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Diane von Furstenberg Inks Deal for Home Collection

This just in…Fashion designer, CFDA President and all around style icon Diane von Furstenberg is launching a home collection! She is collaborating with Springs Global, a worldwide supplier of bed, bath and home fashion products. The licensing deal was announced yesterday and Von Furstenberg’s collection of  home accessories, bedding, bath and tabletop items will debut in select department and better specialty stores in Spring 2011. The designer’s first foray into the world of home was in the 1970s when she partnered with Sears on a line. That program did close to $100 million in sales, according to HFN. Von …

Haute Obsession: Eko Luxe Bath Linens

What: Eko Luxe Bath Linens by Kassatex

Why: They’re made of certified organic cotton and naturally sustainable bamboo fibers as well as all natural dyes which makes them completely eco-friendly.

How: I discovered these while shopping for organic cotton towels to replace the gnarly and worn towels I’ve had for the past 7 years. (Part of my attempt to start the new year of fresh) I absolutely love them…they’re extremely soft and plush!

Where: Available at Gracious Home in New York as well as on their website. And currently on sale at Sears.com!…

My X-Bench Before & After (& How to Get The Look!)

I’ve always loved the look of X benches so when I spotted a vintage pair at the Brimfield Antique Show a couple of years ago, I quickly snapped them up without thinking twice! Here is what they looked like when I got them: The ugly pinkish-orange upholstery was dingy and dirty and the coiling inside was broken so when you sat on them you sunk down into the seat. Needless to say these needed an overhaul! I decided to re-cover them in a neutral yet textured fabric that was durable and I chose this cotton blend fabric called “burnish” from…

Get Organized!

Along with a new year comes a desire to get myself more organized at home! To start the year off fresh, I decided to pare down my belongings, clear out the clutter and rid my home of things I hardly use which were taking up valuable space. My goal was to create a greater sense of peace and clarity going into the new year so I could feel more content and focused. I’ve already begun the process of purging and organizing. Here’s what I’ve tackled so far:

The Refrigerator & Freezer. I threw away anything that was expired or that …

A Fresh Start


2010 marks the start of a new decade which means it’s time for change! In addition to the typical New Year’s resolutions that I make each year (work out more, save more, yada yada yada), I made a laundry list of goals for this humble blog of mine and here’s portion of that list:

Blog more frequently. Such a tough one for me since my day job keeps me pretty busy, but I’m going to work on posting more often in 2010. Introduce new content. This includes new editorial features and hopefully a few new interactive features such as…