Nourish The Body and Mind

Good morning!  Last week I met the HomeGood bloggers in NYC. It was great to see everyone and reconnect. After a full day of meetings, shopping and eating, I headed home.

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A change of clothes and repacking and I was ready for spring break. Time to nourish the body and soul.

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Enjoy the little things.

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In the kitchen at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

There was no lack of kitchen appliances and ranges at the Architectural Digest Design Home Show.  One particular range stood out, the ILVE® range.  The customizable features had me hooked.  The 60” dual fuel range with up to 7 semi-sealed burners and 2 multi-function European convection ovens has a rotisserie and full-width warming drawer. French top and removable Griddle are also available.

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7-burner with Fry-Top (standard)

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The kitchen is the heart of the home.  I spend more time in the kitchen then in bed sleeping.  Like a kid at a candy store, a kitchen faucet is like eye candy.

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Brizo® stood out with its Artesso™ Kitchen Collection.  It has a sleek take on industrial aesthetic. I loved the versatility of motion that enables the position of the faucet to be exactly where you need it, not spraying water all over the kitchen counter or my clothes. This one is a winner.

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It would look great in a modern or farmhouse design.

Kalamazoo - Outdoor Gourmet

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Cooking outdoors never looked so good with Kalamazoo outdoor kitchens. A favorite was the pizza oven in stainless steel.   From outdoor cooktop features like  double-burner designs to outdoor freezers to keep ice cream frozen, Kalamazoo is luxury outdoor cooking.

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That’s it folks.  I totally enjoyed being in the kitchen at Architectural Digest Home Design Show.  Thanks for stopping by.

ivy

 

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Power Monday: Yellow

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If there is color that puts a smile on my face, yellow is it.  The color yellow instills energy, open communication and creative thought.  As we go about our daily routine, add a little yellow to bring optimism and enlightenment.  Daffodils are easy to find this time of year.  I love a bunch of daffodils in a Chinese vase like this arrangement by Carolyne Roehm.  Yellow is fun to wear, too.  Bring on the sunshine.polyvoreyellow

Happy Monday!

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Usher Spring At Architectural Digest Home Design Show

The official arrival of spring is here.  Today mother nature is ushering spring with snow.  Not at all surprised given this winter’s record breaking snow storms.   Enough already!  Join me for spring inspiration as I take you through my round at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.

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Pennoyer Newman – A collection of over 200 stone resin replicas are lightweight and weather-resistant.

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Pennoyer Newan Cast in NYC

 

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Young Huh, Designer

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VIYET and Benjamin Moore have teamed up with designers Young Huh Interiors & Caleb Anderson Design.

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VIYET is the online destination for buying and selling designer pre-owned furniture.

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Caleb Anderson Design

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Michele Varian – Booth 203 New Lighting, furniture, textiles and wallpaper.

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Visit the shop at 27 Howard Street, NY, NY 10013

Architectural Digest Home Design Show is open March 19-22, 2015.  Friday & Saturday: 11 A.M. – 7 P.M. - (Open to the Public and Design Trade) Sunday: 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. - (Open to the Public and Design Trade)

Check back in for more of my round up.  Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram  @idhomedcor for more updates.

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Power Monday: Create Your Own Luck

Luck is being prepared and seizing the moment.  Happy St Patrick’s Day!
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Spring Break With Espadrilles

Happy Friday! Sorry for the radio silence this week.  I was feeling under the weather. I did manage to take on some spring cleaning and  closet organizing.  I’m ready to head outside and enjoy a little sunshine, but not in boots and a coat. With spring break around the corner, these espadrilles are the perfect shoes for walking.  Not only are espadrilles comfortable to wear, espadrilles are stylish and the look of the season.

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Love the pink espadrilles for my teen… so cute and on point. Visit Nordstrom for a great selection of espadrilles and spring break essentials.ivy

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HomeGoods At Home

The snow and ice have me spending more time at home.  The last few weeks I’ve been sharing my recipes and decorating ideas on the HomeGoods blog.  In case you missed it, here’s what I’ve been doing at home.

10 Guilty Pleasures to Enjoy at Home

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6 Fitness Tips for a Healthy Home

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4 Soup Bowls to Warm the Heart

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How to Bring the Party Outdoors This Winter

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Finding a bargain on designer items, the food market and home accessories keeps me happy.  How are you spending your days indoors?

Thanks for stopping by.ivy

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The Fundamentals: Dress For Success

I’m a fan of being comfortable at work.  Starting a new job, editing your wardrobe, or reinventing yourself, these basic fundamental pieces are sure to make a professional statement at work.

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Pencil skirt,  Button down blouse, Pumps, Statement bag, Accessories. At the moment I’m loving that you can buy new or have a little fun with girl friends while thrifting for some of these beautiful pieces.  If you are near Princeton, NJ visit Greene Street Consignment located at 162 Nassau Street and update your fundaments to dress for success. You’ll find designer labels at a fraction of the original cost.

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Design Musing Guest Bedroom

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The kids are all grown up and their bedrooms need a little updating.  They don’t come home as often.  However, every now and then friends and family members come to visit and I offer they stay overnight.  Does this sound familiar?  That’s exactly my situation.  In a few weeks, guest will be arriving to celebrate Easter and Passover.  Hoping to update at least one of the bedrooms before summer, I’m doing a little design musing.

Color: Light blue/rust/white sheets

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Color: Grey and Yellow

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Pattern mixing: I do like a balance of feminine and masculine in a guest bedroom. Barclay Butera and Ralph Lauren are two favorite brands for achieving a balance of feminine and masculine décor.

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My preference is a few less pillows.  The headboard is a little too modern, maybe without the wood trim.  Call me crazy, but I have a thing about fabric tufted headboards, when I see them all I think about is dust mites.  A leather tufted headboard  would be the option for me.  (I know they are trending and every headboard I see is upholstered in fabric, it seems). Design is personal. What do you think about feminine and masculine décor in a guest bedroom?

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Power Monday: Dressing for the Dream Job

Why are you going to choose failure when success is an option?  -Jillian Michaels

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Today’s quote and tips are all about the powerful women.  Dress for your dream job.  The dress code varies depending on your industry.   When it comes to business-casual dressing,  there are two things I stay away from wearing to work, regardless of the industry, shorts and jeans. One way to transition to business-casual is to add color to your already professional wardrobe. Contrary to what is popular, business-casual does not mean coming to work in jeans and a polo shirt.  I hope my teen daughter is taking notes for the future.

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