Archive for September, 2012

September 28th, 2012 No Comments

quick picks for dark greens & yellows

Clockwise from left: Chloe Vented Skirt, $825, from Barneys, Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater, Forest Green, $119, by C by Bloomingdales, Enameled Belt in Golden Sunflower, $45, from J. Crew, Yves Saint Laurent Gel Eyeliner, in Jade Black, $25, available from Bergdorf Goodman, No. 2 Pencil Skirt, $98, from J.Crew. (if you missed monday’s post, we showed a great yellow clutch and green dress- take a look!)            

September 27th, 2012 No Comments

quick change: seasonal pillows & throws

A quick change to your living space can be just switching out your throw pillows and throws seasonally. By changing fabrics and colors from lightweight cottons & linens to brushed wools and velvets in deep jewel tones, your space can turn from summer to fall in a snap. You don’t always have to invest in the entire pillow, just the pillow covers. I use this time to have my pillow covers cleaned and I carefully store them away until the next season. Designer Victoria Hagan always pulls a room together so elegantly. Pictured above is a living room she designed … Read more

September 26th, 2012 No Comments

floral inspiration: carolyne roehm’s books

When looking for floral inspriation for your wedding, an anniversary party, birthday party, holiday celebration- or even by season, Carolyne Roehm’s books are sure to inspire you. She’s coming out with a brand new book on November 6th- entitled “Flowers”. You can pre-order this book or any of her collection of books on These beautiful arrangements with mums are from her book “A Passion for Flowers”. She uses baskets a lot as vases. What I would do is simply put your floral arrangement in a vase or jar that is just slightly shorter than your basket height … Read more

September 25th, 2012 No Comments

Vanilla apple crush cocktail (by donna hay)

This is a perfect drink for September, created by my favorite recipe expert, Donna Hay and it fits right in our color palette this week. I have a lot of different glasses at my store that would be perfect for this cocktail. Let me suggest a few for you. From left to right:  Basic Glass Tumbler Small, $6.50 each, Idra Tumblers, $295 for set of 6, each glass has a different design so everyone knows what glass is theirs, Glass Family Tumblers, $8 each (for any of the three sizes shown). Enjoy FREE SHIPPING on my site … Read more

September 24th, 2012 No Comments

color palette: deep greens and yellow for fall

I’ve been inspired lately by the deep deep forest greens with a pop of yellow for fall. I’m loving bright yellow for accessories and skirts combined with dark green basics. Tory Burch has a lot of deep green in her collection for fall. I like the Cecily Dress, $395, from, it’s a great basic. Also pictured is an iPad clutch- but I just love it as a basic clutch- the Valextra Isis IPad Clutch, $1,310, from Barneys. (I’m going to try to start wearing a deep color like this green for fall instead of resorting to black all the … Read more

September 22nd, 2012 No Comments

breakfast at tiffanys

If you don’t want to paint your walls tiffany blue and are thinking of renovating your kitchen- check out the French Company La Cornue. They have the most exquisite line of cabinets that come in deep greens, grays, blacks… and even a blue like tiffany blue.

September 21st, 2012 No Comments

shopping at Tiffanys

Here are some classic picks from Tiffany & Co.- either to treat yourself or as a gift. The Holly Clutch, $595, Smart Zip Wallet, $295, a classic Tiffany Blue Purse Pen, $110, blue Address Book, $50, (I don’t know about you but I still keep an address book with all my contacts written in- as there have been a couple times my contacts have been lost on a computer and/or phone!)  and the porcelain Tiffany Blue Box, $75.

September 20th, 2012 No Comments

the st. regis hotel inspires us to decorate with “tiffany blue”

Last year the Tiffany Suite at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City was redesigned. It’s a 1,700 square foot suite on the 14th floor overlooking Fifth Avenue and Central Park.  The St. Regis was originally built in 1904 by John Jacob Astor and both the St. Regis and the Tiffany & Co. buildings are landmark buildings on Fifth Avenue. The suite has jewel inspired references and uses the ‘Tiffany Blue’ color as an accent color throughout. Above is a photo of the dining room and the team at Benjamin Moore especially selected these three colors for … Read more

September 19th, 2012 No Comments

weddings: a tiffany inspired table setting

Event designer and florist, Michael George and I worked on this story for InStyle. Inspired by Tiffany Blue, we used the color in small details and accents throughout vs. draping everything in blue. We selected white flowers, cloths, chairs, china etc. as our backdrop for the blue to pop. Using different sized vases in blues and whites from Middle Kingdom we placed them running down the center of long rectangular tables keeping them low so guests can see each other.  Notice to add interest to the centerpieces we used all different types of white flowers- but did not mix … Read more

September 18th, 2012 No Comments

tiffany & co. books…great gifts!

In my search for the Tiffany & Co. Table Settings Book I came across many interesting books, from celebrated fashion editor Grace Mirabella to design books on Tiffany Style to Tiffany flatware and silver. But the one that I actually ordered and I’m excited to read is Marjorie Hart’s memoir of working at Tiffany’s one summer in the 1940’s.  (see review below) Any of these would make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season! I start shopping for Christmas gifts in September so I’m not rushing around at the last minute. These are all available on Amazon. There is … Read more