Hello Fabulistas! Creating decorative fall vignettes is a sure way to make your home feel more inviting and warm this holiday season. They’re especially great for you fall lovers who like to savor the last bits of the season before we give way to all that December has in store! When you think of creating these … Continued
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Happy Holiday Season Fabulistas! The holiday season is upon us and this time of year calls for extra seating when entertaining. Every holiday season I look forward to being in the great company of friends and family… and even though every guest is accounted for, I usually end up having one or two (or three) … Continued
Dearest Fabulistas! The kitchen evokes such warm memories for so many of us, that’s what makes it the heart of the home! Kitchens keep the spirit of your home alive by providing just the right amount of nourishment, whether in the form of food or family love. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the role kitchens … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Every time I visit a new home, I naturally notice the smallest details. Coffee table books usually catch my attention within the first few minutes. Just like that, I’m flipping through the pages, my fingers gracing the printed pages filled with stunning imagery. Coffee table books are so revealing of the style and personality … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! The kitchen is perhaps the most vibrant space in your home. It’s the most dynamic and welcoming space where you prepare the treats and mix the drinks for yourself and, more importantly, for your friends and family! Image courtesy Amara Image courtesy Amara And just like any living space, it loves an update. … Continued
Happy Fall, Fabulistas! As we enter the season of the orange wonder that is Pumpkin, this fruit singlehandedly provides a plethora of recipes. Sweet or spicy, thick or crunchy, Pumpkin Spice is an instantly recognizable and deliciously undeniable ingredient. Here, I’m showing you how to treat yourself and your dear ones without compromising the healthy way … Continued
My dear Fabulistas!! If you ever feel a wonderfully unexpected influx of creative ideas while in the shower or the tub, you’re not alone! It is a known fact that showers have a stimulating effect on a creative mind. And it’s even rumored that Albert Einstein did his best thinking in the shower. Image courtesy … Continued
Hi Fabulistas! Every artisitic mind needs a shake-up now and then – a jolt of revelation to change-up your creativity, perspective and kickstart fresh ideas! I always suggest keeping an open eye and an open mind with regard to where and how this divine inspiration will come your way. And then, WOW!! You’re reinvigorated to create … Continued
Hi there Fabulistas! Relish the precious few days of summer with an Italian-inspired picnic in a park! During my recent trip to Italy, I found myself enveloped in the country’s lavish aesthetics that later so dearly resonated in a film I saw. A film that became one of my absolute favorites this summer is A … Continued
Fabulistas! The weekend is upon us! It’s amazing what a few inspired days can do to renew and refresh your outlook and positivity. If you’re like me, spending time at home is one of those precious gifts we give ourselves. After all, your home is your sanctuary and sets the scene for fabulous living! On … Continued
Hi Fabulistas! New York Fashion Week is coming up and I can’t wait! I started my career as a fashion designer before transitioning to interior design, so I get especially excited to see what’s in store this time of year. The worlds of fashion design and interior design are closely linked so we often see … Continued
Hi Fabulistas! You know that saying about learning the rules so you know how to break them? That’s how I feel about color theory! We know color and emotion go hand in hand, right? … Think about how a sunset makes you feel, how a bouquet of flowers makes you smile or the fun clothes … Continued
Hi Fabulistas! As an interior designer, I love working closely with my clients to create the spaces of their dreams. Designing beautiful, comfortable spaces that complement my clients is my gift to them. The other day, I was thinking about how each of my projects gives back to me in the form of personal growth, … Continued
Fashion Fabulistas, As some of you may know, I started my career as a fashion designer — so, fashion is always near and dear to my heart. Often I relate interior design to fashion because both industries creatively employ beautiful colors, patterns and prints to make unique statements. Ah, a game of charades. From Hollywood … Continued
Fabulistas, It’s that time of year again and everyone is scavenging for those last minute dinner reservations, presents, and finding a unique way to spend their Valentine’s. Before getting into the gifting aspect of the holiday, it’s important to learn about the true love story behind Valentine’s Day. Dating back to the Roman era, St. … Continued
Fabulistas, Ever since the tender age of nine, I knew I wanted to be a designer. Having started my career as a fashion designer, I was always fascinated by interior design and studied as much as I could about the world of interiors and antiques. I transitioned into interior design full-time after enthusiastic fashion clients … Continued
Fabulistas, Marché aux Puces de Paris / St-Ouen was beaming with art, antiques, and Americans! Beginning the day with the Antiques Diva, Brunch we had delicious French cuisine, champagne and headed out into the grand streets of the flea market! The Flea Market is a shopping experience that works just as it did when it … Continued
Fabulistas, Check out these photos of some bold bathrooms and living spaces that I’ve brought to life… A view of sophistication! This living room is formal yet comforting. I love swirling design of this fabulous Stanton Carpet which compliments the ABC Carpet and Home coffee tables. And the pièce de résistance is the art by painter Michelle Williams! … Continued
Fabulistas, for the past week, I have been in one of my favorite cities in the world, Paris! I’m here for Maison & Objet and Paris Design Week — and, while my schedule has been beyond abundant, I’ve been loving every minute of it! I want to fill you in on all of it, so … Continued
Fabulistas, Don’t let the cold weather give you the blues…warm up with a cozy, shimmering space! Check out some of my favorite spaces that I designed… Nestled in this cozy master bedroom is a seating area with custom closets with faux shagreen insets. A perfect place to read a book, plan a day, or relax at any … Continued
Fabulistas, Life comes full circle. That’s a true statement in life…and in design! Check out these spaces I designed, featuring round accents! Using a one of a kind goat-skin table,with a high gloss finish, the rounded shape allows for a familial gathering and ease when serving your loved ones. I angled the edges in my … Continued
Fabulistas, Pardon the rhyme, but when it comes to decor, is grey here to stay? Grey is fast becoming the new beige…it’s a neutral color, and very versatile. It can be used for wall colors, cabinets, countertops, fireplaces, furniture, etc. It’s got a classic, sophisticated appeal, and it comes in a variety of shades. And, … Continued
Window treatments aren’t just for small windows; floor-to-ceiling windows can be decorated with drapes as well. To keep the full height appearance be sure to hang the curtain rod higher than the window frame. And get creative with fabric…try textured fabric, patterns in addition to solid color curtains.
Kitchens have always been known to be the heart of the home, but people are no longer cooking in them. The culprit? Our favorite cooking shows.
Fabulistas, I had a blast at one of NYC’s Farmers Markets! For me, farmers markets are fun because I love the hunt, whether it’s for design accessories, jewelry, or fresh produce. They also remind me how easy and affordable it is to the bring vibrant colors of the season into your home. I’m always thinking about how … Continued
Fabulistas, Can I tell you how much I LOVE antiques?? So, when The HighBoy asked me to select some of my favorite antiques from their website, I was thrilled, to say the least. I love mixing the old with the new! (And here’s a little secret: I’m addicted to all things Lucite!) Antique pieces are … Continued
Inspired by science and mathematics, the Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Scotland is a one-of-a-kind garden! Intelligently-designed sculptures, terraces, bridges, architectural structures, and sculptured landscapes make this 30-acre property truly breathtaking. Instead of flowers, you’ll see that the focus is on shapes, illustrated by various monuments found throughout the grounds. The garden is located in … Continued
In Robin Baron’s series, Translating Trends, design trends are broken down to simple, usable terms. This week: Animal Prints.
As an interior designer, style is always of the utmost importance…but as a mother of two my kids ALWAYS come first! At this time of year, I am running around getting my kids ready to go back to school and of course this means getting their “back to school” supplies. However, as a designer, I … Continued
Arch entryways frame each room and add a touch of history!
Textured walls add an eye-catching design to walls, without the overwhelm.
Create the feeling of being in the countryside of Paris or Italy with a wall mural. It’s amazing how paint and color can transport you!
Interior design isn’t supposed to be stuffy or serious. This kitchen is the perfect example of how chic and countryside mesh with classic colors, patterns and a touch of whimsy!
They’re great, everyone loves them, but boy do your beauty products take up space! So many people see the shower as an afterthought — why not be purposeful with design elements in the shower?
Fabulistas, in this post I’m featuring pictures of all my favorite moments in the Kips Bay Showhouse. If you haven’t read my post about my colleague Charles Pavarini, III’s room, then, please give it a read and take in the sights! Meanwhile, I’ve carefully curated everything that caught my eye and put all the images together … Continued
Fabulistas, you know I think life is great under everyday circumstances. But, life really is sweet when you can have fun with your family, clients and vendors alike! Here are some candid snaps taken in the Cliff Young, Ltd. showroom with Chloe, Leslie Young and Ryan Serhant.
Fabulistas, this year, Design on Dime was filled with BRAVO Family love! Ryan Serhant and Emilia Bechrakis were there and took selfies with everyone who stopped by (how generous and cool of them!) and….look who showed up??? Why it’s @bravoAndy! 🙂
Fabulistas, home safety is important. The things that keep ourselves and our families safe like smoke detectors, security systems and fire extinguishers are necessary, but why so drab? I prefer to liven things up a bit with these anything-but-boring safety tools – utilitarian doesn’t have to mean unsightly. Take a look at these creative fire … Continued
Fabulistas, all of you know that I am not shy when it comes to color and bold textures and patterns. But, ahhh, there’s something about white that just makes its own statement. I love the white-on-white look in rooms full of unique architectural details. There’s something about this style that makes everyone feel positive and hopeful, and … Continued
Oh Fabulistas, it’s time we embraced our attics! Attics are all too often either misunderstood, easily dismissed, or forgotten spaces. But, they can be valuable and re-discovered, if looked upon with a new perspective. They need not be old, musty or scary parts of your home.Attics give you the rare opportunity to create light and airy … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Resolutions are meant to be broken… until now. This year why don’t we start off small for a big impact? These interior design resolutions will get you off to the right start for a fab 2015 and beyond! Organize Your Closet for Better Mornings It’s important that your closet works for you. Clever, … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! The holiday season is upon us and that means dinner parties and holiday celebrations. This time of the year is a great opportunity to really show your creativity by bringing something special to your friend’s home. If you think ahead of time, you can find some truly fabulous, one-of-a-kind gifts and save money … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! I love doing TV and impacting people’s lives in a positive way! I’m excited to have made a second appearance on Better Connecticut TV! My segment in April was about how to accessorize your home. This time it’s about how a daybed can transform a bedroom into a multiuse room. I started with … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! I’m excited about being a part of the Project Design 2014, for the renovation of Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. I’m proud to be one of the 45 top designers who were selected to work on this very special project. I would like to ask you to please support the renovation of … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! It can be tough to work with small spaces. But you shouldn’t let them intimidate you! You just have to approach them like chic challenges. Small spaces can be special design opportunities. Here are some ways that I get the most out of small spaces. Alcoves as Storage Opps Leave no niche unfilled! … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! I’m so excited to have appeared on another TV show. This talk show segment for the show Better Connecticut was all about how to accessorize your home. Accessories are the best, most affordable way to add your personality and create excitement in your home. I was able to take their set and show how … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! This month has been full of amazing design industry events. First, my ASID NY Metro President-Elect announcement and welcoming cocktail party, then the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. AD’s show always features impressive talent, exhibitions, and seminars. I was honored to take on a larger role this year as a judge for the … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! This month has been quite the whirlwind. I’ve been busy with preparations for Design on a Dime and now I have some exciting news… I’m the President-Elect for 2014-15 of the ASID New York Metro Chapter! I’m thrilled to represent this amazing non-profit organization that serves interior design professionals. New York is a hotbed … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! I love the white-on-white look in rooms full of unique architectural details. There’s something about this style that makes everyone feel positive and hopeful, and that all is good in the world. Here are some of the many reasons I admire this look. Historic opulence The boarding school from season three of American Horror Story is … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! My clients and readers often ask about how they can maintain chic designs while keeping visiting family members happy and curious little ones from destroy ing their prized belongings. This is an especially big issue during the holidays. Here are some ways I keep your belongings safe and make a space still feel … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Have you been following all the Paris collections, too? I don’t just keep up with New York Fashion Week! There were so many fabulous presentations this season and I’m already thinking about lots of ways I can put some of the resulting inspiration to fab use. Marc Jacobs’ dazzling last Louis Vuitton show … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! You know that New York Fashion Week was one of my favorite things about September. The fashion world has moved onto London Fashion Week, but I’m still finding lots of inspiration in all the images from NYFW. Like I mention all the time, one of my biggest inspirations is fashion! There are more … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! I chat a lot about trends and how to do decorating tricks in your own home. Today, though, I want to talk about what inspires me as a creative. There is a business side to interior design, but creativity is a must! We all have our own sources of creativity and here are … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! I hope you were all able to do some fab outdoor entertaining this weekend. I did! All that time spent outside reminded me that I wouldn’t have been able to entertain in the dark if it wasn’t for my smart outdoor lighting setup. Remember, an entertaining area outdoors is like an extension of … Continued
Happy Friday, everyone! I have exciting news to share with all of you: A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to become a contributing blogger for Donghia’s revamped blog, Donghia Digest. I LOVE Donghia’s furniture, especially the accessories (I can never say no to a new lamp!), and happily agreed to join the team! … Continued
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and are excited for this week. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – I love to decorate, I love to entertain, and I love to cook…If you are stressing out over planning the perfect dinner, I want you to relax and stop worrying! Thanksgiving … Continued
A big Thank You to everyone who served our country! Yesterday we honored more than 24 million military veterans in the U.S., who fought for the freedom we enjoy today! November is a month full of gratitude and appreciation for our families, our lives, and at least a sense of normalcy, safety and electricity…especially THIS … Continued
What a week we’ve had…in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastating wrath, I try to see things positively. New York City has once again proven that it inhabits the most genuine, warm-hearted, and caring people in the world! This is why I love New York so much – it’s so much more than sublime … Continued
It’s no secret that I love the word “fab”! So I’m thrilled to announce that a collection of my favorite vintage and antique finds is now available on Fab.com! However, it’s only available through Nov. 5, so make sure to check out my finds before they’re gone! Searching for beautiful antiques is one of my … Continued
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and enjoyed a well-deserved (I’m sure!) couple of days off! I’m SO impressed by your pumpkin centerpiece creations that I’m sad today is your last chance to create a Pinterest board and enter to win a $250 Sephora gift card! I wanted to get in … Continued
Fall is one of the most exciting times of the year with leaves turning, new fashions and lots of opportunities to add to your home décor! People say that spring is a time for regeneration, but I say the same about fall. This season, revive your old fall decorations by throwing together your own fab … Continued
I’m so excited about the new design! We’ve been busy working on it over the last few months, and I’m very happy that I can finally unveil it and share it with you. Simplifying Fabulous!™ is my personal view on all things design, fashion and lifestyle. It’s like “seeing things through my eyes” so that … Continued