Tonight I head off to Paris to cover the textile and interior design show Deco Off, now in its 6th year, where I will be hosting on-air video segments for Editor at Large, Editor TV. I could not be more excited. The opportunity to see some of the most beautiful fabrics in the world launch in the city of light from the likes of Pierre Frey, Cowtan and Tout, Dedar is amazing. Europe is where trends emanate from and the cultural, social and creative vibe always leaves me feeling recharged and awe-struck. I re-arranged my schedule for this great experience, and it will involve a whirlwind tour, a stay in my favorite, the St. Germain neighborhood in the 6th, and lots of inspiration. Since I have not been to Paris in some time, I welcome your suggestions of must-visit spots, new cafes or unusual finds. Thanks for the insights and I will come home buzzing with ideas and trends. A bientot, Paris.
It's on! January in New York means one thing: the Porthault semi-annual sale is upon us! Visit the D. Porthault boutique at 470 Park Avenue at 58th Street, or their website to partake in the feeding frenzy.
Printed paradise exists on Park Avenue, where bed linens, towels entertaining pieces and accessories are on sale. Holding back is hard-- but here are some of my favorite pieces that are in the sale:
Demoiselles in a palette of fuschia, orange and a hint of the palest blue. I cannot get enough of this combination.
NY Mille Fleurs is a classic predominantly blue floral print worth having
Alizée, an abstracted animal pattern on towels that goes in a pretty direction in pink and white
When two trend-focused companies come together for a collaboration, excitement ensues. Recently, Kate Spade's youthful, mod brand Saturday teamed up with West Elm to create a young, fresh and on-trend collection of pillows, bedding, accessories and chairs with a mid-century modern, colorful vibe. Saturday, aimed at young hip ones is a brand that celebrates the pleasures of weekend living, being at home and having style through edgy pattern and color. West Elm, a company that is owned by Williams-Sonoma, captures an artistic, maker culture in trending materials with a fresh design sensibility. Together, these brands have produced a festive assortment of easy to incorporate designs, focusing on artisanship and modernism in a black and white and color-infused palette. Below, some of my favorite pieces from the partnership. Sending Saturday vibes.
Mixing texture and graphic prints, the pillow assortment is the biggest category.
The rug, colorful abstract print, and mod table lamp mix in with a linear rustic sideboard
Some of these prints have been part of the Sunday collection since it launched, so they provided a natural fit for soft goods. The chairs, available in three styles, have a mid-century twist.
In a room setting, they show how to pick a few moments to go bold, by focusing on the rug, pillows and art
I love a good splatter moment, so these Galaxy Sheets caught my eye
The one thing that I really loved from this collection? This Round lacquer box, shown resting against a framed print also from the assortment. So chic.
Blustery winter temperatures got you down? I understand how you feel. If you can't be under sunny skies beside swaying palms, here is something to get you ready for that island sojourn. Perhaps a long weekend down South is in order? If Jet Blue is in your future and a warm destination is where you are bound, then you will love these new embroidered cotton kurtas I discovered at the AmericasMart in Atlanta. Brand new from Pomegranate, they have a flowy a-line cut, v neckline and long sleeve, perfect for transitioning from chaise to cocktails. Their super soft cotton makes them tempting to sleep in. Every time I think I have enough of these easy pieces, another great design comes along.
The circlular pattern going down the front of the kurta has a 60's vibe while looking fresh
This pink version is what drew me in, with its bright cheery pop of color
A flowery border festooned with blooms in vivid purple and a pink trim would be the other piece that would feel at home in my suitcase