Missing From Your Closet

missing-closet-blog-about-design-template-WOMEN {WOMEN} Dress: Tart | Top: Velvet by Graham & Spencer | Shorts: Topshop | Necklace: Joomi Lim | Heels: Valentino | Sunglasses: Jimmy Choo | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Jeans: Moto | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Necklace: J.Crew | Dress: Issa | Heels: Sophia Webster | WatchRumbaTime

missing-closet-blog-about-design-template-MEN {MEN} Shirt: Rip Curl | Jeans: Billabong | Sneakers: Rag & Bone | Backpack: Herschel | Sunglasses: Illesteva | Briefcase: Ben Minkoff | Boat Shoes: Quoddy | Pants: Lira | Shirt: J.Crew | Tie: ASOS | Boardshorts: O’Neill | Shirt: On The Byas | ShoesBirkenstock

Pink Roses

PINK-ROSES-BLOG-ABOUT-DESIGN PINK-ROSES-BLOG-ABOUT-DESIGN-1 PINK-ROSES-BLOG-ABOUT-DESIGN PINK-ROSES-BLOG-ABOUT-DESIGN PINK-ROSES-BLOG-ABOUT-DESIGN Necklace: J.Crew | Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Jeans: Rag & Bone | Bag: Cole Haan | Bracelet 1: J.Crew | Bracelet 2: Ben Amum (Similar) | ShoesTory Burch (Similar)

Good morning readers! For today’s B.A.D Street look I wanted to keep it classic and fresh. I’m a huge fan of flowers, and love placing a bouquet in a flat tote. Flowers liven a look and add a pop of color. Are you a fan of the look? –Ashley 

Travel In Style To Naples, Italy

Amalfikueste_Fischerort-Positano-naples-italy-blog-about-design (ABOVE) Naples curved bay mountain side. I was literally speechless when I came across this stunning photograph of Naples. The stunning blue water and colorful homes curved around the mountains is so scenic.

I’m a huge fan of Italy, especially southern Italy. Naples, which is located south of Rome is one of the most historic and culturally rich city in the world. The city has the best of everything. Delicious food, incredible architecture, and stunning views of the Mediterranean sea. Looking through countless photographs of Naples, I was drawn by the beautiful array of colors. The buildings in Naples are not dark and cold, but rather bright and vibrant. This energy is carried through in the boats, decor, and people, etc. Naples, is the place to be if you want to smile and enjoy life! 

One of my favorite shots is the third photograph down with the colorful boats, and buildings. It perfectly shows what Naples is all about. What do you think of Naples, Italy? Have you been here before? Let me know in the comments, I love hearing from you! Now go eat some pizza!

flowers-Naples-italy (ABOVE) This photograph was taken at the Castle Nuovo, which is a medieval castle located in Naples. Despite the castle being incredible dark and grand, the grounds are full of white and pink flowers and beautiful Cypress trees!

Naples-Italy-blog-about-design (ABOVE) What I love about this photograph is not just that the buildings are colorful, but the beauty of the actual colors. The yellow buildings look like they are gold leafed. What a stunning yellow!

Pizza-at-Da-Michele-blog-about-design-naples-italy (ABOVE) Going to Naples, you need to try some pizza. This is a classic pizza with mozzarella cheese, sauce, and a thin crust. How yummy!

dessert-naples-italy-lobster-tail-blog-about-design (ABOVE) Another classic Italian food is the Lobster Tail. A rich creamy filling and a crispy shell, what’s is not to love about this dessert. I’m literally salivating one!

street-naples-blog-about-design (ABOVE) The streets in Naples are narrow. When walking thorough the city, you’ll see clothing hanging overhead, people on their scooters zipping by, and cars trying to squeeze. I love an old city!

blog-about-design-galleria-umberto-2-naples (ABOVE)The Galleria Umberto is an impeccable public shopping gallery in Naples. It was built in the late 1800s and houses great shopping in the most beautiful space I have ever seen.

olivia-Palermo-blog-about-design-italy Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Blazer: Vince Camuto (Similar) | Peplum: ASOS (Similar) | Shorts: Barney’s Warehouse | Pumps: Stuart Weitzman

Capri_marina piccola-blog-about-design (ABOVE) This photograph is not from Naples, but rather taken in Capri which is a small island south of Naples. I was so impressed by this photograph that I had to feature it. Here you’ll see sailboats passing though.

(Photography via 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9)

1-BLOG-ABOUT-DESIGN-PACK-IN-YOUR-SUITECASE-ITALY {WOMEN} Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg | Top: Topshop | ShortsAJ Jeans | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim | SunglassesStella McCartney | SkirtChicwish | Clutch: Santi | Sandals: Sam Edelman | Jeans: Topshop | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Flip Flops: Splendid | Necklace: Oscar de la Renta | Tee: Topshop | HotpantsTopshop

Red Bag Rocker & Tory Burch Giveaway Winner

blog-about-design-kate-spade-rocker-1 (5.1) blog-about-design-kate-spade-rocker-1 (6) blog-about-design-kate-spade-rocker-1 (4) BLOG-ABOUT-DESIGN-KATE-SPACE-ROCKER Top: Parker (Similar) | Shorts: Nasty Gal | Tote: Kate Spade | Bracelet 1: Paloma Picasso | Bracelet 2: Jules Smith | Bracelet 3: Chan Luu | Necklace: J.Crew (Similar) | ShoesFree People (Similar)

Good morning readers! For today’s B.A.D Street look I wanted to keep it classic and edgy. I love mixing timeless pieces like a Kate Spade bag with a little rocker twist. Every look should have some type of twist! What types of pieces do you like to add to your look to spice it up? –Ashley 

Congratulations to Kim P. Cole, you are the winner of the Tory Burch Espadrille Giveaway! We will be contacting you via email shortly!

Pieces You Need For Under $150

PIECES-UNDER-150-template-blog-about-design {WOMEN} Dress: Topshop | Bag: Topshop | Necklace: J.Crew | Espadrilles: Schutz | SunglassesOlivers Peoples | SandalsSigerson Morrison | Kimono: Topshop | Shorts: Current/ Elliott | Necklace: J.Crew | Hobo Bag: Bop Basics | Skirt: W118 Walter Baker | Bracelet: Loren Hope | Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Romper: Band of Outsiders

Moving In To East Hampton

welcome-to-127-main-street-east-hampton-BLOG-ABOUT-DESIGN (ABOVE) The wood front gate really works for me. I’m so used to seeing iron gates, which can be very harsh. The wood gate is very inviting and makes you want to come by.

The Hampton’s has to be one of my favorite places to escape to in the summer. It’s convenient if you live in NYC and need a quick getaway, and it’s full of stunning architecture and beautiful beaches! This East Hampton’s treasure is not the typical Hampton’s style house. It was built in the late 1930s by the architectural firm Wyeth and King. The home was owned by Robert Lion Gardiner. It features 10 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms, boasting over 10,000 sq ft on 5 acres. What I find to be appealing about this home is the exterior stone work. The home looks like it could belong in Europe not the Hampton’s. As much as I love the Hampton’s, seeing shingle homes after shingle homes can be very monotonous. This old world gem stands out among the other homes. 

The interior of the home is quite surprising. It’s not traditional like you’d expect, but rather eclectic; mixing together modern, vintage, and traditional-style pieces. I decided to go with this theme when selecting furniture pieces I’d buy (once I move in of course)! Being that we’re in the Hampton’s, I choose many white pieces. Something fresh and light is what you want when you’re minutes away from the beach. The Nazmiyal rug adds a bit of color to an otherwise neutral colored home. A home like this needs pieces that play to its old world architecture (woods, rich pieces, soft materials), but also needs pieces that suite its location. What do you think of the furniture picks? Would you ‘Move In‘?

blog-about-design-east-hampton-estate (ABOVE) The front of the house is very inviting. I love the stone work. The home feels very old world Europe and not Hampton’s.

blog-about-design-east-hampton (ABOVE) The back of the home is very fresh. Between the fountain and all the greenery, you really feel like you are on vacation! The blue awnings soften the stone.

blog-about-design-the-stone-home-east-hampton (ABOVE) The Provence garden is absolutely incredible. What wonderful array of flowers, and shrubs. My only critic of the garden is that there looks to be no path through it. Perhaps the photograph doesn’t show a pathway, but I’d love to walk through the garden with my morning coffee!

blog-about-design-coutyard (ABOVE) The back patio is the place to relax. Here you’re able to soak in all the incredible details of the home, and property! I’m a huge fan of the white furnishings, they allow the property to take center stage.

blog-about-design-pool-hamptons (ABOVE) A pool is necessary on any Hampton’s property, however, I love a pool deck that is grass and not stone. There is something wonderful about being able to feel the grass through your toes as you run around the pool. This is something I will need to change! I do like the white lounge chairs and potted plants through! Very clean and simple.

blog-about-design-living-room-eclectic-hamptons (ABOVE) I decided to keep with the contemporary theme of the home. In the living room I love all the armchairs and the flowers. This space needs a rug though! For me, a rug pulls together a whole space, without one a room just feels like it’s missing something.

blog-about-design-east-hamptons-estate (ABOVE) An aerial shot of the home. Isn’t this home situated in such a perfect place? I love all the tree’s surrounding the home. It’s great that the trees are further away from the home, to allow lots of natural light into the home. Great decision to not try and match the stone of the home on the garage. It was much smarter to simply paint the addition white.

(Photography via Corcoran)

BLOG-ABOUT-DESIGN-FURNITURE-BOARD-HAMPTONS-COPYRIGHT Chandelier: Karina Gentinetta | Dining Room Table: RCM Galerie | Dining Table Chairs: Pegboard Modern | Water Jug/ Pitcher: Percy’s Silver | Bar Stools: Harris Kratz | Pendant Lights: Breaad | Rug: Nazmiyal | Arm Chairs: H.M. Luther | Living Room Console Table: Classic Modern Design | Bedroom Desk: Liza Sherman |Side Table: Arlene Angard | LampsPierre Anthony