BHLDN is apparently where the party is – a vintage, throw back shop that includes gowns, dresses, decorative tabletop and keepsakes that will make any event a special one.  For those who love Anthropologie and are looking for something to add that special touch  at your next party or event, look no further, BHLDN is the place to be.

Are you having a wedding or a special ceremony on a hot summer day?  You can provide your guests with these adorable crinkle fans to keep them cool

The perfect collection and variety of mercury glass votives for your table

Colorful paper poms that can be used to adorn each plate

The perfect white lantern that will make any room or table glow

Sweet little porcelain fleurs that can be used around your napkin, added to your centerpiece or even on top of the cake!

Tie these from the trees or the umbrella at your back yard BBQ and make a real spark!

Make that birthday or anniversary even sweeter by using these vined numbered candle holders on the table


As you can see, there’s a lot to choose from for your next party so what are you waiting for?  Take a look and start shopping so you can wow your guests with something special and unique

Wild Horses

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Aug 10, 2011 | 2 Comments | Category: Uncategorized

It doesn’t surprise me that every time I think of horses and beautiful photography I immediately think of Roberto Dutesco.  His endless and breath taking collection from Sable Island is enough to make you want to buy a horse.  Ok, maybe just a photograph for your home.  I’m currently working with a client who’s a horse back rider, owner and lover.   Can you think of anything better than a piece from The Wild Horses of Sable Island?  I can’t.  I hope I’m lucky enough one day to own one myself!

It’s the finishing touch to the room!

Makes a grand statement in a dining space by Thom Felicia

Such a soothing piece to keep this living room calm and serene

It really works anywhere.  Simply stunning

Thank you Roberto for your beautiful work.  I truly hope to appreciate it in my own home one day

I made my way out East at the beginning of last week to take a walk through The Hampton Designer Showhouse and visit with my favorite designer duo Tilton Fenwick – who are as chic as they are talented.  They created a gorgeous family room in what most would use as recreation, and pulled it off with gorgeous style and class.  As for the rest of the house there were certainly some highlights for me, but I have to say, I wasn’t blown away by all the rooms.  I found a few “tricks of the trade” and interesting ideas that I will certainly keep in my bag of tricks for future use, but other things just lay sort of flat for me — and by that I mean, I’ve seen it a million times!  The show is definitely a MUST see for those who can make the trip.  Each room will inspire people differently, which is the beauty of design, so please visit the house to see what catches YOUR eye.

 Tilton Fenwick’s gorgeous family room with hemp wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries, custom made banquettes upholstered in Schumacher’s Gainsborough Velvet 42863, ODLR tortoise parchment table from Century Furniture, curtain panels made from Robert Allen’s Ultima Alabaster, trimmed with Brunshwig & Fils’ Tamerlane Aquamarine, a cabinet by Pearson Company,  a French Chateau hanging lantern by Vaughan Lighting and a gorgeous painting entitled “Summer Sky” from Emily Amy Gallery

They clearly had a well thought out plan that was executed perfectly!

It’s all about the details and the styling!  The ostrich covered game table is a custom design by TF using “Exotica Ostrich” by Stark Fabric

The gold etagere is from Elizabeth Bauer and is vintage from the 1960’s.  You can see the wallcovering up close and personal which looks as though they’ve applied nailheads to the wall – not the case!  It’s all part of the paper


Look at the gorgeous slipper chair which was custom designed by TF using Muriel Brandolini “Chartreuse” fabric as their center panel and Ellora Stripe “Aqua/Jade” by Stark as their side panel fabric

This coffee table spoke to me in a “I’m simple with a hint of glam” kind of way

Meg Braff did a lovely design in both the powder room and pantry on the main floor.  Simple with a touch of sophistication and calmness you want to see in a beach house in the hamptons.

The wallpaper against the carrara marble and white cabinets is divine

Two of my favorite “rooms” in the house were the ladies’ dressing room and the men’s dressing room off the Master Bedroom.  The colors are insane (in a good way) and the strong contrasts make me want get a lot bolder with my projects.  The gorgeous hand painted mural on the wall was done by The Paint Palette.  Absolutely amazing!

Another shot!  Even the clothes have an abundance of color and groovy style

The men’s dressing room has just as much boldness with a touch of vintage

I would spend a lot of time in here if my dressing room looked like this!

The Mendelson Group did a fantastic job on the upstairs landing with their version of “The Landing Pad” using avaiation as the theme.  A perfect place to land after a long day



This is a detailed nook in the guest house by Eileen Kathryn Boyd 

The pantry/wet bar in the guest house also done by EKB. I love the reversable curtains in grey and lilac against the grey striped wall

The upstairs portion of the guest house was done by Brady Design and was done with great “pops” of color and creativity

The best feature had to be the custom painted beer pong table that rested on polished nickel work bench legs.  LOVE

These are just a few highlights so please make your way out East to see the show with your own eyes.  After all, design has much more of an impact in person!