Holiday Gift Guide for Design Lovers!

Happy Holidays, Fabulistas ! I know you’re in the midst of your Holiday gift shopping and, on occasion, find yourself  searching to uncover the perfect present for the design lovers in your life. You know, that one savvy friend whose sense of style and decor is just so perfectly fabulous. Here are some original and highly functional gift ideas … Continued

Top Picks: A Few Things I’m LOVING Right Now

Hello there Fabulistas, Part of the thrill of working on luxurious design projects is the “hunt”! The design world has seen an influx of digital platforms that make decorating easier and faster than ever before and I’m always on the lookout for innovative ways to maximize my productivity while keeping my clients happy! A fellow … Continued

Top Picks: Fall Table Runners

Hello fabulistas! The perfect touch for your Thanksgiving table is a fall-themed runner. You may be surprised by how much fun it is to create a unique table runner with things you already have around your home…you can always add some finds from a craft or home goods store to add some added interest. Credit: … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: August

Hello Fabulistas! Summer is winding down but there are still lots of fun activities to do in New York City. So if you can’t get away from the city for the weekend, there’s no need to worry. Just check out one of these hot new things to do and see! The Roof Garden Commission at … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: July

Hello Fabulistas! It’s been an amazing summer in New York so far and I’m looking forward to so many more wonderful things in store. Some may say that all the action leaves the city and heads out East. That’s not the case! Here are just a few fun happenings that are hot in July. Jeff … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: June

Hello Fabulistas! Summer is upon us in New York and there are lots of fun activities to partake in, even if you’re not going out east for the weekends. Here are a few activities and design trends I’m excited for this month. Shakespeare in The Park This is one of those fabulous New York traditions … Continued

Handsome Classic: Top Picks for Striped Bathrooms

Hello Fabulistas! There are certain design combinations that always wow. One of my favorites is stripes in bathrooms. There are less opportunities to make a bathroom—especially a powder room—appear chic in a small footprint. Stripes give an easy, refined visual bumpout. Here are some of my favorite striped bathroom looks. Chic Black and White I’d be hard pressed to find … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: May

Hello Fabulistas! New York has been braving some otherworldly rain showers, but I haven’t let them get me down. There are so many exciting events and happenings this month! Won’t you please join me at some of them? Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse 2014 Every year some of the New York area’s most fabulous designers lend … Continued

Stunning Views: Top Picks for Verandas

Hello Fabulistas! The season has me thinking about how I can spend as much time as possible outdoors. There’s more than the park or patio. Verandas create an excellent way to experience the creature comforts of the indoors while feeling the breeze. Here are some of my favorites when it comes to these innovative outdoor … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: April

Hello Fabulistas! It’s been a hectic March around the design office. April is packed with promising, exciting events and launches in the design world. There’s a whole range of new things to be excited about this spring! DXV by American Standard launch Kitchens and baths are just one of many opportunities for luxury in the … Continued

Flashy Tomes: Top Picks for #Bookshelves on Instagram

Hello Fabulistas! Books are one of the best home accessories because they’re beautiful and functional. I’m always adding to and rearranging my own bookshelves for a fresh look. When I’m feeling short on inspiration, I turn to Instagram for ideas from the oft-used tag #bookshelves. Here are a few recent interesting styling choices via Instagram. Luxe, fruity … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: March

Hello Fabulistas! I can’t believe it’s already March! I’m in the midst of designing my room vignette for Design on a Dime, so I’ve been doing all kinds of market research. Here are the design trends that are occupying my thoughts this month. GOOP x Rablabs line Gwyneth Paltrow’s namesake brand is constantly releasing impressive … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: February

Hello Fabulistas! I hope you weathered this brutal January. Let’s just say I’m glad I have some fabulous snow boots! I’m concentrating on finding distractions from the weather this month. Here are some of my favorite finds. Live edge tables Often we’re so concerned with styling coffee tables that fabulously designed coffee tables are overlooked. … Continued

Double Duty: Top Picks for Oversized Ottomans

Hello Fabulistas! Space is at a premium in New York City and I design for my clients accordingly. They’re always hosting events in their homes so it’s important to create versatile design with extra seating. Oversized ottomans are always a sure bet for flexible seating. Here are some of my top picks. from Robin Baron … Continued

Fab Feet: Top Picks for Fall Boots

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve already shared my secrets for how to keep your winter coats looking chic. Now let’s chat fall boots. I practically live in the style staple! It’s tough to narrow down just a few that I love, but these are the chicest that capture some of my favorite design elements. Hard and soft … Continued

Step Inside: Top Picks for DIY Welcome Mats

Hello Fabulistas! All of this talk of curb appeal and decorating for the holidays has me thinking about ways to step up entry ways year-round. You’d be surprised by how much a fresh, chic welcome mat will improve your entry way. What a chic shortcut! (It’s also a great addition to prep your home for holiday … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Hot Chocolate

Hello Fabulistas! Although I’m starting to miss the heat of summer, I’m excited for fall and winter. That’s because it’s hot chocolate season! Hot chocolate is one of my favorite cold weather drinks. It’s sugary, delicious and makes me feel like a kid again! There are several places to get a fab hot chocolate in … Continued

PreFAB: Top Picks for Faux Pumpkins

Hello Fabulistas! Carving a pumpkin is a time-honored Halloween tradition. However, I do love having decorations to hold on to year after year. I’ve been on the hunt for some preFAB pumpkins that I can buy at the last minute for a glam Halloween bash I’m throwing. Here are some of my top contendors. Silver … Continued

Top Picks: Fab Fall Wreaths

Hello Fabulistas! Fall has finally arrived, and I’m loving the brisk weather and excuse to wear cozy sweaters. Of course, there are the decorating opportunities, too! One of the first things that I think about when the cool weather rolls in is what kind of wreath I’m going to hang on my front door. Here … Continued

Off The Rack: Top Picks for Magazine Storage

Hello Fabulistas! I don’t know about you, but I’m a voracious magazine reader. Fashion, pop culture–and of course–design mags all fill my mail every month. I find entertainment and lots of inspiration from the glossy pages. I keep lots of file folders full of tear sheets to use as references while I’m designing for clients. … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: September

Hello Fabulistas! I hope you’re enjoying your Labor Day vacation. There are so many exciting things going on this month and I’m ready to dip into fall! Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week September is always a fabulous and fashionable month in New York City with the arrival of fashion week! This year’s spring shows last … Continued

Lunch To Go: Top Picks for Chic Lunchboxes

Hello Fabulistas! I always get a little nostalgic when it’s back-to-school time. It makes me think of fab, exciting things like choosing backpacks and lunch boxes. Very important things! For kids, these two school must-haves are the primary form of self expression. Lots of adults take their lunches to work, too. So why not do … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Fab NYC Desserts

Hello Fabulistas! New Yorkers are always looking for the next best thing: bars, restaurants, fashion and even food. There’s always a new restaurant to try, a new cocktail we MUST have and of course a new dessert hot on the scene. I’ve put together a list of some fab desserts here in NYC that I’m … Continued

Top Picks: Unusual Chandeliers

Hello Fabulistas! I love searching for unusual chandeliers for my clients. A chandelier is a statement piece. It can speak volumes about you, your personality and your home! A well-lit room feels happier, and a room lit by a gorgeous chandelier feels FAB! I like to find the most unique chandeliers around. Here are a few of … Continued

Top Picks: Sophisticated Wall Decals

Hello Fabulistas! Have you tried decorating with wall decals yet? I’m really interested in them because it’s a quick way to fab up your space. You can easily apply them and change the look of your room in seconds! The trick is finding the right decals for your space. I found some fabulous sophisticated wall … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: July

Hello Fabulistas! We’re in the full swing of summer and I’m fully embracing this heat and humidity. (My hair is another story, though.) In the nature of that, so many of the things I’m loving right now have to do with the outdoors and seasonably warm weather. from Pinterest Mother of Pearl What’s old is … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: All About Avocados

Hello Fabulistas! Do you love avocados as much as I do? I recently realized that I look for avocados on menus whenever I eat out, they’re constantly on my grocery list, and I try to use them in every meal! While overeating is never good, avocados have so many health benefits, including containing Omega 3. … Continued

Top Picks: Fab Summer Place Settings

Hello Fabulistas! We’ve been talking a lot about bright, summer colors, which can be used throughout your home. You can use them not only to decorate your interiors but also in your summer place settings. A well decorated table makes food taste better, don’t you think? Summer is a great time to play around with … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Best Rooftop Bars

Hello Fabulistas! Summer is one of my favorite times of year! I love being outside, hanging out in the warm weather. Winters are very long here in New York, so we have to embrace the warmth while we can! One of my favorite things to do in the summer is visit rooftops. On NYC rooftops … Continued

Top Picks: Hot Beach Reads

Hello Fabulistas! I’m SO excited for beach season! It’s finally getting warm here in New York City and I’m ready to hit the beach with my new tote, flip flops and a pile of HOT beach reads! Like you, I need a vacation. I can’t wait to get some sun, sip on a mojito and … Continued

Top Picks: Outdoor Furniture Suppliers

Hello, Fabulistas! Last week I shared a few tips on how you can create your own outdoor room. Today I’m focusing on the outdoor furniture. If you’re not in the design business, you may not know where to turn when shopping for furniture. Outdoor furniture is even more difficult to find because it’s seasonal. Here … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Great Gatsby Style Hangouts

Hello Fabulistas! I’m just dying to The Great Gatsby! The scenes and outfits look so extravagant and elegant. When I see period films I leave the theater wanting to live in that time period and visit the places the characters visited. Does that happen to you to? I’m prepping for the movie by listing NYC’s Great Gatsby … Continued

Design Access: My Favorite Pieces from Ankasa

Hello Fabulistas! The thing I love most about being an interior designer is the hunt! I LOVE shopping for my clients and finding all of these amazing products in New York’s showrooms. One of my favorites is ANKASA. No shopping spree is complete without stopping by their showroom to check out the newest collection of pillows, bedding, … Continued

Design Insider: Top 10 Interior Design Books

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve been working on updating my library, and looking for fab design books to have on hand. Books are a great source of inspiration for me, especially design books. What do you do when you have an inspiration block? I turn to books that show fabulous settings and sometimes tell me how to achieve those … Continued

Let There Be Light: Top 10 Floor Lamps

Hello Fabulistas! I always use floor lamps in my designs. Floor lamps are a FAB way to light specific parts of the room! I love to place floor lamps at the ends of sofas or in corners with reading chairs. As I always say, well-lit rooms feel happier! My favorite thing about floor lamps is … Continued

Oscars 2013 – Red Carpet Fashion

The 85th Academy Awards concluded in a star-studded night with unexpected winners, emotional speeches and, of course, beautiful red carpet gowns. On the most glamorous night of the year, Hollywood’s leading ladies donned big fashion such as Armani, Dior and Versace. It was a tough decision this time, but I’ve picked my five favorite dresses from this … Continued

Spotted: Top 5 Fab Celebrity Homes

Hello Lovelies! I was catching up on my magazine reading this weekend and came across the latest issue of Architectural Digest. Have you flipped through yet? I love Architectural Digest because not only does it share new trends, it also let’s us look inside celebrity homes. I love seeing how the celebs live! Today I’ve … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top 20 NYC Thrift Stores

Hello Fabulistas! Today’s finds are specifically for my fellow New Yorkers, but it really is something everyone should think about it. Thrift shopping. It gets a bad rap! Yes, some things can be kind of…gross…but some finds are fantastic! If you look in the right places, at the right time, you can get one-of-a-kind pieces, … Continued

Europe Roundup: Top 10 Cities in Europe

Hello lovelies! When it’s this cold out all I can think about is vacation! I adore Europe…the architecture, the culture, the food! I just can’t get enough! There are so many fabulous cities in Europe, I want to go everywhere and see everything! It’s hard for me to narrow down my top 10, let alone … Continued

70th Golden Globe Awards: My Favorite Red Carpet Looks

Yesterday’s Golden Globes officially kicked off 2013’s awards season. The crème de la crème of Hollywood came together to celebrate some of cinema’s most noteworthy work, and filled the red carpet with glamorous gowns and fashionable frocks. Check out my favorite looks of last night below. Jessica Alba donned a coral Oscar de la Renta gown…but her $5.8 … Continued

My Top 10 Glam Handbag Picks

What’s a girl without a handbag? Okay, maybe that’s a bit shallow…but seriously, can you imagine leaving the house in the morning without one? Not only are they essential for carrying everything from our makeup to our laptops to our pets (Oreo’s gotten a LITTLE too big for mine, unfortunately), but they are a part … Continued

My Top 10 Songs to Wake Up To

I’m a morning person. Give me my decaf soy latte, my blackberry, and a fresh coat of gold nail polish and I’m ready to go! I was shocked to learn that there are people in the world who have trouble getting out of bed in the morning (ha-ha!) and knew that I had to find … Continued