Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the joy, health, success and happiness for the year ahead. Let's make this one count! 

Cheers to 2013!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all from Palm Beach. May your holidays be merry and bright!

with love,


Monday, December 24, 2012

Delightful Daily: Christmas Colors

The Joy of Giving: with Alex from Bungalux!

Alex Brunkhorst is a powerhouse in the luxury real estate world. She has a fantastic eye for high-end products and a killer business sense. Alex is the founder of Bungalux, a web destination for all things having to do with high-end homes. Her blog is filled with inspiration and great guest editors such as Alex Von Furstenberg and Clare Vivier. I "met" Alex a few months back and we've been exchanging emails ever since. She is truly one of the sweetest person I've had the pleasure to interact with this year and I'm thrilled to have her on the blog today.
1. Belgian Linen Frascati Napkins by Libeco | 2. Céline Luggage Mini Tote | 3. Aerin Artichoke Salt & Pepper Shakers | 4. Alexandre Von Furstenburg | 5. Grasshopper Floor Lamp | 6. iPad Mini | 7. Interiors Atelier AM | 8. Christian Astuguevielle's Rope Stools

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Top 5: First Impressions

Well... 48 hours in Florida and I already broke my promise of posting everyday. I guess I needed to rest a little more than anticipated. Either that or I just had more work to catch up on than I thought. It seems as though I haven't stopped.

Even though Christmas is right around the corner, I’m taking a break from holiday related topics. That being said, some of these tips may still serve useful for the holidays as I’m talking about a home’s first impressions on Damask & Dentelle: the entrance hall.

Tip #1: Repetition is a decorator’s best kept secret and that rings even truer in a long and narrow space. Whether you’re repeting sconces down the hallway, setting up a gallery wall or displaying a china collection, repetition always works wonders.

Read the other four tips on Damask & Dentelle.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Life Update: A Palm Beach Christmas and a Giveaway Winner!

Ladies and gents, I'm off to warmer pastures for the holidays! Our family celebrated an early Christmas on Sunday and most of us are now off to various sunny destinations. I'll be spending the next twelve days between Palm Beach and Miami enjoying the beach, playing golf and tennis, and just generally taking a much much deserved break. You shouldn't notice that I'm gone too much as I've prepared a few posts in advance. 

On another note, the winner of the Open Sky / ABC Carpet & Home giveaway is... the lovely Maggie Morgan of Maggie Rose Interiors! Congrats darling! I'll be emailing you with all the details.

Happy Holidays wherever you are.

Delightful Daily: Powder Room Boldness

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Joy of Giving: with Sam of The Peak of Tres Chic!

I'm a huge fan of Sam's southern charm. Her gorgeous blog The Peak of Tres Chic is chock full of great interior design, travel and fashion tips and inspiration. Any girl who chooses shagreen wallpaper for bedroom walls and drinks spiked eggnog at Christmas is A-Ok in my books. This lovely Texan lady is incredibly entrepreneurial, witty and well traveled (she studied in Madrid and at Oxford in England)! She also has a gorgeous Australian boyfriend which says: lady's got taste. I'm very honored to have her on the blog today.

1. Inda Ink Quilted Dress | 2. Juicy Couture Faux Fur Wrap | 3. Kate Spade Steps Pea Coat | 4. Hexagon Purple and Gold Throw Pillow | 5. Charm and Chain Viva Glam Necklace | 6. Gypset Travel  Book | 7.  Blue Shagreen Jewelry Box | 8. Charles Philip Shanghai Smoking Slippers | 9. Joannes Lucas Fur and Brass Chairs

Visit Sam's gorgeous blog The Peak of Tres Chic.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Worthy Links (or Lack Thereof): 14.12.12

I'm skipping out on Worthy Links this week guys because there's just a little too much on my plate before I leave for Florida early next week. That being said, I'm leaving you with a gorgeous workroom designed by Edie, and a few little bits:

I'm loving this quote. We all need to let our hair down once in a while.

Come find me over on iSuwannee today sharing what my home wants for Christmas!

My ABC Carpet & Home for OpenSky giveaway ends tonight. Don't forget to participate!

Happy weekend!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Delightful Daily: Sunny Living

Top 5: The Five Senses of Entertaining

Yeesh. Are you sick of hearing me talk about entertaining yet? Despite the fact that I have been talking about it a lot, the truth is it still needs discussing. Why? Because many people still get panicked by it (especially this time of year) but most importantly, because it's a heck of a lot of fun when it's done well.

One of the most efficient ways of figuring out whether your home is ready for your guests is to take the Five Senses Test. All five senses should be fulfilled when entering a home and there are a few easy ways to make sure they are. Wondering what I mean? Here's a hint:

Feel: This basically means make sure your guests are comfortable. Do you know for a fact that your super stylish dining room chairs are torturous to sit on? Add some throw pillows. Not enough seats in the living room for every guest? Floor cushions will do the trick. Light up that fireplace if you have one, and make sure the temperature is nice and comfortable for your lady guests in their pretty dresses. No one likes to get cold.

Read all about the other four senses on Damask & Dentelle.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Delightful Daily: Colorful Neutral

The Joy of Giving: with Sarah of Chevrons & Stripes!

I met Sarah in New York last spring and immediately fell in love with her stylish yet down to earth personality. At the time, Sarah and I were both moving back to our respective hometowns to pursue some further studies, she at the New York School of Interior Design. I absolutely adore Sarah's blog Chevrons & Stripes because she has an extraordinary eye for understated New York chic (with a dash of Hamptons charm). Her participation in The Joy of Giving comes at a great time as we're in the middle of Hanukkah, which makes this the perfect day for a Jewish perspective on this festive season! 

1. J.Crew Wallace & Barnes Donegal Wool Sweater | 2. Vintage Grain Sack Dog Bed | 3. Marian Maurer Gold Name Necklace | 4. Cashmere Eye Mask | 5. Balenciaga Baby Daim Classic City Bag | 6. Sugar Paper New York Print | 7. Sara Kate Apothecary Green Moss Candle | 8. Egg Collective Haynes Mirror

Visit Sarah's beautiful blog Chevrons & Stripes.

Happy Hanukkah!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Delightful Daily: Traditional Bedroom

How To: Create a Layered and Lively Bed

Today I'm chucking a sickie (as the Australians would say) while I battle the mother of all colds while studying for not one, but three exams. How's that for a happy holiday?

Good news is you can still read me over on Meg Biram's blog where I'm (conveniently) sharing tips on how to layer your bedding for a more lively and comfortable look. I only wish I had time to follow my own advice before getting sick!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Delightful Daily: Soulful Blues

The Joy of Giving: with Julie of Julip Made!

Julie of the blog Julip Made is a fantastic girl and well rounded person that I'm glad to call a friend in real life. She and I clicked from the very beginning. Maybe it's that we were born only a few days apart, maybe it's her undying love for my hometown of Montreal (and our bagels), all I know is that it took one bloody caesar on a rainy New York day to know that we would get along famously. Julie has a great eye, she's super creative and she can cook or mix a cocktail like nobody's business, which is why I'm thrilled to have her on the blog today!

Visit Julie's beautiful blog Julip Made.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Worthy Links: 07.12.12

I'm coming down with a cold this week. On top of the fact that I've got three exams next week and that I'm overextended in every possible direction, can I just say I cannot wait for the holidays to officially arrive? Speaking of the holidays, I'm spending them in Florida this year and it's safe to say I'm in a Palm Beach state of mind. Can you blame me?

Here are a few fun links for you this weekend:

I'm utterly obsessed with Lily Maddock's Southampton home which blends Palm Beach and Hamptons chic.

I discovered HipHipGinGin, the perfect blog for fun playlists, original gift guides and great quotes!

I'm super excited about the launch of Domaine, Who What Wear's new home site!

Trust me, you need to watch Sh*t Interior Designers Say.

Mackenzie shared a super fun wreath DIY.

Happy weekend!

PS: I'm hosting a giveaway thanks to OpenSky and ABC Carpet & Home. Don't forget to enter!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Delightful Daily: Ideal Reading Nook

Top 5: Time to Deck the Halls & A Giveaway!

I'm spending today with my mom decorating the family house for Christmas. This year, every one's decided to jet away in faraway places for Christmas so we're celebrating a week early - which really makes it seem like Christmas is right around the corner. So now is the perfect time to discuss a few holiday decorating tips with you on Damask & Dentelle.

Tip #1: Wreaths in windows: I think this is so chic. Simply hang wreaths in the windows for an elegant look, outside and in. And it’s a great alternative if you don’t have the time, space or money for a whole tree.

Read the other four tips on Damask & Dentelle.

And since we're on the subject of decking the halls, OpenSky has generously offered to giveaway a $50 gift card to shop their ABC Carpet & Home sale! Tons of great holiday decorating scores to be found in this sale!

To participate, follow the instruction after the jump. The giveaway ends on Friday 12.14 at 12am. Good luck!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Delightful Daily: A Bedroom Fit for Winter

The Joy of Giving: with Jessica of The Aestate!

Jessica is the author behind the gorgeous interiors blog The Aestate. I just adore her bold aesthetic and witty sense of humour. Not only does she have a great eye for interiors, she's also an über-talented watercolorist with a great Etsy shop. Can I spell Christmas presents? Now let's see what we should find under her Christmas tree this year.

Visit Jessica's beautiful blog The Aestate.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Delightful Daily: Orange, Fuschia and Black Guest Room

The Joy of Giving: with Jamie of Furbish Studio!

Jamie is the creative genius behind Furbish Studio and the blog iSuwannee. I just adore her quirky colorful aesthetic and personality. Not only does Jamie own one of the coolest interior design shops in North America, she's also an incredibly talented designer, and she's always sharing her latest favorites books, movies and music, which makes her blog the ultimate place for inspiration of any kind. It's definitely a favorite of mine. 
1. Sally King Benedict Stripe 1 Painting | 2. Bunny Williams Brush Stroke Lamp | 3. Vince Leather Moto Jacket | 4. Emma Bridgewater Navy Splatter French Bowl | 5. California Design, 1930-1965 | 6. Hudson Shoes Etty Brown Boots | 7. Anthropologie Ditte Sofa | 8. Kilim Stair Runner
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