Monday, December 30, 2013

PORTFOLIO: Upper West Side Apartment

Nicole and I had a photo shoot this weekend for our clients home in the Upper West Side. There is so much excitement that happens while setting up for our photo shoots, from picking up last minute accessories, to picking up fresh treats at the bakery, to waking up at 6AM to scour through the NYC Flower District and carrying 6ft long cherry blossom branches on the subway that you just HAD to have. We (and most importantly, our client) could not be happier with the end results, we hope you enjoy the photographs as much as we do.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013


I have always been drawn to the structural elements of Moroccan Architecture such as domed ceilings, high, curved archways and keyhole-shaped naves. Morocco was influenced by the use of basic semi circle arches in Roman and Byzantine architecture. Naturally Moroccans developed more intricate and intriguing arch shapes such as the ogee, horseshoe, and pointed arch with each shape symbolizing something different such as "keeping evil out." 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Here is a sneak peak at one of our latest design projects. With snow piling up outside, who doesn't want to curl up in some cozy warm wool plaid chairs or an olive green chesterfield sofa? We plan to photograph new projects within the upcoming weeks, we are so excited to show you what we have been keeping busy with. Be sure to check back for updates.
Stay warm,

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


If I had the luxury of purchasing a new sofa every couple of years, I would probably go all out and play with some pattern. But the idea of committing to a sofa thats a bit more "one direction" has me a tad reluctant. Chairs and even wallpaper are easy for me, but a patterned fabric on a sofa, not so much. As a designer I'm conflicted. On one side of the spectrum we should be taking more risks and setting the trends, but on the other hand most of us have design schizophrenia! How do you pick just one when you have a 100+ favorites? 

This project is in pattern overload! Although it totally works and I personally love it, I'm not sure I could live with this look for more than 2 years.

More bold patterns, layered perfectly together. 
John Knott and John Fondas

I own this Kelly Wearstler Bengal Bazaar fabric in the lilac colorway, but in pillows! I adore them, but it's been two years and I'm already ready to switch them out. Easy fix I can afford. 
Rita Konig

Here are two examples I think I could live with. 
A simple stripe, always a classic...

And a tone on tone pattern that feels more like a texture. 
I'm loving everything about this space!
Live Breathe Decor Blog

How do you feel about patterned fabric on your sofa?