Jersey Ice Cream Company

Have I mentioned the design duo called the Jersey Ice Cream Company before, forgive me if I droned on about it on some other occasion.

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The mix is moody and casual and the settings are generally rural but there is always the right amount of modern surprise.

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The shelving and storage is always expertly styled.

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More great styling work, its all about the details.

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I have a thing for eat-in kitchens, I think they are decidedly the way to go…for me at least.

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The expertly tossed attic hang out room.

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Inspired by Betsy Burnham North of Montana

Holy smokes! This looks like my kinda den.

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Get the look.

Snag that Peter Dunham zig zag bedcover (Lord knows I can’t get that for myself.) Get ya some sort of similar Safavieh Drippy Splatter Lamps. And here is a look at our fav spot for that tribal kilim. As for the console, that is custom but we think you can DIY it by covering a simple parsons table in some reptilian inspired vinyl.

Peep the rest of the Burnham Design “North of Montana” project on the Betsy Burnham Portfolio. Go ahead and get into that rabbit hole… there is design inspiration for days!

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Jenny Wolf Interiors

I have found quite a bit of inspiration in the designs of Jenny Wolf Interiors but I wasn’t properly identifying the source until recently.

There are so many spaces and vignettes that people pin sometimes without the source identified and that’s why I wasn’t aware of my appreciation for JWI but now I know where to properly direct my kudos and so do you.

I love Wolf’s work for moments and spaces like these,

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Cloth and Kind

A design firm to keep an eye on is Cloth and Kind. I highly recommend you take a spin through their entire portfolio, I think you’ll find it pretty darn inspirational. There are some killer moments in their work and sometimes, as a generally over-stimulated person cruising the internet like me, I find that killer moments in ID portfolios don’t come everyday. It’s collected, inviting, livable and really smart. These are some of my favorite images,

In case you want to know who that lady is with the eyeshadow–that’s a Leigh Viner print.

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Inspiration by Tom Dixon

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I joined the nasty stop and go traffic in the rainy streets of Hollywood this past Thursday night to attend a book tour party in a sweet little pop-up gallery for Tom Dixon. Here is the nutshell.

At the time that the commercial Italian furniture market took notice of Tom Dixon’s work, he was paid 3% on the wholesale price of every design that sold. He said that this was a pretty fair standard for Cappellini to pay its designers in the eighties. For some reference to how insane this seems to me, I just signed Jaxon Home up for a program that rewards publisher’s like The Estate of Things 4x that percentage for sales on the retail price! So, for all of you bloggers out there wishing you were designers, you might be better off joining an affiliate network or calling me up to chat about selling some sofas for Jaxon Home! ;)

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After a few years designing for Capellini, the designer was hired by Habitat, the UK’s equivalent to a Crate & Barrel. Tom Dixon served as a creative director for over 10 years and was the leader behind the rejuvenation of that brand! He referred to it humbly as taking a break from design to learn the ins and outs of retail operations, production and sales. His takeaway here was that the disparity between what a magazine will make you THINK people buy versus what actually sells, have nothing to do with one another! Fascinating, and not unbelievable… but what IS it that people buy I wonder!

Tom-Dixon-scented-candlesThe thought segued nicely into his introduction to his accessories line… so that speaks volumes to me! He said 10 years ago he may have sworn he’d never do it, but recently he’s taken to the notion that smell is a part of interior design, and as a result, Tom Dixon now sells candles!

And you know – If Tom Dixon is selling candles, maybe we should be too! (We will, soon enough y’all… You’ll find a full array of fantastic soy based candles hand poured by Market Street Candles’ Haley Hekman on our site within the coming week!)

Tom-DixonLast but not least, Tom Dixon had a funny note about how much he loves branding…. and he says he means the cowboy kind too, with a hot iron – a STAMP that signifies ownership and come to stand for quality. For the longest time he sold his designs to a mass market, but it wasn’t until 2002 that he took his own name to his designs and his products are now manufactured by him with his “conveniently symmetrical” name for his logo! He says that consumers don’t always look into the vertebrae of good design, but consumers do require branding as assurance of quality! Hey, that all sounds familiar to me too!

The talk was fantastic. The entire evening was all about celebrating the release of his book. The thing about the book from what I gathered, is that it is a well penned version of the talk that I loved last night. Full of chaotic meanderings and glimpses into the genius of the designer’s mind. I snapped a pic of a favorite page and here are a few to enjoy. It was a fantastic event, and I’m sure it will leave a lasting impression on me, and it has certainly strengthened my love for his product line.

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An Interior Design Formula for a Great Room

Y’all, I recently realized we have decoded the magic formula that makes up a well rounded room, easy to love. All of the rooms embody similar elements, all of them are accessible to you. Head on over to LA Mag for sources and further thoughts!

Betsy Moyer Los Angeles BloggersPictured above: Design by Amber Lewis, photograph by Bryce Covey for Style me Pretty Living; Design by Justina Blakeney, photography by Bret Gum for Cottages & Bungalows;Bri Emery Living Room Design by Emily Henderson, photography by Laure Joliet

 

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Rachel Bilson’s Home in Lonny

Sarah and I were having a little texty chat about blending the masculine and the feminine today, when she pointed me to this Lonny feature of Rachel Bilson’s home. I love it when Sarah recommends that I look up a specific design. It’s like getting a music recommendation from KCRW’s Anne Litt, or having the Pope pray for your healing. It just doesn’t get much more spot on.

So, she laid this link on me, and the choir sang, lights all that.

Rachel Bilson in LonnyIt’s that BLUE VELVET couch that I haven’t been able to shut up in my head. She even suggested that I place my parsons table up in the window like that along w/ some lamps, which is a really good idea if we had the space. My room is too narrow for dreams like that.

Oh, and Heffe… look. No window treatments. I wonder if she and her dude (Hayden Christensen) make out on the couch for the neighbors to see?

 

 

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Get the Look: Bilhuber’s Patio

Jeffrey Bilhuber designed this way cool blue/white/beige patio.

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If you aren’t familiar with Mr. Bilhuber’s work I recommend you run through his portfolio, prepare to be incredibly inspired and if you’re not…there’s probably not any help for you.

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In just a couple of weeks, I’ll hopefully be closing on a house with a screened porch that I plan to enjoy to the fullest. I want it to be comfy and Bilhuber’s design looks just like the setup I’d like because I always put an English roll arm sofa on my covered patio–always.

So let’s get it!

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Ashley Putman in Hey Billie

Come on don’t tell me you’ve forgotten Ashley Putman. She’s the freelance graphic designer from TX that’s had homes featured in Domino, then Lonny and now the fam has a country house in Hey Billie magazine. Seems they fell in love with a dilapidated farmhouse near Round Top, TX.

I like all of the spaces Ashley has created for herself and her family, the mix is so good. And I’ve gushed over her before here and put the previous two featured spaces together. I’m wondering when Ashley will crossover and join the interior design world?

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First in Domino, AP bedroom

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Then in Lonny,

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And now she’s gone country in Hey Billie magazine-

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and my desire to find a white farmhouse grows…

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Jenna Lyons in British Vogue

J. Crew hits the UK (really? it took this long) and in celebration British Vogue gives Creative Director Jenna Lyons’ famed Brooklyn home some more air time.

The bonus here is the office.

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Lyons home was also featured in Living etc. At Habitually Chic you get the full view of the place in architect’s photos and a good comparison of the Domino and Living etc. features.

Basically, you can get your fill of Lyons’ home.

photos by Todd Selby, images via a lovely being

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You’re the Bestest

I was telling two of my co-workers (some of the few that will listen to me indulge and ramble on about design) about one of my favorite houses of 2010. Yeah I know its 2011 but these realizations take time, naturally.

In my case my favorite house has a relevant correlation to where I am living at the time. My current house would be very comfortable with it’s interiors decked out with a traditional, casual, modern mix which is some of what my favorite house embodies. And as I told my co-workers I seem to love everything that comes out of Connecticut and the Hamptons lately so you’ll understand why I chose this house as one of my favorites.

Without further a due,

Its Cosima Von Bulow Pavoncelli’s Sagaponak, Long Island vacation home that was featured in the November 2010 issue of Town & Country. It came to exist on my radar after Erika photographed the magazine and posted it on her blog.

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The home was designed by her Brown classmate Markham Roberts, who already held a firm place in my personal top ten. Now its not perfect for me in every way, but there are a lot of things that are spot on for me like the library, dining room, living room and the entry hall. I’ve decided that I need some piece of apple green upholstered furniture and a strong floral in my living room ASAP.

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As dorky as this might be, I ordered the November issue. I’m wondering if the order will drop into a vast abyss of back issue orders?

Update 3/22/12 —  Town & Country returned my little check and I never received the issue. If you ever see it, pay the $.50 at the antique mall and send it to me!

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Holly Carter on One Kings Lane

I often take the opportunity to visit the sites of designers who have featured items on One Kings Lane. It’s an introduction to some designers who I might not have normally discovered. 
 

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Holly Carter joins that group of designers this week who have curated shops on OKL. Although Holly is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania she is now based in Southern Pines, North Carolina–my hometown. I noticed her new shop pop up in our little downtown area on Broad Street.

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In addition to being a seasoned interior designer and remodeler, Holly is also a champion equestrian. The equestrian influence shows in her design and in her OKL shop.  Her love of horses I’m guessing is what may have brought her to Southern Pines, there is a huge equestrian community here.
 

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Although the portfolio on Holly’s site is not quite complete yet, I noticed that one of her recent projects listed is The Sly Fox, which is a relatively new pub that also happens to be my husband’s favorite restaurant. I always thought that the Fox’s interior appeared to have been guided by a designer, now I know…

And I’m not entirely sure but I think Holly may have looked at the Indiana Project when she was house hunting. I remember our real estate agent mentioning someone from PA who had design or remodeling experience touring the house. I don’t think the house suited her but the connection is still fun. Wonder what she thought of it, maybe I’ll just have to ask.

Holly Carter’s sale ends at OKL on Saturday 2/19.

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Holy Holler Bill Y’all

Yo! It’s Betsy and I haven’t bloggered here in a long time…. but let me tell ya a little secret. I finally saw something that made me WANT to… Looky!

You can click on the image to see more decor by Diamond Baratta, but honestly I wouldn’t – else you might lose faith in why I’ve ever tried to blog about interior design in my life. (Just kidding, its a totally great article, and I really like the concepts in it, I just don’t really care for the overall product. I think its a little bit much How bout you?) I do dig this particular picture though, from the exaggerated iron door hinges, to the shape of the wooden bench (similar),  and of course the obvious waterfall of black and white stair runner butted up against faux bois. Fun with Monochrome!!

the staircase in William Diamond’s Long Island house

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