Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday's Worthy Links

Friday's Worthy Links:

-50+ Dining Rooms to drool over.

-My best friend Gabby just started a new position with domino, and I love her 2019 hotel recommendations.  If anyone knows hotels, it's this girl.  Now I'm dying to travel to Detroit so I can stay at The Siren, designed by ASH NYC.

-All our favorite New Yorker cartoons are now on Instagram, and my other favorite NYC accounts can be found here and here.

-Speaking of favorites, here are all mine from the past year:  TV show, meal, book (this one and this one were pretty good, too), home decor purchase,  tech purchase, and workout.

-A comprehensive guide to The Upper East by fellow blogger York Avenue.

-Spectacular winter photos from around the world.

-9 decisions that led to "a life I love".

-The one thing that Marie Kondo "regrets" giving away.

Happy Weekend!



{photo above via House Beautiful, designed by Thom Filicia}

Monday, February 4, 2019

Fashion Designer Stefano Pilati's Parisian Duplex

Any home that is purchased with a dog's needs in mind, considered above anyone else's, is a home I am bound to love- and fashion designer Stefano Pilati's Parisian duplex is no exception.   Every peculiar accessory and well-positioned detail in this house gives me life.  He chose this particular home over other contenders because it had a backyard garden his boxer "Bepi", pictured below, could roam freely in:

At the time this story was originally published in Architectural Digest in 2013, Stefano Pilati was the creative director of Italian menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna.  He gained considerable notoriety while working as lead designer for Yves Saint Laurent from 2004-2012, and in late 2018 he announced his work on a new label, "Random Identities".  Pilati worked with architect Bruno Caron to re-design his duplex format and carry out the design.  First, he moved the kitchen from the lower level to the first floor and put a gym and laundry room in it's place.  Then, he acquired additional space on the first (ground floor) to place a master dressing room and vaulted master bath- which can be reached from the master bedroom above via an elegant winding staircase:

The paneling above is covered in velvet, and the terracotta Venus is from the 19th century.  The floor lamp and straw shade are from Paul Bert Serpette, "home of the rare". The vaulted bathroom below, attached to the dressing room, features Lefroy Brooks fittings and brass accents:

Pilati's TV room is anything but pedestrian.  The chic writing desk is Louis XVI, and the desk chair is an early Thonet-Style:

Pilati's office houses a vintage light fixture and desk, painter's canvas on the walls, and a funky abstract chest of drawers designed by Martino Gamper:

The master bedroom walls are painted in the most soothing shade of gray, and a silk and leather hide shag rug anchors the seating area by the fireplace:

Pilati's master bed is upholstered in suede, and a whimsical "love" pillow from Kate Moss sits atop the shams:

A crafted geometric bookshelf seperates the master bedroom from the smoking room:

A material you don't often see on a kitchen floor -leather tiles- lines the galley kitchen:

{Photos by Bjorn Wallander; story from Architectural Digest}

Friday, February 1, 2019

Valentine's Wishes

It’s officially the first day of February, so naturally Valentine’s Day is on my mind.  Love or hate the holiday, it’s always a great excuse to refresh your wish list or treat yourself (or someone you love) to something pretty.  Here’s what I have my eye on…

Shop Valentine's Wishes:

1.) Christine Belted Silk Dress

2.) Silk Sleep Masks

3.) Cult Gaia Becca rattan cuff

4.) Iris  Rainbow mirror

5.) Franco Sarto Izzy Bootie in Bone White

6.) Gucci Soho Disco Leather Handbag

Other great gifting ideas...

-love the uniqueness of this and this.

-the perfect greeting card for anyone this V-Day (thanks Violet Clair)

-gifts for men: the beer lover, for the music lover, and a chic (and relatively affordable) watch.

Hoping we can all (at least temporarily) see the world through rose-colored glasses (or heart-shaped glasses) this Valentine's Day...

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