NY Times: Jamie Drake's Temporary Rental



I love the chairs and flokati rug.


Jamie Drake, interior designer to the likes of Michael Bloomberg and Madonna, managed to decorate his temporary condominium at the cost of $19,400.  The costs include paint, the silk taffeta window treatments, silk pillows, ceiling lights, and the reupholstering of several pieces of furniture. 
  

The desk lamps are from Artemide Tolomeo.


The green wall is Forest Moss by Benjamin Moore.  The pillows are from ABC Home.

The hand chair brings new meaning every time you sit down.

When you've got views like that, you definitely want as much seating as possible facing out towards the windows.

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Top Chef Masters: Houston's own Monica Pope!


Houston's own, Monica Pope, will be battling it out on Bravo's Top Chef Masters: Season 2.  The James Beard Award nominee is the chef/owner of the high acclaimed t'afia. She has been immensely generous in helping out High Fashion Home with staff and food for several of our charity events.  Top Chef happens to be one of my favorite shows. I'm always amazed how these chefs can spontaneously conjure up such a diverse set of delectable dishes each and every episode.   Monica Pope is one of Houston's most decorated chefs, so expect great things when season 2 starts on April 7th.


Also, Monica hosts the Midtown Farmer's Market at t'afia every Saturday.  A dedicated following comes out every week, rain or shine, to experience a wonderful home-grown market.   Monica offers a free cooking class during the Market.  Free cooking classes from a Top Chef....sign me up!  Check out her great cooking blog too!

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High Fashion!

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Splendid at High Fashion Home

Splendid rugby striped top in white/navy stripe $73

Splendid blazer $97

Splendid modal/lycra foldover top leggings $62

Karma Living recycled materials bag $50

Studded leather bangle $9

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DePetra

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High Fashion Home is excited to receive our new jewelry line this week. Each of these organic and stylish pieces are made by hand by local Houston sisters Cynthia Sheridan and Lorena Rodriguez. Be on the look out for wide cuffs, leather wrap bracelets, thin layering metal bangles, earrings and rings all embellished with hand selected stones. Prices starting at $84.

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Kelly Wearstler Returns to the Avalon!

Kelly Wearstler is not my obsession, just a passion. In the February 2010 issue of Lonny Magazine, they took an in-depth look at Kelly Wearstler bringing mid-century, Italian flair into the Avalon Hotel. Wearstler did the original interior design when her husband, Brad Korzen, originally redeveloped this 1940's hotel. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of this Beverly Hills hideaway, Wearstler was back at work updating this chic boutique hotel that originally helped put her on the national interior design map. Check out some of the breathtaking pics as Wearstler weaves her decorating magic.


The blue terrazzo is unbelievably beautiful. The bar stools with the gold plating exude class and sophistication.


Love the chairs.


A lounge seating area that functionally allows every patron to have their own seat.


I just liked how the calm mood is evoked in this setting.


The colors, natural light, and clean decor makes this the ideal place for a cafe.


I'm blown away by the crackled glass base detailing. That is a dining set that I would pay some serious money for.


Lounge chairs that are fully padded in white.


It is amazing how true artist draw their inspiration.


The wallpaper is ridiculously cool. I spy the Cora Floor Lamp in the corner.

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Lonny Magazine Mention!


It was like play a game of "Where's Waldo?", but we finally tracked down the Porter Floor Lamp in the latest February 2010 issue of Lonny Magazine. In the talented Ryan Korban's own Manhattan studio, the Porter Floor Lamp sits inconspicuously in the corner. If you haven't checked out Lonny Magazine, please do. It is by some of the same folks that brought us our once beloved Domino Magazine.

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HFH Boutique

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Yoana Baraschi silk tribal chain dress $328
Seamless gray leggings with tuxedo stripe side detail $21
Wide bangle bracelet $13.75

Yoana Baraschi dress detail
Have you been to the new womenswear and accessory boutique at High Fashion Home lately? Well, our buyers have just come back from market and are really excited about the new spring and summer lines coming in. If you haven't shopped with us yet, or you've been away for awhile, come check out High Fashion Home spring/summer '10.

Velvet
Ella Moss
Splendid
Chan Luu
Rachel Pally
Ali Ro
Monrow
Jwla and Johnny Was
Enza Costa
Left Coast by Dolan
Saivana
Corey Lynn Calter
Akiko
Cynthia Steffe
McGuinn
Meghan
Goldhawk
BCBG generation
Heather
Dreamsack bamboo clothing
213 Industry belts and shoes
Matt and Nat eco-friendly bags
Cheryl Dufault hand torn and washed leather cuffs with vintage badges and coins
Tolani scarves
Anu by Naturals scarves
Raina Belts
Dog-eared necklaces
Alex and Ani bracelets


See you soon!

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Great Valentine's Gift Ideas $40 And Under!

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Jeweled Bib Necklace $39.00
(Nothing dresses up a plain tee or tank like a trendy bib style necklace!)


Alex & Ani quill feather bracelet $40.00
(Why get just one... these look great layered)



Zipper bracelet in silver and gold $32.oo
(Of course, she needs both!)

All available at High Fashion Home!

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Shadowplay

Islands Necklace, $388
This one will have to be filed under the "Look, but Don't Touch" category. Unless, that is, you have $300+ to spend on one necklace. One hauntingly beautiful, etheral, feather-light necklace. Until that day, I'll have to settle with drooling on my keyboard or learning how to knit like Shadowplay's designer. I won't hold my breath.


Septemberist Necklace, $455


Harkness Necklace, $290

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Leg Warmers


Surely, your overworked dining chairs get chilly, too?! All day long, being pulled in and out and all around the house. They deserve a little something special to wear. Give them Chair Personality Socks. 


My favorite are the argyle variety. What was once plain is now a prepster chair! Get 'em at Charles & Marie.

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