My cyber pleasure is all about losing myself in the e-commerce site, 1stdibs. The perfect designer playground, this site offers the best finds, from the United States and beyond, right into my lounging lap- twenty-four-seven heaven! You never know where this decadent rabbit hole will take you. While searching for the just-right lounge chairs for my living room, I found High Style Deco, a showroom in NYC with an amazing selection of lighting (another one of my design addictions). Of course, I had to call the vendor and get more scoop- turns out we have mutual friends…so, I can totally trust them. Done deal! My choices would be:
It always pays to step out of our comfort zone occasionally. A recent whim to pop into The Bright Group showroom proved my theory. Just steps within the front door, I fell in love with my next muse. The Gray Sofa, in all of it’s mohair-clad, channel-backed glory, has inspired an entirely new living room in my home. With it, I can see sexy, pastel lounge chairs, vintage brass lighting and an airy cocktail table. Another photo shoot is a must- just as soon as we move in together…
It absolutely kills me when I find an amazing, under-the-radar source for product like this one…I’d love to keep these little secrets all to myself, but for you, I’ll share. Jean-Marc Fray is a jewel of an antique dealer in Austin, Texas. His finds have enchanted me for many years. I have received so many requests for information on my own 1980s Murano chandelier, in cobalt blue, that I have decided to show you exactly where to find a similar piece! His collection is the best I’ve found to date. Eye-candy for days…I swoon.
Luxury is intrinsically connected to ambiance. I feel the most decadent with my hair blowing in a balmy breeze, toes in warm sand. This divine candle recreates that environment, every time I light it. Reminiscent of “sea air, oranges and Earl Grey,” India Hicks has created the perfect scented candle for her softly-launched, exclusive collection of lifestyle products.
India Hicks, not only the daughter of the famous interior designer David Hicks, but also a relative of the British Royal family, has developed an exquisite line including fragrance, leather goods and jewelry. In an admirable effort to empower women, the collection is sold through private ambassadors, and I am proud to say that I have joined this sophisticated group.
India hosted an event in Dallas, Texas recently, at the classic boutique hotel, Mansion on Turtle Creek. She was incredibly real, quite funny, bold and even irreverent. It was an immediate, and serious, girl-crush. She had me at hello…You may have her HERE!