If Karlie Kloss didn’t seem to be such a sweetheart, I might be inclined to hate her just a little bit. At only 21 years old, the mid-western beauty recently moved into her first home: a West Village townhouse decorated by none other than Nate Berkus. Cue the jealousy.
Having walked the runways for the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton (to name a few) Karlie’s success is most definitely well deserved. With a punishing travel schedule and a job that requires her to constantly become other people’s vision, I can only imagine how wonderful it must feel to have a place truly her own.
Unsurprisingly, Nate Berkus delivered an expertly layered space that is also age appropriate. Retail finds like the Restoration Hardware sofa mix with to-the-trade pieces and souvenirs from Karlie’s travels. Personally, I’m loving the color palette: a neutral base with accents of red, yellow, and emerald green–those sconces!!
I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of Karlie for years to come, and I for one, am definitely looking forward to following the evolution of her style and space.
I recently picked up a copy of English Decoration by British architect and interior designer, Ben Pentreath. Ben’s conversational writing drew me in so completely I read it cover to cover in front of the fire the first day I received it.
If you’re looking for a design book where the pillows are karate chopped into submission and every featured project is styled within an inch of its life, this is not the book for you. If you’re interested in a peek inside the homes of some inspiring British creatives that live like real people, I think you’ll be refreshed by this book.
My favorite interiors were Ben’s own residences in Dorset and London (featured above). His lived-in luxe aesthetic inspires me to no end. Every time I look back through the photos my eye finds some new detail I somehow missed on my last perusal. Aren’t those the best kind of interiors?
P.S Ben also has a fantastic shop that has been added to my must-visit list the next time I’m across the pond. Until then, online shopping will have to suffice!
My desk has become somewhat of a disaster zone. Design books, pretty bits of ephemera saved from my travels, fabric and magazine tear sheets pulled for project inspiration all compete for visual attention and threaten to swallow up every last bit of usable work space.
I finally decided to tackle the towering stacks and reclaim some territory this weekend and unearthed my copy of Wayne Pate’s limited edition volume of line drawings which I fully intended to blog about months ago. If you remember this post, you know how much of a fan I am of Wayne’s work, so when he announced the release of his first book featuring 24 loose leaf line drawings, I jumped at the chance to purchase.
In typical fashion it’s been months and I still haven’t gotten to the framers (have to work myself up to signing over a paycheck, ha!) but re-discovering these has firmed up my resolve. I’m thinking the urn in the bottom left will be the perfect addition to a grouping of black and white pieces I have in the works.
P.S you can also find a few of Wayne’s pieces here; including some super adorable onesies I hadn’t seen before!
Photo by Lindsay Souza for The Pursuit of Style
Loeffler Randall Bag | Michael Kors Watch | Serena & Lily Bennington Lamp | Gap Leather Flap Clutch | Michael Kors Bracelet | Ink Framed Art | Top Shop Striped Dress | Christian Louboutin Heels
It all started with these shoes. These oh-so-perfect shoes. For a few minutes I convinced myself they would be so chic as wedding shoes… and then I came back to reality and remembered we’re getting married on Martha’s Vineyard. Probably not in line with the whole vision, but I totally intend to scrimp and save for them because they’re perfect.
The shoes led me down a black and white rabbit hole. I discovered this bag and this dress which are sisters from a different mister. Of course I’m never without a few wish list items for my home, which is actually going through a black and white phase at the moment. I love this Rorschach inspired art and the mid-century modern shape of this lamp.
Some of my best discoveries were in the accessories department. Is it just me, or is this bargain of a clutch kind of reminiscent of the Hermes Jige? You know my tortoise obsession runs deep, so I was very excited to find this Michael Kors bangle–gold and tortoise is always a perfect pairing. Plus, as I’m sure you already know if your reader has been as bombarded with posts as mine has, but Shopbop is having a big sale so now’s a good time to buy it.
If you’re looking to build your art collection, you need to start stalking Furbish Studio’s pop up shops. Their latest and greatest launches at 9:00AM today and will feature original pieces from the oh-so-talented Michelle Armas whose colorful abstracts I’m sure you’ve seen before and probably coveted.
Like past pop-up shops, these pieces are bound to go fast so get your clicker finger and credit card ready. It really is such a great opportunity to snag a piece of original art at an affordable price point.