On the Move with a Busy Week in Design

With a busy week in design, I am just catching up with a few highlights I thought you might enjoy. Stay tuned for lots of great videos coming your way. This week, Susanna Salk and I visited Charlotte Moss at her beautiful townhouse to shoot an upcoming Setting the Table episode to coincide with the publication of her new book.

Setting the Table with Charlotte Moss

I’m including a sneak peek at just a couple of the glorious spreads Charlotte designed – be prepared to be wowed with beautiful settings as well as great tips and ideas! You can watch our “taxi talk” video while we were on our way to Charlotte’s to hear about other upcoming episodes and more!

Setting the Table with Charlotte Moss preview

In this age of technology and often impersonal communication, beautiful stationery and the art of the handwritten note stands out. So I was delighted to conduct a fun and informative Q&A with bell’INVITO Creative Director Heather Wiese Alexander at the charming stationery shop and design studio Bespoke Designs in Westport, CT.

Stacey Bewkes bell'INVITO stationeryOwner and designer Shari Lebowitz has curated a collection of high-end customizable merchandise featuring exclusive products from artisanal printers and workrooms such as couture line bell’INVITO, with whom I created my fabulous new stationery above.

bell'INVITO stationery at Bespoke Designs

Whether you need everyday notes, or custom designs for a special occasion or wedding,

bell'INVITO stationery at Bespoke Designs

bell’INVITO and Bespoke Designs can take care of all your paper needs – from formal invitations

bell'INVITO wedding invitation at Bespoke Designs

to classic snail mail – all executed with exquisite style, craftsmanship and a smile!

bell'INVITO snail mail cards at Bespoke Designs

This week AERIN launched her new Spring 2018 collection and Designer Collective Program. As always, there was a lovely selection of decorative accessories, from brand classics such as the lovely Porcelain Bisque Peony, Sea Urchin Salt & Peppers, Shell Appetizer Plates to the new Leon Cheese Knives

AERIN Spring 2018

or the hand sculpted Marguerite Brass Flower, shown on Aerin’s wall coverings for Lee Jofa.

AERIN Marguerite Brass FlowerThe Gabriella Crespi inspired Colette Cane Jewelry Box (shown with the Marion Gilded Round Vase and Footed Deco Bowls) is part of a fresh new grouping of woven accessories

AERIN Spring 2018 collection

I was happy to help friend, designer Young Huh, celebrate her beautiful new Essence Tile collection for AKDO which launched this week.

AKDO-Loves-Young-Thank-You_01photo courtesy of AKDO

Waterjet glass and stone mosaics combine for timeless updated classics equally appropriate for kitchen or bath.

Young Huh Whimsy tile for AKDO

Young Huh Clarity tile for AKDO

And I ended this busy week in design on a high note with an amazing delivery from High Camp Supply.

High Camp SupplyThe only company in the US to ship direct to consumers cut-to-order gardenias from their California farms, their delivery came elegantly boxed and beautifully packaged.

High Camp Supply GardeniasThere are no words to describe how these beautiful blooms have transformed my home into a mood-enhancing fragrant oasis!

High Camp Supply gardenias 1

With a combination of vines and blooms, there were enough flowers to scent all around the house so that I feel like I’m on a staycation! From the living room, above and below,

Floating gardenias from High Camp supply

to the kitchen

High Camp Supply Gardenias arrangement

to even the bathroom, their sublime aroma is intoxicating.

High Camp Supply Gardenias in bathroomall photos by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence unless otherwise noted

Even with this dreadful Nor’easter knocking at our door, I am happily ensconced in my exquisitely scented abode. As owners Susan and Margaret say about their beautiful blooms, “They are memorable, exceptional, and never fail to make the ordinary extraordinary.” I second that!

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13 Responses to On the Move with a Busy Week in Design

  1. J Jarvis says:

    Great post. Please tell me, who makes that beautiful wallpaper in your bathroom?

  2. linda haslach says:

    Love the idea of filling the house with beautiful flowers/scents for a staycation! And what amazing stationary from Bell’INVITO. Lots to love from AERIN/18, Charlotte Moss & others, as well. Thank you for curating your week and sharing it with us, Stacey.

  3. Sandy says:

    Absolutely nothing like the scent of gardenias. I am so jealous! My tulips and daffodils have risen way too early- afraid most will fail by spring when they are supposed to bloom. A mild February was partially the cause but this part of Pennsylvania did get that northeaster sending them almost horizontal. Oh well, I can always order gardenias!

  4. Marcy Hammerstein says:

    I’ve sent these to friends and to myself on occasion. Absolutely the most exquisite thing there is! You deserve it!!!!!

  5. Beautiful post. The gardenias are spectacular, how wonderful to have them all over the house perfuming each room.

    Have a great weekend.

  6. Beth Dempsey says:

    We cannot thank you enough for your contribution to the Bell’invito event so thrilled how your personal stationery turned out as well always fun to collaborate with you.

  7. franki parde says:

    You must be exhausted…what a way to go!!! franki

  8. Sally says:

    Thanks for sharing all this beauty. I live in a remote part of California. While our surrounding nature is exquisite, I love to see beautiful creations of any kind. You blog supplies that to me.

  9. Heather Scott says:

    Stacey,
    Lovely as always. Would love to see more pictorials of your home It always is so beautiful.

  10. Debbie Pegher says:

    You have an eye for all that is beautiful!

  11. Douglas says:

    Love, love, love those mosaics

  12. Gorgeous!! I love your eye for detail. Still lingering on a fantastic morning with you at Bespoke Designs. What an honor to be included with all these beautiful things! Addicted to following your journey :) ✨

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