6 Ways to Channel Summer Beach House Vibes at Home

Now that the weather is finally warming up I’m already thinking about sunny days at the beach. There’s nothing like the relaxed feel of a warm breeze, salty air and endless ocean views. I decided to bring a bit of that easy, breezy beach vibe to this model apartment I designed here in New York. NYC can be a cold, gray place so I wanted to channel that feeling of an endless summer at home. This space has a relaxed, California coastal feeling which makes it so warm and inviting! If you’re looking to update your decor, here’s some inspiration …

A Delicious Strawberry Salsa Recipe that’s Perfect for Summer

Summer is my favorite season for entertaining. There’s nothing like being outdoors with friends, enjoying the warm breeze with a crisp drink and great snacks. Whether you’re entertaining indoors or out, here’s a quick recipe for a yummy strawberry salsa that I absolutely love to make during the summertime. It’s a sweet and refreshing take on salsa made with strawberries that’s super easy to whip together, tastes deliciously sweet and makes for a great party snack! The best part is that it contains just a few simple ingredients and takes only 10 minutes or so to make. It so …

Making a Statement in Bold Blue

When it comes to my wardrobe, I usually end up wearing different versions of the same outfit all the time! But even though I usually keep it simple, I love punching up a basic look with a killer statement piece, like this boldly colored leather jacket. It’s cerulean. Remember that phrase from this scene in The Devil Wears Prada? If you haven’t seen the movie, Meryl Streep schools a clueless Anne Hathaway on the history of cerulean blue and how trends are made. There was a lot of dry humor in it and I always think of this scene …

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 …

Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed + DIY Gift Ideas Any Mom Will LOVE!

If you’re in a panic because Mother’s Day is right around the corner I’ve got some easy DIY gift ideas to share with you that will hopefully come through in a pinch! I recently joined my friend, Chef Vanessa Cantave to share few fun DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas on her weekly cooking show, The Hostess Next Door, which airs live on the Little Things Facebook page. Do you guys know about The Little Things? They produce high-quality lifestyle videos that air live on their Facebook page which has nearly 10 million fans! On this week’s The Hostess …