This 1960s DC townhouse designed by Hillary Thomas reaffirms my faith in the fact that there are risk takers here in DC. Just look at those lacquered peacock blue walls!
DC, we do not have to be resigned to beige… Yes we can use color with abandon! Yes we can mix patterns! Yes we can wallpaper! Say it with me now.
That’s the platform I’m running on: Banish The Beige 2015.
There was an interesting article in this week’s WSJ Off Duty about the growing acceptance of wearing “last season” designer duds and the sale sites that assist in tracking down those coveted pieces that got away. I might be so unfashionable that I was ahead of the curve on this one because I’ve been trolling ebay and the like for years. Regardless, I was excited to be introduced to a new sale site, Vaunte, through the article.
Founded by two former Gilt Groupe employees, I like to think of Vaunte as part The Outnet, part The Coveteur. The website allows you to shop the closets of some seriously stylish ladies (and the deals are ah-mazing–I was so surprised!) but what really drew me in were the accompanying photos from their homes.
Maybe I’m completely nosy, but I find these glimpses into other people’s homes and closets fascinating. I’m totally the person at a party that wants to know all about your tchotchkes and the stories behind them–I just love it!
If you’re not already a member join here. I know I’ll be checking in often for both the clothes and the interiors!
Tory Burch Reva Scarf | Furbish Maira Kalman Quote | Mimosa Lane Pouch | Home & Tribe Pom Pom Pillows | Tory Burch Pom Pom and Resin Necklace
Pom poms are back! Ever since spotting this Maira Kalman quote among the new arrivals at Furbish I’ve been noticing pom poms everywhere. Definitely not a complaint because I happen to think they’re pretty great in their own playful way.
I’d love to see these pillows in a children’s room and think this necklace is gorgeous if you’re willing to go bold. If you prefer your poms a little more subtle visit Albertina’s etsy shop for adorable pom pom pouches or check out this Serena & Lilly throw.
Love them or hate them, you have to admit everything looks a little more festive when pom poms are involved!
This will probably make me seem like a prude, but ten years ago the idea of having a large framed nude in my home probably would have made me blush. To be fair to my younger self, ten years ago would put me in a dorm room at boarding school and I have to admit, I got a good laugh imagining one of these pieces mixed in with the Ralph Lauren and David Yurman ads I papered my walls with–nevermind what my dorm parents would have said!
I’d like to think that my taste in artwork has matured (although maybe not my sense of humor) and today I can’t think of anything more chic to add to my walls than one of Jenna Snyder-Phillips‘ nudes. I’ve seen her work repeatedly in the pages of Lonny (side note: Michelle Adams is leaving?? Whoa curveball!) but for some reason never clicked through to discover the artist. Most likely because of the fear of sticker shock. Don’t you hate falling in love with something you can’t have? Happens to me so often with artwork.
Fast forward to last night when I was researching another post and stumbled across Jenna’s website where I noticed a photo of J.Crew’s bridal boutique in her portfolio. The very same photo I included on my inspiration board for my site’s re-design. Ahh, serendipity!
I’ve already made a promise to myself that I will own one of Jenna’s pieces one of these days. I think it would be an amazing present to myself once I achieve something big. My first big interior design project, perhaps? Dream big!
Earlier this week Kathryn and I headed over to the Design Center with a laundry list of projects in need of the perfect fabric. The novelty of visiting the showrooms of my favorite manufacturers hasn’t worn off yet (and I hope it never does!) so I could easily spend an entire day ogling fabrics I’ve only before seen in the pages of magazines.
One of my favorite fabric lines to ogle is Quadrille. I think it would be virtually impossible to be unhappy in a room that featured their colorful, graphic prints. I have more than a few favorites among their various lines, but on this most recent trip I picked up a new one: Rio by China Seas.
It’s similar to another of my other favorites, Les Touches by Brunschwig & Fils , but the spots are less brushstroke-y and more animal print. We’re considering the beige on white colorway (top left) for a project and I’m keeping my fingers crossed the client loves it as much as I do!