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{roman shade fabric // figurative painting of bottles}

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Take Note 10•17•14

Take-Note-Jenni-Kayne-Lake-Tahoe-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJApparently I’ve had a thing with row boats these past two Fridays?! Not sure why – seeing as I’ve never actually been in one – but they do seem to be quite romantic, a la The Notebook! Here’s a few additional things I found inspirational this week:

  • Strolling around museums is one of my favorite ways to decompress and find inspiration. When traveling I try to see as much as possible – b/c how often are you going to be in Paris, Rome, Florence, etc? But when I’m home I typically try to stick to one exhibit to actually absorb the art. But truth be told, I usually feel in a bit of a rush to see it all. This recent NYT article, The Art of Slowing Down in a Museum, suggests slowing way down and savoring the moment – love this approach!
  • Just dug into this book last night and am already impressed – a definite must-read for women in business!
  • Obsessed with one of my favorite affordable artists, Wayne Pate, collection of pillows for Serena & Lily! This mermaid and whale would be seriously adorable in a little one’s room, while I’d love to see this guy in a beach house!
  • Excited to check out Pascal & Sabine’s new Fall menu this weekend!

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Take Note 10•10•14

Take-Note-Pok-Pok-Michelin-Star-Fall-Throws-MOMA-Brown-Sisters-Serena-&-Lily-Friends-and-Family-Sale-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-Hamptons-NY-NYJust popping in to say Happy Friday and share a few things I was inspired by this week!

  • Exceptional food, low prices and a no-reservation policy already made getting a table at one of my favorite Brooklyn restaurants, Pok Pok, challenging. This month they earned their first {and very well deserved} Michelin star. My trick to getting a table – go for lunch on Saturday or Sunday, they recently started opening at noon on the weekends.
  • Loving these Fall throws.
  • Excited to check out this exhibit at MOMA next month – would be a great concept to draw inspiration from for your annual Christmas cards!
  • One of my favorite home retailers, Serena & Lily’s Friends & Family sale is currently underway. Shop my favorites below.
  • Other sales of note – 50% off at J.Crew Factory {no code needed – and my favorite sweatshirt’s finally back in stock!}, 30% off select styles at Madewell {OHFALL}, 20% at Piperlime {FALL20}, and save up to 40% at Gap {NEWOUTFIT}!

Serena & Lily Friends and Family favorites:

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Neutrals Done Right

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Do you prefer more neutrals in your home or color? It’s such a personal decision!

Design Crush • Darius Rucker’s Charleston Home

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Such is the case found in this gorgeous Charleston home belonging to Hootie and the Blowfish frontman, Darius Rucker, designed by famed Southern interior designer Angie Hranowskysay. I absolutely adore the expertly orchestrated mix of periods and styles of furniture, paired with the colorful palette of textured neutrals and warm purples (that seems to be becoming Hranowskysay’s signature). The white walls lend themselves as the perfect backdrop for the enviable collection of art the Rucker family has amassed, from the likes of Sally King Benedict, Kate Long Stevens and Molly B. Right – just to name a few!

Are you a fan of mixing different styles and periods of furniture in your home, or do you prefer to stick with one genre?

Affordable Art • Large Scale Home & Travel Photos

Blown-Up-Home-Photos-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBlown-Up-Home-Photos-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBlown-Up-Home-Photos-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBlown-Up-Home-Photos-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI talk a lot about the importance of incorporating art into your home to really add a personal touch. And while there are so many wonderful artists that offer their works at affordable prices, when it comes to large scale pieces, you’re typically looking at a couple hundred bucks (on the low end of the spectrum). I for one rarely ever think to incorporate my own photography into our home, aside from a few small picture frames here and there; but as exemplified above, it really is an ingenious solution and so incredibly affordable! Costing less than $10 to print at your local Kinkos, and you don’t even need any fancy equipment – the third photo of the two boys was taken with an iPhone! You can even forgo a frame by mounting it yourself!

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Affordable Art • Anna See’s Bird Prints

Gallery-Wall-Serena-and-Lily-Hampton-Store-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJYou may recall my visit to the Serena & Lily’s Hamptons store earlier this month, and how smitten I was with their gallery wall. I’m always on the hunt for new works for my clients and to add to my own collection, so I jotted down the artist’s name and went home to do a little research.

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It turns out the gorgeous Indian Peacock print is the work of Anna See, and is only one of an entire breathtaking series of birds available in her Etsy store!

Anna-See-Indian-Peacock-Affordable-Art-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignThe best part – the print retails at Serena & Lily for $250. While I’m sure the wood frame is custom (read: expensive) and lovely, if you’re looking for something more affordable, you can buy the same size print via Anna’s Etsy store for $36 and float it in this Ikea frame – bringing your grand total to $46!

I can’t wait to receive mine!

The Little Things…

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Style Profile • Allyson Reynolds’ Moths

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While I would love to add one of Ms. Reynolds’ paintings to my collection one day, the cards are not in the near future (with prices starting in the $7,000 range). However , I was pleased to learn that more attainable limited edition prints are available for purchase – check them out here.

Design Crush • Lindsey Coral Haper

LINDSEY-CORAL-HARPER-MALACHITE-MONIQUE-LHULLIER-DRESS-VIA-DICORCIA-INTERIOR-DESIGN-NY-NJLINDSEY-CORAL-HARPER-APARTMENT-VIA-DICORCIA-INTERIOR-DESIGN-NY-NJLINDSEY-CORAL-HARPER-MALACHITE-COLLECTION-VIA-DICORCIA-INTERIOR-DESIGN-NY-NJLINDSEY-CORAL-HARPER-APARTMENT-VIA-DICORCIA-INTERIOR-DESIGN-NY-NJLINDSEY-CORAL-HARPER-MALACHITE-COLLECTION-VIA-DICORCIA-INTERIOR-DESIGN-NY-NJLINDSEY-CORAL-HARPER-APARTMENT-VIA-DICORCIA-INTERIOR-DESIGN-NY-NJLINDSEY-CORAL-HARPER-APARTMENT-VIA-DICORCIA-INTERIOR-DESIGN-NY-NJLINDSEY-CORAL-HARPER-APARTMENT-VIA-DICORCIA-INTERIOR-DESIGN-NY-NJI know Lindsey Coral Haper’s Upper East Side apartment has already made a few rounds in the blogosphere and Pinterest, but it’s just so good I couldn’t resist sharing! A gorgeous palette of blue and white, zebra and malachite was carried throughout the home, and while the audacious combo could have been entirely overwhelming, the interior designer’s trained eye executed it with perfection! A true testament to if you collect things you love, the outcome will always be beautiful!

Do you have any collections? Blue and white, books, art, shells, packaged soaps, brass objects… I seem to have more than I can count!

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