Weekend Look: Winter is here!

Eventhough I broke out my warmest winter coat weeks ago, winter has officially just arrived.  Thankfully Christmas weekend has arrived as well to take my mind off the long cold months that lie ahead!

Does anyone else feel like Fall flew by way too fast?

winter fashion 2012
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Trunk Love

I am currently (ok, always) obssessing over these gorgeous multi-purpose steamer trunks.  They are perfect for hiding storing those little floater items that tend to clutter even the neatest person’s home.

I came across this great site, HAM Interiors, that has the most beautiful selection.  This canvas monogrammed trunk makes a perfect coffee table.

This larger version works nicely as a console or chest

They also sell the most gorgeous modern lucite ghost trunks 

This lucite trunk from Mecox works perfectly as a console behind the this ivory sofa

As does this one spotted on Lonny

ghost furniture

I also love the cozy traditional look that a vintage leather trunk can create.  This extra long steamer is such a beauty!

I am loving the rustic look of this decorative equestrian gear

And these decorative suitcases I saw on Pretty Stuff

decorative vintage suitcases

Now, for the glamorous and luxourious…

This Gucci Heritage Travel Trunk is a stunner!

And these travelers by TT Trunk

How in the world do I get my hands on something like this?? It would look absolutely perfect in just about any room in my dream house.

This goyard trunk is even filled with all of my favorite reading material

 

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Christmas Morning

This year, I am lucky enough to host my entire family on Christmas morning right here in Boston.   Due to my lack of culinary skills, I will require a little help from an undisclosed outside source….However, if I was kitchen-saavy, I would prepare a breakfast that looked a little something like this:

The perfect Christmas breakfast starts with Overnight French Toast.  I was literally salivating over this recipe when I spotted it on Quick Dish.

fancy breakfast perfect french toast casserole recipe

glamorous breakfast

This colorful fruit cup is almost too pretty to eat!

Breakfast isn’t complete without eggs.  I love this twist on Eggs Benedict from the Curvy Carrot.

christmas morning breakfast

I am a carb-aholic and this croissant recipe just looks too easy.

And for beverages….I would love to try this gorgeous mimosa bar.

christmas breakfast

Fortunately, I feel more confident in my decorating skills than my cooking skills.  I will definitely fill my home with lots of flowers and Christmas decor.

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All images courtesy of Pinterest.


Home of the Week – What’s on the Market?

This beautiful estate was featured on the cover my recent Sotheby’s mailing and I have been excited all week in anticipation of sharing it. I truly didn’t realize homes like this still existed (especially here in America!)  Known as Twinight, this estate was built on six acres of water front property in Centre Island, New York.  Its design was based on the Petit Trianon château at the Palace of Versailles.  It features brightly painted interiors with rich architectural ornamentation.  Each room is more breath-taking than the last.

Click here for all the details from Sotheby’s website!

limeston construction

The current owner, Richard Baron Cohen, is a porcelain collector.  His collection is on display in glass cases in the foyer

Check out this close up of the ceiling

I adore this bold green ceiling. Note: more porcelain!

green painted ceiling

blair waldorf gossip girl inspiration interior design

luxury interior design

red velvet dining room chairs

wood cabinetry

Great pilasters!

guest bedroom inspiration

blue bedroom wallpaper drapes bedding

gold and white wallpaper

I love the grouping of these beautiful botanical prints

wall art hallway staircase

This house is named Twinight because of the natural pink and blue light created by the setting sun when it hits the Portuguese limestone exterior. Picture perfect!

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Tuf{ted} Love

Over the years, I have become more and more aware of how much I enjoy tufted furniture.  Button tufting has been stylish for ages, but I can’t get enough of the modern twist on this time-tested tradition I keep seeing in the marketplace.

twisted turned floor lamp

I am obsessed with this Horchow sofa….and its for sale for only $1,799!

transitional interior design

I am not only drooling over this sofa, but I cannot get over this amazing octopus triptych.  In case you can’t read the caption, it’s a print from an 1826 copper plate etching.  It sort of reminds me of the aquatic painting I loved so much in this design by Koo de Kir.

interesting transitional wall art

Really liking this tufted headboard, but I’m also going crazy over this wallpaper = gorg.

interesting traditional wallpaper

Pictutre perfect room in the Lennox Hotel

This room by Sarah Richardson is truly my dream room.

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Sources: Decorpad, Horchow, Layla Grace, littlegreennotebook, agiftwrappedlife.blogspot.com


Weekend Look: The Holiday Cocktail Party

It was love at first sight when I spotted this perfect little gold number.  It’s ideal for the holidays (and for only $50 – it’s a no brainer!)

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Feeling Stripey

Whether its Winter, Spring, Fall or Summer, stripes are always in season.  They are a staple in my wardrobe as well as a staple in my home.

striped upholstery kitchen breakfast nook

black and white striped wall paper

striped dining chair

 

glamorous striped chair and fashion books

If you aren’t ready to commit to striped walls, try one of these accent pieces for your home (click the image for the link.)

striped flatware

Lovely striped daywear…

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Sources: Elle Decor, David Lawrence, VK Service, Polyvore