THE CHIHULY EXHIBIT

If you haven't had a chance to get to the Chihuly exhibit at the NY Botanical Garden, you should go! We went at dusk, just as the summer light was fading.. What a wonderful and inspirational sight! The Seattle-based artist returns to the Bronx with an explosion of light and color that takes over the garden’s spilling over into its expansive grounds.

Dale Chihuly shows his art in his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years. There are 20 installations set within NYBG’s landmark landscapes.  

“Many of my forms are inspired by nature,” said Chihuly of the appeal of showing his work in botanical settings. “Putting them into gardens feels right to me. I love the idea that people may ask themselves ‘is it manmade or is it natural?'” 

Photo Credit: Victor Ancelson 

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FALL INTO FASHION 2017

Fall is slowly but surely creeping up on us! Even though we are sad to see the summer go, I must admit, the excitement for fall fashion has taken over... The fashion world and Interior design world are always connected. They come hand in hand, season by season. Take a look at our two shopping days, one in the fashion market and the other in the interior design market, for early fall trends.. same styles...same trends...Fall 2017!!!

 

Neiman Marcus- Fall 2017

Neiman Marcus- Fall 2017

Jiun Ho Showroom - 200 Lex - Fall 2017

Jiun Ho Showroom - 200 Lex - Fall 2017

Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

Juin Ho Showroom - 200 Lex- Fall 2017

Juin Ho Showroom - 200 Lex- Fall 2017

Profiles Showroom - 200 Lex - Fall 2017

Profiles Showroom - 200 Lex - Fall 2017

Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

Brett Design Wallpaper @ Bradley Showroom - 200 Lex

Brett Design Wallpaper @ Bradley Showroom - 200 Lex

Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

Kelly Wearstler Showroom - 200 Lex - fall 2017

Kelly Wearstler Showroom - 200 Lex - fall 2017

Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

Brett Fabric @ Bradley Showroom - 200 Lex - Fall 2017

Brett Fabric @ Bradley Showroom - 200 Lex - Fall 2017

A HOME ...THREE YEARS IN THE MAKING

Once in awhile I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor when it comes to constructing a brand new home for a lovely family. This amazing project was my ideal. 

We started planning this light-filled, 6,100-square-foot dream home in Roslyn New York, three years ago. This was a team effort. From the drawings by esteemed architect Michael Wallin to the actual building by Robert Beer everything was a collaboration.

My clients basically knew what they wanted ... a forever home that was luxurious yet suitable for their two young children and two loving dogs. They wanted a unique one-of -a- kind modern home that was equally sophisticated yet young and fun. My job was to make sure they were happy, comfortable & excited by the design. 

The following are a few of the rooms completed so far... 

Photo Credit : Beckerman Photography 

 

FRONT VIEW

FRONT VIEW

THE BREAKFAST ROOM 

THE BREAKFAST ROOM 

THE KITCHEN

THE KITCHEN

THE MUD POWDER ROOM

THE MUD POWDER ROOM

THE FAMILY ROOM 

THE FAMILY ROOM 

THE POWDER ROOM

THE POWDER ROOM

THE MASTER BATH

THE MASTER BATH

THE MASTER BATHROOM

THE MASTER BATHROOM

THE MASTER SHOWER

THE MASTER SHOWER

COOL GIRL"S ROOM

COOL GIRL"S ROOM

GIRL'S BATHROOM

GIRL'S BATHROOM

BOY'S BATHROOM 

BOY'S BATHROOM 

 

 

 

A TASTE OF SUMMER....

Finally, summer is here!!!  Every New Yorker seems happier! Not only are we feeling it on this beautiful day in New York but we are feeling it in the New York Design Center too #nydc . Vibrant fabric colors filling the showrooms on sofas and chairs, new combinations are here to stay.. Colors are HOT and sultry or pastel and soft... Let's all have a fun and exciting summer ....

Color is an essential aspect of Interior Design

PINK CURVED SOFA AT BRADLEY SHOWROOM - 200 LEX

PINK CURVED SOFA AT BRADLEY SHOWROOM - 200 LEX

BRIGHT YELLOW CHAIR AT BRUETON SHOWROOM  - 200 LEX

BRIGHT YELLOW CHAIR AT BRUETON SHOWROOM  - 200 LEX

STRIPED CHAIR AT KGBL SHOWROOM - 200 LEX

STRIPED CHAIR AT KGBL SHOWROOM - 200 LEX

FUSCHIA CHAISE AT KGBL SHOWROOM- 200 LEX

FUSCHIA CHAISE AT KGBL SHOWROOM- 200 LEX

CORAL SOFA AT KGBL SHOWROOM- 200 LEX

CORAL SOFA AT KGBL SHOWROOM- 200 LEX

PURPLE STOOL AT KGBL SHOWROOM - 200 LEX

PURPLE STOOL AT KGBL SHOWROOM - 200 LEX

GREEN SOFA AT KGBL SHOWROOM - 200 LEX

GREEN SOFA AT KGBL SHOWROOM - 200 LEX

TRENDING: 2017

Happy New Year and welcome 2017!!! We are excited about the New Trends coming this year. Let's start with Pantone 'color of the year 2017' GREENERY! We are finally seeing a lot of COLOR! The Dreary Age is over.......In the past people have been scared out of their wits by color. Grays, browns and neutrals were the only shades people felt 'SAFE' to use. Now, modern doctors believe lively and upbeat colors have a strong affect on our mental happiness! 

Some of the other fun new trends that we are seeing are: 

3D Printed furniture!!! This is SO cool. We are seeing benches, consoles , and chairs developed in a 3D printer . Obviously they are mostly made out of a high tech plastic for now. No more long lead times! 

Chalk finishes are another trend. Everything from lighting fixtures to paints to appliances are just a few examples....

There are fabrics and wall-coverings filled with dots, splashes (as in paints) and free flowing colors. Checks and plaids are making a return in new ways. 

New again in floors are Cork and Terracotta ..Cork is also moving back into other areas such as wall-covering. Art inspired wall covering is also huge as in a full scale pattern taking up the whole pattern.. As in this example ...

Another Trend is Matte Black appliances and hardware. It is a modern twist to the traditional stainless steel, and adds a softer and warmer feel to the room. With the new palette of jeweled toned cabinetry, matte black blends better than stainless steel. We're moving on from the shinier metals, and keeping the look understated!

These are only a few of the new trends for 2017! We will report on more as the year progresses..

  

PANTONE- COLOR OF THE YEAR 2017- GREENERY

PANTONE- COLOR OF THE YEAR 2017- GREENERY

MATTE BLACK STEEL APPLIANCES BY KITCHENAID

MATTE BLACK STEEL APPLIANCES BY KITCHENAID

PHILLIP JEFFRIES- BEYOND WALL COVERING

PHILLIP JEFFRIES- BEYOND WALL COVERING

Cork Wall Covering

Cork Wall Covering