Best Outdoor Party Décor

This post is sponsored by TIKI Brand. All opinions are my own.Throwing a party is one of those things in life that no one teaches you how to do… there’s no elective “Entertaining 101” class you can sign up for. It is kind of a matter of trial and error, also seeing what others are doing, and what you end …

From Inspiration to Execution

So you know you have a project ahead of you, but not a clue as to where you start… No worries, there are a ton of places out there to help guide you along like Pinterest, Houzz and resources like ideas.kohler.com, which takes you from design inspiration to the next step of your bathroom or kitchen project. But really you …

NYC Design Student Mixer

I am excited to announce the 1st Annual Student Mixer “Design Connext” on September 8th! This was the brainchild of the NY Chapters of AIA, IIDA & ASID. This gives the students studying Interior Design, Architecture, Urban Studies and Landscape Architecture the opportunity to meet and mingle before the rigors of school gets into full swing! 

For The Love Of Leather

Okay, we all know that leather is simply amazing and a wonderful material to use on furniture. It cleans up easy, gets better with age, always looks chic and is pretty much timeless…BUT, you can run the risk of overdoing it.

Presentation Is EVERYTHING!

So it’s definitely that time of the year when we all are going crazy trying to figure out, who wants what… What are teenagers actually into?… What is the new “it” gift?… Why am I always rushing and running around till the bitter end, like I had no idea that Christmas actually fell on December 25th this year, and every …

Adrian’s Pound Cake

My husband doesn’t come from a long line of remarkable chefs or bakers, but what did trickle down is freaking awesome! One of the things that he makes very well is pound cake. This is a revamped recipe from his grandmother that he’s tweaked several times over, in many a trial and error taste test on my part. The recipe …

Holiday Gifts well under $100

I don’t know about you guys but I completely dread the Holidays… It’s like instant anxiety and frustration trying to figure out what people want, what they are currently into, or what style of whatever it is you need to understand and purchase. I just throw my hands up most of the time, and give LOVE… Yeah, love… It works, …

The Well-Worn Sofa

As a designer, one of the most agonizing pieces to decide on is the sofa, and it’s completely understandable, as in most spaces, it is the focal point of the room. There are countless numbers of styles, sizes and textiles that can wrap the piece, but I have to say, there is something so sexy about a well worn leather …

My Secret Source for Custom Holiday Gifts…

Well folks, it’s officially the start of the Holiday season! Halloween is now in the past, and we look forward to the chaos that is the next 8 weeks! Shopping and agonizing over the perfect presents will be our mode of thinking and keep us tossing and turning at night. Rule number 1 that everyone knows is that the more …

Great Q&A with Terrys Blinds…

I love doing a fun interview with a new source, and here’s a fun one I just did with Terrys Blinds in the UK, title Designer Insights! Check it out!