Gone Shopping! Have a great weekend!

July 25, 2008 Notes from Nicole

This weekend I’m off to the Hamptons for Super Saturday! In case you’re not familiar, Super Saturday is an annual fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund that includes a ton of fun activities for the family but by far the highlight and the element that draws people to the event each year is the Super Saturday Designer Garage Sale where more than 200 top designers sell their goo …

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Book Shopping with Kelly Wearstler + 2 of My Favorite Vintage Design Books

July 25, 2008 Design Scouting

In last Thursday’s Home section of the New York Times, the “Shopping With” column featured Kelly Wearstler shopping at Potterton books in Los Angeles. Potterton is a unique bookstore that specializes in both new and out-of-print design books. (Potterton also has outposts in London and New York). In the article Wearstler discusses how she gets much of her inspiration from old design b …

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Global Chic!

July 17, 2008 Stylish Spaces

I love this bedroom by designer Matthew Patrick Smyth. It was featured on the cover of Elle Decor’s December 2005 issue and for good reason…the room and everything about it is absolutely stunning.  I love the refined mix of prints and styles from all over the world. The headboard is made from pieces of the facade of an 18th century Moghul* home. The chandelier is European. The fabrics …

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Les Indiennes

July 16, 2008 Fab Finds

Lately I’ve been drawn to ethnic printed fabrics so I thought I’d devote a post to a purveyor of ethnic textiles that I really love. Les Indiennes produces the most beautiful, hand printed Indian textiles and their fabrics have a casual, bohemian elegance that I find very appealing. If you aren’t familiar with the company, after reading this post you’ll probably start noticing the br …

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Another Bedroom Update!

July 15, 2008 Inspiration & Ideas

In case you’re wondering where I’ve been, I took a little blogging hiatus to focus on some other priorities but now I’m back and I’m happy to share an exciting bedroom update. My search for a headboard has ended! I decided to have a custom piece made and below is the lovely fabric I’ve chosen…a Chinoiserie inspired pattern called “Sestina” by Kravet. More details to come!

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