Monday, September 30, 2013

Blue and White Bash Link Party at "The Pink Pagoda"!

I love this idea of link parties! The Pink Pagoda has invited everyone to link up their blue and white posts or images, since I am sure it's a favorite topic amongst Design bloggers! So, join everyone today for Blue and White galore at- The Pink Pagoda!
I decided to include a little glimpse at my dining room and it's blue and white accessories, two of which are from -The Enchanted Home! I think the gingers jars and blue and white accessories there are fabulous! A few on the buffet are from a great store by me called" Julian Gage". The  blue and white drapery is Suzanne Tucker for Holland and Sherry and the great art work is my friend-Maureen Chatfield. I cannot get enough blue and white, I have bits of it in  several nooks and crannies through the house. Thanks " Pink Pagoda" for having this link up, can't wait to see the other posts!

Still waiting for sconces to be installed- I think the electricians are scared off by my 200 year old walls!!

Dakota made a candid appearance! Yes, my house is animal friendly!!

I love mixing different blue and white pieces with other colored glass such as turquoise blue!
The Enchanted Home- on dining table.

Jar 2- Also The Enchanted Home.

Drapery- Suzanne Tucker (Carita)

Koi Planter- Julian Gage.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saturday Dreaming Of Segera!

I read a small article in this month's Departures Magazine about a Ranch in Kenya called Segera!
In a nut shell this article described this amazing 50,000 acre retreat purchased 7 years ago by German Business man Jochen Zeitz-Former CEO of Puma and a shareholder in the African conservation and tourism giant Wilderness Safaris.   He has dedicated his efforts and funds to rehabilitating this piece of land and allowing free flowing migration of wild life to flow through this area again. He has also managed to create a most intriguing luxury camp as well with 8 cottages that sit within a 10 acre botanical garden that is created in the midst of an arid bush! The property also showcases sculpture and art by African artists. Segera has an amazing 2400 bottle wine tower and a tank underneath that harvests rainwater plus a menu of exceptional raw-food dishes.  There is a gorgeous pool, spa and even a library inside the main lodge!  So don't hesitate go check this place out  and you too may be Saturday dreaming of Segera!

                                       This retreat is beyond Stunning: SEGERA!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Launch Of Jaxon Home!

  Designer Victoria Richter of LA has launched JAXON HOME. It's a wonderful showroom and website that features furnishings, rugs and accessories.  The furniture is well priced and Victoria even partnered with Urban Woods, a leading designer of sustainable furniture crafted from reclaimed and eco-friendly materials so that the client may feel good about their purchase! As a mother Victoria know that furniture must be solid and withstand play dates and sleepovers but still look wonderful for dinner parties and gatherings.
I think you will find a style that fits every taste! They deliver through out the United States and offer free curbside delivery on any piece of furniture. The company will also happily cover return shipping fees within 7 days of delivery. They only require that you fill out our Return Form and that the product is returned packaged and ready to ship. If it isn't, an 18% restocking fee will be incurred. An 18% restocking fee applies to all exchanges. One exchange per customer. After the initial 7 days, customers are responsible for making their own return arrangements. Once they receive the items and they are inspected, they will issue a refund. There are many choices of fabric and leather to choose from too!
Let's check out some of my favorites, and you check JaxonHome out for yourself too!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thom Filicia- More Than Just An American Beauty!

It was a true pleasure meeting Thom Filicia last night at Schwartz Design Showroom in NJ. He is so funny and approachable it was a real treat!  Thom is not only a great designer but also one smart business man. Let me break down all the things Thom has going on right now! Believe me I am sure I missed a few things that he is working on, I could not even keep up!

1. Interior Design-Which we all know is what started this amazing career into motion!

2. Vanguard Furniture Line

3. Fabric Line for Kravet!

3. Hardware line( it's so cool)!

4. A line of Wall ART!

5. His beautiful book-American Beauty!
6. Thom's line of rugs for Safavieh 

7. The Queer Eye Reunion for Bravo!

8. Thom's new showroom (Sedgewick & Brattle) at New York's 200 Lexington Design Building.

I don't know about you but can anyone tell me when this man has time to sleep!!
Here are a few more of my favorite pieces by Thom for Vanguard and some fun Photos of last night's event! Happy Hump Day all!

How cute is he!! Thom and my good friend artist-Maureen Chatfield.
 Below are some images from Schwartz's Fabulous Showroom, it's really a designers go to place in Nj for the best design necessities! They also now carry Waterworks!