I recently painted plaid accent walls as a part of two different projects (how-to details below!), and it’s fitting because Elle Decor cited the popularity of plaid on the fashion runways last fall and its chic reemergence within interior design. This spring I am seeing so much plaid, and I like it! If you want to play with pattern and keep it classic, punches of plaid make everyone smile, from preppies to punks.
When I think plaid, I think of colorful madras or the ever-iconic Burberry plaid. -click here to read full article
This winter has already been SO COLD—some days I’m sure I will turn right into a Sam-sicle! Coming home to a cozy space after being out and about in this frigid weather is just the remedy for grown-ups and babies alike, and to me, that means faux fur!
As a child, I remember my mom getting a mink for a special birthday gift. At six years old, all I saw was my beautiful mother, wrapped in a glamorous shiny fur. However, as a kid I didn’t put two and two together about where my mom’s new coat came from and the cost to the animals. Don’t worry—I’m not going to get all preachy, but here’s the deal. I love texture and all things fluffy, furry and luxurious, but personally, I can’t get past the harsh reality of choosing real fur rather than faux.
We can’t control the world, but we can control our choices. -click here to read full article
2014 flew by so quickly! Every time I flip my calendar to December, I can’t help but take some time to reflect on the design challenges and successes of the year gone by. I put a lot of focus on making sense of the sometimes awkward angles life (and architecture) has thrown at me—join me as I take a look back at 2014. -click here to read full article
I love the process of collaborating with other designers. You know, sometimes a design salad is exactly what is on the menu. On this special project, I was very excited to work with Bracha Schulhoff of Petit Pram in Cedarhurst, New York. She is the firecracker of nursery design, and Bracha’s passion for the business—not to mention the speed at which she speaks—is seriously unmatched. If you’ve ever seen her in action, you too can attest that she is a force of nature. When she calls me in on a project, it is always a thrill because I know it’s on!
To me, wall treatments are so important to the look of every interior—they are not just the frosting on the cake. It’s bigger than that for me. I mean, come on, the right paint color, wall covering or decorative wall art is literally the visual glue that ties the whole shebang together. -click here to read full article