I’ve always been a super fan of Seth Meyers. On the occasions I manage to stay up late late, he’s always on point. Then there’s the fact that he helped his wife deliver their second baby in the lobby of their building. But over the weekend, Architectural Digest took a peek inside Seth’s gorgeous Greenwhich Village brownstone and I’m in awe.

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It helps that Seth is the brother-in-law of Ariel Ashe, co-founder of NYC design gurus Ashe Leandro, who brilliantly used elevated pieces to create a thoughtful, yet approachable home. The space has a very elegant vibe but it’s rich tones, use of yummy fabrics and subtle colors are just lovely. Do you spy the display legs on that custom coffee table? I love that idea!

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This home also reconfirms my love of white walls. You just need tons of dramatic contrast to offset them – rich dark floors, saturated rugs, and warm wood tones everywhere you look.

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This burl oak console is an Ashe Leandro creation for their new furniture line Ruemmler.

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So are these stunning split oak dining chairs are quite the showstopper, but so is that table! I’m obsessed with those asymmetrical legs. It’s giving me all the ideas for my dining room.

This Celebrity Home in Greenwich Village is Goals

Another dark kitchen alert! Including a black sink. Swoon. This one is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Off-Black, but it’s warmed up with brass hardware, and terra cotta tile floors. I would never have thought that combo would work, but it so does. I’m really really itching to paint my kitchen right now…

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Small details can have a huge impact. Also that vintage candle holder on the far wall is all kinds of yummy. Again – little details my friends.

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This dark color scheme looks rather familiar!

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The built-in powder room sink is fast becoming a major 2019 design trend.

This Celebrity Home in Greenwich Village is Goals

This kids room is a great example of timeless pieces used with childlike playfulness. Those bookshelves will definitely grow along with Seth’s children.

Some spaces just draw you in. This home is definitely one.

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photography by shade degges for arch digest & by colin king

As if Leanne Ford wasn’t already my design spirit animal, her new lighting collection for Target, which launches today, speaks directly to my heart! It’s timeless, it’s modern, it’s funky, it’s perfect.

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Leanne has become infamous for repurposing found materials to DIY her own light fixtures. Thankfully, she’s made it easier for the rest of us, creating Rope Net Pendants that look vintage or found. No one has to know your light is from Target.

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An oversized pendant is universally chic and timeless. This one comes in white, black and brass. I love the look of the pendant hung really close to the ceiling.

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While there’s a distinct boho vibe to many of these lights, Leanne proves that you mix and match styles to create truly modern spaces that will feel current long after the current boho craze fades.

While this collection just launched today, with prices all under $100, I have strong feeling it’s going to sell out rurl quick. So get to shopping right now friends. I know I am!

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Who says everything spring related has to be pastel and frilly? I’m loving the rich tones, sumptuous texture and muted colors in the new Ferm Living Spring / Summer 2019 collection. It has me ready to clear out my house to make space for….well just about every single new piece, like right.now.

 

I’m trying to decide between a gorgeous bowl in brown Bidasar marble or a stunning asymmetrical side table. Since it’s going to be raining all weekend, I’m going to give myself plenty of time to shop.

There were a few other rurl good launches in the design world this week. Be sure to check them out below!

Have you seen Leanne Ford’s new lighting collection for Target? Also seriously good – and seriously affordable.

My girl Victoria of SFGIRLBYBAY fame has designed her own collection for The Inside. The twelve prints, which you can use to upholster beds, benches and side chairs have fun, poppy patterns inspired by her love of vintage and inspiration trips to France.

And if light and bright is more your thing, then you’re going to love the new line of wallpaper Taylor Sterling of Glitter Guide created for Lulu & Georgia. It’s seriously stunning.

images via ferm living

Ok, the shearling thing has been happening in furniture for a bit now and I’m very into it, but I’d been reluctant to jump on the teddy bear coat bandwagon. Until this season. They’ve just gotten so good that I may have gone from zero shearling coats to now having three different styles in my closet. And I kinda just want to live in them all year long (thankfully with San Francisco’s unpredictable weather you can do that).

Let me show you why.

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It’s nice to have cozy option to throw on on the way home from the gym. A simple shearling bomber coat is perfect for that look. Something knee-length is ideal for a day at the offie or to wear out on a date night. Then you must have an elevated version with killer leather details. Just because you can.

I get stopped and complimented on my teddy coats each time I wear one. They’re extra huggable too! I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite teddy coat options for you below. They cover the range of styles and price points. Bonus of buying a winter coat in February? Many are on sale! I promise you’ll still want to snuggle up in one of these babies come spring.

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What do you think? Are you feeling this trend?

shearling coats from arje / the arrivals / need supply / zara

Life is typically far from perfect. The milk gets spilled. The kids throw up. The dog has to go to the emergency vet at 4am. You may have forgotten the last time you showered (all of this might have happened to me in the last 72 hours). I think that’s why amazingly beautiful spaces has such appeal. They offer the dream that maybe, one day, your life will look just as put together.

The cold truth is that’s highly unlikely, but we all need a goal for which to strive. My current design goal is attempting to mimic this stunning NYC apartment designed by Sissy & Marley.

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This space oozes order, structure and luxurious comfort thanks to its uniform black & white color palette (my fave), repeated use of geometric patterns, and strong architectural lines throughout – and I’m here for it all.

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Obsessed with the variety of textures in this entryway vignette. Marble, wood, sheepskin, leather, steel and glass all mix to keep a monochromatic color palette from becoming too one note. Also squiggly branches in a vase have never looked so good. Perfect mid-winter decorating idea.

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And then there’s this sumptuous kitchen! It’s ditching the white kitchen trend – woot. And I spy more graphic patterns with that throw rug. But I’m really swooning over the details – all black spoons and cutting boards. The counter balance of a white marble island and honed black marble counters. Brass, black and stainless steel mix and match. All kinds of contrasts are at play in this space and it really really works.

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I don’t know what I love more – the Sawkille Co bench or that amazing steel mesh curiosity cabinet!

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The eat-in kitchen nook (if you can call a full-sized dining table a nook) is all kinds of gorgeous. Loving the oversized art in this space. Going to hunt down those sconces – anyone know the brand off hand?

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Although the formal dining area is equally as stunning as the breakfast nook. It’s a light and airy juxtaposition to the moodiness of the kitchen.

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The beautiful attention to detail, the use of standout statement making pieces and the uniform color palette continue into the sophisticated master bedroom.

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This little mini work area is pure genius.

Subtle textures and luxe materials continue straight into the bathroom. Really loving the heft of that sink.

And if all that weren’t enough, the kids’ bedroom and play area is next level cool.

Now let’s be real. This home features many a high end piece. Everything from Apparatus Studio lighting and accessories to classic Carl Hansen dining chairs, case pieces by BBDW, one-of-kind vintage scores down to Hermes throw blankets. A resource list like that certainly makes it much easier to make a space look ultra pulled together.

But if you look beyond the high priced items, this home is also a lesson in continuity. In doing more with few things – making sure every piece of furniture, light fixture and accessory is there to be noticed. Only bring home things that are the highest quality you can afford.

When our lives get chaotic it can be really easy to get mired in the mess. But just remember, this too shall pass and you can bring back order and calm again.

Or just come back and stare at this home tour. I know I will be.

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While I’ve yet to discuss my 2019 goals here (there’s still 1 days left in the month – plenty o’ time to figure things out), one of my biggest points of focus for the new year is my house. If you’ve been a long time reader, then you well know about our historic Victorian renovation project, but you may have lost track of how much time I’ve spent on it. I haven’t. We’re entering year five. FIVE.

I realize that might sound excessive, but in fact a project of this length is actually totally realistic when dealing with a gut renovation of a very old house. And realistic when you’re wanting to do things right, rather than quickly (or free). I haven’t been willing to compromise. I feel like This Old Victorian (and I!) deserve that. But I am determined to finally, finally, finally call the house finished this year. So over the next few months I’ll be sharing some of the final steps I’m taking to polish this baby off.

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While I talked about my master bedroom before the end of the year, and I have a very fun update on that coming soon, I’m also still tinkering with my dining room. I’ve actually been hunting for a very particular design unicorn for this space. I know what you’re probably thinking. Wait, haven’t we already seen your dining room like tons of times? Well, yes, yes you have, but it’s always been in a holding pattern. I’ve yet to realize my true vision for this space.

You see, I’ve been holding out for is a very particular dining table – a racetrack table.

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Racetrack dining tables feature long straight sides and rounded ends – resembling a racetrack. These tables are not oval. That is a key differentiator.

A racetrack dining table can be narrower, but longer allowing you to still accommodate large dinner parties (goals!). I also really love how these tables are still softly curved. It’s exactly what my highly angular dining room desperately needs. A racetrack table’s curved ends also echo my beloved curved windows.

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Now that I have my dream table design identified, I still have to consider materials. Your materials selection can create dramatically different vibes. A marble racetrack table feels very elevated and elegant (and like stain magnet – I still have a preschooler after all.) Honed stone could be really stately. A lighter oak table could read more rustic while a deep walnut could really anchor the room.

Now do you see why this has taken me so long?? This one of what’s probably added up to a million decisions I’ve had to make about this house. But I’m continuing to continue to hunt for my dining table unicorn. And I guess I should start looking for dining chairs while I’m at it!

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