Check out So Haute in Better Homes & Gardens! (Plus Get the Scoop on an Exciting New Blog Feature!)

May 31, 2011 Notes from Nicole
BHG June 2011

I am so excited to share a recent press hit in the most recent issue of Better Homes & Gardens! This one is particularly exciting because Better Homes & Gardens happens to be the most read women’s magazine in America with more than 7.6 million readers!!! Thank you so much to the BH&G team for featuring So Haute!! I’m thrilled beyond words! I’m also excited that BH&G is the first to bre …

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A Chic Peek Inside Hillary Thomas’ Chic Shop Plus a Tour of Her Design Studio!

May 28, 2011 Decorating Ideas
Hillary Thomas_Chic Shop_So Haute

During a recent trip to LA one of the top items on my agenda was to get to Brentwood to check out interior designer Hilary Thomas‘ newly opened Chic Shop.  Hilary says she always wanted to open up a shop to showcase the wonderful treasures she’s collected over the years along with her some of her own designs so once her best friend Clara Hendon joined her as a business partner a year an …

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May 27, 2011 Decorating Ideas

I recently discovered a new online magazine that just hit the scene. This one is called Collected and was founded by Los Angeles-based interior designers and bloggers, Krista Schrock and Jessica Comingore. Collected bills itself as a lifestyle magazine and it’s premiere issue includes features on interiors, food, shopping, travel, design and even fashion. I really like its clean, modern ae …

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Elle Decor’s Modern Life Concept House

May 22, 2011 Interiors
jesse carrier living room

Living room by Carrier & Company (Photo: Courtesy of Elle Decor)

On Thursday evening I had the pleasure of attending the opening of ELLE DECOR’s Modern Life Concept House at the new +Art condo development in Chelsea. The showhouse was comprised of two neighboring apartments with rooms designed by 10 of Elle Decor’s A-List Designers to Watch. Each designer offered their own unique take …

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My Craigslist Dining Chairs: Before & After

May 20, 2011 Makeovers
so haute chair before after

It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of my home decorating projects so I thought I’d give you a before and after look at my dining room chair makeover.  I’ve been holding on to these photos for ages! I picked up these Duncan Phyfe style mahogany harp back chairs on from a friendly Craigslist seller in New Jersey about a year and a half ago. I paid $80 for all 4 chairs…an awesom …

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