The name Sukio comes from the Japanese word for "like" or "love" but now has become synonymous with what I find luxe, lovely, and too chic not to share! My aesthetic of choice: MODERN GLAMOUR – a style that marries multiple ideas, viewing traditional notions of glamour through a sophisticated lens. In a word, it’s sooo Sukio! - Desiré

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Wednesday
May212014

Interiors: An Ultra Glamorous Townhouse by James Aman

Christine Mack's Manhattan Townhouse. Design by James Aman

"It's so glamorous, I can hardly stand it," said the thought bubble overhead when I stumbled upon the Manhattan townhouse of Richard and Christine Mack. The pair enlisted interior designer James Aman to blend their contrasting styles into one spectacular family home. Aside from fabulous art and furniture, Aman added luster to every inch. Mirror, brass, velvet, crystal, silver leaf... even the walls shimmer with perfectly-applied layers of Venetian plaster. In short, this place is gor-geous.

Christine Mack's Manhattan Townhouse. Design by James Aman

Christine Mack's Manhattan Townhouse. Design by James Aman

Christine Mack's Manhattan Townhouse. Design by James Aman

I didn't want it to be super-modern or traditional. I wanted it to feel organic and timeless. - homeowner Christine Mack

Christine Mack's Manhattan Townhouse. Design by James Aman

Christine Mack's Manhattan Townhouse. Design by James Aman

Christine Mack's Manhattan Townhouse. Design by James Aman

Christine Mack's Manhattan Townhouse. Design by James Aman

Christine Mack's Manhattan Townhouse. Design by James Aman

Images: Elle Decor

Saturday
May172014

Interiors: A Modern Manhattan Home

Gramercy Park Loft by David Howell

The Manhattan apartment of architect David Howell and interior designer Steffani Aarons really speaks (more like screams) to my modern sensibilities. It's light-filled and layered, incorporating soft textiles, natural surfaces, and modern furnishings to create a family-friendly retreat. My favorite feature, strangely enough, is the lighting. Sconces, floor lamps, chandeliers... it's all good. Although, the travertine fireplace is pretty killer, too.

Gramercy Park Loft by David Howell

Gramercy Park Loft by David Howell

Gramercy Park Loft by David Howell

Gramercy Park Loft by David HowellA vintage Carlo Scarpa Venini chandelier hangs in the master bedroom

Gramercy Park Loft by David Howell

Gramercy Park Loft by David Howell

Images: DHD Architecture Design
Hat tip: New York Cottages & Gardens

Thursday
May152014

Interiors: A Modern Glamour Makeover

Christine Dovey One Room Challenge

I've been waiting patiently for the super bloggers (they're kind of like super models but with Web 2.0 as their catwalk) to turn this makeover into an Internet sensation. But hey, why not do my part in lauding Christine Dovey's designing prowess??? She completely transformed a family's "piano room" from shabby to something pretty swank and special in just six weeks. In fact, the transformation is so remarkable that I'll make you wait until the very end of the post to see the before. Between now and then, take a look at Christine's handiwork and enjoy the glamour!

Christine Dovey One Room Challenge

Christine Dovey One Room ChallengeThe floors! The floors!

Christine Dovey One Room Challenge

Christine Dovey One Room ChallengeThe molding! The molding!

Christine Dovey One Room Challenge

 

And now, the before...

 

 

Christine Dovey One Room Challenge

Lesson learned: any room can be fabulous. See more before, after, and during pics over on Christine's blog, Bijou and Boheme.

 

Images: christinedovey.com

Friday
May092014

Friday Fashion: Aerin Gets Dressed In Her Dressing Room (and it's pretty fabulous)

Aerin Lauder getting ready for the Met Gala via Vogue.com

Before the after-parties, the party, receiving guests, and walking the star-studded red carpet, Aerin Lauder prepped for the Met Gala in the dressing room of her Manhattan home. We all know the space, a feminine escape enveloped in Gracie wallpaper. It looked particularly enchanting in the hours before the gala, and provided a perfect backdrop for Aerin’s custom gown by Oscar de la Renta. So glamorous!

Aerin Lauder getting ready for the Met Gala via Vogue.com

Aerin Lauder getting ready for the Met Gala via Vogue.com

I had dreamed since I was a little girl of having a room of my own, a place to hide. - Aerin Lauder

Aerin Lauder getting ready for the Met Gala via Vogue.com

Aerin Lauder getting ready for the Met Gala via Vogue.com

Images: Taylor Jewell, Vogue

Wednesday
May072014

Interiors: Jamie Drake's Swank Digs Part 2

Jamie Drake's NYC Apartment

Manglam: It's totally a thing (I proclaimed it so a few weeks ago), and no one does it better than Jamie Drake. I recently stumbled upon fresh pics of his fabulous Manhattan apartment and remain a fan of its swanky, in-your-face allure. The bedroom is especially delicious–in fact, I almost blogged about it exclusively. Lacquered walls, you had me at "hello."

Jamie Drake's NYC Apartment

Jamie Drake's NYC Apartment

Jamie Drake's NYC Apartment

Jamie Drake's NYC ApartmentSelf-portrait by Chuck Close

Jamie Drake's NYC Apartment

Jamie Drake's NYC Apartment

Jamie Drake's NYC Apartment

The tiny guestroom feels less tiny thanks to floor-to-ceiling mirrors, a private terrace, and a daybed designed by Jamie

Images: Jeff Hirsch, New York Social Diary

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