Color Forecast Spring Summer 2017-18 from Design Options


From Design Options, a fabulous CA-based color forecasting company: a preview of upcoming color trends for the Spring/Summer 2017-2018 season. Just a little taste of what’s to come for women, men, kids and home…


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Chin Up, Buttercup!


I was in Los Angeles last month for a little adventure driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to San Francisco (which I highly recommend, BTW). I did a bit of shopping as well, and thought I’d feature one of my favorite home decor shops in the area. H.D. Buttercup seems to be expanding widely (there are now 4 in LA), and it’s no wonder – they stock an eclectic assortment of home decor and furnishings that are pretty unique. Here’s a little sampling… (As always, click to shop!)

Kylie Rose Gold Hanging Lamp, $139


Mulholland Mocha Pillow, $85
Sophia Black Walnut + Brass Nightstand, $799
Apelle Pink Leather + Rose Gold Arm Chair, $439
Berber 5’11″x8’7″ Moroccan Rug, $3895
Bubble Floor Lamp, $319
Santomer Pieced Wood Tall Mirror, $489
Tootsie Roll Leather Dining Chair, $1249
Basketweave Throw, $279
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Jacob Coffee Table, $479
 6′ x 10′ Persian Vintage Overdye Rug, $2225
Prik Stoneware Large Vase, $28
Buster Armchair Sauvage Tobacco, $1589
23″ Moroccan Indigo Rug Pillow, $189

Light & Ladder


Brooklyn’s Light & Ladder focuses on two things; pots and hooks. That’s it. And they do it exquisitely!

Hex Spora w/ Maple Base, $32
Set of 4 Brass Hooks, $180
Set of 3 porcelain + leather hanging planters, $135
Covas Flower Vase, $42
Covas Flower Vase, $42
Set of 4 Brass Hex Hooks, $180
Set of 4 Brass Hex Hooks, $180
Archromo Stoneware Cactus Planter – Blue Ash color, $50

Upstate NYC – part 1

Earlier this fall, I spent a few days exploring a number of lovely towns throughout upstate NY. What I discovered was amazing vintage and home shopping, and an abundance of unique character! Totally charming & inspiring.


Dyed and Gone to Hudson

Fig_Bella_Home_Collection_BannerI had the pleasure of visiting Hudson, NY last week where I discovered so many wonderful little shops! One that I found irresistible (and that did a bit of damage to my pocketbook) was Fig & Bella. They create scarves, wraps, pillows, textiles that are each individually handmade using a modern interpretation of traditional dyeing techniques.

Every Fig & Bella wool, silk, viscose, & tie dye cashmere scarf is individually dyed by hand in the Hudson Valley. All of our pillows are also dyed in our studio, and our candles are hand poured in the USA. Our cashmere is carefully sourced from master artisans and dyers in Nepal, with whom we work closely to produce only the finest quality scarves.

Pillows Start at $60; scarves at $89 (As always, click to shop!)



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