23 January 2016

Layered Linens

It's a blizzardy Saturday in New York city and I've only been trapped indoors for a few hours, but cabin fever is already beginning to hit. As I layered up to dig out my car after the first foot of snow had fallen, I found myself wishing I could skip the whole process and instead bury myself under layers of bedding. I've been hopping from sublet to sublet since the summer and what I miss most is my own bed and getting to switch up my linens as my mood dictates. Right now I'm loving these unfussy linens draped loosely with knits thrown over them haphazardly. They work as well in winter or summer and make for easy bed-making in the morning -- which leaves room for hitting the snooze button at least once.           

Images: 1) First Home. 2) Inrichting-huis. 3) Helt enkelt. 4) Nest Design Studio. 5) Interiors by Studio M. 6) Design Sponge.                        

07 November 2015

Back to Black

I've long been a fan of black-painted rooms but kitchens with strong black elements are a newly acquired taste for me. Even the most rustic versions have a sophistication that I find hard to resist. They're kitchens where I can imagine cooking a big Saturday breakfast. But just as enticing is the thought of tiptoeing into them after midnight for a spontaneous snack. I also love the idea of strong masculine elements in a room that is often viewed as a female domain. Anything that breaks the rules gets my attention.

16 October 2015

Pajama Day

The weekend is upon us and I have a pajama day on my mind. In my case, that tends to mean staying indoors. But as New York Fashion Week Spring 2016 proved, pj's are as street ready as ever. The focus was on silk pipe-edged men's pajamas and beautifully tailored kimonos. For evening wear, a matching pajama set with select jewelry speaks to elegance that hasn't been over-worked. During the day a pajama top or short kimono with jeans strikes the perfect high/low note. These images inspire me to carry the pajama day vibe past my own four walls.

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