Design Tips & Trends

Apartment in Progress

  Designing a space, that is a “blank canvas”, can be a little bit intimidating and exciting all at the same time. The project below is still a work in progress. A few minor pieces, pillows, accessories, artwork and a nice paint job are all that is need to finish up this amazing apartment. Enjoy!…

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Before and After Pics

Before and After pictures are always a favorite of mine. It’s a great way to look back and see where you’ve started and the end result. Below are some of my current projects in progress. Some of these rooms are quite a transformation! Sometimes the easiest way to change a room is with paint!  …

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Eero Saarinen

  This weekend, my son and I attended the Family Science Saturday’s at the IBM Watson Research Facility in Yorktown. It’s a great hands-on program created by scientists at IBM, with the goal of exposing children to science and its relevance in their lives. Upon entering the library where our group met, I instantly recognized…

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SoWe Food & Wine Festival

A couple of months ago, I was asked to design two separate spaces for the upcoming Southern Westchester Food & Wine Festival. To give a little background information, this event is an annual festival showcasing culinary and wine offerings of Southern Westchester County. The first event is happening tomorrow, Friday September 20th 2013,  at the…

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Paint Chip Art

  As a creative and budget savvy designer, I enjoy creating artwork for my clients out of inexpensive items. One of these items happens to be paint chips. These unassuming blocks of color can be transformed into a work of art, with a little imagination and creativity. Here are some examples:     For one…

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Girly Bedroom Makeover

  In the upcoming weeks, I will be updating my daughter’s bedroom to have a more sophisticated look. The current look of the room is hard to define in terms of style. Her room is really, the only room I haven’t touched since we moved in 7 years ago.  The walls are still a sunny…

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Tile glazing

  When it comes to bathroom and kitchen remodels, you can always expect to pay an arm and a leg to upgrade. Three years ago, my husband and I decided to renovate our downstairs bathroom, mainly because I couldn’t stand the ugly,green tiles anymore. As you can see in the before picture, the green tiles…

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Home Staging Tip

Today’s post addresses the benefits of removing personal items and photographs when staging a home for sale. While this is only one aspect of home staging,it makes a tremendous impact on the look of a room. In a recent staging for a client, one of the first things I noticed was the amount of personal…

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