Take Note 11•7•14



  • A warm-weather winter getaway needs to be booked stat, solely based on Loeffler Randall’s Resort collection that was just released. I’m drooling over these ankle tie sandals, these snakeskin scalloped flats, these peep-toe booties and these snakeskin & leopard heels!
  • For anyone who loves documentaries (I’m a bit of a nerd), I highly recommend checking out the two below (accompanied by a nice glass of wine!):
    • SOMM takes you on the adventure of four men vying to pass the highest level of sommelier, The Master Sommelier Exam, an immensely intimidating test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. Aside from the a few drawn out scenes and the lack of female candidates (?!), overall I found it really informational & interesting!
    • city.ballet, produced and narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker, is an online series documenting the trials and tribulations behind the scenes of what it takes to ascend from a backup dancer in the Corps de Ballet, to a principal dancer in the New York City Ballet  – the “ultimate stage”. The first season was amazing, and the second season released this week is just as good!
  • Cold temps completely transforms my normal-to-oily skin into a dry-itchy mess. Lightweight moisturizers need to swapped out for more intense versions, and coconut oil has been my favorite for quite some time now. However, there are days when I just don’t have time to let it soak in, and really don’t want to ruin my clothes and/or sheets, so I’m going to give this diy lotion bar a shot this weekend! Have any of you ever tried anything similar? You can check out more of my cold weather skin care essentials here.
  • Speaking of cold weather, I found the perfect wool fedora!
  • Have you checked out Kate Spade’s collaboration with Gap Kids yet?! It takes adorable to a new level!!!

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Mapped Out

Tom-Scheerer-Foyer-Map-Wallpaper-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignTom Scheerer’s frist book is released September 10th and I’m giddy with anticipation! Relaxed, authentic, collected and well-lived-in are all adjectives I strive to achieve in my own designs, and this gentleman has perfected these notions. I came across this Rhode Island foyer Scheerer designed on Gabrielle’s blog, and the map wallpaper really piqued my interest! I spent the better half of last night “researching” Pinterest in a quest for additional inspiration, daydreaming how I would employ the nautical wall covering.

Map-Wallpaper-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignAfter many hours of searching, I wasn’t able to find the exact wallpaper Scheerer used in the Rhode Island foyer (any ideas? I’m starting to think it may be custom…) but think Ralph Lauren’s Great Harbor is a pretty good alternative!

Map-Wallpaper-2-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignOr what about EGI’s World Map for a bolder color pallet?

Chicest Playroom Ever?!

Adore-Magazine-Tina-Kent-Blue-and-White-Playroom-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignI was flipping through the new Aug./Sept. issue of Adore Magazine yesterday and came across the Brisbane home of Tina Kent. Colorful and bright, filled with pattern and texture, the abode perfectly suits the young family that resides within its walls. I was particularly fond of what I thought was the living room, so imagine my surprise when I learned it was actually a playroom for Mrs. Kent’s two children! My childhood basement/playroom did not resemble anything of the sort, and definitely was not adorned with Amrapal Jacaranda wallpaper – I would have been in heaven hosting my tea parties in here!

Design Crush • Minnie Mortimer

Minnie-Mortimer-Living-Room-APT-with-LSD-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignThis Malibu home of Minnie Mortimer and her husband, screenwriter Stephen Gaghan, has been bouncing around my head the past few days. The laid back casually cool vibe is so relaxed and eclectic mix of art feels like the family’s lived there forever.


Minnie-Mortimer-Living-Room-APT-with-LSD-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignLove the sunny garden room, it’s like living in a tree house!

Minnie-Mortimer-Dining-Room-APT-with-LSD-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignThe dining room plays double duty as a library housing the family’s large collection of books – one of my favorite accessory elements! And I adore the modern Saarien tulip chairs juxtaposed by the antique table – look at those feet!

Minnie-Mortimer-Teepee-Kids-Room-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignAnd her daughter has her very own teepee – jealous!

Any fun plans for the weekend?

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Style Profile • Built-In Bunk Beds

BUILT-IN-BUNK-BEDS-VIA-DICORCIA-INTERIOR-DESIGNI’m in the process of helping one of best friends design a nursery for her newborn son. While he’s entirely too young right now, I think built-in bunk beds would be so much fun down the road!

My brother, sister and I would have had a blast playing in these when we were little! Heck, I’d have a blast playing in them now!

If you have angled ceilings and can’t go up, stack them horizontally – a great idea for dead attic space!

While this look could certainly be achieved by purchasing retail bunk beds, I really love the finished look of built-in’s. What are your thoughts? Love them, or way too permanent?

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Project: Fur-baby Teepee

Lately I’ve had an odd fascination with teepees (odd, I know!). Last night I tried to convince Billy we should build one in our backyard next to the pool – a bohemian esque pool house – in lieu of the very manly bar/shed that is currently under construction. He looked at me like I had three heads, mumbled something about resale and walked away. 🙁

So I relocated my vision inside, and am contemplating placement and use.

Imagine how much fun kids (and aunts) would have playing make-believe in one of these?! Essentially the city kid’s version of a tree fort! However, since we don’t have human children I think a fur-baby teepee is in order!

The Land of Nod A Teepee to Call Your Own // Etsy Kids Ruffle Teepee Tent
Pottery Barn Kids Teepee

Some off-the-shelf options (the “Girls Only” sign cracks me up!). But I think my fur-baby teepee will be a custom job.

Tutorial // Fabric // Lulu & Georgia Poppy and Smoke Rug // Ikea Rens Sheepskin Rugs
Dream Catcher // Twinkle Lights // Dog Bowl

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