Archive for February, 2012

TradHome 2012!

We are delighted to announce that our nomination – as design BLOGGERS – for this year’s TradHome Top 10 has been selected! So thrilled to pass the torch to one of our dear friends, who just so happens to also be ridiculously talented…

Nick Olsen!

New Trad 2012: Nick Olsen :)

Nick's own apartment featured in Domino Magazine

Domino Mag

Domino Mag

We are so excited for Nick’s latest project to be featured in this year’s TradHomeMag.  All we’re going to say is that it’s a big departure for Nick – an exciting and unexpected project coming  soon to the digital pages of TradHome.

And, must check out all the full list of this year’s Top 10 – a fabulous grouping!

Tamara Kaye-Honey

Grant Gibson

Christina Murphy

Palmer Weiss

Allison Hennessy

Tammy Connor

Gideon Mendelson

Mona Ross Berman

Melanie Turner

Congrats to all!


One Thing Leads to Another

Interior by Grant Gibson; photo: Grant Gibson

Yesterday’s holiday got us in the mood for some serious portraiture (above). Which lead us to these (below)…an assortment of beautiful bookcases styled to perfection. Common theme? Art layered over books books books.

Design by Alistair & Blair Clarke via Lonny Mag, Sept/Oct 2011 pg 122

Miles Redd

Markham Roberts & James Sansum Study, photo: Domino Magazine via Peak of Chic

Brockschmidt & Coleman, photo: Elle Decor

Lonny Mag

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Francois Costa, photo via Habitually Chic

Miles Redd

photo via Elle Decor

Markham Roberts, photo: House Beautiful


Happy President’s Day!

Presidential Posters via Domino Magazine, October 2008

A very festive wall photo collage! Get a vintage Presidential poster here.


S,M,L,XL / no. 4

S / Monogram Mug, Anthropologie

M / Leontine Linens in Badgley & Mischka's Bedroom, photo: Elle Decor

L / "Family" rug by The Novogratz for CB2, available this summer, photo: Novogratz

XL / Jenny Holzer NY Public Library Projection, 2005; photo: Attilio Maranzano

S / M / L / XL


Wallpaper Weekly, no. 23 / Gracie Studios for Tory Burch Runway

Manufacturer: Gracie Studios / Pattern: Custom Handpainted Chinoiserie Scene

How elated were we when we heard the news yesterday? Tory Burch Fall 2012 Runway featured a wallpaper clad set – deeming it the perfect wallpaper weekly selection for today.

“For Fall 2012, we were inspired by the idea of a prim girl who’s under the spell of the wrong kind of guy. She’s an innocent, unaware of her own sex appeal. The setting? The hotel where they meet.” — Tory

"Our runway set is like a hotel lobby with beautiful @graciestudio wallpaper" - Photo tweeted by @ToryBurch 2/14/12

Gracie Studios Handpainted Wallpaper, as seen on Tory Burch runway Fall 2012

Tory Burch Runway, Fall 2012 photo via ToryBurch.com

For the ‘hotel’ runway set, Tory chose a wallcovering that is perhaps Gracie’s most iconic – as seen on the pages of Vogue in Tory’s own NYC apartment, and one of the most famous images of Pauline de Rothschild, also from Vogue, 1969 – both pictured below.

Tory Burch's own NYC apartment foyer, photo: Vogue

Pauline de Rothschild Paris apartment, photo for Vogue 1969

For more information on the history of Gracie Studios, check out this interview by Patricia Gray.

And, here, for all of Tory Burch Fall 2012 runway collection highlighted against gorgeous Gracie!