A Killer Manhattan Pad

My jaw dropped when I saw this gorgeous Manhattan apartment in Rue Magazine.  Turns out it’s occupied by artist and blogger Nicole Cohen.  Faced with a major apartment overhaul and not a scrap of furniture, Cohen started her blog, Sketch42, as a means of creating a community of fellow design lovers to offer feedback as her renovation project progressed.  The result is an elegant and eclectic modern mix that looks both fresh and inviting. 

The furnishings were personally curated by Cohen through a wide range of resources from ebay to Restoration Hardware and 1st Dibs.  She even scavenged a chair from the side of the street, which she recovered and now calls the “garbage chair.”  Love that! 

Below is the infamous “garbage chair” accented with a black leather pillow.

I’m in love with Cohen’s Warren Platner-inspired gold leaf coffee table.  Of course, it’s way over my budget!

I’ve been eyeing the Hicks Pendant Light from Circa Lighting for my own home for some time.  They strike a nice balance here with the modern furnishings.  I love the black and gold.

Just lovely!

Work Space Envy

I’m all about organization so a neat and, for lack of a better word, chic work space is an absolute must.  I like to think productivity wouldn’t be an issue if my office looked like one of these!

Love this office housing Lonny’s editor in chief, Michelle Adams, as featured in the online mag’s office makeover.  The before and after shots are ridiculous… really shows what can be done with a good eye.   The traditional curtains lend a cozy feminine feel to the black and white palette and modern artwork.  The lamps and books add a welcomed pop of color.

This dining room in the Park Avenue home of art dealer Blair Clarke doubles as a library.  I love the mix of traditional furnishings with contemporary art and decorative accents.  And that detail on the floor…  Images via Lonny.

How about this darling little number?  Cute and a little eclectic… I think I could be productive there.

Sweet Slumber

This relaxing holiday break has led me to catch up on something I was severely missing: sleep.  Awaking sans alarm clock is certainly a privilege.  One that spawned a wakeful dreaming of gorgeously appointed bedrooms.  And so this post is dedicated to the room that we perhaps spend the most time in, albeit with our eyes closed… 

To my delight, I received Celerie Kemble’s Black and White for Christmas and I have to say, I truly love her interiors.  This bedroom, as shown in Lonny’s Nov/Dec 2011 issue, is no exception.

A wild print works when done in black and white as in this room by Robert Leleux. 

The striking artwork really pops against the soothing mint wall color in this room by Christian Leone.  The flooring adds a nice dose of texture.  Featured in Lonny Sept/Oct 2011.

A lovely combination of prints in this elegant bedroom by Eileen Kathryn Boyd.

I’m really into dark walls.  I only wish I could muster up the courage to paint a bedroom in a rich charcoal or a lacquered black.  Balanced against the white duvet, the dark wallpaper definitely works.

Another example of gorgeous wallpaper!  Not to mention those mirrored closets and what a beautiful bath…  Love this room designed by Lisa Fine.  Featured in Lonny Dec/Jan 2010.  

I’m a huge fan of Chicago based designer Lauren Gold.  Her apartment featured in Lonny’s July/Aug issue was pretty amazing.  The girl’s got taste.


I’m a sucker for prints.  Mixing, matching, mis-matching… it’s all good.  I also love the textured pillows in my favorite color, chartreuse!  Interior by Laura Day.

The fur throw and deco inspired table make this room designed by Palmer Weiss.

Orange done right.  Love everything in this interior by Ryan Korban.  Image via Lonny Feb/Mar 2010.

Eclectic is never dull.  The teal wall color is a particularly great backdrop in this room designed by Ben Broughman. 

I love this bedroom from the super cute North Carolina based Furbish Studio.  I particularly like the polka dot and floral combo in the pillows (the lamps and pillows are sold online).  The wall color is also fabulous.  I recently painted my bedroom in Benjamin Moore’s Wild Aster, a softer but still sophisticated shade of pink.