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Archive for November, 2011

Color and Interiors: Finding Your Personal Color Palette

Color and Interiors: Finding Your Personal Color Palette

When we asked our blog readers about their biggest struggle when it comes to decorating, 75% pointed to “picking color scheme”, “mixing colors and patterns” and “choosing new colors to complement the existing furniture, accessories or art”. So, when I was asked to pick a topic for my annual talk for Ridgefield Library Art Talk […]

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Mantel Magic

Mantel Magic

One of the most common pre-holiday design dilemmas is fireplace decoration. Should it be symmetrical or not, traditional or whimsical, over-the-top or scaled down? Whichever option you choose, make sure your fireplace is show-worthy as so many holiday gatherings focus around it. Here are some sure-fire tips to make the fireplace the focal point of your […]

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Stylish Kitchen for the Holidays

Stylish Kitchen for the Holidays

As you are preparing your home for the holiday season, we’ve put together 5 tips to a stylish kitchen for the holidays. 1) Start with the centerpiece: When guests enter your kitchen, welcome them with an organic, festive centerpiece of fruit and leaves. One of our favorites is one a wreath made of pomegranites and magnolia leaves from Restoration Hardware, […]

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Entryway

Entryway

The entryway is the space that sets the tone for the entire home. It’s your chance to make a lasting first impression. With 2011’s holiday season right around the corner, maybe it’s time to give your foyer an extra look. There are many different ways to decorate an entryway! Big or small, the goal should be […]

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Rooms with a View 2011 part. 2

Rooms with a View 2011 part. 2

 It was a great show, perhaps the best show ever – we all heard that from many visitors, reporters and bloggers, even the organizers of “Rooms with a View” 2011. It was a true pleasure to be a part of a great group of designers! It is hard work to put together a fully functional “mini room” in […]

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ROOMS WITH A VIEW 2011

ROOMS WITH A VIEW 2011

Our vignette at Rooms With A View 2011 is ready! Rooms With A View is Fairfield County’s premier design event. This year’s theme, “The Next Generation” pays homage to the “Dean of American Design”, Albert Hadley, who was a founder of Rooms With A View and has served as its hands-on honorary chairman.  Our vignette at Rooms […]

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Hermes Petit h

Hermes Petit h

                  Sometimes it is our blog readers that tell us about new and exciting objects. About a month ago we received a call from Grace. She was looking for an Hermes side table that I have never seen before. She called several Hermes stores and they have […]

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