North Fork, Long Island

I know summer is almost upon us... I just couldn't resist posting these photos.
When I'm asked to envision a weekend house in my head, this is what I see. 

Derrick Miller and Jennifer Vaughn Miller
North Fork, Long Island


Silkeborg - Ikea turkish rug

Incase you don't already know, Ikea has a great new (limited) rug collection out! 
Its called Silkeborg and you won't find it on their website (at least in the US).

Silkeborg rugs are made from vintage Turkish rugs that have been cut up (to save the good parts), dyed, shaved down and then sewn back together to form a one of a kind piece! 

I encourage you to go check them out! 
The quality is fantastic and prices are untouchable! 

Below is a photo of the display I did the for Pittsburgh store.

And one of the little guys I picked up for under my kitchen sink.

Let me know what you think after you've seen them in person! 



PuLi Hotel

   This Shanghai hotel is an enclave 
for design-conscious travelers 
who want to be in midst of the action.



I recently came across this photo of a kitchen Thomas O'brien collaborated on 
and I fell in love with the simplicity/ utilitarianism of his design.

How Fantastic would this be if you have a kitchen that you are less than thrilled with. 
Take off your cabinet doors, add a similar light fixture (IKEA) and keep the color pallet monochromatic. 
Its a simple, inexpensive fix.

An Isamu Noguchi paper lantern hangs above the table. 
The 1930s library table and chairs are by Alvar Aalto. 

Photo Courtesy of Elle Decor