Art Collecting (Viv Strauss)

The Party.   Limited edition print.

I came across the art of Viv Strauss via A lovely being and immediately fell in love. I like everything about her work from the price to the color to the characters and I thought you would too. Check out her shop here.

Shuffle off to Buffalo.  Original watercolor painting by Vivienne Strauss.Chapel Hill Beauties from the Class of 1930.  Original painting by Vivienne Strauss.None of the girls would dream of missing Evangeline Boatwright's annual Holly Golightly party.  Limited edition print of an original paintingIris H., Incognito.  Limited edition print of an original oil painting by Vivienne Strauss.The Art of Flower Arranging.   Limited edition print of an original watercolor painting.Nora Edmonds takes her dogs for a stroll. Limited edition print of an original watercolor paintingMasquerade.  Original watercolor painting by Vivienne Strauss.Saturday night at Club Havana. 11x14 limited edition print of a watercolor painting.Frank and Florence Rose spend every Sunday in bed reading their favorite books. Original painting.Madge Was Supposed to Have Met Shirley at Bloomingdales Over an Hour Ago and Couldn't Imagine How She and Jeffrey Had Gotten Lost.  Limited edition print of an original painting

I Love Gallery Walls

Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. I don’t believe that applies to art on the walls. When done right, a gallery wall can be spectacular. It can be done in any room, with or without a theme. It can cover a blank wall or a busy one, a small room or a large one…just make sure you’re happy when you walk in and don’t be afraid to take a few decorating chances.

via The Decorista

Home (Dreams & Musings)

Jan/Feb 2010

I’m house-hunting again. Robert and I are trying to find a place for June 1 and I’m getting antsy. I’m hoping for a big backyard, a front porch, a cozy kitchen and lots of closet space. We’ll see what we end up with. Here are some (dream) spaces I’m loving…I’m trying to keep in mind I’ll be living with a boy. It should be interesting. All images via decor supersite Lonny. What are some of your favorite sites for decor inspiration?


Mar/Apr 2011Dec 2010

Jun/Jul 2010






My Christmas List

It’s always fun to dream about what you want for Christmas in a world where your loved ones have copious amounts to spend on you. It’s also good to keep a record of what you’d like to have in case you come into some moola!

In case you were curious…these things are on my wishlist.

An Address Stamp

Medium Fleur de Lis Customized Address StampMedium Triple Monogram Address Stamp

c/o the lovely Etsy shop Purplelemondesigns

True Blood Seasons 1 & 2

from Amazon

A leopard rug

from Overstock


the conran shop - beauchief 16pc cutlery set

from the Conran shop

A camera

9758747 Angle Large1218378 Front Large

Nikon or Canon?

Baubles especially from Charm & Chain, Tuleste Market, Rachel Leigh, Ben-Amun, By Boe

T2114GOLD.jpgFire Ball Cocktail RingT2955ROSE.jpgBenAmun_081610-071_t.jpg7113.jpg
27405t.jpgReminder Bow EarringsBenAmun_081610-058_t.jpgAdjustable Flower RingNorth Star RingReminder Bow Ring

Loads of art by Degas and Renoir

Top images: {this is glamorous}

Style Crush: Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, the daughter of French Vogue’s Carine Roitfeld, is beautiful and stylish. She is the face of Tom Ford’s newest fragrance. She was profiled by Vogue UK’s Today I’m wearing. There is even a cultish blog, I want to be a Roitfeld, devoted to her family. I love the way she dresses and her casual hair.

Learn more about her on The Selby, The Sunday Times, Harper’s Bazaar, NY Mag, Le Exposure