GOING DARK

When it comes to my home, I’ve always gravitated towards bright whites accented by pops of color. Or somewhere in the middle with a light gray paint (my living room), but I’ve never gone any farther than that. Lately, however, I’ve fallen in love with these dark walls I’ve been seeing everywhere. When I moved into my new apartment a few months ago, I actually experimented with a black paint in the powder room. It’s a such a small space, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong (baby steps). I’ve loved it so much that I think I’m ready do this color in a much bigger way. I really like the idea of using it in a library/study like Aerin Lauder. The black paint adds instant warmth to this room making it feel comfortable and inviting. Can’t you see yourself curling up in here with a good book? I also adore Miles Redd’s kitchen. The black lacquered cabinetry makes the kitchen looks so glamourous. What do you think?

Images via Lonny Magazine, Elle DecorHouzz, Vogue

HOUSE ENVY: SPANISH BEACH HOUSE

I’m always pinning images of dreamy beach houses. Wouldn’t it be nice to “summer” in a place like this? The bohemian spirit of the seventies inspired the design of this house on the coast of Malaga, Spain. The white linen sectional offers ample seating for guests, but allows for full potential of the view. What a perfect room! Take a look at the rest of the house below.

Images via MI CASA

SOLD: JENNA LYONS’ BROOKLYN HOME

Jenna Lyons’ home is officially off the market this week. The Park Slope town home has been a favorite of mine ever since I saw it featured in Domino magazine years ago. It’s just so fantastic. The details are exquisite – the limestone mantels, the yellow-and-white stripe wallpaper on the ceiling, and of course, that closet. I know we’ve all seen these images plenty of times, but I figured it deserves one (or three) more looks. Happy Weekend! 

Images via Fashionologie

YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: DESIGN DARLING (THE BOUTIQUE)

I’m so excited to bring you a sneak peek of what’s sure to be your latest online shop favorite! Launching tomorrow, Design Darling: The Boutique is the brainchild of the Mackenzie Horan (the “Design Darling” herself). I’ve been a longtime fan of Mackenzie’s blog. It’s a go-to source of mine for interior design and style inspiration, and I can only imagine that her shop will be just as fabulous. Design Darling will offer a well-edited assortment of accessories and home decor items – think baubles, matches, lacquer trays and more! And, of course, there will be no shortage of color (how about those hot pink matches?). In other words, this will be a one-stop shop for all sorts of fantastic goodies you won’t want to miss! Here’s a quick peek at a few of items that will be in the shop. Check out Design Darling when it launches bright and early tomorrow morning, and in the meantime, you can join the mailing list right here!

YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: COZAMIA

Bright and bold defines the artwork of COZAMIA’S Nancy Ramirez. Her dynamic use of shapes and colors gives her mixed-media prints depth and interest. I also love how soothing and optimistic her color palettes are. Not to mention, the prices really can’t be beat! One of these unique pieces is soon to be on my home wish list! Be sure to check out her blog where you’ll discover the inspiration behind her work. Any favorites? 

YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: ORNAMENTAL HABIT

How much do you love that pink chimney? I took one look at that image and I knew I needed to see more. Lucky for me, the former owner of that pink chimney happens to be a friend of mine, Avery Cox. I e-mailed her immediately asking her to send me images so I could share them with you all. Not only is Avery an incredibly talented interior designer, but she’s also got a blog that you’ll want to add to your bookmarks! This lady is über-creative and has an amazing eye for color (she’s the daughter of one of my favorite artists, after all). Aren’t these photos dreamy? I love the peek of her clothing along the side wall of her bedroom (Avery described her teeny apartment as a “walk-in closet”). Take a peek at these photos and then head over to her blog Ornamental Habit to get a daily dose of inspiration.

FEATURED: LUELLA & JUNE ON SADIE + STELLA

I’m over at Sadie + Stella today sharing a peek of my living room for their “Favorite Room” series. My new place is still a work in progress (how is it possible that I am still unpacking things?), but the living room came together quite nicely, if I do say so myself. Head over there and check it out! I would love to hear your thoughts. 

PASSPORT: WHISTLER

Bradley may be headed to the beach next week, but I’ve got my mind on cooler temperatures. There’s nothing like spending the holidays skiing followed by hot toddys by the fire. Here’s a round up of a few things that will keep you chic while you’re there!

COLOR MOMENT: GOLD RUSH

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