Paper Blooms by Livia Cetti of The Green Vase

I first discovered the exquisite paper blooms of artist and stylist Livia Cetti while shopping in Paris last spring. The Astier de Villatte boutique on Rue de Tournon had four of her stunning arrangements on display, and even amid all the heavenly ceramics, Cetti’s faux florals stole the show. It’s no surprise then that her blooms can now be found in all the chicest homes from Chez Kate Schelter in New York to Rebecca de Ravenel‘s dreamy Los Angeles pad. Coveting some paper blooms of your own? Just last week, Cetti’s new book, The Exquisite Book of Paper Flower Transformations, was published and though I’m DIY-challenged (or just plain lazy), I’m determined to give it a try. In the meantime, let’s explore some of my favorite designs by Cetti below. READ POST

Miscarriage Heartbreak

Hello, my loves. I’m sorry things have been a bit quiet around here. After transferring our last frozen embryo in early March we were delighted to learn I was, at long last, pregnant. After three emotionally and physically exhausting rounds of IVF, Simon and I were over the moon to say the least. We excitedly called our parents and siblings and I texted all my sweet girlfriends that had been rooting for us along the way. Simon began whispering funny things to the little embryo in my belly and I filled my Amazon cart with baby books. Then, on my 31st birthday, I miscarried. Needless to say, our hearts are broken. READ POST

Amy Stone’s Stunning Prewar Apartment

Social media maven Amy Stone recently recruited the stylish folks over at One Kings Lane to help design her Manhattan apartment and the results are splendid to say the least. The small but smart space is trimmed in preppy stripes, nautical accents, and all things blue and white. I’m especially loving the mix of beachy chic rattan beside sophisticated chinoiserie. Lucky for the rest of us, nearly all of Amy’s furnishings and decor can be found for sale on One Kings Lane (this console! that skirted table!), as well as a bunch of similar pieces to help you get the look. Check out more of Amy’s lovely new home below. Enjoy! READ POST