NYC Finds- Design, Destination & Dress

New York based designer Blair Harris designed this fantastic Brooklyn townhouse and I love the rustic meets modern edge it has. Especially this kitchen.




Love the navy millwork in here- my guess would be this is Farrow and Ball’s Hague Blue….




There are so many special places to stay in New York, and here’s another one.  Located in the heart of Soho The Broome has a totally Parisian quality to it.  From the open courtyard where you can eat breakfast to the restrained rooms and pretty greenery.  And the nice thing is that most rooms are reasonable for New York standards. And while still expensive, the Penthouse, with it’s unreal private roof deck appears to be going for under $700 a night in early spring. Most penthouse suites would be triple that in the area.







This is the penthouse deck- just awesome!!! I’d LOVE to wake up and have coffee here!



I LOVED the cover of this month’s Conde Nast Traveler, especially the poncho the model was wearing- and I found it at the Soho shop Figue!

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I LOVE the boho-chic style clothing and accessories found there and hope to get to visit on my next trip to NYC.

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  1. SO much to love in this post! The Hague blue, especially, the bumble bee-dazzled Roman shades (need those!) the dresses, and those pom-pom shoes…adorbs!

    Side note, after you posted about the Oribe dry texturizing spray, I started seeing mention of it everywhere. One sleepless night, I decided to order it and it’s just what my flat hair needed. Extra bonus: the awesome Net-a-porter black packaging. My hair thanks you :)

  2. Erin – do you happen to know who makes the bumble bee fabric on the roman shade in the bedroom? I love it!

  3. Erin, do you have any thoughts about sourcing the brass drawer pulls/hardware in the kitchen?

  4. Now…that kitchen speaks TO ME!! Personally, I am so weary of white…that black is just classy (especially with the brass!!!) franki

  5. I am so ridiculously in love with this space! The white washed brick, those beams, brass drawer pulls, dining room rug, French bistro chairs – complete overload of amazingness!

  6. Thanks, Erin (and everyone)!! The brass kitchen pulls and hardware are from Merit Hardware and Schoolhouse Electric, the bumblebee fabric is Timorous Beasties’ Napoleon Bee. And yes, that is F&B Hague Blue in the butler’s pantry. One of our absolute faves! Happy to answer any other questions. :)
    You can see more of the townhouse on our site and insta, @blairharrisnyc.

  7. Love it – totally gorgeous. What’s up with the wonky ceiling in the room with the white bookcases (sixth photo down)? Is it the photo, or a structural issue with the old townhouse?

  8. …And i should add, this place is incredible!! If I could pick the place of my dreams this would be right up there. Modern but warm, antique architecture but modern furniture, lots of color but it’s still largely neutral and peaceful, and the design is so warm and mellow that it seems like it wouldn’t fall apart if you bought a new lamp or rug or chair, or wanted to swap out some of the art — like it would accommodate actual LIFE.

  9. Im obsessed with that kitchen. If it were mine the only change I would make is the upper cabinets would be white to match the subway tile and lighten it up a bit. But the amazing exposed beams and countertops! They are on my someday wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Blair,

    Great use of natural wood to warm up the space as a counterpoint to the dark cabinetry and trim.

  11. That kitchen is absolutely spot on. I’m so over all white kitchens! They are becoming the ‘red kitchen of the early 2000’s’ in my non-designer-educated opinion. And turquoise for an Eames lounger?? I could never be that bold with something so pricey for fear I would tire of it a couple years later, but I love their adventurousness! Fun post!

  12. Love this space! Great work, Blair! Would you might sharing the info on the bling chandeliers? They look similar to Robert Abbey ones but slightly different. Love them! Thanks so much!

  13. Precious! And she does beautiful work. . It’s actually really amazing to watch someone so small work and come up with pretty impressive results! She makes at least one outfit a day and has for quite some time.great work

  14. Absolutely loving this kitchen!! I have been trying to source wood counters for my kitchen too. Anyone know a good vendor?

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