the perfectly imperfect home

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For those of you who received Barnes & Noble gift cards for Christmas yesterday, might I suggest purchasing former Domino magazine editor– Deborah Needleman’s– latest book, The Perfectly Imperfect Home. Even if you are not in need of inspiring interior design advice, the book’s exquisite illustrations by Virginia Johnson will leave you charmed. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to inject my home with more style and whimsy, and this was just the inspiration I needed!

XX Kathryn

hamish bowles apartments, paris&new york

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I believe that a woman uses style to illustrate how she wishes her identity to be seen the world. But the interior of her apartment is far more revealing as to the hidden, inner workings of her character. Take Hamish Bowles‘ (European Editor at large for Vogue) apartment, for example. Books stacked to the ceilings, memento’s slipped haphazardly into the frames of a mirror, bright and colorful furniture mingled throughout the house among more austere pieces. Clearly, this interior indicates a psyche of some interest. When–if— I live to be his age I wish to have a home as chaotic, excessive, and impeccably styled as that of Hamish Bowles…

XX Kathryn

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Absolutely breath-taking interior– the color palette is to die for, stunning illustrations on the walls, sparkling chandelier…. love!

xx Kathryn

made by girl

I am completely smitten by Jen Ramos’s blog, MadebyGirl. Jen is a graphic designer who owns and runs a shop called Coco & Hearts— which started by selling stunning pieces of art and has recently expanded into jewelry and clutches. For her blog, Jen features interviews with interior designers and pictures of their beautiful home interiors. I suggest checking her out– her taste (in both art and decor) is truly impeccable.

xx Kathryn