I work in finance and as much as I love the creative style roundups I see on other blogs, I can’t wear most of it 5 days out of the week. Here’s a quick round up of a few items I can (and would love to) wear:
A blazer with a little edge to keep it from being too conservative
A sling back heel that will never go out of style
The classic DVF wrap silhouette dress
A watch that mixes gold and silver, so you can wear either with your other jewelry
The perfect silk blouse
A tailored tote for carting laptops, files and more
All of a sudden, I need to wallpaper something in black grasscloth. I know grass cloth became a big trend a couple of years ago, but I wasn’t really into it. It looked sort of beachy or preppy in a way that’s not really my style. But then today I stumbled upon this picture…
This is Sara Ruffin Costello’s apartment (see it here) and the grasscloth looks amazing. It adds texture to a room full of neutrals. Then I kept going down the internet black hole and re-stumbled upon this picture…
Alison Cayne’s apartment was originally shot for Domino (pictures here) and then again recently for One King’s Lane (here). Her apartment (apartment? It’s really a house – in Manhattan!) is also amazing, but I loved the black walls in her bedroom. They remind me of Jenna Lyon’s Brooklyn bedroom, but with more texture. It looks like she used a special paint or technique to get this effect, but I think the overall feeling could also be achieved by using black grasscloth.
Now I can’t stop searching for rooms with black grasscloth. Here are a few of my favorites so far:
Did you know there was a Goyard store in New York City?
Neither did I until today. The brand has practically no PR or social media presence (read about that here), is unavailable for online purchase and only sold in a few, very select stores in the U.S. But that exclusivity only makes the brand more appealing. Goyard is over 150 years old and its iconic, hand-painted chevron pattern is definitely swoon-worthy. I haven’t been yet, but I can imagine the store is definitely worth a visit. It is located in the Upper East Side at 20 East 63rd Street.
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