Rouge et Rose Nov14

Rouge et Rose

Color-blocking has been such a huge trend this year, and my favorite example of this is the rather unexpected combination of reds and pinks. Aside from Valentine’s Day, it’s not a color combination that you see too often – but when it’s done right, it is oh so right! My favorite example of this trend, and the look that inspired this post is Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli. The colors play perfectly off of her alabaster complexion and auburn hair. So many designers have used reds and pinks in their recent collections – from Valli and Prabal Gurung to Katie Ermilio and J.Crew. Here are some examples of this trend – as seen in fashion, art and design. Enjoy! Emma Stone (in Giambattista Valli), Sarah Jessica Parker (in Prabal Gurung), Zoe Saldana (in Prabal Gurung)   Dree Hemingway, June Ambrose, Rose Byrne (in Bottega Veneta)   Rihanna, Rashida Jones (in Stella McCartney), Sarah Harding   Rihanna (in Sonia Rykiel)   looks from Katie Ermilio   looks from Katie Ermilio   looks from J.Crew   looks from Jason Wu and Ruffian   menswear looks from Tom Ford and Versace   Bottega Veneta advertisment   Alexander McQueen clutch   Hermès scarf   Cecily Brown painting   Miles Redd’s living room   another living...

J.Crew Collection Jul25

J.Crew Collection

As an interior designer I am always searching for inspiration, and in terms of what is current, and what’s coming next, nothing is more prescient than fashion. I was perusing the J.Crew website yesterday, and came across the lookbook for the latest collection. As always, the photos are brimming over with gorgeous color inspiration. Gem tones have been so huge recently, and by the look of things, bold color will continue in a big way!   Photos via...

J.Crew for June May25

J.Crew for June

At this point feel free to call me a broken record, but flipping through a new J.Crew catalog is just always a treat. Really though, you’ll need to brace yourselves – because there will be plenty more posts where this one came from. There are so many gorgeous photos, and such a tremendous amount of fabulous color inspiration. Easy dressing and bold colors are what summer is all about – and by the look of the New York weather forecast, summer may finally be upon us! Here’s hoping… perfect neutrals   coral, orange, and rust – oh my!   gorgeous greens!   there’s nothing like blue…   nautical stripes – perfect for summer! Photos via...

Wonderful Watermelon May12

Wonderful Watermelon

It’s been an utterly gorgeous week here in New York – low 70s, and sunny. Personally, I would prefer to have time stand still before we enter those hazy, humid days of summer. Even though we still have more than a month left to enjoy Spring, the team at Martha Stewart Living has already kick started Summer. The June issue of the magazine has a number of great features – but one thing that got me thinking ahead was this photo of vintage, watermelon pot holders. Along with popsicles and sun burn, watermelon is one of those ubiquitous emblems of summertime. In terms of its influence on design and decor, the New York restaurant J.G. Melon immediately comes to mind. Not only is it home to one of the best burgers in NYC, but also to an enormous collection of melon themed art and decoration. I will definitely be picking up a watermelon at the farmer’s market this weekend – but in the mean time, here are some fun photos. Enjoy! watermelon pot holders from the 1940s   a view of J.G. Melon   watermelon decor at J.G. Melon   a view of the Dorothy Draper designed, Greenbrier hotel   melony hues in a living room   a view of the Tom Scheerer designed, Lyford Cay   Quadrille fabrics in a bedroom   a Trina Turk for Schumacher fabric   a 19th century Turkish Oushak rug   an Hermès coin purse   Miu Miu polka-dot platforms   child’s seersucker and watermelon ensemble   the lovely Lauren Bacall, 1950s   a watermelon...

More J.Crew Colors Mar30

More J.Crew Colors

I feel like a bit of a broken record here, but once again, the new J.Crew catalog is positively brimming over with beautiful and inspiring images. While my own closet is considerably more muted – and nearly my entire apartment is painted grey, I so love all of this fantastic color inspiration! Do you remember when every color in J.Crew’s arsenal either started or ended with ‘Heather’? These days, their repertoire is far more poetic – with names like Warm Buttercup, Provence and Popsicle Pinks, Dusty Blush and Bavarian Blue. The pinks, the corals, the reds and the currys might not find their way into my closet, but I certainly look forward to seeing them on the streets of New York! Photos via J.Crew’s April 2011...

J.Crew Colors Mar08

J.Crew Colors

Aside from planning out my list of must haves, my favorite part about receiving a new J.Crew catalog, is all of the amazing color inspiration. I’ve been a J.Crew devotee since the 6th grade (nearly 20 years), and while I’ve always loved their classic staples, I think that Jenna Lyons has breathed such vitality into the long-standing brand. Who knew that preppy could be so hip? Here are some dreamy images from the latest catalog. All of this color has me yearning for...