habituallychic
Benham Park by Albion Nord

Benham Park by Albion Nord

According to Country Life magazine, Benham Park, an exquisite neo-Classical house in Berkshire was, a call centre, complete with plasterboard ceiling and fluorescent lighting until the interior design firm ofAlbion Nord worked their magic...
decoration - 2022-01-22 21:30:18
The Collection of Pierre Durand

The Collection of Pierre Durand

I never met Pierre Durand but reading about him recently has made me wish I had known him. The late financier who co-founded The Chinese Porcelain Company lived an exquisitely elegant life out of the glare of the spotlight which is no easy...
decoration - 2022-01-16 21:29:29
For Sale on West 4th Street

For Sale on West 4th Street

I wrote about these connected houses almost exactly five years ago and now they are available for the first time in 22 years. Architects Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons ofFairfax and Sammons have put 183-185 West 4th Street on the market...
decoration - 2022-01-11 21:30:49


Chateau de Saint Aubin sur Loire

Chateau de Saint Aubin sur Loire

Interior designer Timothy Corrigan posted photos of an 18th-century French chateau today that he was touring on behalf of a client. I love a mystery and couldn’t resist trying to find out more. One clue was that it was located south east...
decoration - 2022-01-10 21:33:33
Bon Weekend: 7 January 2022

Bon Weekend: 7 January 2022

It snowed this morning in New York as you can see from the photo from Delicious. The French film tells the story of a chef who has been fired by his master finds the strength to free himself from his position as a servant and opens the first...
decoration - 2022-01-08 21:53:56
Winter Skincare for Face and Body: 2022 Edition

Winter Skincare for Face and Body: 2022 Edition

Now that the holidays are over, it feels like winter has really begun so it felt like the perfect time for a winter skincare post. The cold weather and winds can be harsh on skin outside but so can overheated interiors with a lack of...
decoration - 2022-01-06 21:29:50
Fresh Start: January 2022

Fresh Start: January 2022

Every New Year’s Day, I set intentions for what I want to do in the coming year. It’s been very hard to plan anything the last two years but I’ve decided that this year I want to stop simply surviving and start thriving again. Only...
decoration - 2022-01-03 21:35:30
What I Bought Myself Recently: Holiday Edition

What I Bought Myself Recently: Holiday Edition

A lot of people have asked for another post of what I bought myself recently and I finally had time to put it together today. Some things were Christmas presents to myself and others were items I purchased in the last few...
decoration - 2021-12-28 21:30:21


Palate Cleanser

Palate Cleanser

I’m spending this in between week trying to clean out my apartment. It feels like every time I get everything neat and tidy and squared away, new deliveries arrive, and not always things I’ve ordered myself. Although, I have ordered a...
decoration - 2021-12-28 21:30:21
Top 31 After Christmas Sales

Top 31 After Christmas Sales

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. There are some great sales happening now if Santa or your significant other didn?t bring you what you wanted or you have some holiday money burning a hole in your pocket. ANN TAYLOR ? Extra...
decoration - 2021-12-26 21:29:54
Merry Christmas 2021

Merry Christmas 2021

Have yourself a merry little ChristmasLet your heart be lightFrom now onOur troubles will be out of sight Have yourself a merry little ChristmasMake the Yule-tide gayFrom now onOur troubles will be miles away Here we are as in...
decoration - 2021-12-25 21:29:50
Silent Night Filming Location Serge Hill

Silent Night Filming Location Serge Hill

I watched the new film Silent Night that was written and directed by Camille Griffin over the weekend. It’s filled with lovely British actors like Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Annabelle Wallis, and Roman Griffin-Davis among others, who...
decoration - 2021-12-13 21:31:09
Pajama Party 2021

Pajama Party 2021

I’ve spent the whole week at home in my pajamas and realized I could use a few new pairs. They’re also fun for the whole family to wear to open presents on Christmas morning. If your family could use an upgrade on your sleepwear, I?ve...
decoration - 2021-12-11 21:30:07


2021 Habitually Chic Favorite Things Gift Guide No.4

2021 Habitually Chic Favorite Things Gift Guide No.4

My final gift guide was delayed due to travel and holiday events. And also because of those events last week, I’m now at home nursing a cold. It’s the first time I’ve been sick since 2018 so I guess I was due. (I know it’s not Covid...
decoration - 2021-12-10 21:31:46
Succession at La Foce Villa Origo in Italy

Succession at La Foce Villa Origo in Italy

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a love/hate relationship with the HBO show Villa La Foce. My clients have been renting it privately for years, and it is one of the most magical places in all of Italy. The gardens and some of the...
decoration - 2021-12-09 21:35:54
Revisiting an Elegant Christmas

Revisiting an Elegant Christmas

I was going through old post when I came across the beautiful Park Avenue apartment of Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels decorated for Christmas from the November/December 2016 issue ofVeranda. I love the elegant details they?ve added to...
decoration - 2021-12-06 22:02:12
Holiday Classics: Fair Isle Sweaters, Cashmere, and Fisherman Knits with a Special Offer from Heidi Wynne

Holiday Classics: Fair Isle Sweaters, Cashmere, and Fisherman Knits with a Special Offer from Heidi ...

If you are searching for that perfect holiday gift for someone you love, or for yourself, my friend Heidi Wynne has you covered. Her line is classic and was designed to be enjoyed for years to come. Luxurious cashmere wraps, fair isle...
decoration - 2021-12-03 21:31:14
A Treasure-Filled French Hideaway

A Treasure-Filled French Hideaway

I rarely buy magazines anymore, I just read them online, but I’m glad I picked up the latest issue of Vogue while I was traveling last week. Featured inside is the treasure-filled French country house of John Galliano and Alexis Roche...
decoration - 2021-12-01 21:52:41
Holiday Gifting for Them and You at 24S

Holiday Gifting for Them and You at 24S

When I lived in Paris in 2014, I spent two months living right next to Le Bon March, one of my favorite places in the City of Light. I spent a lot of time shopping at the department store and Le Grand picerie so they hold a special place...
decoration - 2021-11-26 21:34:55
Black Friday 2021

Black Friday 2021

Now that you?ve stuffed your face with turkey and pie, you can stuff your shopping cart with Black Friday deals. I usually post these on the day after Thanksgiving but many sales have started early and those of you who receive the email...
decoration - 2021-11-25 21:34:12
-------------------------------------