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.
Tasteful and timeless don’t always have to go hand in hand, but in this case they compliment each other perfectly. Tory Burch is a name synonymous with style, so it is no wonder that her Southampton home reflects all the epitome of American chic (with the help of Daniel Romualdez). From tennis courts to topiaries, her home is the ultimate display of luxe layering of beautiful patterns. Sometimes you just need a little chic peek in the middle of the week!
All photos by Oberto Gili via Architectural Digest
Pop of color and so much layering it makes me swoon!
Her use of topiaries and terracotta indoors is so refreshing.
I would love to get my hands on that large skirted ottoman. What a fabulous way to display books.
I love a checkerboard floor.
The floor is everything!
Say yes to trellis
Not much more to love than blue and green together.
From the chair by the bed, to the flooring, to the large topiaries in the windows- this is the ultimate oasis.