14 December 2014

HOLIDAY DECOR | tree trimming with elves

I've been blessed with a great, fun job during this holiday season...
working with friends decorating homes for the Holidays.
We've had a blast!  Here are some elves that have been used in some homes and
I find them so fun and inspiring...they really bring the 'jolly' to a home.

03 December 2014

FAVORITE ROOM | a room to dream, live, love in

grey + creamy whites + candle light + gold/silver = cozy winter retreat
all the right elements are represented here...
metallic shimmer, textures, neutral palette, light
antiques mixed with modern

Guest living area fireplace, terra cotta ceiling tile

happy musing

                   xoxo, ande

19 November 2014

HOLIDAY | decorating inspiration

I adore a white Christmas Tree
 ....add on some extra flocking, lots of glittering ornaments in metallic gold and
silver, soft pastels, and gold berries....perfection!


09 November 2014

STUDIO TIME | taking orders for Christmas


My latest work in the studio has been a new collection of phone cases
I'm inspired by vintage jewelry + postcards + ads 
They are super durable... I've been using my Alice in Wonderland Haute Tea mixed with a little Guns n Roses flair cover for about 6 months now and have had no problem with any jewels coming loose so I'm confident they will stand up to daily use.

15 July 2014

DECOR MUSINGS | more neutral palettes

Design Inspiration coming from lovely Southshore Decorating
soft grey walls + white sofas + antiques + shine + natural wood floors

South Shore Decorating Blog: Sunday Dreaming with Lots of Beautiful Rooms

02 June 2014


creating glam + comfort with
LUXE finishes + fabrics + monochromatic palettes

Gramercy Park Loft by David Howell
Manhattan home of architect David Howell + interior designer Steffani Aarons

04 May 2014

FASHION CONSCIOUS | building community initiatives

While searching through spring|summer collections I came upon Maiyet ....
and right away I loved the clothes & accessories....light, airy.... just right for this season.
Then I discovered that not only are the fashions awesome but also their story.
Here's a little excerpt from their about page and a look into their latest collection

| Maiyet
...... is pioneering a new luxury by creating a fashion brand that celebrates rare artisanal skills from unexpected places. 
Maiyet’s uniquely inspired, design driven collection seeks to elevate the next generation of master craftsmen from places such as Colombia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mongolia, and Peru. 
In addition to sourcing from these global artisans, Maiyet deploys customized training programs that allow its partners to create higher-quality, exceptional product and promote stability and prosperity in their communities. 



read more about their collaborations with NEST
shop the collections here

11 April 2014


currently obsessing over the modern spaces created 
by Michael Dawkins... now i've totally decided I MUST have a sale
and replace our current traditional mocha damask sofa with 
a totally fabulous modern piece like any of these dreamy white confections

| Miami PentHouse |

07 April 2014

OUTDOOR SPACES | Design Inspiration

 raised container beds

lifeisbeautifulsimplicity:  Beautiful Simplicity  via Vintage Home
love this driveway!  via 'the fuller view'

Detached garage by Peter Zimmerman
pz architects
 the path and white hydrangeas ... gorgeous

Blue veronica with ferns. Gorgeous for the shade garden!

  2 | 34 | 5 | 6

Happy Gardening
                xoxo, ande

31 March 2014


Since Spring's arrival... late but at last here... I've been so inspired to host 
a spring fling tea party.  No special event necessary, just lots of fine teas, adored 
serving pieces, flowers and of course gorgeous tasty treats, all homemade.
There's nothing more scrumptious than homemade biscotti, scones, tea sandwiches,
and cakes, coupled with fabulous exotic teas.
All the recipes for the following images are linked at the bottom, so lets get
cooking and host a fab haute tea party for all our friends to
break from the hectic work week and enjoy spring.


23 March 2014


needed..... fresh spring fashions 
tired of the drab heavy winter clothes?

here's some crisp spring haute looks 
Express By Sydne Style
express by sydne style

04 March 2014


as an artist|designer I'm always admiring studio spaces and here are some
of my favorites and some ideas on how to get organized + get this look
I've been revamping my workspace at home so I'll be trying some of these ideas

this studio space is amazing...it has the feel of getting away from all distraction to be able to focus
on your projects....natural sunlight + large work surfaces + shelves for organizing
A great looking artist studio.

01 March 2014

ART + DECOR | what I'm obsessing over

ok...I know I've been obsessing over this black and white stuff for weeks now....
well months now.  And between the rug I'm wanting and these abstract pieces
I'm not getting much sleep lets just say.... I wake in the middle of the night picturing
a blank canvas or a huge sheet of heavy watercolor paper and drops of black.... grey and gold
and ebony ink.... and thin lovely frames...either in gold or black... heck I even love
these in white ... when I say I'm obsessing...I really am.

#neutral and comfy...

these Brice Marden prints + something else that i just adore is this champagne velvet sofa...swoooon!

17 February 2014


My to do list keeps growing... 
and so does the wish list
right now I'm obsessed with this rug

Room View

how fab it would look in my LR

I really, really need these in my studio/office
I'm inclined to keep way too many magazines lying about in stacks collecting dust
these boxes would help greatly

and I'm still loving a nude nail by Tom Ford.... its always gorgeous and appropriate
and on the opposing side of 'Toasted Sugar' is this lovely shade called 'Bitter Bitch' 
 which was named a NM Beauty Award Finalist for 2014


Happy Monday Morning musings....
                                             xoxo, ande

12 February 2014

ANDE'S GIFT GUIDE | Valentines Edition

Thought I would try out a new type of post for me ....a gift guide.
I see so many bloggers doing this and some ewindow shopping sounded fun this morning
so here goes..... these are just a few items I think anyone would love to receive...especially me 
*hint hint sweetie
Jonathan Adler | Muse Noir Ceramic Candle 
seriously gorgeous candle + vase 
kelly wearstler | Plum Channel Pillow
sink into this down filled lovely from KW ... luxe fabrics and original art

j'adore this little book clutch from Kate Spade
I saw it on Meg Biram's edit and absolutley love it and
Meg's Edit is always packed full of inspiration ...check it out here

kelly wearstler | Fixation Key Chain
CRUSH! I love this fab key chain from KW... perfect gift for your BFF

MAC Heroine Lipstick
what girl wouldn't love a killer pout via M.A.C. Cosmetics

Happy <3 day Shopping
                               xoxo, ande

09 February 2014


I'm still contemplating black doors going into the dining room...
I love this exterior door in black
~Vicki Archer
and this was the picture that inspired me at first... I posted it a few days ago and it made
me think of doors going into a formal dining area and how dramatic this would be
beautiful chair & ottoman

i definitely love the matte finish instead of shiny ....I think 

black double doors and contrasting white walls
via girl of 100 lists
our doors are swinging french doors going from the living room into the dining
Main Entrance concept

the shine is so glam and i do think it would be too over the top dressy for our little cottage
what do you think of black doors for the entrance to a dining area?
Black doors
via manhattan-nest.com
Lorenzo Castillo via La Dolce Vita- beautiful use of black, white and natural textures
via paloma81.blogspot.com

Happy Sunday Morning!
                                xo ande

08 February 2014

DESIGN MUSE | black and white

A bathroom of a Paris apartment decorated by Frédéric Méchiche
via Elle Decor

Simply Black and White...
via my design chic

Hollywood Luxe Interiors,  InStyle-Decor.com Beverly Hills
Hollywood Luxe Interiors | InStyleDecor.com | Beverly Hills
visit and follow me on my pinterest board | Haute Coco Home
for more inspiration

Hallway via that nordic feeling

Happy Saturday Morning
                                    xoxo, ande

06 February 2014

DESIGN MUSE tranquil greys | vintage pieces

Love this dining room table and chairs.  Using vintage in your decor brings a level
of authenticity to the room that you just cant get by purchasing all new items.

via shopstyle

so crushing on this chair!  Recover a vintage wing chair with this fab fabric and get some glam going.
I could just kick myself too... you know when you see something....your out shopping and you think OMG I should really get that now.... cant believe I found this here....and then you think hmm maybe I should wait or look one more place and you come back and its gone.....well I did that...again! Why I havent learned yet to NEVER do that..... its beyond me but yea.... the rug below.... I found it...here in my small home town and I didnt get it that very moment... i came back with the bf in tow and it was of course gone. Sad!
Lesson.....if you love it...don't pass it up EVER~

via jewinjcrew.tumblr.com 

another thing I'm absolutely dying over is this black door.... well and the grey chair.
But I'm thinking that a pair of swinging black doors entering the dining room would be swoon worthy..yes?

beautiful chair & ottoman
via thebookofsecrets.tumblr.com

Currently in the process of painting a dresser grey ...and a bookcase.... i'm totally into the tranquility of grey mixed with the glam of gold, black and white.
I love these prints with a large expanse of white mat and a thin gold frame.

Artwork in gold frames
via decorpad

                                 xoxo ande