5 Tips for Decorating with Plants

May 12, 2016 Decorating
Bringing the Outdoors In With Lowe's Plants_5

One of my favorite ways to brighten up my home is to incorporate a bit of greenery which is sure to bring burst of color and life into any room. Plants make your home feel welcoming and inspiring which will in turn enhance your mood and – bonus – many plants filter toxins from the air, acting as natural air purifiers so having them in your home is healthy too! (Win, win!) If you …

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Remembering Malick Sidibé

May 9, 2016 Decorating
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Long before The Sartorilalist was snapping photos of fashionistas on the cobblestone streets of the West Village, there was a young photographer in the West African country of Mali named Malick Sidibé who was pioneering his own genre of street style photography throughout the 50s 60s and 70s. I only first learned of Sidibé several years ago when I stumbled across an exhibition of his w …

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Project Tour: Inside My Room for Design on a Dime 2016!

May 2, 2016 Decorating
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I recently finished up a charity design project for a wonderful organization called Housing Works that supports the HIV/AIDS community in New York. You’ve probably heard me talk about their Annual fundraiser called Design on a Dime here on the blog before. It’s a charity shopping event where interior designers create beautiful rooms and everything is sold to benefit Housing Works. This y …

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What I’ve been Up to Lately

April 30, 2016 Notes from Nicole
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You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet here on the blog over the past few months. Well, I started out the year with grand intentions of blogging frequently but I’ve been SWAMPED with client work (definitely a good thing), project photo shoots and working on growing my business. During the little downtime I had, I did some traveling plus invested time in a new relationship (!) …

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Updating My Bedroom for Spring (Plus a Giveaway!)

April 18, 2016 Decorating
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Living in New York City can be overwhelming and when you combine that daily hustle and bustle with my hectic work life, there is nothing I crave more than the comforts of home. My work hours are usually long so most of the time I only get to enjoy my home in the evening hours as I’m winding down for bedtime so having a beautiful, peaceful and comfortable bedroom where I can get a good …

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My Favorite Holiday Candles

December 22, 2015 Decorating
Diptyque Pomander Candle_2

There’s nothing more comforting than filling your home with delicious scents that evoke the spirit of winter and the nostalgia of the holidays. This season I can’t stop burning Diptyque’s Pomander candle. With notes of orange citrus, warm cinnamon and spicy cloves, this candle leaves the delightful scent of Christmas lingering in the air. It’s the perfect holiday candle! Below, I’ …

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