May 2008


Here are a few fabulous interiors with bright pops of pink and yellow that provide lots of chic and cheerful inspiration. Hope looking at these brightens up your Saturday! Happy Weekend!

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When I was at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show a couple of months ago I came across these gorgeous leather sling chairs that really stood out to me. Kind of sexy, right? After a bit of research I learned that these beautiful chairs were designed by William Katavolos in 1952 as part of the “New Furniture” collection for Laverne. Often referred to as the “T chair” because of it’s T shaped frame and leather sling seat, these chairs are truly a twentieth century design classic. In fact, they’re housed in the permanent collections of the MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum …

I really love the design firm Roman and Williams. I first learned of the architect/interior designer pair fairly recently after their buzz worthy renovation of the Royalton hotel lobby was revealed last Fall. Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch are the designers behind the company which is named after their respective grandfathers. The professional and romantic partners met during their days as Hollywood production designers when they worked together designing sets for movies such as Duplex, Practical Magic and Zoolander. After growing tired of seeing all of their hard work destroyed after each production wrapped, they decided to start a …

Every weekend I look forward to reading Page Six Magazine which is a special insert that comes with the Saturday edition of The New York Post. There’s a section in the magazine called Six Life which covers food, health, and best of all home! They always provide a glimpse into the homes of stylish New Yorkers and this week they profiled mother-daughter design duo Robyn and Sara Karp of Robyn Karp Interiors. Sara, who is 26, joined her mom’s interior design firm three years ago after working briefly for Robert Alpert Associates and Victoria Hagan Interiors. Robyn lives in …

It’s a lazy Saturday at home for me and I’ve been online searching for a new duvet set for my bedroom. Williams-Sonoma Home and Bluefly both have some beautiful options but of course everything I like costs much more than I was hoping to spend! I’ve decided to just go for it and splurge because A: quality bedding will last much longer than cheaper bedding which makes the investment well worth it and B: I believe that bedding is one element of a bedroom that really dresses up the space. Even if you don’t have the finest furniture or accessories, …

If you’re in New York next week you must check out Housing Works‘ 4th Annual Design on a Dime Benefit. For this yearly fundraiser, Housing Works enlists some of the top names in interior design to create spectacular room vignettes with donated, brand new luxury home furnishings which are then sold at 50-80% off retail to benefit Housing Works’ charitable programs for homeless and low-income people living with HIV and AIDS in New York City. A group of 30 A-List design stars are on the roster for this year’s event and names include Charlotte Moss, Jamie Drake, Thom Filicia, …