Thursday, June 30, 2011

Style Compass with Barbara Barry

1st dibs recently featured Barbara Barry in their Style Compass Series.  I was so drawn to the elegant, clean, crisp spaces that they featured of hers...

 The neutral color palate she uses here allows her to layer on the accessories.

 The mirror above the fireplace reflects all the natural light from the surrounding windows...great technique.

 LOVE the abstract art against the classic silhouettes of the surrounding pieces...

 It's hard to use metallic wallpaper so elegantly, but this space is just beautiful.

Here are a few other spaces I love from her portfolio

Monday, June 27, 2011

Gwyneth's Abode

Have you guys seen these images of Gwyneth Paltrow's Tribeca apartment?  Out of this freaking world AMAZING.

 This marble is to die for.

I want a swing in my living room...!

I didn't think it was possible for me to be any more jealous of Gwynie...

*Images courtesy of I love Wildfox

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Inspiration from J.Crew

These are the shots that I wanted to post for you yesterday...

There was a period of time recently when I thought J.Crew had gone crazy...their styling just wasn't appealing to me at all.  I feel like they were able to get back to their roots with this shoot and I'm loving it!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A J.Crew Summer

I'm totally swooning over everything at J.Crew after flipping through their July Catalog.  I'm a sucker for anything nautical, so their whole collection of whites, blues, stripes and sparkly accessories is right up my alley.  I wanted to post a bunch of my favorite shots from the glossy but blogger won't let me upload them right until I can get that to work, here are my J.Crew Summer essentials!

J.Crew Summer

J Crew cotton shift dress
$88 -
J Crew vintage top
$52 -
J crew jeans
$168 -
J Crew peeptoe shoes
$225 -

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Decorating The Farm

As you probably already know, I'm obsessed with the Great Homes and Destinations section of the New York Times.  I fall in love with almost every space they publish and their recent Farmhouse transformation is no exception.

 Definition of rustic elegance...

 Couldn't you just lie here forever?

Monday, June 20, 2011

San Francisco Magic

I came across this San Francisco Victorian designed by Ken Fulk on the House Beautiful website and had to share for two reasons - 1. It's amazing, 2. I'm partial to SF having lived there.

 Love the walls painted with Ralph Lauren's Bone Black.

I miss the architecture and design in the city...

 Beautiful grasscloth wallpaper.

 IN LOVE with this kitchen!

Welcome home!

 Always a sucker for zebra stripes...tastefully done runner.

 Incredible light fixture!