August 2010

Emily Henderson

Congratulations to Emily Henderson, winner of HGTV’s Design Star! If you’ve been following the series then you’re likely familiar with  Emily, the quirky-cool blonde who works as a prop stylist specializing in interior and food styling. She didn’t make much noise in the first few episodes of Design Star but quickly made it known to the judges and the world that she had what it takes to be the next Design Star. Last night she was crowned the winner and will soon be the host of her own show on HGTV! I hate to sound like a know-it-all …


A sitting area in Bunny’s office features BeeLine Home’s ever-popular Nailhead Sofa, gold Hourglass Table, Lemon Leaf Ceramic Lamp and Copper Lotus Hurricane (on coffee table).

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending a cocktail party hosted by Bunny Williams at her office where she gave a group of bloggers and editors a sneak peek at some of the exciting new projects she’ll be launching this fall. I got to see photos of Bunny’s BeeLine Home Collection II which includes 45 new furniture, accessories and lighting pieces that will premiere at High Point Market in October. Her first …

lulu dk apart2

Artist and textile designer Lulu deKwiatkowski’s chic Upper East Side apartment is for sale and it can be yours for a cool $1,999,000! The prewar two bedroom apartment which has been featured in publications like Elle Decor and the now defunct House & Garden and Domino, features a spacious open layout and unique details like Moroccan style archways and built-in bookshelves. deKwiatkowski recently took to her blog to spread the word:

“Great doorman building on 64th Street between Park and Lexington. Two bedrooms, huge kitchen, terrace and loft-like living room all re-constructed by me. Asking 1.999. I have lived and …


I’m always delighted to hear that my blog is a constant source of inspiration for others. Recently, New York based fashion stylist Genevieve Yraola emailed over photos of a fabulous DIY skirted sink she completed in her bathroom after seeing my post on skirted tables. Take a look:

After reading your blog on skirted tables, it inspired me to give my bathroom a quick DIY makeover. I wanted to hide the ugly plumbing under my pedestal sink as well as give extra storage. I made my skirt using fabric and velcro purchased from Mood Fabrics and grosgrain ribbon …


Since the full house tour of my apartment was recently revealed on Apartment Therapy I thought you might like to see some before and afters of my space. I’ll start with the bedroom and show you how I transformed it from a boxy, soul-less space into an inviting and elegant retreat.

This is what the bedroom looked like when I moved in three years ago. It had zero character and was also quite small at approximately 11 1/2′ x 12′ with just one modestly sized closet. Aside from creating an elegant sleeping room, I also needed to design a layout …


Yesterday was my birthday!  I’m actually away in Edmonton, Canada this week for work so it felt kind of lonely to be away from my friends and family on my special day. Still, I had a great day. When I arrived Monday night on the eve of my birthday I walked into my room to find this gorgeous flower arrangement waiting for me along with a plate of chocolate covered strawberries and a box of cookies from my boyfriend!

After gorging on cookies and strawberries I crashed from an exhausting 12 hours of traveling and then woke up to this …