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It's been a little while since I featured the fabulous West Chelsea apartment by Andre Mellone of Studio Mellone. He's been busy. Don't you just love this living room in the West Chelsea penthouse he designed? That wall of books. Those windows. The height. Love!


How We Live

Over the past couple of years the lovely and talented photographer Marcia Prentice has been traveling the globe and ended up visiting 24 countries! I'm so jealous. But it wasn't all for fun - she photographed the homes of designers and artists and has put together a compilation in a book titled How We Live, published by teNeues and will be available next month. The book is really unique and much more than a home book. There are 16 different countries and 18 homes represented in the book. The designers (their homes) in the book are a mix of interior, furniture, fashion designers + architects + artists. Each “chapter” shows photos of the city and the home so readers can see how the city affects the interior of the home and how they live. There is a relationship between the environment and the interior. The homes I feature are not just the usual design cities like London or Milan, but also less expected cities such as Mumbai, Beirut and Guadalajara. I love the juxtaposition between design found in Copenhagen and Mexico City, for example. Judging by these photos, this book is going to be a must-have and I am so excited for Marcia. This was a long journey and it is amazing to see the final product come to life. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!


Book storage round-up

There are MANY projects I need to tackle in my house. One of them is turning the room on the third floor into a library. Currently all of my books and magazines are in piles on the floor in that room (along with all of our excess furniture) and it is driving me crazy that I don't have them organized and cannot access them easily. Unfortunately this project is not at the top of the to-do list, so in the meantime I thought I would do a round-up of rooms with bookcases, shelving...some really amazing ways books have been stored and put on display, so I can dream of the day when I have my library all set.

Architectural Digest Spain

Elle Interior Sweden

Heart Home Magazine


The Design Files

Architectural Digest Spain

Heart Home Magazine

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Books and bed

Salt and pepper. Nuts and bolts. Milk and cookies. Needle and thread. What goes better together than books and bed? Falconer Street by Nest Architects.



A bookshelf, a wardrobe, a table, a wine rack, and a sculpture. One piece of furniture frames and connects the space, reinforcing the meaning, the personality, the purpose. Monoform Living at the Strata by Singapore design firm Produce.