Navy and Pink~Taking Winter to Spring!

Mary McDonald got this room right! Navy and white with pops of pink still feels classic and understated.

Everyone who reads my blog, knows my obsession with Navy. It is such a perfect color that can be used with anything. I have a lot of Navy in my wardrobe as well as in my home. With this bad … Continue reading

Table Skirts…they’re back!

table bed skirt tailored

It seems not so long ago when I was on my first marriage that I had a big round table next to my bedside with a gorgeous flowing skirt with a heavy bullion trim around the edge. It was a … Continue reading

Fall Florals Make Everything Warmer

Outdoor Dinner Party~Yes Please!

My Blog two weeks ago was on the coming of Fall. I hope you all read it and enjoyed it! I just love this time of year for so many reasons that I just want to keep writing about it! … Continue reading

Hello Labor Day (well almost)!

Summer Fall Landscape Holiday

The one thing I absolutely LOVE about living in New Jersey is that I get to appreciate all four seasons! By this time of year, I am excited for the last round at the beach and the pool. There is … Continue reading

Top Ten Lighting Tips

lighting, design, home

One of the most neglected areas in planning a home is the correct use of lighting.  Most Architects and Builders (sorry) are high hat happy! Don’t even let me get started on where they place the switches and outlets, not … Continue reading

Torchère in Today’s Design

Torchere, torch lamp, light, design

A pair of carved wooden torchères flank a doorway in this elaborate Louis XV style room.

torchère or torch lamp, is a lamp with a tall stand made of wood or metal. Originally, torchères were simply a candelabra, usually with two or three lights. When it was first introduced in France towards the end of the 17th century, the torchère mounted only one candle. When the number of candles were doubled or tripled the improvement was regarded almost as a revolution in the lighting of large rooms. Continue reading

Questions for Interior Designers to Ask

Having been in this industry a long time. I wish someone would have given me a list of questions or a guideline of what to ask a potential client from the beginning. I know that I certainly have not covered … Continue reading

1970’s Design and Fashion, Yes or No?

grasscloth, vintage, 1970, decor

I am attending an event soon (hamptonsheartball.ahaevents.org) with my boyfriend and the theme is “Chic Cocktail – 70’s Inspired-Glitter & Sparkle”.  While desperately researching what we should wear and not look silly, I couldn’t help myself but look at the … Continue reading

Silver in Spring Is a Lovely Thing!

sea octopus table decor

I always look forward to the fall and winter months because there are so many wonderful holidays to celebrate! From home decor to table settings for parties, you can really have fun and be creative with each theme! So why, … Continue reading

Dining Amongst Caramels and Greens

Inspiration for Client DR

A client of mine asked me to take on the task of designing her dining room, and I happily took on the project. I love doing dining rooms! Their primary purpose is to bring together family and loved ones to eat and celebrate being together. We live in a world that is in a constant state of come-and-go, so having a dining space for the people you love to stop and come together is (at least in my opinion!) very important.

For the color scheme, we decided on a caramel and green combination with a hint of gold for an air of elegance. The photo above shows what we are working with (sorry for the cell phone quality photo). Here are some more of my favorite uses of caramel and green together…

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