O CHRISTMAS TREE


SHINY GLAMOUR | ABC HOME, HANDCRAFTED BEADED BALL ORNAMENT, $10 | ELIZABETH'S EMBELLISHMENTS, BARREVELD SMALL SILVER BEADED SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT, $5.95 | ABC HOME, ORANGE HOWELL CRYSTAL DIAMOND SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT, $55 | WISTERIA, ANTIQUED GLASS FINIAL ORNAMENTS, SET OF FIVE $29.00 | JAYSON HOME & GARDEN, DIAMOND GLITTER ICICLES, SET OF FIFTEEN $36.00 | ELIZABETH'S EMBELLISHMENTS, BARREVELD MEDIUM SILVER BEADED SNOWFLAKE, $13.95 | ELIZABETH'S EMBELLISHMENTS, MERCURY GLASS BALL ORNAMENTS, $5.95 - $8.95

COLORFUL WHIMSY | JAYSON HOME & GARDEN, ZIG ZAG ORNAMENT, $18.00 | CRATE & BARREL, LIGHT BULB ORNAMENTS, SET OF TEN, $9.50 | CRATE & BARREL, WHITE GLITTER BURI REINDEER ORNAMENT, $6.95 | WISTERIA, DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW CRITTERS, SET OF SIX $34.00 | WISTERIA, GREEN ORNAMENTS, SET OF FOUR $19.00 | ELIZABETH'S EMBELLISHMENTS, TOILE BIRD CRYSTAL ORNAMENT, $19.95 | ELIZABETH'S EMBELLISHMENTS, PEPPERMINT DISK GLASS ORNAMENTS, $4.95

NATURAL INSPIRATION | CRATE & BARREL, TINSEL SILVER BIRD ORNAMENT, $1.95 | CRATE & BARREL, MINI BEADED SILVER PINECONE ORNAMENTS, SET OF SIX $5.70 | WISTERIA, SILVER NATURE ORNAMENTS, SET OF SIX $19.00 | CRATE & BARREL, PORCELAIN LEAF ORNAMENTS, SET OF THREE $11.85 | ELIZABETH'S EMBELLISHMENTS, BARREVELD WOODEN HEART SHAPED ORNAMENT, $8.95 | ELIZABETH'S EMBELLISHMENTS, GLASS GLITTER BIRD IN NEST, $10.95 | ELIZABETH'S EMBELLISHMENTS, CLIP-ON NEST AND EGGS, $10.95

THE HOLIDAYS HAVE OFFICIALLY BEGUN AND PUTTING UP THE CHRISTMAS TREE IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON. I LIKE TO GET MY DECORATIONS UP EARLY - PREFERABLY THE WEEKEND FOLLOWING THANKSGIVING. I GREW UP PICKING MY TREE AT MY GRANDPARENT'S CHRISTMAS TREE FARM AND APPRECIATE THE TRADITION OF A REAL TREE. I LIKE DECORATING WITH VINTAGE ORNAMENTS, BUT IT'S ALWAYS FUN TO FIND NEW ONES TO ADD TO MY COLLECTION.

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SEASON'S GREETINGS


1 KATE'S PAPERIE, CHILDREN AROUND THE TREE, SET OF TEN $34.00 2 KATE SPADE, HOPE PEACE COOKIES, SET OF 10 $35.00 3 THE MET STORE, RED ROW HOUSE, SET OF FIFTEEN $17.95 4 KATE SPADE, NEW YEAR'S ZEBRA CARDS, SET OF TEN $25.00 5 THE MET STORE, WIENER WERKSTÄTTE CHRISTMAS TREE, SET OF TWENTY $17.95 6 PAPER SOURCE, JOLLY HOLIDAYS, SET OF TEN, $12.25 7 PAPER SOURCE, MERRY AND BRIGHT, SET OF TEN $16.95 8 PAPER SOURCE, DOVES, SET OF TEN $16.95 9 MINTED, FLOAT + FELIZ, SET OF TWENTY-FIVE $60.00 10 R. NICHOLS, CHRISTMAS TAXI, SET OF TEN $20.00 11 PAPER SOURCE, ELEPHANTS, SET OF FIFTEEN $18.50 12 PAPER SOURCE, FRITZ, SET OF TEN $15.95 13 MINTED, LOVE AND PEACE, SET OF TWENTY-FIVE $60.00 14 MINTED, A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, SET OF TWENTY-FIVE $60.00 15 RIFLE PAPER CO., 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, SET OF EIGHT, $16.00

MY FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS FOLLOWING THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS IS GETTING MY CHRISTMAS CARDS IN ORDER. MY FAVORITE CARDS THIS YEAR ARE KATE SPADE'S NEW YEAR'S ZEBRA CARDS, WHICH FEELS LIKE SCALAMANDRE'S ICONIC ZEBRA PRINT. THE INSCRIPTION INSIDE READS "LEAPING INTO THE NEW YEAR"....PERFECT!

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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PLACE CARDS


I'M A CRAFT PERSON...I LOVE A GOOD DIY PROJECT AND TAKE PRIDE IN THINGS HANDMADE. ENTERTAINING AND PARTICULARLY TABLE SETTING IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. I LOVE THE MIX OF LINENS, TABLEWARE, FLOWERS, AND OBJECTS. IT'S ALWAYS FUN TO HAVE PLACE CARDS AND THESE EXAMPLES ARE SO SIMPLE ANYONE CAN MAKE THEM.

PHOTOS: MARTHA STEWART, COUNTRY LIVING, POTTERY BARN, THE STIR, WEDDING BEE PRO

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PIE PLATES


1 EMILE HENRY, PIE DISH IN FIG, $45.00 2 BOSTON WAREHOUSE, CORNUCOPIA PUMPKIN PIE PLATE 3 SUR LA TABLE, EMILE HENRY PIE PLATE IN CERISE, $44.95 4 EUROQUEST IMPORTS POLISH POTTERY, FLUTED PIE PLATE, $69.50 5 CHEF'S RESOURCE, ALL-CLAD PIE PAN, $84.95 6 EMILE HENRY, PIE DISH IN SLATE, $45.00 7 SUR LA TABLE, EMILE HENRY PIE PLATE IN CITRON, $44.95 8 WILLIAMS-SONOMA, EMILE HENRY ARTISAN RUFFLED PIE DISH IN CARAMEL, $44.00 9 CRATE & BARREL, FOIL PIE PLATE, $9.95 10 WILLIAMS-SONOMA, EMILE HENRY ARTISAN RUFFLED PIE DISH IN NOUGAT, $44.00 11 CRATE & BARREL, FOIL PIE PLATE, $19.95 12 SUR LA TABLE, EMILE HENRY PIE PLATE IN VERT, $44.95 13 ZAKLADY, POLISH POTTERY PIE DISH, $39.70 14 SUR LA TABLE, EMILE HENRY PIE PLATE IN AZUR, $44.95 15 SUR LA TABLE, REVOL PORCELAINE PIE DISH, $39.96 16 CRATE & BARREL, HARVEST PIE DISH, $16.95 17 SUR LA TABLE, EMILE HENRY CARAMEL PIE DISH, $29.99 18 WILLIAMS-SONOMA, EMILE HENRY ARTISAN RUFFLED PIE DISH IN POMETERRA, $44.00

THANKSGIVING IS PROBABLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE HOLIDAYS DUE TO MY LOVE OF PIE. I GREW UP EATING MY GRANDMOTHER'S PIES AT HOLIDAYS AND FAMILY GATHERINGS. HER SPECIALTY (AND MY ETERNAL FAVORITE) IS BLACK RASPBERRY PIE. NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH BLACKBERRIES OR RED RASPBERRIES, BLACK RASPBERRIES ARE GROWN SOME REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA WHERE I'M FROM. FOR THANKSGIVING I LIKE TO KEEP IT TRADITIONAL AND WILL BE MAKING AN APPLE CRUMB PIE (RECIPE FROM MY GRANDMOTHER) AND A PUMPKIN PIE WITH CARAMEL SAUCE AND CANDIED PECANS (RECIPE FROM BUBBY'S)...YUM!

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KELLY ENTERTAINS: THANKSGIVING DINNER


1 SUR LA TABLE, CREAM ANTIQUE JACQUARD NAPKIN, $4.95 2 MACY'S, MARTHA STEWART COLLECTION PARK LEAVES PLATTER, $24.99 3 MACY'S, THE LONDON COLLECTION BY WEDGWOOD, ICED BEVERAGE GLASS, $34.99 4 THE PICKET FENCE, DIANE JAMES MIXED FALL BOUQUET IN ESPRESSO GLASS CYLINDER, $663.75 5 BUBBY'S HOMEMADE PIES BY RON SILVER AND JEN BERMAN, WILEY, $19.77 6 THE PICKET FENCE, NIDERVILLER FONTAINEBLEAU RECTANGLE BEAR SALAD PLATE, $70.00 7 WILLIAMS-SONOMA, LAGUIOLE SERVING SET IN RED, $49.00 8 WILLIAMS-SONOMA, AUTUMN HURRICANE FILLER, $14.95 9 THE PICKET FENCE, NIDERVILLER MAINTEON PATINE TERRA COTTA DINNER PLATE, $30.00 10 THE PICKET FENCE, VAGABOND HOUSE BEAR PLAYING SAUCE BOWL, $78.00 11 GEARY'S, CRAB APPLE NAPKIN RINGS, SET OF FOUR $85.00

THANKSGIVING IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE HOLIDAYS AND ONE THAT REALLY STANDS OUT AS A TIME TO CELEBRATE WITH FAMILY. I LOVE AN EARLY AFTERNOON DINNER WITH ALL THE STANDARDS: ROAST TURKEY, CRANBERRY SAUCE, STUFFING, SWEET POTATOES, DINNER ROLLS, AND OF COURSE, PUMPKIN PIE. I'M RUNNING THE ATLANTA HALF MARATHON IN THE MORNING, SO I KNOW I'LL BE READY FOR SOME TURKEY AND PIE AND A RELAXING AFTERNOON WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.


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GIRL CRUSH: EMMA WATSON


WITH THE SECOND-TO-LAST HARRY POTTER FILM PREMIERING TODAY, EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE EVER-ENCHANTING EMMA WATSON. HER STYLE HAS EVOLVED THROUGH THE YEARS INTO A SOPHISTICATED, NO-FUSS LOOK THAT REALLY SETS HER APART FROM THE REST OF THE PACK. HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE HER?

PHOTOS: IN STYLE, HARPER'S BAZAAR, STYLE.COM, TEEN VOGUE

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CHRISTIE'S PARIS: RICHARD AVEDON


OVER SIXTY PHOTOS BY RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004) ARE GOING TO BE AUCTIONED AT CHRISTIE'S PARIS ON SATURDAY. AMONG THE PIECES ARE SOME OF HIS MOST FAMOUS AND RARE VINTAGES; INCLUDING DOVIMA WITH ELEPHANTS, EVENING DRESS BY DIOR, CIRQUE D'HIVER DATED 1955. MY FAVORITE AVEDON PHOTOGRAPH IS "THE SWAN" OF MARELLA AGNELLI, EMPHASIZING THE EXTRAORDINARY LENGTH OF WHAT RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER JOE EULA CALLED "THE MOST GORGEOUS NECK IN THE WORLD." GORGEOUS INDEED...MARELLA AGNELLI AND REALLY THE ENTIRE AGNELLI CLAN ARE STYLE ICONS IN MY BOOK.

AVEDON: PHOTOGRAPHIES PROVENANT DE LA FONDATION RICHARD AVEDON
CHRISTIE'S PARIS, NOVEMBER 20

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LOULOU DE LA FALAISE


ALL JEWELRY AVAILABLE AT HSN | STONE NUGGET BIB NECKLACE, $39.99 | FACETED BOLD BANGLE BRACELET, $24.95 | VELVET AND STONE BIB NECKLACE, $124.95 | STONE HINGED CUFF BRACELET, $24.95

LOULOU DE LA FALAISE SPENT MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS AS YVES SAINT LAURENT'S MUSE. HER LOFTY APARTMENT IN PARIS OOZES BOHO CHIC. I LOVE THE TILED WALLS (SO MOROCCAN!) AND THE PILES OF BEADED NECKLACES AND STACKS OF CUFF BRACELETS...I'M A SUCKER FOR CHUNKY JEWELRY.

PHOTOS: VOGUE UK, DAILY MAIL, R DU JOUR

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN FOR THE RUG COMPANY


ALL ITEMS FROM THE RUG COMPANY 1 MILITARY BROCADE RUG 2 FEATHERS RUG 3 SKULL RUG 4 HUMMINGBIRD RUG 5 SKULL GOLD CUSHION 6 SKULL BLACK CUSHION 7 HUMMINGBIRD CUSHION

THREE YEARS IN THE MAKING, THE RUG COMPANY'S COLLABORATION WITH THE LATE ALEXANDER MCQUEEN IS NOW AVAILABLE. THE COLLECTION CONSISTS OF FOUR RUGS AND THREE CUSHIONS AND IS COMPRISED OF FOUR ICONIC MCQUEEN THEMES (SKULLS, FEATHERS, HUMMINGBIRDS, MILITARY BROCADE). MY FAVORITE PIECE IS THE FEATHERS RUG, REFLECTING MCQUEEN'S LOVE OF NATURE. I LOVE IT'S SUBTLE GREY TONES AND WHISPY PATTERN. NOW IF ONLY I COULD AFFORD ONE!

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BUDGET BUYS


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT | TARGET, OWL LAMP, $39.99 | WISTERIA, POURED MONOGRAMMED CANDLES, SET OF TWO $24.00 | ANTHROPOLOGIE, IKAT MINI BOWL, $8.00 | GUMP'S, BAMBOO SERVING SET, $49.00 | MOMA STORE, ROSE TRIVET, $25.00 | KATE SPADE, POLKA-DOT COASTERS, $20.00 | APARTMENT 48, TURKISH TOWELS, 36" x 22" $22.00, 66" x 38" $32.00 | APARTMENT 48, GOLDFISH BOWL, $28.00 | WISTERIA, PINECONE CANDLEHOLDER, SET OF TWO $16.00 | THE MORGAN SHOP, LIONESS PAPERWEIGHT, $10.00 | IKEA, NYSNÖ WINE COOLER, $10.00

I AM OBSESSING OVER ANTHROPOLOGIE'S NEW MINI IKAT BOWLS. PERFECT FOR MY VANITY TABLE FOR STORING RINGS, BRACELETS, AND LIPSTICKS....SO CHIC AT ONLY $8.00!

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MILES REDD


MILES REDD HAS LONG BEEN A FAVORITE DESIGNER OF MINE AND I WAS THRILLED WITH HIS LATEST PROJECT FEATURED IN THIS WEEK'S NEW YORK MAGAZINE. THE APARTMENT'S SHINY GEOMETRIC FLOOR AND LACQUERED WALLS OOZE MILES'S GLAMOROUS STYLE. THE JEWEL BOX OF A DINING ROOM IS VERY DOROTHY DRAPER. OH MILES...HE CAN DO NO WRONG IN MY BOOK!

PHOTOS: NEW YORK MAGAZINE

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TOP TEN: DINING CHAIRS


1 JONATHAN ADLER, CHIPPENDALE ARM CHAIR, $595.00 2 PLANTATION DESIGN, MORGAN ARM CHAIR 3 ABC HOME, COBBLE HILL ARM CHAIR, $600.00 4 MCGUIRE, TALL BACK CANED ARM CHAIR, $1,795.00 5 MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS, ARDEN ARM CHAIR 6 MARTIN'S CHAIR, WINDSOR ARM CHAIR IN POPLAR, $371.00 7 BALLARD DESIGNS, AVIGNON ARM CHAIR, $349.00 8 ABC HOME, COBBLE HILL MONTANA CHAIR, $675.00 9 BALLARD DESIGNS, LOUIS XVI OVAL BACK ARM CHAIR, $429.00 10 WILLIAMS-SONOMA HOME, GILL ARM CHAIR BY HICKORY CHAIR, $760.00

MY FAVORITE DINING CHAIR IS THE BAMBOO CHIPPENDALE CHAIR. THEIR CLASSIC SHAPE LOOKS TERRIFIC IN ANY FINISH, PARTICULARLY LACQUERED BLACK OR RED. I AM ALSO PARTIAL TO THE WINDSOR CHAIR AND ITS ARRAY OF VARIETIES; BOW-BACK, FAN-BACK, CHAIR WITH COMB. I LOVE THE HISTORY OF THE CHAIR AND ITS COLONIAL SENSIBILITIES. THIS CHAIR ALSO HAPPENS TO BE HANDMADE BY PENNSYLVANIA ARTISANS IN MY HOMETOWN.

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STYLE SPOTLIGHT: ALEXA CHUNG


1 ALEXA CHUNG FOR MADEWELL, MAKE UP GIRL TEE, $48.00 2 ALEXA CHUNG FOR MADEWELL, DIANA CROPPED JACKET, $188.00 3 ALEXA CHUNG FOR MADEWELL, PAMELA HIGH-RISE JEANS IN HURON WASH, $49.99 4 ALEXA CHUNG FOR MADEWELL, AIMEE FISHERMAN-KNIT SWEATER, $138.00 | MULBERRY, ALEXA BAG IN OAK SOFT BUFFALO, $1,150.00 | MULBERRY, ALEXA SMALL SHOULDER CLUTCH IN CAMEL MIXED HAIRCALF, $1,595.00 | MULBERRY, OVERSIZED ALEXA IN BLACK MINI LEOPARD PRINT, $1,450.00 | MULBERRY, ALEXA HOBO IN POWDER SPARKLE TWEED, $1,450.00

AHH! I LOVE ALEXA! SHE HAS SUCH A CAREFREE, EFFORTLESS STYLE. I LOVE A LAYERED, ECLECTIC LOOK AND CAN DEFINITELY RELATE TO HER LOVE OF THE BASICS - TRENCH COATS AND CLASSIC CHANEL BAGS - MIXED IN WITH FUNKY ACCESSORIES. AND OF COURSE I AM OH SO ENVIOUS OF HER TOUSLED LOCKS - IT'S SO HARD TO GET THAT WAVY LOOK JUST RIGHT.

PHOTOS: THE FASHION SPOT, WARDROBE MAG, FRILLR, MARIE CLAIRE, FASH ECCENTRIC, RANTINGS OF A SHOPAHOLIC

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BERKLEY ILLUSTRATION


I LOVE SHOPPING ON ETSY FOR AFFORDABLE ART PRINTS. I'VE BEEN A FAN OF BERKLEY ILLUSTRATION'S WHIMSICAL ANIMAL PRINTS FOR SOME TIME. THEY ARE PERFECT FOR ANY ANIMAL LOVER AND WOULD BE SO CUTE IN A CHILDREN'S SPACE. I HAVE MY EYE ON THE GIRAFFE...BUT IT'S HARD TO CHOOSE!

THE DUO BEHIND BERKLEY ILLUSTRATION, RYAN AND LUCY, HAVE A BLOG WHERE THEY SHARE THEIR LATEST INSPIRATION AND PRINTS.

ALL PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ON BERKLEY ILLUSTRATION'S ETSY SHOP.

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HIGH/LOW


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT | BALLARD DESIGNS, CELON BEADED CHANDELIER $369.00 | LAMPS PLUS, VANILLA WHITE DOUBLE GOURD CERAMIC LAMP, $79.95 | IKEA, LYKTA TABLE LAMP, $12.99 | BALLARD DESIGNS, MARSALLAS URN TABLE LAMP BASE, $39.99 | LIGHTING DIRECT, ROCK RESIN TABLE LAMP, $108.80 | VIVRE, ALEXANDRIA LAMP BY BRENDA HOUSTON, $2,240.00 | CIRCA LIGHTING, LARGE CLASSICAL URN FORM LAMP, $840.00 | ABC HOME, CINDY LAMP BY KARTELL, $273.00 | CIRCA LIGHTING, GOURD BEDSIDE LAMP, $315.00 | MARJORIE SKOURAS, WHITE AGATE AND TURQUOISE EMPIRE CHANDELIER, $6,900.00

I AM OBSESSED WITH MARJORIE SKOURAS' LINE OF EMPIRE CHANDELIERS. I LOVE THE USE OF STONE AND THE MULTITUDE OF COLORS. I WAS DELIGHTED TO FIND A LESS EXPENSIVE ALTERNATIVE FROM BALLARD DESIGNS THIS FALL. THEIR VERSIONS COME IN LIGHT BROWN MANGO BEADS OR CREAM GLASS BEADING BOTH WITH A CONTRASTING DARK BRONZE IRON FRAME....SO CHIC!

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SAVING FOR A RAINY DAY


WORDLY STYLE | BLOOMINGDALE'S, BURBERRY WATERLOO LIGHTWEIGHT STICK UMBRELLA, $250.00 | GUMP'S, BIENVENUE NATURAL COIR MAT, $29.00 | GALLERY 33, UMBRELLA STAND BY ERNEST SOHN, $450.00 | HUNTER, ORIGINAL TALL WOMEN, $125.00 | ROMANTIC STYLE | BUGGY BROLLY, HEART UMBRELLA, £19.45 | BALLARD DESIGNS, HIGHGATE DOORMAT, $30.00 | NEIMAN MARCUS, PORCELAIN UMBRELLA STAND, $115.00 | ZAPPOS, BURBERRY NOVA PAINTED HEART RAIN BOOT, $156.00 | RUGGED STYLE | FAR FETCH, BARBOUR CHECK UMBRELLA, $75.00 | IKEA, KVISSEL DOOR MAT, $7.99 | JACQUES CARCANAGUES INC., ASSORTED RATTAN WEAVE BASKETS AND CONTAINERS, $150.00 | PIPERLIME, SPERRY TOP-SIDER SHEARWATER, $100.00 | MOD STYLE | PIECES, CLEAR DOME UMBRELLA, $20.00 | DESIGN WITHIN REACH, CHILEWICH SHAG UTILITY MAT, $75.00 | JONATHAN ADLER, LACQUER UMBRELLA STAND, $295.00 | PIPERLIME, LOEFFLER RANDALL LR RAIN BOOT, $195.00

THE HIGHLIGHT OF ANY RAINY DAY INCLUDES WEARING MY FAVORITE WELLIES AND SELECTING AN UMBRELLA. AFTER MANY DAYS OF SUNSHINE, A RAINY DAY OR TWO IS OFTEN A WELCOME CHANGE. THE PAST FEW DAYS IN ATLANTA HAVE BEEN JUST THAT!

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HAPPY CHIC: JONATHAN ADLER


JONATHAN ADLER FAVES | LIGHT BLUE RICHARD NIXON RUG, 2 x 3 $160.00, 6 x 9 $1,500.00 | BLACK NEWPORT PILLOW, $98.00 | CHIPPENDALE ARM CHAIR, STARTING AT $595.00 | CARNABY HOLLYWOOD LAMP, $195.00

JONATHAN ADLER IS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS ANTI-DEPRESSIVE, HAPPY CHIC STYLE. ADLER AND HIS PARTNER, BARNEY'S CREATIVE DIRECTOR SIMON DOONAN, LIVE IN A GREENWICH VILLAGE DUPLEX. THE APARTMENT CONSISTS OF TWO UNITS THE COUPLE COMBINED AND SPENT THE LAST TWO YEARS RENOVATING. "IT'S JUST TOTALLY QUIRKY AND PERSONAL AND EVER-CHANGING, SAID ADLER ABOUT HIS RESIDENCE. QUIRKY IT MOST DEFINITELY IS.

WHILE JONATHAN ADLER'S STYLE MIGHT BE A LITTLE TOO CHEERY FOR SOME, HIS INTERIORS ARE AN EXCELLENT INSPIRATION FOR COLORFUL, 60S STYLE. IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE RESOURCES FOR NEEDLEPOINT PILLOWS AND ANYTHING GEOMETRIC PATTERNED...NOT TO MENTION HIS FABULOUS FURNITURE LINE. HAPPY CHIC AT ITS BEST!

PHOTOS: WALL STREET JOURNAL

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE EXQUISITE


JESSICA KERWIN JENKINS' FIRST BOOK, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE EXQUISITE, IS A SERIOUSLY CHARMING COMPOSITION OF 100 STYLISH TIDBITS. EACH OF THE ENTRIES IS A GUIDE TO HAPPINESS, "WHETHER THAN MEANS WEARING A TOP HAT, EATING A LUXURIOUS PEAR, LUXURIATING IN A BATH FULL OR WARM MILK, OR KEEPING A SINGING CRICKET AS A PET." THE AUTHOR ALSO HAS A BLOG OF THE SAME NAME, WHERE YOU CAN GET A DAILY DOSE OF WHIMSICAL INSPIRATION.

ELIZABETH HAIDLE DID THE DELIGHTFUL ILLUSTRATIONS. YOU CAN VIEW MORE OF HER WORK ON HER BLOG.

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE EXQUISITE BY JESSICA KERWIN JENKINS, NAN A. TALESE, $27.95

PHOTOS: BARNES AND NOBLE

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BOOKSHELF


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT | A PASSION FOR INTERIORS: A PRIVATE TOUR BY CAROLYNE ROEHM, CLARKSON POTTER, $60.00 | THE FINEST ROOMS IN AMERICA BY THOMAS JAYNE, CLARKSON POTTER, $50.00 | HISTORIC HOUSES OF PARIS BY ALAIN STELLA, RIZZOLI, $95.00 | 100 DRESSES: THE COSTUME INSTITUTE/THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART BY HAROLD KODA, YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, $24.95 | ARAB ART BY SHEILA BLAIR AND JONATHAN BLOOM, TASCHEN, $150.00 | ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA BY JAMES HILLMAN, MARIANO MAUGERI, D.T. MAX, AND SUSY MENKES, RIZZOLI, $100.00 | BUNNY WILLIAMS' SCRAPBOOK FOR LIVING BY BUNNY WILLIAMS, ABRAMS, $60.00 | MACARONS BY CECILE CANNONE, ULYSSES PRESS, $14.95 | AMERICAN DIOR BY KATE BETTS, ASSOULINE, $70.00 | INTERIOR SPLENDOR BY PIERRE-YVES ROCHON, RIZZOLI, $75.00

I'M EXCITED ABOUT CAROLYNE ROEHM'S LATEST TOME....A PASSION FOR INTERIORS. I LOVE HER OTHER BOOKS AND I'M SURE THIS ONE WILL BE EQUALLY TERRIFIC. I'VE ALREADY FLIPPED THROUGH BUNNY WILLIAMS' SCRAPBOOK FOR LIVING. IT'S FILLED WITH GREAT PHOTOS AND SURE TO INSPIRE CHIC ORGANIZATION AND ADDING PERSONAL TOUCHES TO ANY HOME.

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MUST-HAVES


1 SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, MISSONI HOME HUMBERT THROW, $410.00 2 BARNEYS NEW YORK, KIM SEYBERT STUDDED COASTER, $15.00 3 PLANTATION HOME, WALNUT BURL LACQUERED BOXES, $80.00 - $280.00 4 VIVRE, GOLD LION BELT BY CHRISTOPHER ROSS, $685.00 5 KATE'S PAPERIE, CAMPO MARZIO ROLLERBALL PEN, $40.00 6 20 x 200, 195 YACHTS, BARGES, CARGO LINES, TANKERS, AND OTHER SHIPS BY JENNY ODELL, $20.00 - $500.00 7 AVID HOME, BERNARD AUTHENTIC HORNS, $187.50 8 BLOOMINGDALE'S, MONIQUE LHUILLIER FOR ROYAL DOULTON ATELIER NUT BOWL, $40.00 9 TOPSHOP, BORG COLLAR LEATHER BIKER JACKET, $310.00 10 MADEWELL, WOOL & THE GANG CHAIN BRACELET, $26.00 11 CAMBRIA COVE, THANKSGIVING WREATH BY CREEKSIDE FARMS, $65.00

AS THE TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO DROP AND THE LEAVES BEGIN TO CHANGE, IT'S FINALLY STARTING TO FEEL LIKE FALL IN ATLANTA. CREEKSIDE FARMS' THANKSGIVING WREATH WITH SPRIGS OF FRESH ROSEMARY, BAY LEAVES, AND SAGE, ALONG WITH DRIED LEMON SLICES, SAFFLOWER, TANSY, AND STRAWFLOWERS LOOKS LIKE THE PERFECT WAY TO WELCOME GUESTS INTO ANY HOME. AND NOT ONLY DOES IT LOOK GREAT, IT SMELLS WONDERFUL TOO...WELCOME HOME!

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