-I’ve always gravitated towards residential interior design more than commercial, but I think I could easily live in Martin Brudnizki’s restaurants. Read his tips for creating an inviting dining space here.
-The shots in this winter catalog made me feel a little surge of hometown pride for DC.
For Your Leftovers:
-How to build a better turkey sandwich.
For Predicting the Future:
-I was thrilled to share my 2014 design trend prediction on House Beautiful this week. What are yours? Anything you hope will be on its way out?
For a Discount on Designer Duds:
-Don’t miss Net-A-Porter’s amazing annual sale.
Before I pull on this shirt (a cheeky reminder to anyone with comments about my cooking today!) and get my bird in the oven, I wanted to take a minute to say thank you.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to stop by and read what’s on my mind. Thank you for your words of encouragement and thoughtful notes–they mean more than you know. Thank you for inspiring me.
Cheers to a wonderful day filled with friends and family! Keep your fingers crossed for me that all goes well and I don’t have to remind anyone of my shirt’s slogan.
Photo by Lindsay Souza for The Pursuit of Style
-I keep coming back to this East Hampston dining room designed by Billy Cotton in Architectural Digest. The chairs, the wallpaper, the blue and white vase… it’s perfection!
For the Girl Crush Archives:
-Five questions with Aerin Lauder. Her new book is at the top of my Christmas list (if I can wait that long!)
-The Jackie Kennedy look book.
-Getting to know Caitlin McGauley.
For Your Thanksgiving Prep:
-An illustrated guide to carving a turkey.
For Your Holiday Shopping:
-I’ve got gift guides galore coming to you on Monday, but if you want to get a head start I recommend hitting up Furbish. Get 30% off sale items with code SUPERSALE. Someone needs to buy these immediately!
-If you can’t wait until Monday, check out my picks for the well-styled home in To & From’s holiday issue.
My friend Sarah recently tagged me in this little q&a session that’s been making the rounds and since I always think these are kind of fun to read on other sites I was more than happy to oblige.
This might be a faux pas, but rather than pass this along to some more bloggers, I’m switching things up and passing it along to you! My answers to Sarah’s questions are above and I’ve listed some new questions for you to respond to in the comments.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Holiday tradition you look forward to?
Go-to nailpolish color?
Book you recently read and loved?
Favorite Instagram account(s) to follow?
For the Love of Wallpaper:
-I completely related to this writer’s story: Forgive Me, Virginia Woolf. I dream about Gracie or de Gournay in a future dining room.
For the Wannabe Beauty Buff
-I have a new girl crush on British make-up artist, Lisa Eldridge. Her video tutorials are completely addictive. I suddenly want to spend all my disposable income on make-up (which is ironic considering this post).
-This Olivia Palermo make-up tutorial is also kind of amazing.
For the Prince of Chintz
-I had the pleasure of hearing design legend, Mario Buatta, speak this week which was quite inspirational. His 7lb tome Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Decoration is a must read.
-This video: The Art of Making Chintz seemed all too appropriate to share while on the topic of the Prince of Chintz.
For Your Bachelor Friends:
-Naomi shared a magazine worthy project reveal that might convince your bachelor friends to finally part with their futons.