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A home designed by Martin Lawrence Bullard

Since I’m fresh from vacation and still have the beach on the brain, a post on beach houses seems in order! I always say that one day I will own a beach house of my own. I love everything about the beach…the sun, the sand, the surf…there’s just something about a being near a beach setting that puts me at ease. If I were lucky enough to live right on the ocean I’d want to design my home to include lots of floor-to-ceiling windows which allow me to enjoy the sweeping oceanview vistas …

Ethnic Inspired Fabrics I Love


A Peter Dunham Designed room featuring fabrics from his signature line.

I absolutely love ethnic inspired textiles, particularly prints and patterns that are emblematic of Central Asian countries like India, Turkey, Uzbekistan, etc. I especially have a thing for Indian paisleys and florals. Here are some of my favorites:

Indian Pear, Robert Kime

Rajmata, Peter Dunham

Kashmir Paisley, Peter Dunham

Samarkand, Peter Dunham

Dotted Leaf, Suzanne Rheinstein/Hollyhock for Lee Jofa

Indian Flower, Michael S. Smith/Jasper

Indian Flower, Michael S. Smith/ Jasper

Mimosa Vine, Carolina Irving Textiles

Desert Rose, Carolina Irving Textiles

Jaipur, Peter Fasano

And despite the common feeling …

Back from Paradise!

So I’m back after my week long vacay in the Dominican Republic. With a lot going on in my personal life combined with the stresses of my demanding job and the daily rigors of living in New York, I really needed to get away and this trip is just what the doctor ordered! The island was beautiful and I took great pleasure in being a beach bum all week.

A gorgeous sunset on Bayahibe Beach in La Romana, DR

One of the highlights of the trip was watching the sunset on the beach each night. It was so nice to …

The Domino Spread That Never Was

A few months before Domino folded I heard some gossip that the magazine had recently shot the home of socialite and fashion PR maven Annelise Peterson. A frequent boldfaced name, Peterson spent years in New York working in the PR offices of top fashion brands such as Calvin Klein, Valentino and Alberta Ferretti before moving to LA to launch her own fashion and lifestyle consulting firm earlier this year. And rumor has it, her West Village apartment designed by Jesse Carrier of Carrier & Company, was to be featured in Domino’s April issue. I was recently perusing Carrier & …

Happy Birthday to Me!

Photo via AmyAtlas.com

Today marks the 28th year of my existence!! I celebrated over the weekend with a fun rooftop party. Tonight after work I’m keeping it low key. Dinner at a great Indian restaurant plus a trip to the movies to see Julie & Julia. My idea of a perfect night! As a birthday gift to myself I am taking a trip to La Romana in the Dominican Republic. I’m going with my brother, sister-in-law and this little guy:

My adorable 2 year old nephew, William! In T minus 6 days I’ll be lying on the beautiful beach below. …