Archive for June, 2013

Natori Homes

Yesterday, once little Monkey went down for a nap, I immediately tucked into the latest Lonny Magazine…only to find not one but two jaw dropping homes belonging to my sister in law’s best friend!


Are they not the cutest family ever?!  I’m absolutely love how they are fans of color and pattern – check out their little boy, Cruz’s bedroom…


Their Manhatten master bedroom is layered in scrumptious blue bedding – That Roberta Roller Rabit bedding is a favorite of mine (I used it at our ranch house – you can see it in this post here).




There are so many photos of their homes that are absolutely stunning. They had two wonderful designers helping them out Nicki Hill Rose and Allison Tick. Go check out the homes for yourself at Lonny.  And Anika Yael – has a blog that you can follow along with – Josie Girl (love the name!).  She blogs for Josie Natori (Ken Natori is her husband).  Loved seeing their family home!!  Congrats Yael and co!

June 11, 2013 at 8:45 AM 2 comments

Tufted Built-in Bench

Today we are off to finalize some plans for a built in eating kitchen nook.  One of my favorite elements is that we are going to do a tufted back for the built in bench.  Here are some inspiration shots of what we’re thinking…



Katie Ridder


Ahsley Whittaker

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I love the sophisticated element and interest it brings to the nook.  One word to the wise though, do not put tufting on the bottom seat unless you want to drive yourself mad fetching food from it.  I’ve learned that tufting on kitchen bottom seats is called the “crumb catcher.”

Happy Friday everyone!

June 7, 2013 at 8:32 AM 3 comments

Jane Lilly Warren’s Apartment

Okay, to everyone who can stay on top of their decor reading, these images are not new.  But, I really wanted to share them because I am smitten with Jane Lilly Warren’s New York apartment.  She is the co-founder of Matchbook and has achieved such a wonderful preppy, eclectic vibe to her apartment.






What really knocks my socks off about this place is that it is a rental.  This brings me huge inspiration to continue to make every nook and cranny of my rental completely me.  Jane really achieved this by going with removable wallpaper from Sherwin Williams.  I used removable wallpaper in Monkey’s closet turned changing table nook and it thrills me every day.  It’s high time I add more to my place.

The latest Matchbook Mag is out today.  It is my little carrot waiting for me after I get through meetings and after the little one is asleep for the night…it’ll be just me, Matchbook and a glass of wine.  Divine!

June 5, 2013 at 9:21 AM 1 comment

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