BRING BACK “YOU’RE WELCOME,” PLEASE


From time to time, I need to write about topics other than home décor. As much as we all live for design, I am also obsessed with fashion, food, culture and yes, manners. I was brought up in Baltimore and although it’s not the Deep South by any stretch, there was a formality that permeated through society. Basic manners were expected (at least I thought they were basic at the time), both while interacting with others and at the table.

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TRES CHIC


photo: Kiara Octagonal Tray

This month of celebrating was a blast. Which, for my waistline wasn’t so great, but for enjoying myself, was sublime. Carl and I recently moved into a new apartment, which we’ve been renovating for about a year. (I can’t wait to show you more in future posts…) That being said, our kitchen is a bit away from our living room, so I realized in about two seconds how important trays are when carting hor d’oeuvres back and forth…in high heels nonetheless. I’ve always loved them placed upon an ottoman with a sprinkling of beautiful objèts or books, but honestly, true practicality was never my focus. That is, until now.

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Seraphina Tray  Lyon TrayFirth Octagonal Tray  Wren Bone Trays
l-r: Seraphina Tray, Lyon Tray, Firth Octagonal Tray, Wren Bone Tray

THE VELVET TOUCH


photo: Fendi

As the Thanksgiving kick-off is now behind us, the holidays are rapidly approaching, which, depending on the type of person you are, either stresses you out OR you start singing. Personally, I love to entertain, so the holiday season gives me an excuse to fill our home with family and friends.

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Asher Stool  Brynn Stool  Tristan Acrylic Klismos Chair
l-r: Brynn Stool, Asher Stool, Tristan Klismos Chair

LET’S TALK LEATHER… AND BESPOKE BELTS

Although our inspiration comes from many different sources, fashion is our driving force. I just can’t help it. First of all, it’s my background, secondly, I love it, and last, I have a crazy admiration for designers and their creative passion. It is just endless, and boundless and the opposite of risk adverse. The use of leather is a perfect example, especially this season. It was seen all over the runways and is bursting into every category.

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Tristan Klismos Chair  Bella Pouf - Gray  Chase Storage basket - spotted hide

THE MUST-HAVE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED…

OUR SIGNATURE DRINK TABLES

Ok, so I’m going to tell you about one of my all-time favorite items. One we created out of a simple and basic need… THIRST! Remember the last time you held a drink and had nowhere to put it down because a cocktail table was too far or an annoying stretch away? Or, when needed a little side table to accent a beautiful sofa? I do too.

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SO HERE’S THE THING…

WELCOME TO MY STYLE FILE.

Leaving the fashion business after thirteen years was quite a step for me… Like many businesswomen, my identity had become completely intertwined with what I did every day (Associate Publisher of W Magazine). I knew I had to jump, so I did and somehow, I knew my creative energy would resurface in a new and exciting way. I just didn’t know how.

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