A New Jersey artist is in a New York State of mind.
I love decor that can be personalized, so I flipped when I saw this chalkboard wall hanging of New York state on Etsy.
With wood trim on the top and bottom, the “any state” chalkboard art is made by Becky, a former display coordinator for Anthropologie, who now lives in Somerset, New Jersey and sells her work on Etsy.com. At the heart of the chalkboard is a simple silhouette of your favorite state. [...]
Spruce up your home for fall at this new store in Bronxville.
Spruce Home and Garden is a feast for the eyes. With garden accents like lanterns and urns that are nice enough to keep indoors, you won’t leave without ogling something at this new Bronxville home store. I was taken with the original artwork, throw pillows and large scale furniture like rattan benches and occasional chairs.
Here’s the really exciting part: Spruce manufactures its own line of accessories and furniture so they cut out the middle man — and as a result, charge less.
Think of Spruce as Anthropologie meets Restoration Hardware meets a small boutique, but everything is a lot less pricey and most everything at Spruce can only be found there. Here are a few items that caught my eye… [...]
A family-owned business at its best.
My favorite rug in our house is from Anthropologie. It’s a beautiful 100% wool crewelwork rug that brightens up my family room, but my 5-year old rug had aged dramatically after the past 2 years with twin babies. I won’t go into detail about what exactly had been spilled on my beloved rug, but it was in need of a major overhaul. After minimal research, I called Raytone Carpet Cleaners from a recommendation from my mother-in-law, and was beyond impressed with the transformation.
A Tarrytown mom shows us how she created a luxe space for less.
We love hearing from local moms who have cool ideas to share with us. Recently, Nadia Fante, a mom in Tarrytown, sent us some pictures of her son Giacomo’s nursery, and we were amazed. This mom has some serious DIY design talent and the best part is she created this room having spent less than $500 (not including the crib/rocker/changing table and bed that she already had).
A licensed architect originally from Peru (she only moved to the U.S. 7 years ago), Nadia went with a yellow and grey color scheme for her son’s nursery. In search of a space that was “modern, cozy, colorful, and not too baby-ish,” she asked readers on her blog, mamemima, to vote for their favorite of 3 mood boards. She knew she was having a boy, but the color scheme would work for a boy or girl. I’m bananas for the chevron wall that she painted (and explains on her design blog, House 36.) [...]
A preppy-chic lifestyle brand that you'll love
Adorable tunic dresses, preppy yet contemporary pillows, and classic linen napkins and placemats with a side of fun: Sail to Sable is a brand new lifestyle brand, designed by a young Connecticut fashionista, that you may want to incorporate into your world.
First up is the tunic address: A high-quality 100% linen dress (with 100% cotton trim) that can easily take you from a day at the beach to an evening cocktail party. The not-too mini dress fits true-to-size and the stand-up collar with v-neck make it a flattering silhouette for all women. ($198) The collection currently has 8 fun yet chic lines including “Classic Cuteness” (above) to “Lively Lime” (a lime/white stripe with navy trim) to Chic coral (A pretty coral with navy trim).
A new home accessory store brimming with sophisticated and trendy goodies.
Hastings-on-Hudson is known for its outstanding views of the Hudson, fine dining and some interesting American history. But home decorating? Why, yes! Enter Maisonette, a brand new home accessories store that’s got me excited about going back to Hastings again and again.
From citrus colored pillows to pep up your sofa ($85), an upholstered chair for a little family room oomph ($1750) or a statement mirror for the wall above your bed, Maisonette may have exactly what you’re looking for. Their python fabric x-benches ($450) are drool worthy and their uber hip python trays would be perfect on an entrance table for mail and keys ($30 – $50).
Take a look at what our neighbors are snatching up...
Now that West Elm is an official Westchester resident, I asked Abigail Jacobs, a PR Director at West Elm, to tell us the 3 top selling products at the Scarsdale store. Take a look at what our neighbors are snatching up at West Elm…
The Emmerson Dining Table is handmade from reclaimed solid pine and every table is one of a kind. This trestle-style table has the knots and imperfections of aged wood, making it a smart choice for a family with kids since the wear and tear will only add to the patina. The table is available in two sizes and is priced at $999 – $1,199. [...]
These painted blue moldings have got me thinking...
This house in the June issue of Elle Décor has been on my mind. The painted blue moldings… How daring! How fresh! How totally do-able!
Richard Mishaan gave this 1870’s farmhouse, in northern Westchester, a contemporary update. The vibe of the house is modern farm house with some tricked out rooms like the media room and this bar. Wow.
The featured Westchester home is high style -- and kid-friendly.
If you’re an HGTV fan or just a fellow magazine junkie, you’ll be thrilled about the newly-launched HGTV Magazine on newsstands this week. (Full disclosure: We have friends and family at this hot new mag, but that’s not the only reason we’re telling you about it.)
We were smitten with one of the featured homes inside: This amazing home is in Westchester’s own Pound Ridge. The homeowner (Sue De Chiara, blogger and owner of zhush.com) worked with Greenwich-based designer, Lauren Muse. I love the industrial lighting in the kitchen, striped wallpaper on the home office ceiling, and the dreamy mudroom. More pics of fabulous homes after the jump…
Every time I drive by the Vernon Hills Shopping Center and see the big sign for West Elm‘s opening, I remember how I used to wander through the West Elm near my apartment in the city, picking up the perfect pillows for my couch, that shower curtain I had been searching for and all the items I couldn’t live without.
We told you that West Elm had plans to open in Scarsdale this summer, but we just got a solid opening date. Starting June 28, we’ll be able to shop at West Elm in-person for affordable, contemporary furniture and home accessories. Sure, shopping on-line is easy, but seeing the products before you buy them is better. Especially, when you’re buying furniture.
The above Baltic Dining Collection would look amazing on my future deck. (And it’s on sale!) The below Izmir Outdoor Dhurrie has to be the coolest outdoor rug I’ve seen and it’s also on sale. [...]