a few weeks ago i met landscape designer and architect brian sawyer for the first time in nyc at gil schafers book party. brian is a partner in the design firm sawyer berson. his greenwich village apartment was just featured on new york social diary/ take a tour here.

after reading the story and looking through the pictures i couldn’t help but think that his place was the perfect place to spend cozy days and evenings in the fall. the dark and moody palette looks so inviting and relaxing.

his collections give the space some edge and a lot of interest. take notice of all the plants, exotic rocks and ostrich feathers…maybe a better description of brian’s apartment is that it’s a perfect urban nest….

….now that if feels like fall is here, we will all want to nest. 



I’ve been traveling all over the last few weeks. i was in nyc, then north carolina and the last few days in dallas. yesterday in dallas it finally felt like fall. there was a chill in the air and i actually saw some sweaters, jackets and scarves.

there’s just something about wearing ivory this time of year. it’s still light, but there’s something very cozy and super chic about it. 

thought it would be fun to mix some chic fall ivory looks with some cozy ivory stephen sills rooms. he’s the master and these rooms he designed are perfect back drop to an ivory season. 







i’ve been at high point market in north carolina this last week for my henredon furniture collection. i’ve been walking around and seeing so much furniture. i’m a little over stimulated and craving simple things and neutrals…i guess my current mood is apparent in my favorite pinterest pins this week….

funny how my moods always are reflected throughout the week via my pinning….