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Coastal Beachy Bedroom Get the Look_8

An Easy Breezy Blue Bedroom Reveal + Get the Look

Fresh and clean. Like a sunny day in May when you can smell the flowers blooming and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. That’s the vibe I was going for when designing this bedroom for a model apartment project I finished a while back. This model unit was in a rental building and like a typical NYC apartment, it’s tiny! The overall apartment inspiration was a beachy, relaxed ambiance so for this bedroom I chose a palette of cool blues for a fresh, clean look. Designing a model home is a bit different than designing a home for a …

Maiden Home

Introducing Maiden Home

A good sofa is hard to find.

Kind of like finding the perfect swimsuit or the perfect pair of jeans, the experience of hunting for a great sofa can often leave you feeling frustrated and disheartened. It’s not as easy as you think to find a beautiful, high quality sofa at a price you can afford that doesn’t look like the same mass produced piece everyone else has.

Enter Maiden Home.

Maiden Home is a new furniture brand offering a better, simpler way to buy beautiful, made-to-order upholstery that’s hand crafted in North Carolina and delivered direct to your door …

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Totally Loving Target’s New Spring Home Decor Collection!

One of my design philosophies that I believe in wholeheartedly is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to achieve high style at home. Case in point?  Target’s bright, new Spring catalog which is filled with stylish and affordable finds to refresh your home this spring. Target always knocks it out of the park when it comes to finding super cute things that won’t make you feel bankrupt. Isn’t it the best feeling when you buy something that looks way more expensive than it is and you can relish in the fact that you got it for …

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California Stripes

LA based interior designer Mark D. Sikes who I’m lucky to call a friend is totally having a moment right now. His busy design firm features a roster of high-profile of clients like Hollywood film director Nancy Myers, he’s recently launched a line of furniture and accessories for Henredon, a rattan collection for Soane London, a fabric collection for Schumacher, a women’s fashion collection called MDS Stripes, a new book, Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style and now he’s bringing his easy and elegant signature style to a new collection of beautiful wool dhurrie rugs for Merida Studio. …

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Design Crush: The Sexy, Minimalist Interiors of Joseph Dirand

If you’re familiar with my design work you know that I love color! Whether it’s bold pops or brightly painted walls, I believe that when executed well, the use of color can completely energize a room. But as much as I love color I also appreciate elegant spaces with neutral palettes that are thoughtful and come alive with interesting textures and materials. I came across a recent project by French Architect Joseph Dirand that perfectly illustrates this idea in context and it moved me to explore his work a bit further. Now I’ve developed a total design crush! Dirand’s work …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Collecting Art

One of the many highlights of adulting is finally having the opportunity to create a beautiful home for yourself. And whether you rent or own, you know you’re at this stage when you’re ready to graduate from having Ikea posters to hanging meaningful works of art on your walls. A lot of people have the misconception that you need mega bucks to build an art collection but these days there are lots of great resources available to help you find art you love…and it isn’t as intimidating as you think. But with all of the resources, mediums, artists and works …