Remember when Ralph Lauren stood for prepped out flower patterns, tartan and rugby?
This past fall I visited the Ralph Lauren showroom down in High Point, NC for the first time and was totally surprised and blown away by what I saw there. While most furniture companies and designers follow trends and break out only a little bit, the Ralph Lauren folks live in their own world and march to their own drummer. So I had to go visit their showrooms in NYC this past week to get closer to the fire. What I saw was another face of Ralph: edgier, luxe and playing with the shadows.
Every now and then I stumble upon some interiors that totally get me excited - giving me ideas for how I'd like my home to be one day. Some of them are a bit extreme, but the ideas embedded in them stick and I find myself daydreaming in this direction for weeks. When I saw these pic of Host Restaurant in Copenhagen I fell in love.
In recent weeks, this series of events has happened to me at least three times: I wanted something so badly but I knew it was unobtainable, then the object of my desire suddenly became available to me, and I realized I didn't actually want it in the first place. I blame Out-Of-My-League Goggles for clouding my vision…
de Gournay recently opened a new shop on East 59th Street to showcase their bespoke wall coverings. Since I'm so smitten with their product, I high-tailed it over there for a few photos and to discover what's new.
I love rocks. Not the shiny ones you wear on your finger, but minerals, in strange shapes and exotic colors, glittering dully in a cave behind a waterfall somewhere. I love them in the home, where their lovely texture and unusual shapes make them simultaneously luxe and modern. Here are some ideas for bringing a little natural beauty into your abode — no matter your budget.
Were you a little jealous when you read about the Siegels' Versailles-inspired home? Well, if you have chickens, the Versailles lifestyle can be yours (and theirs)! Retailer Neiman Marcus is now offering the Beau Coop, a Petit Trianon for your chickens, all for $100,000.
Last week I made a big batch of applesauce and was rewarded with a delicious snack and an awesome-smelling kitchen. To me, starting with warm apples, fall is full of the best scents and some of the best flavors.
Visiting a show house is kind of like going to a fashion show. The designs are a little over the top and you can't afford a single thing, but it's a great place to look for inspiration that can trickle down to your own home. As I made my way through the CS Interiors Anniversary Home, with rooms designed by 6 leading interior designers, I found a number of inspiring features.
One of my favorite podcasts recently discussed Lauren Greenfield's documentary The Queen of Versailles, which chronicles billionaires Jackie and David Siegel's project to build America's largest private home. The Siegels' planned 90,000 square feet home and estate, modeled (in excess at least) after the Palace at Versailles, had plans for 10 kitchens, 30 bathrooms, 2 tennis courts, a bowling alley, gym, skating rink and a full-sized baseball field.