Athena Calderone's Hamptons Home

Monday, March 30, 2020

I can't say enough great things about Athena Calderone, and her Hamptons remodel is no exception.  She has an eye for design that is minimal and yet still inviting with depth and intrigue in every corner.  In pairing cool materials like travertine and marble with warm textures like a sisal rug, she creates a balanced room that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional for everyday living.  Design by Athena Calderone, photos by Nicole Franzen, styling by Colin King.

Kate Zimmerman Turpin's Hunt Sunday House

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Kate Zimmerman Turpin has an eye for minimal, organic decor that feels warm and inviting.  Her beautiful Hunt Sunday House in Texas has some remarkable details that are leaving me swooning.  From the built-in shelves in the living room to the black iron hardware on doors and curtain rods, every corner of her house is simply stunning.  What's your favorite detail?  Kate's home was featured on Camille Styles and all image were taken by Kate.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Women

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Well, for all you procrastinators out there, the holiday gift guide is finally here!  Luckily there's still time to get all the unique and amazing presents for the ladies in your life.  At every price point, there's something no matter your budget.  Keep scrolling for gifts that would make any gal happy!

01. Baggu Travel Cloud Bag: This nylon bag is perfect for travel -- heavy duty and just the thing to corral all your essentials.

02. Rachel Comey Neale Earrings: These statement earrings are sure wow with any outfit!

03. Vitruvi Stone Diffuser: Diffusers make lovely gifts, and this stone one is a beautiful shape with an understated design.  Gift it with essential oils to make the whole home smell great.

04. Cuyana Leather Travel Case Set: Beautiful pebbled leather travel cases look chic and they have an easy to clean lining.

05. Sin Ceramics Pronged Bowl: This sculptural bowl is beautiful enough to stand on its own, or be used as a fruit bowl or catch-all.

06. J.Crew x Chup Smartwool Socks: Smartwool is one of the greatest inventions if you ask me.  These socks keep your feet warm but don't overheat them either.

07. Everlane Beanie: Perfect texture in a neutral hue.

08. Sisters Complete Set: This all natural body set is free of parabens, silicones, and sulfates.  The bottle design is clean and appealing, and they donate 40% of profits to women's health.

09. Jenni Kayne Basil Candle: One of my very favorite candles -- they last super long and the Basil scent is incredible.

10. Dining In Cookbook: By far my favorite cookbook of 2018.  The recipes are great and unexpected but produce amazing results.

11. Great Jones Goods Dutch Oven: This dutch oven is a work horse - make anything from soups to braises and sauces.  It's a great price for the size and is so well designed.

12. Ugg Wrin Slippers: A cozy pair of slippers always makes a great gift.

13. Lunya Washable Silk Sleep Mask: This sleep mask changed my life.  No more sunlight waking me up on the weekends!  The silk feels luxurious, and the shape is super comfortable to wear.

14. Baggu Crossbody Purse: This bag is great for every day use, and the color won't show dirt easily.

15. Madewell Bandana: Wear them around your neck, tie them on a bag or in your hair - the options are endless.

16. Swell Water Bottle: I love the wide mouth version of this Swell bottle - makes it super easy to wash or add ice cubes if needed.  They keep your drink hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 as well!

17. Areaware Totem Pillar Candles: These are definitely more of a decorative candle rather than a burn it candle, but they're sculptural and look great in any scenario.

18. Herschel Supply Co. Suitcase: Nice luggage is one of those novelties you don't necessarily think to buy yourself, but it's always appreciated.  There's nothing worse than a squeaky wheel or loose handle when traveling, and this Herschel suitcase looks great as well.

19. Aesop Aromatique Hand Wash: My very favorite hand wash.  It smells incredible!

Melanie Burstin's Organic Minimal Home

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Today I'm super excited to share the gorgeous home of an incredibly talented designer and good friend of mine, Mel Burstin.  Mel and I got chatty on Instagram last year and met IRL at a Humble Ceramics sample sale while I had a crazed look in my eye and was crouching over a crate of ceramics.  I guess if she wasn't deterred by that crazy look in my eye it was meant to be! 

Mel is living on her own for the first time which has allowed her to design a truly incredible space with zero compromises.  Her style is minimal and organic and so so beautiful.  She has a knack for combining an array of beautiful wood tones seamlessly throughout her home which contrast so well against her gorgeous minimal plants.  Her bright and minimal space has me day dreaming of a house with no clutter where every single object I own is the most beautiful version of the piece that exists.  Her home was photographed by the epically talented Tessa Neustadt and was first featured on Emily Henderson's blog.

Leanne Ford's LA Bungalow

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Leanne Ford's beautiful Echo Park bungalow was featured on NY Times and I just about lost it when I saw her home.  The space has some incredible design details and it's been decorated impeccably with a healthy dose of vintage furnishings adding to the charm and overall aesthetic of the house.  She chose to paint the entire interior Sherwin-William's Shoji White, which is a beautiful warm off white that over time has started to fade and hint at the wood underneath.  The house has so much character, from the stone fireplace, to the lofted beam ceilings, in addition to well chosen accents like the stone floors Ford added.  I think the bedroom and the study are my favorite rooms, how about yours?  All photos by Tessa Neustadt for NY Times

Leanne Ford's kitchen and dining room

The March Edit

Monday, March 26, 2018

Well, Spring is finally here officially -- even if it doesn't quite feel like it just yet.  This month I'm buying into some trends - abstract faces, bold colors like mustard and rust, and easy silhouettes in culottes and jumpsuits.  Here's everything I'm craving this month:

01. Nalin Studios Anna Necklace: If you haven't noticed, modernist face-shaped everything is very much in right now, and I was thrilled to find it in a necklace!  Layer this beauty with other vintage inspired necklaces like this coin necklace for a collected look.

02. Clare Vivier Short Sleeve Sweatshirt: I was weirded out by short sleeve sweatshirts at first, but they are starting to grow on me.  I love this one with the subtle graphics for weekend wear.

03. Monserat De Lucca Itzel Crossbody: The shape and structure of this bag are so cute - just look at those round handles!  And in a fun yellow it'll add a pop of color to your outfit.

04. True Botanicals Renew Nutrient Mist: I just recently made the switch to using clean skin-care products, and this face mist is high on the list of my favorite products.  It smells amazing and totally reenergizes my skin whenever I need a little boost.

05. Quibe One Line Nude Art Print: I've been wanting to change up my gallery wall for a while now, and one medium I'm eager to bring in is drawings.  I love the subtle lines in this figure.

06. Glass Head Candle: This candle has a gorgeous glass vessel that can be used as decor once its burned down.

07. Everlane Wide Leg Utility Crop: Everlane's original culotte pant is a cult favorite of mine, so I'm really excited to try their new utility version.

08. Jungmaven Laurel Tee: Made from hemp and organic cotton, this easy tee will quickly become a staple in your wardrobe - I especially dig the gorgeous terracotta color!

09. The Food Therapist: Wellness and self-care is a big trend of 2018, and one that I'm fully embracing.  I've just started digging into this great read that's all about changing your relationship with food from a place of compassion rather than degradation.

10. Nicole Novena Carafe and Cup Set: I don't know about you, but I'm constantly thirsty throughout the night.  This bedside carafe is a beautiful shape and has great details like a round wood top that's sure to look beautiful on any nightstand.

11. Madewell x As Ever Coveralls: I'm all about style and comfort these days and am always looking for comfortable yet fashionable pieces to add to my wardrobe.


Kate Brien's Venice Bungalow

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Stylist Kate Brien Kitz  has a beautiful home in Venice Beach that was built in the '20s that showcases her laid-back SoCal vibes.  Her bright and sunny rooms are decorated with a mix of vintage and new furnishings that come together in a relaxed, collected aesthetic with a subtle bohemian influence.  Her home was first featured on Rip & Tan, photographed by Nicki Sebastian.

All photos by Nicki Sebastian for Rip & Tan.
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