Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The London Edition is the latest venture for hotelier Ian Schrager known for coining the ’boutique hotel’ category in hospitality. The London Edition has taken over one of the grandest landmarks in London, the old Berners street hotel, off of Oxford street. The design evokes La Belle Epoque with a mixture of classic luxury and modern lifestyle. In the elegant lobby, furnishings range from formal to rustic, with Christian Liaigre black metal pieces and Salvador Dalí inspired floor lamps.The hotel is grand and inviting where the old world is brought back to life while paying tribute to the historic significance of the property. Take a look …
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
There’s a lot of buzz around the new Viceroy Hotel that recently opened in NYC. This is a much awaited project from design duo Roman & Williams who also designed the Royalton, Ace Hotel and the Standard. Located on 57th street, this hotel offers a downtown aesthetic with uptown sophistication, paying homage to the building’s prewar architecture and glamorous neighbors. The guest rooms are particularly well laid out in terms of character and sense of space reminiscing a plane or automobile cabin whilst maintaining elegance and sophistication … Take a look!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
What can be better than renting your own private island … Necker Island which is owned by the Virgin group rents out for approx. $62,000.00 a night and can accommodate up to 28 people. Situated in the British Virgin Islands over 74 acres of land, Necker Islands sits on turquoise waters surrounded by coral reefs and beautiful white sandy beaches. The island offers two private beaches, tennis courts, a wide selection of water-sports equipment, personal chefs, swimming pools and of course exclusive spa treatments … this is luxury at its best if you can afford it:)
Monday, November 18, 2013
This is my idea of a ‘broken in’ home … a home that looks effortless and makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in. For this 19th century Hampton home, the designer chose to reuse original building materials to preserve the character of the existing farmhouse. The result is a bohemian-luxe retreat, that strikes a balance ‘between practicality, funkiness, and chic.’ Source & Images
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I’m so excited for the holidays, I decided to start on dinner entertaining ideas. Nothing beats a well put together dinner table … it’s all in the presentation:) As I walked in stores this week, I noticed a lot of gold and thought perfect let’s do a festive dinner table with White & Gold.
1.Stella Charger Set of 4 $19.80
2. Gold Foil Dinner Napkin $29.99
5. Metallic Print Glassware Set $27.00
7. Spike Napkin Ring Set of 4 $27.80
8. Gold Ikat Dessert Plate Set of 4 $48.00
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Cheval Blanc Randheli is a new property from the luxury fashion group LVMH, situated on the Noonu Atoll in Maldives. This stunning resort is surrounded by clear turquoise blue ocean water and features charming huts elegantly furnished with a combination of Maldivian inspirations and contemporary style. Each villa has hand-crafted doors and open floor plans that maintain a constant flow with the outdoors. The decor has natural materials from the Indian Ocean and textures such as teak, rattan, bamboo, thatch and coconut shells … a total Paradise, take a look!!!
Monday, November 11, 2013
I was excited to find this stunning penthouse apartment located in Cape Town, one of my favorite cities in the world. This waterfront apartment takes its inspiration from natural elements like wood, copper, marble, woven loom and integrates it in this beautiful space. Love the custom hammered copper tiles in the master bedroom that not only adds texture but also reflect light … take a look. Via Dwell
Absolutely love these suspension lights I stumbled upon while pinning … just when I thought I had seen it all in terms of lighting I came by these stunning pendants. Images via
The first one is the Botti and my absolute favorite – it embodies all the details of the wind instruments and takes us to a music concert.
|The Brubeck Fixture
The Brubeck fixture is a classic sculptural design with an extravagant shape that conveys refinement. It can be created in any shape and dimension perfect for a dining room or hotel lobby.
|The Ike Suspension
The Ike suspension is characterized by the rhythmic composition of its elements, reduced shapes, clean lines and lots of black.
The Hanna suspension is a magnificent pendant composed of five arms and three lampshades made in aluminum using an old technique called hand metal spinning.
Today we are touring the Manhattan home of Rebecca de Ravenel, the founder of the Goombay Bazaar, a traveling pop-up shop that sells one-of-a-kind wares from all over the world. Most of the furnishings in the apartment are vintage or passed on to Rebecca from her parents and friends.The 31 year old travels extensively, including recent trips to Turkey and India, on the hunt for inspired items and she’s managed to find time to assemble a magical place to call home.