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Gone Shopping! Have a great weekend!

This weekend I’m off to the Hamptons for Super Saturday! In case you’re not familiar, Super Saturday is an annual fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund that includes a ton of fun activities for the family but by far the highlight and the element that draws people to the event each year is the Super Saturday Designer Garage Sale where more than 200 top designers sell their goods at a deep discount to shoppers who pay a pretty penny to be there and all of the proceeds are used to fund the charity’s ovarian cancer research programs. This …

Book Shopping with Kelly Wearstler + 2 of My Favorite Vintage Design Books

In last Thursday’s Home section of the New York Times, the “Shopping With” column featured Kelly Wearstler shopping at Potterton books in Los Angeles. Potterton is a unique bookstore that specializes in both new and out-of-print design books. (Potterton also has outposts in London and New York). In the article Wearstler discusses how she gets much of her inspiration from old design books and that she collects them just as she would art. You can read the full story here.

Lately I’ve been wanting to learn more about interior design theory so I’ve been sourcing old design books for …

Global Chic!

I love this bedroom by designer Matthew Patrick Smyth. It was featured on the cover of Elle Decor’s December 2005 issue and for good reason…the room and everything about it is absolutely stunning.  I love the refined mix of prints and styles from all over the world. The headboard is made from pieces of the facade of an 18th century Moghul* home. The chandelier is European. The fabrics used on the pillows are from India and bring to mind the Les Indiennes fabrics that I blogged about yesterday. The rug and the suzani provide the perfect pops of color…

Les Indiennes

Lately I’ve been drawn to ethnic printed fabrics so I thought I’d devote a post to a purveyor of ethnic textiles that I really love. Les Indiennes produces the most beautiful, hand printed Indian textiles and their fabrics have a casual, bohemian elegance that I find very appealing. If you aren’t familiar with the company, after reading this post you’ll probably start noticing the brand often in the media as they receive a fair amount of press and are credited regularly in magazines such as Domino, Elle Decor and House Beautiful.


Les Indiennes was founded in 2002 by Mary Mulcahy, …

Writing Desks in the Bedroom


Photo via kristaewart.com

There’s something so chic and refined about a writing desk in the bedroom. Here’s a collection of some of my favorite bedrooms, complete with well dressed desks! Above is one of my favorites– the guest bedroom of designer Krista Ewart’s Santa Monica cottage which features a stylish ebony Italianate desk by the bedside. I love all of the ultra feminine details like the porcelain lady head, ceramic lamp with water lilies and the vintage fashion illustration.

Jay Jeffers for the ’07 San Francisco Decorators Showcase…a well dressed room with a stylish bedside desk…

Photos via jeffersdesigngroup.com

A …

Another Bedroom Update!

In case you’re wondering where I’ve been, I took a little blogging hiatus to focus on some other priorities but now I’m back and I’m happy to share an exciting bedroom update. My search for a headboard has ended! I decided to have a custom piece made and below is the lovely fabric I’ve chosen…a Chinoiserie inspired pattern called “Sestina” by Kravet. More details to come!