And why not start a blog!?! We are constantly asked what inspires us, what our favorite things are, what’s new and exiting in the world of design, so we thought it was time to share with our friends. Check in weekly to see what we think is all the rage!

First up…We recently visited NYC’s Holiday House, an annual show house that always features the best in design. After eight successful years at The Academy Mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Holiday House opened its doors in Soho this year at the two newly constructed “Sullivan Mansions.”

As this year’s honorary chair was none other than Iris Apfel, you immediately felt her bold and quirky presence in each room. We’ve detailed below a few of our favorite rooms and our “wish list” items within each room. We highly recommend that you visit next year if you can!

Oscar Wilde Study

We love how you step back in time as you enter this turn of the century inspired study. The antique gadgets found at every corner spur a natural curiosity to examine each object, quickly turning this room into an interactive museum. Whereas the flower arrangements scattered throughout act as romantic muses – and because every great writer needs a muse!

One of our favorite piece in this room was the “Jansen” desk from Newel Gallery.

Here are some similar desks that we’ve found in our finds that we also love…

Julien Desk / Maison Desk / Eliot Writing Table



Gatsby Safari Bedroom

What a bedroom! We love the insurgence of “safari chic” that we are seeing throughout the design world. We can’t get enough of this bedroom!

Isn’t the wallpaper amazing! It’s Stark’s Zebra Flock…

Stark, Zebra Flock, Wallpaper, Elizabeth Taich Design

Some of our other favorite safari inspired papers are…


Zimba / Zebra Palm / Zebrawood 


We hope you enjoy!