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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

A Must-Have, Greatly Anticipated Interior Styling Book

Becky

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Does the picture above look familiar? I remember the first time I saw interior stylist Lili Diallo’s DUMBO apartment and it was like a breath of fresh air. She has this way of making what could be clutter, or a chucked sofa, or found objects that one might find on the curb into art through the way she celebrates and arranges them. In that vein, she’s a curator, and her style crosses from eclectic to collected (a phrase I heard from Annette Joseph at an event that I much prefer to “eclectic” lately). In fact, I seem to remember trying to post about her years ago after I saw this place and finding no information whatsoever. That’s why I was so thrilled when this…

…arrived on my front steps today. Thanks Amazon fairy! Anyway, Lili Diallo wrote this book, full of secrets from a stylist. Her writing style is friendly, approachable, and makes you feel like you can do it. This is the perfect gift for anyone you know who is still lamenting the demise of Domino, or yourself! To order (and to preview a lot of the book; I’ve never seen so many preview pages before) click here.

All images from Details: A Stylist’s Secrets to Creating Inspired Interiors by Lili Diallo via Amazon.com.

  • Picture one by Annie Schlechter
  • Picture two by Annie Schlechter
  • Picture three by Annie Schlechter
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010

3 tips to get the kids to STAY at the kiddie table

Nicole

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Getting the kids to stay seated at the kids’ table is one of the most challenging tasks of any parent during holiday festivities.

Whether you’re a parent or simply a host to guests with children, these 3 kiddie table ideas will help you keep those tiny bums in their seats!

1. Available in playful and grown-up prints, these placemats from Modern-Twist are “the bee’s knees.” Nurturing the inner artist in every child, the mats are doodle-friendly with the use of washable or dry erase markers.

2. Make the kids feel like important guests. Use these adorable picture frames from DwellStudio as place cards.

3. Use craft paper instead of a table cloth and let the kids go wild with the new DwellStudio Stamp Sets. Available sets in Baby Farm, Baby Zoo and Baby City.

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