Friday, May 27, 2011

Ms. Field's, not the cookie lady

Let me take a moment to talk about Patricia Field. I hope to dear baby Jesus that you know who she is. If you don't, slap yourself. She is the genius behind all of the costuming for Sex and the City, The Devil Wears Prada, Ugly Betty, and several others. She has an amazing store in NYC (shocking) and travels all over styling her clients. My husband just brought the biggest Greek pop singer to town for a concert, she is basically Cher/Madonna/Kylie all rolled into one. Pat is a friend of hers, like forever friends and so she came to the show.

Yes. Patricia Field was in Atlanta. I talked to her. I danced with her. She slapped my ass. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture with her, but my super smart and stylish friend Chris did. Notice the one earring--neon green feather, very current.

I guess I sort of got a picture because we were on stage together, with Anna (in the red) who was wearing my hat made by A Modern Day Flapper which you can get here at her Etsy Shop, which I totally bought to step up my outfit because I knew Patricia was coming--there is no shame in that my yummies.

After meeting her I had to seek out all the information I could about her. She's 1/2 Greek and 1/2 Armenian and grew up in Astoria. She's insanely brilliant, obviously too cool for school, and ridiculously nice. Like I said, store in NYC or ONLINE! Here are some of the things I heart from her online situation.

Who doesn't love a sequin?

All my client's want this phone. Mark won't let them have it.

Patricia Field for Keith Haring


Who hasn't watched Breakfast at Tiffany's and said they wanted that eye mask?

That's right. Patricia rocks and I really hope to see her again, I have a new goal of getting her take on interior design...yes it's a long term goal.

Monday, May 23, 2011

May Mixology

I don't know about the rest of you, but May is insanely packed with social obligations. It's as if everyone woke up on the same day and decided it was time to celebrate something. I literally have some sort of commitment every day in May--which makes me even more desperate for a cocktail to get through it.

I first posted my theory on Mixology in the Interior Design universe like 2 years ago--read it here--I feel like it still applies. As a designer I am constantly mixing, old and new, existing with additional, pretty and ugly (more then you would think.) But that's the game, if you don't mix different styles, eras, colors, it all seems sterile and blah. So, to satisfy my need for fabulous furniture and a drink, here are my latest cocktail-esque inspirations. This time we are talking side tables.

I don't know why, but sometimes I feel like finding the perfect side table can be the most frustrating part of a project. It must be the right size, the right height, the right finish, and I often feel like I am constantly searching for the right side table on every single project, and half the time no one even notices it--until they set a drink on it.

Harlow Side Table from Bungalow 5

Super Dirty Vodka Martini.
This table is sexy. But when you put Shagreen on anything it instantly becomes sexy.
Shagreen+"Dirty"+Bronze+Vodka+3 legs+Russia (b/c of the Vodka)=Sexy
Antique Bronze and Shagreen Circular Side Table available through Belvedere

Skinnygirl Margarita
Because it's less cheesy then a regular margarita and there is no mini-umbrella.
This table is whimsical and unexpected when used in the right place. If you put it in a hotel in the Bahamas--more expected.
Seahorse Side Table by Noir

St. Germain with Champagne
This is a super fem table and the copper color just adds to that. A feminine table deserves a dangerous yet delicious cocktail--exactly what St. Germain with Champagne happens to be. It tastes and smells so good that you can't help but keep drinking, and drinking.
Oppiacei Table available through Design Within Reach

Ice Cold Beer.
It's made of steel, it's white, it's laser cut, it's awesome.
The Ginger Salt Side Table from Crate and Barrel

Tequila Shots.
This table is awesome and so is Tequila.
Stone Egg Side Table available on 1st Dibs from Lewis Trimble

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lighting Obsession

I love lighting.
I love beautiful lamps/pendants/sconces--any and all of it.

If you are in Atlanta or read Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles then you would have noticed the March issue featuring the article on the Christmas Showhouse benefiting the Alliance Theater. Susan Ferrier, who I adore and admire used the most outrageous and fantastic chandelier I have ever seen. It was from a local company called Solaria. I am now OBSESSED with them and cannot wait to use something from them. They are insanely pleasant people and have incredible custom capabilities. Here are some of my favorites from them.

Susan's gorgeous dining room and killer chandelier.
It makes me think of Alice in Wonderland.
You should have seen it when it was installed with nothing else around it, no table, no artwork, just this giant light. It was kind of hilarious.
Photo by Erica George Dines for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.



I will own this one day. I don't know where I will put it but it kills me.



A bit scary, it reminds me of a spine.
Which makes it hot.

Dead on the ground.
I can't help it.

Photos of the fixtures are from Solaria.

Friday, May 6, 2011

5 Things I Heart - Dustin Hatley Edition

I can't count on one hand the reasons why I heart Dustin. He makes me laugh like no other and is simply the fiercest man on the Atlanta Luxury Bath Scene. He has incredible taste, personal style, and can deliver the quintessential quippy/witty/snarky/bitchy/hilarious one liners like no one I know. Personally I feel like I am a little bit cooler when I am with him, and the fact that I know all of his 5 things (and where to get them) puts me a little bit ahead of the curve. For instant sexy, purchase or visit any of the following items or places:

Empire State South – Elegant Clean Classic Southern D├ęcor and Amazing food.

The Ryder Chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams – Modern, Hip and Sexy!

Raimond Light by Moooi – Perfect Sphere of Stainless Steel with tiny LED lights, creates the appearance of a Starry Night

Henry Exposed Tub Filler with Legs in Unlacquered Brass by Waterworks – It is stunning in proportion and scale, and would make a statement in any bathroom. I loved the exposed untreated Brass that will patina and age adding more color and character over time.

Altar Table and Bench from Verde Home – uses all carefully selected pieces of reclaimed of Teak to create a clean natural finish