Interior of the Week

Design*Sponge offered a sneak peek of Jen Mankins' adorable home in Brooklyn last May.  As the owner of Bird she offers an eclectic sense of style and lots of color.

I love the coziness of the egg chair and the mix of all the patterns.
(I'm also envious of her fantastic record collection.)

I love libraries and this modern take of organizing by color really adds cohesion and pop to their dining room.

This apartment is so delightfully personalized, it really shows how to incorporate your style and travels into your decor.


Lizzie Fortunato

This line of jewelry designed by Elizabeth and operated by her twin Kathryn Fortunato, Lizzie Fortunato Jewels, has a fascinating mix of materials and modern silhouettes.

 Desert Necklace

 Le Smoking Necklace

Pyramid Necklace


Happy Thanksgiving!

I was trying to find a picture of Julia Child with a turkey but instead all I found was this picture of her with a goose...
Oh well, Happy Thanksgiving!


Wool and the Gang

These knitting kits from Wool and the Gang are so cool.  I've been teaching myself to knit and these kits come with everything, the yarn, needles, pattern, etc.  What a fantastic (albeit expensive) way to practice a bigger project, like a sweater, or to learn new stitches.


Karen Walker

New Zealand-born designer, Karen Walker, celebrates the anti-It-girl and her pieces definitely make a statement...


Interior of the Week

Although minimalism has its advantages, there is much to be said for excess.
Peter Durham has an eclectic style and brings his background in France, Spain, and New York City to his 1920's Spanish home in Los Angeles.

I adore the collection of art that really allows the room to have personality.  The couch looks so inviting and the mix of patterns is bright and modern, with a vintage twist.
This is a room that looks personal and warm, and I think that's the real point of design.



I love a good print and this Mociun Water Line Dress is divinely dreamy...



This French label, Sessùn, was inspired by a trip to Latin America and the culture and craftsmanship of the area.  I love that this designer focuses on making wardrobe staples rather than trendy collections.

Julie & Candy Coat                                                    Shivo Dress

 Heartbreakers Dress                                            Georgia Tunic


North Dakota

I don't really have anything to post today, but looking through old photos I found this picture that my brother took on a family vacation to North Dakota in 2002.

(It may look like 1973, but it was 2002.)



I am always wondering how to pack jewelry for travel and this jewelry wallet from Gorjana is incredible; it has a ring bar, two zippered pockets for earrings or bracelets, and six divided spaces for necklaces!

I am so in love... 


Interior of the Week

This room is so whimsical and divine.  I am a huge fan of so many things in this room: the canopy bed, the zigzag rug, and the botanical wallpaper.

The pops of blue add freshness to the space and the curtains are gorgeous.  I also love that the symmetry of the lamps and the small tables ground all the prints.  This Miles Redd room definitely shows the way to maximize the punch in a small room.  



This New York-based label was inspired by recreating the trench, Gryphon is gorgeously crafted and the perfect blend of tough and pretty.

Spring 2010

Fall 2010


tastesorangey on Etsy

Looking through Creature Comforts fantastic Gifted Magazine, I came across an interview with Papersnitch blogger Brittni Mehlhoff.  She suggested these prints from tastesorangey as holiday gifts and I agree wholeheartedly.
(The image is printed and then sewn onto watercolor paper, such a sweet touch.)

To the Clouds sewn print

Note: I have changed the blog to www.stylemewhimsy.com instead of .blogspot.com.  I hope this makes the blog more streamlined and efficient.  Thanks for your patience with any potential glitches. 


Carrie Saxl

I came across Carrie Saxl's work on Gilt Groupe, where I bought a shadow necklace for graduation.  Lately I'm loving this feather necklace, it has such a delicate toughness.


Eryn Brinie

I love the femininity and coziness that Eryn Brinie's pieces seem to effortlessly exude.

 Leopard Icon                                        Cascade Cardigan

Boyfriend Cardigan                                        Sabrina Cape


Interior of the Week

I have been known to swoon over anything "Modern" and this room has it all, from the Platner coffee table to the Saarinen dining table...

I love that although the furniture is time period specific, the space feels fresh and modern with the infusion of color.  The patterned fabric on those chairs is amazing and if you look closely the door adds a pop of yellow (adorable.)

This view of Moises Esquenazi's Rancho Mirage in California shows not only another classic, Le Corbusier's LC4 chaise, but a serene and inviting patio.  I could definitely handle living in this space.



This Jupiter scrap light reminds me of architecture school. 
I do love cardboard, it is entirely underrated.

P.S. More cardboard fixtures.



I love these Crackling Flame Heels by Cynthia Vincent.



These pieces from EmersonMade are so timeless and total wardrobe staples.
(I adore this tweed jacket.)