Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tom Delavan Designs

If you are into sophisticated, chic design...Tom Delavan is your guy. Anyone who has worked with neutral palettes knows that choosing the perfect one is not easy, but Tom will create the most gorgeous color scheme for you! The former Domino Magazine editor has created gorgeous spaces for celebrities such as Gwen Stefani and Rashida Jones. He is also known for finding his clients fabulous pieces in unexpected places, such as auctions, to bring out the best in their space.

Tom combines art, furniture, and objects to create the ideal space for the client. He mixes and matches the old with the new. His ultimate look is so polished and refined, it works for anybody!

Check out for more info about his interiors and styling!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Strongboalt..Handsome Trunks

Just in time for a holiday vacation, Clos-ette is introducing you to Strongboalt. Lets be honest, men's swimming trunks that fit well AND have awesome designs are not easy to come by. Nobody knows this better than Amanda Boalt, a Palm Beach native who has just released her first collection, Faded Brights. Amanda has a natural flair for swimwear and resort wear and realized that the selection of men’s swimwear was limited.

After working as a buyer for Ralph Lauren, Amanda set out to create her own line of men’s swimwear. She aims to create a complimenting fit rather than the typical trunk that looks like he's recycling his dad's old bathing suit. The signature drawstring waistband, mesh lining, and side/back pockets provide a flattering fit. The quick dry poly is comfortable and functional, allowing for a morning swim right before heading to lunch! The unique prints and colors are designed by Amanda. The inspiration behind the prints include the sea, what lives there, and what happens around it.

The trunks can be worn for fishing, swimming, surfing, etc. everywhere from Palm Beach to LA to New York City - wherever your vacation takes you! The classic, but contemporary look allows your guy to throw on a shirt and shoes and head to lunch or on a walk, too.

The first mini collection for resort season, Faded Brights, includes 3 prints that are available on and will ship around 12/20 - just in time for your holiday get away! The Spring/Summer line will follow and consist of 8-10 new colors available in April. And if you’re a female, keep your fingers crossed for a woman’s swimwear collection in the future! Follow @strongboalt on Twitter for updates, become a fan on Facebook or visit


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

House Beautiful names Sara Gilbane one of the Next Wave Designers!

Sara Gilbane went out to start her own firm after working for Celerie Kemble at Kemble Interiors. Clos-ette predicted Sara Gilbane's insane success in April 2008 and now, just a short time after, House Beautiful has named her one of the Next Wave Designers.

Who says beauty is pain? By combining function and aesthetics Sara creates a warm, elegant, yet homey and comfortable space! She takes unique pieces, updates them, and creates a traditional home with a modern twist. She'll take your Manhattan apartment and make it ultra chic with bold patterns and textures and redesign your beach house to provide you with the perfect relaxing, yet super stylish getaway!

She is known by her clients for giving them the ultimate treatment - collaborating with them to create their ideal dreamhouse. You won't get this kind of treatment at a larger firm - Sara will work with you one on one.

For inspiration, she looks to designers like Ruthie Sommers and Miles Redd and also takes from her visits to cities all over the world.

These houses are to die for - I couldn't pick a favorite! Look at the rest of Sara's portfolio at ASAP because after being named a designer on the rise by House Beautiful she is bound to be SUPER busy!