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DwellStudio Goes Brick & Mortar

I’m so impressed and inspired by the way DwellStudio founder and Creative Director Christiane Lemiuex has built her ever-expanding brand. Launched in 1999 with a focus on bedding and soft goods, DwellStudio has since expanded to include chic, modern items for every room in the home including furniture, home accessories, rugs, tabletop and artwork as well as as a line of stylish baby and kids furnishings. Recently, the company opened up the doors to its first flagship store in New York City which serves as the perfect showcase for the brand’s home and lifestyle wares. The  nearly 3000 square-foot store …

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Weekend Links


The weather is absolutely beautiful here in New York so I plan to get out and enjoy the sunshine but if you find yourself with some downtime in front of your computer, here are our favorite articles from around the web that you must read this weekend!

Amanda Peete’s Place: Vogue goes inside the uber chic Hollywood Hills home of actress Amanda Peete.

 Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan’s Shelter Island Retreat: Adler & Doonan open the doors of their colorful, modern getaway home for Architectural Digest.

A Sneak Peek – Cupcakes and Cashmere: The Book: Power fashion …

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Get the Look: Mary Katrantzou’s Bold Floral Fashion

I’m always mesmerized by the over-the-top florals and graphic prints seen in Greek born, British based fashion designer Mary Katrantzou’s collections. Inspired by prints from her capsule collection for Topshop, here are some bold floral items that I’m loving right now.

1. Sissinghurst Castle Dinnerware  | 2.  Woodland Organic Sheet Set | 3. Jungle Fever fabric | 4. Kantha Quilt | 5. Floral Thank you Card | 6. Floral iPhone cover | 7. Mary Katrantzou Dress | 8. Flower Collage | 9.  Mary Katratnzou Biker Jacket | 10. Firework Florals Journal | 11.  D. Porthault Mille Fleurs Bath Sheets | …

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A Peek Inside Monika Chiang’s Chic SoHo Boutique

I always love examples of good retail design and right now I’m crushing over ready-to-wear and accessories designer Monika Chiang’s new SoHo boutique. The 1,250-square-foot space was designed by “Million Dollar Decorator” Mary McDonald and I’m loving those kelly green chairs, textured walls and glamorous brass accents. Chiang has been receiving lots of buzz recently and if you’re not familiar with her work click here to check out her e-commerce site!

Photo by Kyle Ericksen for WWD

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Vintage Remix!

This past weekend I finally had a chance to sit down and read through interior designer Kishani Perera’s new book, Vintage Remix which I am absolutely loving! Growing up rummaging through yard sales, flea markets and thrift shops in search of the perfect piece, Kishani developed a knack for re-imagining vintage finds as well as a killer signature style that is colorful, eclectic and just plain cool. It’s no wonder that she is the go-to decorator for A-list Hollywood celebrities like Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel, Molly Simms, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Jason Statham. Filled with images from Kishani’s portfolio, Vintage remix …