Happy 4th! (& Some Link Love!)

July 4, 2014 Notes from Nicole
Happy 4th

Happy 4th of July!!! I’m so excited to sleep in, have a day off and spend some time with my family today. And my little twin niece and nephew turn 3 tomorrow so it’s going to be a whole weekend full of family fun, kid activities and celebrations! What do you all have planned? If you find yourself with some time to surf the web or indulge in a little retail therapy, here are links to some …

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Snag a Slim Aarons Print for a Steal!

July 3, 2014 Decorating
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I’m a big fan of the late photographer Slim Aarons whose glamorous images from the 1950s, 60s and 70s depict social butterflies and Hollywood royalty living the jet-set life in the most fabulous resort destinations around the world … from poolside in Palm Peach and the beaches of St. Tropez to the ski slopes in Gstaad and even the most fashionable places in New York. I just l …

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Mark D. Sikes Reinvents His Chic Hollywood Hills Home

July 1, 2014 Decorating
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In just two short years, interior designer Mark D. Sikes has experienced the kind of lightning speed career trajectory that most designers can only dream of. After more than two decades working in visual merchandising and store design for fashion retailers, Mark launched his eponymous design and lifestyle blog in the Fall of 2011 which gave him an opportunity to showcase his impeccable …

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Redecorating!

June 30, 2014 Decorating
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Well hello there! You may have noticed a bit of radio silence here on the blog lately and it’s because I’ve been busy busy busy! In addition to working on design projects for clients in and around Manhattan, I’ve been back and forth to LA for other business, working on some exciting brand building initiatives and even more exciting, I’ve been redecorating! Well I guess I should say …

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Tour The Kips Bay Showhouse!

June 29, 2014 Decorating

Showhouse season is winding down so what better time than to recap one of my favorites – The 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse. I’ve attended this showhouse for many years and I have to say, this year’s was the best yet and it was chock full of beautiful rooms by twenty-two of the nation’s most acclaimed designers and architects. Showhouses give designers the opportunity to execute t …

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