See the light in others and treat them as if that is all you see. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
Last fall, Bergdorf Goodman launched the new home collection for Gucci Decor with much fanfare and press and this month, they’re pushing the envelope again. This time with New Orleans pop artist Ashley Longshore who is making history as the first solo female artist to be exhibited on the 7th Floor.
Her extraordinary pieces have taken over the iconic store’s Fifth Avenue windows and a 945 square foot space that typically showcases more traditional home decor brands like Kim Seybert, John Derian and of course, Diane James. From paintings featuring Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, to diamond rugs, lipstick sculptures and giant champagne corks, Ashley’s eye-catching work is having a moment and her collectors (including Blake Lively and Penelope Cruz) agree.
When asked to describe her aesthetic, this very funny artist came up with “unapologetic, colorful, celebratory, sparkly, and humorous”… And we think this is exactly what the world needs: a little more glittery goodness. We just hope Ashley’s pieces don’t sell out before we get to see them in person.
Happy fabulous Friday!
Be your own self – you are the only you there is. ~ Unknown
Here’s to you, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!
Perhaps it’s because we grew up in an old Belgian chateau and were raised by an Axel Vervoordt superfan that we’ve come to admire the wabi-sabi way… Or maybe it’s because we’re just on the other side of fifty and are finally embracing our own perfectly imperfect selves. Regardless of the reason, we’ve decided to adopt a more wabi-sabi approach to life this year. That means we won’t replace the set of dishes we received as wedding gifts even if some of them are chipped…
and we’ll celebrate the single blossoming branch rather than the opulent bouquet.
We’ll admire the perfectly painted patina of the armoire our father bought in Provence so many years ago and ignore the trail of fingerprints our boys have blessed our white walls with.
Perhaps we’ll hit some flea markets in search of vintage bottles (and you might see some in our new spring collection)…
And maybe we’ll even let the weeds grow between the flowers and plant in calm, monochromatic hues.
In this sleek, tech-obsessed, mass-produced world, a little wabi-sabi can go a long way – don’t you agree?
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
A resolution we plan to keep… Happy 2018!
Each day is a gift. Open it. Celebrate it. Enjoy it.
is gold! Did you know that the original saying was penned by Shakespeare and appears in Act II of The Merchant of Venice?
With Christmas just around the corner, we know that time is of an essence so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite glittery gifts that won’t break the bank.
The holidays are a perfect time to add a golden touch…
And the good news is, if you place your order this weekend, you’ll have these by the end of the week!
Can you guess what Pantone’s Color of the Year is for 2018? Ultra Violet is a complex, celestial purple that sits closer to blue on the color wheel than red. Given that this hue has a mystical and spiritual quality, we’re not surprised that the folks at Pantone chose it.
After all that’s been happening socially and politically this year, it’s time to infuse a little purple magic in our lives, and in our homes. You can make quite an statement by painting your entry a gorgeous shade of lilac…
Or take a cue from Alex Papachristidis and mix different shades to create a living room that is energizing, yet relaxing.
Who wouldn’t want to dine in this divine nook?
And getting a good night’s rest would be easy in this lovely lavender bed room.
Since ultra violet has both warm and cool qualities, it’s more versatile than you think. We’ve even paired it with Greenery (this year’s Pantone choice) to great effect!