JANE LILLY WARREN, New York, NY
Designer + Co-founder of Matchbook Magazine

This is a blog for musings on design influences, decorating, style, travel, new york, etc.

Please contact me directly for design and editorial inquiries, and collaborations. Thanks!
 




Wednesday
Mar052014

les musts for march

 

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March is a time to get back to basics and live more simply again – celebrating simple pleasures – opening the windows and letting in fresh air, going for long walks with the pup, and picking up blooms at the farmers' market. These are my picks for doing just that.

Of note: that lipstain matches the grand budapest hotel, which is coming out Friday. (I already picked up the soundtrack!) And it's definitely a "color-of-the-moment" that I can get behind. Those sunnies are "marzipan tortoise" – I'm sold. Could anything sound more fabulous! I'm currently living in and loving sneakers for the first time (well, since my go-to chucks as a kid) – and this chambray new balance pair is a must for march! Finally, I'm loving the new look of CN Traveler with Pilar Guzman taking over as EIC. 

Thursday
Feb132014

Crushing on Colorful Coats

I have been swooning over the sea of colorful coats and jackets dotting the NYFW landscape this week. In a city known for black on black ensembles, it's a trend that I'm delighted to embrace! It's hard to feel down sporting my J.Crew Sabrina Double Cloth coat about town. Here are a few other favorites I'm looking to shop...

 


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Saturday
Feb012014

hello, february

coral throw / cashmere hoodie / marni perfume / daylily romper / "miles apart but close to the heart" cards / pilgrim lake painting / rosa mundi candle / pillow / new balance 620 sneakers for j.crew / what would audrey do / card case

Tom Robbins writes in Jitterbug Perfume
“The only bubble in the flat champagne of February is Valentine’s Day. It was no accident that our ancestors pinned Valentine’s Day on February’s shirt: he or she lucky enough to have a lover in frigid, antsy February has cause for celebration, indeed.”

But this year February also plays host to the Olympics (mark your calendar for the opening ceremony on Feb 6th), House of Cards season 2 debuts Feb 14th (catch up on season 1!), and New York Fashion Week rears its head (actually looking forward to seeing some crisp fall looks after this polar vortex). Seems like this little month will pack quite a punch! These are my picks for cozy and colorful staples to make the most of it.

Sunday
Jan262014

Malachite & Zebra: A Love Story

 

Lindsey Coral Harper's designs have popped up in my pinterest feed time and again, and her colorful, preppy-yet-eclectic work always catches my eye. I was delighted when House Beautiful gave us a look into her own Upper East Side apartment and penchant for zebra prints. Elle Decor also gave us a peek at her fabulous collection of malachite. The two together are simply divine! This Georgia-native is a versatile talent and one to watch... I'm looking forward to following her work!

Shop some of my favorite pieces for this look: (ps. I love this for a nursery wall)