Cozy Up for Fall

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Oct 29, 2014 | No Comments | Category: Bed and Bath, Color, Decorating

Fall has arrived and it’s time to cozy up in a beautiful, warm bed.  I’ve been shopping for a lot of bedding for clients lately and I was really happy to find this custom designed line at ABC Carpet – Kerry Cassill.  Fortunately, they have a larger collection online that includes bedding, clothing, accessories, tabletop and more.  The patterns and colors are fun, bright and unique and all stem from Kerry’s love for travel and fondness of Indian prints.  As most designers do, Kerry let’s the world inspire her so she can create bedding and accessories for everyone to enjoy.  A few of her patterns are below but there’s much more to see online.

 

AquaLace

LeafBooti1

PinkLace

PinkTaffy

Rose_Brown_Floral-1

Teal_Lotus

TinyBooti

tinybooti_copy

wallpaperfloral

WindyLotus





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For those of you who don’t know about Viyet, well, I’m about to tell you about it.  Viyet is the design aficionado’s destination to buy and sell timeless furniture and accessories.  Everything is in style, seeing as it’s pre-owned designer furniture and Viyet only takes and then sells the best of the best.   You could call it high end consignment.  Take a look for yourself and see what Viyet has in stock.  You won’t be disappointed.  Oh, and here’s a chance to enter to win a $1500 shopping spree and help them celebrate their anniversary. Could be your lucky day so go for it!

 

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Most people struggle to find that one piece of furniture or the right throw pillows that are going to help complete their space — without realizing that one single piece of art can do the trick.  House Beautiful recently posted an article showing four different spaces that are dramatically improved by artwork.  Take a look at these four spaces as well as four additional spaces I found that will show you how to transform your space.  Art is of course very personal, so I’ll leave that up to you, but I suggest spending the money on your walls.  It changes the space and often gets people talking if it’s placed in the right spot

 

art 1

This rather neutral room is quickly brightened with pops of yellow, red and azure

art 2

The bright orange velvet chair is brought to life with its accompanying bright painting

art 3

This entry without art would be exceptionally bland

art 4

This is a nice play on both color and geometrics

hb art 1

While this art is simple it still brings a sense of completion

hb art 2

Big and bold

hb art 3

This art brings the golds, blues and greys full circle

hb art 4

Don’t be afraid to do anything oversize





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A new year is approaching and it’s time to start thinking about what we want to change — not only in ourselves but in our home which will ultimately help create a happy and warm environment for us to thrive in.  We all start with the obvious resolutions such as: get healthy, cut back on the sweets and liquor, be nicer because everyone is battling something and be more charitable, to name a few. This year, why not make a resolution to fix up your home so that every time you walk through the door or go to bed at night you can feel complete.  There’s a lot to be said for selecting the right colors, the right lighting and a few things that are trending so your house doesn’t feel like it’s stuck in the late 80′s.  It only takes a few accessories or a fresh coat of paint to make these changes so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank.  Better yet, if you have friends who are looking to give more and be more charitable – put em to work!  Helping friends accomplish a project can be very rewarding and they get to enjoy the results every time they come to visit.  Not to mention free bragging rights.   This is the year to make your house a home.

 

pantone colors 2014

The first step might be to look at the colors for Spring 2014 so that you’re selecting things that are right on trend.  Bring these colors into your throw pillows, smaller furnishings, window treatments and walls.  You’ll be able to talk shop and coordinate with your clothes and handbags!

black and white stripes

A bold black and white stripe is sure to grab attention and it’s very on trend.  Think strong contrast and bold stripes

bright yellow

Bright yellow or “freesia” is just about as hot as it gets these days.  Don’t be afraid to add this bright pop of sunshine

chevron pattern floors

Chevron has been and still remains to be trendy so why not do a subtle version with the layout of your wood floors.  It will help create something new and fresh while remaining timeless

glam in the kitchen

Add a little glam to your kitchen with the back splash, lighting or hardware.  It’s all about the jewelry in the room

mixing metals

I’ve always been a believer in mixing your metals and thankfully it’s now being deemed as appropriate and trendy

orchid

Radiant Orchid is perfect for the kids bunk room or a playroom where you can have some fun and be more daring

yellow door

Say goodbye to those boring wood cabinets and doors and give them some life with a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware.  You can transform your kitchen in a matter of days and make it look like a million bucks

dark walls

Don’t be afraid to paint the walls in a dark navy.  You’ve got enough “bright” in the room with the ceiling, trim, and other furnishings to keep it airy and light.  A rich, saturated wall makes a nice statement

wallpaper

The powder room is the best place to do a funky wallpaper so go for the large geometric pattern you can’t stop thinking about!

These are just a few ideas and there are plenty more out there.  Let’s make 2014 a year to remember and finish those projects you’ve been putting off for way too long now.  I promise you’ll rest easier at night ;)





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It’s that time of year where the weather can be confusing, the foliage is in full swing and people are gearing up for the holidays. Thanksgiving is around the corner yet New York has already started to decorate for Christmas and Holiday songs have hit the air.  Slow down!  It’s definitely a cheerful time of year and there’s a lot to be thankful for so I’ve started to look around for some inspirational tablescapes — while I’m thankful for the food we eat on Thanksgiving,  I can also appreciate a well set table full of color and good cheer.

 

cactus

I love the cactus and cabbage flowers in this centerpiece.  It’s a nice break from your average floral arrangement

candles

Candles are always a great way to “light up” a table

foliage

Baskets of foliage at their best

fruit

Bringing fruit on the table is a great reminder as to why we sit down and celebrate “thanks” with a meal

give thanks

I love the idea of painting pumpkins white and marking it with a special statement or quote about what you’re thankful for

leaves

Mother nature has given us plenty to work with and Fall is the perfect season to use what she has given us

pears

Pears are one my favorite fruits to incorporate in a table setting

placecards

I love the wheat on these simple place cards

pumpkins

twigs

More pumpkins – toned down with white and grey

wheat

Bunches of wheat are great for the table or mantle

white pumpkins

Using fall colors helps create a natural, soothing environment

However you decide to dress your table this year I hope you enjoy the season and take time to count your blessings and share your appreciation with the people you are thankful to have in your life.

What day is it?

It’s today, squeaked Piglet

My favorite day, said Pooh

~ A.A. Milne





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The Color Orange

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Oct 27, 2013 | No Comments | Category: Color, Decorating, Design Inspiration

Halloween is just around the corner and the costumes are in full swing.  It always amazes me how much goes into this tradition of ours in October and even though I’m usually not one to dress up,  I fully enjoy seeing what others come up with from year to year.  October is not only the month for Halloween, apple picking and pumpkins but it’s the one month that invites the color orange into our lives more than ever.  The rooms and wall coverings below have inspired me to incorporate more orange into my projects.  It’s happy, bright and warm – perfect for any home.

 

bright orange

built in bed

orange and blue

orange and eggplant

orange bath

orange gracie

orange paper

orange sailboats

orange shades

orange stripes

pop of orange

zebra





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The Affordable Art Fair in NYC

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Sep 30, 2013 | No Comments | Category: Art, Decorating, Events

It’s that time of year again – The Affordable Art Fair will be in full swing from Oct. 3-6 and will have a variety of pieces ranging from $100-$10,000 so there’s something for everyone.  General Admission is just $15 and it’s well worth the trip.  Whether you’re looking for yourself or someone special, it’s the perfect time of year to get a jump start on your holiday shopping.  The fair is located at The Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue and you can purchase tickets in advance here

AAF

art fair

mixed media on canvas





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LuLu DK for the kiddos

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Apr 13, 2012 | No Comments | Category: Decorating, Fabric, Uncategorized

It’s here!  The new LuLu DK line for your child has arrived at F. Schumacher and it will be flying out of stock.  From adorable animal prints to simple stars and sailboats she’s created a colorful and smashing collection that will brighten any kids room.  I’m already showing them to clients and can’t wait to see the rooms once they’re finished.  Check out the complete collection here and see below for my top picks.  Warning: the images are very small so you’ll have to visit F. Schumacher to get a good look!

 

Ode to Matisse

Jelly Bean

Macaroni

Star

Cha-Cha

Love

Skittles





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One Kings Lane has launched their first ever online marketplace for Vintage & Market Finds selected by the country’s top collectors and dealers.  The site feature will offer sales up to 70% off the retail value for premium antique furniture, decor, accessories, art and more.  It’s the perfect spot to find those rare pieces that you can’t quite afford in the antique shop.  Take a look today and see for yourself how OKL has done it again!  There’s a reason they’re the leading flash sale site for the home market ;)

Check out some of my favorite  OKL Vintage & Market Finds

Amazing South African tapestry

Mixed media artwork

Antique horns

Red lacquered tabouret

White opaline table lamps

Asian inspired teak console table

Chinoiserie hall chairs

What are you waiting for?  Head to OKL now and start shopping for your one of kind vintage finds.





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Bedress

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Mar 06, 2012 | 2 Comments | Category: Bed and Bath, Color, Decorating, Uncategorized

There are so many amazing fabrics out there it’s hard to decide how exactly you want your bed dressed every day.  Do you choose a fun and colorful fabric for your headboard and keep the bedding on the simpler side?  Or do you keep the headboard simple and solid so you can mix and match with your bedding and easily swap it out when you need a change?  This is a battle that a lot of my clients have until one day they make the decision to just go with what they love.  Which way would you go?

This bold and colorful headboard is that of Michelle Adams from Lonny Magazine and I think it was a great choice!

photo via effortless style

The shape can sometimes speak for itself so the simpler the fabric, the better

While the headboard has some flare, this room is still very soothing

It’s almost like a puzzle piece

A whole lot of bold thrown in one bedroom for the daring

The height on this headboard adds an element

Simple headboard, splashes everywhere else

Whatever you decide, i hope your bed allows you to sleep well at night!

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