SPARKLE APLENTY: ASHA TRUNK SHOW AT TREILLAGE

by Marisa Marcantonio

Photo courtesy of Treillage
If you are on the Upper East Side this coming Thursday September 27th, pop into Bunny Williams' Treillage to shop from 2-6pm for shiny baubles by Asha New York. Supremely talented Ashley Dodgen-McCormick's beautiful jewelry incorporates well-cut gemstones as well as mother of pearl with lustrous metals.  Taking her design inspiration from travels to Florence to Paris, architecture, art and historical references, her line is striking and unusual.  Her signature quatrefoil pattern came from a detail in Sainte Chappelle Cathedral. Settings are highly detailed, cuts include cabochon, and 14 karat vermeil finishes mix well with your existing pieces. Lets just say I covet every item, and am itching for a great pair of every-day earrings cause they look like a million dollars.

Photos courtesy of Asha
Bamboo Hoops 

Cage tear earrings in cushion cut turquoise

Quatrefoil Chandelier are a good dangly option

Carlotta earrings look great with everything from tunics to shift dresses

 
Carlotta pendant and chain

 
Lily earrings with mother of pearl cut- outs have become a signature

 
Cage onyx earrings

 
Cage crystal earrings

Coco C carnelian earrings

Tamsin earrings in emerald cut topaz and rock crystal

I love a puffy gold bracelet with weight.  This Crawford bracelet takes time to make, so give it 6-8 weeks.

Serena moonstone hoops can go dressy and everyday

 
Katrina ring with tiger's eye set in black enamel

Weighty and substantial, the Mykonos cut-out pendant on slide

 
Mariska chain necklace has a nice heft and texture, a perfect every day piece

Elizabeth mother of pearl earrings are total stunners. They literally glow.

Need a little party glam? These Elizabeth cz babies debut in time for holiday soirees


POP ON OVER TO BUNNY'S

by Marisa Marcantonio

One of the most gratifying aspects of creating product collections for a designer is seeing everything cross merchandised together, beautifully.  This is not always the case, as products are often dispersed hither and yon into the marketplace, without properly telling the design story that holds it together. In the case of Bunny Williams, whose  Beeline furniture, accessories and mirror lines are displayed en suite at her recently-launched   pop-up shop, her design collection DNA is pure.  The beloved New York City -based interior designer with Parish Hadley roots went about creating her own heirloom-quality personality pieces in a renegade way.  By collecting antiques, getting inspired by global buying  jaunts  and the need for specific pieces she could not find for clients, she did it on her own, which allowed for total creative freedom.  Her designs have her  specific point  of view, and also problem solve.  Some of the best sellers include drinks tables and handmade glazed porcelain lamps. Arranged like a lived-in home, located at 306 East 61st Street, from May 1 though the 11th, the shop looks move-in ready. Warm touches like throws and fresh arranged flowers make it a delight. Rounded out with accessories and tabletop from her retail and now online  shop, Treillage, it is worth popping over to see Bunny's bevy.

SPRING FEVER IS IN THE AIR AT LENOX HILL!

by Marisa Marcantonio

Warm days are here and with that comes Spring Fever, the theme of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House's annual benefit where tippity top interior designers create glorious tables to celebrate the harbinger of spring. This year, honorary chairs Bunny Williams and John Rosselli gathered 45 designers to set tables decked out in spring finery at Cipriani 42nd Street. What a stellar year- creative genius was out in force.
Enjoy the floral festiveness!

All photos courtesy of Roberto Ricci and Marco Ricca for Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Elizabeth Pyne's Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah had a canopy of flowers overhead, created by Botanica Inc

A tablecloth made from Quadrille's new Tulips pink and green print added to the garden esprit

Lindsey Coral Harper celebrated Bright Lights Big City with her Lamshop designs and fabric by Lulu DK

A joyful balloon-like multicolored ball of flowers by Sebastian Li Designs blew the lid off

A closer look at the technicolor dream

Allison Hennessy captured Little Thatch Nights

The table was inspired by an umbrella I had shown on Stylebeat that she purchased from The Indian Garden Company. She shared, "I wanted to pair the neutral large patterned umbrella with a smaller colored print and that's where the Duralee printed table cloth came from. The simple green grasses and accents were inspired by an arrangement by Colin Cowie in his book Wedding Chic."

Ashley Whittaker's In Bloem with divine flowers arranged by Emerson Merrick

Lush lush lush, love

Pagoda Red, from Chicago with The Orient Expressed, inspired by China’s garden city, Suzhou

A vintage ceramic garden pagoda enlivened the center of the table

Donald Schermerhorn paired aqua and pink

Charming

David Duncan Set Sail for Spring with his table that included a centerpiece inspired by Serge Roche

Icy blue and gray

Dennis Rolland created magic with Imperial Garden Fête

A pagoda from Two Worlds Arts soared towards the ceiling

Alessandra Branca's heavenly table, Harbour Island. Are there words to describe the beauty? No.

A Les Indiennes fabric tied the red and white scheme together

Leta Austin Foster's Springtime in the Serengeti with a Christopher Cope topiary giraffe as the centerpiece

A kicky watercolor stripe zebra fabric added a dash of green and white

Thomas Burak Interiors and Michael Devine channeled A Spring Day in the Garden

Oh the flowering branches!

Potted white geraniums looked charmingly fresh next to Michael's pretty pretty fabric

Jon Call's Midnight Garden

Love the natural wood with eggplant and blue

Christopher Spitzmiller with Ten Swans a Singing

The antique ceramic swan looks very lifelike. Last year P. Allen Smith used a taxidermy swan, I see a trend here...

Blogger and my favorite bon vivant Nick Olsen created The Cult of Persephone

A riot of color, a signature Nick touch

Serene and cool, Marchesa's Lenox table dressed in white