Lindroth Design – For the Home

Screen Shot 2017-08-13 at 9.35.27 PMEarly last year, I wrote about the chic, monogrammed straw bags from Lindroth Design. Those are still a stand out accessory, but Amanda Lindroth continues to expand her line with stunning beach-insired accessories for the home.

Her Lindroth trays would look amazing in any setting…order the handle color that works best for you. Her rattan bowls and trays are intricately designed, yet casual.Screen Shot 2017-08-13 at 9.37.18 PM Screen Shot 2017-08-13 at 9.37.40 PM

And, how adorable are her Birkin Baskets?! Hermes, take note!

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I love simple designs, elevated with thoughtful details.

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Italian Pottery & Murano Glass

DSC_0448I was haunted by the Italian pottery I didn’t buy when I was in Rome a few years back. So, this summer, I was intent on finding some on our trip to the Amalfi Coast.

My travel advisor, Sandy, gave me the heads up that there was a wonderful place in Ravello, which was our first stop. I found Ceramiche Cosmolena and narrowed down my choices to 6 colorful, whimsical place settings that can all be mixed and matched.

What I didn’t expect was to fall in love with the Murano glasses used at the Belmond Caruso. Made specifially for their Ravello and Venice hotels, these glasses were each like little works of art. I took photos of my new Italian dishes (which were being shipped home) to the boutique at Belmond Caruso and narrowed down the beautiful array of colors to 2 white, 2 turquoise and 2 orange, which would complement the pottery.

The dishes arrived first – not a single one was broken – and the glasses arrived this week. There was one casualty, but it is being replaced, so I will soon have my entire collection. Perfect for our kitchen table or outside on the patio, I almost hate to cover them up with food!DSC_0449DSC_0454DSC_0467DSC_0455 DSC_0457 DSC_0461DSC_0465DSC_0464DSC_0466DSC_0468Sometimes the best reminders of an amazing experience are ones that you can incorporate into your every day!

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Workshops by Rita Konig

Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.40.46 PMLondon based interior designer, Rita Konig, has design in her blood. She’s the daughter of famed designer, Nina Campbell, yet has established herself as a knowledgable and sought after resource for what to do and where to get it. Rita writes a regular column for House and Garden and is the European editor for the New York Times T Magazine.

In addition to an established residential and commercial design career, Rita has a delightful assortment of her favorite home accessories offered on her website. But, what I really wish I could partake in is one of Rita’s workshops. Typically offered in her London townhouse, but occassionally offered in NYC, Rita spends the day with her guests and walks them through topics such as: lighting plans, paint colors, mixing fabrics, humanizing your bathrooms and where to find all her favorite products.

To see her latest workshop offerings, go here.Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.49.46 PMScreen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.41.13 PM Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.41.57 PM Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.42.18 PMHow fun it would be to have tea with Rita, while discussing her favorite paint colors, fabric combos and entertaining hacks! I’ll be waiting for her next workshop in NYC and hope to see you there!

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