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Longer days and warmer nights invite us to spend more time outdoors…breakfast in the garden, dinner on the veranda, cocktails under the stars, or perhaps a midnight dip in the pool…may these tranquil and beautiful outdoor rooms sweep you off your feet (and into a comfy hammock or chaise lounge!)

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photos from Elle Decor, Veranda, House Beautiful, Lonny and The Gifts of Life

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With Valentine’s Day just a week away, I thought you might enjoy a post filled with all things pink, red and romantic! How about a glass of pink champagne or maybe a Laduree raspberry macaroon? Wishing you a glorious weekend!

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Etsy

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Nikolay Krusser

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Laduree

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Paolo Roversi

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Paul Costello

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Sarah Jessica Parker photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue

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Tim Street-Porter

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Etsy

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Chanel ~ Fall/Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Show

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Pieter Estersohn

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Sasha Pivovarova photographed by Mario Testino

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Melanie Acevedo

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 Nikolay Krusser

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Tria Giovan

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Chanel

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Miguel Flores-Vianna

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Valentino

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Dominique Vorillon

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Street Style ~ Fashion Week January 2013 via Elbows & Knees

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William Waldron

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Paolo Roversi

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William Waldron for Elle Decor

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Simon Upton for Elle Decor

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invitation only!

On 10/1/12, I received an invitation from Darryl Carter to attend a private gathering on Thursday evening 10/25/12 celebrating the launch of his new boutique/design studio and new book The Collected Home! To say I was elated beyond words is an understatement! I leave for Washington DC bright and early tomorrow morning to embark on an adventure I’m sure I’ll remember for a lifetime…I promise to bring back exclusive photos and personal insights from this very special event…until then, please enjoy this sneak peek of wares from the new boutique published in the October 2012 issue of Elle Decor…imagine being greeted by this magnificent bronze lion? I already have butterflies in my tummy…

photos from Darryl Carter’s new Washington DC boutique via Elle Decor

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Waxed terra-cotta floors welcome barefoot living…Moroccan rugs and Bedouin cushions adorn the open-air courtyard, perfect for yoga practice or for relaxing by the warmth of a roaring fire…the artful homeowner of this desert oasis? French shoe designer Christian Louboutin! What a sensitive contrast to his fast paced city life! He must be in love with the warm golden light…just looking at the first image slows my pulse and puts my mind at ease…I hope this post offers you some peace and beauty this afternoon

photography by Ivan Terestchenko for Elle Decor

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first impressions

the foyer is our interior world’s first impression…whether we’re greeted by an artful staircase or a beloved work of art, we experience a taste of what’s to come…an amuse-bouche, if you will, to whet our appetites…bon appetit!

photos from CS Architecture, Elle Decor, Bunny Williams and Antony Todd

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Whether it’s used as a bold statement or an artful accent, these interiors illuminate yellow’s power to transform a space and lift our mood!

“The color of an egg yolk from a chicken that dined on marigold petals” ~ Susan R. Stein, curator of Monticello describing the chrome-yellow shade which was applied to the dining room around 1815, only six years after it was invented in France

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello photographed by Pieter Estersohn via Elle Decor

Table Tonic via My First Little Place

Living Etc via Home and Decor

Jenna Lyons Brooklyn brownstone via Domino

Darryl Carter via traci zeller designs

World of Interiors via Decor Pad

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Lots going on today! Rather than leave you high and dry, I’ve decided to re-post one of my favorites from last summer! Whether a simple country retreat, city roof deck or tropical paradise, these mouth watering outdoor rooms are sure to get you in the mood for summer!

photos from Elle Decor

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