Month: April 2012

God! have I forgotten this gem blog this week?  Not in my heart though.  I’ve been running around and this post has been sitting there for two days now.  Yesterday was a hectic day, running around from one work site to the other and when I noticed it was too late to make it to the Kips Bay Decorator’s cocktail party to which I was invited.  Oh well these are the days!
Without even knowing it was going to rain today I prepared this post on Sunday night, but it seems too appropriate since nautical inspirations many times have to do with loads and loads of rainy ports.  Enjoy!





 Coco Chanel



images from Tumblr, The Sartorialist, pinterest

“Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore
avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.” Socrates

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”  Abraham Lincoln

“The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.” Hazrat Inayat Khan

“Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn’t mean it does not exist.” Margaret Cho

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” Mark Twain

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Have a happy weekend!
1 The Thoumieux Hotel in Paris via Departures, 2 Le Corbusier, 5 & 7 via Dress Design and Decor Pinterest,  If you know of the rest, please let me know.  Thank you!

Ever since kitchens became the center of the house, meaning that they
are usually literally in the middle of the house.  More often in homes
or apartments with an open floor plan, they are looking less and
less like a kitchen.  Leaving upper walls empty of cabinets that could
make the space feel cramped or closed in and instead making them a focal
point by using beautiful stones or tiles, adding sconces, art and many
other things that before were more commonly used in other rooms of the
house.  I like this new recent trend, I like the idea of making the
kitchen part of the decor of the house, if living in a place where the
kitchen is open. Enjoy!


 A very minimalist and rustic kitchen.  Love the stove.

 This kitchen is too cute!

 Love the home school feel of this kitchen.
This kitchen is simple but it’s very clean and organized.

images 1 via Carlotte Minty, 3 & 6 via Simply Grove, 4 Nuevo Estilo, 2 & 5 via Tumblr.

This weekend I snapped this picture of my Michael Kors boots at The Greek and Roman Art Gallery at The MET.  I love the color of the leather and the brass button on the sides, a perfect pairing to the fabulous library designed by Will Wick for Elle Decor San Francisco Showhouse.  Isn’t that room crazy hot?


This room means a thousand words to me.  That leather sofa screams comfort and cuddling and the Klismos brass chair says settle down now.  This sofa may have convinced me to let my husband get himself a leather…something.

This thing, perched inside an antique secretary, is Taylor, my friend Cathy Lerebours‘s cat and he is a sweetheart.  He comes to greet me every time I go there and he likes to be pampered.  I couldn’t resist taking this picture of him.

Love, love this building in the UWS.  It’s just stunning!
Looking for the perfect red nails. These are still not it, yet. 
2 image via Elle Decor, rest by Belle Vivir

L'Wren Scott's Paris Home office
Divine vignette in the living room of L’Wren Scott’s Paris apartment, with Damien Hirst spots hanging in the back wall.

Lately I’ve been drawn to more neutral interiors.  Interiors where warm-beige-painted paneling walls work as a backdrop to a combination of soft and textural furniture.  L’Wren and Mick Jagger’s home in Paris, featured in Vogue May issue,  is the total opposite of what you would expect from a Rock-Star home: with beautiful paneling, walls painted in beautiful light tones that go from lilac to beige, herringbone floors all throughout the apartment, antique rugs, and the perfect balance between wood and fabric.  The final result is a jaw dropping home.   What I love most is how updated the apartment looks by keeping the paneling walls in light tones.  Enjoy!

L'Wren Scott's Paris Home living room

L'Wren Scott's Paris Home vignette

L'Wren Scott's Paris Home dining room

L'Wren Scott's Paris Home hallway

L'Wren Scott's Paris Home

L'Wren Scott's Paris Home

L'Wren Scott's Paris Home

L'Wren Scott's Paris Home office

L'Wren Scott sitting in her living room of her Paris Home

L'Wren Scott's Paris Home mirrored bathroom

L'Wren Scott's Paris Home
It’s all about lighting, look how the space behind the door reflects a bluish tone.

The glass in the bathroom is Lalique glass.   Mick Jagger bought in the 70’s

L'Wren Scott's Paris Home fireplace mantal vignette

L'Wren Scott's Paris Home
images via Vogue