City Modern NYC

There is no question that New York City is the pinnacle of the design realm of fashion, architecture and interiors in America and for much of the world.  Dwell and New York magazines are celebrating the city’s design thumb with the 2nd Annual City Modern Festival which ends on October 4.  The past week has been full of programming and home tours exhibiting modern architecture and design.  Some of design’s most powerful intelligencia participated in panel discussions, including architect David Rockwell, brand-genius Jonathan Adler and Thos. Moser furniture designer Adam Rogers.

Last weekend there were 10 gorgeous homes in Manhattan and Brooklyn that were open for the curious peruser.  Wish I could have attended but at least I found some great photos of the cool pads.  This is definitely on my to-do list for the future.

Fractal Pad, Manhattan

Meatpacking Loft, Manhattan

Skyhouse, Manhattan

Salle Residence, Brooklyn

#WhatISaw This Weekend in Liberty

My parents and I had a walk down memory lane (more them than me) as we took the pioneers’ trail down to the big city of Liberty, North Carolina for the semi-annual Liberty Antiques Festival.  Twice a year in the last weekends of September and April, more than 400 dealers from more than 25 states descend on the quaint town of Liberty for the ultimate ho-down of antique furniture, pottery, jewelry, glassware and other fun stuff.  This makes for a great weekend staycation or short trip.  You can get your antiquing on plus eat at the down home vendors serving homemade ice cream, lemonade, kettle corn and Carolina BBQ.  Also, another plus of the festival is that no crafts or reproductions are allowed so you know you are looking at the real deal.  Just make sure you don’t hit a cow on your drive in.

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Free parking and only 7 bucks to enter

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Everybody loves old Coke signs plus the scales are great decor to fill a table top

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Don’t know if these letters still light up but hang em on a wall anyway

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Great room divider to define a space

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Hide your secrets or at least your blankets

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Colored glass to fill glass front cabinets

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Stacked luggage= Side table

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Game table, anyone?

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Needs some TLC but this mantle would be chic in a bold color like black or red

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The jury is still out on these old birds

The jury is still out on these old birds