Wednesday, May 26, 2010

As long as you have the tent...

A little campaign furniture can't hurt.

Trunk available from Starbay
Everything else from Lewis Drake

Monday, May 24, 2010

Safari Chic

I have always been enamored with the seemingly effortless style of the safari. Being in the middle of the bush, and still able to serve high tea on the good china just sends me. That said, I don't think being in the middle of the bush is prerequisite to emulating safari style. I think a tent from east african canvas would make for very comfortable guest accommodations... hell, I'd love to live in one.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Objects... Found

Bella in Blue

The collages and jewelry from Catwalk Paper Works are absolutely enchanting. The artist, Felicia Piacentino, uses vintage ephemera and 'paper from everyday life' to create these gorgeous works of art. I'd love to wallpaper a dressing room in prints of 'Bella in Blue.' A framed 'When I was a Young Girl' would make for a tres chic nursery.

When I Was a Young Girl

Sail Away Ring

Available from Catwalk Paper Works

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Anyone who has ever been to my house(or seen my d*s sneak peek) can see that I have a thing for old illustrations. I'm not even sure how it started, but I am always drawn to them and especially love old children's books, as they are chock full of beautiful stuff. Here's my latest find... love the simple pink, grey, black color combo.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stars in Residence

Marilyn Monroe in her apartment at the Beverly Carlton Hotel

I'm loving Architectural Digest's 'Stars in Residence,' a group of portraits of different
Hollywood heavyweights in their homes. The anecdotes that accompany each portrait are just as delicious as the photographs themselves.

Bette Davis in Hollywood

Ava Gardner in Madrid apartment

Doris Day at her home near Toluca Lake

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in Hollywood

Christopher Mitchum in Hollywood

Read the full article and see all the portraits on

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Fair Folks & A Goat

Today, my business partner and I (I am co.owner of Poppies & Posies here in NYC) taught a little floral seminar at Fair Folks & A Goat in honor of mother's day. The space is incredible; filled to the brim with gorgeous works of art, beautiful jewelry, furniture, and even a closet full of clothes. There is a little something for everyone. It may seem when you walk in that you have just stepped into someone's seriously chic studio apartment. Not to fear, you're in the right place, and everything is for sale! The shop, open by appointment only, is fittingly located in a beautiful studio apartment on the UES. To make an appointment (and discover the address of its otherwise undisclosed location) contact Fair Folks & A Goat. Also be sure to check out their new b&b venture in New Orleans.

Untitled, Ariana Boussard-Reifel

LinkUntitled, Ashley Lamb

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Walnut... Why Yes

I am crazy for wallpaper... I just love it. One of my favorite 'paper' sources is Walnut Wallpaper.
These are just a few of the many designs that I am itching to plaster all over my walls... if only my landlord felt the same way...

Available at

Monday, May 3, 2010


I find the illustrations from Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea totally captivating.

Noted:The original edition had no illustrations; it wasn't till a later printing that the illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou were included.

walking under the sea

an underwater burial