mirror, mirror, where are you?

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Aug 26, 2010 | 12 Comments | Category: Uncategorized

Does anyone know where this mirror comes from?  I’m trying to locate the original source!  If anyone has seen it or knows the source, I’d love some info!  I’m trying to locate it for a client of mine!

Introducing Eziba.com which launched today and features exclusive sales on the latest home decor products from many leading brands.  The site works the same way that Gilt, One Kings Lane, Ideeli, etc. work (daily sales that last between 48-72 hours)… yet here’s the best part – shipping on ALL orders is $2.95 (excluding AK, HI).  I’ve just come from visiting the sites sales and already found a ton of things I want.  If you’re already an existing Overstock.com member just sign in using your current username and password and start shopping!

Calypso rug $439.99

Hand Tufted rug $299.99

Set of Two (2) swirl pillows $19.99

Teak Bench $179.99

Iron Swivel Stool $129.99

Kitchen Aid mixer $129.99

Set of Six (6) microcotton towels $34.99

Reclaimed Teak Table $939.99

pART 2

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Aug 18, 2010 | 2 Comments | Category: Art, Decorating, Design Inspiration

My obsession with artists continues which brings me to my next feature artist of the week.  Hannah Lynde is an incredibly talented photographer (and graphic designer) whose work speaks for itself.  Her abstract pieces of the reflections off water take my breath away.  Take a look at her collection and tell me you aren’t tempted to hang at least one of these in your house.  I am…and I will!

Visit Hannah’s website for more information!

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Where ART thou

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Aug 16, 2010 | 7 Comments | Category: Art, Color, Paint

I’m often looking for artists – photographers, painters, sculptors, etc. for my clients and it can be difficult to find the right style and the right fit for each individual client…But when I find an artist whose work I love and admire, I’m sure to show it to just about everyone I’m working with because I know someone will love it just as much as I do.  I recently met an artist at an event whose work is stunning, therefore, I’m sharing it with you.  Her name is Leah Durner and she lives and works in NYC.   You can view her full portfolio here and contact her for further information.  Below is just a small sample of some of her paintings that I love!

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Not much longer and you’ll be able to get some of your favorite John Derian home decor and office accessories for an affordable price at Target.  Mark your calendars for September 5th and make sure you set your alarm so you’re there when it opens…I can’t imagine that his collection will last!

Take a look at the latest issue of Lonny Magazine for a sneak peek of his collection

My obsession for Nate Berkus has grown after viewing his collection on HSN.  He has the best collection of modern, stylish pieces at affordable prices and what’s great about HSN is you can pay in installments.  A shoppers dream!  I’ve selected my favorites from his collection but you need to take a look at HSN yourself to find some of the best deals out there.  There’s no excuse to put your home decorating project on hold anymore.

luxury silk throws $34.95

bamboo and glass coffee table $199.95

dhurrie chevron rug $29.95-$399.95

gold poof $99.95

tufted headboard $349.90

hexagon cocktail ottoman $399.95

leather studded table $199.95

slipper chair $329.90

handcrafted orbit lamp $129.95

tufted slipper chair $399.95

Martha Stewart and Omnimedia hosted a party last night for all the fellow bloggers who are in town for the BlogHer Conference this weekend and what a great party!  There were well over 400 bloggers in Martha Stewart’s office on 26th Street, mingling about, tasting recipes from Martha’s latest issue of Everyday Food, playing with the latest and greatest crafts products, getting fake lashes put on and blogging/tweeting while doing it all!  I myself passed on the fake lashes, but went straight to the crafts table to see what it was all about.

The punch around the page kit had to be my favorite!  How adorable is this hand-crafted stationary that take seconds to make.  It’s fun, cost effective and might even get your kids to write their thank you notes if they can have fun while doing it!

Want to paint your dresser or your wall in a faux bois?  It’s easy to do with Martha Stewart’s painting kits which are expected to hit stores in September.  Keep your eyes peeled and check her website for availability.  There are plenty of painting effects to choose from so whatever your style may be, I’m sure she’ll have the right tool!

Faux Bois


Now to the food..I was only able to sample a few things but can tell you everything looked amazing and well worth the time in the kitchen.  The first thing I tried was the Bistro Slider with pickled onions


Grilled S’mores

So easy and fun for kids!

Another great idea for a party/dessert if you’re crunched for time or just want something different and fun – create an oreo cake on a cake stand for all your guests to pick apart.  You’ll of course want to have some milk near by..

Thanks Martha/Omnimedia for a great evening.  I look forward to trying new recipes and craft projects at home!


New York, NY, August 5, 2010 Margaret Russell has been named Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest, it was announced today by Thomas J. Wallace, Editorial Director of Condé Nast.  Her appointment is effective September 7, 2010.  The editorial headquarters of Architectural Digest, currently in California, will move to New York City.

Most recently, Ms. Russell was Vice President, Editor-in-Chief of Brand Content of Elle Decor. She has been with Elle Decor for two decades, helping to found the title, and ultimately becoming Editor-in-Chief in 2000.  In 2003, she was named Vice President of Hachette Filipacchi Media.  In addition to the magazine, Ms. Russell oversaw elledecor.com and the Elle Decor series of books.  Ms. Russell is also the author of three books: Designing Women: Interiors by Leading Style Makers, So Chic: Glamorous Lives, Stylish Spaces, and Style and Substance: The Best of ELLE DECOR.  She is a frequent lecturer on interior design and decoration, and has been featured on numerous television shows.

“Margaret Russell is a superb editor and a persuasive communicator,” said Mr. Wallace.  “Her success in publishing, print and digital, as well as her stature in the design community, assures the continuation of Architectural Digest as the world’s preeminent design publication.”

This appointment marks a return to Condé Nast for Ms. Russell, who began her career as an Editorial Assistant atGlamour Magazine.  She is a graduate of Brown University.

Architectural Digest,
published by Condé Nast, is the authority in design and architecture and reaches more than 5 million affluent readers each month.  The magazine offers firsthand and exclusive access to extraordinary people, places and things across the design continuum.

Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, operates in 25 countries.  In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, two trade publications and 27 websites that garner international acclaim and unparalleled consumer engagement.

I’ve been noticing a lot of bars and restaurants lately that have that rustic yet chic atmosphere to them and I’m liking what I see/what I’m surrounded by.  From the old fashioned Edison bulbs, to rustic wood paneling, wood floors mixed with the perfect subtle and smooth stones on the bar or the tables, there’s something so calming and inviting about these spaces.  I’ve shared a few of my favorites I’ve been to recently so you can get an idea of what I’m talking about. Enjoy the viewing and definitely visit one if not all of these spots when in NYC.  Not only is the atmosphere delicious but so is the food!

De Santos on W. 10th Street

This garden is my new favorite in the neighborhood

L’Artusi on West 10th Street

This restaurant is a little more chic than rustic but I had to share because I really enjoyed my meal and the atmosphere.  The stripes on the ceiling might be my favorite touch.

Wilfie & Nell on West 4th Street

Smith and Mills on N. Moore Street

Talk about a fabulous garage make-over with coffered ceilings. wow!

Highlands on W. 10th Street