Entries in hugo guinness (6)


apartment update

Thank you to everyone who emailed and commented on my last post! A reader suggested Benjamin Moore's Queen Anne Pink, and it was exactly what I was looking for. I'm very happy with the way my walls turned out -- grown up, but still feminine (thank you Abigail!!).

After my saintly little brother helped me paint last weekend, I (naturally) went on a bit of craigslist shopping spree. Not to brag, but if Craigslist stalking was a sport I'd probably medal in it. I think that's what happens when you're delightfully impoverished yet don't want to live like it. Anywho, I foud those gold leaf brass bamboo coffee tables for $12 a piece, and the clean-lined gold sofa - which needs to be reupholstered - for $100. 

Of course, the room is hardly finished. Above are the items I'd love to buy next. Acquiring things slowly makes me appreciate what I have... but my inner Veruca Salt wants it all NOW! 

Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp. Bay Leaf Wreath for the front door (which I will probably paint in some way...). Opus 2 by Chad Wys (found through my friend Katie who has the best taste ever). Cheeky Nude Silhouette by Hugo Guinness. Modern White Plastic Chair. Claire Vivier Tassel. Cowhide Rug. 


une citation

"We forgive all of our friends who make us laugh, don't we?" 

-Hugo Guinness


want of the day

Someday, I wish to have an entire gallery wall dedicated to the artist Hugo Guinness à la Kate & Andy Spade. Mr. Guinness’ simple prints have earned the approval everyone from Rita Konig to John Derian (who sells his prints and products in his famed Manhattan storefront). If you’re a big fan, click here to see another fantastic Guinness gallery wall (as featured in Real Simple) and here to see the home he shares with wife and fellow artist Elliott Puckette. I think his work would make a great gift, don’t you? 

(Photo courtesy of The Selby)


the fall flea at jayson home & garden

Last night, I had the privilege of attending the launch of Jayson Home & Garden’s annual European flea market. Browsing through Caroline Scheeler and team’s exotic offerings is not unlike visiting a finely curated museum exhibit. Ms. Scheeler and Viktor Van Bramer, Jayson Home & Garden’s visual merchandiser, spend hours upon hours styling the merchandise to perfection. (though we all know that merchandise selected by Caroline Scheeler would look fantastic in any sort of state!). I was lucky enough to snap a photo with Viktor and Jayson’s photographer, Jessica (she’s the girl who shoots their catalogues-- how cool is that?), who are both so lovely. Oh Jayson, I’m going to miss you when I move to Kansas City! I’m hoping that they eventually expand to have a presence nationwide... this way, everyone could share in the unique experience that is Jayson Home & Garden. That store is truly amazing.

(p.s.-- I about fell over when I saw the wall of Hugo Guinness prints.
They are so beautiful in person!)

hugo guinness in real simple

My heart literally skipped a beat when I came across this gorgeous collage of Hugo Guinness artwork in the September 2010 issue of Real Simple! I often browse through his work on John Derian’s website—I love it all. Mr. Guinness’ admirers include the likes of style icon Rita Konig and Kate Spade New York (the company hangs his prints in their boutiques). The home of Hugo Guinness and his wife,  artist Elliott Puckette, is featured in Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People-- you can see some images here :)  

(photo by William Abranowicz; scanned by me)