September 30, 2013

All That Glitters is Gold

I have been on a gold kick for the past few months and simply can't get enough of the finish!  While I've been focusing on chandeliers, side tables and mirrors, one aspect of my design work that could also benefit from a little bit of the golden touch is the dining table!
 With the Aladdin Gold Fleck place setting by Vietri, you're sure to bring a little something special to your table.  Happy Dining!

September 27, 2013

Favorite Find Friday: Bernhardt's Salon Collection

Streamlined, Ethereal, Refined..

Just a few adjectives to describe the pieces from Bernhardt's latest collection, The Salon.  With refined silhouettes, luxurious finishes, there's endless possibilities to incorporating a piece or two into your interior.

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Have a great weekend!

September 25, 2013

On The Spot: Porter Drinks Table from Bunny Williams Home

Just in love with this little guy.  Measuring 19.5 w, 17 d, 19h ...big things DO come in little packages!

Happy Wednesday!

September 23, 2013

Cha-Ching at Home Depot

Always on the lookout for great design at a great price, this multi color console table from Bernard is found at Home Depot for less than $500!  Great style, great storage ... great choice!

Throw in the Exeter Mirror and Zuo Chandelier and you've got a great Mid-Century vignette!

Love hitting the decorating jackpot with Home Depot!

September 20, 2013

Favorite Find Friday: Dorothy Draper Collection from Kindel Furniture

In 1939, interior design reached a new level of accessibility with the publication of Dorothy Draper's book Decorating is Fun!  How To Be Your Own Interior Decorator.  With a style known as American Baroque, Draper revolutionized, if not established interior design as a working entity. Identified by bold colors, large floral patterns and rococo scrollwork, Draper's style was anything but minimalist as layers of black and white tile, floral chintz fabrics and baroque plaster details work seamlessly together.  

One of her most iconic interiors can be found at the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, Virginia.  Images below are reflective of the current hotel, which underwent a recent refurbishment by Carlton Varney, the President of Dorothy Draper, Inc.  Certainly the Draper essence stays true...

If the layered colorful look is not quite your cup of tea, enter Kindel Furniture and the Dorothy Draper Collection.  With classic profiles, bold color combinations, you're able to get the essence of what American Rococo is all about!  Happy Shopping!

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September 18, 2013

On The Spot: Recess Time!

This month's issue of House Beautiful features a fantastic example of maximizing storage in a bath...

In some instances, plumbing requires the wall to be at a certain depth, but what is great about this bath is that the top portion has been recessed back to create a ledge type detail for placing the smaller accessories.  As you have to have the depth to accommodate plumbing, why not use the space vacancy on the side for shelving?  This open, more exposed shelf installation lends itself to the "industrial chic" style of the overall bath.  Gorgeous!

September 13, 2013

Favorite Find Friday: Celerie Kemble for Henredon

The marketplace has just received a gift: Celerie Kemble's new furniture line for Henredon!  Kemble, an interior designer based here in New York City, heads up the NYC office  of Kemble Interiors, Inc. which was founded in 1982 in Palm Beach by Kemble's mother, Mimi Maddock McMakin.

With an aesthetic that is both quirky and classic, Kemble describes her approach:

"In life as in design, it is not perfection you should be after.  There's beauty in the faded and worn, the well loved, and the sentimental...After all, life has seams. Your home should be like a loosely woven fabric of desires, memories, practical, notions, and even compromises." 

So shop away my e-friends, I know I will!  Happy Weekend!

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