Miranda Brooks at home in Brooklyn NYC

When landscape designer and Vogue Contributing Editor Miranda Brooks , her architect husband, Bastien Halard, and their two daughters, Poppy, six, and Violette Grey, four, left Manhattan for Brooklyn, Bastien suggested they “just pretend we’re moving to the country.” What ensued was a complete renovation of the couple’s charming four-story Neo-Grec Boerum Hill brownstone, transformed into a lush wonderland garden home that feels miles from the city.

Let’s have a look at their lovely abode.

at home in new york with Marie-Hélène de Taillac

Inspired by Marie-Antoinette’s small theater in the Petit Trianon at Versailles, the Upper East Side pied-à-terre of jewelry designer Marie-Hélène de Taillac could not be more refined. When she isn’t in Paris or Jaipur, the designer resides in her Manhattan home, conveniently located three floors above her namesake boutique at 20 East 69th Street.


Dating back to the age of 3, 

NYC Home of Ryan Korban

“He is one of the most meticulous self-made untrained stylists around. His technique is to incorporate something unbelievably ornate, rich, or brazen—say crystal lamps, a load of them, as if straight from napoleon’s room at the Louvre—and strip said piece of all its aforementioned connotations. It ends up looking exclusively Ryan.”

Ryan Korban

The introduction continues, “His exactitude speaks to a very basic desire we all strive for.  We want our spaces to be attractive and inspirational,

Anthony Edwards and Jeanine Lobell  at home in New York City

Bold color comes naturally to gregarious cosmetics executive Jeanine Lobell, a makeup artist whose unapologetically saturated hues caused quite the sensation when she created Stila, her cosmetics line, 17 years ago. Hardly one to follow rules, when the free-spirited Lobell, her husband, actor Anthony Edwards, their four children, two Chihuahuas, and pair of parakeets moved to Manhattan from Los Angeles several years ago, they wanted their  5,000-square-foot Park Avenue apartment to reflect their New York City lifestyle,

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Home of Michelle James Lighting Designer

I love featuring looks inside local interiors – they exemplify that stylish people have stylish homes.

Lighting designer Michelle James is no exception. Welcome to the four-story, five-bedroom brownstone she shares with her film editor husband Tom Scherma, and their six-year-old son Gray, in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn.  After purchasing their historic 1899 home in 2006, Michelle began an extensive renovation of the property in 2008.  

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Holiday House Hamptons Sarah Sarna

Since its inception in 2008, this is the seventh consecutive year that breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner and the New York City design community will unite to create Manhattan’s Holiday House Designer Showhouse benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993.

Now established as one of the premier showhouses in the country, this summer Holiday House has expanded to Bridgehampton for the first ever Holiday House Hamptons

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Matthew Patrick Smyth Designer Visions Hermes Wallpaper

There is something so serene about this neutral leafy Hermès wallpaper in pattern“Feuillage,” used in this petite Manhattan home office. The custom-made desk is made of a galvanized-­steel oil drum cut in half with a desk top finished by the Alpha Workshops in the color of old red leather-bound books. The sheer linen roman shades maximize the light, and the chairs from John Boone (which I used in a past project) could not be more comfortable.

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Black Wallpapered Kitchen by Rita Konig

Who says a small kitchen should be short on style?  This New-York-City-size studio kitchen makes a statement with black-painted cabinetry and a feminine black floral print wallpaper.  Storage is maximized, ceiling-high, and the overall effect makes the bite-sized space feel much bigger than it is.

I often get (welcome) emails from readers asking about the various sources from LTLYDA posts. Questions usually include, ‘where is it from,’ and ‘how can I get it?!”  

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DIFFA 2013 at the AD Home Show


Hi, I am Courtney Price from CourtneyPrice.com, here today to talk about tabletop inspiration. If you are like me, you might be low on entertaining ideas from time to time.  The table setting is as important as the food in my opinion, it is your way of literally setting the stage for the show that lies ahead. A beautifully set table is a visual gift to your guests that communicates their importance to you.

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Dream, Daily: A Drapey Taupey Master Bath | Live The Life You Dream About | Lifestyle Blog by Sarah Sarna

I love the chocolate velvet armchair, the taupe wall color, the gauzy drapes, and the mix of silver (tub hardware), gold (pendant with exposed bulb over the tub), and black finishes (wire basket and curtain rods).  And the high ceilings, white floors, and the morning sunlight.

Image / Interior Design:  Shane Deary and Kerri Russell, of the Brooklyn home. Photographer: William Waldron for Elle Decor

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