Just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a wonderful holiday! I hope you all are enjoying time with your loved ones and filling your bellies with amazing food! I know I am! It’s been such a great year and thanks to YOU for reading and for your constant support! It means the world!
Wishing you lots of love!!!
With less than a week to go before Christmas, it’s officially crunch time for last-minute holiday shoppers everywhere. If you’re still not sure what to get that special someone and need some inspiration, we’ve got you covered with 41 great gift picks for everyone on your list. Happy last-minute shopping!
1. Christian Louboutin by Christian Louboutin Hardcover Book, $150
2. Kelly Wearstler Brass Knot Earrings, $125
3. Reed Krakoff Watersnake & Leather Luggage Tag, $85
4. Caudalie Beauty Elixr (I live for this!), $46
5. Givenchy Antigona Tote in Bright Orange, $1280
6. NARS Night Series Nail Polish, $17
7. Christopher Kane Laser Cut Leather Clutch, $530
8. Crystal Dot Hand-Enameled Bracelet in Bright Papaya, $68
9. Westside Kate Letterpressed Note Cards, $28
10. NARS Sheer Lip Laquer in Chelsea Girls, $24
11. Prada Candy Eau de Parfum, $108
12. Jimmy Choo Greta Lamé-covered Suede Sandals, $1095
13. Kelly Wearstler Chain Necklace with Pyrite Sphere, $425
1. Odyssey White Ice D.A.R.T. Putter, $179.99
2. 1 Year Netflix Subscription, $95
3. Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson, $17.49
4. Lanvin Knot Cufflinks, $215
5. Smythson Leather Cufflink Box, $160
6. Uniform Wares 200 Series PVD Rose Watch, $360
7. 2 Year Subscription to Car & Driver, $15
8. Cashmere Henley Hoodie, $298
1. Mophie Juice Pack Plus Charging Case for iPhone (Adds 8 hours of extra battery life!), $99.95
2. Fisheye, Wide Angle & Telephoto Lenses for iPhone, $20-25
3. Microsoft Wireless Touch Mouse, $79.99
4. Kindle Fire Tablet, $199
5. Eye-Fi 8GB Wireless Digital High Capacity Memory Card, $59.99
6. Nikon 1J Interchangeable Lens Camera with 10-3omm Lens, $599
7. Lady Gaga Heartbeats Earbud Heaphones for Beats by Dr. Dre, $129
8. Sonos Play5 Wireless Hifi Music Streaming System, $399 (+ you get a free $40 Target Gift Card with Purchase!)
1. ‘Live Love Decorate’ by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, $32.05
2. Rifle Paper Co Botanical Coasters, $18
3. Tortoise Glass Nut Bowl, $24
4. A Year of Live Flowering Plants, $499
5. My Father’s Daughter – a collection of recipes by Gwyneth Paltrow, $21
6. Ikat Coffee Mug, $8
7. Diane von Furstenberg Chainlink Tray, $80
8. Zoe Plum Throw, $135
9. Diptyque Patchouli Candle, $60
10. Jonathan Adler Elephant Salt & Pepper Shakers, $48
11. Staub Grenadine 4-qt. Round Cocotte with Four Miniature Cocottes, $179.99
12. Tory Burch Chevron Blanket, $295
Maison de Luxe brought together so many uber talented designers under one roof and there were so many gorgeous rooms it was difficult to narrow down the spaces to feature here on the blog. Below are more of my favorites from the show house including rooms by Philip Gorrivan, Nathan Turner, Kathryn Ireland, Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield, Suzanne Rheinstein and Oliver Furth.
Breakfast Room & Solarium – Philip Gorrivan
Philip Gorrivan‘s room for Maison de Luxe was originally the home’s breakfast room with an adjacent solarium. Philip created a chic salon style space that evokes a sense of glamour and luxury. The color palette of soft hues was a nice counter balance to the tailored furnishings which were mostly custom designs. The upholstery is from Philip’s fabric collection for Highland Court and artful wall covering was a custom design from Gracie Studio. Other highlights include the 17th Century Italian armoire and the the Herve van der Straten ceiling pendant which is one of only two in the world.
The solarium featured a neutral pallete with gold accents and more beautiful custom furnishings including a daybed that Philip designed and additional vintage pics from LA’s Blackman Cruz. The embroidered sheers which reveal a view of the homes beautiful gardens were one of Philip’s favorite elements of this space.
Recreation Room – Nathan Turner
Inspired by his grandfather who was an avid game hunter, Nathan Turner designed an elegant gentleman’s lounge with a worldly, ‘back to Africa’ vibe. Many of the furnishings are from his furniture collection for Elite Leather, the fabrics were from Ralph Lauren and many of the accessories seen here were from Pottery Barn. Gotta love a high-low mix! The giant pendant light is from Ames Ingham. To tie back to his original inspiration of big game hunting, he hung contemporary photography of safari animals throughout the space.
The room already had such beautiful architecture so the elements of Nathan’s design – like the block printed Indian paisley wall covering – were carefully chosen to compliment the intricate wood paneling and other architectural details.
Mrs. Doheny’s Bedroom – Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield
Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield did double duty for Maison deluxe designing the upstairs bedroom that once belonged to Mrs. Doheny and serving as co-chairs of the opening gala. Their opulent design paid homage to old hollywood glamour and the jewel box of a room featured vibrant shades of pink which was ultra-feminine and perfectly fit for the lady of the house.
I also really loved the standout Chinoiserie mural behind the bed which featured a peacock motif and served as a focal point in the space.
Guest Suite – Suzanne Rheinstein
Rumor has it that the Greystone mansion has been haunted since 1929 when a scandalous murder-suicide took place…a story that only adds to the intrigue of this historic estate. Designer Suzanne Rheinstein designed the infamous ‘murder room’ which she transformed into an elegant guest suite. The furnishings are from her popular LA Shop Hollyhock and the fabrics from her Lee Jofa collection.
Social Secretary’s Room & Upstairs Kitchen – Kathryn Ireland
Million Dollar Decorator Kathryn Ireland decorated two small but chic spaces at Greystone which included a secretary’s nook and the upstairs kitchen. The secretary’s nook was another one of my favorite spaces in the house and although small on space, it was definitely big on style. This beautiful Swedish secretary my favorite piece and I love how it was impeccably styled with family photos and objets. The modern abstract artwork above it provided the perfect old and new juxtaposition.
Opposite the desk is this cozy seating area that’s perfect for a relaxing drink by the fire. The English armchairs slipcovered in Kathryn’s fabric are from her shop on Almont Drive.
I had a chance to interview Kathryn for a fun project that I’ll be posting about in the new year and during our chat she gave me the full scoop on her kitchen design for Greystone. Kathryn’s design for the home’s upstairs kitchen was modeled after grand old English estates that would traditionally have a separate kitchen for the nanny to fix her meals own meals and also serve the children breakfast. The space is perfectly reflective of Kathryn’s signature bohemian style and her colorful fabrics used throughout added such a vibrancy to a space that was previously rather dull.
Because the home is a historic landmark much of its original architecture, including the kitchen cabinetry and counter tops, must remain preserved so Kathryn had to work around numerous limitations. She used a checkered fabric to create a skirt for the lower cabinetry and a matching inner curtain for the upper cabinets. Here popular Marrakech fabric was used to create a roman shade over the kitchen’s windows. The space was effortlessly styled with family friendly touches like bowls of cereal on the table and even some of the pottery that her kids had made in school over the years.
West Grand Hall – Wendy Schwartz
Wendy Schwartz and her design partner Kristi Bender were newcomers to Greystone and designed a spectacular upstairs grand hall for the home’s west wing. I was obsessed with colorful abstract watercolor wall covering from Black Crow Studios which provides a modern contrast to the homes original mouldings. And the wall covering is actually removable! Many of the other pieces in this space were from CuffHome a – newly launched line of custom furnishings, accessories and curated vintage from Wendy Schwartz Design. One of the standout cuffhome pices was this sulptural rope covered chandelier above the console table which is available in the CuffHome shop.
Girl’s Room – Oliver Furth
Oliver Furth designed a teen girl’s bedroom which was such a fun space! I loved the salon style art wall and the whimsical pendant sculpture above the console by Elyse Graham which is made with balloons. I also thought the high gloss ceiling was quite fabulous as well as the graphite wool upholstered walls. I wish I had a room like this when I was a teenager!
The Twilight Room – Kendall Wilkinson
Last but not least, here is the “twilight room” designed by San Francisco interior designer Kendall Wilkinson. Quite conceptual in its design, the twilight room’s highlight is an infinity mirror installation filled with flowers. I’d never seen anything like it before.
Maison de Luxe is in its final week so be sure to check it out before its close on December 22nd. 22nd. Click here for a link to purchase tickets.
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The first floor living room at Maison de Luxe designed by Jamie Drake
I just returned from LA where I was invited by Luxe Interiors + Design to attend the opening of the Maison de Luxe show house at the storied Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. Luxe editor-in-chief Pamela Jaccarino tapped 26 of the country’s top interior designers to re-imagine the living spaces of this 46,000 square foot landmark and each room was completely captivating! It was truly one of the best lineups of design talent and one of the most stunning show houses I’ve ever seen. I took a ton of pictures…so many in fact that I’m going to split them up into three posts highlighting my favorite rooms and I’m so excited to share them with you. Let’s take a peek inside Maison de Luxe starting with the exquisite first floor living room designed by Jamie Drake!
First Floor Living Room – Jamie Drake
This is the spectacular entry to the room. The house itself was beautifully architected with intricate moldings, ceiling beams and many stunning details.
Jamie’s room is one of the crowning jewels of Maison de Luxe. Known for his bold use of color, Jamie created a vibrant space with stunning visual details.
Jamie’s room showcased a sick assemblage of artwork including the insane, oversized painting by Lana Gomez above the sofa and the Peter Gronquist scupltures in the window which feature taxidermied deer with 24K gold plated machine guns as antlers.
Card Room & Grand Hall – Michelle Nussbaumer
Dallas interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer designed the grand hall/card room which is front and center when you walk through the doors of Greystone so she pulled out all the stops to create a truly captivating space.
Michelle’s room featured furniture from her must-visit shop Celyon et Cie as well as fabrics from Duralee and her own collection. The textiles are what really makes this room standout. The wall covering is from Gracie Studio.
Mr. Doheny’s Bedroom & Massage Room – Martyn Lawrence Bullard
If you’re as much of a fan of Martyn Lawrence Bullard as I am you’ll know there’s only one phrase that seems appropriate to describe this space: “totally delicious!”
The star of Martyn’s bedroom for Maison de Luxe was most certainly the textiles which are from his recently launched collection for Schumacher. I love the way he mixed so many interesting patterns which all work well together thanks to a unified palette of neutral tones. I also loved the faux ivory “Jaipur” bed from Martyn’s furniture collection which is covered in a canopy made from his Schumacher fabrics.
One of the things I love so much about Martyn’s signature style is how he infuses a sense of global style into his rooms. Here, there are many exotic accents such as intricate inlaid mirror and chair and perfectly chosen desk and accessories which lend an eclectic feeling to this bedroom. This was definitely one of my favorite rooms in the showhouse.
I’m sure you know that Martyn stars in the hit Bravo series Million Dollar Decorators and at the opening gala for Maison de Luxe Martyn and the rest of the cast were being followed around by camera crews filming season two of the series which was quite fun to watch.
And of course no decadent master suite is complete without a personal massage room…draped in Hermes no less! (They don’t call Martyn a Million Dollar Decorator for nothing – ha!) Stay tuned for upcoming posts highlighting more of the Maison de Luxe showhouse including rooms by Nathan Turner, Woodson & Rummerfield, Kathryn Ireland, Phillip Gorrivan and more. And if you’re in LA be sure to check out the showhouse which is on view December 2nd-22nd. Admission is $35 and proceeds benefit the Friends of Greystone which manage the preservation of this historic mansion. For more details on the show house including the full list of participating designers and link to purchase tickets click here.
All photos by Nicole Gibbons for So Haute
Little old me and my apartment are featured on the Glitter Guide today and I couldn’t be more excited! The images were shot by the talented Emily Anderson who captured my apartment so beautifully. I would love for you all to check out the feature so please visit the Glitter Guide to read the interview and see all the pretty pictures! xoxo
Photos of me & my apartment by Emily Johnston Anderson for the Glitter Guide