Thursday, September 27, 2012

Estate Sale of Helene Rochas!

If I had a millions of dollars there is one apartment that I could be swayed to purchase, that is the late Helene Rochas' pad!  Known as the Rochas Parfum mogul after taking over the company of her late husband, Helene was also known for  hobnobbing with the 1960's and 70's artists, jet setters and fashionistas. To read a no holds barred article about her life check out W Magazine! I just wish I could tour that apartment and also be able to bid on a few of her pieces now being auctioned off at Christies!
Check out this space, she was definitely a woman of impeccable taste!

Courtesy of the following: 1stDibs, WWW, and Christies.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Project Decor

Well, as if it's not bad enough to have been a bit obsessed with Pinterest, now I am on Project Decor!
It is a great site, you create boards, and upload items and room projects that you love. You also have the option of purchasing items from the site and the boards that have been created to showcase furniture, lighting, rugs etc. So, if you see a room that you love you can have it just by purchasing the items on that board. So many top designer already have joined such as Alexa Hampton, Stephanie Odegard and the list goes on. If you want another site that will have you up creating until midnight, check out Project Decor! Here a few boards I have had fun creating so far, and the pieces are provided for you an the site but you can add anything you want from you own downloads! Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

On a Love Rant!

As usual I had trouble sleeping last night! So of course I got up and leafed through magazine after magazine. I started seeing a common thread of things that my eye was drawn to, things that I seem to love in design at the moment! Thought I would share this stream of consciousness with you all, please let me know what you love in design these days!

Above 2 items are from Dwell Studio!

Love now and always will a classic chesterfield sofa!-Chez-Cha

Actually love this belgian sofa from Restoration Hardware, now smaller scale for apartment living.

Again the sofa has clean lines with an eclectic flare that mixes well with different tastes!

I saw this in the Hickory Chair Showroom and loved it, can be customized anyway you like!

Love a classic wing chair as well, also Hickory Chair.. can be cool with the right fabric!

Always drawn to African tables for some reason, I guess it must be love


Cant help it I love bamileke stools, the authentic ones of course!-1st Dibs.

Wow, do I wish I could have stunning Chinoiserie dining chairs..LOVE them!

I love how Good old Pottery Barn is stepping up the rug selection, and making it affordable for people to get that eclectic look with a Beni Ourain!

Pottery Barn

Love the Giltspur Lanterns, just installed over a clients island!-Currey & Company

Love the Basil Flushmount, have it and have used it for others!Visual Comfort

Love Banquettes just about anywhere!

Above 2 photos courtesy of JPD School of Design.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Lucy Smith Make My Table, Please!

Lucy Smith has been a design professional for over a decade. She has created a studio in Anniston, Alabama right in front of her family's steel business. There she is able to provide clients with gorgeous unique metal furnishings. Lucy offers metal furnishings with wonderful choices of tops and custom finishes. If you can imagine it she can make it for you! There is only one problem, I love very piece she has! I hope I can use one of her pieces in a design space very soon. Happy Monday all!

Lucy Smith

Sunday, September 23, 2012


There are so many hidden gems in NJ! We have such a bad reputation, yet we have so many beautiful towns, parks, shops and homes. I particularly love the area where our children go to school in Gladstone/Peapack. It's by Far Hills and Bernardsville. This area is surrounded by horse country and amazing old hidden mansions.  In fact, one such mansion is for sale! If you have 4.9 million sitting to invest why not come out to Jersey and take on the Blairsden Estate. This 38 room, 31 bedroom mansion is beyond imagination. I am sure it may need a bit of updating, and I certainly would not want to pay the heating bill, but just imagine what life must have been like back in it's heyday! Just another reason to come check the New Jersey countryside out. Happy Sunday! Courtesy of-Turpin and Sothebys.