Friday, November 30, 2007

Joyeux Noel en France!



























































































































A little French Christmas style, courtesy of CoteMaison and Art et Décoration and Marie Claire Maison.




Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Olsen Twins sell their condo

The internet (ok, the seemier tabloid side of the internet) seems abuzz today with the item that the Olsen twins have put their swanky West Village, condo on the market for a cool $11.9M. It seems that they've never really lived there since purchasing it for $7.3M in 2004. The above photo is of a kids room in the apartment - decorated by current tenants, as they've apparently been renting it for upwards of $35K per month. The website for the real estate company, Stribling & Associates, who is listing the condo has gone down, my guess is from hit overload. The New York Observer has some interesting tidbits about the space.

Morton Square, New York. Photo by Peter Kramer, Getty Images

The realtor, Charlotte van Doren, is quoted as saying the interior decor is "chic traditional".

[ETA] The following pics and full listing are available on this website.




These pics show a space that is certainly in need of a warm, homey touch. Feels cold and empty!


Above images courtesy of Corcoran.

Designer at home: Frank Roop

Boston designer Frank Roop's Back Bay townhouse has been getting a lot of press recently. It's certainly clear why.


The Boston Globe has this audio story by Chris Murtha, photos by Wendy Maeda. Isn't this place amazing?






And the November Elle Decor profiled Mr. Roop as well in their story called The Sartorialist with photos by Eric Roth and story by Alexandra Hall. When I interviewed Margaret Russell, editor-in-chief, of Elle Decor in August, she was very excited about this story.







I wonder if the Roops would like a live-in dog walker...

And then there's Metropolitan Home Mags take Boston By Yard, written by Susan Kleinman with photos by Eric Roth.






Now this is a city apartment to come home to!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Domino Magazine Decorating Contest - Pick the Runner Up!


The folks at Domino just wrote to let us know that because the response to their first decorating contest was so overwhelming and there were so many great entries that they thought they'd give us a chance to pick a favorite among the runners-ups! The runner up will win $1,000 to help make their homes even more fabulous!

Cast your vote between November 29th and December 14th at midnight. Then check back after January 1st, 2008 to see who won!

Boston Event: Crafts at the Castle

Holiday shopping at its best. Avoid the malls and support some of New Englands finest artisans and craftsman! Crafts at the Castle, this weekend!

Here's a sampling of the fabulous items available!







as seen on Design Boston