Monday, November 29, 2010

What's in your decanter?

If you don't have small children in your home, I think a decanter on a bathroom sink filled with mouthwash is just fabulous! Decanters are often tucked away (and rarely used when serving wine) so why not use in another fashion? 
** Before filling your decanter with any liquid, it would be wise to confirm that the decanter is lead free to keep from having lead leach into your liquid. Even though I'm not drinking my mouthwash, I still want to be confident that the liquid is free of lead.   

Friday, November 19, 2010

Holiday gift ideas

Here are a few of my suggestions for giving the perfect gift. Click the company name to be connected to the company website.

Road ID for the runner, biker, hiker or triathlete in your life. When ordering you complete with vitals. 

Tory Burch's wrist bands are the perfect accessory.  
Bunny Williams' new book, Scrapbook for Living, is the perfect book for design enthusiasts. 
Order a subscription to a magazine. It is fun to find a monthly or seasonal publication in the mail. Hamptons Cottages and Gardens is a fun pick for a seasonal publication that gives everyone a chance to experience the Hamptons!
Zhush has affordable, yet chic gifts. Some of my favorites...
Thermos Stainless King keeps beverages hot (up to 5 hours) or cold (up to 9 hours) favorite travel mug!  
For kiddies who love to doodle (and don't need anymore toys.) Melissa and Doug's drawing books are fabulous....especially loving these two!
 Here's to getting your holiday shopping done soon so that you can enjoy the season!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eddie Ross!

Elizabeth hosted Celebrate in Style yesterday featuring the fabulous Eddie RossI sat with baited breath waiting to hear Eddie's every word on how to celebrate the holidays with amazing style!  
Eddie used a combination of high end china and low end white chargers, mixed gold and silver flatware and added a pop of contrasting color with the blue pillars for an absolutely stunning table. The ornaments have the name of who sits clever!  
I almost fell over when I looked at the top piece of china with scalloped edging...I have it too! 

Eddie is truly a design genius with his simple (yet, who would ever think of) techniques and clever ideas that elevate the design of a space or experience to over the top fabulousness!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Two's Company is having another warehouse sale!

On Monday I posted about the Two's Company warehouse sale I attended, showed you some of my finds and promised to keep you up to date on the next one! Here's the scoop...
Shopping for great products, getting deals and helping charity...what's better than that?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Getting the bar cart ready

This holiday season I'll be happily entertaining family and friends in our home. I'm kicking the season into full swing this weekend with a dinner party for 18!

I've learned that the usage of a stocked bar cart sets the tone for a stylish, yet laid back evening. Guests enjoy helping themselves and love mingling at the "bar!" And, it allows me to spend quality time with my guests.       
How about you? Where do you set up drinks, water, ice tea and coffee? Are you a fan of bar/tea carts? 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Two's Company Warehouse Sale

On Friday I attended Brunschwig & Fils warehouse sale and left smiling with great finds in hand! A close distance by was Two Company's warehouse sale. Here are some of the goodies I scored!

Recently while attending a showhouse with some blogging buddies we all noticed these lovelies. I kept thinking that they'd look great in my office with all of my gold accents, but I hadn't gotten around to ordering them. I scored the set of three for nearly nothing!
 This tray with bamboo handles is chic, functional and is going into a client's home. 
Loving these placemats (gold on one side and silver on the other!) Easy to wipe off and perfect for a little sparkle at the table!
I've been told that there will be another Two's Company warehouse sale soon. I will keep you posted as I get confirmed details. Happy Monday!  

Friday, November 12, 2010

Warehouse Sale!

If you live in the NYC Metro area you might want to visit Brunschwig & Fils warehouse sale at 75 Virginia Road in White Plains, NY this Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. I attended today and captured the following "game!"

This Brunschwig & Fils "Bamboo Grove" remnant measures 48 x 28.
I absolutely love all the colors in this textile. I'm going to have it matted and framed to hang in my office.
I'm absolutely wild about this textile that looks like snakeskin! I'm going to create two huge floor pillows for our living room.   
This textile is absolutely stunning in person. The colors are so rich and the pattern is captivating. This 5 yard remnant will quickly become a tablecloth for my kitchen table, which will be the "children's" table this Thanksgiving.
My children have a large playroom that also includes a sitting area for watching television and  reading books. I'm currently working on the new design for the space. I'm leaning towards furnishings in neutrals and accents with hunter greens, deep rich rusts and dark blues. This textile is sophisticated, yet playful...perfect for our family playroom. I love the dragons, deer and butterflies!   
 Buying excellent quality textiles for a song = happiness! What sales have you shopped lately that made you smile? Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Jewelry for ceilings

Ceiling medallions are the perfect accessory to enhance a lighting fixture, as well as a room. Here is an image of one that a client and I decided on for her family's dining room. The coffered ceiling, along with the medallion is simply stunning! Medallions can either be traditional or contemporary in style.