Home: The Way We Live Now
When you’re the editor of The New York Times Home section, you get to see a lot of homes… From small apartments and studios that make creative use of compact spaces to cottages and cabins that connect with their often remote surroundings, and everything in between. So it makes complete sense that these editors would come together and create a book chock full of beautiful photographs and compelling stories from the newspaper’s vast home-design archive.
Photograph by Jane Beiles
Photograph by Tony Cenicola
Edited by Noel Millea and published by Rizzoli New York, this gorgeous tome offers a look at how today’s homeowners make the most of their living spaces and do it with style. Unique and inviting, these homes are exemplary studies of living at its most seductive and creative… And each one is appealing in its own way.
Photograph by Bruce Buck
Photograph by Trevor Tondro
As huge fans of the NYT Home section, we were thrilled when our talented friend Jane Beiles (one of the photographers featured in this book) reached out to us and offered it up as a giveaway. Better yet, she will inscribe it for the lucky winner!
Photography by Trevor Tondro
So if you’d like to enter the giveaway, leave a comment below, like today’s post on Instagram or Facebook or email us at TheBuzz.Giveaway@gmail.com with “Home: The Way We Live Now” in the subject line. You have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 15, 2017 to enter and we’ll announce the winner on Monday. Good luck!
Note: Photographs may not be reproduced in any way without written permission from the publisher. For information, please contact Pam Sommers at 212-387-3465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be So Brave Bouquet
People say pictures are worth a thousand words so we finally decided to book our favorite photographer, Jane Beiles, to shoot lifestyle images of our Fall 2017 collection. The house we scouted belongs to the wonderful artist and founder of Jack and Lulu, Julie Bowers Murphy, who was kind enough to let us take it over for a day.
The Highlands Bouquet
Before the shoot we had spent some time in the house deciding which spaces would work for our new designs. Since the collection was called Alpine Attitude (where rustic earthy elements mix with modern flair) we wanted to incorporate Julie’s whimsical, yet contemporary, taste as much as possible. Thank goodness she had so many decorative items to play with and her paintings made a wonderful backdrop!
In Full Bloom Bouquet
Needless to say, Jane is a total pro and knew exactly how to make our flowers come alive. Not to mention Pretzel, Julie’s adorable pup, who decided he wanted to be part of the action.
Little Nell Bouquet
Chalet Chic Bouquet
We love how the pictures turned out and we hope you do, too… Here’s to a happy fall season full of beauty and of course, flowers!
It’s Monday – what mood are you in?
Susan Glick Interiors
Revived… After seven years of version 1.0 of our online store, we’re launching version 2.0 – new logo, new fonts, new colors, new everything! Visit Diane James Home and let us know what you think…
athome in Fairfield County just announced the A-List Awards finalists and we were so excited to find out that one of the projects we worked on in Greenwich is nominated! You can’t go wrong when you hire some of the best local talent our area has to offer and this home is proof of that. The architectural details are the brilliant work of James Schetinno Architects and the refined yet crisp and clean interiors are by Lynn Morgan Design. And you know who created the floral designs…
The primarily blue and white palette is carried throughout the home with splashes of color here and there. Every room exudes a sense of comfort and calm and we love all the coffered ceilings and elegant millwork.
Having won last year in the Traditional Architecture Less than 7,000 square feet category, the father (James) and son (Jim) team of James Schettino Architects are poised to do it again this year and we’ll be cheering them on in September.
For more information on the A-List Awards, click here!
P.S. A big thanks to Jane Beiles for shooting the project so beautifully and sharing some of her pictures with us.
Photo: living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, dressing room and chair
If you browse through Kerry Hanson’s online portfolio, you can’t help but be enchanted by her light touch and refreshing palette, then fall for her youthful yet elegant aesthetic.
Bright and Beautiful
We first discovered Kerry’s work in the pages of a local magazine – her own home was profiled in an article written by our next door neighbor, Judy Ostrow, and photographed by the super talented Stacy Bass.
We love Kerry’s bold patterns and tailored touches and the fact that each one of her rooms has personality. From a bright and colorful kitchen to a more refined dining room that mixes the old with the new, Kerry’s interiors are warm and welcoming. Perhaps that’s because she learned her craft in sunny California at U.C. Berkeley and with Edward Lobrano.
With four girls of her own, Kerry knows how to decorate for a busy family and create cozy spaces for quiet downtime. And who wouldn’t want to sleep like a princess in her charming girls’ rooms?
A Princess’ Pad
Now, if only we could channel some of Kerry’s talent and get our own decorating done!
Photos 1, 2, 4 and 5 by Jane Beiles and 3 and 6 by Stacy Bass via Kerry Hanson Design
Stephanie and Mimi Horton / Horton Design Associates
a pretty picture, that is! For some of you who read our local favorites like AtHome, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, New England Home and Serendipity, you’ve probably seen Jane’s work and, like us, had to just sit and admire it for a while. Or perhaps, you may remember the pictures she took of Pimlico over the holidays which we profiled here… In any event, if you don’t know Jane Beiles (pronounced BAY-liss), you should!
Rajni Alex / Mantra, Bronxville, NY
Veronica Campbell / Deane, Inc., Stamford, CT
After ten years in the fashion industry where she developed her eye for beauty and sense for business, Jane launched her own endeavor taking beautiful pictures all the while continuing to study the art of photography. Clients admire her dedicated work ethic, love of the process and sense of humor… We love her interiors and vignettes!
Julie Nightingale / Nightingale Design, Rowayton, CT
Rebecca Reynolds / New Canaan Kitchens, New Canaan, CT
If you’d like to see more of Jane’s work, her website is chock full of goodies. Enjoy!
Stephanie Joyce with Jennifer Skyrm (Floral Design)
Photos via Jane Beiles Photography
Making an Entrance
It goes without saying that one of our very favorite places to shop for unique home decor and beautiful gifts is Pimlico in New Canaan. No trip to town is complete without popping in and seeing what owners, Melissa and Jill, have added to their elegantly curated vignettes – whether it’s a bauble from White Moth Jewelry, the latest work of local photographer Barbara Erdmann or a hand-crafted bowl by Lawrence McRae.
Baubles and Trees
While Pimlico is always a feast for the eyes, the store is magical this time of year. From the moment you step through the entrance decked out with white birch logs and mixed garlands, you’re transported into a world of pastel prettiness and glitter.
Frosted Trees and Snowmen
Needless to say, we’re so excited to be part of Pimlico’s festive mood this year. When Melissa, who is responsible for the holiday decor, came to us to source faux garlands and create custom boughs for the store, we were more than happy to help. And the result speaks for itself, doesn’t it?
Pretty Pine Boughs
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
Feather Trees and Rope Balls
Photos by Jane Beiles Photography via Pimlico