I just completed the plans for some cozy bedding and faux ostrich tufted headboards for some lovely clients of mine which I’m so excited to see come to life in a few weeks (well, maybe more than a “few”!). One of the reasons we went with full custom for the bedding is that it’s … Read more
Upholstered headboards and beds have been popular design elements in bedrooms for well over a century. They are both cozy and glamorous and certainly know how to make a statement! When I was designing my own Nook Cottage bedroom (above) I fell in love with Aerin Lauder for Lee Jofa Watersedge cut velvet fabric. In. … Read more
One of my most popular blog posts ever was my comparison of Benjamin Moore’s Color Of the Year 2019 Metropolitan Gray vs. Metro Gray. As we all know, the color gray has been the popular “go-to” color for the last few of years. I listed it as my Color of the Month for January 2018. … Read more
I was asked to share my best tip for creating the perfect relaxing bedroom. You can read it at The Mattress Insider along with the wisdom of my other design professionals . Here are a few of the bedrooms I’ve done over the years. And some design concepts I’ve put together for my virtual design clients: … Read more
It’s been a whirlwind few days as you can imagine – moving out and moving in. I really don’t like the moving process. Packing things then unpacking them a few days later isn’t like opening presents. But still, I had the help of the wonderful White Glove Moving & Storage in Bourne, MA who were … Read more
So, as I posted last week, I’m planning the decorations of my new little cottage by the river which I’ve dubbed Nook Cottage (it’s in Rocky Nook). The bedroom is currently beige, which will not do! Luckily the landlord is fine with me painting. I suppose if he weren’t, I’d have to come up with … Read more
I blogged a little while ago about some new bedding I’d designed for a long time client and I wanted to share the end result! These cushions are 21″x21″x3″ and are going to look fantastic on her bed. I also had a coverlet made, but that was harder to photograph!
Bianca from Wonk Furniture in Brooklyn sent me these images of two of their newest releases – platform beds – the Stillwell and Knickerbocker. I particularly like the Stillwell, with its cutout detail on the headboard. Check out the rest of Wonk’s offerings here.
I’ve been working on a bedroom for the young daughter of some long term clients and wanted to share a little bit of it with you. The image above is a grouping of the fabrics and inspiration ideas we’re going to be incorporating.The centerpiece in the room with the Anthropologie Campaign bed, fully draped and … Read more
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a Robert Allen trunk show that I had attended at their Boston showroom. Hands down, my favorite fabric of the day was their Bassett Hall in colorway Patina. The beautiful linen ground is decorated with an applied ribbon trellis pattern that is both unique and refined. I … Read more
I love the riotous patterns and colors that are so associated with the Missoni brand. For over 50 years, this family empire, founded by husband and wife Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, has been producing their signature garments. They have since branched out into the home market and in the next year, three Missoni Hotels will … Read more
I just came across this wonderful collection of pillows, bedding and floormats by Koko Company. The mix of colors and textures – including embroidery, applique and felts – is just wonderful. They will be showing at the NY Gift Fair on August 11-15th, Pier 94 #41015, but you can visit them online here. (as seen … Read more
I thought it would be fun to put together a “Get That Look” based on the Laird’s Bedchamber from the Outlander Series. First, some modern looks that have a similar color palette and feel: design by Hackett Holland. photo by Simon Upton design by Alex Papachristidis – his own bedroom from his Instagram … Read more