Classic Materials Installed in Unexpected Ways

 From Morgan Harrison home, love the way the installation of the fireplace marble.  Instead of installing a clean slab, it was cut to create a diamond design.  Case in point how classic materials installed in a creative fashion can take something from beautiful to downright knockout!

From Morgan Harrison home, love the way the installation of the fireplace marble.  Instead of installing a clean slab, it was cut to create a diamond design.  Case in point how classic materials installed in a creative fashion can take something from beautiful to downright knockout!

 The Rattan wall here installed floor to ceiling in a geometric pattern is a show stopper in this minimalistic space.  If anyone knows who designed this space please let me know, found it on Pinterest.  Would like to give credit!

The Rattan wall here installed floor to ceiling in a geometric pattern is a show stopper in this minimalistic space.  If anyone knows who designed this space please let me know, found it on Pinterest.  Would like to give credit!

 Simple black and white artwork layered on top of each other creates such drama!  I also like the way they chose to install this on a wall that is curved, a spot that is often difficult to make look finished, now looks fabulous and unexpected.

Simple black and white artwork layered on top of each other creates such drama!  I also like the way they chose to install this on a wall that is curved, a spot that is often difficult to make look finished, now looks fabulous and unexpected.

 The tile installation on the back wall of this shower.  Simple hardwood floor look alike tile is taken to another level just with the installation.

The tile installation on the back wall of this shower.  Simple hardwood floor look alike tile is taken to another level just with the installation.

 Taking traditional large nail heads and installing them on Shutters  WHAT....looks fabulous.  Thinking outside the box when installing basic materials cane take a space from good to great!

Taking traditional large nail heads and installing them on Shutters  WHAT....looks fabulous.  Thinking outside the box when installing basic materials cane take a space from good to great!

From The Studio.....

 Artwork is one of the most difficult things I find to source for clients as it is so personal.  With art I've always felt that instant reaction you have when seeing a piece is immediately a love / hate thing.  It either appeals to you or it doesn't.  I am currently sourcing some artwork for clients but at the same time painting some of my own.  I started in this industry selling antiques and as a decorative artist.   I painted walls for many clients and fellow designers throughout Connecticut and New York.  I'm making time to get back to some creative outlets that I have missed over the years.  This piece will be available soon!

Artwork is one of the most difficult things I find to source for clients as it is so personal.  With art I've always felt that instant reaction you have when seeing a piece is immediately a love / hate thing.  It either appeals to you or it doesn't.  I am currently sourcing some artwork for clients but at the same time painting some of my own.

I started in this industry selling antiques and as a decorative artist.   I painted walls for many clients and fellow designers throughout Connecticut and New York.  I'm making time to get back to some creative outlets that I have missed over the years.  This piece will be available soon!

Inspiration from Pinterest

As an interior designer, I think many of us are very visual which is why I love Pinterest and Instagram.  A picture is worth a thousand words.  Here are a few of my boards for the week that are inspiring me personally as well as my projects.  Not sure if all of the layering is due to the winter weather coming in and the need to create a haven for the winter to rejuvenate.  For me home is everything.  It is a safe haven, it rejuvenates and it nourishes.

 I am loving all of these layers and mix of pattern and colors.  For me personally this may be a bit to much, but this with a touch of restraint is fabulous.

I am loving all of these layers and mix of pattern and colors.  For me personally this may be a bit to much, but this with a touch of restraint is fabulous.

 This is my Color At It's Best Board, more color, pattern and texture!   

This is my Color At It's Best Board, more color, pattern and texture!

 

 For me fashion has always been tied closely to interiors.  I'm loving all of this, it is all about layers and texture.  Dressing like a million bucks makes you feel like a million bucks and I'm all for it!

For me fashion has always been tied closely to interiors.  I'm loving all of this, it is all about layers and texture.  Dressing like a million bucks makes you feel like a million bucks and I'm all for it!

 Then a complete departure to simple Modern Farmhouse exteriors.  I have been on the hunt for a flip house for sometime....and this is my plan for the exterior when I find one.  I love the casual farmhouse feel, yet there is still a formality to the homes as well.  Fingers crossed 2018 I will find one to transform!  Would love to see what is inspiring you all on Pinterest, please share on my Facebook page.

Then a complete departure to simple Modern Farmhouse exteriors.  I have been on the hunt for a flip house for sometime....and this is my plan for the exterior when I find one.  I love the casual farmhouse feel, yet there is still a formality to the homes as well.  Fingers crossed 2018 I will find one to transform!

Would love to see what is inspiring you all on Pinterest, please share on my Facebook page.

Holiday Table Setting

 I love setting my holiday table.  As you can see I am not a fan of traditional color palettes!  The more outside the box, the more I love it!  It still feels like Thanksgiving with the mushrooms and natural elements but in a more unexpected way.  Please share some of your tables with us!

I love setting my holiday table.  As you can see I am not a fan of traditional color palettes!  The more outside the box, the more I love it!  It still feels like Thanksgiving with the mushrooms and natural elements but in a more unexpected way.  Please share some of your tables with us!

 Love using my vintage lettuce ware 

Love using my vintage lettuce ware 

 Mushrooms everywhere but in a more unexpected color way adds an organic touch.

Mushrooms everywhere but in a more unexpected color way adds an organic touch.

 Raw Amethyst and raw emeralds keep things organic but in a glam way.

Raw Amethyst and raw emeralds keep things organic but in a glam way.

 Antlers are a must.

Antlers are a must.

 Beautiful greenery, buds and seeds layer nicely.  Now to finish the cooking before the guests arrive.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Beautiful greenery, buds and seeds layer nicely.  Now to finish the cooking before the guests arrive.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!