Category Archives: Design

Crisp White Home With Pops of Foliage

It’s no secret that I’m having a major white decor moment in my current design-obsessing. After living in our bright and funky apartment for a few years now, I’m hankering for a bright white space.  The shocker here is how much I’ve fallen for all of the lush greenery in this home tour … given my black thumb, filling our own space with plants would seem like a major no-no, but this place has me second-guessing that stance. I mean, white and green, totally working here.

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The copper details in the kitchen – like copper faucet and copper handles and drawer pulls – are so subtly glamorous on the clean white cabinets.

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Both bedrooms are equally beautiful, cozy and simple. Makes me want to climb right back into bed this morning.

Via Stadshem // Found on Coco Lapine Design



Modern Bathroom Inspiration

When searching for our current apartment, I had one non-negotiable: a great big bath tub.  I live for a good bubble bath (and my family … and cookies.)  But really, the bubble bath was key in the property search.  And somehow, in the blink of an eye, we’ll be on the move again in just a blink of an eye, and in just a few short months we’ll be packing up and moving for hubby’s residency.  I’m already dreaming about our would-be bathroom, because, priorities.

And once we find our perfect home in that new city, I’ll be tackling our bathroom design first, with a little help from (because seriously, they have everything!)  I’m dreaming of something modern (with design-forward staples in classic white), plus rustic/vintage touches (wood floors, subway tiles, white washed window frames, a great big Moroccan rug or cowhide.) has gorgeous modern vanities – (I absolutely love the Fresca Distante bathroom vanity with a round sink!); stunning lighting (because every dream bathroom should come equipped with a devastatingly glamorous chandelier); mirrors in every shape and style; and the freestanding neptune tubs (I’m pretty sure I fall in love with a freestanding tub in every Pinterest picture of a bathroom I have ever seen.)

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Image via:  Domino // Ryan Street & Associates (featured on Glitter, Inc.) // Adore Your Place // Centsational Girl // Domaine Home


Grey, White and Blush Scandinavian Apartment

This bright white Scandinavian home is fuss free, lived in (in all of the right ways … piles of pillows, stacks of magazines, a very practical-but-cool farmhouse table with industrial-looking pipe detail), and just a touch romantic.  Step right in …

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I love how the black, grey, white, and blush tones travel from room to room through this bright and airy home.

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Via Nordic Design and Decor Dots // Photos: Stadshem


Taylor Tomasi Hill’s New York Apartment

Every fashion girl knows and loves the street style star and Moda Operandi’s artistic director, Taylor Tomasi Hill.  With her signature red hair and statement making, color-packed outfits spotted all over New York City, it’s no surprise that her Chelsea apartment – a place she and her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, Chase, spent a long time hunting down – is every inch eclectic and gorgeous.  Prepare yourself for texture and color galore, straight ahead.

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The splashes of color mixed with vintage and salvage pieces really has my heart.

And the rustic metal-worked farm table in the dining room — I don’t think it get’s much cooler than that.  The very best part: the farm-style table was actually left in the apartment by the previous owners.  According to Taylor, it’s certainly been put to good use.  “It has already been used as a runway, a dance floor, and place to carve Halloween pumpkins.”

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“I am obsessed with texture,” says Hill, photographed in the entranceway of her Chelsea home. “Sometimes I think I want a whitewashed apartment, but in the end I can’t manage to stay away from color.”

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Images via Vogue // Photographed by Claiborne Swanson Frank // Interiors Stylist: Chiara de Rege


Serene Art-Filled Home in Germany

I’m so taken by this gorgeous tranquil German home. The muted colors, the light wood, glossy white and gold accents, soft lighting, the walls hung with subtle seaside imagery, the diaphanous fabrics used as room dividers and window coverings, it’s all so subtle and lovely. Mixing modern furniture (like the lacquer tulip table in the dining room) with wood furniture works well to create a laid-back cool aesthetic.

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How fantastic is that dining room/living room space? So subtle, simple and beautiful.

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See the full feature on EST Magazine.

Images via EST Magazine // Design: STUDIO OINK


Tory Burch Tabletop Collection

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Tory Burch just launched her new home collection and it is classic perfection in all of it’s blue and white glory.  The exclusive new tabletop collection, inspired by Tory’s love of entertaining — is ideal for every day. The hand-painted Spongeware dishes are based on 19th-century English ceramics, and the colors, blue and white, are a classic combination seen in much of the era’s stoneware pieces. Substantial yet chic and totally ideal for any occasion — plus, the pieces will work especially well in mix-and-match place settings.  The blue jardin linens are an added bit of French femininity.  Forever a fan of the classics, I most definitely dig it.

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Don’t these pieces make you want to throw a sophisticated Summer brunch ASAP?  I’ll be dreaming of that spongeware pitcher, stacks of those chargers, and the bright blue old fashioned glasses.

By the way, for a limited time Tory Burch is offering free express shipping on the entire home line!