Transformed Master Bathroom without a Major Renovation
Sometimes a gut job is just not necessary. If the bones are good, and the current layout works for you, why bring the bathroom back to the studs! Recently a client asked me to refresh their master bath. They are planning to move in a few years, but the bathroom was dated and needed an…Read More
What Natural Fiber Rug Should I Purchase?
Rugs 102 Back in October 2019 I wrote a blog on “What size rug do I really need?”. If you missed it, you can check it out here! Today I’d like to discuss the different characteristics of natural fiber rugs. The choices can be overwhelming, and given you don’t purchase rugs that often, you want…Read More
So, What Size Rug Do I Really Need?
Rugs take up most of the visual space in a room, so it’s important to choose the correct size, a design you love, made in the materials that work for your lifestyle. Rug Sizes 101 Ideally, the rug would be the first thing you purchase for a space. This may surprise you. When I first…Read More
Soaking Tubs for the Perfect Bathroom Remodel
Have You Found Your Personal Tranquility? Stand alone bathtubs have been a design feature for a while. But we decided to explore other options than the usual white soaking tub. Come take a look at all of the other choices you might not have considered. Soft, organic shapes, in a variety of materials are among…Read More
Concrete, Copper and Zinc in the Kitchen
Concrete Do you think of concrete as a commercial material or perhaps the flooring of your unfinished basement? It’s come a long way! It incorporates the beauty of natural stone, providing a warm surface with a multitude of tonal variations. Offered in matte, soft glow and a high gloss finish Can be hand stained creating…Read More
Why Hire An Interior Designer?
Most of us know what we want as we consider designing our homes; to create a comfortable environment to come home to, plop down on the cozy couch and enjoy the serenity our home provides. So simple, right… Hmmm, maybe not. We all feel we can pull together a few sofas, chairs, coffee table, lamp…Read More
Not Your Grandmother’s Chair
Do you have a sofa or chair that you love the design but have grown tired of the fabric? Or perhaps you’ve inherited your beloved Grandmother’s chair. It’s sentimental for all of the obvious reasons, but that floral fabric has GOT to go! So what are the factor’s that make it worthwhile to re-upholster instead…Read More
Does Old World Craftsmanship Still Exist?
Recently I had the pleasure of touring the Anthony Lawrence-Belfair workroom in LIC. A 3rd generation family company that started in 1976 in a small workshop in Greenwich, Ct. Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge This is truly old world craftsmanship at its finest quality. Every piece of wood is hand carved to the customer’s…Read More
Transforming a Living Room into a Family Friendly Space
Recently I was asked by a client to furnish their basically empty Living Room. We discussed design preferences and best ways to create an “adult room” that was also inviting for all of the family. Our goal was to design a room that would be used all of the time, not just on special occasions.…Read More
Lighting – It Can Change the Mood of the Room
Recently I had the pleasure of assisting a client re-design her Master Bedroom. The proper lighting and its placement was obviously an important consideration. We wanted both table lamps but also swing arm sconces that would provide task lighting for reading in bed. The room décor is aqua, cream and white – sooooo soothing for…Read More