And We’re Off…

To the beautiful Caribbean island(s) of Anguilla and St. Martin to recharge and relax for a week (and we’re looking forward to being away when the next ‘snow storm’ hits NYC!). April is already shaping up to be a fantastic month and we are looking forward to sharing some exciting news when we return. Until then…our best to you!

Always Looking for…

Great coffee tables! This is one of those things that we are constantly on the hunt for and, while there isn’t a shortage of interesting options out there, finding the right one that is proportionally correct and compliments the overall design we are working to create–well, that’s another story. Here are some beauties that would look great in a variety of spaces.

The Hills are Alive

While in Los Angeles, each morning we start the day with a invigorating hike. Each canyon has its own spirit and unique foliage and wildlife. We love Mandeville Canyon for its steep hills, desert like shrubs and jaw-draw dropping views of downtown LA and the Pacific. Fryman is like a tropical paradise with lush plants and beautiful song birds. We even made friends with a precocious partridge! Runyon Canyon is smack dab in the middle of Hollywood; it’s an urban hike for sure. Being outside is pure heaven for us. It’s a dose of green to last us until spring hits the east coast.

Fryman Canyon

Mandeville Canyon

And, an orange tree (not a movie set, we promise!) that we marveled at on the walk back to the car at Fryman.

One of the Joys of Being Your Own Boss…

It’s certainly not the mundane things like doing paperwork, meeting with the accountant, or filing taxes…it’s the hour you unexpectedly find you have free! So on Friday when we found ourselves blissfully without obligation and near the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we very happily ducked in for a couple of hours to see old favorites and The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City exhibition. Here are just a few of the things that we love and inspire us at the Met (with apologies for the not fantastic Iphone photos):

Love the color and pattern combination.

We always wonder what the person who got to sit and play at this piano must have been thinking when their fingers hit the keys.

We love the rooms filled with these Grecian urns–simply fantastic.

A favorite Georgia O’Keefe painting.

From the Pre-Columbian wing; feather panels with an amazingly modern design.

This little silver elephant makes us smile every time we see him.

Pair of earrings we’d love to make copies of!

Scouting in LA

We are back in a still chilly NYC, but with sunny Los Angeles on our minds. The weather was brilliant, the food-delicious, and the scouting-hands down amazing. Our favorite discovery on this trip was Wertz Brother’s Antique Mart. Here are some of our favorite pieces from the store:

This reverse painted glass server has a faux-marble finish. Gorgeous!

This massive mirror had a frame that was about 12 inches deep. So fantastic!

Nicki found one of her most favorite things ever…an unbelievable brass bird sconce. We have never seen anything so spectacular!

Now this is a fantastic (and different) way to mount antlers! Why didn’t we think of this?

Callie’s sizing up a mirrored side table. Like that little jewel of a box in her hand? Look out for it in future news!

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