Treasure Hunting With Eddie Ross At Pine Hill Farm

Driving nearly two hours for an estate sale may seem too far for most people.  However, this was no regular estate sale.  It was Eddie Ross’ estate sale.  Yes, that Eddie Ross, Senior Style Editor of Martha Stewart Living and Associate Editor for House Beautiful.

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Eddie began his career working in television, first as a food editor on Martha Stewart Living and later as Associate Design Director for all in-house production at Food Network.


Eddie had been my inspiration for starting my blog.   He has great taste and loves treasure hunting.  I was  thrilled to meet Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar, his partner.   The Pine Hill Farm house was packed with beautiful tabletop pieces (iron stone, Wedgewood , silverware, serving ware, barware)  brass lamps, bamboo chairs, furniture and accessories.  I grabbed what I could fit in my car.  Eddie was very generous with his prices and even gave me a few things.

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Tip: Arrive prepared with paper and bags to protect and pack your finds.

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Greek key heaven!

I dusted a few items and immediately went to work.  The coffee table got a fresh update with Lucite candle sticks, brass cricket box, and a vintage match holder.  Thank you, Eddie and Jaithan.   I had a great day at Pine Hill Farms.

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Overtime, I’ll be incorporating my purchases into our current home.  Vintage pieces give character and history to a home.  I will treasure these for many years to come.  Happy Hunting!ivy

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Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! Thanks to all our military and their families for their service.
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Celebrating 40 Years Of Fabulous by Steven Stolman

John Rosselli and Bunny Williams hosted a cocktail party in celebration of Steven Stolman’s new book 40 Years Of Fabulous, released on May 1st by Gibbs Smith.  The book chronicles more than four decades of interior design at the Kips Bay Decorator Show Houses.

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The standards are set high as you turn the pages of exquisite rooms by top decorators and new comers.  Read more here.

I was so super excited to visit John Rosselli Antiques.

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Spectacular display of  blue and white vases and plates.

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That’s me getting my copy signed with Steven Stolman.

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Congratulations John, Bunny and Steven.  I looking forward to attending the Kips Bay Show House next week.


Please visit the show house in support of  the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.

2015 Decorator Show House
The Arthur Sachs Mansion
58 East 66th St. (between Park & Madison)
May 14 – June 11, 2015








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Luxe Children Spaces

We couldn’t be happier with the addition of a new member to our extended family. No, not me. I will be aunt Ivy to a sweet little girl. I’m super excited. So much so, I’ve been pinning images of children spaces on Pinterest. tentviasandraespinet

I love the Greek Key detail in this tented room with a punch of red. 35-Ella

Pink and red love!


Not too girly, but sweet just the same. Join me here for more.ivy 1.Via Sandra Espinet  2. Melissa Miles Rufty 3. Monogram Of Madison  Homegoodsbadge

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Celebrate Life Outdoors With Selamat

Yes, I’m still talking about High Point Market in May. There are so many awesome offerings to make your home yours. I love the fresh Spring color at Selamat. Natural rattan or watery blues and sunshine yellows will make any porch or patio bright and fresh.


Colorful garden stools are a good alternative to a large coffee table.

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Cast a glow and extend your outdoor experience into the night with pendant lighting in jute with sturdy wire frames.

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Pillows and accent tables are economical ways to spruce up your space.  We love rattan indoors, too.  How will you use it?

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“Life doesn’t wait.  Today is the day to start living in rooms that not only fit your life but make you enormously happy, too.”  — Newell Turner, Editor In Chief

Thanks for stopping by.


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Power Monday: Spring Into Summer

The days are getting hotter. As we go from spring into summer, I think these pieces are stylish to stay cool while looking professional.

I’ve been out and about working and taking care of family business. My son was home from college for a few days. We all celebrated Mother’s Day together. I also enjoyed a mothers/daughters weekend with good friends in Cape May.

One of the things that energizes me is coming together with other women and learning about life and business. Sometimes we need to get out of our comfort zone to keep growing.   No need to reinvent the wheel. There are strong women that have paved the way for us to learn and share. Here are a few tips on how to avoid common missteps that may be slowing down your career advancement from Jo Miller at Be Leaderly. 

Happy Monday!


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How To Dress Up The Bookshelf

Bookcases are not just for books.  There are many ways to style a bookshelf.  My style is to keep it personal.  Collections, family pictures and art can all be enjoyed on bookshelf.

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Blue and white Asian happiness jars I’ve collected are on display on the top shelf,  high enough to enjoy and protect from young visitors.  Stack books horizontal and vertical for a casual look.

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Investing in furniture, rugs and lighting leaves little for accessories.  Shopping estate sales and HomeGoods allows me to bring home quality at a fraction of the original cost.

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Boxes are great for storing TV remotes.

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A bookshelf holds a grouping of tortoise shells I started. Leaning a tortoise shell on the backshelf adds depth and texture.

For a cost saving and environmentally friendly idea, shop the local library for books.  Ask for books that have been weeded and are going to be discarded. These are free.

There are a few more bookcases to finish.  I like the way they are taking shape.  They tell my story.  Design takes time.  Make it personal.


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How Will You Celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

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On this beautiful day, I’m taking a little break in the courtyard to celebrate with a healthy mango and pineapple smoothie.

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Just in case you are looking for a sangria recipe or cocktail to celebrate the occasion, I’ve put together a cocktail board.  From a Passion Fruit & Ginger cocktail to an Ultimate Rum Punch recipe, I’m sure you’ll find a refreshing drink to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.



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Spring Market Quality Bed Linens Introductions

Happy Monday!  Wake up to new bed linens, coffee and sunshine.  I’ve sourced high quality bed lines on my recent trip to spring High Point Market.  Spring is the perfect time to spruce up the bedroom.

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For a summer cottage or beach house these selections add color and pattern.

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Perfect pairings for a modern mix.

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Power Monday: Spring Pastels


Swing into spring with pretty pastels for work.  A floral scarf or umbrella to wash away the Monday blues and get into a Power Monday state of mind.  Go ahead conquer that task, make the pitch on that idea, or try something new.  The arrival of spring brings rebirth and opportunity.  Happy Power Monday!polyvoreswingintospring

 Zara Bell Sleeve Coat / Panacea Pastel Crystal Flower Bib Necklace  /Valentino Pastel Colorblock Swing Coat /Nomad Footwear Blue Puddles Rain Boot /Lily and Lionel Multicolour Flores Pastel Scarf /Oscar de la Renta Floral-print nylon-blend umbrella    
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