Admittedly, I’ve been slacking on the blog a bit due to overwhelming amounts of work that has consumed my life as of recent. But while I haven’t been blogging on the regular, I have been working on several exciting projects offline. I’m excited to share a story I wrote for the Fall edition of the Home Observer about the fashionable, Upper East Side apartment of InStyle publisher Connie Anne Phillips. The studio apartment was designed by Elizabeth Bauer who created a colorful, glamorous, Parisian-inspired retreat for Phillips to live in temporarily while her dream apartment is being gut renovated. (Bauer is designing that space too!) Photographer Emily Gilbert captured Phillips’ studio beautifully and I’d love for you to check out the full article – titled “Paris, Uptown” – which also includes Elizabeth Bauer’s secrets for living large in a small space. Click the cover of the Home Observer below to check out the entire issue including my article on page 49!
Click the cover above to read my article – Paris Uptown – in the Home Observer! (Note for my non-New York readers: the Home Observer is magazine is published twice yearly by The New York Observer which is one of the city’s newspapers.)
The homepage of the all-new Gilt Home
Last week Gilt Home debuted a newly revamped site which, if you haven’t already, you should check out ASAP! In addition to its popular daily flash sales, Gilt Home now offers curated boutiques by top interior designers (currently up are shops from Laura Kirar, Bunny Williams and Alexa Hampton), ongoing collections of luxury and to-the-trade only items that you can purchase 24/7 and expanded editorial content overseen by Tom Delavan who you may remember as the former editor-at-large of Domino.
An image of Editorial Director Tom Delavan’s living room from one of the site’s new editorial features
I’m especially loving all of the new lifestyle content that’s full of inspiration and features video, articles and more. All of the editorial features are also ‘shoppable’ – so while you’re watching this super cute video on flower arranging, you can click to ‘shop the story’ and purchase the featured vases. If you’re not currently a member of Gilt, you can click here to get an invite and to celebrate the all-new Gilt Home, members will receive $30 off a future purchase if you spend $100 or more before November 1st. Happy shopping!
Here’s a first look at the November cover of Architectural Digest which features comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi gracing the cover amidst the backdrop of their stunning Beverly Hills home. Designed by architects Buff & Hensman and later expanded by interior designer Melinda Ritz, the secluded, 9500 square foot estate combines two neighboring properties and includes a media room, a large pool, several dozen fruit trees and even a meditation room where the couple enjoys massages. Ellen and Portia furnished their home with the help of several LA antiques dealers and decorators, including Tommy and Kathleen Clements, Cliff Fong and Harrison Holman, who consulted the couple on their choices of furniture, accessories and art. Their enviable collection includes works by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Check out the sneak peek photos below (I especially love the shot of Ellen’s sneakers and Portia’s stilettos!) and for more, be sure to pick up the November issue of Architectural Digest on newsstands October 11!
Photos by Roger Davies for AD