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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Monday
Jun172013

Interiors: Eric Yerno's Black and White Living Room

Black and White Living Room

And the trend continues! Today's post takes us inside the black-and-white home of Eric Yerno. In the living room, black leather plays with global accessories against crisp white walls and FABULOUS tiled floors.

Black and White Living Room

Black and White Living Room

Images: Pablo Zuloaga, AD Spain

Friday
Jun142013

Friday Fashion: Lanvin Resort 2014

Lanvin Resort 2014

If resort collections clothe the wealthy during winter’s jet-setting months, my first thought upon viewing Lanvin’s offering was "Where is THIS girl going?!?" The pieces are varied but undeniably glamorous: draped and structured silhouettes in both vibrant and muted shades. Ruffles, embellishment, solids, bold prints, sneakers???… I turned to my favorite fashion resources for answers.

Lanvin Resort 2014

Lanvin Resort 2014

Lanvin Resort 2014

Lanvin Resort 2014

Lanvin Resort 2014

Lanvin Resort 2014

I soon discovered that this collection is less about vacation and more about lifestyle. Where is this girl going? Everywhere! From yachting to job interviews, or even an aunt’s funeral, Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz created a look for every moment. "It’s not just about design. It’s about lifestyle, and fitting the needs around the day." Which is your favorite?

Images: Lanvin

Thursday
Jun132013

Glam it up: Shagreen & Brass

 

Aerin Shagreen and Brass Coasters

Aerin Shagreen and Brass Tray

Aerin Shagreen and Brass Jewelry Box

Aerin Shagreen and Brass Candle Sticks

Aerin Shagreen and Brass Frame

Cream shagreen and brass—what could be more luxe?! I guess the last two posts have reawakened my passion for beautiful objét. I just love a well-crafted accessory, and these shagreen pieces by Aerin Lauder make my heart go pitter-patter. The coasters are my absolute favorite. So glam!

Images: Aerin.com

Tuesday
Jun112013

Interiors: Lee Kleinhelter Takes Black & White to New Heights

Model apartment by Lee Kleinhelter

When an Atlanta highrise needed a signature look for its model unit, developers turned to one of my favorite designers, Lee Kleinhelter. I featured her home on Sukio last year, and this design is similar in aesthetic but for one noticeable difference, Lee’s limited palette of black and white. Classic but perfectly on trend, the combination takes several forms throughout the space, demonstrating its versatility and ability to wow!

Model apartment by Lee Kleinhelter

Model apartment by Lee Kleinhelter

Model apartment by Lee Kleinhelter

"When you eliminate color, it forces you to focus on the scale, texture, shape, and pattern of your components." – LK

Model apartment by Lee Kleinhelter

Model apartment by Lee Kleinhelter

I'm in love with this vignette in the master bedroom. It's serene, modern, and edgy all at once. Both the urchin sculpture and pillow are available at Lee's store, Pieces. (Shop the look)

Model apartment by Lee Kleinhelter

Model apartment by Lee Kleinhelter

See the full story in this month's issue of Lonny.

Images: Lonny Magazine

Monday
Jun102013

Out and About: A Quick Trip to DC's And Beige

There are some stores you visit when you know exactly what you want and some when you haven't a clue. The latter would be And Beige, an eclectic emporium of luxe furniture and accessories in northwest DC. Like a vintage shop, you never know what you’ll find! The floor constantly changes and there are options for every taste. Here's a peek at what I discovered on a recent visit.

And Beige, Washington, DC

And Beige, Washington, DC

And Beige, Washington, DC

My favorite thing: the super cute Laurent Chair. It's available in different fabrics and finishes but I'd gladly take this one right off the floor! And Beige also offers a range of Shagreen furniture, like the bedside tables below.

And Beige, Washington, DC

And Beige, Washington, DC

And Beige, Washington, DC

And Beige, Washington, DC

Impulse buy: Voluspa candles. I simply can't get enough. Cotton wicks, coconut wax, and beautiful packaging for $33. I bought two but will certainly return for more.

And Beige, Washington, DC

And Beige, Washington, DC

Of course, the C. Jere-like wall art (above) was right up my alley. Not only are they great for hanging, but they work well in tablescapes, too. Next time, And Beige. Next time.

And Beige
1781 Florida Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
www.andbeige.com

Images: Sukio