A Green & Gorgeous NYC Hotel

*Sorry this is a bit late guys- got sidelined with mastitis AGAIN yesterday so a little behind, even on my new schedule.

I made a trip to NYC about two weeks ago for meetings and since my favorite hotel, The Mark, was booked solid I decided to try this cool looking spot, 1 Hotel, located smack dab on Central Park near just about everything! And it was AWESOME.
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The former CEO of Starwood Hotels started this new brand to focus on sustainability and an eco-friendly mindset in the hospitality world.

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A Q&A with Brooklyn Decker & Her Austin Home

Last week Domaine featured a little tour of actress and model Brooklyn Decker’s Austin home with husband Andy Roddick. I’ve been a fan of Brooklyn for a while (she once tweeted me that she was psyched to see herself on one of my Fashion Friday blogs and I about died). Her sense of humor is just awesome and that “life should be fun” approach certainly shines through in her home. She’s a big fan of interior design and took this project on all by herself and I’d venture a guess that she’ll keep her toes dipped in the waters of design for a while after seeing the results! You can read the article and see more pics  here– but I shared my favorites along with a Q&A I did with Brooklyn and some suggestions on how to get her look:
Her kitchen is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.  Between the beams, the blue cabinetry, the gasp-worthy marble and all that brass (specifically check out the sink- looks like one of these-be still my heart.)

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The Fanciest Mobile Home Ever?

You may have read about Paradise Cover in the New York Times or Coastal Living- but for those who don’t know about it it’s America’s fanciest mobile home park located right on the beach in Malibu, CA. And when I say fancy, I mean mobile homes that go for $2 million. Yes, for real.

I came across this space there, which is a small trailer that serves as a guest house for someone obviously fabulous.  Designed by Kirsten Marie this bright, bohemian retreat is seriously amazing.

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Nailed It.

I recommend wool berber or wool sisal runners with contrast banding to many clients due to their hard-wearing tendencies for busy families as well as classic good looks. Re-doing a trendy stair runner is not something you want to do often! But lately I’ve been trying to think of ways to dress them up a little and came across some images of runner borders being detailed with nailheads and I love it! This Barry Dixon example is just bananas:
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That little detailed flounce at the end is bad-ass.

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Some other examples:

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What do you think? Yea or nay? Anyone done this in their own house?

 

Going Country.

I was at CVS the other day and spotted this cover of Country Living and had to pick it up because that room? Hello, totally right up my alley. Country Living isn’t a mag I subscribe to, but now that I’m using Texture, I’m going to be looking at it every month!  There were some great things in this issue, but mostly this house!  It’s like Chip & Joanna Gaines total dream home. :)  I think Fixer Upper has turned us all into a bit of a country fan, no?
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I die for those beams and the overall warm scheme- the layered rugs, the giant basket (which I FOUND- see my “get the look” board below) and the abundance of white, which makes everything feel so warm and lived in.

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