January 2011


Bungalow 5 has just opened a sparkling new showroom in New York City to showcase its modern home furnishings and accessories to the design trade and I’m thrilled to give you a little sneak peek. The showroom officially opens today and is the brand’s first in New York City. What I love most about Bungalow 5 is that even though their offerings are decidedly modern, there is gracefulness and versatility to each piece that enables it to fit seamlessly into any interior. So Haute indeed! You can visit Bungalow 5 on the web here.

Bungalow 5
New York Showroom…

Brooklyn Limestone - Junk Drawer

I’m guest posting today over at Brooklyn Limestone where I’m taking you inside one of the messiest spaces in my home…my junk drawer! As part of a fun series developed by Mrs. Limestone called Junk Drawer Overhaul, I’m showing you how I transformed my junk drawer from a disorganized mess to an organized and orderly storage space…and made a few extra bucks in the process! Click here to read all about it!…


Q. Hi Nicole – I recently purchased a Lee Industries English style sofa with rolled arms and a single bench cushion. I have no idea what fabric I should cover it in! I like solids and prints. Do you have any suggestions? -Rudy

A. Right now I’m LOVING the new upholstery fabric collection from DwellStudio! While the range includes everything from basic cotton solids, luxe velvets and richly textured tweeds, it’s the the bold, graphic patterns that really stand out. My favorite is “Vintage Blossoms” shown on the sofa above in Dove. It’s a hip take on a …

Baggin - So Haute

My Favorite Everyday Bag – by Alexander McQueen

Tam over at Get It Girl Style recently featured me in her super fun series called Baggin where she takes a look inside the bags of tastemakers around the blogosphere. Click here to check out the feature and see what’s inside my bag!…


Photo: Simon Upton/New York Magazine

A growing trend in Manhattan real estate is for developers to hire A-List interior designers to transform model residences in condo buildings in order to drum up buzz and help sway potential buyers by allowing them to envision what their future home could look like. Such is the case with Manhattan House – a landmark luxury condo development on the Upper East Side which features three beautiful model apartments decorated by Rita Konig, Celerie Kemble and James Huniford which are part of the building’s “Modern Collection” residences. The three sprawling apartments are equally fabulous but …