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Girls Just Want to Have Fun…

Marvelous Mary

“If you don’t go, you won’t know!” has been our motto ever since we took over the helm of our mother’s business yet as busy mom-preneurs with teenage sons, getting out from behind the computer or stove is a feat.  That’s why we try to hit as many places and parties when we do get out and today we’re joining blogging buddy Sue from The Zhush for some adventures in the big city.

Cool Blues

It’s Spring Market at the D & D Building so our first stop will be Schumacher where the dynamic duo, Mary McDonald and Martyn Lawrence-Bullard of Million Dollar Decorators, will be sharing their inspirations and creative insights in a discussion moderated by Jason Chen, home furnishings editor at Departures Magazine.

Pretty Prints

Magnificent Martyn

Since we’re still shopping for furniture and light fixtures for the new living room, we’ll drag Sue to several other showrooms to get her thoughts on some of our top picks, and end up to 200 Lexington to celebrate the release of the TRADhome spring issue with Ann Maine at Desiron.

Desired Goods

Then, if we still have energy and a skip in our step, we’ll head uptown to Gracious Home to celebrate the launch of Scalamandre’s new Maison collection…  Whew – we better bring some comfy shoes!

Join the Party!

Do you pack it all in when you get a day “off” from the office?

Photos via Schumacher, Desiron and Eastern Accents

The Latest Buzz

Nice Orange Spice

Appree - Maple Leaf Post-it Notes

While orange was one of the trendy colors last spring in fashion, we’re seeing splashes of this color popping up in home decor this fall and we love it!  We just don’t know whether we’ll be adding it to our wardrobe…

ASOS - Lipsy Flower Ring

Stella McCartney - Python Print Scarf

 or to our home!

Lulu DK - Petals Plate

Anthropologie - Le Versha Chair

Agraria - Bitter Orange Diffuser

P.S.  Stay tuned to The Buzz next week as we’ll be posting about our new Fall 2011 collection on Diane James Home… even our bouquets have an orange crush!

Photos via Walker Art, ASOS, Net-A-Porter, Stylebeat, Anthropologie and Gracious Home

Events, Inspirations

Dining and Design – Part 2

Window at Gracious Home on Third Avenue

Window at Gracious Home on Third Avenue

We’ve been asked by a number of designers to help with their centerpieces for the upcoming Red & White Ball benefiting the Greenwich chapter of the American Red Cross.  Since we just created beautiful springtime table settings at Gracious Home, we thought we could be inspired by these.

Tablesetting with Juliska and Gien

Table Setting with Juliska and Gien

Blue and Yellow Tablesetting

Blue and Yellow Table Setting

Purple and Gold Glamorous Tablesetting

Purple and Gold Glamorous Table Setting

Tablesetting with Melamine Plates

Table Setting with Melamine Plates

Tablesetting with Gien and Melamine Plates

Table Setting with Gien and Melamine Plates

Tell us, dear Hostesses, how do you set a springtime table?

Photos by yours truly

Fabulous Finds, Inspirations

All That Glitters…

Finding the perfect present for those who have everything can be difficult so this year, we’re using a bit of the Midas touch… gifts that glitter with gold.  From tabletop to jewelry, paper goods to holiday decor, we think these gilded gifts will be treasured!

Cambria Cove - Bronze Foil Journals

Cambria Cove - Bronze Foil Journals

Anthropologie - Twinkling Boughs Tea Set

Anthropologie - Twinkling Boughs Tea Set

Kim Seybert - Neoclassical Leaf Runner

Kim Seybert - Neoclassical Leaf Runner

Gracious Home - Judy Ross Pillow

Gracious Home - Judy Ross Pillow

Elva Fields - Corsage Necklace

Elva Fields - Corsage Necklace

Kate's Paperie - Flocked Gold Gift Wrap

Kate's Paperie - Flocked Gold Gift Wrap

Photos from Cambria Cove, Elle Decor, Kim Seybert, Gracious Home, Elva Fields and Kate’s Paperie