I’m Scheming…Again!

I think I saw snowflakes over the weekend, and I am so done with winter!  But I am not letting a few flakes cloud my summery mood!  I am fully engaged in a few beach house projects right now and am loving the escape that this design process is giving me from what has been [...]

Wear Your Beach House Well

I am currently designing a beach-front house in an area that was fortunately and miraculously untouched by Hurricane Sandy.  But even so, the design of this house is now very much affected by the hurricane.  My client is wary of future natural disasters and she wants to decorate the house with this in mind. This [...]

My New Year’s Resolution

January 03, 2013 | Fabric Schemes, Purple

I am living a cliche! You know the one about the shoemaker’s children? Only I am not talking about shoes or children.  I am talking about the state of my own apartment and the fact that it is half-empty!   I moved in about 4 months ago and nearly all of my clothes are still sitting [...]

The Un-Bachelor Pad — You Just Need a Woman’s Touch!

December 17, 2012 | Blue, Fabric Schemes, Gray, Purple

Calling all bachelors!  You know you need help, and lots of it!  I have made it really easy for you, and broken it down into two simple steps. Step One: Get rid of the black leather sofa, it is not helping your game. It screams commitment-phobe more than anything else in your apartment. And the [...]

No Beach House Blues!

December 10, 2012 | Fabric Schemes, Orange, Pink/Blush

With Hanukkah in full swing and Christmas just around the corner, my mind is fully occupied with thoughts of summer.  And not just because the days are getting shorter and colder, but because now is the time of year when clients start thinking about their beach houses.  With less than six months until Memorial Day [...]

Still Giving Thanks…For the Color Orange

I hate turkey, especially when it’s sitting all naked and exposed on the kitchen counter before it’s been cooked!  But my poultry-revulsion aside, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the entire year.  And I’m sad that I have to wait another 50 weeks for this holiday to come along again.  While my designs are rarely [...]

Color Inspiration: Pink and Blue is such a Tea-se!

I was ecstatic when I discovered that my favorite tea store Teavana had finally opened on the Upper East Side in NYC.  After only being able to get their teas on trips to the Mall — which I swear I rarely make!!! –, it was like seeing a mirage when I noticed them on Lexington [...]

Fabric Schemes: A Room of Her Own

October 29, 2012 | Color, Fabric Schemes, Uncategorized

The good news about having an office at home is that I can spend time getting things done while waiting out Hurricane Sandy. The bad news is I have very little excuse to completely blow off this non-work work day!  With all my meetings for today cancelled, I decided to spend some time cleaning out [...]