Cole Haan x New York City Ballet






Have you seen the new Cole Haan collaboration with the New York City Ballet? I love the little ribbon detail on the back of this pair. They would be so pretty with skinny black pants and a white blouse. 

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spotlight on // uprise art

Jen Wink
Last week one of my girlfriends invited me to an event at Uprise Art. The party, which was hosted by Homepolish, featured the work of Jen Wink. Her work was beautiful, but I was even more interested in the story behind Uprise Art and what sets it apart in the art world.

Anna Beeke


The company, which was founded on the idea of making original art more accessible, allows customers to shop their gallery online. But their most innovative trait is how they set up payments. No matter how much the work costs (and many are quite reasonable) you can pay for the work in monthly installments. For example, if you wanted to buy a $1,200 piece, you could pay for it in $100 monthly installments over the course of a year.

Will Hutnick

But the most amazing part of this program, is that you can swap out the art at any point. You read that right. If you have had a piece for six months and decide you want to change it out for something else, you can. Not sure if you want to spend $3,000 on that painting? Don't worry, you can return it.

Ashok Sinha


In addition, Uprise Art frames, delivers and installs your art within a few weeks…record time in the art world.

John Klukas



Julie Martini
Julie Martini

Katrine Hildebrandt-Huseey


Buying art can be overwhelming and intimidating, but Uprise Art's unique program takes a great deal of that anxiety out of the equation. Check it all out here and be sure to stop by the gallery if you're in New York.

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miles redd // fearless with color

Miles Redd House Beautiful November 2014, Miles Redd Daring by Design

Sometimes, when I think I'm going crazy and have gone overboard with color or prints, I look to Miles Redd. His bold, beautiful designs make me feel like everything is right in the world. In this month's House Beautiful he said, "Every color combination there is, nature has done it before me. Truthfully, color makes me happy."

Preach Miles. 

All white rooms are fine for someone else, but not for me. (See what I did there? I referenced my girl Amy's advice from yesterday). If you haven't gotten a chance to pick up the November issue of House Beautiful yet, hop to it! It also featured this bachelor pad and while I try not to regurgitate content from magazine's here, but both of these spaces deserve to be shared.

So, let's discuss...

Modern artwork looks amazing on top of more traditional wallpaper. And that green leather chair? It's from Ikea (custom covered of course).

Miles Redd House Beautiful November 2014, Miles Redd Daring by Design
Miles Redd House Beautiful November 2014, Miles Redd Daring by Design
In the bathroom he uses a more traditional color combination of black, white and red. While the foyer seamlessly blends purple, red and green with a graphic black and white floor. Can you imagine what trick-or-treaters must think?

Miles Redd House Beautiful November 2014, Miles Redd Daring by Design
Miles Redd House Beautiful November 2014, Miles Redd Daring by Design
Bold wallpaper camouflages the closet doors.  



This lacquered green library is a jewel box. Every house that's big enough (I won't put this pressure on a studio apartment) should have a small room with bold colored walls.

Miles Redd House Beautiful November 2014, Miles Redd Daring by Design
Miles Redd House Beautiful November 2014, Miles Redd Daring by Design

I'm obsessed with the faux bois wallpaper in this family room. It adds texture without being heavy. On a scale of 1-10 how inviting is this couch? 12? 14? 25? It's the perfect place to curl up with a book, or to sit and admire your fabulous coffee table. Which, by the way, looks like a giant jewelry store display case.

Miles Redd House Beautiful November 2014, Miles Redd Daring by Design

One of the best parts about this apartment was that Miles had already decorated their previous home. When they decided to move he used most of the furniture in new ways. I would love to see the old place next to this one.

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