Monday, December 31, 2012

Design Expectations for 2013!

Wow! Didn't this year go fast! It is a bit scary, especially since I see my children turning into adults with one foot out the door.  It has been quite a first year for me in the blog world I have met such wonderful people and I thank all who have supported me along the way. I never thought I would enjoy this as much as I do, and I think it's due to my love of decorating, art and learning from others. 

So I asked myself “What does 2013 have in store for Interior Design?" I am not sure if these are my predictions or my wishes for design but I did come up with 10 things I would like to see happen over the next year. If you have any wishes for design as well, please send me your comments!
I would love to have a prediction from all my favorite bloggers and post them, so send at! I am wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year celebration and great things for you and your families for 2013!

A love of polished interiors again, with regards to Jansen, James Mont etc!

Some beautiful Painted pieces thrown into spaces to add light and interest!

I love white kitchens, but I adore the muted tones of English kitchens and want them to invade state side!Cooke and Lewis!

Green is a given! ReneeFinberg

Chintz in the most unexpected places! Top one with modern chintz sectional(The President Wears Prada), and gray Chintz room done by my friend Joel Woodard for Mansion in May!

Love of great wall coverings and sophisticated painted murals!

Return to using our formal settings and not just keeping them in storage!

Cloche Terrariums!

It's amazing how many interiors we do that the home owner does not want greenery added! I think every home should have something even as simple as the above Cloche terrarium!

Don't be afraid of old things!! Add some antiques. They don't have to be pricey just interesting, and just think you are recycling!Antiques and Interiors On Dunlavy.

Lets get back to investing in artists! There are some fantastic art work out there, some expensive some very reasonable but all add life to a room! This one I just had done by Maureen Chatfield, I haven't even had a chance to hang it yet, but I LOVE it!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Create a Little Winter White!

I love Winter White this time of year, and pretty much all year long! There is something so peaceful about winter white interiors and even just touches of winter white added to existing rooms. White can actually be warm as well, not just cold and sterile! It all depends on texture and added touches that you can bring into your space. Here are a few of my favorite white rooms and some tips on how to add some winter white to yours! Enjoy!

Darryl Carter with touches of fur, bisque, linen etc!

Again one of my favorite DCarter rooms done in Huntington White- Benjamin Moore!

Loving the wallpaper of birch trees  by Casart Coverings!

I could not resist this DYI project with these whimsical white animal candle holders by Country Home Magazine!

A white fur throw adds instant warmth to an all white room! West elm!

Octagonal Sheep skin seems to be a theme with warm white

French Bisque available at Jamie Shop!

Very affordable Bisque at Ballard Designs!

Ballard nubby throws, I love these!

Have to throw a great pale basket into a white room, Ballard as well!

Lovely White linen Drapery by Restoration Hardware.

Add a little edge to your white linen drapes with Samuel and Sons Taping!

If you want a bit of sophistication then add a Greek Key tape from Samuel and Sons!

Lastly by favorite white paint colors are: Benjamin Moore-Huntington White, Linen white, Acadia White, Snowfall white.
Farrow & Ball- New White!
Creditd: Houzz, Pinterest, MyShabbyStreamSideStudio,StyleTheories.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays From Our House To You!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday and a Healthy and Happy New year!
 Enjoy time with loved ones and many wonderful times ahead for 2013! Will be back with more fun posts first thing in the New year! Peace!

We opted this year to make a ginger bread forest, with horses of course

My Girls and one big boy-Keiran!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Winter Ice.. Ice.. Baby!

I hope everyone is enjoying getting ready for Christmas ! It can be a very stressful time of the year and I hope that everyone will stay safe and healthy during this holiday.  They say that water can have a calming affect ... so does Ice count! Check out these images of amazing winter ice! This may just distract your hurried mind for a moment and add a bit of calm to your day...

Friday, December 21, 2012

Going Green on the Fashion Scene!

With all this talk of Pantone Green, I have been drawn to the most gorgeous apparel on the fashion scene! This time of year there are parties galore, holiday cheer and gorgeous scenery so why not be a part of the greenery. I found pieces that may make some "green" with envy, or at least want to put one of these pieces on a dream wish list! Enjoy! Remember stay calm and carry on during this last hectic weekend before Christmas!

Wes Gordon

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar Again!

Tory Burch

Ralph Lauren For Bergdorf's.

Rose Huntington Whitely at Gucci Fundraiser.


Celine- Polyvore


Fendi- My Theresa!

Bottega Veneta- Harpers Bazaar.

Love this everyday sweater- EquipmentFR.

Lafayette 148- NY Dolman Sleeve- Neiman Marcus!

Rachel Zoe- Style Bop.