Friday, June 29, 2012

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Tabletop




Still need 4th of July decor?  Here are some of my carefully curated 4th of July tabletop picks!




I love these blue star and red stripe plates!  Use the striped square as a charger and place the the star plate in a smaller size on top and you have an instantly chic setting!




I can't get enough of these Nantucket striped napkin rings!  Perfect all summer long and they come in more colors!



Red Lantern with White Stars

Star and stripe lanterns would look great hanging above your table.



I love these striped paper straws.  I used them for a baby shower a couple of years ago and they were hard to find.  Now you can find them everywhere...I just saw them in a local coffee shop!




A little rattan breaks up all the blue and red and makes casual paper plates look fancy!

LOVE these personalized napkins, they are an easy way to take it up a notch and make the day feel special.



Links to purchase are under all images.



If you didn't get yesterday's post go here.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Real Sunset Beach!


So I made a really bad typo on Travel Tuesday and said that the hotel was Sunset Beach when it was really Surf Club.  I have gone back and fixed it but I wanted my email subscribers to know in case you didn't make it to the Blog after the email.  So...without further ado...here is Sunset Beach on Shelter Island!


I love the retro, casual beach vibe!




Wouldn't you love to have lunch or dinner on this patio!?!


I hope to make it to Sunset Beach for at least a drink while I am in the Hamptons!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Travel Tuesday - Surf Lodge Montauk


We will be spending the 4th of July in the Hamptons this year!  I am so excited and of course have been trying to research all the hot spots.  I have heard that the Surf Lodge is a great place to watch the sunset. The Surf Lodge is a Hotel at the tip of Long Island in Montauk...looks fun to me!  I can't wait to watch the sunset on the deck while drinking yummy cocktails and eating deliscious food.  Take a look...






Monday, June 25, 2012

Alexa Hampton at Kips Bay Show House




I can't believe that I still have not posted pics from my trip to the Kips Bay Decorator Show House.  My favorite room was a bedroom designed by Alexa Hampton.  I hope this image helps brighten your Monday!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Dear EATALY, I Love you!


I went to EATALY the last time I was in New York and fell in love!  I could seriously spend all day here!
It reminds me a little bit of Harrods Food Hall in London.  I am having some Internet difficulties this week so here are just a few pictures.  I will try and get more beautiful images up of Eataly this weekend!







Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Designer Spotlight - Agus Interiors



Jennifer Agus is the principal and creative energy behind Agus Interiors.  The inherent appreciation and understanding of design, style and space can be seen in all of her designs.   Jennifer has dressed residences and vacation homes in New York City, Long Island, The Hamptons, Connecticut, and New Jersey.   Here are a few of some of my favorite rooms by Agus Interiors...





Love this Schumacher Veneto Bench!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Travel Tuesday - Hibiscus Hill Harbour Island


Hibiscus Hill is comprised of three houses that can be rented on Harbour Island in the Bahamas.  They are all originally built or restored by India Hicks, daughter of famed Interior Designer David Hicks, and her partner David Flint Wood.

They are all lovely but the King's retreat is speaking to me the most...







Check out the rest of the properties here.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Lanterns Over Kitchen Island




I am loving lanterns above a kitchen island.  Here are some of my favorite inspiration pictures where they have used lanterns as the lighting above a kitchen island.