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Where The Wild Things Are Part II

The Inside Source blog inspired me and I have pulled some of my favorite jungle themed rooms.

The colors, the plants, the textures, the drama! Tony Duquette does not leave a single surface untouched. This room feels magical to me. It would never get old or fail to excite. It is cozy yet full of energy. Perfection.

Another famous room…Miles Redd’s apartment. Bold and fabulous- the zebra upholstered doors with nail head trim are stunning. This is a great way to make a less than attractive door amazing.

A large fiddle leaf fig tree and wild green zebra print sofas leave no doubt in your mind this room is for fun.

Dark black grasscloth on the walls and a black glossy ceiling let the runner and scarlet roman shade pop.

Gil Schafer’s New York apartment. Perfection.

These coastal green walls remind me of marshes found along the new england coastline. Mixed with rattan furniture and wildlife prints this room is interesting and relaxing.

Hinson wallpaper

These two tall fiddle leaf fig trees make an otherwise simple hallway dramatic.

Dark greeny-black bead board walls make this room a cool escape from hot summer days.

Dark mossy green walls create a beautiful backdrop for lighter fabrics to pop.

Aerin Lauder’s zippy orange walls and leopard print sofa are bold and very chic.

A deep red library with cushy brown velvet sofas, brass lamps, and a zebra skin rug.

The orchid wallpaper by Cole and Son makes an otherwise boring powder room a treat to visit.

The Hinson bana leaf wallpaper used in this kitchen lends drama and height to the room.



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Michael Kors- Fall 2010

Simple (tans, golds, blacks, greys), yet sexy (furs, suede boots) was the look at Michael Kors. Each piece is easy to wear and he keeps his sporty American dream alive.

Kors’ mood board:

This coat is outstanding.

These boots and the Isabel Marant boots are killing me. Must….have.

The shimmering gold dress with the brown leather wrap around belt is so easy to wear and looks fabulous.

Love the camel blazer, trousers and white button down.



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You can’t judge a book….but you can judge a house!

We have been taught not to judge a book by its cover… (“I Married Adventure” by Ola Johnson is an example to that rule) but buyers know within 8 seconds if they are interested in a house by it’s exterior. I am surrounded by beautiful town houses in the west village and I fantasize about the interiors of all of them. When I spy a particularly dashing door, large potted boxwoods, or bursting flower boxes I am sent into overdrive. If they are focusing on the details of the exterior just imagine what the interior must look like!! Let your imaginations run wild with all the beautiful images below. These are my favorite doors of the West Village.

Wooden Doors: There is something so warm and homey about these distressed wooden doors. Without a fresh coat of paint to hide their history their beautiful flaws are on display. The stain is worn where hands have pushed and pulled over the years.

Simple federal style details

Federal style details

Greek Revival style ionic columns flank the door

This is an example of the carved floral detail that is found on several doors in the west village.

The above two images are of new wooden doors with the carved floral details. Give them a hundred years and they will look just like the door above.

Painted Doors: A fresh coat of red or blue high gloss paint on the front door gives your visitor an unexpected treat.

The above lacquered red doors sing out on a cloudy day. It is a burst of happiness with shiny brass kick plates. Like a solider’s coat with brass buttons and black shoes.

Greek Revival style Ionic columns flank the door. The soft french blue door and red brick keep the overall feeling Federal.

This home exemplifies the transition between the Federal style ( windows) and the Greek Revival style (Ionic columns flank the door). The black painted door looks sharpe against the red brick.

Stylish greek revival details. I love the carved scallop detail above the door- very unique.

Styled to The Nines:

Late Grrek Revival style with disengaged Doric columns

Glossy black doors, glossy black planters, and spiral topiaries give this house a very sophisticated air.

Window Boxes:

I love the soft limestone color of this house with the black iron grills, windows, and flower boxes. The green boxwoods and ivy, and the red poinsettias really stand out. Just as sharp as the below look from Christian Dior Spring- Summer 2010

The soft wooden color of the flower boxes works well with the faded red brick. these cabbages are huge!



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