Monday Mood

March 9th, 2015

It’s Monday – what mood are you in?

Island Living

Island Living

Marooned

Pronunciation: /məˈro͞on’d/

Stranded…  Who wouldn’t want to be marooned on a beautiful tropical island in March?

P.S. No, we haven’t hopped a plane south but we did see Maroon 5 in concert last night!

Photo: entry

Fashion Friday: White Out

March 6th, 2015
Chloe

Chloe

Guess what, everyone?  We had more snow yesterday!  At this rate, spring will come in May and the kids won’t be out of school until July…  With global warming come and gone, it’s the dawn of a new Ice Age.  Who knows when we’ll be able to shed our winter wardrobe and wear something as light and airy as these frocks?  White was a popular color on the Spring 2015 runways and we’ve rounded up some of favorite fashions in honor of warmer weather to come.  White is wonderful when it’s not in the form of snow.

Valentino

Valentino

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Erdem

Erdem

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

Happy Friday to all and don’t forget to spring ahead this weekend!

Photos: 1 – 6

The Hides of March

March 4th, 2015
Sally Wheat

Sally Wheat

With spring playing hide and seek with us (sorry – couldn’t resist!), we’re not about to give up our shearling coats and boots.  And the faux fur throws are staying put, as well.  We thought by now we’d be sprucing our homes up for spring but Mother Nature is definitely not cooperating with more snow on the way tomorrow.  On the bright side, we can push off spring cleaning for a while and spend our weekends cozying up to the fireplace after we shovel the walk and driveway.  After all, isn’t that what winter weekends are for?  As the saying goes, if March comes in like a lion and it will go out like a lamb!

Amie Weitzman

Amie Weitzman

NG Collective

NG Collective

Rumi Neely

Rumi Neely

Carey Karlan

Carey Karlan

Apartment 34

Apartment 34

P.S.  If you’re looking to add a touch of fur to your home, one of our favorite sources for natural fiber is our NY NOW neighbor, Auskin, and you can now buy their luxurious goodies online!

Photos: living room, bedroom, office, dining room, sitting room and chair

Monday Mood

March 2nd, 2015

It’s March – what mood are you in?

At Peace

At Peace

Harmonious

Pronunciation: /härˈmōnēəs/

With a busy month ahead, we’re trying to be as zen as possible.  Stay calm and…. (you can fill in the blank!)

Photo: statues

Home Sweet Home in Navesink, NJ

February 27th, 2015
Front Hall

Front Hall

Sitting on the beautiful banks of the Navesink River in New Jersey, this renovated Arts and Crafts-style house is home sweet home to a family of four, though you wouldn’t know it from the calming palette of pale grays, taupes and blues.  Designer Kati Curtis was given the task to make the original dark interiors filled with architectural details and quirky spaces (like two octagonal shaped rooms) into a light and airy home.

Family Room

Family Room

Given that two young children live here,  the furniture and counter tops had to be durable and easy to clean.  With that in mind, Kati chose stain-resistant outdoor fabrics for the family room seating and a stone-topped table in the dining room on which the children can color and not leave a trace.

Dining Room

Dining Room

Kitchen

Kitchen

The patterned Donegal wool rugs that are found throughout the home are not only beautiful but practical since they hide dirt and stains.  There’s even a playroom in the attic replete with beanbag chairs and a vibrant patchwork carpet, a perfect space for play dates and fun.

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

No riverfront house is complete without a boathouse and this one converts into a guest room or an entertaining space depending on the needs.  Who wouldn’t want to spend the weekend with friends hanging by the water and enjoying the views?!

Boathouse

Boathouse

Wishing you a wonderful weekend just hanging…

Photos: Navesink, NJ

Posy Palette: Tulips

February 25th, 2015
Terrific Tulips

Terrific Tulips

It’s hard to image that in just three and a half weeks spring will have sprung and that tulips will try bloom…  With all the snow we’ve had, it will be May before we see their colorful blossoms!  So today we’d like to honor this harbinger of spring and tiptoe through a tulip inspired palette of purples and pinks.

Luke Irwin - Arcadia Rug

Luke Irwin – Arcadia Rug

NEST - Violet Jasper Necklace

NEST – Violet Jasper Necklace

Dolce & Gabbana - Ametista

Dolce & Gabbana – Ametista

Givenchy - Paradise Flower Scarf

Givenchy – Paradise Flower Scarf

Moser - Eternity Bud Vase

Moser – Eternity Bud Vase

P.S. Did you know that the tulip is part of the lily family and while it is native to central Asia, the Netherlands is the world’s largest producer of bulbs (to the tune of 3 billion a year?)

Photos: tulips, rug, necklace, nail polish, scarf and bud vase

Monday Mood

February 23rd, 2015

It’s Monday – what mood are you in?

Life's a Party!

Life’s a Party!

Appreciative

Pronunciation: / əˈprēSH(ē)ədiv/

Feeling grateful…  In the words of our favorite Oscar (de la Renta, that is), “Luxury to me is not about buying expensive things; it’s about living in a way where you appreciate things.”

P.S. Speaking of Oscar(s), did you watch last night?

Photo: party

Winter Blues… and Whites

February 20th, 2015
Giambatista Valli

Giambatista Valli

Those of you who are in the Northeast (and especially in the Boston area) must get how we feel about winter this time of year…  The seasonal adjustment disorder has set in and we’re definitely feeling SAD.  As we mentioned on Wednesday, pinning is a good cure for the cold weather blues but so is shopping.  And we don’t have to put down our wine glass hot cocoa and leave the house to do either!  So why not banish the wind chill with some chic blue (for our mood) and white (for the snow), a favorite color combination for many bloggers we know, and end the week with a smile.

Ivanka Trump - Geava Pump

Ivanka Trump – Geava Pump

Tory Burch - Sierra Surf Shirt

Tory Burch – Sierra Surf Shirt

Furbish - Blue and White Bowls

Furbish – Blue and White Bowls

Wisteria - Orchid Wall Art

Wisteria – Orchid Wall Art

Layla Grace - Batik Rug

Layla Grace – Batik Rug

Happy bluesy Friday and stay warm this weekend!

Photos: dress, shoes, surf shirt, bowls, art and rug

 

Pin(n)ing for Spring

February 18th, 2015
How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

It’s official: we’re so over winter, and the snow, and the icy temps.  No amount of red wine hibernating or chocolate is making us feel better!  So we turn to Pinterest as a cure for the winter blahs and count down the days ’til spring.  With less than five weeks to go, here’s what we’re pinning and pining for…

Pretty Pastels

Pretty Pastels

Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Buds and Blooms

Buds and Blooms

Beautiful Blossoms

Beautiful Blossoms

Ahhh, Spring!

Ahhh, Spring!

Do you have any cures you’d like to share?

Photos: flowers

Friday Favorite: The Oliver Gal Artist Co.

February 13th, 2015
Bouquet

Bouquet

Love, like art, comes in every shape and size…  so this Valentine’s Day, we want to quench your desire to transform your blank wall into something that dazzles the senses (and yes, we think a great piece of art can be romantic!)  We spent four days at NY NOW in our booth drooling over this wall candy by The Oliver Gal Artist Co., just steps away from our booth.  This company, based in South Florida and spearheaded by sisters Lola and Ana (even their names are sexy), is a collective of artists whose passion is to “capture life’s most haute moments, avant-garde objects and splendid lifestyles.”  With their mix of fashion and pop culture with modern botanicals and a sense of glamorous whimsy, it was love at first sight.  And if you’re not looking for art, you can always check out their collection of home accessories which translates their pieces into bedding, pillows, clutches and more…

Library of a Fashionista

Library of a Fashionista

Orchid Gold

Orchid Gold

Your Way

Your Way

Never Enough Love

Never Enough Love

Berry Kisses

Berry Kisses

Sending you all Berry Kisses on this Valentine’s Day weekend!

Photos: The Oliver Gal