June 2010

Domino -

Domino mourners rejoice! The much loved shelter magazine is back online in digital form! which just re-launched has acquired all of Domino’s digital archives and will be be republishing content from the stylish home magazine which folded in January 2009. The domino archives will be housed under the Home & Registry pages. The website’s new editor-in-chief Julie Raimondi announced the news yesterday and here’s what she had to say:

“I’m also thrilled to announce that has been granted access to all of the stories from the late, great Domino magazine. It was my favorite magazine, and I…
ZachDesart - SH Welcome

I’m so excited to finally bring you the all-new So Haute! Welcome!! For the past few months I’ve been working hard at planning for this launch and working with a developer to design a site that’s aesthetically pleasing and more user friendly. The first thing you’ll notice is a cleaner, simpler layout with a navigation bar and new categories that make browsing our content a breeze. I’m also on WordPress now and have a brand new URL – Be sure to update your RSS feeds, bookmarks and blogroll links! Underneath the “Connect” sidebar header on the right you’ll …

Grant K Gibson Skirted Greek Key Table

I love the look of a crisp, tailored skirted table. Above is a skirted table in San Francisco designer Grant K. Gibson’s home. That wide Greek key trim is to die for!

Grant loves his skirted tables. Here’s another one he designed for a client’s bathroom vanity that has the same Greek key trim.

And here’s another skirted table in Grant’s home that’s used as a TV console. This photo was featured in House Beautiful.

This octagonal skirted table is the focal point of an entry in a home designed by Tom Scheerer that was featured in the July 2009 …

Bryant Chandelier

Thomas O’Brien Bryant Small Chandelier

So after much debate I finally landed on a light fixture for my dining room! I chose the Thomas O’Brien Bryant Small Chandelier, pictured above. I think the silhouette balances nicely with the curvature of my dining table and chairs and really love its delicate feel. It’s totally classic and the hand rubbed antique brass finish will develop a nice patina over time. It wasn’t one of the options I was originally considering but I’m really happy with my choice. It’s getting installed next weekend and I’ll be sure to post pics!…


I scored these peonies at the Union Square Farmers Market on Sunday…for two dollars and fifty cents a bunch! Yup, you heard right! I got to the market at the very end of the day, just as all of the vendors were packing up and clamoring to get rid of their leftover product, hence the steep discount. They were going for $10 a bunch that morning! It’s true the early bird may catch the worm but it’s the patient shopper that scores the best deal! I bought four bunches and made 2 beautiful arrangements…this one and another smaller one for …


This is the first of a new series of monthly posts where I’ll be highlighting my top 10 picks for the home that I’m obsessed with right now! Hope you enjoy!

1. Pottery Barn Grand Embroidered Duvet Cover & Shams

Crisp white cotton percale with three-stripe embroidery detail make this bedding chic and timeless. I just ordered this duvet set for my bedroom with monogrammed shams and I LOVE it! The best part? The collection is on sale! $79.99 for a full/queen duvet and $19.00 for a standard sham.

2. Nate Berkus Dhurrie Rug with Fringe from HSN

Nate Berkus …