Thursday, March 29, 2012

i'm obsessed with...

this room. notice the detail in the molding and the wall panels. the grasscloth/ linen wallpaper is simply divine, as are the accessories. i want that mirror and i'll take the chandelier too. this room looks as though it's been dipped in interior design chocolate. mmmm...


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

bottoms up.

a quick & possibly cheap way to modernize a room is to change the lamps. and the perfect lamp to place in that room is the gourd lamp. they've got single gourds, double gourds, and triple gourds. by adding these lamps, you're introducing curvy, bold, clean lines with [i'll say it again] color. if you want to keep it a bit more traditional, then use a more traditional shade with piping.



tara seawright.

martensen jones interiors.
manny rodriguez photography.

Monday, March 26, 2012


i've said it before and i'll say it again... color is hotter than ever. take your pick. red. orange. yellow. well, you know how roygbiv goes. be it bold or soft hues, people are wearing and living color [because as we know, fashion and interior design trends go hand in hand].  so if you're afraid to use such strong tones, which some people are, then just incorporate color in your less expensive accents. and in that case, you can always remove them down the road and stick with your neutral palette that is the foundation of the room. but have a little fun now.

dress [erdem margot]
room [mi casa]

dress [polyvore]
room [house of fifty]

dress [free people]
room [home re-design kaleidoscope]

dress [forgotten woods]
room [etsy]

dress [carlos miele]
room [southgate residential]

room [style estate]

dress []
room [l dogi group]

Friday, March 23, 2012

table[scaping] and beyond.

yesterday i went to the architectural digest show at the pier. the main reason i attend the show is to see the 'dining by design' installation. this takes table-scaping to a whole new level. designers, architects, and artists dream up these elaborate dining installations. dinner parties on crack is what i like to call some of them. this is imagination at its best.

The New York Times designed by DDC Domus Design Collection.

david ling.


ralph lauren.

marimekko with studios.


benjamin moore.

nyu students.


arpad baska.

dufner heighes.

goil amornivat/ thomas morbitzer/ tietz-baccon.


jesGordon/ properFun.

joseph stabilito interior design.

kravet inc.


mark cunningham inc.

merchandise mart properties.

nile johnson for philosophy design studio & cheryl umbles for perspectives interiors.

rdyc interior design + architectural development.

resource furniture.

rockwell group.

slade architecture.