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"In imagining and creating our collection, I look to fashion, architecture and global culture for inspiration. I’m always striving for elegance in the home AND the closet."

Wendy King Philips

Creative Director, Interlude Home Trendspotter, Businesswoman, Explorer. Foodie. Step-Mom. Wife.

  1. If you’re anything like me, nothing is a bigger time suck than the rabbit hole we call the internet. Between Page Six, The Daily Mail and an assortment of various fashion blogs, my day starts about 30 minutes after cracking open my computer. Yes, The New York Times is mandatory, but I’m being honest here and bottom line, those are my first looks and guilty pleasures.

    That brings me to our newly designed website. We created something where you could both get lost and enjoy; yet shop the way you want with ease. A new website with all the product information you desire PLUS solid content to let you into our world. It has the all the bells and whistles; as well as clear shopping options to satisfy all (we hope!). Want to see the runway shots where our shearling benches and chairs were inspired? Craving the best gin & tonic recipe to whip up on our sleek bar carts? What about joining us on our global travel adventures? All this and more starts now. I hope it’s just the rabbit

  2. Jennifer Aniston in Vintage Valentino Vintage fashion is amazing. Aside from the thrill of the hunt, the prize is not looking like anyone else at the party. For a true fashionista, there's nothing like the opportunity to express your stylish individuality in a room full of rather meek risk takers. It takes (along with a great deal of confidence) an innate eye to locate and tailor a piece from a long gone era into a modern, fresh silhouette.

    That got me thinking....What can we do that draws upon the past in a respectful and fashion-inspired way? How can we translate let's say gold boucle into a metal detail or develop a process for a material that looks appropriately aged, yet crisp and contemporary? It's been so much fun thinking this way, and we've only just begun. Here's to fashion and furniture!

    Enjoy!

  3. I don't normally toast the end of summer, as it's my most favorite season. Everyone has a smile on his or her face, layers aren't needed and the rosé is flowing....all day (I couldn't resist). There's just something about the warm weather, languorous days and constant gatherings.

    However, this year we have the chicest ice buckets you've ever seen. Inspired by a mid-century, top swinging acrylic design I picked up decades ago, we've updated it to accommodate the fashions of today. Of course, we're doing it in crystal clear acrylic but we've also added polished marble bases with clear acrylic tops. So, it's also the perfect vessel for blush colored M & M's or whatever your guilty pleasure. Knowing I can still keep toasting in style is making the transition to fall just the tiniest bit easier.

    Cheers!

  4. Bottom line... it's all about the details. Your outfit is not complete without that final touch, be it a piece of jewelry, a distinct belt, a purposefully messy updo or a glossed lip. Fashion stylists have their tricks, as do Interior Designers; I never tire of hearing them.

    I know I've told you Carl and I recently moved and I've been working on that top layer. The jewelry for the home. Whether it's a perfectly placed knot on top of stacked coffee table books, a brass tray on the bar or a multi-textured sculpture, it's the objéts that attract the eye. It's not easy, and I'm super meticulous (or crazy, as Carl would say), but I'm just obsessed with curating that perfect trifecta of adornments.

    Here are some of my favorites, and I live for my Gucci Belt too.

  5. Mirror, mirror on the wall… It’s all about the “mirror-selfie,” according to my stepdaughter, Hannah. Honestly, upon embarking on any excursion we can’t get very far without a cry to “Wait!”, and I turn around to find her snapping away into some indiscriminate mirror she spotted. I get it; they’re all doing it. Random, baseless activities need to be cataloged and archived into the social media queue for all to witness. I mean, we NEED to know what everyone and anyone is doing at every given moment… Ok, so you can detect a bit of sarcasm here, but honestly, I get it. It’s fun, often funny, and provides an outlet for a bit of creativity (at least this is what I tell myself).

    So, in order to step-up the mirror-selfie inclined, here are a few sophisticated pieces and statement mirrors to up your game.

  6. From time to time, I need to write about topics other than home décor. As much as we all live for design, I am also obsessed with fashion, food, culture and yes, manners. I was brought up in Baltimore and although it's not the Deep South by any stretch, there was a formality that permeated through society. Basic manners were expected (at least I thought they were basic at the time), both while interacting with others and at the table.

    AND TODAY? What's going on? When did people start saying "No problem", in response to "Thank you"?

    No problem? What?

    As you can tell, it's really getting to me. I recently witnessed a young man (20's) hold the door for an elderly lady (very nice, yes) and as she looked at him and said, thank you, he responded with, "no problem."No problem? Like it was ever a problem to hold a door for someone? Or, it's

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