{Haute Find} Metallic Banded Tumblers from West Elm

September 30, 2008 Decorating Ideas

I adore these metallic double-banded tumblers from West Elm. What really makes these special is the fact that they’re monogrammable. These are so perfect for a stylish entertainer to serve drinks in at his or her next cocktail party. These would also make a great gift. Who doesn’t love anything with their monogram on it? Totally chic! And you can’t beat the price…just $24 for a set …

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Kara Mann Does Laid Back Luxury in Mexico

September 29, 2008 Interiors

The current issue of Western Interiors features a gorgeous Mexican beach house that was decorated by Chicago based designer Kara Mann. Above is the living room which epitomizes the phrase casual elegance. I’m especially loving the custom pillow done in Donghia’s suzani printed fabric. The beautiful house is located in San Jose del Cabo and features a neutral color palette infused with vi …

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Scalamandre for the Masses

September 22, 2008 Decorating Ideas

Did you know that Scalamandre, purveyor of high end upholstery fabrics, fine wall papers and luxe home furnishings has an online outlet that’s open to the masses? The company, which has a rich history, is best known for their exquisite upholstery fabrics and is highly regarded by design professionals around the world. Their products are available to-the-trade only but with the addition of …

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I Heart Eddie Ross

September 22, 2008 Interiors

OK-I might be a little late to the I heart Eddie Ross party but I have to say, I’m kind of obsessed with him! I mean, seriously…how cute is he?! And the guy does it all… decorating, floral styling, cooking, entertaining, you name it. Plus he’s super crafty, makes a mean table setting and has a very fab apartment in Hell’s Kitchen. (See below for photographic record of Eddie’s man …

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{Haute Finds} Wallpapers from Ballard Designs

September 19, 2008 Decorating Ideas

Check out these great wallpaper patterns from Ballard Designs. I stumbled upon these while perusing their website. They’re sold in double rolls and are very reasonably priced. My favorite? The Neoclassical Toile, shown below along with more of Ballard’s stylish patterns.


Cane, $119 and Vintage Frame, $59

Floral Damask and Antiqued Harlequin, both $59

Mantova Stripe, $119 Oriental Jav …

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Paul Siskin’s Blog…Building a Dream House in the Country

September 16, 2008 Interiors

Last week I blogged about my desire for a house in the country but since the possibility of owning a country home is not in my immediate future, I’ll just have to live vicariously through the lives of others…like Paul Siskin of the design firm Siskin Valls.

Paul is currently in the midst of building a country home from the ground up and is documenting the process on his blog on Interior …

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