Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

Kate Schelter’s Cape Cod Summer Home

You know how much I admire the style of artist and author Kate Schelter (remember her colorful Manhattan home?), so it’s no surprise that this new tour of her Cape Cod residence made my morning. Published by Architectural Digest, the charming property is just three houses away from Kate’s grandmother’s home. The artist shares the 18th-century saltbox with her husband and their daughter, Charlotte. Upon moving in, she gave the place quite a makeover—painting floral murals on the bedroom walls and sanding and painting the floors herself. Below, explore more of the sweet New England summer house and find my suggestions on how you can get the Kate Schelter look in your own home. READ POST

Design Crush: Viola Lanari

The latest design on my bucket list? A plaster lamp by London-based artist Viola Lanari. I first spotted them at the House & Garden pop-up at Pentreath & Hall, then admired them on Matilda Goad‘s instagram account, and now, they’re now being sold in Rita Konig’s fabulous online shop. Viola makes each lamp by hand and they’re truly works of art. Explore more of her gorgeous designs below. READ POST

Crushing on Konstantin Kakanias

While in Paris this past fall, I had the good fortune to visit a small exhibition of paintings by Greek artist Konstantin Kakanias. One of my favorite contemporary artists, I’ve always admired his humorous depictions of the fashion world (Mrs. Tependris is my spirit animal). I was able to pick up a poster at the Paris exhibit, but I dream of someday owning a Kakanias original (the painting above for T Magazine is a favorite—her turban, her coral spoon, her block print tunic!). Below, explore more of his fabulous paintings. READ POST

A Visit to Frederiksborg Castle

I still owe you all a proper Copenhagen city guide, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share some photos I snapped yesterday at one of my favorite Danish destinations, Frederiksborg Castle. Located in Hillerød, about 45 minutes north of central Copenhagen by train, the Dutch Renaissance style castle was built in the early 1600s by King Christian IV. The building tragically burnt to the ground in 1859, but was eventually rebuilt by the owner of the Carlsberg Breweries, J. C. Jacobsen. I’ve visited the property three times now (it’s open 365 days a year!) and love wandering from room to room admiring the spectacular portrait collection. In the summertime, the ground’s Baroque garden (complete with boxwoods trimmed to depict the royal monogram) is lovely to visit. Below, enjoy some photos from my recent wintertime visit. From here on out, I promise to take my DSLR camera on all my adventures! READ POST

Luciana Pampalone at Robin Rice Gallery

If you’re in New York, the Robin Rice Gallery has a show opening tonight that is right up my alley. The first solo exhibition of photographer Luciana Pampalone, the playful imagery is reminiscent of the 1930s and was shot with vintage props in Southhampton. I especially love the image above. The show runs from November through December 31, 2017. If you stop by, let me know so I can live vicariously! READ POST

Cake Atelier Amsterdam

Looking to brighten up your instagram feed? These stunning floral arrangements and handcrafted sugar blooms by Amsterdam-based baker Natasja Sadi are the highlight of mine. A wedding dress designer turned cake decorator, Natasja founded Cake Atelier Amsterdam in 2015 and now creates decadent desserts for fans around the world. Her sugar anemones, peonies, tulips, and more, look so lifelike it’s hard to believe they’re edible?! I also love how she arranges her fresh blooms in classic Dutch delft vases. I wish could hop over to Amsterdam for a flower arranging tutorial! Below, explore more of Natasja’s lovely creations. Follow @CakeAtelierAmsterdam on instagram here. READ POST