Please Be Seated

•January 23, 2015 • Leave a Comment

At my table, Adam & Viktoria’s pillows are more than pure eye candy.  They serve as seats that make each guest feel special.

Match them to the menu and set the mood for good food and juicy conversation.

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Beauties at the Beach

•January 12, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Marie Christophe’s latest chandelier, from her new Ibiza collection, channels a casual island look with wire and sand-color wooden beads.  I like the look of it with her Pompeii lamp, whose wooden beads and raffia shade put it in the same island state of mind.  She carries the chic relaxed theme through and adds a formal twist in another Ibiza chandelier that looks like it’s dressed for a fancy beach party.

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Welcome Home, 2105!

•January 7, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I’m all for change (happy 2015!), so I was excited to create a new look in my living room with Adam & Viktoria’s pillows. I’m loving my new New Year’s hang-out.

Try this in every room in your own home and send me your shots.

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Happy Holidays!

•December 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment

joyeux noel

My New Prickly Passion Fruit

•December 19, 2014 • Leave a Comment

My new passion fruit~ Marie Christophe’s new tangy, tropical take on the pineapple AND it’s wired for fun!

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Looking for Cinderella

•December 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Marie Christophe is putting Roger Vivier’s thirteen shops in step with the holiday season with her fabulous feathered high heels.

The fancy footwear, whose wirework is accented with Swarovski crystals and feathers, is just as chic as the glass slipper of fairy-tale fame.

MC VIVIER Christmas

Seeing Things in a New Light

•December 15, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Marie Christophe brings beauty to Baccarat with her luxurious lustre chandelier.

Talk about tricking the light fantastic!

 

 

A Woolen Thread That Goes Back to 1974

•December 1, 2014 • Leave a Comment

When Marie Christophe showed me the sheep she created for J.L. Deniot’s garden, it reminded me of the flock sculptor Francois-Xavier Lalanne made for Yves Saint Laurent’s muse, Loulou de la Falaise.  They were pictured in a 1974 Vogue article. Marie’s little lamb is showing off its wire wool in the current Russian edition of Architectural Digest.

mouton Leucate JL Deniot

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Gauguin Gorgeous

•November 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Adam & Viktoria call this pattern Still Life because it was inspired by  Gauguin’s red and yellow fruits, but you’ll want to move it around to every room in the house.

The colorways – night-moroccan green and night- burnt orange- come directly from his canvas.

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A Beautiful View

•November 14, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Inspired by architectural motifs and inlays, Bonita Ahuja of India has created a collection of curtains called “Etchings.”  Etchings’ textured-silk, cashmere and merino wool  panels  uses an inlay technique for creating patterns that look drawn or etched into the  wild textured silk fabric.  I love how the  inlay provides  a nice contrast with the smooth surface of the textile.
Several colorways..  shown in Berry  (my fav),  but I  like to mix and match them to the max!

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