April 2012

Design on a Dime - So Haute

The opening night benefit for Housing Works’ annual Design on a Dime fundraiser is always a super fun event that I look forward to each year. All the major players in the New York design community are there and it’s a great opportunity to catch up with one another and have a little fun while shopping for a great cause! Here’s a little recap of the night captured through the lens of my iPhone and my favorite app Instagram!

One of my first stops was HGTV designer Genevieve Gorder‘s booth for Valspar which was one of the event’s sponsors. …

One of my favorite charity events of the year is underway and if you’re in NYC this weekend I highly recommend visiting Design on a Dime – Housing Works’ annual benefit that supports the organization’s programs for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. Each year New York’s top interior designers create beautiful room vignettes for Design on a Dime and all of the items are available for sale at a significant discount off retail to benefit Housing Works. You can score some amazing deals for your home while supporting a great cause. It’s the perfect excuse to shop!…
Elephant Pillows - Splurge Steal

I love these whimsical throw pillows which have a global and eclectic feel. The pillow on the left is from John Robshaw – one of my favorite textile designers. It carries a price tage of $175 so if you love this look but don’t want to break the bank the option on the right from World Market offers the same chic look as the John Robshaw version at a fraction of the price. The main difference? The John Robshaw version features a print that was hand-painted on a linen/cotton blend fabric with a luxe goose down insert. Because they’re hand-painted, …

Nicole Gibbons - Instagram

(My Instagram Profile Pic)

In my previous post I talked about my obsession with Pinterest and other social media sites and one that I post to almost daily is Instagram! It’s an app for Apple and Android devices that creates a fun way to capture and share photos with vintage inspired filters. Like Pinterest, I’m totally addicted to it! Here’s a recap of the last couple of weeks through the lens of Instagram! I’m going to make this a regular feature so you can stay connected to what I’m up to when I’m offline. 

I took a stroll through Union …

So Haute-Zebra-Mania


I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of Scalamandre’s zebra wallpaper. It’s so whimsical and fun! Lately I’ve been noticing lots of accessories and fashion with zebra motifs that seem inspired by Scalamandre’s iconic original design. Here are a few of my favorites – and everything’s under $100!

1. Scalamandre Umbrella, $95 at Scalamandre’s online outlet. | 2. Zebra Crossing Scarf, $24. | 3. J. Falkner Leaping Zebra boxed notecards, $16.95. | 4. Scalamandre Zebra Wallpaper, available in 6 color-ways. Available through design professionals only. 5. …