new wallpaper collection from sarah sherman samuel.

if we’ve seen her work, most of us have been long smitten with designer sarah sherman samuel, of the well-loved blog stories. i’ve personally followed her forever, and have had the fortunate experience of getting to know her as a friend over the years. not only is she talented and beautiful, she’s also one of the kindest humans you’d ever want to meet.... 
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the shutterbugs: anouk de kleermaeker.

i love discovering new photographers and recently came across the online portfolio of photographer anouk de kleermaeker of studio 309 who specializes in portrait, interior and lifestyle photography. i fell in love with the vintage-inspired styling and these kind of quirky, fun interiors. when not photographing interiors, anouk works with a team of talented stylists from a... 
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at home with designer maryam nassirzadeh.

i love a peek inside a great New York living space and this charming 1940’s apartment in the East Village is a lovely thing to look at indeed. featured recently on domino it’s the home of fashion designer maryam nassirzadeh and her family just blocks from her NYC shop. she applied my mantra of all white walls and with the help of interior designer Sophie Buhai... 
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getting kitschy with it.

well, how’s this for cheerful? i thought i’d go to a happy place today and share some rooms where the kitsch level is pretty up there — fun and spunky, no fear of color here. when i was younger i had a pretty intense love of all things kitschy and as i get older it’s mellowed, but i still love a bit of it here and there. a great print like my barkcloth... 
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this week’s must reads.

it’s summer and what better time to be reading like littleĀ fiends? so i’m back with this week’s must reads and some perfect reads to fit in before our beloved warm weather season comes to a bittersweet end. in addition to some great fiction i’veĀ been buried in (swimming lessons, a gentleman in moscow, and Along the Infinite Sea just to name a few)... 
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