Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Going natural...

As the work on the condo is slowly nearing completion, I am finalizing (in my mind of course) all the decor details. I have been thinking about the entrance hall and I have determined that I want to wallpaper the top half with a light grasscloth and paint the lower half (there will be a chail rail) a brown color...thoughts? Here are some images of grasscloth done right!

Love the flowers and all the pops of color - so fun! Both images above are from the blog Belle amazing blog!
So pretty. Image from one of my fave blogs My Little Happy Place :-)

This image is from a blog that I just found and absolutely love : Theletteredcottage

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Party anyone?

Last week was tabletop market in NYC and ohhh the entertainment possiblities. It's so inspiring to talk to people who are SO enthusiastic about the art of entertaining. Enjoy the below smattering of photos from last week ....
Vera Wang's china by Wedgewood - what a great table setting...perfect for a garden party!!

Not so in love with Waterford's new collection....but might suit some people!

Waterford's Lismore.... one day!

Lladro teamed up with a designer (blanking on name) who designed these pieces...can you tell what each is modeled after?? A horse's leg....interesting.

Lladro's elephants....very intricate and of course accompanied with quite the price tag!
Love this pewter braided charger by Arte Italica. This could even be used as a serving piece and look magnificent.

New collection of canisters by Arte Italica. Each piece is hand painted...I fell in love and will definitely be purchasing for my new kitchen...I love the rustic look!

So sparkley....
So different but I love these wine decanters from Reidel....they would look so cool on a bar or even as an accent piece in your china cabinet....
A different take on wine glasses by Reidel

Haviland's new ribbon collection...might work well for Holiday with the gold. Also comes in silver.

Leopard anyone?

We loved the unique shape of this soup bowl. Could also be used as a candy dish... by Mottahedah

Simple blue and white but the texture on the china makes it unique.

Missoni by Richard Ginori's new collectio. I LOVE this table setting for a resort in Mexico or your second home (that I don't have) in a tropical local! :-) The colors are so fun!

More fun colors from Richard Ginori

I like the cuts in this Kate Spade crystal

So whimsical :-)

Kelly Wearstler's new line by Pickard. Another fun Holiday piece with the gold accents...

I love these yellows colors for a casual summer day!

William Yeoward's new collection of vases. They were telling us that one designer actually made these into cool!

Classic Hermes...

Friday, April 24, 2009

Moving on up....

Moving weekend is here!! Happy Friday everyone and I promise to post the tabletop pics on Monday...wish us luck!! :-)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Open Door Policy....

The door is the gateway to your home and the home is where the heart your door better be picture perfect then! :-) Moving day is quickly approaching and while the contractor is busily renovating the condo in time for move-in day, Steve and I have been tasked with taking a trip to Home Depot to choose a front door. Who would have thought there is so much to think about when picking out a door!? Do we want a solid face or maybe a half-moon window look at the top? And most importantly...what color?? Steve and I are leaning towards painting the door a bold color...hmmmmm, oh the choices! Take a gander at some cools doors that most certainly stand out to passerbyers as they take a stroll....And we'll keep you posted with our decisions!
(and don't from tabeltop will be coming)

We are leaning towards a red door...

Two images above courtesy of Elements of Style

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tabletop Week

Sorry's tabletop market week in NYC so I am in all day meetings for the next few days.  But the good news is that I am getting a preview of all the new collections and lines and will have lot's to chat about by the end of the week.  So many beautiful tablescapes!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009


Last Thursday I was lucky enough to attend the Opening Night Gala for Kips Bay 2009. This year's show-house pulled out all the stops and left not one detailed unturned! Each room , like each designer different in their own ways, looks truly amazing and the house was simply breath-taking. It seemed like the house went on for ever...the rooms just kept going, not to mention the floors! You would never guess you were in a brownstone in Manhattan. And might I add...the house is on the market for $75 Million :-) While I was not able to take pictures at the event...I snagged a bunch of images from House Beautiful. Check them out...

Eileen Kathryn Boyd's "Color Vibe" Living Room

Garrow Kedigian's "Sitting Room"

"Grand Living Room" by Charles Pavarini

Joel Woodard's "Cozy Bedroom"
I wish I had more images from the night, as there are so many more spectacular rooms!!