Decorating Trends Report from NYC – Organic Motifs & Small Scale Options

Recently, we made a quick trip to the New York City Design Center to see the latest decorating trends and offerings from our favorite manufacturers. We loved what we saw and snapped a few photos to share with you!

Before heading to the Design Center, we had lunch with our beloved design advisor and mentor, Mary Gilliatt. Mary is a world renowned interior decorator,  she’s written 43 books and her clients have included Katie Couric and Liam Neeson, to name a few. Since she splits her time between Provence and England, we were thrilled to be able to visit with her. (more…)

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Dining in Style – Trends in Dining Room Furnishings

This is the time of year that our dining rooms become the star of our homes. More than any of other time of year, this is when we use our formal dining rooms for family gatherings, neighborhood get-togethers and friends who stop by to celebrate the season. In addition to formal dining spaces, many families incorporate eating areas into their kitchens and other rooms of the home.

How do you feel about your current dining spaces? If you feel yours is less than fabulous or you just want some new inspiration, check out this list of the latest dining furnishing trends we are seeing in our client’s homes and in our travels. (more…)

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5 Lighting Trends to Brighten Up Your Home

We love lighting!  Not only does it serve the purpose of brightening a space, but it also helps to define the look and feel of a room. Consider your lighting selection an opportunity to put your stamp on a space. You want it to add personality to the room without being overwhelming. We’ve rounded up some of the latest lighting trends to help get your creative juices flowing. (more…)

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Pantone’s 2015 Spring Color Trends Are A Breath of Fresh Air

In a world where everything seems to be bold and bright, it’s refreshing to see that Pantone has introduced more subtle colors in their 2015 Spring Color Trends. More neutral tones means that you can carry these colors from season to season, creating timeless style. Let’s look at how you can incorporate a few of these colors into your home. (more…)

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Switzerland’s unique modern architecture really wows!

You never know where you are going to find architectural details that really wow you.

 

Recently while I was on vacation with my family in Italy we traveled into Lugano, Switzerland to visit some friends.  Lugano is 30 miles from the Italian border and just 30 minutes away from Lake Como (where George Clooney has a home). Sadly, we didn’t see George, but I did see some things that were surprising.  After spending just a few minutes in our friend’s modern four level condo I was struck by how different it was from American architecture, not only in the details but in methods of construction as well. (more…)

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Ten Questions To Consider When Selecting Window Treatments

A guide to choosing the right window treatments.

Now that you have a better understanding of the difference between valances, swags, and panels we’d like to talk about how to determine which window treatment will work best.   When we work with clients to design window treatments there is a series of questions that we consider before making a recommendation. (more…)

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