Entertaining with Rebecca de Ravenel

Designer Rebecca de Ravenel (remember her gorgeous home?) loves to entertain and has been sharing a bevy of hostessing tips online. Recent features on One Kings Lane, Vogue, and Tory Daily, show off Rebecca’s serious dinner party skills. I love her unconventional mix of table linens, dinnerware, and serveware. Many of her pieces were collected on her travels, something I love to shop for while abroad as well (“how did you fit all those cabbage plates in your carry on?!” -my husband). Below, find some gorgeous photos of Rebecca’s table settings and my suggestions on how you can get a similar look at your own soirées. READ POST

Lauren Buxbaum Gordon’s Chicago Home

Another day, another inspiring home tour. Today’s beauty belongs to Lauren Buxbaum Gordon, design director of Nate Berkus Associates. Her stunning Midwest home, recently published by Architectural Digest, is as chic as they come. The circa 1883 Georgian townhouse is located in Chicago’s historic Gold Coast district (my old hood!) and was renovated extensively. Though I can certainly appreciate Lauren’s classic neutral palette, my favorite room has to be the nursery with it’s leafy green Zoffany wallpaper. Below, explore more of Lauren’s timeless abode and find my suggestions on how you can get a similar look. READ POST

My Top Picks: St. Frank

If you share my obsession with textiles, then you’ll love St. Frank. The founder, Christina Bryant, scours the globe for one-of-a-kind vintage and antique textiles which she then beautifully frames in chic acrylic. From African mud cloths to Uzbek suzanis, each and every piece is a showstopper. The best part? In recent years, the company has expanded into home accessories and now offers pieces of tribal art, entertaining essentials, and more. Below, find my very favorite items. Shop St. Frank’s entire collection here. READ POST

CeCe Barfield’s Gramercy Park Home

Manhattan-based interior designer CeCe Barfield has moved house and Architectural Digest offers a glimpse inside. I’ve spent time in CeCe’s old apartment (published by House Beautiful) on the Upper East Side and love seeing how she rearranged her art and furnishings for the new downtown address. Located on New York’s highly coveted Gramercy Park, the historic building is said to be the oldest co-op in the city. I’m loving CeCe’s use of monograms (she’s Texan, after all) and chic little living room bar set up. Below, explore more of CeCe’s chic space and find my suggestions on how you can get her timeless style in your own home. READ POST