Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday's Townhouse Treasure!

I have always loved Brook Shields so when I came across Architectural Digest's fabulous spread of her Manhattan townhouse (technically, her Greenwich Village townhouse) it came as no surprise that I fell in love with the impeccable decor and design work.

Living in this fabulous abode would make NYC a cinch! 

PS - speaking of Shields, who remembers NBC's show Lipstick Jungle starring Brook aka Wendy, Nico and Victory? Man, I loved that show! How could they have pulled it after just two season's?!? Disgraceful!

Fabulous foyer

Love the Louis XVI-style chairs and the 1970s lucite cocktail table -- works perfectly in this room

So many fabulous elements to this cozy sitting room: Tub Chairs by Stephen Miller Siegel, a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk, zebra skin rug, wonderful throws... and it goes on!


Love all the pictures propped along the ledge in the family room -- afterall, who wouldn't love to have Annie Leibovitz photograph you and your Mom?! I would kill for my own Leibovitz! 

Shields's Study

Dining Room

Master Bedroom complete with John Robshaw block-printed linens

No surprise Shields's closet is fabulous!! Every girl's dream to have a rolling shoe rack and closet that requires a library ladder! 

Master Bath

Guest bedroom painted in Benjamin Moore's Grizzly Bear Brown -- never would have picked the brown but it definitely works in this intimate guest room!

The drawing hung here in the hallway was actually used to wrap a gift Shield's received -- how cool!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cherry Blossom Bliss!

Cherry Blossoms -- one of my favorites of DC's many, many treasures! 
Every year they bloom and without fail, they are always seemingly the prettiest they have ever been, and of course this year is no different!

Cherry Blossom Bliss has arrived in DC!

Pretty DC

Japanese Cotton Soft Cheesecakes With Cherry Blossom Buttercream And Raspberry Sugar

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Brackets Galore

After a weekend filled with talk of brackets -- March Madness brackets that is -- I thought some of us might enjoy looking at brackets in a fresh light, the decorative brackets of course! Brackets are used in all sorts of home decorating, paper goods, jewelry, and more. 

So, on the Monday after the start of the infamous "Dance" that comes this time every March, I share with you brackets with a flair! 

For entry ways needing a table but which have too narrow a space, this is a perfect solution! 
BHG suggests topping a trio of sleek metal brackets with a rustic antique floorboard.

Elegant curved brackets and a plain board trimmed with carved molding make a dreamy bedside table

Decorative brackets are an easy embellishment to your kitchen island

Use of the Curly Bracket Transition on these letterpress invitations

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pi(e) Day in America

Today is March 14th, aka 3/14,
which I'm sure naturally makes you think of Pi, that infamous mathematical constant, doesn't it? 
Nope - me neither! I am always up for celebrating random things so bring on the Pi Celebrations!

Of course "Pi" only makes me think of pies so of course I felt inclined to share with you some pies in celebration of National Pi Day!
After all, pies have been in the spotlight as the likely Food of the Year, giving cupcakes a run for their money! (Side note - who ever let cupcakes take the title of "food of the year" any way?) 

Minny's Chocolate Pie -- made famous in one of my all time favorite books/movies!
"The Help's ending hinges on a secret involving Minny's famous chocolate pie. Newspaper columnist Lee Ann Flemming, one of the best bakers in Greenwood, made 53 chocolate pies during filming, including 12 vegan and gluten-free versions she prepared in just one day for actress Bryce Dallas Howard. Her fudgy version here is neither vegan nor gluten-free: It's as classic as it gets. You can make your own crust, but Flemming uses packaged." - Food and Wine

Desserts for Breakfast - Delic!

S'mores Pie Recipe featured in Garden and Gun

Banoffee Pie -- Banana and Toffee

New River Grove's (our of Davie, FL) famous Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie in a jar

There are also the trendy savory pies for those with a bit less of a sweet tooth!

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