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Featured in Elliman magazine

We were so happy to be profiled in Elliman’s Fall 2016 issue, which is distributed throughout New York City (including the New York Times) and highlights Manhattan design and real estate.


You can read the full piece here!

October 10, 2016   No Comments

Colorful Beach House Project Part 2

I recently mentioned a beach house design that I am working on, and I wanted to follow up with a few more items that I plan on using. Maybe they could help add summer sparkle to your home…

These pendants lights from Shades of Light  remind me of beach glass and will work well over the kitchen island:


Textiles from Galbraith & Paul are colorful and natural. The drapes (shown here in a room designed by Katie Ridder) add a nice mix of color and pattern without overpowering the room. I love the way sunlight filters through linen drapes – it creates a classic beach house feeling.

 In the home office, I am considering bookcases with a pop of color, like these from Grange:

Outside, I plan to use tables and chairs from Fermob . They make classic outdoor pieces painted in vibrant colors:

 And I have to incorporate a couple of these amazing stone stools from Coleen and Co. The tufting looks so realistic!

Add one more item to the “I can’t believe its outdoor furniture” list: this eco-friendly outdoor rug (made of recycled plastic bottles) from Viva Terra. I already have two of them myself! 



July 27, 2012   2 Comments

Colorful Beach House Project

I’m currently working on the interiors of a charming beach house for a young family who has a love of color. Here is what I’ve pulled together so far…


I think the use of color in this seaside home is wonderful (from New York Spaces magazine).  Since my clients are urban New Yorkers, I think the home should be a relaxed and beachey, but also a little funky and unexpected.

In Feng Shui, the shape of the octagon represents balance. I’d love to use this coffee table from Room Service  in the living room…

 along with a fabulous tufted sofa in burnt orange velvet. (If you are familiar with Feng Shui and want to bring “Earth” element remedy into your home — which is grounding and comforting — this is a perfect color.)

In the dining room (or maybe the screened porch) I’m starting with this fixture from Curry & Co. (The turquoise blue beading represents the “Water” element in Feng Shui – good for abundance.)

                   It would be great over a simple zinc table like this from Home Decorators. (Zinc is a good “Metal” remedy and protects health.)

This festive bamboo dinnerware from Viva Terra  fits beautifully (and in Feng Shui, its a nice “Wood” remedy – health):

For the kids playroom,  I am considering the classic Mah Jong modular seating from Roche Bobois – comfy and cool.

My clients recently had a baby girl, and based on her birthday, her Feng Shui element is “Fire”. Therefore, the best colors for her room are fire-tones of red, purple or hot pink. This bed  is perfect. (Yes its big, but she can grow into it)! 

 For the kids rooms, the eco friendly Indi B kids rugs are so sweet and totally safe:

 I would like to turn a small space at the top of the stairs into a reading nook something like this (by Ann Wolf):

Check back for Part 2 of this project, including colorful outdoor furniture, and great accessories for the bathroom and kitchen.

If you have any “bright” ideas to offer, feel free to share!


May 30, 2012   6 Comments