’s not just the projects that take a lot of work though, documenting them takes just as much work which is condensed […]

All in a Day’s Work

03 . 20 . 09

The photo shoot at the bachelor pad project went exceptionally well thanks to my fabulous photographer Jonathan Ragle! It was of course stressful and exhausting but also a very fun and collaborative process. Jonathan and I worked really well together and since he walked through the apartment yesterday to map out all the shots, we […]

Photo Shoot Fun

03 . 18 . 09

I’ve spent the last two days styling the bachelor pad project in preparation for a photo shoot tomorrow! Laurie Reynolds was sweet enough to help me with the project since she has a little more free time on her hands these days since she is no longer with Katie Ridder. Not to worry though, she […]

The YSL Connection

12 . 16 . 08

The Bachelor’s step-mother gave him the C&B Italia sofa that currently resides in his apartment. When I met with her, she told me that Yves Saint Laurent collected the same furniture. I tried to find a photo of it earlier this year but to no avail. So I almost fell off my chair when I […]

Another Bachelor Pad

11 . 16 . 08

While I was perusing the Dutch site Knack, I also came across the New York bachelor Pad of Jean-Edouard van Praet, a Belgian born financier. The interior designer, Francis D’Haene is also a Belgian whose company D’Aphostrophe is based in New York. The furnishings in this apartment are also an eclectic mix which includes a […]

Final thoughts…

10 . 27 . 08

I wanted to show the other side of the bedroom of the bachelor pad and what it looked like before so you can get a look at the complete transformation. (Just ignore the rumpled sheets please!) The bachelor says it’s his favorite part of the apartment and probably because there wasn’t much in it before […]

Now I remember why I only host one party a year. It’s exhausting and it’s never quite as much fun as being just a guest. I spent all day Friday running around and preparing and most of Saturday too. And then little things kept going wrong like my Blackberry stopped receiving emails and my computer […]

Speaking of parties…

10 . 24 . 08

I’ll be out and about Friday preparing for a little soiree of my own! The Bachelor and I are are throwing a party to celebrate the end of his decorating project this Saturday night. I’ve been scouring the flea market and ebay for great party accessories including a fabulous Depression-era glass dish for candy or […]

Built In Chic

09 . 14 . 08

I’m not usually a fan of built-ins or cerused oak but for some reason, I really love this apartment. Built-ins are perfect in smaller spaces such as this one where every square foot has to work. It’s also another great example of the more masculine designs that I’m drawn to. The apartment was designed by […]

The Bachelor Pad was also my inspiration for my third story for Kansas City Home Design magazine. If you want the inside scoop on all the fabulous stores I’ve shopped in search of the perfect furniture and accessories to complete my design, take a peak online at the July/August 2008 issue. Thanks again to everyone […]

There has a bit more progress at The Bachelor Pad recently! Woo hoo! The bedroom rug was laid by some very lovely men from The Padded Wagon Friday. My friend thought that perhaps we could do it ourselves with maybe a little help from her boyfriend but I’m so glad I paid professionals to do […]

Everyone has been asking about the Bachelor Pad so I guess an update is in order. I can’t show too many photos because I don’t want to ruin the big reveal but I thought a before and after photo of the bathroom wouldn’t hurt. I had the bathroom painted in Benjamin Moore White Ice which […]

Thrilled to Pieces

07 . 22 . 08

I mentioned in my Bachelor Pad Sneak Peak post that the entry console was from Pieces, Lee Kleinhelter’s fabulous store in Atlanta. We also bought the bedside tables from Pieces and couldn’t be happier! The furniture is fabulous and so are Lee, Anna and Perry, who were all beyond helpful during the ordering and delivery […]

Bachelors on the Brain

07 . 17 . 08

I’ve been hearing that Steven Gambrel had posted new photos on his website so I finally decided to check them out today. I was instantly attracted to this Tribeca Loft. The color combinations are to die for as is the art collection and beautiful custom carpets. On the website, I learned that it was featured […]

I came across some old tear sheets recently of John Demsey’s bachelor pad from an old issue of Elle Decor. I have no idea what month or year though. House and Garden published it again in in November 2007 after Mr. Demsey had married. I love looking for the changes that were made so I’ll […]