STYLE MIX Madrileña Made

I recently revisited my love affair with Spanish style, embodied in this sexy, serene space by Arroyo Arquitectos in Madrid. The mix of ornate traditional, rustic industrial, and sleek mod intrigues and delights; each piece vies for your adoring attention. Those Spaniards sure know how to do it right…

SPRING 2013 RTW The New Black

Alberta Ferretti Even though we should be looking ahead to lighter and brighter shades of spring, I couldn’t help but notice the vast amount of black on the runways in the Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear collections. Reinterpreted in delicate sheers and refreshing constructions, the new black for Spring seems to be all about showing off a

MODERN WHIMSY Little Girl’s Room

Let’s kick off a fresh new year with this room by my very talented blog buddy, Elizabeth Sullivan of Modern 24/7. She created a little slice of pink heaven for her niece Lily. I am a big fan of Elizabeth’s style, and you can see why!

MY TOP 10 of 2012!

Looking back at 2012, I’m amazed/humbled/honored at what a year it has been for me and this little company of mine…

NEUTRAL TEXTURE Project Concept Board

I’ve been helping a friend decorate her new place, and have even gotten to tear down walls on the floor plan and select finishes for her floors, bathrooms and kitchen! We started demo yesterday and are moving full speed ahead with white carrera marble countertops, limestone fireplace, and espresso wood floors. Here’s what I’ve been

[Guest Post] L.A. in the Bay 2013 Trend: Stripes!

Please welcome Lauren of L.A. in the Bay! Lauren is so talented at such a young age, it makes me wish I could turn the clock back 20 years and start all over again with her innate sense of style and knack for the blogging biz! I got to meet her in person at the

NYE DRESSES Blaque Label

ostrich feather dress, $297 Still looking for a fun, flirty New Year’s Eve dress, but don’t want to spend a fortune? Look no further than Blaque Label. Totally on trend with feathers, sequins, chiffon, leather and lace options — I wish I had an occasion to wear each and every one…


I cannot thank you enough for the past 2+ years of keeping up with me and my ramblings! It has been a wonderful experience and I hope to bring you more useful inspiration in 2013! I also get to put on my Santa hat and give MeaganS (chosen by the Lulu & Georgia rug! Congrats! Thank you

KATE MOSS Mario Testino, Vogue Spain

This has absolutely nothing to do with the holidays, but when you put these two together, every photograph is a work of art that must be shared and thoroughly enjoyed. Here, the flair of the flamenco and the matador are exquisitely showcased through designs by Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Dolce & Gabbana, Manolo Blahnik, Chanel,

HOME UPDATES For the Holidays & Beyond

Ok, so we can’t all have a ski lodge in Aspen, but we can all take cues from Aerin Lauder’s. If you’re entertaining guests this holiday season like I am, you might be looking for a few last-minute updates that you can take beyond the new year, inspired by a winter-appropriate look. We’re talking essentials


For those of you that have been too busy in the holiday rush to have caught the latest Lonny, I could not let you miss the dreamy Copenhagen home of Day Birger et Mikkelsen owners (thanks Lily!). Although a bit more traditional than my usual taste, the use of black, white, brass and carrera marble mixed

GIVEAWAY Lulu & Georgia Rug!

It’s the 7th day of Lulu & Georgia’s “12 Days of Christmas!” And I get to play Santa with a giveaway for a 3′-6″ x 5′-6″ “Imagine” flokati rug, in the color of your choice! A $220 value! As you know, Lulu & Georgia is a (fave) client of mine, so perhaps I am biased. But I absolutely

[Guest Post] Natalie Merrillyn Black & Gray

Please welcome Natalie Merrillyn today! I have a few style twins in this crazy bloggy world, and I’d like to think Natalie is one of them. I got to meet her in May in NYC, and now not only do I adore her style, I adore her as a person as well! Look up her blog

THE E LIST Holiday Edition

Apologies for my absence! Big deadlines and still catching up from my daughter’s illness.  It’s been awhile since I’ve done The E List, so I’m back today with a few gift ideas that made my list this year…


Free People, $198 I for one am thrilled that the sequin dress is making the rounds again for this year’s holiday parties!  Lucky for us, there are a ton more options out there than last year. Take your pick…

[Guest Post] The Zhush A Rule to Decorate By

Please welcome Sue of The Zhush! A longtime fan of Sue and her uh-mah-zing shop, I am extra excited today to have the style-that-is-Zhush grace this page with its presence! Let me just say ’tis fabulously sophisticated, with that dash of glam and ‘tude that I do so love. And you will too, I guarantee!

GIVEAWAY $50 for Holiday Cards!

Since closing my stationery company last year, I’ve had difficulty finding modern holiday cards. So I was doubly pleased when Pear Tree Greetings contacted me with this giveaway opportunity! One lucky reader will win $50 towards an order of holiday cards, storybooks or personalized stationery (great gift idea!). TO ENTER: comment below on what your holiday décor theme is this

D.I.Y. Bed Tent Canopy

This weekend I tackled a D.I.Y. for my daughter’s room, and it was SO easy, I had to share! I searched for the idea initially on Pinterest, but then I couldn’t find any curtain panels that went with her room decor. So I decided to make my own, using a pair of $10 sheers from

NEIMAN MARCUS + Target, Tomorrow!

We’ve been talking about it for months, and it’s finally here! TOMORROW, the designer collaboration between Neiman Marcus and Target launches in store and online, just in time for the holidays! In addition to donating $1 million to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in support of the American fashion design community, the two companies have recruited 24

[Guest Post] MadeByGirl 5 Gifts Under $50

Please welcome Jen of MadeByGirl! Obviously I am incredibly honored to have Jen Ramos here today! Between creating artwork and curating pieces for her MadeByGirl and Cocoa and Hearts shops, writing her hugely popular blog, and decorating her stunning home, her time is precious, I know! But lucky for us, she has picked out 5 gifts under

PRETTY PICS Please & Thank You

My daughter has been sick at home the past few days, so today I’m posting gratuitous eye candy to get us through this winter cold, courtesy of my tumblr page,  …


Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I got to take advantage of the downtime to catch up on some reading. No surprise, I am completely smitten with Michelle Adams’ makeover of this little Brooklyn pad in the November issue of Lonny! A gorgeous mix of florals, fur, antlers, wood, leather and Lucite against a perfectly white backdrop…

TO & FROM Holiday Gift Guide 2012

I’m so honored to participate in Meg and Kate’s to & from Holiday Gift Guide 2012! Check out my handpicked items that I would love to give (and receive), with the fashion-forward woman in mind, such as…

NAPA VALLEY My Do’s & Don’ts

I’m off up to my parents’ house in Napa, and couldn’t be happier for the break! We don’t get up there often enough, but when we do, my dad (who works in the wine industry) always makes sure we have a good time. A few simple things I’ve learned through the years that I thought