A friend of mine works at THE "It" restaurant in town and regularly makes it rain for her coworkers with all the swag she receives from folks angling for a corner booth. We all know that's reserved for Ryan Seacrest and the president of Rwanda (not kidding).
Anyway this month the press gods made it rain for my dear Mugatu, with spreads in both Elle Decor AND the newly revamped Veranda:
On the cover!! (More photos here.) This was by far the funnest project I ever assisted on -- the owners personify southern hospitality and the 'Everything is Bigger in Texas' spirit. When we'd finished our installation the lady of the house called her friend: "Come over and see! And wear a Depend, gurl, 'cause you're gonna wet your pants!!" It's Miles meets Mario meets Dorothy Draper and Cecil Beaton's lovechild and I'm so pumped for the world to see.
And while we're on the topic, everyone needs to subscribe to this mag right now. New Editor-in-Chief Dara Caponigro, Senior Style Editor Eugenia Santiesteban (both ex-Domino-ers) and other shelter world vets are bringing the chic BIG TIME. Veere Grenney's London project makes me want to ditch bold colors for bruise colors, it's that quietly luxe:
Oh, and if you want your design problems solved by a deer in the headlights, click here.