That’s A Wrap

Last evening we wrapped the shoot of my house for the book and I am completely depleted, happy, emotional and most of all, grateful.  This experience has been amazing and I still can’t believe I get to do it. From my amazing vendors that made my house impossibly pretty in a very short time (Makkas Drapery Workroom, Kravet, the Boston Design Center, Jules Place, Mohr & McPherson, Landry & Arcari and West Elm specifically) to my insanely awesome team at Erin Gates Design, Lindsey and Allison to my Mom for her plantings and green thumb and Stacy and Michael who made the shots look their very best, I cannot say thank you enough.

And a special thanks to Andrew- who put up with my raging stress, insane perfectionism, daily requests to paint this, plant that, walk the dogs, cook, clean and talk me off ledges.  It’s done, and now we can really kick back and enjoy this pretty home we’ve created.

I really hope you guys are going to love this book- blood, sweat and tears have gone into it (seriously, Lindsey cut her finger this week on a tape measure- actual blood) and I hope the final product will be everything you hope it is. Because this is for you.

A couple sneak peeks form our week on set at my house:

I am obsessed with this vase we borrowed, I may have to keep it. Cocktail napkins by Gramercy Home, drapes custom by Makkas Workroom)

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I wallpapered the interior of my bar cabinet with Fornasetti Malachite paper from Cole & Sons.

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A pretty arrangement I put together.

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The Velvet Crisis of 2013- this fabric showed up 24 hours before the shoot and my heroes at Makkas whipped these up with time to spare. Amazing.

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Setting up a tablescape. Decorative plate from Juliska. My wedding china by Vera Wang for Wedgewood.

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A bedroom vignette. Painting by me, putting my BA in fine art to work.

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A casualty en route from Homegoods. I put it back together with clear packing tape like the classy gal I am. Hey, you do what ya gotta do!

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A little modern art (again, putting my skills to work) paired with traditional intaglios from Liz Caan’s shop.

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I had these custom burl wood side tables made by the AMAZING Chuck Phillips. I’m kinda in love.

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This is what it REALLY looks like to get the shot.

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I’m going to go crash. But not for long, now I have to get busy writing!

 

Currently Obsessed: Jonathan Adler Bel Air

We are busy shooting my house for the book today (and yesterday) and I am so thrilled with how the images are coming out. One of the most gorgeous details from yesterdays shots was this tiny arrangement of anemones in this INSANE Jonathan Adler Bel Air vase. We all freaked out over the prettiness, wait until you see the shot in the book! DIIIIIIEEEEEEE.

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They are a little pricey, but SUCH a statement with simple flowers. This is such a fantastic accent for any space.

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Here are a few of the size and color varieties (CLICK IMAGES FOR LINKS).

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Oh Baby: Bijou & Boheme’s Nursery

Is this not the most elegant and gorgeous nursery you’ve ever seen? Created by the amazing Christine Dovey (the blogger behind the  Bijou & Boheme, a favorite of mine) for her newest bundle of joy Jasper.  I’ve been following the process on her envy-inducing Instagram feed and love seeing it in full now in Style At Home!

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GAH!!!! Can I have a room like this???? You can search for those Serge Mouille sconces on 1st Dibs.

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So very serene. I just love it. Kids room usually have so much color but doesn’t this seem so soothing for a baby?

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Here’s some picks for a similar nursery look:

The New Domino

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!

 

Fashion Friday: Fall Staple-Leopard Coat

Yes, I know. Me and leopard. Yada yada yada. But I have proof that this print is so IN (it always is, but..) in the form of countless magazine features in the past month saying it’s the print for fall ( & forever, duh). Not to mention my most fashionable client and catwalk-worthy photo stylist friend were chatting on set last week about NEEDING a leopard coat for fall. Yes’ ma’am. It’s not just me!

I have  leopard flats, heels, booties, blouses, pants even (and stairs, of course)– but I do not own a fun faux-fur leopard coat. It’s a travesty, really. So I am on the HUNT, y’all.

I found this one and styled it for day and night. This would be my staple day look every day if I could.  These Citizen skinnies have the perfect ankle width- not skin tight/ cut off your circulation but not loose either.  And those Coach flats add a touch of ladylike preppiness (and I must have them in my closet for fall). Paired with a big gold chain necklace, the FAB Tippi sweater (I have in three colors) and some classic studs you are all SET for daytime. (P.S. you can monogram the clutch too…)

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Another fall/winter staple will be a black jumpsuit, and this Tory Burch one looks pretty fierce (also LOVE this one and this one).  Paired with the MOST insane shoes I have seen this season (seriously, GAH) and a Diana Vreeland approved statement horn pendant you’re good to go to just about any event.

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Need some inspiration to wear one? Look no further….

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Happy weekend, my favorite people. xoxo