*GIFT GUIDE LAUNCHING TOMORROW*
While I escaped to Florida for Thanksgiving, I can’t help but wish I was somewhere curled up with a blanket by a fire. When I came across images of Claudia Schiffer’s English manor, I decided immediately that would be my ideal spot. Rich in fabrics and abundant with patterns, her home is the perfect curation of modern art in a stately English setting. There are current elements of architectural design, without forsaking the classic history of the home. It is truly a cool and cozy house.
All photos by Simon Upton via AD
I think everyone needs a good dose of New York City every so often. There is something about its vibrancy that is good for the soul. My very quick trip basically revolved around good food, fabulous friends, and amazing art.
If you are heading there soon, I highly recommend visiting The Whitney Museum to see Toyin Ojih Odutola’s amazing exhibit. Beautiful pastels create a poetic story of the juxtaposition of wealth, progression, and culture. It is truly spectacular and I am so proud of my college roommate, Melinda Lang, for curating such phenomenal work. It is also worth checking out all the amazing talent in Laura Owens‘ new exhibit there. If you want a great treat, go to David Zwirner’s gallery to see Yayoi Kusama’s new exhibit. Beware: the line wait is over 2 hours most days! I was not willing to brave the 30 degree weather for it, but many did!
If you can’t get to NYC soon, I hope you enjoy some wonderful West Village townhouses that I captured this weekend! XO
Toyin Ojih Odutola is masterful in her use of color. This piece was my favorite.
Laura Owens‘ work on display is invigorating and eye-catching.
I wish the light was friendlier to catch this amazing high gloss door.
I love the navy painted doors and windows. It really adds a chic pop.
Bold and very beautiful.
This photo doesn’t even do it justice. It was so lovely to walk around West Village in the evening.
A great townhouse and courtyard in West Chelsea.
More beautiful architecture and classic door in West Chelsea.
In my mind, McAlpine is a name synonymous with excellent architecture. Bobby McAlpine’s new book, Poetry of Place highlights his exceptional range of architectural talent. His work is undoubtedly timeless. He builds houses that look as if they have been there for years, yet still possess a fresh curb appeal. McAlpine understands that each house tells the story of how it became a home. In this book, McAlpine shares that story from his poignant voice. He takes you through the process of having a vision and brings it to life through beautiful photographs of his masterful work.
This book exemplifies that beauty must first come from the heart before it can be made into a home. That is the most gorgeous poetry of all.
Click here to purchase: Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine
McAlpine understands how to beautifully transition exteriors into interiors. This photo captures how his architectural details compliment the exterior landscape.
Gorgeous checkerboard floors and wood paneling. This home will look just as stunning in the next 1,000 years.
I love the light, contrast, and fresh ambience of this kitchen.
This just embodies the great detail in every aspect of McAlpine’s design.
I love how this bathroom brings the outdoors inside with beautiful greenery shining through the chic windows.
Such great attention to detail. McAlpine really understands the importance of windows, shutters, and symmetry.
I have always admired the work of Cullman & Kravis, but I must say that their new book From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis is very inspiring. I have always adored their ability to take beautiful pieces of modern and abstract art and juxtapose them against richly timeless interiors and fabrics. The book highlights their ability to transcend one specific genre of design. They beautifully curate a space that is every bit classical as it is current, mastering that art of timeless spaces without loosing a fresh ambience.
From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis is a coffee table must! Each time I pick it up, I find myself more inspired. Here is a preview to inspire you today! Happy Tuesday!
Link to buy:
From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis
by Elissa Cullman and Tracey Pruzan
A super chic outdoor entertaining space.
I really adore spaces that mix modern art with traditional design. Cullman & Kravis really perfect that type of ambience. Rich and inviting.
Could you imagine any space happier to grow in?!
A gilded marble table stands out in this hallway with gorgeous art. The perfect amount of texture, contrast, and color.
This kitchen is even more gorgeous in the book!
Every bit modern and class, but yet all perfectly chic.
With the swing of temperatures around Dallas recently, I have not been feeling one hundred percent. One day it is in the fifties and the next day it is in the nineties. It is sure to mess with anyone’s immune system. All that sounds good to me (sick or not sick) is a nice long bath at the end of the day. It is one of life’s most simple luxuries. Hot water, nice bath salts/oils, and uninterrupted time alone. I have recently been thinking about my ideal bathtub, and I have noticed a common theme among images I gravitate towards- simple. While I love layers and texture and patterns in every other area of design, I really believe that a simple, good quality tub can make the best statement of all.
I highlighted a few of my favorite tubs below, and some of my go-to bath products!
Everyone should enjoy a little time for themselves today! After all, the holidays are just around the corner…. Who am I kidding, they are HERE!
via Elle Decor
via House Beautiful
Olverum Bath Oil
MY ALL TIME FAVORITE. The scent is heavenly and it makes your skin feel amazing!
via Elle Decor
Via Elle Decor
Knepp Cold Season Herbal Bath
My go to when I start to feel a cold coming on. The Eucalyptus is strong without being totally overwhelming. Via Elle Decor
Via House & Garden UK
Dr. Singha’s Mustard Bath
This powder is powerful, just like the ingredients. There is something so soothing about it
Via Elle Decor
Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak
A delicate all natural fragrance, this powder turns your bath into a lovely comforting treat for the skin.
Also, many of you were asking about this drink product I posted on instagram. It is made up of an amazing amount of highly nutritious superfoods and tastes fabulous. All you do is drop it in a glass of cold water! I LOVE them. A great way to get your greens in every day!