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Jonathan Adler | life + style

Written on March 29, 2012 at 4:23 am, by

Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery Here’s the deal…  There are a lot of people who’ve found success.  But I found it deeply inspiring to meet someone who chose a profession he loves, surrounded himself with others who make him better, and has stayed humble despite his rather impressive accomplishments.

My BlogTourNYC buddies and I toured Jonathan Adler’s corporate office in NYC, which would sound silly to you if you were with us because there was nothing “corporate” about it.  Just a bunch of brilliant and FUN people with great shoes, cute little dogs (yes, they were everywhere) and inspiration seemingly pouring out of the walls.

Jonathan Adler is a wondeful designer whose name adorns a “happy chic” line of home furnishings, accessories, and most recently handbags.  He was also the lead judge on Bravo TV’s Top Design.  I wasn’t sure what to expect given his amazing resume but he greeted us with a great big smile and utter appreciation for our taking time to meet him.  Who knew he also loves to read BLOGS!?!

 

Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery We first toured his office, which was everything I dreamed it would be.  Brilliant colors and amazing mixes of textures, vintage and new accessories that all seemed meant to be yet, not matched or overly intentional.  And let us not forget Jonathan’s desk, which turns into a Ping Pong table.  Perhaps that is the modern measure of success!

 

Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery Next we moved to his pottery studio.  For those not familiar with J’s story he was introduced to pottery as a young boy at summer camp and the craft became a part of his career and life story.  Pottery seems to be a way for Jonathan to relax, be inspired and always go back to the basics.  After some introductory small talk, Jonathan made a quick shoe change and got behind the wheel to give us a pottery lesson.  Team BlogTourNYC was anything but serious so even though we were all feverishly taking notes, jokes flew and a lot of laughs were exchanged.

 

Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery We ended the tour with cocktails and a sneak peak at some new items launching soon (I have my eye on a Jonathan Adler turquoise + blue clutch) and chatted up the talented team that makes Jonathan Adler, Jonathan Adler.

 

 

Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery

 

Jonathan Adler Bravo TV Home Décor Pottery

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Cheers to Jonathan Alder & Team.  A happy and successful… life + style story.

 

 

 

 

 

A special thanks to the FABULOUS Marilyn Russell, Principal Designer of Design Magnifique who snapped the “cocktails” photo.  Of course, a huge thanks to Modenus for inviting me along for BlogTourNYC and my friend, Will Taylor from Bright Bazaar for arranging the Jonathan Adler visit.

 

 

Share my love of easy elegance and finds from around the globe that are simply fabulous?  Ready to make your place a space that you adore?  I’d love to help make your house a home.  cecy j is currently accepting new interior projects.  Let’s chat info@cecyj.com


Inspire Within | March 2012

Written on March 28, 2012 at 3:25 am, by

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Twitter Tuesday | life + style

Written on March 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm, by

Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop, Twitter

Celebrity Twitter Tuesday gives us a little peek into how our favorite stylish stars make it a splendid life.  Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted this photo on her way to the Emmys with Keith Matthew Keating.

Thank you, Gwyneth, for indulging us in your life + style.

 

 

 

 

 

{photo of Gwyneth sourced from people.com}

DIFFA Dining by Design | decor

Written on March 26, 2012 at 7:56 am, by

Libby Langdon, Dining by Design, Architectural Digest, DIFFA

I got back last night from a truly extraordinary BlogTourNYC experience.  With new friendships formed, a plethora of design inspiration and about a million pictures and tidbits, I can’t wait to share…

Kicking-off with some photos I snapped during the press tour of the DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) Dining by Design showcase at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.  Every year DIFFA invites the top talent of the design world to create tables that exemplify their style and story.  Some of the creative “table” details had me chomping at the bit to incorporate into my next dinner party.

Libby Langdon, Dining by Design, Architectural Digest, DIFFA, paint

Libby Langdon, Dining by Design, Architectural Digest, DIFFA, paint

David Stark teamed with Benjamin Moore and they have my my vote for most creative and inviting table.  No surprise, the use of color was brilliant.  The table felt like being inside a children’s picture book and I love how they lined the chivari chairs with colorful throws.  How sensational would this “look” and color palette be for a spring wedding in Napa Valley?  And, I’m not sure how clear it is from the photo (above) but those are giant colored faux books surrounding the dining area.

 

Design Within Reach, Libby Langdon, Dining by Design, Architectural Digest, DIFFA

Design Within Reach, Libby Langdon, Dining by Design, Architectural Digest, DIFFA

Libby Langdon, Dining by Design, Architectural Digest, DIFFA, Design Within Reach

The New York Times table was designed by Design Within Reach (above).  The table had some wonderful and unique accessories.  The miniature version of the sleek and modern Design Within Reach chairs would be such a terrific conversation piece for a “real” dinner party.  You can purchase the miniature chairs at Vitra.

 

Libby Langdon, Dining by Design, Architectural Digest, DIFFA

design Within Reach, Libby Langdon, Dining by Design, Architectural Digest, DIFFA

Merchandise Mart Properties Table (above) designed by DesignLush did glamourous with a rather humorous detail… a gold slinky as a place card holder.

 

Ethan Allen, Dining by Design, Architectural Digest, DIFFA

The Ethan Allen Table (above) had me dreaming of a Caribbean vacation…

 

Libby Langdon, Dining by Design, Architectural Digest, DIFFA

Libby Langdon, Dining by Design, Architectural Digest, DIFFA

The Liebherr table was designed by Libby Langdon, who took the time to personally speak with us.  By the way, she is extremely approachable and has such a wonderful energy.  The table had a garden + cozy feel.  The wine bottles hanging from the ceiling is a inspirational idea for a funky dining room and I loved that casual textile she chose for the chairs.  It may be difficult to tell from the photos but Libby also had water feature that really topped off the design.  I would’ve loved to have been a fly on the wall for what must have been a difficult installation…

 

Ralph Lauren, Dining by Design, Architectural Digest, DIFFA

ralph Lauren, Dining by Design, Architectural Digest, DIFFA

ralph lauren, diffa

We all know how deep my love is for Ralph Lauren and his table did not disappoint. Quintessential Ralph Lauren comforts and colors.  I think the pictures say it all…

To learn more about the about DIFFA click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share my love of easy elegance and finds from around the globe that are simply fabulous?  Ready to make your place a space that you adore?  I’d love to help make your house a home.  cecy j is currently accepting new interior projects.  Let’s chat info@cecyj.com


Rug designer Sabine de Gunzburg’s apartment | decor

Written on March 21, 2012 at 3:34 am, by

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So fun finding these photos from Elle Decor in my inbox last Friday.  In the April issue (on newsstands now), Elle showcases Parisian rug designer Sabine de Gunzburg’s apartment.  Working with legendary decorator Jacques Grange, who’s known for creating homes for Yves Saint Laurent and Princess Caroline of Monaco, the pair designed a youthful, yet traditional French apartment.  The art collection is amazing and I love how everything is placed so unintentionally making the apartment seem sort of “undecorated” and comfortable yet still elegant.

Many thanks to Elle for sharing these inspiring photos from the April issue with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. Just arrived in New York.  What a amazing start to a perfect week in the NYC.  More to come soon.  XOXO

 

Share my love of easy elegance and finds from around the globe that are simply fabulous?  Ready to make your place a space that you adore?  I’d love to help make your house a home.  cecy j is currently accepting new interior projects.  Let’s chat info@cecyj.com


Twitter Tuesday | life + style

Written on March 20, 2012 at 4:51 am, by

ali landry, celebrities, babies, twitter

Celebrity Twitter Tuesday gives us a little peek into how our favorite stylish stars make it a splendid life.  Ali Landry tweeted this photo with her 4 month old baby.

Thank you, Ali, for indulging us in your life + style.

 

RICE FORCE WINNERS | GIVEAWAY

Written on March 20, 2012 at 3:41 am, by

cecyj giveaway spring break skin

Thank you everyone who entered our RICE FORCE giveaway.

Congratulations to Emily Ellen Osbourne, Cecilia Olmos, and Jennifer Wong, you are our winners!  

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Heath {bathroom inspiration} | decor

Written on March 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm, by

cecyj samuel heath

 

I’m loving this crisp, clean bathroom hardware set against the inviting blue subway tile, with just a splash of cheery yellow in the West Elm bath mat.

BlogTour NYC sponsor, Samuel Heath is a quintessentially English company who designs and manufactures high quality faucets, showers, bathroom accessories and architectural hardware.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{samuel heath basin faucet | samuel heath classic shower | samuel heath shaving brush set | west elm  yellow bath mat | tile}

 

Share my love of easy elegance and finds from around the globe that are simply fabulous?  Ready to make your place a space that you adore?  I’d love to help make your house a home.  cecy j is currently accepting new interior projects.  Let’s chat info@cecyj.com

Coastal comforts | decor

Written on March 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm, by

coastal comforts cecyj decor

Coastal comforts brought to us this Sunday by more of our inspirational BlogTour NYC sponsors.

Enjoy your family day.

 

 

1- Poggenpohl (drawer system) | 2. Modern Aire (hood) | 3. Spirit of Sports (art)  | 4. Spirit of Sports (art) | 5. Blanco America (sink) | 6. Big Ass Fans (fan) | 7. Jenn Air (kitchen)

 

Share my love of easy elegance and finds from around the globe that are simply fabulous?  Ready to make your place a space that you adore?  I’d love to help make your house a home.  cecy j is currently accepting new interior projects.  Let’s chat info@cecyj.com

Playing Kitchen over at Scholtes | decor

Written on March 16, 2012 at 3:49 am, by

blogtour new york Scholtes tangerine appliances dish washer

 

Did you ever play kitchen when you were little?  Me too.  I used to love it.  Well, last night I curled up in bed with my iPad and “played kitchen” over at Scholtes, a flawless appliance brand and another brilliant sponsor of BlogTour New York.

So here is what I dreamed up for my crazy family.

1.  Two dishwashers.  I could honestly probably use three but I’m trying not to get carried away.  I just love the modern, clean lines on this one which is also panel ready… meaning, it accommodates any type of custom panel you and your designer want to use.

2.  Beverage Center.  We do drink wine but, truth be told, I’m more of a “beer” girl so this beverage center would be pretty perfect for our adult beverage needs.

3.  Two ovens.  I love to entertain and we almost always host the big holiday dinners at my house so the thought of a turkey cooking in one oven… and a ham in the other… is pretty dreamy.

4. Cooling Drawers.  Think about it… how brilliant would these drawers be for a salad making station or school-lunch making station?  I’m not sure it would replace my giant, energy guzzling and space consuming refrigerator, but it certainly makes me rethink about modern, simple living.

 

 

 

 

 

{paint sourced here}

 

Share my love of easy elegance and finds from around the globe that are simply fabulous?  Ready to make your place a space that you adore?  I’d love to help make your house a home.  cecy j is currently accepting new interior projects.  Let’s chat info@cecyj.com