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!
 




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)

 

Tuesday
Jan072014

baby it's cold survival tips

No need to intro the current weather situation going on... Here are my my tried and true suggestions for survival. There's also a new little matchbook magazine out yesterday that's rather swell for reading by the fire/on the sofa/anywhere warm and cozy. Enjoy!

PRODUCT PICKS: l.l.bean black rubber mocs / coach classic city bag /  raccoon fur hooded parka / earrings / bow gloves / cinnamon spice tea / lumbar pillowserena and lily white sale / ny times / TCM

Friday
Jan032014

2014 resolution: travel far and wide

Happy New Year! As New York wakes up to a white wonderland and frigid temps, I'm eagerly counting down the days till Jamaica. I resolve to start traveling again in 2014. Throughout my childhood, high school and college I was a boundless traveler. Since starting a business, and being swept up in the general busyness of life I've put several trips I want to make on the back burner... So my first my first task of the New Year was to change all that. I've been to Jamaica before, but different parts of the country - around Montego Bay. This time I'm eager to explore the famous Blue Lagoon, Frenchman's Cove, Port Antonio, and end the vacation at Strawberry Hill – a former coffee plantation high up in the Blue Mountains above Kingston. 

PACKING LIST: soludos / clinique sunscreen / butter nail polish in jaffa / scalloped satchel / nars lip gloss in scandal / floral print bandeau top /  high waist bikini bottoms / madewell hepcat sunnies / all abuzz earrings / striped skirt

Hopefully this is the first of many trips to come this year! I'm curious to hear...What is your top resolution for 2014?