It’s that time again! The time to shop for kitchen window planters for our herb garden. If you remember last year, I dreamt of Mod Pots, but they ended up being too small. So, this year I am leaning more towards planters that have a rustic contemporary feel in neutral, organic colors.
Farrah Sit Hanging Planter / Wave Planter / Love Bug Kiko Ceramic Dot Planter / Helen Levi Gilded Eye Planter / Lets Get Muddy Raku Planter / Helen Levi Red and White Pot / Naya Studios Mid – Century Nesting Planter / Dune Planter
This classic color combo never goes out of style, or out of season. I am constantly inspired by this color couple, whether it’s found in nature, fashion or interiors.
While at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens last week, I saw a variety of tulips, but none as fantastic as this one.
I always love the little black lace bra as a layering piece. I tend to wear mine under a loose tank come summer time.
I love how this unstretched canvas hangs slightly off center above the dining table.
Straw hats for summer days spent on the beach are a must.
Rings on all fingers, don’t mind if I do!
(all images via my pinterest)
Last week when my Mom was in town, we spent a day at the Natural History Museum. I found endless inspiration in the Gem and Mineral wing of the museum, which I could’ve spent the entire day exploring. Apparently, I’m not the only one who finds inspiration in what the world naturally develops. Here are some of my photos from the museum paired with quartz accessories to adorn your home and your body.
Debra Baxter Crystal Quartz Necklace / Lola Quartz Side Table / Adina Mills Quartz Cluster Ring
Our hunt for a new office rug began a few months ago when we noticed that Henry, our cow hide that currently resides on the office floor, was going bald due to the rolling office chairs. With a nearly neutral hued office, I thought the floor covering could use a little color. For me – the lover of all things neutral – to suggest such a thing, shocked my boyfriend at first. I decided a colorful ethnic rug would be perfect for our space. Ethnic rugs (whether Moroccan, Tibetan, Kilim, Oriental or Persian) add a sense of bohmia, nostalgia and warmth to any room. After months of thinking about getting a new rug, I finally put together my inspiration.
Naturally, I am drawn to the graphic ethnic rugs that are grounded with ivory or black. Even though these are very much my style, they won’t add much color to our office. (But it would hide the cat hair quite well). I can’t rule this option out completely.
The purple ethnic rugs with small motifs add richness to the spaces they fill, but this option might be too dark for our office.
I love the pop of color and the grand scale motifs of these red ethnic rugs. They immediately warm up their stark surroundings while keeping the space feeling open and bright.
With any new purchase for the home, the search takes time. I will let you know who Henry’s replacement is once we find them!
Last week I visited friend, and former ceramics teacher Helen Levi at her quirky Williamsburg apartment for tea and pottery. Drinking from tea cups she made herself, Helen walked me through her ceramic collection sighting function and form as her inspiration. Helen’s ability to reinvent everyday objects by introducing them in clay makes her pieces not only suitable for use but also collection worthy. From her ceramic colander to her set of textured drinking cups, its hard to choose which to buy first! Be sure to visit the new Steven Alan Home Shop in Tribeca to see more of Helen’s collection.
(to shop online, visit Of Us NYC)
Last month I shared some interior inspiration for making our apartment houseguest ready- i.e. hanging art on the walls, putting up curtains and finding additional lighting for the dining table. Fortunately for our guests, the curtains were hung before they arrived, but the rest of the room came together well after they had gone home.
I ended up making my curtains from raw linen that I bought at Gray Line Linens (only $8.00/yd!). I bought 6 yards so the curtains pool on the floor and I used jute rope to tie them back. As for art, I painted an abstract watercolor piece and hung it between the windows.
Our dining table functions not only as a place to eat, but a place where I sit to write blog posts and execute DIY projects, so it was very important to have adjustable lighting. Inspired by Domestic Candy we enlisted Dermot’s Dad (a skilled craftsman who also built our dining table, stools and bench) to build the tripod base for the extra desk lamp we had lying around. It turned out to be the perfect floor lamp for this corner.
(for more interior inspiration visit my home is where the art is pinterest board. IFB Project #85)
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it is also the busiest! I know the month isn’t over yet, but here is my February photo diary so far…
1: Having birthday cocktails at Beauty & Essex with my bestie / 2: My New York City uniform, black Helmut Lang blazer, and grey t-shirt, black skinny jeans, Zara leopard booties and mixed metal jewels / 3: The opening of the NYC 1993 exhibit at the New Museum, these ladies were made of chocolate and the room smelled like a chocolatier / 4: One of my favorite birthday gifts, Prabal Gurung for Target sandals / 5: Fashion Week event at The Standard Hotel / 6: Waiting for the subway in my Belle by Sigerson Morrison flats / 7: The New Museum / 8: A fantastically burnt brick wall in Greenpoint, Brooklyn / 9: The NYC 1993 exhibit at the New Museum
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