Category Archives: Interior Design

Milan MADE

Now that it’s October, I think back to last October, when my husband and I attended the MADE (Milano Architettura Design Edilizia) at the Fiera Milano. We were invited by the Italian American Chamber of Commerce. Many of the new products featured at the expo are now available in the US. Some of my highlights include: The hardware quality from Tre-Piu doors was amazing

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Leaders in design

Clients and friends ask me who my influencers are, so here is a list of my top 10 practicing residential architecture firms, interior design firms, decorators and designers of objects who I follow (in no particular order): Joseph Dirand Axel Vervoordt Steven Gambrel William Hefner John Robshaw John Derian Stiff + Trevillion Made Architecture Vincent Van Duysen Nick Noyes Architecture

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Which grout color goes best with this tile?

This is a frequent question that I hear from my clients.  My general rules are the following: For a white marble or ceramic mosaic (for example: hexagon, penny or basketweave) on a bathroom floor, I prefer a light to mid-gray grout, because you don’t want dirt to show immediately and it’s difficult to keep the white grout clean on floors … believe me.

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Books to add to your summer reading list

I am reading 2 books right now: “The Perfectly Imperfect Home” by Deborah Needleman and, “Undecorate” by Christiane Lemieux. Both are easy reads that emphasize a more relaxed approach to home décor with an eclectic aesthetic. They are great books for both new and seasoned homeowners … they highlight how nothing needs to match (refer to my post, Does this

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Fast and Fabulous Family Room Refresh

I was hired to update a family room that had dark wood paneling. The client wanted to lighten up the space, so my solution was to whitewash the wall panels and the panels in between the ceiling beams (the ceiling beams and trim remained natural). The Reclaimed Oak Parquet bookcases from Restoration Hardware on either side of the TV console appear light in

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