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Bathtub Love: Black Beauty

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

I saw this AMAZING shot of a black bathtub in the newest Rue Magazine and it reminded me how much I love the look of a classic tub outfitting in my favorite colors. As we were planning our new master bath we had to forgo a tub, mostly because of space restraints but also because I rarely take baths (however, which comes first, a love of baths or an amazing bathtub?) I hope someday I can have a tub like this but for now a girl can dream…
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So I rounded up my favorite images of black bathtubs for some inspiration…

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( I mean, the cuteness is too much!)

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The New Domino

Monday, October 7th, 2013

When I heard Domino was coming back as a quarterly magazine with all new content and a KILLER online presence I nearly peed my pants with excitement.  Nothing has ever compared to Domino and after perusing the first new issue, I can, with confidence tell you it’s back and just as good as it was.  With Domino veteran (and former Lonny editor-in-chief) at the helm the same vibe and aesthetic we all loved  in the original Domino is alive and well… maybe a tad more grown-up, but it has been four years and we all grow with time, right?

The feature that really nailed it for me was of the West Village townhouse owned by Haven’s Kitchen guru Ali Cayne.  Every inch of the place is just KILLER, and in a similar palette to my own home- lots of black, white, grey and wood. Of course seeing it is making me completely PANIC about the state of my own home which I’m shooting for my book this week…. but I have to just breathe and believe. But back to the good stuff- here is Ali’s place (and check out the extra content available only online):

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This reminds me a little of Jenna Lyon’s home.  Love the chandelier, floor, mirror and gallery wall…I just wish that rug were bigger or layered over a solid neutral larger rug.

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Some pretty details inside and out.

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Ali and I are kindred spirits in our love of black and white (and striped shirts).

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SHUT. IT. DOWN. That grey trim? That tile?

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I can;t even with that range and hood. I would probably sell an organ for one of those. And I absolutely adore the wood shelves with brass brackets juxtaposed against the tile. It’s seriously perfect.

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I mean, PERFECT. PERFECT!

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I once had a black accent wall behind my bed and I do love the look. Plus that light fixture? Yeah.

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Most perfect bathroom ever. That tub. The brass fittings. That little rug. Not to mention her CLOSET. It makes want to bang my head onto my computer screen in jealousy.

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A sleek and gorgeous office space.

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Built in heaven (earmarking this for my master suite addition starting next year) and a kid’s space that even an adult can love.

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Domino is now shopable, and has it’s own online shop for furniture, accessories and the like.  But here are some items to help you get this look as well:

Congrats Michelle and team- incredible job and we are all so thrilled to have you back!

 

The Coolest Bathroom EVER

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

…and it’s not even done yet.  If you want to lose an hour or two of your life then click on over to Gianetti Design’s blog to follow the progress of their truly UNBELIEVABLE new home Patina Farm.  It both inspires immensely and makes you feel really, really poor. At least that’s what it does to me.

I’ve been lurking on their site for years but this bathroom just knocked my socks off. I mean, LOOK at this shower/tub situation!

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I can’t….even….

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WHY did I not do unlacquered brass everywhere? Now we know what my master bath fixtures will look like at least….

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The sketch so you can see the overall plan.  I might feel a BIT vulnerable in a shower like that but then I’d do an unflattering shower cartwheel because LOOK AT THAT THING.

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Not to mention the other details of the house like all the iron framed doors and windows like this one in the kitchen….oh and do you even see that stove? That stove is probably more than my car. And I have a nice car. I feel I should bow down in front of it.

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All the vintage door and beams? yeah, no biggie, right?

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This is the “chicken coop kitchen”. Yup. First time in my life I have ever wished I was a chicken.

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The guest house is just icing on this insane cake.

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And the view of Ojai, California.  Oh the view.

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*SIGH*

Clawing at My Heart

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Whenever I walk into a bathroom and there is a claw foot tub in it I pretty much lose my mind. What a perfect pair of Manolos are to some women, claw foot tubs are to me. One of my goals in life is to have my very own someday. Especially one painted black on the outside. Do you need some photographic evidence? I thought so…

I can’t even begin to deal with those brass plumbing fixtures. It’s too good.

This is about to happen… prepare yourselves.

Me and Mr. Bubbles need a date here.

And here.

Say WHAT?

I feel like this was set up just for me- white subway with dark grout? Check. Tub? Check. Rosemary (favorite smell)? Check. Mini tile floor with a sheepskin rug? Check. Only thing missing is me!

That gallery wall is redonk. So are those shutters.

DRAMA, my favorite (just ask Andrew)

I’m way into this whole bath reno- from the floor to the wall color. Check it out here!

My studiomate Jennifer told me about this place New England Demolition and Salvage that I must go to. Why, you ask? Because it looks like this!

Can you not see me skipping deliriously through the rows and rows of vintage tubs? This is what heaven must look like!

Random Goodness.

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Sometimes it’s hard to put together a cohesive post. So today I’m going to fill you in on the randomness swimming around in my brain:

Tommy Smythe’s closet is actually IKEA! Shows what paint and some kick ass hardware can do for a space.

When I saw these insanely cute pet pods I couldn’t stop thinking about Cadbury Mini Eggs, my kryptonite and the crack cocaine of candy.

Baxter would straight up KILL for one.

Oh my God, that makes me hungry. And I bet those bad boys are on sale now post Easter! :)

This font, Vermandois is BANANAS good. I love me a good handwritten font. This is the best I’ve seen to date!

This custom silhouette return address stamp is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

A cheaper, daintier alternative to the amazing Hicks pendant seen all over the design world…

I’ve been seriously parched this season. My skin, that is. I feel like I need to re-apply moisturizer right after I’ve just finished applying it. Annoying. So I finally caved and went back to the only one that actually works all day.  Hype usually falls flat, but not in La Mer’s case.

Just ordered one of Rikshaw Designs kurtas for summer. I love them paired with skinny bright colored denim. Easy peasy.

This double vanity is sleek, pretty and CHEAP- under $400!!!

LOVING this adorable animal wallpaper for a child’s room!