October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

The first thing I think of on Halloween is this...

So in celebration of the holiday I found some great interiors that use black as the defining color in the rooms. Black is associated with power, elegance, formality, mystery and on the dark side, evil and death. I love using a touch of black in any room. It adds depth and sophistication to a room. I think these rooms below use black perfectly!

October 29, 2012

Man's BFF

There are so many choices for stylish pet furniture these days. I think its something gets overlooked when pet owners buy beds without considering their decor. Pet beds come in a variety of fabrics and styles why not make a deliberate choice to use one that looks good with your furniture? I love how people are custom building places for their pets into the structure of their homes. The pet bed in the kitchen island is a great idea or the dog house under the stairs uses otherwise wasted space. Whether you budget is limited or not there are options at many price points!

October 26, 2012

More Metal

I was looking through a showrooms catalogs a found Matthews and Parker Collection. They have a gorgeous selection of tables and benches. Made by artisans and craftsmen these pieces are made to order and take time! Be prepared to wait up to 20 weeks! These pieces are customizable and would look amazing in a variety of settings. I love pieces that withstand the trends and hold their own in any decade!

October 25, 2012

Metallic Illusions

I selected an Arte wallcovering for a client with a damask pattern and branches overlapping the pattern in beaded glass material. They have a whole collection that's very dimensional and textural. Mostly in metallic colorways. I just love the effect. Here are a few selections...

October 24, 2012


Shagreen is defined as : an untanned leather covered with small round granulations and usually dyed green OR : the rough skin of various sharks and rays when covered with small close-set tubercles. This material (real and Faux) is used in interior design on furniture, wall coverings, flooring  and accessories. It has seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years and I absolutely love it! It's a great unexpected texture and luxurious element in any room. I love this wallcovering from Ralph Lauren!!

October 23, 2012

David Kleinberg

If you love tranquil and relaxing rooms then take a look at David Kleinberg's catalog of work. His rooms have a softness to them even though they tend to be masculine and architecturally strong. Kleinberg is a master at building the bridge between traditional and contemporary. Take a look at the striped sectional!

October 22, 2012

Sunny Yellow

Yellow is a happy color that stimulates memory and encourages communication. It's an energizing color that would be best for rooms where conversation and activity are invited. Kitchens, living rooms and home offices would be a great place to add a pop of yellow. Yellow would be great for bathrooms as well. Especially on those Monday morning where you need a little more that just a cup of coffee to get you going!

October 19, 2012

Flower Power

I saw this flower arrangement and noticed that a few rooms I have admired had the same color palette. This combo is not for the faint of heart! Intense, bright, pink coupled with turquoise, orange and a hint of green makes me think of rainbow sherbet. This is a great color combo for teenage girls, fresh bright beach houses or in muted versions this can work great for a more sophisticated dining room as seen in the picture below.