Dream kitchen, dream living room, dream bedroom, dream bathtub . . . can we please move into Alison Cayne’s West Village townhouse?! The founder of the New York cooking school Haven’s Kitchen took her love of grays, blacks, whites and gold to decorate all five fours of her turn of the century home. There really isn’t any detail I don’t love but let’s talk about the extraordinary kitchen, mustard yellow sofas, black clawfoot tub and floor to ceiling wall art gallery, shall we?! Swoon.
Unless you have been living under a huge rock – rock crystal, that is, you’ve probably been feeling the buzz surrounding Target‘s latest collaboration with accessories designer Eddie Borgo. The 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up and 2011 CFDA Swarovski Award winner has created a collection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pins, belts and handbags – each of which is completely customizable with geometric charms made of semi-precious stones like hematite, pyrite, amethyst, rose quartz, howlite and malachite. To celebrate the launch, I partnered with Target to host an intimate DIY party, in my backyard, for a handful of my girlfriends. Not only were we blown away by the quality of the jewelry, we were all impressed by the variety of components that were available, allowing each of us to uniquely personalize our looks. And I loved seeing how even the most, self-proclaimed “DIY amateur” was able to whip up some of the chicest pieces of the evening.
I’ve been itching to refresh my walls with some color – vibrant colors separated by bold, graphic lines and shapes. And now after admiring these polychromatic walls, I’m motivated to finally take out the painter’s tape and make a trip to the paint store.