September 9, 2012
What motivates me? Gracie’s handpainted wallpaper. Did you know its production has been managed by the same Chinese family for over fifty years? Someday I want a living room (or dining room or dressing room…) covered in it. I’m thinking a vibrant Diana Vreeland red, but the orange is awfully tempting. Thankfully, I have plenty of time to decide ;)
August 6, 2012
We just sent the August issue of Matchbook live and my California apartment is inside. It was 500 square feet (including the unpublished bath, kitchen, and closets!), but I like to think good things come in small packages. As you may know, we moved to New York yesterday so seeing the piece has me hopelessly homesick. A special thank you to my dear friend Cooper Carras for the photos. I tried to list as many sources as possible below, but if you’re wondering where I found something feel free to ask in the comments! xx
Entry: Paint – Benjamin Moore “Peony,” Dresser – Vintage, Mirror – Vintage, Vases – Vintage, Photo – Diana Vreeland by Louise Dahl-Wolfe
Living Room: Paint – Benjamin Moore “Lily Lavender,” Coffee Table – Craigslist, Curtains – The Classic Farmhouse on Etsy, Sofa – West Elm, Leopard Pillows – Arianna Belle on Etsy, Desk – West Elm, Desk Chair – vintage, Brown Ceramic Table Lamps – Lamps Plus, Rug – West Elm, Bookcase – vintage, Glass Hurricane – Williams-Sonoma, Side table – vintage, Mercury Glass Lamp – Lamps Plus, Ginger Jars – vintage, Kate Moss print by Servane Mary - ArtWeLove, Les Chaises of Luxembourg Gardens print by Caitlin McGauley – Wayne Pate
Bedroom: Paint – Benjamin Moore “Fountain Sprout,” Headboard/Bedskirt – made from a set of Ralph Lauren sheets, Euro Shams – D.Porthault, Sheepskin Rug – Ikea, Side table – vintage, Black Task Lamp – Lamps Plus, Chevron Vase – One Kings Lane (from the Albert Hadley sale), Dresser – vintage, Photo Print – Richard Avedon, Poppies Print – Virginia Johnson for Stampa, Sketch – by Albert Hadley via One Kings Lane
June 13, 2012
I just about died when I stumbled upon these photos of Plum Sykes’ old apartment. I vaguely remember the Vogue article, do you? The space is just so perfectly tailored and feminine. I definitely need a skirted chintz ottoman in my life.
(via Bea Hive Blog)
June 12, 2012
More loveliness from Self Service Magazine, this time of Moda Operandi’s Lauren Santo Domingo. I love her all black outfit with the white collar peeking out. Tomboy chic at its best.
(photographs by Maciek Kobielski)