DIY Category Archives

Rolf Sugar Skulls:

I came across these Rolf glasses at a home store when I was in the Hamptons and fell in love.  I’m a huge fan of skulls (especially the sugar skull breed) and of course wine glasses (this summer has been all about the rose’).  I can appreciate that they come in two different sizes as well, 15 oz and 21 oz.  While it’s hot out …

Styling: The Closet Edit

I have been styling for almost 11 years now (which, when I reflect upon writing, makes me sound old).  I started as a PR assistant at a boutique agency, and I continued for many years as the Fashion and Accessories editor at Gotham, Hamptons and the rest of the Niche Media magazines.    After leaving publishing, I continued to style both for companies (JCPenny, Old …

Paint It Black:

  Sometimes the simplest solution to transitioning a home accessory you already own and don’t love, to one you own and do love, comes down to changing the color.  I moved to our house with two sets of Michael Aram red lacquer coral candlesticks that I previously had in our city apartment.  While I loved the look of them in theory, in actuality they went with nothing in my …

Butterfly Kisses:

I was shopping with a client at Club Monaco and fell in love with what I saw behind the check out counter–the palest blue wall with gilded butterflies.  This is a fabulous idea for a little girl’s room, and pretty simple to do.  You can buy paper or plastic butterflies, spray them gold and affix them to the wall.  Add a bird cage for good measure, …

Rainbow Looms Are All The Rage:

While these rainbow looms may be intended for kids, it seems to be the adults who have quickly made this artsy hobby into their passion, and some might even say addiction.  I’ve seen them whipped out after the kids go to sleep–the moms loom together while indulging in a glass of Pinot.  Forget about painted seashells being sold at the beach or kids having a …