First Look: Home Tour

Today, I’ve got something exciting to share with you!  I’m thrilled to present the first peek into my home and the work we’ve done to it.  First up is my son’s room.

Like so many things in my life, this room began with some inspiration from Jenna Lyons.  After seeing this picture of Ms. Lyons’ little boy’s bedroom, I became smitten with the idea of (more…)

Modern Inspiration: Vera Wang’s L.A. Home

Vera Wang's house L.A.

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This weekend the New York Times Magazine ran the top photo of Vera Wang’s breathtaking home in L.A. and I was newly smitten (the home was featured in Harpers Bazaar earlier this year).  The clean lines, glass walls, and modern minimalism has me swooning and imagining life in such a space.  Though surely with my two young children, the house wouldn’t stay immaculate for long, I love day dreaming about my life there nonetheless.  How fabulous is this home?  Maybe we could all just (more…)

Serena and Lily’s Beach Market (is a Must)

The Serena & Lily catalog is full of interesting finds for your home– from cool rugs and printed pillows to interesting bedding (for adults and children) and great furniture.  I have a bunch of pieces of theirs in my home (like this metallic rug and these chairs in my kids’ rooms– they were perfect to rock them to sleep in when they were babies, and now they’re great to snuggle in during book time).  But their new store in Wainscott, New York (in Long Island’s Hamptons) was truly a surprise.  It is full of beautiful items for the home, as well as cool accessories and finds for the beach (many of which are only available at the store).  Even from the outside of the store, you can tell it’s a special spot– the design is gorgeous, with its open doors, potted plants, and striped awning.

But inside, all sorts of wonders await.  The crisp white setting (from ceiling to floor) is the perfect (more…)

Moda Operandi’s Inspiring Offices

I love glimpses into inspiring workspaces (and I have an entire Pinterest board on the subject to prove it).  So, Architectural Digest’s peek inside the offices of Moda Operandi (an e-tailer I adore. . . and who knew they had a fitting room for special clients?) is a fantasy realized.

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Designers At Home

Wouldn’t you love to see inside the homes of interior designers?  I, for one, would (and do), and the gorgeous new book Designers At Home allows us to do just that.

This past weekend at the lovely San Francisco home goods store Hudson Grace, there was a book signing with the author of this behind-the-scenes tome, Ronda Rice Carman.  She could not have been sweeter, and her book is full of so much inspiration.  It takes you into the personal homes of fifty admired interior designers and explores their ideas about design as well as their favorite items and design elements.  It’s a lush book, full of gorgeous photos and insightful text (not to mention a Forward by Martha Stewart!).

Designers At Home is a beautiful book full of ideas and inspiration.  It’s also a wonderful gift for someone in your life, including your mother, with Mother’s Day on the horizon.  I have a feeling you (and mom) will find yourselves coming back to it for years to come.

Happy Monday!

Shirt: Band of Outsiders / White Jeans: J Brand / Sweater: Stella McCartney (old, similar here) / Bag: Saint Laurent

You Belong With Me

I think it’s nearly impossible not to break out into song with a huge smile on your face when you hear The Lumineers’ song Ho Hey (check out the video here, especially if for some reason you’ve never heard it).  That’s why it’s our family jam, which even our two year old joins in to sing along with.  When I saw this Etsy print with the lyrics, it brought another smile to my face.  I might need to own this print.  In the meantime, I’m going to be humming with a grin.

Have a lovely weekend!!

Creativity At Play

Last night there was a lovely event celebrating Heather Clawson’s new book, Creativity At Work (which I recently raved about here).  It was held at a great new home goods shop called Hudson Grace here in San Francisco.  Decorated in shades of grey and white, the whole place was decked out with orange accents to highlight Heather’s book, which looked so cool.

Heather, herself, is a gem.  And she was looking fabulous, wearing a tuxedo blazer with emerald J. Crew pants and Valentino shoes (a lovely look for the upcoming holidays, by the way).  She mentioned that she already has ideas for a second book (which, though this book is brand new, I’m already looking forward to).

Hudson Grace (which is named after the owners’ dogs) is full of lovely home accents.  For the book signing, they were passing out champagne in fabulous stemless champagne flutes (which they sell in the shop, and I’m dreaming of owning).  They also have a beautiful selection of dishware, napkins and napkin rings, coffee table books, and candles.

If you’re in San Francisco, stop by Hudson Grace for its lovely selection of home goods and accessories (and a gorgeous collection of coffee table books).  And put Heather Clawson’s Creativity At Work on your Christmas List (for yourself or others).  It’s full of inspiration!

Have a wonderful weekend!