Archive for November, 2011

Waito, Wow.

"Pyrite 2" by Carly Waito

We have few words to describe our immense love for the paintings by artist Carly Waito. WOW.

"Amethyst 6" by Carly Waito

"Amethyst 3" by Carly Waito

"Dioptase" by Carly Waito

"Vesuvianite" by Carly Waito

"Smoky Quartz 3" by Carly Waito

Wallpaper Weekly, no. 13 / Table Mix-Up, Part 2

Manufacturer: Florence Broadhurst, via Studio Four NYC / Pattern: Horses Stampede / Colorway: Cinnabar

Florence Broadhurst's "Horses Stampede" via Studio Four NYC to the trade

A special holiday edition of Wallpaper Weekly! This week’s paper while spectacular in it’s own right, is our inspiration for Thanksgiving Table Mix-Up, Part Two, for a formal affair.

Charger / Jaune de Chrome "Cream Scale Gold"

Dinner Plate / Sacred Bird and Butterfly, Mottahedeh

Salad Plate / Cheval d'Orient, Hermes

Napkin Rings / Cork Wrap (on sale!), Robyn Brooks

Napkins / "Crescent", Kim Seybert

Flatware / "Padova" by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany

Wine Glass / Marc Blackwell, Barneys

Candlesticks / "Egg and Dart" Ted Muehling

 Charger / Dinner Plate / Salad Plate / Napkin Rings / Napkins / Flatware / Glass / Candlesticks

Table Mix-Up, Part 1

Holiday Table Perfection / Rue Issue Two, Page 251

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re focusing today on the art of tablescaping and within that genre, our love for mixing patterns. Scot Meacham Wood did good in the spread above from Rue Magazine, Issue Two – wood on tartan on tartan on floral on silver. Nice.

Some ideas for mixin’ up patterns at the dinner table this season… below a grouping for a casual lunch, maybe for some leftover Turkey sandwiches this Friday? A more formal mix-up comin’ tomorrow!

Charger / "Glaze Phenomenon" from Anthropologie

Dinner Plate / Ross Sveback Faux Bois

Salad Plate / Heartsease, Anthropologie

Napkin / Big Cata Brown, Roberta Roller Rabbit

Runner / Vintage Grain Sack, via Etsy

Bowl / Wavy Rim Bowl, Target

Flatware / Cafe Deux in Navy, Williams Sonoma Home

Glass / 13 oz Doro Lined, Fishs Eddy

Glass / 8oz Amber Pop Glass Fishs Eddy

Votives / "Forever" Glassy Baby

Charger / Dinner Plate / Salad Plate / Bowl / Napkin / RunnerFlatware / Glass / Glass / Votives

Because We Love It: Markham Roberts

Markham Roberts' own NYC apartment, Domino Magazine

On this gorgeously crisp and sunny fall morning, today just feels like the room above…from Markham Roberts’ (Suysel’s mentor’s) own apartment, a famous spread from the good ole’ days in Domino.  It’s a perfect layering of elements: chocolate brown tufted velvet sofa, light blue walls, sisal textured rug, leopard print pillows, orange paisley throw, Prussian blue ceramic stool, wild greens from the plant and the photograph, and a dash of whimsy in the pair of mahogany hall chairs.  A Markham Roberts classic and it’s posted today – this chilly fall Friday- just because we love it!

Do you have a favorite image from Domino? Could you narrow it to just one?! Do share!

Inspired by…Side Table No. Four

Side Table No. Four, The New Traditionalists

Is this table a new style from The New Traditionalists (a  favorite vendor of ours)?? If not, how have we missed this beauty until recently? Check out the rich orange leather strap with buckle detail…very gentleman chic.

Side Table No. 4, The New Traditionalists

This table opened our eyes to some other styles that boast a buckle detail…

Buckle Chair, Restoration Hardware

1940s Jacques Adnet Mirror from Orange, via 1st Dibs

Mirror Detail

Wrought Iron Belt Strap Settee and Chairs, R.T.Facts via

Buckle Detail

How about styling books with straps? (Rob Passal did this best at Design on a Dime 2011...we can't find a photo!)

 Table / Chair / Mirror / Settee & Chairs / Book Strap