Monday, August 29, 2011

Red Hot Chili Pepper colored rooms

Move over Rod Stewart, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are back in town...with a new album. Their title track? Why it's called "The Adventures of Raindance Maggie". To see the video, click here.

I think too often people limit their sources of inspiration to the things they see. I encourage you to go further, and make your home a full representation of yourself, including the music you enjoy and the emotions you feel.

In honor of using music as an inspirational tool for designing your home, here are some "red hot" rooms
 Bibi Monnahan

Martha Angus

Brian McCarty

Miles Redd

Christian May of Maison21

If you are not ready to commit to an entire room, red can be a fabulous pop of color in a room...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Modern day Girl Scout...bring it IRENE!

Well I have officially evacuated NYC and headed west to Chicago to wait out the storm. I packed all my clothes in trash bags and put them on top of my bed. I removed everything stored under my bed and basement storage unit.

I frantically packed a carry on bag to take with me to Chicago with all the items that I felt I could not live without. I think the items I brought with me to Chicago are very telling as to the priorities in my life...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Have you had your wheaties today?

Dietitians recommend you eat it, but I recommend you decorate with it....Wheat that is!

Believe me you will be in good company; seeing as Coco Chanel was inspired by wheat, as was Yves Saint Laurent.
Coco Chanel's Apartment at 31 Rue Cambon

large wheat arrangement in home of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé

wheat arrangement in home of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé

friend of YSL, Catherine Deneuve brings a bouquet of his favorite "flower" to his funeral in 2008.

wheat sconce

wheat table

wheat table

wheat chairs

wheat lamp

wheat sculpture

 wheat arrangements for your home or next party...

Or how about a wheat accessory for your wardrobe...



I don't know about you, but these sure do satisfy my hunger 100%!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fools rush in... for everything PYRITE (a.k.a. "fools gold)

I'm loving all the Kelly Wearstler pyrite jewels I've been wearing the past two days, so I thought I would share with you some other great pyrite accessories to make your home feel like you won the jackpot!


These may not be pyrite, but here are some faux gold textiles....


And of course, I must include the objects of my obsession.... I've included links to buy them at Net-a-Porter, but you can also buy them on the 5th floor of Bergdorf Goodman in NYC and in various Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus locations in the next month.