Influencers

October 28, 2008 Designers We Love

I recently became acquainted with the gorgeous work of Santa Monica based interior designer Kim Alexandriuk and as soon as I saw her portfolio I thought to myself that her style reminded me of Michael S. Smith who also happens to be one of my favorite decorators. I knew there was a reason that I became an instant fan…After reading her bio I learned that she spent six years of her career wo …

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Carrier and Company

October 27, 2008 Designers We Love


When New York’s fashion elite need help designing their homes, husband-and wife duo Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, principals of the firm Carrier and Company, are often the decorators of choice. I first took notice of Carrier and Company after seeing Jesse Carrier and the homes of two of his fashionable clients featured in The Daily this past Fashion Week. One of those clients is Annelise …

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{Haute Finds} Chic Tabletop Pieces From Neiman Marcus

October 26, 2008 Fab Finds

“Shima” Dinnerware

How great is this Chinoiserie inspired porcelain dinnerware from Spode? The beautiful pattern was adapted from one of their 19th century designs. A 20-piece set which serves four is currently on sale for $199. The red Chinese fretwork chargers are $215 for a set of 4. Available here.

Ruffled Oval Platter & Footed Serving Bowl

This chic serving platter and bowl by Ann …

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So Haute Has Returned!

October 19, 2008 Notes from Nicole


Photo via chapmanradcliffhome.com

Hi Everyone! Sorry I’ve been MIA for the past couple of weeks. I was unexpectedly overwhelmed by some of those occasional curve balls that life throws at you so I took a much needed break to deal with it all. One of those curve balls was the dreaded death of my laptop! I swear I go through a new laptop every two years and after a series of bad luck with PC …

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My Latest eBay Score: A Beautiful Vintage Crystal Ice Bucket

October 2, 2008 Fab Finds


This past weekend I went on a little eBay bidding spree and won several items but by far my favorite piece is this vintage crystal hobnail ice bucket. It has silverplate trim and hardware and I’m totally in love with it. I can’t wait to use it to chill a bottle of champagne the next time I have my favorite girls over for brunch. Mimosas anyone?!

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