Today, this is where I’d like to be, in Isaac Mizrahi’s bathtub (sans Isaac Mizrahi, of course). His Manhattan home, a historic 1931 building (hence the radiator in the bathroom), was featured in Architectural Digest not too long ago. Although the rest of the home reflects his modern, colorful essence, I love the simplicity of the bathroom, the modern rigid lines and natural light. See more, here.
When I began constructing this post, I realized I had inadvertently created a theme I seemed to be following. I do have the itch to travel and find myself recently intrigued by island homes and the lifestyle that inevitably accompanies. (If you missed “The Good Life” post, you can get caught up here). There is something to be said about jetting off to a home-away-from-home to enjoy the simple pleasures you so adore.
I loved reading about Alessandra Branca’s Harbour Island getaway. The photographs that accompanied the piece made me love sick for pink skies, refreshing cocktails, afternoon island breezes and the ease that comes with such landscape. I particularly like that Alessandra, a Chicago based interior designer, chose a deep coral-red as one of the prominent colors in her designs. The color compliments the lush greenery and natural colored textural elements throughout the home, lending to a cohesive yet non-fussy look. See the feature in Architectural Digest here.
Heather Preston of KIC posted a few weeks ago about her longing for spring and all things green. I found myself envious of her mentioning that seed catalogs were stacked for the season ahead. One of the drawbacks of becoming a city girl is the lack of yard and green space at home.
Growing up, we were surrounded by every kind of fruit tree, flower and vegetable you could imagine in our yard. We’d pick blackberries, peaches and rhubarb for summer cobbler, mint for iced tea, zucchini for my Mom’s zucchini bread and summer blooms for the table on the porch. It took a lot of sweat equity to be able to enjoy the bounty we loved, but worth every effort. Green is Good.
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