Category Archives: Decor Ideas

Trending: Orange with Shades of Gray

We’re on the brink of Halloween Weekend, my dear readers, and I simply couldn’t resist finding some Cheese Doodle Orange interiors! But instead of the traditional black/orange pairing, we’re going in a slightly different direction: shades of gray. Not everyone will dig the bold choice, but if you’re brave enough to try, you’ll find the combo balances vibrancy and elegance perfectly. What do you think? Would you try this at home?

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Happy 130th Birthday, Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso in his studio

“My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.”
130 years ago today in Málaga, Spain, Baby Picasso made his debut onto the world stage. Little did his mama know her bundle of joy would rock the art world to its core, yet here we are, decades later, still in awe of his work. It amazes me, as I look through my own Picasso collection (well, my collection of photos of other people’s Picasso’s!) how intensely their presence impacts the mood of a room. Clearly, although the artist is gone, the art lives on.
Happy 130th Birthday, Picasso!
Designed by William Hodgins for Architectural Digest. Hanging above the fireplace is Picasso’s “Femme dans l’Atelier”

Designed by Marie Burgos for Elle Decor

Designed by Stephen Sills and James Huniford for Architectural Digest

Designed by Christopher Maya for House Beautiful. Hanging above the fireplace is Picasso's "Woman In Armchair"

Designed by De La Torre Design Studio featuring Picasso's "Tete de Femme"

Designed by Richard Hallberg for Veranda Magazine

The Astor Bar at the St. Regis Hotel in Singapore displays several original lithographs from Picasso's "Toro" series

Coral: A Bit Beachy

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Although I love my little apartment in Manhattan, I sometimes crave a little bit of beachy-ousity. So at the suggestion of a fabulous pal with exquisite taste, I’ve found myself rather obsessed with white coral. Elegant and versatile, they don’t scream “faux beach house” but they do give subtle hints of salty sea air and whisper of sunny afternoons spent poolside sipping technicolor cocktails.

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Home of Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos, via Elle Decor

Home of Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos, via Elle Decor

Hauntingly Beautiful: Ghost Chairs

Apparitions of Louix XVI chairs have been haunting homes since 2002  <*cue spooky music*>  and with Halloween just a few weeks away, I think it’s an appropriate time to go…dun dun duuuuun…Ghost Chair Hunting!

Philippe Starck’s elegant-yet-whimsical design takes the traditional French-style and transforms it into a transparent, phantom-like form. The Ghost Chair is fantastically sophisticated and magically transforms to stylistically fit any space. The trick is the treat!

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Photo courtesy of DecorPad / designed by Courtney Giles

Photo courtesy of Megan Blake Design

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Glamorous Moroccan Poufs

Candace Bushnell's Home for Elle Decor

Morocco is one of the most illustrious places on earth for luxury decor, including one of my favorite trends: Moroccan Poufs. Poufs, which are round, embroidered leather ottomans, have been around for quite some time but their popularity continues to skyrocket. Tossing one into a room (or several, like “Sex and the City” author Candace Bushnell did!) instantly adds a touch of whimsical glamor, not to mention extra seating.

Pouf prices range from $79-$1200, depending on the materials and design. My personal favorites run about $300 each from John Derian or Jonathan Adler. More economical poufs can be found through Authentic Morocco and if you’re simply dying for the crème de la crème of pouf-i-ousity take a look at Mosaik Interiors.

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Designed by The Cross Decor & Design

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Louis VuittonTrunks

I’ve always had a bordering-on-obsessive passion for vintage trunks. Specifically, vintage Louis Vuitton trunks. Using them in interiors makes my heart skip a little, like a teenager whose crush just smiled at her, and I simply can’t get enough. Please note: I don’t quite require an intervention…yet. But I do require an indulgence! Be still my lil heart:

Tommy Hilfiger’s Greenwich, CT home

Toni Espuch

Rue Magazine

Badgley Mischka’s Home for Elle Decor

By Ingalls Photography via Design*Sponge

The Selby

Photo by Victoria Pearson for House Beautiful

Metropolitan Home


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The Great White Pumpkin

Crisp October winds are cooling New York’s summer-scorched streets today and it FINALLY feels like Fall. I’m celebrating by heading to Sicaffe for the city’s best hot apple cider then hunting for my favorite seasonal item: white pumpkins! Something about them just screams fabulous-ity, putting an elegant twist on an American tradition. They’re (Halloween pun alert…): booooooo-tiful! Enjoy!