What woman doesn’t dream of having Carrie Bradshaw’s collection of Christian Louboutins, Manolo Blahniks, and Chanel handbags? Not only do I long for her beautiful wardrobe, but also her beautifully designed walk-in closet with its glass doors, all-white palette, and soft lighting. Once favored solely for their utilitarianism, today’s closets are bigger, bolder, and more luxurious than ever before. Homeowners and interior designers alike are giving closet space the same thoughtful planning and attention to aesthetics as any other space in the home. And much like your wardrobe, a beautifully designed closet can become a direct reflection of your style, personality, and needs. Whether glamorous, understated, modern or traditional; closets have evolved beyond mere utilitarianism into a space that is as elegant and chic as the clothes they house.
Monthly Archives: May 2010
Trends from the Spring 2010 Runway for your wardrobe and your home…
Soft Pastels + Neutrals
Despite my love for the color black, I find that it can often be limited in its application because of its bold hue and modern feel. Gray, however, is a perfect alternative to black because its range of shades allows for a versatility of uses. While slate gray can create a bold statement with accent pieces, a soft heather gray can act as a neutral and is perfect for walls, fabrics, and even floor boards. When gray stands alone there is always the risk of making a space feel somber, masculine, and industrial. But the addition of a “silver lining”, can add an element of classicism, elegance, and sophistication. Whether you use a chandelier, mirror, or silver leafed piece of furniture, the addition of a silver accent to a gray palette can create a space that is defined as both “chic industrialism” and “masculine elegance.” Although I have a deep affinity for the ever-classic black and gold, gray and silver prove be a softer and equally as beautiful power couple in the world of interior design.
“Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.” –Maurice Setter
Happy Mother’s Day!
To My Mom
My Confidant, My Inspiration, and My Best Friend
What I wish for my mom on Mother’s Day…
Time Just for Herself
A Lazy Sunday Morning
Brunch in the Garden
…with her favorite banana pancakes
The Flowers She Adores
The Relaxation She Deserves
A Bit of Pampering…and Lots of Sweets
A Long Awaited Get-Away
And all my love…
With a new baby girl on the way in the family, the color on everyone’s mind is pink, pink, pink. It is not the bold pink that adorns Betsey Johnson’s New York loft, but the soft sweet pink that is reminiscent of our childhood. I have often avoided using pale pink as part of my decor for this very reason–fear that it would be childish or girly. But when used in moderation, pale pink has the power to transform a space; adding a touch of warmth, elegance, and sophistication that is unmatched by any other color. Its soft, yet alluring hue allows it to serve as both a focal point and a neutral backdrop, making it a perfect color for walls, linens or accent pieces. Although pink will continue to be the color of choice for a little girl’s nursery, it has undoubtedly grown up in the world of interior design. As the spaces below demonstrate, pale pink has taken its place in the home with a subtle more mature tone that is distinctly different from the pink of our childhood.