Saturday, April 25, 2009

More love!

Danielle, I hope you're reading my blog (you are a blog watcher aren't you???), because we're putting the Melbourne Collection on your glass porch! Maybe we should do two ottomans with trays and two with cushions? Or we could get four of each and switch them out for entertaining? That Mariette--genious for keeping everything fresh. And, if we did an outdoor fabric, the boys could spill anything on them!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

More Love, Love, Love

Okay, back to more of Mariette's new collection for Hickory Chair--the Porter Divan is so great! I love the clean lines and hardware detail on the end. Daisy likes it too....Is this amazing Montauk bed part of Hickory Chair's made-to-measure program?? Because my darling dog Daisy wants it for herself! This is total 1940s, Hollywood Glamour--no wonder Daisy loves it!

I may have to call in a favor to Ron Fiore. Daisy looks awfully cute in that dog, I mean, Mariette's gorgeous new upholstered bed!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Love, Love, Love

Spring is in the air and so is LOVE! I love market--everything is new, fresh, fabulous, and exciting--and full of possibility! I love Hickory Chair. I love Ron Fiore, Hickory Chair's creative director. I love their designer collections (Suzanne Kasler as you all know), but Mariette Himes Gomez' collection is another of my favorites. And Mariette has a line of art with Soicher Marin. I just got to see a few of Mariette's new pieces--I LOVE them! Check out the Carrie Chair! It is so sophisticated, completely befitting of my favorite Sex in the City character--Carrie Bradshaw!

I love the blend of upholstery and's very architectural...the view from the back is as interesting as the front! What a great blend of clean lines and graceful curves. Maybe I'll use this in my sister's new Santa Barbara house! I think we'll put them in the breakfast room with these new Soicher Marin additions:

Gotta get back to Soicher Marin--check back for more about my LOVE of all this fabulous design at market.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

As Promised, More Of Soicher Marin's New Collection...

Morning is my favorite time of day, as long as it starts with a latte....

These graphic black and white prints are so glamorous:

These lovely pieces have an old-world charm.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Soicher Marin's New Additions

Of the 400+ new pieces in the spring collection, these are just a few of my favorites. Graphic and color saturated--

I am a huge fan of black and white photography. Breakfast in bed anyone?

I do love market, but not as much as I love the beach! This reminds me of the fabulous 14 days I spent in Palm Springs. Total bliss!

Check back soon for some more previews of the new line! These are all available for purchase and you can always see more at!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Soicher Marin at High Point

We are ready to go to High Point, North Carolina for the furniture market that opens next week. With more than 400 new pieces debuting, as well as designer Suzanne Kasler's second collection, there's a lot of buzz! See you at market!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Cool, Calm, and Reflective

This room is hot! It oozes glamour and sophistication, and I can't be sure if it's traditional or modern, but I like it! It's as if someone started with a layer of the chalkiest white, layered a grayish white over it, and continued layering shades of white and gray strategically, all the way to those stunning platinum curtains and the artwork.
The room does have these gorgeous gold metallics too--the mirror, the sconces, the chandelier, that darling cocktail table, and I love the layered look of those framed intaglios to the left of the mantle.
and there's more gold here too, accenting the room like jewelry, in that darling antique painting and the reliquaries, the golden tones of the gorgeous burled-wood chest, and that column with the sphere on the top.....and then with the chalky whites that lead to the grays.... This artwork is awesome--and has those same silver and gold tones....and there's designer Suzanne Kasler's signature chair--the Alexandra from Hickory Chair--with its quatrefoil shaped back....

and here again is another signature Suzanne Kasler piece, her Quatrefoil floor lamp from Visual Comfort...

By now you should have figured it out--this room is Suzanne Kasler's--it has all the hallmarks of her work--a white backdrop, transitional pieces, a collected was her design for the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Christmas Showhouse in 2008, and I loved it before I even knew it was hers! I just found out she has a book coming out this fall with Rizzoli. It's called Inspired Interiors, and like this room, I want it!