Books

Gracious Living

I went to a book signing last evening for Bunny Williams’ and Mark D. Sikes’ new books. And I’m looking forward to an upcoming lecture by Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer on their new book. A fabric nut, I’ve just ordered A.S. Byatt’s book, too. I have a mighty stack to keep me busy.

Beautiful, A House in the Country, Peacock & Vine, A House by the Sea.

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Pleated checked wool midi skirt

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Checked wool blazer

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

High-rise straight-leg jeans

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Blanche leather ankle boots

SAINT LAURENT

Bellechasse medium leather-trimmed canvas bag

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Double breasted coat

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Flared corduroy trousers

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Square belt bag

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Flared corduroy trousers

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Off-the-shoulder smocked satin top

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Tie-waist cotton-corduroy coat

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Siria suede mid-calf boots

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Books

‘Beautiful’

My friend and kic profile Mark D. Sikes has a gorgeous new book, ‘Beautiful’, out today. It’s no surprise that the chapter “bringing the outside in” is my favorite. Congratulations, Mark!

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Tablescape Inspired

A pretty tablescape from a NYFW dinner courtesy of Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis’ Instagram feed. The personalized napkins are a nice touch.

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Flower Power

Over the years, I’ve become increasingly interested in tableware and am toying with starting a new business based on what I like. A botanical prints nut, it’s no surprise that this Rebekah Miles platter in September Vogue caught my eye.

Architectural Digest

Vanessa Traina’s Essentials

As I’m packing, yet again, I was reminded of this story on Vanessa Traina’s essentials from the September issue of Architectural Digest, which is now helmed by my old friend Amy Astley. I may not be grabbing a red lipstick for the beach, but I did tuck my favorite pillow, cased in D. Porthault, into my bag.

WSJ. Magazine

‘Alessandro Michele’s Hot Plates’

Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele collaborated with porcelain maker Richard Ginori on Perroquets, a 12-piece collection of exotic bird embellished plates. I hope they’re not just decorative, they’d be perfect for a summer luncheon.

Image © WSJ. Magazine

On One Kings Lane

Kendall Conrad At Home

One Kings Lane photographed L.A.-based accessories designer Kendall Conrad in her Santa Barbara home. Kendall has laid-back, classics-inspired personal style that extends to her home decor— and now we can shop her picks.

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‘Striking A Balance’

There are so many beautiful elements in this Pacific Palisades home, especially the color used in the kitchen.

Images courtesy May Elle Decor

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The Best Tray

We are having Easter dinner with my in-laws in Bel Air. I wish I’d bought a scalloped-edge tray from Rita Konig, it’s the perfect hostess gift.

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Wondrous Wallpapers

I may wear a neutral palette, but my home is filled with color and when it comes to wallpaper, I’m a complete fanatic. I really love a big, bold print in a small space. If Domino is an accurate barometer, then I’m not alone. All of these images are from the Spring 2016 issue.

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