Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nate Berkus at Jayson Home

On Monday this was in my inbox.

On Tuesday evening Katherine, Jamie and I headed to Jayson to meet Mr. Berkus,
giddy with anticipation as to what he'd be like.
This was the best photo of him from the evening
{damn you camera phones}.

I was disappointed how luke-warm his reaction was towards us.
He wouldn't pose for pics with people {what?}. 
You're one of the most adorable human beings on the planet, Nate, of course we want a picture with you.
The line was five minutes long, by no means hours.
Katherine was badass and decided, I don't give a shiz if he doesn't want to pose, it's happening,
therefore conjuring this image.
I bust a gut every time I see this.
You can feel the nonverbal discomfort taking place in the background.

Jayson Home and Garden was the perfect backdrop for the occasion.
Upon entry they offered cold cans of champagne with red and white striped straws.
Waiters walked around with trays of appetizers.
The home goods in this store are sublime. I wanted to take it all home with me.

After some browsing and shopping we were off to Paris Club for dinner.
I had 
 roasted beets with goat cheese toast and walnuts
coconut curry mussels.

Katherine, me, Jamie

A perfect ladies night out. To the max.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Lulu DK on Gossip Girl

My name is Lindsay and I watch Gossip Girl.
Six years ago my {then} teenage babysitter told me about the show.
Ever since I've been a loyal watcher.
 I'm 36. Shit is sad.

For the last few years 
I've watched with disinterest having it play mainly as background noise as I do something else.
seeing a new office redo for Blair left my mouth agape,
stunned by the beauty of it all,
and jealous I'm not a multi millionaire fashion heiress from NYC.

The yellow Thonet chairs in the background steal the show in a room of dark grays and blues.

The two office chairs are covered in Lulu DK's new Dancers fabric in kelly green.
I die.

The set design for Gossip Girl is done by Christina Tonkin
who also worked on Sex and the City.

What a talent.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Thought Provoking NY Times Article

I read the best NY Times article this morning here.
Entitled, 'A Real Estate Chain of Admiration, Love and Envy',
writer Joel Lovell asks
"if you could kick a friend out of his home and take it for your own, who would it be?"

As someone who can obsess about wall color and furniture arrangement and knick knack placement,
this article reminded me that a truly enviable home is about a life well lived.
All these homes portray that through their belongings of
furniture, art, books and photographs.

Joel Lovell beautifully states this:
"no matter how lovely and exquisitely decorated your home, 
there's always something else out there that elicits a longing, not just for someone else's things,
but for the experience that lives in and around those things, the life that created the place."


Monday, October 8, 2012


So this is what's happening.
I grew up in a house where this was in the entryway.

My whole life
a 4'x3' oil painting of tigers
purposefully bought by mom and dad and supposedly costing a small fortune.
Being an only child from two only children parents
 their shit passes down to one person, me.

Mom brought this to me last weekend and contemplated selling it but thought I might like it
growing up with it and all
she wondered if I held a bit of sentiment for it
 from all the years walking back and forth, back and forth.
I don't.

I feel like it's a challenge calling out to me.
 If I truly love interior styling and claim to be as good as I think I am
{and I do think I'm good}
I should be able to throw this painting in any room
and make it look good.
Better than good.
Make it so fucking amazing that everyone that sees it will want to run out 
and buy their own oil painting of tigers.

So the challenge is on to:
1.  Find a place for it
2.  Have it not look like a porn den

Stay tuned.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Nate Berkus. Again.

I heart you, Nate.
Here are before and after pics of his NYC duplex.
What a visionary.  

 This kitchen makes my heart aflutter.
The interior wall window is to die for...the light...amazing.
Imagine how much more closed off and dark a room it would be without it.
And the French looking island is gorge.
I'd rip my kitchen island out in a nanosecond to replace it with something similar.
Like this.