July 2011

Nicole Gibbons - Paint Color - HGTV My Favorite Place

Since my episode of HGTV’s MY Favorite Place has aired I’ve gotten tons of emails, comments and tweets about some of the items from my apartment that were featured in the episode so I decided to devote a special edition of Ask Nicole to answering your questions. Read on to learn more about some of the sources I used to furnish my space!

Paint Color

Ralph Lauren’s Forde Abbey is one of my favorite shades of gray for interior walls.

Q: Nicole – I saw you for the first time on My Favorite Place. I LOVE everything I saw in …

Amber Lewis-So Haute-2

Meet Amber Lewis – LA based interior designer, wife, mother and blogger. After discovering Amber’s blog earlier this year, it quickly became one of my favorites. I loved reading about all of the uber creative DIY projects she’s tackled in her home and I instantly connected with her eclectic sense of style and her witty sense of humor. She seemed like a ton of fun so during a recent visit to LA I sent her an email telling her how much I loved her blog and the next morning I found myself at her super cute house in the Valley …


It’s always a good idea to hang on to leftover paint from a project in case you need to do touch-ups in the future. But have you ever stored your paint in its original can only to find it completely dried out when you need it? Once you pry open a paint can, it’s no longer sealed so you’re inevitably letting air in which will cause your paint to dry out quickly.  A simple and stylish storage solution is to store your paint in airtight food storage jars! Above is some leftover paint I had lying around the house and …


Louis XVI chairs from Elizabeth Pash Antiques via 1stDibs @ NYDC

Back in February, 1st Dibs, the online emporium for fine antiques and 20th century modern furniture from dealers around the globe went brick & mortar when it opened its first physical showroom at the New York Design Center. 1st Dibs @ NYDC spans the entire 10th floor of the NYDC. Although the NYDC is typically only open to the design trade, the 33,000, gallery-like 1st Dibs floor is completely open to the public. Below is a peek at the beauty you’ll find inside. For information about hours …


I’m still on a high from my HGTV appearance this past weekend! Although I have done some television appearances before, it was quite exhilarating to have my apartment featured on HGTV – a network I’ve watched since I was a kid! A lot of you who missed the segment have asked if/when the episode will repeat. I put in an inquiry and will let you know when I hear back. Also – I’ve gotten tons of emails, comments and tweets asking about some of the items in my apartment so later this week I’ll be featuring an Ask Nicole where …