December 9th, 2016
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Happy Times

The wind is blowing off the Sound with a fury. When stuck inside during the cold months, I start thinking about how to make my home cozier. These pictures of Lee Radziwill’s Park Avenue apartment circa 1982, from her gem of a book Happy Times, are always a good place to start.

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CHLOÉ

Double-breasted wool-blend felt coat

J.W. ANDERSON

Pierce gold-plated choker

J.W. ANDERSON

Pierce medium embellished leather shoulder bag

MARNI

Tie-backgathered stretch-cotton jersey top

ALAIA

Jacquard-knit midi skirt

J.W. ANDERSON

open flat ballerina shoes

ELLERY

Ritzy A-line wool-blend skirt

THE ROW

Emil leather ankle boots

BOTTEGA VENETA

Snake-trimmed intrecciato leather shoulder bag

SONIA RYKIEL

Grosgrain-trimmed ruffled cotton-velvet jacket

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Pleated cotton-velvet culottes

MR BY MAN REPELLER

Woven canvas clogs

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  • Images of homes like theses are such an antidote to the HGTV notions of style we’re bombarded with these days. These images are from 1982, but because the occupant’s value for personal style over trends and more interest in quality versus disposability, the rooms are timeless.

    KWDecember 10th, 2016  8:44 AM

     
  • Exactly what KW said…couldn’t have worded it better myself.

    As far as decorating, I’ve always found layers add warmth and depth to a room. Art hung over wallpapered walls and patterned rugs over solids create a cozy room I’d like to nest in.

    Karima | A Note On StyleDecember 10th, 2016  3:22 PM

     

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