Apartment Envy: A Sophisticated Feminine Loft


A neutral palette of black, white and grey gets a dose of feminine glam with splashes of emerald green, brass accents and chic wall art in this fabulously styled loft by Caitlin & Caitlin.  The lovely duo behind the California-based interior design company that conceived this fabulousness are serious up-and-comers.  Check out their portfolio, it’s pretty insane!

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Source: Caitlin & Caitlin

Apartment Envy: Nicole Cohen of Sketch42

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Nicole Cohen of Sketch42 recently did a little refresh to her gorgeous Manhattan apartment.  You may remember her 2011 renovation that received beaucoup accolades in the blogosphere (see previous post here).  Her updates lean a tad more cozy, trading hollywood regency flare for mid-century modern.  As always, she scored some amazing thrifty finds, including two Tobia Scarpa chairs previously discarded on the street (these babies sell for upwards of $8900 at Kelly Wearstler, among other sources).  For more details on the before and after, check out Rue Magazine (here).

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Lovely–don’t you think?

Images via: Rue

Apartment Envy: A Feminine Modern Mix


Bright, airy, and feminine, this apartment designed by Lilly Bunn Interiors is perfection.  I’m definitely guilty of repinning the above living room a few too many times–it’s beyond fabulous.  The lush emerald sofa, brass coffee table and orangerie floral layered over a vintage beni is divine.


Lucite is always a chic option when space is limited.  It also adds an element of modernity and, as here, coordinates effortlessly with the upholstered x-benches and texture rich beni ourain.  Also loving the personal accents below, especially those leopard frames.


This powder room wallpaper, Tanzania by Thibaut, is one of my all time faves. I’ve been dying to use it somewhere, a bath just may be the perfect space.


 Small details like this wallpapered ceiling make a major impact.  That light fixture is pretty sweet as well (this etsy imposter is pretty comparable and only $95)


I’m obsessed with the Arteriors light fixture below, it’s sooo good!  The Madeleine Weinrib upholstered chair injects a vivid pop of purple to the otherwise muted palette.


A green velvet upholstered headboard, Bungalow 5 nightstands and leopard accents keep things cozy and fresh.

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1.  Lucite Console // 2. Orangerie Rose Pillow // 3. Vintage Beni Ourain // 4. Jungle Spots Wallpaper // 5. Jacqui 3-Drawer Side Table  // 6. Luce Ikat Fabric // 7.  Arteriors Zanadoo Chandelier //8. Saarinen Table

Images via Domaine & Lilly Bunn Interiors

In the Details: Print, Pattern & a Little Malachite

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Designer Lindsey Coral Harper’s Upper Eastside digs are unabashedly littered with an eye-catching collection of malachite, zebra, and a touch of bohemia–in a good design-y kind of way!  Bold colors and contrasting prints might not be everyone’s bag, but when done right, it really works.  That gorge Monique Lhuillier malachite print dress ain’t too bad either.

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*Via House Beautiful & Elle Decor

Apartment Envy: DVF’s St. Germain Retreat

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When you’re as creative and seductive a force as Diane von Furstenberg, it’s no surprise that such exuberance transcends just as organically from work to home.  The NYC based designer’s gorgeous Parisian apartment featured in InStyle a few years back is eclectic, inviting, and glamorous.  The mix of patterns, vibrant colors and textures is so very DVF and so very awesome.  Love all of it.

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Apartment Envy: Ali Cayne’s West Village Townhouse


Jaw dropping gorgeousness!  Recently featured in Domino (yes, the ever popular glossy is BACK!!), restauranteur Ali Cayne’s West Village abode is a restored vintage gem.  Cayne, who has no background in design, seamlessly weaves elements of gold, brass, splashes of color and texture against a black & white motif that transcends effortlessly from room to room.  Dhurrie and Moroccan rugs throughout juxtapose perfectly with the home’s vintage bones while also lending a relaxed, inviting feel.

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Goes to show you can never go wrong with a simple black, white and gold palette, and of course, texture galore. Good bones certainly don’t hurt either–hello, herringbone floors!

Photography by Brittany Ambridge / Interior Design by Ali Cayne

*Via Domino

Apartment Envy: West Hollywood Glam

If you haven’t already, you NEED to check out the newly launched online mag Domaine.  The latest from the Who What Wear gals, their sister shelter site is beaming with inspiring decor, celebrity home tours, and DIY tips.   This West Hollywood two bedroom, home to actress and designer Katie Nehra, is one of my faves.  I’m having a bit of a color moment and am loving the pops of bright pink, turquoise, and red.  Definitely worth a read!

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Apartment Envy: Lonny Mag’s Michelle Adams’ NYC Pad

Leave it to Michelle Adams, Lonny’s Editor in Chief, to bring big style to a 475 square foot space in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.  Her use of black, white, ivory and gold with splashes of color and graphic prints is such a great way to keep everything cohesive (a must in a small space) but still interesting.  Take a gander.

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Love, love, love!

Get Michelle’s look:  CB2 LoveseatLeopard Lamps / Pierre Frey Splatter Paint fabric / Kate Moss Supreme Poster / ZGallerie Dresser / Leopard Fabric (Jamil at Calico)

Apartment Envy: A Brooklyn One Bedroom Makeover

I’m always a sucker for tips on decorating small spaces–a likely product of living in them my entire adult life.  As per usual, the editors at Lonny nailed it with this NYC apartment makeover featured in last month’s issue.  Take a gander…

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Lonny Nov Work+Space+round+black+table+office+iron+bookshelf+6I’ve never thought of displaying handbags on the wall but it really livens up the space while doubling as storage–score!  And this bedroom… it’s airy and feminine but not fussy.  The mix of delicate textures in the mongolian fur pillow and the sheepskin rug really soften the all-white minimalist theme.

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Apartment Envy: Cassandra Lavalle’s Seattle Pad

I’ve been following Cassie’s blog Coco + Kelly for a while now and couldn’t wait to see the reveal of her Seattle apartment in Rue Magazine.  I was not let down.  She does a superb job mixing highs and lows for a look that’s elegant, cozy and gleaming with personal style.

I love the black detail on the sofa and how about that artwork?  It’s actually her own!

The neutral palette with splashes of color creates a cozy yet eclectic atmosphere.  That leopard tray is fabulous and the green pouf adds an element of fun.

While she has some fantastic investment pieces like her sofa, I love how she mixes in DIY touches and ebay finds like this AMAZING brass trunk (I need one!).

The aquamarine chandelier is from ZGallerie.  Love!

The brass and gold accents elevate the whole apartment.  This dresser which doubles as a changing table is one of my favorite pieces, I’m a sucker for anything black and white.

I absolutely love the mixed print bedding and nailhead upholstered headboard (from Serena and Lily).  The chandelier is icing on the cake.

Lovely.  When can I move in?

Via Rue and Coco + Kelly.