August 31, 2012

On The Spot: Zebra Print Happiness!

As we head into the weekend, I take this opportunity to remind us all that with seriousness, comes whimsy.  Take this traditional room with the Hepplewhite chairs, mahogany sideboard, gilt mirror ...very serious indeed!  But throw in a zebra rug and you've just transformed tradition into present day happiness!

Have a great weekend!


August 29, 2012

Color Story: Peacock Blue


A color that I have been in love with these days is Peacock Blue.  I think it has versatility for being fun or stately.  If you're tired with the normal navy or forest green path, give this color a try!

Great rich hue for this living room ...the depth allows you to come in with the more lively lime green so as to not make the room "too serious".

Pops of Peacock work well in this bedroom!


August 27, 2012

The Decorative Divide


When looking to create visual interest within your space, don't forget to think about the emphasis you can create by dividing the color or materials within a room.  Whether you balance wallpaper with paint or tile with paint, the divide certainly brings everything together!

Have a good week!




August 25, 2012

Its a Random Life

A few weeks ago, we looked at installing art on the front facade of bookcases.  Today, I show you how   random or staggard layouts work well ....either in large expanses of space such as a staircase or hallway and in small tight vignettes, such as over a bed or over a bedside table.

Happy Weekend!








August 24, 2012

Favorite Find Friday: Erinn V. Maison


Coming to us from Los Angeles, Erinn V Maison lives by the philosophy of reinventing youthful sophistication and I'm sure you'll agree she does just that with a few of my favorite items below!

Happy Weekend!


Waterford Cabinet
Anna Lee Bed
Harpaz Studded Buffet
Russo Side Table
Artemis Side Table
Olivia’s Bench
Paulette Chair

Babette Chair
London Chair
Bergamont Sofa

August 22, 2012

Cornice Curiosity

Time for a little whimsy this Wednesday!  If you're looking to dress up your windows, then a shaped cornice with drapery is a good start!  Find a great fabric, great trim and you're halfway there!

Happy Wednesday!


August 20, 2012

Gray and Pink Color Story

I've been spending a few weeks working on a color palette that needs to be sophisticated, yet soft, without being too feminine.  Gray with touches of muted mauve pink accomplishes just that!

Enjoy a few of my room concepts as we start the week.

Happy Monday!!


Soft elegance comes together in this living room: wing back chairs, crystal chandelier, gilt mirror ...all the right details!

Simplistic with pops of color brings this room's palette together.  When you do go soft on colors, remember that furniture with some interesting profiles will bring it all together ...furry benches fit the ticket!


Great soft colors in the rug and zebra benches, who doesn't love a good zebra bench?

A bit more drama with the color intensity, but the right way to go to create an element of coziness in this Media Room.

Dramatic!  I love the strength of gray on the walls and columns ...with the touch of pink and gilt in the furnishings and accessories to bring soft elegance to the room.

August 18, 2012

Chevron Heaven, Part Deux


As I take a moment to enjoy some rest this Saturday, I came across a few more images with great Chevron inspiration!  Whether it be wood flooring or upholstery fabric, this pattern makes a great finishing touch to any interior!

Happy Weekend!








August 17, 2012

Favorite Find Friday: Kathy Kuo Home


Looking for items with an industrial edge, but like the softness of the French inspired silhouettes?  Kathy Kuo Home is the perfect home shopping destination for you!

I love the mix of wood, metal, crystal and limestone ...you'll get a great Goldilocks interior ...not too hard, not too soft, but just right!

Happy Weekend!