Lighting Indecision!

May 28, 2010 Decorating
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So I really need to get rid of the cookie cutter nipple-looking light fixtures that I inherited when I moved into my rental apartment. There are two in my living room that I need to replace and I’m starting with the fixture above my dining table. Below are the lighting options I’m currently considering. I’m leaning towards the Jonathan Adler Meurice pendant or the Thomas O’Brien Hick …

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de Gournay Wallpaper: Get The Look for Less

May 24, 2010 Inspiration & Ideas
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A reader recently emailed me to ask if I could identify the wallpaper in this Miles Redd designed room which I posted here on the blog several times in the past…it’s one of my favorites! You may already be familiar with its maker but if not, this isn’t just any wallpaper… it’s de Gournay, an exquisite hand painted wallcovering which at a cost of around $650 and up per panel, is tru …

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A Peek Inside Rose Tarlow’s New NYC Showroom

May 19, 2010 Decorating
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LA based designer Rose Tarlow’s aesthetic is synonymous with beauty, comfort, artisan quality craftsmanship and old-world sophistication. With a career spanning more than three decades she is one of the most internationally renowned and influential designers in the industry. Tarlow began her career as an antiques dealer and then went on to design her own lines of furniture, fabrics, wall c …

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Design on a Dime 2010

May 17, 2010 Design Scouting


A fabulous bedroom vignette by Alan Tanskly. (I LOVED the John Robshaw bedding!)

A couple of weeks ago I attended the opening night party for Housing Works’ annual Design on a Dime fundraiser. Housing Works is a wonderful charity and chain of thrift shops in New York City that benefits homeless and low-income people living with HIV & AIDS. Each year the organization hosts a shopping fundra …

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I’m One Step Away From Becoming a Finalist in Apartment Therapy’s Smal Cool Home Contest! Please Help Me Go All the Way! Vote Now!!!

May 5, 2010 Decorating

Hi everyone! I’m so excited that after several rounds of voting my apartment is just one step away from being a top 5 finalist in Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool Home Contest! Today’s vote will determine if my apartment makes it to the final round! I’m up against another great apartment so the competition is tough and I really need your support! Please help me go all the way by votin …

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