Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Things have been absolutely crazy the past month, and there's no doubting that we have been majorly slacking on posts. However, it's for good reason because Steph and I have been working on two very large client projects with our spare time. (SHORT RANT: How the hell do some of these bloggers do it on there own anyway? At least Steph and I can share the load in addition to working full-time.) 

Anywho, I had some very well deserved down time this weekend. And along with down time comes a little shopping. Some of which occurred at Home Goods (post to follow), where I found Diane Von Furstenberg Batik Dot sheets I have been scouring for on eBay. I bought them in blue and lilac, just because I couldn't decide. It's the little thing in life...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


I've always had a soft spot for dutch doors. They remind me of my grandma's house, sipping on lemonade as a child and playing on the porch while other family members gathered in the kitchen. It's a great way to keep an eye on children and pets or even bring in a cool breeze on a spring day.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


One of the many perks of being in the D and D Building is all of the amazing people I get to meet on a daily basis and Fabric Market Week was no exception. Schumacher held an event yesterday with fabulous guest speakers Mary McDonald and Martyn Lawrence Billiard from Million Dollar Decorators. I've known about the event for weeks and tried to get a seat but of course I could not because it was fully booked within hours. That did not stop me from popping in to introduce myself to the beautiful Ms. Mary McDonald, she is just as hysterical in person as she is on her show. I tweeted my excitement on Twitter and to my surprise.. my design idol tweeted me back.
God, I love New York.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013



I just got my Lillian August club chairs and I'm in love!!! I went for a chocolate brown leather with a taupe herringbone fabric for the seat cushion and kidney pillow. The platinum nail heads are playful and just the right finish to work with brass or silver fixtures and hardware. At just the right size, 28" wide by 30" deep, they are perfect for a little apartment...

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Urban Electric has quickly become one of my favorite lighting companies, the selection they have to offer is so eye catching. The new collection has an understated sleekness to it with some pieces offered in bold paint options. I just die for the electric yellow Cosy lanterns (below) with the large round bulb.










Thursday, May 2, 2013


Our most amazing design PIC, Karen, pointed us to a fab photographer yesterday, Paul Lange. A local to New York's Hudson Valley, he made a case study of his work at the garden's of his floral enthusiast friend, Zeze. For 7 years, Lange photographed his delicate subjects without it's normal surroundings, letting these gorgeous blooms take center stage in large scale prints. My favorite is the IRIS, for sentimental purposes I guess. My mother used to cut Iris's from the side of our home and wrap the stems in tin foil to give to my teachers at school. I know, total brown-noser, right?

Lange also has a collection of birds and landscapes, but to Karen's point, the Big Blooms collection is hands down, the cream of the crop... No pun intended. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Old Biscayne is a high quality case goods manufacturer out of North Carolina. They sell extremely well made custom pieces and are an amazingly flexible company to work with. Not only can they customize virtually any piece in their line to your specific needs and dimensions, but they also offer well over 70 wood, paint, and metal finishes! They are pretty pricey, but if it's a big piece, it's worth the investment. Here are a few of Old Biscayne's more modern pieces I'm loving at the moment.
Amazing desk with metal doors.  

Their silver finishes are beyond.

We have this Rowena Cabinet at our showroom and it's stunning in person.

Any one finish is standard, but two-tone finishing can bring up the price a bit.

I would love to put some custom knobs on this piece.

This kind of reminds me of Oly.

A few Upholstered pieces here and there.

A dining table with a lazy susan! Such a great function that needs to come back in trend.