February 27, 2012

Loving Pinterest


I'm sure you've heard all of the talk about Pinterest, but I just had to do a quick post to make it clear that I'm loving the website. It allows you to create inspiration boards and share photos with others and I've spent many days getting lost in all of the stunning home decor images people have been pinning. When I'm thinking of new decor ideas for my own place, in addition to referencing magazines and some of my favorite blogs, Pinterest is now a must on my go-to list of sources.

It's also a great way to discover new blogs. There are so many blogs that I've been unfamiliar with, and just because I've found certain people to have great taste in the images they choose to showcase on Pinterest, I've taken the time to visit their blogs. And I have to be honest, I'm one of those who tends to frequent the same batch of blogs and don't often add new ones to my list of must-reads. So if a website is capable of pushing me to branch out, you know it must be good.

So in short, if you haven't already, please, please get into it. Feel free to follow me on Pinterest here, too.


Photo: thecreativemama.com

February 24, 2012

Blogging on OpenSky: Make Decorating with Stripes a Breeze

Photo: Lonny, Interior design by Jenna Lyons of J. Crew

I'm blogging on OpenSky today, sharing some quick tips on how you can easily decorate with stripes (my favorite). Read.

February 21, 2012

Furniture Statement at Brooklyn's Building on Bond Restaurant


It's such a treat to see unexpected furniture in restaurants and I've come across a good amount recently in Brooklyn. Yesterday I met up with a friend at Building on Bond (which has the best homemade chips and lemonade with fresh mint) and stopped mid-sentence when I noticed this beauty. Don't you love it? I can think of so many ways to use every single one of these drawers. Love, love, love. And my apologies for having our ketchup bottle in the shot. Ha.

February 16, 2012

Yoors Family Panel with InteriorConnector Tonight

InteriorConnector is hosting a panel discussion about the life of artist Jan Yoors in NYC today from 7-9 p.m. at Regeneration Furniture, 38 Renwick Street.  Marianne and Kore Yoors, the wife and son of the late artist, will share insights into Jan's life and unpublished photos will be revealed as well. RSVP asap: regenerationfurniture@gmail.com.

February 15, 2012

Anthropologie Display: Stacks on Stacks on Stacks of Chairs


I stopped by Anthropologie yesterday and was greeted by this fab display of chairs right near the store's entrance. Have you ever seen chairs look this good?

February 8, 2012

Wood Dresser Taken from Drab to Fab

I have something to admit. I'm not the biggest fan of taking on DIY projects mainly because I can be a bit impatient at times. But I recently met someone who made me rethink this. Vashaya Ramsey, who is releasing a line of false eyelashes in the spring (yes, beauty lovers enjoy home decor, too), managed to transform a drab wood dresser into a fab piece that's now one of the highlights of her Brooklyn bedroom.

She simply sanded the dresser down like you wouldn't believe.


Vashaya then applied a few coats of Mirror Mirror paint from the Martha Stewart Precious Metals collection. Once that had a chance to settle, she finished the job with a coat of polycrylic.


How cute is the final result? I wouldn't mind trying something like this. There really is nothing a quick paint job can't remedy.

February 6, 2012

My Shecky's Post on Valentine's Day Decor Ideas


I'm on Sheckys.com today sharing a few quick tips on how to turn your pad into a romantic haven for Valentine's Day. Check it out.

February 3, 2012

Thursday Fun Day: J. Crew, Kate Spade & A Dose of Deborah Needleman

I had a fun-filled Thursday beginning with a trip to J. Crew, where I snagged this "Blogs That I Like and Love" notebook, which I've been meaning to pick up. (By the way, I no longer see it listed online, so if you're interested, you'll have to stop by your local J. Crew.)



I also spotted these gorgeous leather trunks. Just one of them would be good enough for me, although I'd be too paranoid to travel with something this fabulous.



Then I headed over to the one and only Kate Spade with my new blogger friend, Nagela of Silver Lining Events. I'm always inspired by the brand's use of colors and patterns. How yummy are the floor and skirt with black-and-white stripes with that splash of electric blue? And that gallery wall of tasteful art and the gold, sparkly wall? So good.



We then trotted over to ABC Carpet & Home to hear Deborah Needleman, former Domino magazine editor in chief and WSJ. Magazine editor, speak at Apartment Therapy's "Design Evening" event. She dished on how she struck up the nerve to pitch Domino's concept to Conde Nast management, her experience producing her latest book, Perfectly Imperfect Home, and the nature of her current job running at WSJ. Magazine. See video.

Deborah Needleman


In a nutshell, my Thursday was just awesome, awesome.

February 2, 2012

What I'm Loving: Lands' End Home


Lands' End Home isn't the first place I think of when I'm on the hunt for bedding. That all changed when I recently received their catalog in the mail, featuring its new hotel bedding collection. I especially like the Tailored Hotel Embroidered Rope Duvet Cover in white and navy. It's the kind of bedding that can complement any color scheme, and even better, it's $160. Not bad at all for a duvet.