September 7th, 2015
It’s Labor Day – what mood are you in?
Mix Master Eddie Ross
Performing in a very skillful and accomplished way… We’re ready to roll our sleeves up and get down to work this fall – many projects are being planned and some fun events, too.
P.S. First up – joining Pretty Pink Tulips in celebrating Eddie Ross’ new book, Modern Mix!
Photo: inspiration board
September 4th, 2015
Carolyne Roehm’s Green Goddess
Labor Day, for most, is the unofficial end of summer… which means it’s time to party and say farewell in style! There’s a wistful feeling in the air - did we do everything we could to capture the effervescence of a bright, sunny day? Did we swim enough, read enough, lounge around enough, spend enough time with our family? Summer is a time to let go, be real,
drink a lot, enjoy the fruits of nature and the warmth of the rays. And sadly, the weeks fly by, unlike the gray months of winter which seem to just drag on and on…
Country Green and White
Backyard barbecues and beach picnics are being planned so we thought we’d share some of our favorite end of summer table settings. We’re inspired by the rainbow hued zinnias and dahlias that abound at our local farmer’s market so you know those will take center stage on our weekend table.
Breezy Blue and White
While we’re saying goodbye to summer, we’re also saying hello to fall and we love this Dr. Seuss quote which pretty much sums up how we feel to perfection: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Pastels on the Beach
Wishing you all a fun and festive weekend. Let us know what you’re up to!
Photo: green table, green and white table, rustic romantic table, blue and white table, pink table, and pastel table
September 2nd, 2015
The Forest Feast
The calendar says September but the weather is still very summer-like (as in hot, hazy and humid!) Technically, summer isn’t over for another two and half weeks but we’re starting to look forward to cooler days, the changing of the leaves and fall feasts… Perhaps it’s because we’re in full production for our Fall/Winter collections and are surrounded by autumn flowers - our studio is overflowing with orange dinner plate dahlias, aubergine ranunculus and the most gorgeous red/gold oncidium orchids.
With fall comes more entertaining indoors so we’ll definitely be investing in some autumnal touches for the table…
Forest Walk Dinner Plate
And there’s nothing like ending the day with a warm floral-scented bath and a cozy throw.
Adrienne Landau Throw
Who’s ready for a fabulous fall? If you still need some inspiration, check out our first video now available on YouTube!
Photos: cookbook, iPhone cover, artichokes, plates, bath tea and throw
August 31st, 2015
It’s the last day of August – what mood are you in?
Devoted to reading and studying… “These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.” ~ Gilbert Hightet
Our boys are so ready to hit the books and we’re so ready to get back to blogging! How was your summer?
August 17th, 2015
It’s Monday – what mood are you in?
Katie Ridder’s Hudson Valley Home
Inspired and creative… Being huge Police fans in our teens, this Katie Ridder powder room had us thinking of Sting’s album The Dream of The Blue Turtles and one of our favorite songs on it, Love is the Seventh Wave. “In the empire of the senses, you’re the queen of all you survey” – Katie, this one’s for you!
Photo: powder room
August 14th, 2015
Hamptons Home by William Minnear
While we’re setting up our booth for NY NOW, our boys are heading out to see Grandma Diane in the Hamptons for some fun in the sun and at the beach. Homes in the Hamptons come in all shapes and sizes – from cottages built at the turn of the century to uber mega mansions (you know the kind!) and Grandma Diane’s is more the former than the latter. But it still has that laid back summer vibe and that’s what we love about it.
Easy, Breezy Family Room
Vintage and Modern Mix
We also love this home which we spotted online at Luxe and we had to share it’s modern eclectic style with you. Statement lighting plus vintage furniture plus a neutral palette give this summer house the casual sophistication its owners desired. And New York-based interior designer Kevin Dumais made it all happen in less than three months.
Chic and Sleek
Piece de Resistance
This house was made for entertaining and we can just imagine family and friends gathering in the Christopher Peacock-designed kitchen or outdoors around the pool and fireplace. A nice place to while away the summer day, don’t you think?
Pretty Poolside Patio
Happy Friday everyone and if you happen to be at NY NOW, stop by and say “Hi.” We’ll be on the third floor at Javits (#1848) through Wednesday… (and not lounging by this pretty pool!)
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August 12th, 2015
Muscari, Viburnum and Aspidistra
Giorgio Armani once said, “To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.” This attention to detail can definitely be seen in the exquisite pleating, gathering, beading and embroidery that adorns his beautifully tailored clothes. Armani is also known for his sophisticated simplicity which now comes to life in Armani/Fiori, his collection of bouquets and containers.
Pink Tulips and Cornus
Purple Vanda Orchid and Nelumbo
With seven boutiques in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Armani/Fiori offers personalized services for private and commercial clients looking for chic florals with clean lines in elegant colors – signature Armani style that is luxurious and not ostentatious.
Ocean Song Roses and T Grass
White Poenies and Tulips
These bouquets are like living works of art; the placement of each blossom and leaf has been carefully studied in relation to the vase and the colors complement a wide range of environments and tastes. Armani/Fiori also designs wedding bouquets which are so fabulous, they might even outshine the bride!
Bouvardia, Vanda Orchid and Leaves
It’s only too bad that there are no boutiques nearby since we’d love to see these beauties in person…
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July 31st, 2015
Bobbie at Work
With a trip to Canada planned for next week, it’s only fitting that we leave you with some fab floral fun by Vancouver artist Bobbie Burgers. As one art critic notes, Bobbie’s flowers “never feel excised from nature, but rather breathed in and exhaled as art.” Her colorful large-scale paintings command attention in any room and pair well with white walls and minimalist furniture, which is how they are displayed in Bobbie’s own home.
Those Blossoms You Gave So Freely #2
“Flowers, to me, are the opposite of still. Changing from minute to minute, they are perfect symbols for life, death, yearning, and beauty,” says Bobbie, and she captures a bloom’s natural energy so beautifully with her bold brushstrokes and vibrant hues. We think all of Bobbie’s work is wonderful and what a way to dress up a white wall!
Angels Or Demons #2
Happy weekend everyone and see you in a week (we promise this will be our last blogging break of the summer!)
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July 29th, 2015
Zinnias by Design Sponge
Hot, lazy summer days are upon us and it’s time for our zinnias to bloom. Thank goodness these bright and happy flowers can withstand the heat and don’t need to resort to cooling tactics like
frozen margaritas popsicles and air conditioning! While these members of the sunflower tribe and daisy family relish warmer temps, we just wilt… So, how about a couple of refreshing things to keep us fashionably chill?
Necklace by Pippa Small
Bille et Boule Pumps by Louboutin
Maxi Dress by Gypsy 05
Cynnie Bucket by Elizabeth and James
Polish by Smith & Cult
How do you beat the heat? We’d love to hear.
Photos: zinnias, necklace, pumps, dress, purse and polish
July 27th, 2015
It’s Monday – what mood are you in?
Relaxed and easy… How are you spending the lazy days of summer?