Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sneak Peak at the Soho Beach House Guestrooms

I was super excited this morning to see morning to see a sneak peak of the soon-to-open Soho Beach House on Hotel Chatter. The website says: "Founding members of the latest 'House' were treated to a soft opening on Tuesday night, and we're told that the hotel and Cecconi's restaurant will open to the public on October 11."

"The rooms range in size from 350-1500 square feet, and have antique furniture, king-sized beds, Samsung 40-inch flatscreens, iPod docks, drinks cabinets and rainforest showers with Cowshed products. Some rooms will also have free-standing bathtubs and private terraces overlooking the Atlantic.
The design was envisioned by Soho House founder Nick Jones, along with designer Martin Brudnizki, who had this to say about the look in the latest issue of Miami magazine:
'When people say Miami, they think of something chi-chi and polished, but we didn't want to be too pretentious or overdesigned—there is beauty in faded grandeur.'"

"Jones has said he's aiming for 'flip-flop glamour' at Soho Beach House, using both Miami Beach history and South American style as cues."

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bonkers for Bermingham & Co.

Bermingham & Co is one of my favorite spots in NYC to hunt for the perfect antique piece for almost any project. The company has also cornered the Ikat market with an entire wall of Silk samples, pillows, and even lamp shades.

I was looking for the perfect Ikat to transition a newly engaged client's apartment from bachelor to beautiful - we chose the purple Adras Ikat to re-cover two antique wing chairs. The bachelor pad is currently dressed in blues and neutrals and the addition of this fabric will start the transition of mixing the couples pieces and styles.

The Ikat's come in an array of jewel tones and neutrals and are also offered in pre-made pillows.

The store is located at 243 East 60th Street and sells to the trade only, so please let me know if you see something you like!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rue Magazine

If you haven't yet checked out the new online magazine, Rue, you should do so immediately! The online publication covers all aspects of stylish living as well as a database of images and past issues (coming soon). In the ever growing world of online magazines, Rue will be sure to make a big splash!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hotel San Jose, Austin

This weekend, I'm visiting my Sister in Austin, which has quickly become one of my favorite cities! Last night we stopped  the Hotel San Jose in Austin's hip SoCo neighborhood (South of Congress) for a night cap....this hotel is was built in 1939 as an "ultramodern motor court" and has become part of the fabric of downtown Austin - "a hotel with soul."

We sat by the pool, nestled in a bamboo garden, and drank the most delicious Sangria! I've never stayed at the San Jose, but I can't wait to on my next visit!

Stay tuned for more to come on Austin, and my trip to San Francisco next week!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sibella Court

Do you ever crave fantastical interiors that will inspire and transport you to another time, place or world? A fairytale land designed for the modern, real, life? Well let me introduce you to Sibella Court.
I was recently introduced to the Australian Interior Stylist by a friend visiting from Sidney and was was immediately drawn to her intentionally haphazard, bohemian, quirky style. Sibella was a stylist in NY who returned to her native Australia to open her store, The Society Inc, in an 1800's corner shop in Paddington, a suburb of Sidney. Sibella recently designed colors for Murobond Coatings, Australia's leading paint manufacturer, and released a book, Etcetera, available only at Anthropologie stores.

As a world traveler and gypsy soul, Sibella curates her store and interiors with thoughtful precision. The interior of the Society Inc is a "haberdashery meets hardware store specializing in local and global textiles, furniture, homewares, and beautiful things". The contents and interior of the store change four times a year and every last detail is impeccably thought out. "Each new 'theme' will transport the visitor to different societies and each theme will encompass a new color story, using the colours Sibella designed for Murobond Paints." Below is a selection of Sibella's past themes and colour stories for the store.



Indigo Blues


Merchants and Traders


Sea Gypsy

Travelers and Magicians

A selection of Sibella's colors for Murobond Paints.