Home Tour: Playful Patterns In Hudson, New York

As a big fan of bold wallpaper, I couldn't get enough of Tilton Fenwick's most recent project in the October issue of House Beautiful. Each and every pattern is so fun and over the top - exuberant is the word that first comes to mind. I'm especially partial to the blue leaf paper in the bedroom and that show stopping white and brass range in the kitchen. The whole house, located in nearby Hudson Valley, New York, just makes me smile. Congrats to Suysel and Anne on another stunning feature!


Plum PIcks

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It's no secret I wear a lot of black. For me, adding color to my wardrobe in the fall and winter months, usually consists of gray and navy pieces. However, with all the great looking plum and burgundy options in stores these days, my closet is starting to look a bit more colorful.

Adding this flattering jewel tone to my wardrobe of black, gray and denim was easy, since this rich color seems to go with almost everything I already own. For example, I love the look of this jacket/cardigan over an all black ensemble, and I'm obsessed with these suede pants, conveniently shown here with black shoes and a black top. 


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Home Tour: Eclectic Flair In Connecticut

This chic Connecticut cottage belongs to the owners of Duane, a popular New York City furniture showroom. The beautiful furnishings are a living testament to how fabulous an eclectic mix of different eras and tastes can look when pulled together just right. Featured in Elle Decor, it's so interesting to study each space -I especially love the kitchen island pendants (above) and the antler mirror in the foyer (below).

I've rounded up a few favorite home decor items at the bottom, inspired by this stylish country home.


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Beauty Buzz

photo of my vanity by Leslie Unruh for One Kings Lane

Have you noticed the amount of attention eyelashes are getting these days? Bigger, longer, darker, fuller -like most women I know, when it comes to our eyelashes we always want more! So I went and had my lashes professionally "done"-not once, but twice! Only to learn this look is really not for me. The lashes looked great in photos (I had the first set done for an event) but, during everyday life, I felt too self conscious with even the most natural application on. In fact, I was sure the lashes were somehow highlighting my "mature" skin around my eyes, by drawing so much attention to them.

Granted this was probably more in my head than reality...but if we don't feel our best, we don't look our best, right? I ended up having the second set of lashes professionally removed. Since then, I decided to boost my own set of lashes by applying NeuLash every night (I really see a difference) and switching to this fabulous new to me mascara. Along with a little black eyeliner and a dab of highlighter just under the brow bone, this less is more (but more than nothing) approach to big, bold eyelashes is much more my style. Plus, I can take it all off at night...

Other new beauty finds include this amazing all natural eye serum, a lovely and light lip balm and my new sleek hair iron, which won my heart with these three words: "automatic shut off." What's new in your beauty routine these days?

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Weekend Wrap Up

The warm temps and sunshine we were lucky enough to experience here in Connecticut this week inspired me to finally get some fall decor happening on our front stoop. Good thing, because Halloween will be here before we know it! 

This week's favorites:

-My favorite cashmere cardigans are on sale! (just ordered one in camel/ true to size)

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