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I just love big beads and tassels… period. Their horsehair oversized tassels? All over my house and strings of beads are the perfect pile for any mantle, bed post or coffee table.


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Like a sick car with blacked out rims these beasts are crushing stainless out of the marketplace…hopefully. Matte, brass and SEXY as hell. Two thumbs up.

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Sigh….let the mixed metal bouquet flourish! From hammocks to purses and pants these two tones are beautiful backup singers for our gold and silver superstars.
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God they had so much fun during this party decade when Americans were just…. the coolest! We made the coolest skyscrapers, houses and cocktails! As bespoke settles into perma trend grab a real accessory from the period without breaking the bank. Pewters, gold rimmed, just the right size and cool as hell.
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I’m hard into these tones creeping up from the Caribbean. Bathroom tiles, deep wall tones (Valspar)for dining room and den much like we use matte black. I’ve also committed to tobaccos as my nail color of choice for the summer.
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Gen is getting ready to debut her Fall 2015 collection for Capel Rugs. Proudly made in the United States of America, these rugs combine the best craftsmanship with her unique aesthetic. Here’s a sneak peek of one of the new rugs, and you can browse Gen’s previous Capel collection here.


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I am working on so many amazing things right now that I can’t wait to share with you… just have to dot the Is and cross the Ts…

Totally obsessed.

Palms.

Love these leaves. Have you met Linda?

So good.


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Calder. As a design student he rocked my little world.

Canine

He just oozed curiosity and kind soul.

Mobile

He played.


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I love hats. Such an easy way to get a different look.

The best? Clyde Hats. Handmade in New York. So good.


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Ariel wrote: I live in an 130 year old Victorian house that needs a new kitchen. I want white high-gloss flat-faced cabinets, white marble counters, and industrial accents to contrast with the huge amount of wood trim, but everyone thinks I’m crazy to do such clean modern cabinets in such an old house. Your thoughts?

I think you’re right on. Nobody wants to cook in an antique kitchen, why? Because they don’t function nearly as well as present day kitchens.
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The first illustrator I can remember being interested in was Shel Silverstein.

I loved everything he did. It felt provocative and honest even as a kid.


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Empty space on your coffee table?

My beloved friend Xavier Guardans just released a beautiful photography book… Traveling Lights.

This guy is the real deal.
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I’ve always appreciated architecture even as a little tiny person but when I moved to Spain… I ate Antoni Gaudi for every meal.

I couldn’t believe what they let him do so long ago… his imagination? Seuss-like and utterly brilliant.

The curve, the color, the playfulness. Unparalleled.

And a city that embraced these obtuse ideas? Progressively impressive.


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A reader asks: What’s your source for herringbone wood floors?

I’m obviously obsessed with this floor! I got it from Bois Chamois. If you call them and ask for my floor they’ll know what you mean.


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Off to the Motor City over the weekend to work on a very cool event happening later in the year… here are some snaps from the trip.
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A reader wrote in to ask “1300 sq ft house in South Orange, NJ. Built in 1903. The kitchen is 1960s, is there a way to modernize the kitchen without turning off future buyers in 5-7 years? While paying respects to the home’s original design?”

Unlike the original woodwork and architecture of the 1900s… we don’t cover ancient kitchens. Why? Because they’re not as functional. I’ve done many homes in South Orange, New Jersey (hi Lauryn Hill) and grew up in American 4 squares (1903) as well. Here is what I suggest:

If you can find leaded glass cabinetry in a salvage shop, get it. If you can find beautiful glass cabinetry from classrooms, commercial spaces from the era… get it. Build around it with sofits.

The woodwork is really the only piece of 1900s that you want in your kitchen. Check out Ilve stoves as they have a timeless façade but present day function.

White base cabinets are fine… get a dishwasher, a great fridge and a marble countertop.

Nobody will be turned off, just don’t get Williamsburgie / too era specific on it and you’re fine.


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No words. Well, maybe a few words… or maybe I’ll just post some pictures from Sweet Paul’s Makerie this past weekend.

Terrain? Amazing.

Sweet Paul? Amazing. Later this week make sure to check out a recipe I shared in his latest issue.

Instagram photo credits: sweetpaulmagazine, odieandpenelope, genevievegorder, kimbeehive, matthewrobbinsdesign, amyallisongray, sweetpaulmagazine and emilyblistein who happens to own the sweetest shop in Vermont, Clementine


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Got an email from Constantine asking “Who makes the best Turkish towels?”

Turkey. I like Abdulla at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

If you aren’t in the neighborhood, a great place to pick them up online is at Simple Life Istanbul.

For an alternative, the organic cotton khadi (a hand-woven Indian cloth) bath towels from Coyuchi are also super nice.

Have a question for me? Send it to askgen@allgenevieve.com and I’ll try to answer it here!


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Sound the alarms… it’s smackdown time, Scandinavian style! We asked two of our favorite Norwegians – Genevieve and the Sweet Paul – to create a holiday tablescape that represented what Scandi means to them. And while the basics were the same – natural materials, warm neutrals, clean lines – the results couldn’t be more different. It’s like a ‘Who wore it better?’ for the table. Check out their final designs below, then take to social media to let us know who you think won the battle by using #RealGenevieve.
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by Lara Fitch, Founder of Strolby

By mid-December, most of us are already five or six parties deep into an intense holiday calendar, with a couple weeks still to go before the grand finale of New Year’s Eve. Luckily, we’ve found that with the right accessories, one LBD (that’s Little Black Dress) can take a gal from her first work party straight into the wee hours of 2015. Here are Strolby’s picks for the accessories that will see you through the season.
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