As the senior home market editor at Real Simple, I am the resident shopper, trend predictor, and ultimate gut reactor. I spend the majority of my time (weekends, vacations, and holidays included) searching for the coolest accoutrements, deciding if yellow is the new red, and having extreme emotional reactions to life enhancing nuggets like hand-blocked table runners. I am willing […]
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Yesterday, in a meeting with our home department about an upcoming story, I learned an interesting fact. Did you know that many photographers who shoot interiors only photograph full size beds? Apparently, both king beds and even queen beds look too large in a photograph. King beds being too large I completely understand, but I never really thought there was […]
Crate & Barrel has a great selection of things for the home currently, including these gorgeous chairs — have you noticed? I’m drooling over the mid century inspired white leather chair with that sleek chrome base because it would look great in my living room. I equally love the cobalt blue trimmed chair shown below, it’s traditional yet very modern with that amazing lacquered frame. Whoever designed that honey of a chair was clearly very clever, it’s such a hottie.
Meet a new gift to myself, the wood lamp designed by TAF Architects for Muuto in Denmark. Isn’t it the best? I love the simplicity of it, the exposed cord, visible screws, raw wood… it’s a nice contrast to the more modern lighting that is out there isn’t it?
CB2 is really blowing my mind lately! They have so many fresh finds that it’s hard to not empty your wallet — and not just on furniture, but on soft furnishings and accessories too. I’ve always liked their energetic color palette combined with a mostly neutral base, but their aesthetic just feels fresher and even a bit more edgy this season – what do you think?
Looking for a charming gift? I found this lovely gem of a place online where you can shop for the sweetest antiques, curiosities and rare finds. Bell’occhio in San Francisco has been in business for over twenty years and has always paid careful attention to curating only the best merchandise as well as presenting it in the loveliest of ways. Here are just a few of my favorite things from this gorgeous shop.
Last week, I got my copy of the 2011 IKEA catalog in the mail. Along with tax rebates and new shoes, the annual catalog is probably on my top 20 list of things I like to get in the mail. And I especially like to look for the NEW! and LOWER PRICE! call outs.
I just did a quick flip through, but here are some of the things that I’m loving:
CB2 has some great new products for spring – fresh, fresh, fresh! Would you like to see 8 of my picks for outside and in? I can guess that you’ll find at least one that fits your taste and budget.
When I first heard about fashion designer Trina Turk looking to launch a home line, I felt a tingle of excitement as so often I’ve looked at her clothes and imagined them as soft furnishings for the home. There are many prints and patterns in the fashion world that can easily cross over to interiors and Trina Turk’s bold patterns and colorways is a stunning example of this. In this collection you can find table linens, rugs, towels, pillows and candles… let’s have a look at a few of my favorites that are currently available for purchase in her online shop or over at….