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Decorating porn

Spotted this while out shopping today. This amazing bench is in the Club Monoco store in Beverly Hills. Love the sleek leather and great lines. I would love it to replace some chairs at my dining room table!!

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another unveiling…..

So Royal Apothic officially launches in just one week and I can’t believe all that is happening. I will be traveling the country for the next couple of weeks appearing at events where I get to meet all of our amazing retailers. It’s a really exciting time but there is still alot to pull together. One thing I can check off my list is the official display. They arrived and the first one was installed today in our LA showroom. I am truly blown away by how it came out and still find it amazing that I can think of something, a simple idea, share it with craftsmen and voila, it appears. I’ve never gotten over the excitement of seeing something you dreamed up appear and it never gets less thrilling! In my mind, I wanted the display to be classic English with an edge and so I designed a unit that is lit by library sconces with roomy shelves. Here are some horrible pictures I snapped with my blackberry. We are still waiting on the smaller tester units I showed in earlier posts so please “mind the gap.” I’ll take some real pics next week at our Los Angeles meet and greet event.
royal display

Here’s a close up detail of the sconces….
royal display detail

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Decorating Porn

For over a year, I have been trying to justify to my accountant the purchase of Vivienne Westwood’s Union Jack rug as a business expense.  He’s not going for it!  I wonder if I could get him to let me spring for this.

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I just found this amazing wallpaper from the same designer.  Mr. Numbers (Thats what I call my accountant, yes: to his face)  Can we please have this for the trade show booth?  Pretty please, I’ll stay outta Prada for a month, I promise.  (And yes, Mr Numbers reads the blog!)


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Steals and deals: Dransfield and ross on

Have you heard about  Its an invite only club that does sample sales online.  I have recently scored some amazing deals including two great Marc Jacobs sweaters, 2 pairs of Lambertson Truex shoes AND a bag, and some great cashmere for my house (although Royal Apothic has a cashmere line in the works so don’t blow your budget!!!)  Now on sale are some great home accessories from Dransfield and Ross including 



and these:




The site is by invitation only, but since I’m all for sharing, you can signup here.   Just don’t say I never give ya anything!!

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Decorating Porn: mirrors

So I need a mirror for my office.  I have a large wall behind my desk that needs something to help bring in light and I think that this one from Vicente Wolf you be perfect……..


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Decorating Porn

Just came across the new collection from Restoration Hardware.  Although I have previously bought a few things in the store, I never found any I couldn’t stop thinking about…. WOW have things changed!  It looks like the Restoration folks have put together a new collection based on old world craftsmanship and detail. <hmmm, how VERY Royal Apothic>   I have been hunting antique stores for an old movie light for a corner in the Apothic and haven’t found anything I like….until now.  I’m ordering the

Royal Master Sealight Floor Lamp


And I also love:
Entablature Mirror


although I <gasp> may have to paint it glossy black.   DONT TELL!!!

 This little stool is super hot and looks very AERO/Thomas OBrien



Great job Restoration Hardware….my accountant is gonna LOVE you!!!!


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A bright idea


I’ve been looking for a new chandelier for my dining room for 6 months now. Crusing the net tonight, I came across this amazing option from Pottery Barn of all places. I have obviously been spending too much time in the design center and missing some of the great new things available at much better prices. The one thing I am not crazy about is the bulbous light bulbs so I think I would replace them with these.


Chandelier available here
Edison bulbs from here

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