The New York Design Center’s second annual What’s New, What’s Next event was a smashing success and I was privileged and honored to be a part of it. For What’s New/What’s Next the NYDC together with its showrooms developed a fabulous lineup of events, presentations, lectures and parties to showcase all things new and buzzworthy in the world of design. I was a part of The New Curators event on the 4th floor which paired top design bloggers with showrooms to host previews of their latest collections. I was assigned to host the Rooms by Zoya B showroom which makes the most beautiful, hand crafted furnishings for babies and children. Above is a photo of myself with proprietor Zoya Bograd (to the right) and her showroom team.

Here’s an example of the cuteness you’ll find inside the showroom. I adore those vintage Barbie prints…They would look so chic in a little girls room! (They’re available online here!)

Here’s another pretty vignette inside the showroom. That giant 8 foot giraffe was another favorite piece and is sure to add a bit of drama and whimsy to any child’s room. For more on Rooms by Zoya B click here to visit their website.

After I finished meeting and greeting guests at Rooms by Zoya B I was off to explore the NYDC and check out all of the exciting events and programs that were going on. I stopped by Arteriors home to see their beautiful new lighting collection from Lisa Luby Ryan, visited Hickory Chair to hear designer Suzanne Kassler talk about her Fall furniture collection for Hickory Chair and then headed to Benjamin Moore where I heard the Vicente Wolf speak about his design career and give us a sneak peek at his new book, Lifting the Curtain on Design, which is due out  October 19. Vicente is incredibly intriguing and also quite funny which made for an entertaining presentation. He was also kind enough to take a photo with me and a couple of my blogger buddies just after his talk. Here I am with Vicente, Camila Pavone from High Heel Foot in the Door and Marianne from Haven and Home. Fun times! I’m already looking forward to next year’s What’s New, What’s Next!

Top Photo via Guest of a Guest


  1. I just had to leave a comment, and I just sent an email to my husband. I have been doing my daughters room over the last couple of weeks since our move to the new house. I was hunting for vintage frame/distressed frames from a lot of barbie prints I purchased to frame on the wall over her day bed. During my search a photo caught my eye and when clicked on it, it lead me to your blog. And its almost EXACTLY what my daughters room looks like. We have almost the same color wall color. Also same day bed. And exact barbie prints. I just wasn’t sure I wanted the vintage gold frames but I see you used them with the white furniture and its looks great. I just had to send to my husband because I was like “hey thats morgan’s room” our daughter. 🙂 Great taste.