April 4, 2014

Iris Apfel's Epic 800 Item Collection on One Kings Lane

I was so excited when I read that One Kings Lane will be selling around 800 pieces of her epic collection of vintage jewelry, furniture and accessories of the legendary decorator and stylist icon, Iris Apfel, this Saturday starting at noon. I am sure the traffic and anticipation could cause delays or crashes but I can't wait to see what all is listed. Apfel was an avid traveler and it's said this sale will feature finds she picked up at Paris flea markets in the '40s, souks in Marrakech in the 60s, the square in Santa Fe in the '70s, among others.

Apfel believes, "fashion and décor are one and the same; One you're dressing yourself and the other you’re dressing the room. And, with myself I'm not changing my personality whether I'm in a room or in a dress. The same attitude applies — it's more of a lifestyle."

I did a post in May 2011 showing the interior of your Manhatten apartment and added some more of those pictures below. Wonder if any of these items will be in the sale? Looks like one of the black necklaces previewed below might be in the last picture with the dog.
Click above to go directly to the sale or to One Kings Lane directly. 



Here is a sneak peak teaser of 12 of the 800 items for the sale from Elle Decor!



Here are some of the images from her Manhattan apartment as featured in Architectural Digest






March 13, 2014

Joy Tribout

As the weather is starting to heat up slightly, I have had warm, sunny beaches on my mind. I came across these great coastal homes decorated by Joy Tribout. Lots of great patterned fabrics, blankets, and nautical accents. Who else is ready for warm weather too?

The fabric on the curtains resembles round life preservers and the bedskirt and pillows have nautical rope motif. 

Driftwood mirrors add nautical touch to the bathroom

Wall mounted television with built ins around it

Guest bedroom with nude and oranges mixed patterns.

Red and white bedroom with sailing morif


Outdoor entertaining area with bar, grill, tv's and great wood paneling

Efficient space styling for condo

February 14, 2014

Cupid's Arrow


Happy Valentine's Day! I thought instead of showing cheesy hearts, I would share something Valentine related with the whimsical arrow and show interior inspirations using arrows! Who knew I would be able to find enough images to do a post on this, Katniss would be so proud.

DIY Gold Leaf Picture instructions from Confetti & Stripes as featured on 6th Street Design School

Wall mounted colorful arrows from Fab

Assorted arrows displayed as art on the walls from Red Jet

Jar full of arrows in nursery from 

Jar full of arrows provides simple decor in this white kitchen from Blood & Champagne
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Mantel turned headboard with painted arrow detail with DIY instructions from Vintage Revival

Arrows from Quivver at Trendhunter



Arrow canvas painting with DIY instructions from Happy Candido


Hand drawn arrow print or you can download printable from Printable Wisdown at Etsy


Colorful arrow tips in urn from That's what Kenworthy Said Blog

Fernando Brizio’s ‘target’ table is made from wood and arrows, in which arrows are embedded into targets via a bow, making each table unique from Design Boom.

Chic arrow lamp circa 1960's from ABC Modern at 1st Dibs

February 10, 2014

John Derian's NYC Apartment

I was dying to see the interiors of John Derian's East Village apartment, thinking it would like walking inside a living Natural Curiosities display. I saw his awesome display at Bergdorf's a few years and was mesmerized with all his neat découpage antique style trays and paperweights featuring botanicals, animals, insects, vintage maps and cities, quotes, etc! It's hard to choose a favorite.Check out the beautiful interior images of Derian's home captured by The Selby.

January 31, 2014

Year of the Horse

It's Chinese New Years and it's the year of the horse. To celebrate I wanted to feature some of my favorite equine themed interiors! These interiors show all different elements added from horse prints, throws to accessories for styling.

Framed jockey silk, horse prints and equine throw from Joy Tribout

Large horse prints in the family room from Houzz

Horse print above showcase cabinet from Joy Tribout

Tray styled bar complete with horse print from Elle Decor

Equine accessories from Joy Tribout

Large black and white horse print from Atlanta Homes Mag

Traditional dining room style accented with a horse print from Horse Country Chic


Horse Lamp by Barbara Cosgrove at Tonic Home




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