8/27/10

ROOMS I LOVE


Carole Weisweiller dining room with reed walls and Jean Cocteau drawing, NYT


Lord Rothschild, Jr., living room, Town & Country


Tom Scheerer, Hobe Sound living room, Tom Scheerer Inc.


Kelly Wearstler, Doheny Estate, KWID


Lee Radziwill's library, New York apartment

When I happen upon a space that I love, it's immediate. Throughout the years, I recognized a recurring theme in the rooms that I love—a cozy place to sit {that's not too stuffy}, a room with books and nooks and groupings of art on the walls, bold patterns, and textiles. Plenty of sunshine, too.

Happy Friday, everyone! ox

8/20/10

DESKTOP INSPIRATION





Today, I've decided to show a few of the images I've recently saved to my desktop. Things + places that inspire me. If Freud had a look at this collection, he might say that I desire to go make-out on the beach somewhere, and maybe squeeze in a little project! The first image is a dog-eared page from House & Garden magazine. I'm not sure of the issue date, but it's a chinoiserie-toile wallpaper {Schumacher, Nanjing} that I just love. To the right, is an iconic George Barris photograph of Marilyn Monroe. I had one of those Mexican sweaters in the 1970s, and would love to find one again. Any thoughts about where? I think Brook Farm General Store might have sold them last year? Next, a photo of a room at the divine Perivolas Hotel in Oia, on Santorini. I love the simplicity of the space and the color of the cotton coverlet is an absolute favorite at the moment. To the right... a sexy, sweet embrace between Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. I love this couple! A friend posted this image on Facebook and I am not sure of its original source. Then we move to a photo of Majorca with almost surreal looking umbrellas. They remind of Lulu's Italian umbrellas. And, finally... the chic Don't Tread on Me needlepoint canvas designed by Louis Gartner, Jr. that I first discovered on the wonderful Mrs. Blandings. I'd love to stitch this needlepoint canvas... maybe Art Needlepoint can re-create it! What inspires you lately?

It's a perfect day here on the Massachusetts coast and my sister is coming for the weekend! Have a great time this weekend wherever you are. oxo

8/15/10

CAPE COD CAT BOAT

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A little short from a perfect summer weekend. I hope you are having a great time wherever you are this weekend! ox

8/7/10

Camel + Bright Blue | Fall + Fashion




The color camel and camel hair coats will continue to be popular this fall. I love the color camel and especially paired with a bright, almost periwinkle blue. It makes me long for the blue, washed-silk shirt I bought years ago at Country Road Australia {Remember that store? They're opening an online boutique soon!} and also for the camel hair coat I wore in the 1970s that my father bought for me from The Darien Sport Shop. What a perfect classic that coat was—paired with a little black dress or worn-in jeans and a crisp white shirt. The revolving fashion wheel returns us to classics over and over again, but sometimes with decades in between.



I am now on the hunt for the color camel and blue combination wherever I can find it—it's a lovely duet that blends the summer perfectly into fall. Here is a little palette of fashion inspiration from around the Internet. And, how about turbans for fall? How utterly fabulous!





And, January Jones in a camel hair coat with a cashmere sweater and an Hermès scarf... just mad perfection!



Photos, courtesty: Garance Dore, French Vogue, J. Crew, Jak + Jill, Sartorialist, and Google images

8/2/10

TODD FARM FLEA MARKET




There wasn't too much of interest at the flea market yesterday, but I am always inspired by the sights and sounds and of course, the dogs. {I think I'll create a dog-post from our next visit to Todd Farm}. It was interesting to see the Alber's color-aid paper exercise that we all did in art school. And, I was delighted to find Mailer's book on Picasso for $1.00. We were quite amused by the canvas Indian circus sign below. We love our Sunday mornings at Todd Farm in Rowley, Massachusetts. What flea market do you love?

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