How Does Your Garden {Stool} Grow?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Ceramic Garden Stool's Multi-Functional Design & Decorative Styling Makes It a Go-To Accessory for Indoor/Outdoor Needs....  Above Features A Selection of Garden Stools Currently Posted On Craigslist in Cities Around the Country

Winston Wiant

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I am completely drawn to some of the new work by Atlanta based painter Winston Wiant. Wiant has taken a slight departure from her signature style of still life & landscape imagery and recently featured more contemporary and abstract pieces. See her current work above & below and click here to become a fan of Wiant's Facebook page.

Images Winston Wiant Facebook

Amanda Peet in the Hollywood Hills

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Amanda Peet and her Daughters | Vogue June '12

The grounds of actress Amanda Peet's Hollywood Hills home are featured in the June 2012 issue of Vogue. Peet turned to landscape designer Miranda Brooks (read more about Brooks here from my previous post), in creating a lush garden sanctuary filled with floral fragrances to be shared & enjoyed by her husband and 2 daughters. Vogue also includes a couple of interior shots of Peet's home, which shows some fresh updates and design reworking since it was photographed for Domino Magazine back in DEC/JAN '08.

Check out the Domino photos of Peet's Entry/Stairway/Dining Room below right, compared to Vogue's inset photo on left....  Peet has redone the metalwork to the stair banister, added a runner, and switched out the light fixture. The table nestled in the corner remains the same. In the light filled eating area just beyond the arched hallway, the rug has been removed, the built-ins painted white, and the furnishings edited.

Domino Images Here & Here

Amanda Peet on the Domino Cover

To the Trade >>> Capers Cauthen

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Capers Cauthen | Garden & Gun Magazine

Furniture craftsman Capers Cauthen is featured in the June/July '12 issue of Garden & Gun magazine (shown above).... Capers has quickly earned a reputation for his custom designed tables handcrafted from reclaimed wood, sold through his James Island, SC based workshop, Landrum Tables.The G&G article mentions his client, interior designer Amelia Handegan, commissioned a table to be used as a kitchen island for her Folly Beach bungalow. Architectural Digest published photos of her 1940s beachfront home in their July 2011 issue and Capers' table holds center court in her kitchen. See Amelia's kitchen below and click here to see the rest of the house from my previous post....

Design Spotlight on Lindsay Reid

Monday, May 21, 2012

Getting involved with selling my vintage furnishings through One Kings Lane's Vintage & Market Finds has not only been great exposure for my wares, but also offered the opportunity to be introduced to other interesting decor from vendors around the country. LA based Lindsay Reid is a OKL vendor and noted interior designer. Her work has been featured in House Beautiful magazine and her OKL page offers a lovely variety of hand-selected antiques & one-of-a-kind items. Check out the HB photos below.....

Carey Mulligan's Prada Dress at Auction

Carey Mulligan

Actress Carey Mulligan has sold the Prada dress she wore to the Met Gala 2 weeks ago. She placed the exquisite detailed shimmery frock on Ebay with all proceeds from the sale to benefit Oxfam America. The auction closed over the weekend with 35 bids and a winning bid of $2950.

Images HereHere, & Here

A Taste Of The Highlands ~ 5/19

Friday, May 18, 2012

A Taste of the Highlands is happening tomorrow, May 19, from 2-5pm at John Howell Park in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta. This event brings together the wide ranging and delectable restaurant food choices available within this in-town locale for an afternoon full of sampling savory signature dishes. Live music and spirits are also included. All proceeds benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Garden Party Decor on ATL Craigslist

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Noteworthy ~ Bunny Williams

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

If you are or should find yourself in the NYC area in the next couple of days....  Interior designer Bunny Williams has revamped her design studio (photo above) into a pop-up shop offering for sale all her best custom designed & one-of-a-kind found furnishings for home and garden. But hurry in, this unique boutique shopping experience closes on Friday, May 18. Click here to read more from Architectural Digest.

Additional news....  Ms. Williams' magnificent garden at her country home located in the idyllic Litchfield Hills area of Connecticut, will be open to the public for touring in support of Trade Secrets' annual Garden Sale & Tour fundraiser, benefiting Women's Support Services. See photos of her garden below followed by video of Bunny Williams on a shopping trip to Belgium and discussing the country's period style influence within today's design projects.

Images Trade Secrets

Eye on Design >>> Smith Hanes

Friend and noted interior designer Smith Hanes is responsible for the interiors of some of Atlanta's most sought after eateries. His overall style tends to take influence from natural materials, interesting accessories, and a specific color palette. Opening this Spring are 2 of his latest projects....  the redesign of Watershed, as it changes locale from Decatur to Brookwood Hills, and his 3rd collaboration with Chef Ford Fry, in Fry's soon to be opened (May 21), The Optimist.

Smith's gravitation towards restaurant design is an easy extension of his broad & seasoned career. Not only has he received recognition for his residential design projects (House Beautiful October 2010), he and his wife Alisa Barry are the owners of the specialty food company Bella Cucina Artful Food. Even in the early stages of their growing company, Smith's strong design vision emphasized the importance of beautiful packaging & the detailed look that Bella Cucina products are known for.

Check out photos below of the interior of The Optimist followed by info to attend an informal cocktail reception to meet and hear Smith talk about all of his design goings-on at Switch Modern on May 30.

Style Notes....

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

J. McLaughlin, the clothing & accessories company rooted in classic east coast style, will be celebrating the grand opening of their first Atlanta store next Tuesday, May 22....  Details above.

The bright colored block prints from Rikshaw Design are now available in their newly launched Lounge Collection -- offering Caftans, Robes, and Drawstring PJ Pants....  Details below.

RECAP ~ Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

Monday, May 14, 2012

The rain did not deter the energetic vibe of yesterday's Atlanta Food & Wine Festival....  We attended the Tasting Tents from 1:30-4:30 and was it ever brimming over with food & wine lusciousness!! This is the 2nd year for the festival, and our first time attending. In between sampling Southern inspired dishes and spirits, we spotted lots of Atlanta's food community in attendance. We got a chance to catch up with Kristen Hard from Cacao and Wes from Honeysuckle Gelato. Food favorites included Blackberry Farm's Meat & Cheese board, Duke's Mayonnaise Pimento Cheese, White Oak Kitchen's Fried Chicken, pretty much all of the BBQ dishes, and the Patron Tequila grapefruit margarita. In addition to the Tasting Tents, this 4 day event offered cooking classes, demonstrations, and private dinners, hosted by the country's top culinary talents. Be sure to put it on your calendar to attend next year!

Due to my hands being consumed with food & fare, the 1 or 2 photos I did get a chance to take, don't do the scene justice....  So watch the attached video below from last year's event to get the inside look.

NEW READ >>> New York Design Hunting

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Cover of the Premiere Issue of New York Design Hunting
Image Curbed

New York Magazine's newest stand-alone publication, New York Design Hunting, will be hitting shelves May 15. The magazine promises to be a go-to resource for New York area homeowners in need of tips and recommendations from the top to bottom (and everything in between) of home design projects. Current NY Mag design editor Wendy Goodman will also be serving as editor of this premiere issue. Read more from Curbed....

Summer Style ~ Espadrilles

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I shot this photo a couple of weeks back at the Inman Park Festival...  This vendor was selling fabulous goods -- totes, umbrellas, accessories, and espadrilles (seen above) -- all in bright striped colors, perfect for Summer Style!

Remembering ~ Vidal Sassoon

Vidal and Ronnie Sassoon 

Legendary hairdresser and iconic style setter Vidal Sassoon died yesterday, Wednesday, at the age of 84 at his Bel Air home. Sassoon credits the angles and lines of the forward thinking architecture from the mid century as an influence for his signature haircutting style. How fitting that he and wife Ronnie should surround themselves in a 1959 Richard Neutra designed home. The couple lovingly restored this architectural gem known as the "Singleton House", and its grounds and interiors were featured in the April 2011 issue of Architectural Digest magazine....  Images above & below followed by the trailer for Vidal Sassoon The Movie -- an intimate look at Sassoon's life and career.

Images AD

New Decor at White Goat

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

If you are in the Little Rock, AR area, go by and see my longtime friend Eleanor Dickinson at her home furnishings shop White Goat. Eleanor co-owns White Goat with her sister-in-law Anna Dickinson. The pair have recently returned from travels near & far on the search for lovely home decor. On Friday, May 11, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, White Goat will be hosting a Wine & Cheese preview party of all their new finds..... Stop by!

White Goat -- The shop's interior is brimming over with hand selected home decor

My Cousin's Latest Book

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My cousin, Jamie Reidy's recently released book A Walk's As Good As A Hit: Advice/Threats from My Old Man, is available now for download and in paper back form. Jamie is also the author of Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman, which in 2010 was adapted for the big screen in the Jake Gyllenhaal/Anne Hathaway movie, Love & Other Drugs.

Jamie's writing takes influence from his personal life experiences and his style is always humorous, honest, and heart felt.... Pick up a copy today and read for yourself!

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