1 Vibrant Orange Lacquered Boxes, Plantation Design, $90.00 - $325.00 2 Polyhedron Objects, Plantation Design, set of 2 $195.00 3 Pink Champagne Peonies, Diane James Home, $350.00 4 Currey & Co. Primo Chandelier, Lighting Direct, $817.20 5 Serving Tray, Plexi-Craft, $58.00 6 Caspari Lacquer Bowl, Amazon, $15.00 7 Driftwood Lamp, Furbish Studio, $399.00 8 Willow Sofa, Crate & Barrel, $1,699.00 9 Benjamin Moore Deck Enamel Rich Brown 60 Deck Enamel Black C-112-80, Benjamin Moore 10 Clear Quartz Votive, Jennifer Miller, $225.00 11 X-Bench, Jonathan Adler, $795.00
Tory Burch boutiques are well known for their home-inspired interiors. Although I haven't visited it personally, the Seoul boutique is a favorite mostly because of its large size — there's an entire apartment above the shopping floor! All of the boutiques are designed by Daniel Romualdez — who also designed Tory's chic Pierre apartment — and have all of Tory's signatures: loads of lacquer, x-benches, floral arrangements, a mixtures of textures (in this case, driftwood and quartz), and lots of gold and orange. Now if only I had details on the release of her home décor line....we'll just have to cross our fingers and wait on that one!
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I was so excited to recently discover the work of Kate Lewis. Her colorful paintings of room interiors and floral arrangements are right up my alley — I just love their bright, layered look. Kate draws inspiration from rehabbing and decorating her Victorian home and also from reading blogs and magazines. And some of you might recognize the image on the top middle — that's right, it's the living room in Nate Berkus' apartment!
Kate's work is available through her website and select paintings are available through UGallery.
1 Heavenly Blue Hydrangeas, Diane James Home, $350.00 2 Rubber Wood Salad Servers, Amazon, $11.70 3 Navy Stripe Bowl, Crate & Barrel, $4.95 4 Pillivuyt Rectangular Baker, Williams-Sonoma, $79.00 - $99.00 5 Palembang & Wire Tray, Williams-Sonoma Home, $39.00 6 Tangiers Sunset Melamine Plate, Bongenre, set of 4 $51.00 7 Gayle Warwick Dark Blue Linen Cocktail Napkin, Hollyhock, $20.00 8 Gingham Blue Straw Round Placemats, Cost Plus World Market, set of 2 $4.96 9 Plain Drinking Jar, Amazon, set of 12 $17.69 10 Laguiole Flatware, Williams-Sonoma, 5-piece place setting $89.00
All recipes from Martha Stewart | Tricolor Salad | Grilled Tomatoes with Oregano and Lemon | Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Oregano | Peach and Blueberry Cobbler
What better way to celebrate the end of summer than with a laid-back Labor Day party! Keep it casual with Mason Jar glasses and melamine plates. And an easy menu (including a yummy, make-ahead cobbler) equals minimal laboring. Enjoy the holiday weekend!
Background: Schumacher Deco Flower
I am obsessed — obsessed — with this glam collection of finials, The Finial Touch by Hillary Thomas Designs. "Think of finials as jewelry for your lamps," says Hillary and when they look this good who wouldn't want a sparkly little gem shining from above their favorite lamp? I sure do!
Rock n' Rolla Collection, Chic Shop by Hillary Thomas Designs, $45.00 - $75.00
If you like the looks of these pictures and have $5.5 million, this house could be yours! The Spade's have listed their Southampton home, known as "Stepping Stones," which once served as a boardinghouse for the William Merrit Chase's Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art. The property features English gardens and multiple buildings, including a rare freestanding ballroom — can you imagine the entertaining possibilities! Watch an Andy-led video tour of the house here.
Images: Plum Hamptons via The Charlotte, The Nowness
1 D. Porthault Matisse Tray, Sue Fisher King, $175.00 2 Leather Color Block Satchel, ASOS, $137.21 3 Living Room by Caitlin McGauley, $75.00 4 Colored Glass Cups, Pieces, $8.00 - $12.00 each 5 Tart Server, LEIF, $15.00 6 Distant Lands Bangle, LEIF, $10.00 each 7 Clear Bubble Umbrella with Primary Dots, Totes, $19.20 8 Water Colour Scarf, ZARA, $59.90 9 Untitled II by Kate Long Stevenson, $850.00 10 Paint the Town Notes, kate spade, $20.00 11 Wanderlust Tray, Furbish Studio, $24.00
I've been meaning to post the work of Caitlin McGauley for some time now. My favorite illustrator (she also works for Lonny) has a brand new website with prints for sale and a blog. I think this living room print is the perfect example of a colorful life, wouldn't you agree?
Anthelios 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Lotion, La Roche-Posay, $28.90 | Bi-Rite Creamery | Open-Top Boat and Tote Bags, L.L. Bean, from $19.95 | Nespresso Citiz Espresso Maker, Williams-Sonoma, $279.95 | iPad 2, Apple, from $499.00 | iPhone 4, Apple, from $199.00 | Sunday Suppers at Lucques by Suzanne Goin and Teri Gelber, Amazon, $25.05 | Lucques | AOC | Tavern | 2012 Audi A4 Avant, from $32,500 | Brooks Brothers Single-Breasted Blazer, Mr Porter, $530.00 | Burberry London Penbury Check Cotton Shirt, Mr Porter, $250.00 | Jack Purcell, Converse, $50.00
If I wasn't convinced yesterday that Grant and I were new BFFs, after composing his short list I certainly am. Not only do we share a favorite creamery in SF (and the same flavor, no less!), but a love of Suzanne Goin, weekend trips to the farmers market and cheese shop, and cooking at home. And who doesn't admire someone that adheres to a daily uniform — Grant's classic black and white look is definitely one worth sticking to. Thanks so much Grant for sharing your must-haves and essentials!
I'm so excited to welcome Grant K. Gibson in our latest Must-Haves series. It's hard to open up a magazine these days without seeing a new project from Grant. He founded Grant K. Gibson Interior Design in 2002 and has since been named a "Designer to Watch" by both Domino and Elle Décor. Grant is known for his well-edited classic spaces that are not only beautiful, but functional as well. Grant also chronicles his travels and projects on his blog, which is definitely a must-read. Stay tuned tomorrow for a short list of Grant's essentials!
Fab Florals | Amy Butler Midwest Modern Floating Buds Ivory, Fabric.com, $8.98/yard | Monterey Outdoor Indigo, Calico Corners, $10.49 | Amy Butler Midwest Modern Fresh Poppies Rose, Fabric.com, $8.98 | Michael Miller Bonnes Amies Collette, Fabric Depot, $8.25 | Bold Graphics | Dwell Studio Square Lattice Hydrangea, Fabric.com, $15.98 | Waverly Groovy Grill Spa, Joann, $11.99 Sale | Lizzy House Peeps Illusion Orange, Hawthorne Threads, $7.75 | Pernilla's Journey Linen Blend on the Fence Chocolate, Fabric.com, $12.98 | Worldly Prints | Pernilla's Journey Linen Blend Tapestry Carrot, Fabric.com, $12.98 | Metro Living Tile White, Fabric.com, $6.98 | Annette Tatum Bohemian Ikat Diamond Pink, Fabric.com, $8.98 | Pernilla's Journey Elephant Run Chocolate, Fabric.com, $8.98
Searching for fabrics is a favorite pastime and while my love for finer fabrics like Lee Jofa and Manuel Canovas remains strong, sometimes the project budget is not on par with their prices. Enter Fabric.com, Joann, and Calico Corners. Sure, the selection isn't quite the same, but you cannot beat these prices — especially when you need major yardage.
p.s. FYI — some of these fabrics are quilting fabrics and have a lighter weight than traditional cottons and linens typically used in home decor. If used for an application like curtains, simply line the fabric.
p.p.s. Find more of my favorite fabrics in my Pinterest folder and follow me as I scour the web for more steals — I'm constantly adding more!
1 Deborah Rhodes Braided Coaster Set, Barneys New York, $32.00 2 Pink Moroccan Tea Glasses, Furbish Studio, set of 4 $32.00 3 Mirror Jar Base, Anthropologie, $298.00 4 Horn Candlesticks, Apartment 48, $125.00 5 DL Rhein Sclaes Citron Embroidered Pillow, Layla Grace, $70.00 6 Smythson Camera Case, Barneys New York, $160.00 7 Green Glass Decanter, Plantation, $125.00 8 Concord Vase Set, Plantation, set of 3 (not shown: Purple and Yellow) $50.00 9 Conch Shell, Chic Shop, $25.00
Laura Gurton's painting is the perfect inspiration to create a color scheme around. The mix of tan, gold, green, and pink hues work wonderfully, don't you think? And I love the way the hot pink is worked in — ever so
I'm a longtime Genevieve Jones fan and was excited to stumble upon these images on French Vogue's website. Known for her eclectic style, I'm always excited to see her latest ensembles, like the leopard and polka dot above. Genius! Jones has channeled all that style into a jewelry and accessories line — view it here.
1 Tropically Pop Pillow, Anthropologie, $88.00 2 Trina Turk Embroidered Linen Greek Key Pillow, Layla Grace, $110.00 3 Brera Largo Noir Pure Linen Cushion, Designers Guild, $110.00 4 DL Rhein Cross Hatch Granite Embroidered Pillow, Layla Grace, $70.00 5 Mariedal Cobalt Blue Throw Pillow, Designers Guild, $145.00 6 Jennifer Paganelli Back Bay Hook Pillow, Layla Grace, $48.00 7 Mitre Stripe Throw Pillow, Clayton Gray Home, $165.00 8 Olsson Camelia Striped Cotton/Silk Pillow, Designers Guild, $130.00 9 Sand Spotted Ikat Pillow, Furbish Studio, $45.00
Sometimes all it takes is a few fun pillows to freshen up a space. I like to think beyond the sofa and often place smaller size square, rectangular, and bolster pillows on side chairs, dining chairs, and task chairs. And of course mix and match patterns and colors to create a look that's truly your own :)
At long last, Target has released images of their highly anticipated Missoni collaboration and they are chic, chic, chic. If they didn't have you at Missoni, then take a look at the Men's scarves, the towels, that blanket, those black pumps, and even a bicycle!! And of course everything looks fab placed in the superchic apartment of Margherita Missoni. Mark your calendars for September 13 — it's gonna be good :)
View more of the Look Book here.
1 Ben-Amun Lucite Cuff, Max & Chloe, $105.00 2 Ben-Amun Lucite Bracelet, Max & Chloe, $60.00 3 Pieces Lone Clear Frame Sunglasses, asos, $20.69 4 Format Tray, CB2, $39.95 5 Acrylic Square Napkin Rings, Z Gallerie, set of 4 $15.80 6 Graduated Lucite Balls Necklace, Far 4, $248.00 7 Acrylic Swizzle Sticks Set, Sara Kate Studios, $36.00 8 Lucite Frames, Pieces, $18.00 - $72.00 9 Acrylic Stapler, Office Supply Store, $13.33 10 Peekaboo Clear Nesting Tables, CB2, $199.00 11 Kantek Tape Dispenser, Office Supply Store, $10.00 12 Louis Ghost Chair, Design Within Reach, $410.00
Lucite is one of my favorite accessories — both in my home and wardrobe. Lucite and acrylic are an excellent complement to spaces vivid with color and pattern and work well in almost any space. Do you have an affection for the translucent?
1 White Paper String Light, Target, $4.88 2 Citronella Candlepot, Crate & Barrel, $4.95 3 Retro Paper Popcorn Boxes, Sur la Table, $4.95 - $9.95 4 White Gold Popcorn, Ruby Red Popcorn, Sur la Table, $5.95 5 Personalized Greek Plate, La Plates, $22.00 6 Mango Wood Bowls, Crate & Barrel, set of 4 $26.95 7 Portable Wood Table in a Bag, Sur la Table, $44.95 8 Stripe Floor Cushion, TerraCotta Home, $21.95 9 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amazon, $16.99 10 Osaka Acrylic Double Old-Fashioned, Crate & Barrel, $3.50 each
A backyard movie under the stars is the perfect way to wind down the summer. The set-up is relatively simple too: a white sheet for the screen, a projector, some chairs and cushions and you're ready to go...movie time!
All recipes from Martha Stewart | Flavored Popcorn | Panko-Crusted Chicken Bites | Mini Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Sandwiches | Vanilla-Rum Colas
Background: Schumacher Amazing Maze
1 Minu Geometric Lapis Necklace, Max & Chloe, $163.00 2 Shibori Notebooks, Anthropologie, $8.00 each 3 Cleopatra Bracelet Set by Sequin, Charm & Chain, $48.00 4 Allison Avenue Accent Plate, Kate Spade, $35.00 5 Navy Polka Dot Bandeau Bikini, Topshop, $64.00 6 Verandah Place Small Henrietta, Kate Spade, $30.00 7 Navy Straw Saddle Satchel, Dorothy Perkins, $40.00 8 Zoe Blue Grey Throw, Jayson Home & Garden, $135.00
Although I love bright colors and bold patterns, it's always great to offset with a neutral solid. After a season of whites I'm always ready for classic navy. Navy stripes, navy polka dots...navy works well in any season, but particularly lends itself to summer blues and as a transition to fall and winter hues. And I'm counting down the days to fall when I can wear my favorite navy schoolboy blazer :)
Images: Vogue Nippon, Todd Alexander Romano's NYC Apartment via Architectural Digest
1 Intarsia Boyfriend Cardigan, Seaton, $356.00 2 Turquoise Coral Necklace, Furbish Studio, $35.00 3 Two-Tone Coral Necklace, LEIF, $29.50 4 Gold Metal Shell Bag, Topshop, $76.00 5 Mother-of-Pearl Hurricanes, Williams-Sonoma Home, $34.99 small size 6 Porcelain Palm Leaf Bowls, Williams-Sonoma Home, $14.99 - $79.99 7 Newport Shell, Plantation, $35.00 8 Laguna Shell, Plantation, $35.00 9 Decorative Barnacle Cluster, Furbish Studio, $18.00 10 Speckled Rock Fish Pillow, Furbish Studio, $60.00 11 Darling Starfish Earrings, Devon Baer, $50.00 12 Coral Quilt, Calypso St. Barth, $245.00
I've finally made it to the white sandy beaches of southern Florida for a visit with family and a little R & R. I've packed coral necklaces and my favorite tunics and plan on scoping out the consignment stores in the area for chic finds!
Any fellow scarf collectors out there? You won't want to miss Scarves, the marvelous new compendium showcasing over 250 examples from the likes of Paul Poiret, Elsa Schiaparelli, Yves Saint Laurent, Sandra Rhodes, and many more. Also included: biographies of designers and a useful resource guide with helpful advice on collecting.
I recently discovered O'verlays and just about jumped out of my chair with excitement. Inexpensive custom panels that fit IKEA furniture? Done and done. The idea was born after owner Danika custom fit vintage fretwork panels to a client's IKEA Pax wardrobe. She immediately saw the potential in the panels, and together with friend Cheryle, they decided to create their own. While O'verlays is compatible with many popular IKEA pieces, they're available in custom sizes and could be used on any vintage furniture and even on mirror, doors, walls, and windows. And when it comes to painting, the possibilities are endless!
1 Black Zebra Rug, Pieces, $995.00 2 Zebra Ceramic Umbrella Holder, Clayton Gray Home, $110.00 3 Zebra Framed Mirror, Sydelle & Jay Livingston, $975.00 4 Enamel Zebra Cuff by Kenneth Jay Lane, Charm & Chain, $125.00 5 Proposal, Rebecca Minkoff, $295.00 6 Zebra Coasters, Jonathan Adler, $48.00 7 I Married Adventure by Osa Johnson Vintage Copy, Nostalgic Nuance, $65.00 8 Felix Rey Clear Bubble Zebra Umbrella, Bloomingdale's, $65.00 9 Liza's Zebra Print Bangle, Fantasy Jewelry Box, $18.95 10 Cobble Hill Zebra Stacy, Kate Spade, $72.00 11 Cobble Hill Zebra Medium Katie, Kate Spade, $212.00 12 Zebra Ceramic Stool, Clayton Gray Home, $290.00 13 Zebra Hide and Polished Nickel Bench, Clayton Gray Home, $1195.00
As far as the animal kingdom's concerned, the leopard and its spots usually get all the attention. But the zebra's stripes have an allure all their own. I love zebra for a splash of black and white or as a major statement maker as is the case in Elizabeth Bauer's bedroom with its boldly wallpapered walls and ceiling. Zebra wallpaper plus D. Porthault linens? Chic, chic, chic.
Condé Nast Traveler Where Are You by Condé Nast Traveler, Assouline, $65.00 | Menu Design in America by Jim Heimann, Steven Heller, and John Mariani, Taschen, $59.99 | An Elegant Wilderness: Great Camps and Grand Lodges of the Adirondacks, 1855-1935 by Gladys Montgomery, Acanthus Press, $75.00 | My Life in the New York Times by Ross Bleckner, Edgewise Press, $18.96 | Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Adventure by Eric Touchaleaume, Gourcuff Gradenigo, $126.00 | Marcel Wanders: Interiors by Marcel Wanders, Rizzoli, $60.00
So many great new books have come out this summer, but one that particularly caught my eye is artist Ross Bleckner's My Life in the New York Times. Bleckner, a longtime reader of the Times, orchestrated decades' worth of clippings from his archive in a beautifully printed "homage to print media" (as he described on The Martha Stewart Show). The book is a collage of advice, wisdom and comment and would make an excellent gift or be a welcome addition to any bookshelf or nightstand.
Clockwise from top left | Vintage Kantha Quilts, Niki Jones, from $216.00 | Calf Hair Watch Strap, Whipsnake Watch Strap, J. Crew, $16.50 - $18.50 | R & Y Augousti Small Oval Bronze Vase, Barney's, $415.00 | Vintage Belt, Edith Machinist, $185.00 | Gondola Art Print by Colin Ruffell, from $230.00 | Hex Stool, Clayton Gray Home, $250.00 | Blaise Flat Moccasin, Loeffler Randall, $325.00
Bye-bye Must-Haves, hello MARKET Finds! If you're a regular here at KELLY MARKET (and gosh, I sure hope you are!) then you've noticed I've decided to mix things up and ditch my beginning of the month post, Must-Haves. As you might imagine I come across many products while composing my posts that I love, but often don't get to share, and I think that MARKET Finds will be the perfect place for these items. Join me at the beginning of every month for MARKET Finds for unique items from my favorite haunts!