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211 Elizabeth by Roman & Williams

I am loving another project by Roman & Williams, the design firm behind New York's Ace Hotel.  211 Elizabeth St in the Nolita neighborhood of New York.   The 15 traditionally designed condos possess their affinity for a monochromatic palette and the architectural details are stunning.

All of the units feature 9-foot high glass doors with sidelights and transoms.   The materials are rich with black oil painted trim and herringbone walnut floors.  Each unit is equipped with a wood-burning fireplace.

The kitchen design is unexpected with the walnut cabinet frames and the black oil panted doors.  And the Danish wood counter tops add considerable warmth.

The bathrooms have a Old Word feel while retaining a sleek modern edge.   Calcutta stone is used prominently on walls, floors, and counter tops.  Cream oil painted vanities mix well with the brass fixtures.

If only I had several million, I would snap one of these condos up!

IMAGE CREDITS: Photos from Remodelista



Sewn From The Soul Editorial

The online editorial Sewn From the Soul from Street Etiquette blows me away.   In celebration of Black History month, seven stylish friends from New York united to create an piece that speaks to our history and the evolution of style. The power comes in their clear interest in incorporating styles from the past while infusing elements of today. The monochromatic palette ties the ensembles together which range from rugged and casually hip to refined and sophisticated. I had to include some favorite shots but these are just a taste.  The shot of this little boy made me think about how my mother and my aunt used to dress me, classic and dapper.  Can we get kids to dress like this again?  I would wear just about all of the looks portrayed in this editorial.  My favorite outfit is the gray turtleneck and wool trousers with the white belt worn by the guy on the far left.

Definitely check out the Sewn from the Soul  editorial by clicking here.  I am feeling quite fortunate to have found their striking blog as well, talk about inspiring fashion.