Design Crush: Anna Spiro

I first met Australian interior designer Anna Spiro years ago at the Matchbook magazine launch party. She was so thoughtful and lovely and I’ve so enjoyed watching her career grow. You may remember her much-beloved blog, Absolutely Beautiful Things (the namesake of her book), or have followed her decoration of the dreamy Australian getaway, Halcyon House. Did I mention she now has her own textile collection? Anna recently gave her website a makeover and added an online shop and several never-before-published projects. Below, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite snippets from Anna’s impressive portfolio. So much decorating inspiration! Enjoy! READ POST

On My Radar

Iris Apfel at the 92Y: I am so sad to miss this event! If you’re in New York on March 21 you must attend so I can live vicariously. Iris Apfel will be interviewed live on stage by Fern Mallis. When I lived in New York I attended the 92Y talks with Oscar de la Renta, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Simon Doonan. Beyond inspiring! Also, did you know Iris has a book coming out?! READ POST

Beach Chic by Tilton Fenwick

I adore the ladies of New York-based interior design firm Tilton Fenwick (and their work!) so naturally, I was thrilled to see this new feature in Coastal Living. The duo decorated a charming cedar-shingled beach house for a couple on New Jersey’s Long Beach Island. The neutral palette punctuated with blues and greens makes me think of home (California) and I’m seriously coveting the Made Goods nightstand above. Also, how darling the nursery for their grandson? Below, explore more photos of the chic beach home and find my suggestions on how you can get a similar look in your own abode. READ POST