A few weeks ago Moda Operandi (my favorite site to visit when I’m feeling fast and loose with my budget) had a fabulous Tory Burch Pre-Fall 2017 trunkshow. Unfortunately (because I’m a bad blogger and this post has been sitting in my drafts), the trunkshow has since ended, but I still think it’s worth sharing because I find it extra inspiring.

Italian furniture designer, Gabriella Crespi, was reportedly the muse for the collection, but I can’t help but be reminded of Carolina Irving’s Manhattan apartment. Going down the design rabbit hole even further, the flower on the dress and kaftan in the first and third photos is a dead ringer for Schumacher’s Ottoman Flower wallpaper.

Though the collection is intended for Fall of next year, the jewel tones and metallics feel especially festive and relevant this holiday season. Wouldn’t you agree?


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I realized this morning that I have nary a green item in my closet, but as my Pinterest boards quickly showed me, it’s certainly not a color I shy away from in interior design.

Ashley Whittaker | Entry

This entryway designed by NYC based interior designer, Ashley Whittaker, is my idea of perfection. Not only does it feature the number one item on my dream home wish list–hand painted chinoiserie wallpaper–there’s also a healthy dose of blue and white, a pretty amazing Greek key border around those beautiful herringbone floors and I’m spotting a peek of Le Tigre in the background.
Check, check, check!

Dodie Thayer | Tory Burch

When I’m antiquing I always keep my out for Dodie Thayer’s iconic lettuceware and thus far I’ve been unsuccessful in my hunt. Tory Burch hinted at a collaboration with the famed ceramicist in her book: Tory Burch in Color and I’ve been excited about the possibility ever since.

Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch has officially launched and it was worth the wait! I was also pleasantly surprised by the price point. Wouldn’t it be perfect for an Easter table setting? My wheels are spinning…

Celerie Kemble | Dominican Republic

Celerie Kemble | Dominican Republic

Further cementing Celerie Kemble among my design idols is one of her latest projects: a Dominican Republic retreat for family and friends named Playa Grande Beach Club. I mean how cool is that?!

Kemble worked on the project for ten years and employed local craftsmen, artisans, and a historic preservationist to bring her vision to life. Delicate hand cut fretwork, a color palette reminiscent of a box of Ladurée macarons, and flourishes of whimsy combine to create a retreat that just begs for sandy feet and a hell of a lot of fun!



Tory Burch | Daniel Romualdez

Tory Burch | Daniel Romualdez

Tory Burch | Daniel Romualdez

I’m not big on Halloween (mainly because I never seem to have my act together in time to come up with a creative costume!) but I am big on the color orange–especially in interiors. With the exception of Aerin Lauder’s East Hampton living room, probably the best execution of the color I’ve seen is Tory Burch’s New York home featured above in Harper’s Bazaar Interiors.

The color is a little more Veuve Cliquot than pumpkin, and paired with vermillion, chocolate brown, and plum it couldn’t be more chic. Exactly why I can’t wait to pick up a copy of her recently released book: Tory Burch: In Color. If you haven’t had a chance to check out her home collection it’s also not to be missed. I hope it continues to grow within the Tory Burch brand, and I’ve said it for years, but I’m going to continue to hold out hope for a design book from Tory.

Happy Halloween!


Pom Poms | The Pursuit of Style

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!


The Pursuit of Style | Quoted

Would you believe that there is over a 40 year difference between these two rooms? The first is from Tory Burch’s Spring 2010 ad campaign which was shot in her home by Tina Barney (check out the behind the scenes video). The second is circa 1965 by legendary interior designer Billy Baldwin for Woodson Taulbee.

Both rooms feature Quadrille’s Arbre de Matisse which was originally developed by Baldwin and inspired by the Matisse drawing which you can see hanging above the sofa.

The rooms reminded me of the Dowager Countess’ amazing one liner on this week’s episode of Downton Abbey: “Nothing succeeds like excess.” I think I’ll be adopting that as a new life motto.

Have a great weekend!