You know how there are just some people who are born with amazing talent. Well, Athena Calderone just so happens to be one of those amazing people. It seems that everything she touches turns to gold. It is appropriate that her life style brand is called EYE SWOON , she has a true visual talent. I have been following her since the beginning of her career and have enjoyed seeing her blossom throughout the years. Athena has a cookbook ‘Cook Beautiful’ which I recommend checking-out. Every recipe that I have attempted from it has been met with nothing but high praise. A few years ago, she and her husband purchased a row home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn NYC. For three years it was under construction and the Calderone’s just recently unveiled their masterpiece in Architectural Digest. They enlisted the help of Architect Elizabeth Roberts to bring their dreams into fruition. Check it out!
Athena’s kitchen inspiration
Athena Calderone in her Brooklyn kitchen
The porch just off the kitchen
Sketch of the kitchen
Athena’s James Beard Award winning cookbook
Above and Below are dishes from the cookbook
Dining Room- AFTER
Dining and living room – BEFORE
Above and below are the living room design inspiration
Sketch of the living room
Living room – AFTER
Entry way inspiration
Current entry way
Her son’s bedroom
The master bedroom
The master closet
Informal living room with custom plaster
1st floor- floor plan (unfortunately I could not find the floor plan for the rest of the row home)
The recent reveal of Lily Aldridge (Model) and Caleb Followill’s (Musician- Kings of Leon) Nashville, Tennessee home via Architectural Digest is very homie and in a great way! It is decorated in an eccentric style, though I am not always fond of that particularly look I like how the fun duo Pierce & Ward have decorated it. Louisa Pierce and Emily Ward are the cool female duo behind Pierce & Ward and the extension of their personalities makes their interiors unique, vibrant and stylish. I want to be friends with them just based on their about description.
I feel like the entire nation is a fan of Nate Berkus’s work. His husband Jeremiah Brent is also a very talented decorator put the two together and you can rest assure their place in NYC is a show stopper. Though I think they just recently sold it. Black and gold is my favorite color combination and that kitchen just does it for me…IN LOVE. They have beautiful chevron wood floors, a complimenting neutral palette throughout and the carrera marble in the bathroom!!! Bonus…they make a beautiful family.
I am currently vacationing in sunny Florida and wanted to share a little bit of good old sunshine design with you all! I have always admired photographer/ex-equestrian Kelly Klein’s home in Palm Beach and wanted to share it with you. It was featured in Architectural Digest a few years ago, its minimally designed, rich in woods and with an abundance of light.
I am intrigued by Anouska Hempel’s landscapes. Her gardens are green and very structured. They seem like a modern take on what old British gardens used to be like.
Hempel has an interesting story…she was a James Bond vixen turned British socialite and has an internationally recognized firm specializing in interior designer and landscape architecture. Not too shabby……
Above is what the garden looks like by day. Below is what the garden can look like during an event with the use of a tent and lanterns. I would have loved to be the one to host a dinner like this one.
John Legend and hilarious Chrissy Teigen are selling their New York apartment. They want to start a family and feel that the space is too small. The condo was purchased for $2.5 million in 2012 and it is now listed at $4.3 million. Please keep in mind this is only a one bedroom!!!
I have to say though…the 1,969 sq ft. apartment is on point. It was renovated by Don Stewart and the architect in charge was Winka Dubbeldam.
Would you spend that kind of money to live in a one bedroom?
How cute are they!?! Ps. I seriously love that backsplash.
The bad weather has finally broken and I am meeting a friend on his rooftop today. He has a beautiful rooftop with spectacular views of DC. It is a perfect setting for us to discuss some future projects we have in the works. Am feeling inspired and wanted to share some rooftops I think are neat.