June 4, 2014

Father's Day Gift Ideas from Etsy

Father's Day is around the corner, on Sunday, June 15th. I know you are thinking, my dad does not want homemade jewelry or applique clothing. I found some fun finds and gift ideas for the stylish gent in your life on the beloved site, Etsy. From dark wood accessories for your cell phone or sunglasses, to bar accessories to items to make a bacon inspired gift basket!

Release his innter child with this stylish lamp that is X-Men Heros characters painted gold from MadebyCharlieM

Vintage style wall mounted bottle opener from Michelle Lisa Treasure


Slim dark wood phone cases from Bark Accessories

Da'd's have to travel in style and these waxed canvas and menswear dopp kit are perfect from Butter Design Lab.

Custom Nautical Map with anchor at your location with mounting options from Pure Joy Paperie

Custom Needlepoint Belt from Needle Painters

Custom Family Crest from Juliet Grace Design

Wooden "Wayfarer' style polarized sunglasses from acdwsh

Biosphere that is low maintenance that sits perfectly in his office, great conversation piece and brings life to dreary office space from Shrimp Mart

Custom Oyster Shucking Knives from Haus Of Speh

Customized Whiskey Barrel Sign from Creative by Clair

Custom House Number Engraved Plaque from Wood Designers

Bacon Gift Basket with the Following Goodies:
Bacon Jam from The Milk Made

Bitchn' Bacon Mustard from Brown Dog Mustard Co.

Bacon Peanut Brittle from Amedeos Bakery

Bacon Caramel Popcorn from Karamel Kraze

May 19, 2014

Boathouse Turned into Chic Nautical Man Cave

Architectural Digest featured White House decorator Michael S. Smith's work who was tapped to turn this former boathouse into an guest house doubling as man cave at Lake Geneva. The boathouse sits in front of the main house, so the owner wanted to turn this into something fun for her husband and his friends and desired a pre-war yacht feel. The owner and Smith studied design elements of various boats from the 20's and 30's. There is lots of dark wood millwork,  beautiful blue and white fabrics with mixed patterns and nautical accents throughout with the porthole type lights and mirrors, nautical flag chair covers and more.







May 15, 2014

Coral Ikat Goodness in Palm Beach


House Beautiful featured the beautiful work of interior designer, T. Keller Donovan who gives us a fun, coral ikat explosion in this preppy Palm Beach apartment. So many feminine touches are seen throughout, from the ribbon and bow flourishes on the chairs and headboard, feminine valances to the floral prints and skirted furniture. The owner, Kay Gilman was the first female sportswriter for the NY Daily News and has downsized from her NYC apartment to a one bedroom condo in Palm Beach Towers. Pops of color are shown throughout with lots of Quadrille's Island Ikat giving the space the feel of "a tropical cabana." Something interesting I saw was her use of trays under coffee tables act as catchalls for magazines, books, etc. 











May 3, 2014

Mad Hatter

Since today is Derby Day, and all sights are on the fashionable hats and the horse race I wanted to feature a fun post of stylish ways to display your hats, though ost of these are more casual straw hats.

Assorted straw hats as decor around accent table Brabourne Farm

India Hicks Bahamian home with hats displayed above the walkway from Houzz


Gorgeous equine themed mudroom displays assorted hats inclusing riding hats Windsor Smith Home

A veritical strategic alignment of hats at the entryway Happy Roost

Assorted colored and shaped hats above vanity Hats Fashion


Assorted straw hats hang high in the rafters above the door My Sweet Savannah

Coastal chic guest bedroom displays hats above the bed Shelterness

Walk in closet displays a few hats as decor Shelterness

Colorful entry way display completed with framed bathing suits, beach essentials including all of their hats Better Homes & Garden

April 4, 2014

Iris Apfel's Epic 800 Item Collection on One Kings Lane

I was so excited when I read that One Kings Lane will be selling around 800 pieces of her epic collection of vintage jewelry, furniture and accessories of the legendary decorator and stylist icon, Iris Apfel, this Saturday starting at noon. I am sure the traffic and anticipation could cause delays or crashes but I can't wait to see what all is listed. Apfel was an avid traveler and it's said this sale will feature finds she picked up at Paris flea markets in the '40s, souks in Marrakech in the 60s, the square in Santa Fe in the '70s, among others.

Apfel believes, "fashion and d├ęcor are one and the same; One you're dressing yourself and the other you’re dressing the room. And, with myself I'm not changing my personality whether I'm in a room or in a dress. The same attitude applies — it's more of a lifestyle."

I did a post in May 2011 showing the interior of your Manhatten apartment and added some more of those pictures below. Wonder if any of these items will be in the sale? Looks like one of the black necklaces previewed below might be in the last picture with the dog.
Click above to go directly to the sale or to One Kings Lane directly. 



Here is a sneak peak teaser of 12 of the 800 items for the sale from Elle Decor!



Here are some of the images from her Manhattan apartment as featured in Architectural Digest






March 13, 2014

Joy Tribout

As the weather is starting to heat up slightly, I have had warm, sunny beaches on my mind. I came across these great coastal homes decorated by Joy Tribout. Lots of great patterned fabrics, blankets, and nautical accents. Who else is ready for warm weather too?

The fabric on the curtains resembles round life preservers and the bedskirt and pillows have nautical rope motif. 

Driftwood mirrors add nautical touch to the bathroom

Wall mounted television with built ins around it

Guest bedroom with nude and oranges mixed patterns.

Red and white bedroom with sailing morif


Outdoor entertaining area with bar, grill, tv's and great wood paneling

Efficient space styling for condo
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