Hello Fabulistas! The time has come for me to finally unveil my presentation at Design on a Dime! I’m so honored to be included in the benefit along with so many other fabulous designers. Now after all my hard work, I’d love for you to join me! The opening night reception is tomorrow night, April … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! I’m wrapping up all the prep work for my Design on a Dime vignette and I couldn’t be any more excited. Stay tuned for more details tomorrow! For now, though, I want to highlight one of my favorite interior trends right now, the industrial look. It sounds cold and hard, but the weathered … Continued
Happy Earth Day Fabulistas! I’m a huge fan of Earth Day, are you? I’m constantly looking for ways to save energy, checking that everything around me is being recycled, just trying to be a good global citizen. It doesn’t take much time to be sure we are taking care of this precious Earth, does it? … Continued
Happy Friday, fabulistas. Just in time for Housing Work’s Design on a Dime benefit next week, I sat down with the uber-talented Yetta Banks to discuss trends, design inspiration and life in its general fabulousness. Even though I couldn’t get Yetta to reveal her design theme for this year’s Viacom vignette (I can’t wait to … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Spring is in the air and like all of you, I’m thinking about getting ready for bathing suit season. While I love to hit the gym, my schedule doesn’t always allow it. So I really have to watch what I eat. Warmer weather means more events, which means more eating! Before I leave … Continued
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
Hello Fabulistas! It’s no secret that I have a major soft spot for everything metallic. One of my current projects has me looking at a lot of metallic wallpaper and I can’t get enough! There isn’t a more FAB wall covering than something with some chic seen. Here are some of the inspirational images I’ve … Continued
Spring is in the air, everyone! It’s the most natural time of year to think about awakening your spirit and reconnecting with nature so let’s talk about urban gardening, shall we? Beautify your surroundings with colorful plants and add some energy and air improvement to your home and workspace. You can start small with houseplants … Continued
Drumroll please…it’s time for another Fab Friday!! Before you start getting ready for all of your fabulous weekend plans, I want to share with you all the spectacular details of my chat with Courtney Price, who not only owns a Dallas-based interior design firm, but also amazes the social media world on a daily basis … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! I’m SO excited that it’s finally starting to feel like spring. The weather is getting warmer and the flowers are blooming, spring is in the air! Now it’s time to make a few little changes to our interiors so we can feel spring everywhere. I’ve put together a few tips I like to … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! I feel so lucky to live in one of the most exciting cities in the United States, and in the world! NYC is constantly changing and never dull and boring. One of my favorite places in the city is Central Park. It may sound cliche but it’s so vast that there’s always something … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! In case you haven’t noticed yet, I have a soft spot for metallics. Especially gold! Nothing gives a touch a glam like the sheen of gold. I can never get enough. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to Metallics. Right now, these are some of my favorite touches of gold: from Pinterest … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! I’m thrilled to share with you that I’ll be participating in Housing Works Design on a Dime benefit later this month! Those of you in the design world are probably already familiar with the fabulous annual event. For the rest of you, I can’t wait to tell you all about it. from Housing Works … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! It’s April and New Yorkers are getting restless for spring. It seems like this month is dedicated to grumbling about still having to bundle up in the mornings. However, there are many exciting things happening right now! Here are just a few of them: Mad Men Any “what’s hot right now” list wouldn’t … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Finally, we were able to enjoy some warmer weather here in NYC over the weekend! It’s time to refresh the home, toss out the old, and get ready for spring. I enjoy spring cleaning very much, it allows me to get a fresh start. Confidence starts at home. When you feel great in … Continued
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
Hello Fabulistas! Today’s post is about how pale, lady-like pink made it’s way into our homes. This fab color is not only popping up in interior design mags all over the country, it’s also a color that suits my can’t-wait-for-spring mood perfectly! Warmer weather is right around the corner so let’s get ready to decorate: … Continued
Bon weekend! Are you ready for another Fab Friday Icons post? This month I decided to feature one of America’s most influential style icons…. former First Lady, Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Even before Jackie would become the wife of the most powerful man at the time, she was known for her elegance and grace. She inspired … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Many of you have asked me about decorating with pattern lately. It can be difficult to use pattern in your space and make it look like it belongs. Sometimes I use patterns in upholstery or accessories, and sometimes in wallpaper. Today I want to discuss using patterned rugs. They make a great impact. … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! While it doesn’t feel quite like spring warm weather is right around the corner. I’m so looking forward to seeing green outside my window! I love gardening, but here in New York City there isn’t much outdoor space to create a garden of my own. I’ve been looking into creating an indoor area … Continued
In Feng Shui terms, wealth is not simply about the dollars we accumulate. Wealth includes all the rewards we receive in life. Photo Credit: CasaSugar Whether your office is located in a city skyscraper or in your own suburban home, the office is the room that most represents wealth. With a bit of care and … Continued
Happy Monday, fabulistas! What a weekend it’s been…I’ve been busy mingling with fellow designers at this year’s Architectural Digest Home Design Show. It’s always fun to catch up with industry friends while learning about the latest ideas in home decor and furniture. That said, the real treat this time was the spectacle of table designs … Continued
Happy Friday, fabulistas! This week I got a chance to chat with the man behind the renowned PR firm, Strohl & Co. For us interior designers, the work of the people behind the scenes – the editors, event planners and PR pros (like Mike) – is SUCH an important aspect of the business. Without them, … Continued
I love using seasonal ingredients in my cooking, and especially in my cocktails! I’m a huge fan of cocktails with fresh fruits and bright colors. They make my parties so much better and they photograph so well! I have a few girlfriends coming over this weekend and I’ll be putting together a cheese plate and … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Is it me or is the year flying by? It’s already time for Easter…which means chocolate and decorations! When I think of Easter, I think of pastel colors and spring time. Around this time of year I like to bring in fresh flowers and change up my space with softer colors. Here are … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! I love to get into the holiday spirit, no matter what holiday! It gives me a great chance to flex my crafting skills and change up my home decor a little bit. Whether you need a chic centerpiece for a family Easter lunch, or just creating some glam eggs for fun, I found … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Today I’m going to chat about one of my favorite topics, lighting. It can completely change the way a room looks. You know that lighting all four corners of a room is important! Here are others ways to get the most out of your decor with lighting: Use a central hanging fixture for … Continued
Welcome to the (almost) weekend! I am SO excited to present Julie Thigpen as today’s Fab Friday! Julie is known for her interior design work, her Modern Chic Home boutique, and above all, her absolutely fabulous blog, Belle Maison…one of my faves!
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
Mixing and matching is so important…not just in design, but in fashion, too! I like to mix up my spaces the way I mix up my wardrobe. Sometimes my outfits need a different color shoe, or a fabulous chunky necklace. The same is true for interiors spaces! Sometimes we need an eye-catching lamp or a … Continued
Hello fabulistas! New York City has a large design presence and some of the most gorgeous hotels in the world. I never get to stay in the rooms because I live here, but I do enjoy their fabulous lobbies, restaurants, and bars! Being in beautiful places makes me so happy, and I’m so lucky to … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! I’m always on the lookout for the hottest trends to share with my readers. One that has been popular for a while now, and isn’t going out of style any time soon, is mirrored furniture. It’s by far the easiest way to score some MAJOR art deco style with little effort. Now, that’s … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Do you have an outstanding fireplace and mantel, or maybe they need some major dressing up? Either way, the fireplace is automatically a focal point in any room. It’s time to capitalize on yours and use it to really set the mood in the space. Here’s how to get the most bang for … Continued
Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! When I went to the Rue Daily launch party last week, I ran into fellow interior designer and blogger, Sarah Sarna. And you know me…I HAD to ask her to become a Fab Friday! Sarah’s beautiful designs take a global approach and are infused by Caribbean, French and Indian influences. … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Do you have a home office? Do you use your home office? When I don’t stay organized my work and other aspects of my life suffer. I’ve put together my favorite tips on how to organize your home office and how to STAY organized. These are tips I used when creating my space, … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Today I want to talk to you about color. You know I love color! It’s the first thing you see when you walk into a space. My friends, family members and clients always ask me about color. So I decided to share those answers with you too. So, let’s talk color! Color is … Continued
Hello fabulistas! Spring has traditionally been a time for soft-hued pastels. These muted colors are back strong this season and I can’t wait to use them in my home! Here are some of my favorite pastel highlights: One of my favorite things to do with pastels is use them to make black and white POP … Continued
Hello fabulistas! I’m ready to step into spring, although in New York City we’re a little ways from spring-worthy weather. However, I’m still excited about a lot of new things this month. Here’s what’s on my radar: Oz the Great and Powerful The Wizard of Oz is a classic with saturated color, amazing costuming and … Continued
Happy Friday, everyone. This week I met up for coffee, tea and yummy sweets with fellow blogger and good friend, Tina, in Soho. We finally caught up on her amazing trip to Europe for BlogTour and everything that’s happened in the new year! When Tina is not designing for uber-talented Vicente Wolf, she takes her creative vision online to … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! I thought we’d get a little nerdy today. I always notice how bookcases are decorated and organized. I notice them everywhere—at bars and restaurants, in homes and even on displays. Even though bookcases are made for storage, they’re also built-in artwork! We can store our things and make the bookcase look fabulous at … Continued
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
In Ancient China more than 5000 years ago, at the onset of Feng Shui, homes were built with a mountain in the rear, offering protection from the chilling north winds and facing south, to take advantage of the warming sun. Growing fields were oriented to sunlight for maximum exposure and for proximity to water. The … Continued
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
Happy (almost) weekend! It’s the last Friday of the month already (February flew by, didn’t it?), which means it’s time for another Fab Friday Icons post. Today I’d like to share my admiration for the glamorous and talented Elizabeth Taylor. Photo Credit: www.crushable.com Elizabeth Taylor was one of the most famous actresses of our time. She … Continued
Hello Lovelies! It’s almost spring and I’m sure you have the same thing on your minds as I do. I need to get in shape for summer! Once it starts getting warmer I like to eat lighter and healthier. Summer is just around the corner! Do you have go-to spring recipes? I like to turn … Continued
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
Hello lovelies! I spend a lot of my time pulling together designs for myself and my clients. Budgets don’t always allow for customization, but that’s always the goal that you should have for yourself. Think of fabulous ways you can make it look like the design was mad JUST for you! Sure, you might incorporate … Continued
When I visited the Yves Delorme showroom to get a sneak peek at their Spring/Summer 2013 collection, I couldn’t help but get excited for spring…picnics at Central park, ice cream at my favorite spot on Broadway…I can’t wait for the weather to warm up! Yves Delorme’s collection was spot on – what feels more like … Continued
Round of applause, please…it’s time for another Fab Friday! This week, I have a very special treat for you: the fabulous and talented Bunny Williams. This brilliant interior designer has lots of exciting things coming up in 2013 and I’m honored to share them with you today! Robin Baron: Welcome, Bunny! Tell us what you … Continued
Hello lovelies! I love hosting parties and events for my friends. When I’m short on time, I make a few quick appetizers, a batch of cocktails, and let my friends mingle. (See my easy appetizer ideas I talked about in January!) When I have a little more time to plan, I like to take care … Continued
Happy Valentine’s Day, lovelies! Today is the day of RED. You know I love color, so I couldn’t let go of this opportunity to share some red eye-candy with you. Red is the color of LOVE. There’s something about this color… it’s deep tones… it’s many shades… the emotion you feel when you see it. Whether … Continued
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
Hello lovelies! If keeping up with hot new color trends is basically an art form, you could say that art is truly my passion. I talk about color on here a lot, but that’s because it’s so important! The easiest way to brighten and truly transform a space is by adding in some FAB color … Continued
Hello lovelies! Right now Lincoln Center and other parts of the city are overrun with fashionistas braving all this frigid and slushy weather we’ve been having for New York Fashion Week! It’s all worth it in the name of fashion, though. (Or at least that’s what we all keep telling ourselves.) Like I’ve said before, … Continued
Drumroll please…it’s time for another Fab Friday. This week, I had the pleasure to chat with the fabulous Jamie Drake, whose interiors make you stop in your tracks. His work is known to be bold, stylish and experimental. Jamie is not afraid to take risks and his dynamic designs exude confidence and a jaw-dropping amount … Continued
After all of the Black Friday shopping, holiday shopping, and holidays, my closet is stuffed! Winter is such a busy time of year, I totally lost track of things, and now it’s time to clean out my closet. It’s tough to do, I really want to keep everything. But, it’s tough love, baby! I’ve listed … Continued
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
Hi lovelies, The voting for Apartment Therapy’s Homie is still on and I would love if you voted for me! Here’s the link: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/best-home-design-inspiration-blog-the-homies-2013-183531. The voting ends on Friday at 11:59pm…so hurry over to Apartment Therapy’s website and leave your vote! Thank you, guys!! xoxo, Robin 🙂
Hello lovelies! You may have noticed that I highlighted polka dots as one of the hot trends for January. These little dots are always in style in one form or another. Right now they’re DEFINITELY having a moment! It’s easy to add in an accessory with a fun pattern. However, adding one in on a … Continued
Hello lovelies! I can’t believe that we’re already in February! January went by so fast! I’m looking forward to all the FAB things coming up this month. Are you?! All About The Stairs So many of my clients and readers overlook their stairways as a place to really express their style. I’ve seen so many … Continued
Bon weekend! Today I’m chatting with Nicole Gibbons, the creative mastermind behind the fabulous blog So Haute. Nicole has popped up in publications like InStyle, Apartment Therapy and Elle Decor. She also collaborated with some of the most well-known brands, such as Target and One Kings Lane. To sum it up, this fab female has more to … Continued
Help me win a Homie! Apartment Therapy is celebrating their fifth annual Homie Awards, which consist of six categories that highlight the best Design, DIY, Recipe and Inspiration blogs. Simplifying Fabulous! is nominated under the Best Home Design and Inspiration category, and I would love your support! Please head over to Apartment Therapy’s website and … Continued
Believe it or not, spring it right around the corner. I know, it’s hard to believe that here in New York – it’s freezing! Before you know it the sun will be out and it’ll be time for some spring cleaning and my fave…redecorating! I always say, surround yourself with colors that make you look … Continued
Hello again! It’s Tina of Life in Sketch, back with you this week sharing more of my favorite things from BlogTour and IMM Cologne. Last week I shared a few fabulous things I saw at IMM Cologne, but since there were so many amazing things at IMM, Robin has asked me to share more of … Continued
Hello lovelies! If there’s one thing I simply adore, it’s color! Nothing, (nothing!), can transform a space faster than throwing in a few pops of color. One of my current fave shades is plum. It’s rich, vibrant and so feminine…all things that make for a standout space! Plum has been popping up everywhere and I’ve … Continued
Hello lovelies! January can be so stressful! By this time many people are already punishing themselves for giving up on their resolutions. And this frigid weather makes being outside almost unbearable. So, what better time to concentrate on making your home look absolutely FAB? Part of what makes a space so fabulous is the effect … Continued
Welcome to the (almost!) weekend! It’s the last Friday of the month and time for another Fab Friday Icons post! After raving about my idols from the past, such as Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel, Dorothy Draper or Diana Vreeland, it would only be appropriate to add this blonde bombshell to the iconic list: Ladies and … Continued
Hello lovelies! Have you been keeping up with your resolutions? Now that we are working on new habits for the new year, I thought it would be great to freshen up our homes for the new year, as well. Fab idea, right? Our homes are a reflection of who we are and how we see … Continued
Hello! My name is Tina Ramchandani and I am an interior designer and author of the design blog, Life in Sketch. I’m very honored and excited that Robin has asked me to share a few things with you today! I just returned from BlogTour Cologne, hosted by Modenus. During BlogTour I, along with 14 other … Continued
I’m a firm believer in Feng Shui. I like to live my life in the most positive way I can, and Feng Shui helps me accomplish this in my own home! It’s a way of balancing energy to promote wellness, health and happiness. For you to experience the positive effects of Feng Shui in your … Continued
Keeping up with all the fashion weeks that go on around the globe is almost like a full-time job! What a fabulous one that would be! I kept an eye on the Mercedes-Benz Autumn/Winter 2013 Berlin collections and saw some amazing designs. Fashionistas always keep an eye on the Paris collections, but they should also … Continued
I couldn’t think of a better way to end this busy (but exciting!) week than sharing my interview with Anne Sage, creative force behind the popular blog The City Sage! If you love her blog as much as I do, you find yourself reading through pages and pages of her more-than-entertaining writing and following her … Continued
I love hosting parties and having my friends over…but I never have the time to prep! I’m always running around and it’s hard to make the things I want to for my events. So I made my own solution. I’m going to keep it simple! Champagne, wine, and easy appetizers! Clever, right? I found a … Continued
Chandeliers are jewelry for the home. They add a nice little bling to your space, similar to how earrings add a little sparkle to your outfit! Lighting is very important. I always like to light all four corners of every room. Well-lit rooms feel happier. And chandeliers add more than just sparkle, they add a nice light … Continued
If there’s ever a time to freshen up your décor, it’s now! I’m always doing little adjustments to my home and thinking of new things I can do for my clients. Adding pieces here and there doesn’t HAVE to do major damage to your wallet! I love scouring flea markets for all kinds of little … Continued
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
Happy Friday, everyone. Before you start planning your weekend, I want to share with you all the deets from my phone interview with the fabulous Kimberly Friedmutter. The reality TV star, interior design enthusiast and celebrity hypnotist shares her thoughts about launching her home collection and starring on TLC’s hit series “Sin City Rules.” Robin … Continued
I LOVE when things have more than one purpose. It saves space, time and energy! This is especially important in interiors, and very important in New York City! If you live in a small space like many of my fellow New Yorkers you MUST come up with creative ways to stay comfortable. Even many with … Continued
Hello Lovlies! NYC is a great city filled with talented people and so much inspiration. There are some fab interior designers here in New York…and some FAB interior design blogs! I love my blog community and I’m especially proud of so many NYC interior design bloggers. Today I’m going to share my top 10 NYC … Continued
I’ve hardly met a fur coat that I didn’t instantly adore! However, you can’t always wear head-to-toe fur all the time. For those times, I like to surround myself with fur accessories and accents for a soft touch and funky look. No matter how much money you spend on a (faux) fur accent, it always … Continued
January is one of my favorite months of the year. (No, I’m not just really into blistering winds and bundling up.) I love all of the new things going on in the world. It’s AMAZING what a new calendar year will make people create! There are lots of things that have grabbed my attention this … Continued
It’s the first Friday of 2013 and I’m chatting with the creative force behind the fabulous blog Design Darling. Wether it’s interior design or fashion, Design Darling is one of my go-to sources for all things inspiring. Read on to keep up with this redheaded blogger who is making big moves this year (like moving … Continued
New Year’s resolutions…did you make any this year? The new year is a great time to make promises and get a fresh start, but the problem is keeping those promises! We all have good intentions at the beginning of the new year and we have a lot of momentum, too. I think I’ve found a … Continued
It’s the beginning of a New Year and you know what that means…time to freshen up our spaces! I adore my home office but I think it’s time for a new look. Whenever I start to design a new space, I look for inspiration. I try to pinpoint what I love, and what I don’t! … Continued
Happy New Year! Now that 2012 is all said and done, it’s time to greet 2013! When it’s time for something new, it’s necessary to see what’s trending and see if it works for you. Remember, a trend is only worth trying if YOU feel comfortable and have fun with it! You’ve already heard that … Continued
Sometimes it’s so easy to get busy being fabulous that you forget to properly prepare for holiday festivities! My holiday season has been one huge FAB whirlwind and now I’m left putting together a New Year’s Eve party at the last minute. I’m always ready to pull some especially sparkly inspiration from Pinterest. It’s All … Continued
It’s the last Friday of the month (and of 2012!) so I decided to end it in style! Last night, I flipped through the pages of the new book Audrey: The 60’s and just had to dedicate today’s posts to the by far most elegant and iconic fashionista of the 20th century…AUDREY HEPBURN! “Nothing is … Continued
Hello Lovelies! Many of my clients and friends are scared of too many patterns and colors in one space. Do you feel the same way? Many designers tell us to only use one type of pattern or one color in a room…but I say, take a chance, step outside the box! Today I’m going to … Continued
New Year’s Eve is always a grand event. It’s the perfect reason to gather all your friends, get dolled up, review the year that’s ending and make some interesting goals for the new year. Of course, the party must be spectacular! I love to throw a good party…so I’ve put together my top 10 New … Continued
If you’re like me, you’ve been running around nonstop these last few weeks! This wonderful season can also be so CRAZY! Luckily, there are lots of little tips and tricks that use all the fab things you already own to throw together the perfect tablescape for tonight’s Christmas Eve dinner. Sparkly Ornament Centerpiece The first … Continued
Today’s Fab Friday is a very special treat. I’m chatting with the fabulous Ashlina from The Decorista, one of our daily blog must-reads. Like me, Ashlina is an interior designer in the most exciting city in the world – New York – and she’s loving every minute of it! Read on for an inside look into … Continued
It’s time to start planning the Christmas menus. I love to eat something sweet at the end of a meal…or the beginning of a meal…or anytime, really! When it comes to fabulous Christmas cookies, I adore Martha Stewart‘s recipes. Martha is not just a fab entrepreneur and woman extraordinaire, she’s also a fab designer and chef! Every … Continued
If you haven’t bought all of your holiday gifts yet, don’t worry! I know a lot of you are panicking right now, but I’ve put together a fabulous list of 10 last minute gifts. So take a deep breathe, grab a martini, and start reading! If your loved one is a design lover like you, … Continued
Louis Vuitton has been the ultimate in luxury for a long time. Have you seen those old-fashioned steamer trunks?! So it only makes sense that the legendary fashion house gathered the best of the best in international design for a fabulous travel collaboration! Remember, travelling luxuriously never goes out of style! When I travel, I … Continued
I’m all about the holidays right now! Not only are they a fab chance to get together with loved ones…they’re also a great chance to find a fresh take on your regular décor. My favorite holiday decorations are the ones that are easily transformed from your normal décor. Want it even better? Lots of these … Continued
My heart goes out to the community of Newtown. There are no words to describe my feelings for the loss of these precious little souls. The victims are in our thoughts, and we want to extend our condolences to all of the families affected by this tragedy.
Have you seen the January cover of Architectural Digest? It is an art-filled New York living room decorated by the fabulous Vicente Wolf. To celebrate this, I decided to re-share my interview with this creative mastermind! So read on for a recap of what the designer and I chatted about just a few weeks ago: … Continued
There’s no better holiday than Christmas to go over the top with your decorations…when it comes to the tree, it should be the star (I’m not just talking the topper!) of the show. Mixing up your decor every year keeps things fun and fabulous. As with all decorating projects, you have to start with a … Continued
Christmas is in just two weeks…have you done all of your shopping yet? This year, I decided to invest in gifts that give back. My families and friends get fabulous gifts, and a portion of what I spent on the gift goes to charity to help those in need. Fantastic, right? You get to shop, … Continued
The thing that I love most about fashion is that it’s always changing! There are always new designs to long after, meaning lots of inspiration for interior design. Even during the holiday season we can get our extra fashion fix outside of parties by taking in all the Pre-Fall runway shows. After all, what good … Continued
If you make it in New York, you can make it anywhere…that goes the same for interior design, too! This fresh crop of young designers, featured in Vogue, are making a mark on some fabulous homes in our great city and I can’t wait to see what they have coming up next! Anastasia Ratia The … Continued
Give guests more than just a place to rest their head this holiday season. A warm bed is appreciated, but comfy linens and a selection of pillows make it better. A clean towel is great, but what about a disposable razor? Follow these six tips to inexpensively turn your spare bedroom into a thankful winter … Continued
Hello lovelies! It’s time to start decorating for the holidays! Are you ready? Decorating your home is so important this time of year. We all get so busy shopping, wrapping, planning, and cooking! It’s nice to come home to a festive environment. As I say, confidence starts at home…holiday spirit starts at home too! Stockings … Continued
I’m so excited to share this with all of you…I’m featured in this month’s New York Magazine issue! See my Robinisms in print and pick up a copy form your local newsstand to get my tips on how to brighten your apartment! “You can take a dark floor in a dark room and light the … Continued
It’s already December, so we need to get shopping for holiday gifts! As much as I love shopping for myself, I love shopping for others even more. There’s something rewarding about finding gifts for people you love… and knowing they’ll love what you’re picking out for them! Men are the hardest to shop for. They … Continued
I’m all about confidence in your home, life and wardrobe. To me, nothing says confidence quite like studs. There’s just something about the little metal pieces that makes everything look and feel that much more fabulous! Studs aren’t the only style cues that I love to take from rock stars, though. Classic rock ‘n’ roller … Continued
UPDATE: Pantone announced that the new color of the year is Emerald Green! I couldn’t be more thrilled to hear the news! In the spirit of all things green, please enjoy my ode to one of my favorite shades. Green is one of my favorite colors. You might notice I use it a lot in … Continued
What can I say…Dorothy Draper is not only synonymous for interior design, she is also one of my absolute faves! Her use of oversized prints mixed with eye-popping colors and extravagant floor patterns has influenced many interior designers today, including me! When I first started out, I remember flipping through the pages of “Decorating is … Continued
If you’ve been shopping and gifting like me, you could use a vacation right about…well…now! Sometimes the stress of planning a trip can be so overwhelming. Don’t worry, I’m here to help! Today, I’m sharing my vacay planning tips in 5 quick and easy steps…are you ready to get packing? Source: via 1. Where do you want … Continued
Whatever your decor style is, there are some things every home must have…so I put together a list of my top 10 home essentials! These are the things I try to achieve for my clients, to make their houses really feel like homes. When I design spaces, I try to incorporate everything on this list to really bring out … Continued
The recent royal wedding has only boosted interest in everything royal! What’s not to love, though? Kate Middleton has become a major fashion plate by wearing a range of designers from Alexander McQueen to Prabal Gurung and making their styles fit her own conservative Duchess tastes. My tastes are a little less conservative than Kate’s, … Continued
The entire Robin Baron Design team wishes you and your family a fabulous Thanksgiving! May your holidays be filled with love, harmony, and happiness!
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it’s all about celebrating the fab things in life! It’s also a great excuse for pulling out your favorite entertaining pieces—or investing in a few new ones! In the spirit of a fantastic Thanksgiving, here are some inspiring pieces to go with your delicious meal. Prep work … Continued
It’s that time of year again, are you ready for Black Friday? I love a good deal and I love to shop, so you know I LOVE Black Friday! The key to success during this precious day is being prepared. Here’s a list of deals that I’m going after this year. 1. Dwell Studio – This … 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
Robin Baron: Welcome, Michael! Tell us what you love most about your job as Editor in Chief of Elle Décor. Michael Boodro: What I love most is working with an amazing and talented staff on a daily basis. I meet so many creative people who just make it easy to get things done. Working on the … Continued
The crisp fall weather is here, which means Thanksgiving is just around the corner! I love hosting Thanksgiving dinner because, well, I get to decorate! Orange and brown are traditional holiday colors, but I like to mix it up and add a modern twist. This year, I’m thinking of going all white with splashes of … Continued
With more people becoming aware of the importance of lessening their carbon footprint, the interest in eco friendly lifestyles is rising. Now, we have eco friendly building materials and designs, eco friendly vehicles…so why not eco friendly furniture as well? Whether you’re planning a major redecoration of your home or you’re looking to make a few … Continued
Dropping temps always makes me want to snuggle up by a crackling fire with a warm blanket and a good book. If only I could spend the whole season that way! There are plenty of wood, plaid and wilderness-centric accessories out there to give the illusion of relaxed cabin life, even in the midst of a … 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
Welcome to the (almost) weekend! Today, I’m chatting with interior designer Ghislaine Viñas, who was also a fellow panel speaker at the Benjamin Moore event two weeks ago. Her designs are edgy and cool, and she has so much expertise to share…so let’s get to it! Robin Baron: Welcome Ghislaine! Tell us what you do at Ghislaine Viñas Interior … Continued
We’re still seeing the devastation and aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York City and the surrounding areas. Many are still in need of power, supplies and help starting over again. I’ve been in awe by New Yorkers’ generosity and willingness to lend a hand. It’s downright inspiring, but shouldn’t stop there! A number of … Continued
Vignettes are a fantastic way to create little bursts of holiday love in your home. A vignette can be placed anywhere… a side table, fireplace mantle, window sill, so use your imagination! source: via The easiest and most elegant way to create a vignette is to use candles. Candles are timeless and look very luxe. source: via … Continued
I love sharing my design expertise with others! I’ve done just that by selecting some of my best vintage and antique finds for Decorator’s Tag Sale. However, these items are hand-picked, so get them before they’re gone! Read on to see some of my favorite pieces: Transform a room with these distinguished floral focal points. … Continued
Balenciaga has been on the lips this past week of even those unfamiliar with the Spanish fashion house that was founded almost a century ago. If you keep tabs on fashion like I do, you’ll already know that Nicolas Ghesquière, a sparkling example of a Creative Director-driven reinvention, is leaving the brand after working in … Continued
Going seasonal can mean harnessing all kinds of hues, including the vibrant jewel tones of fall foliage. Autumnal shades may be fleeting, but my love for using them isn’t! Live vibrantly with these rich tones in all kinds of accents and pieces worth keeping around once the snow falls. Super-Rich Reds These aren’t your average cherry … Continued
I asked and you answered. I had so much fun going through all your gorgeous pins for my Fab Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece Pinterest Contest! There can only be one winning board, though. Congratulations Mimi Tanaka! You can see her board, “Robin Baron Fab Fall Pumpkin Centerpieces” here. Here are some of Mimi’s stunning pins! Preppy pumpkins…love … 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
On a rainy day in Manhattan last month, designers and the like came together to enjoy a design discussion between Dwell’s Editor In Chief, Amanda Dameron, and Thos. Moser’s Creative and Design Director, David Moser. I was one of the many amazed listeners in the audience, and simply HAD TO interview this inspiring man! So … 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
My thoughts go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. The last couple of days have been a devastating tragedy for so many fellow East Coasters, and reading the stories of how people lost their lives and homes truly breaks my heart! I hope that the chaos will soon come to an end, and we … Continued
Holidays are a fab time to go bold. Plus, who doesn’t love to mix in some festive pieces into your everyday life? Halloween is just the beginning of several months dedicated to celebrating the holidays! Small pieces and accessories can do wonders for your home and life in making the season feel extra special. Like … 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
I love Halloween, because it’s the one time of year you can be anything (or anyone) in the world! There’s nothing I love more than decorating my own home…and what better occasion than Halloween to go wild?! I always say “find your own fabulous,” so be creative here… invest in a few large pumpkins for … Continued
I don’t know about you, but by the time 8 o’clock rolls around on Halloween night, I’ve about had it with snack-size hershey bars and tootsie roll pops. I buy them every year because the kids love them, but if I’ve got guests to entertain, there’s no way I’m serving candies straight out of the … Continued
I love all things glam, including military accents! Military duds are made for practicality, but there’s much to be learned from these surprisingly stylish standards. Designers across the style scale showed military-style looks on the F/W ’12 runways. The look is fab, but extremely wearable for those that shy away from bolder trends. Perfect for … Continued
I’m so honored to present this week’s Fab Friday: Barbara Barry, passionate designer, world-traveler, and author of the fabulous book “Around Beauty,” which was published earlier this week. During her book tour, we sat down and talked all things design, current obsessions and new ventures. Robin Baron: Welcome Barbara! What would you say is … Continued
A Sophisticated Makeover for an Antique Chair My name’s Tanya and I’m visiting from Dans le Townhouse (where I indulge my creative side tackling various DIY projects) to share a furniture makeover. When I married my Hubby he had hardly any furniture, but he did have this unfortunate, sentimental chair: For years, painting it (and getting rid of … Continued
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
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
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
I love Fridays…not just because it means the weekend is right around the corner, but also because it’s time for another Fab Friday! This week, I’m chatting with fellow blogger Cristin from Simplified Bee. Robin Baron: Welcome Cristin! Tell me about Simplified Bee. Cristin Bisbee Priest: As a busy mother of two, I understand the desire for … Continued
“Stylemaker” is one of my favorite words. I love what it suggests…that some people are so original and statement-making in their fashion or décor that they actually MAKE their own style! It’s why I’m always saying: “Find your fabulous.” I truly believe that the next great style is just a moment of inspiration away! I’m … Continued
It’s no secret…I’m obsessed with glam jewelry! My outfits never feel complete without an oversized necklace or bangle set, and I never leave home without a ring (or two, or three) on my finger! My favorite “wow” jewelry moment these days is a collar necklace. I love putting one on top of a dress and … Continued
Happy Friday, everyone! I decided to add a new and exciting feature to my blog: To make the last Friday of every month extra fabulous, I’ll share my fave icons of film, fashion and art. These FabFriday Icons posts will be devoted to the amazing personalities that helped shape the world we live in today! … Continued
If you read last week’s Design Insider, you know that I’ve been busy with the fall events calendar! It’s such a fabulous time for the interior design community. Everyone is a-buzz with fall decorating, new collection launches, crisp color palettes, and holiday preparations (yes, already!). It’s one of my absolute favorite times of year! Just … Continued
To a true fashionista (or a true decorista, shall we?) even the most luxurious looks can be translated into ready-to-wear. Maybe that’s why this year’s fall runway had a dare I say “Shakespearian” flair to it! Far from the days of Romeo and Juliet, though, velvet fashion has become SUPER versatile…from this menswear-inspired Ralph Lauren … Continued
Are you ready for your daily dose of fab? I’m here with Monique Valeris, the writer behind Decor Musings…one of my go-to sources for inspiration in the world of home decor! Robin Baron: Welcome Monique! Tell me about Decor Musings. Monique Valeris: Decor Musings is my outlet for documenting all that I love about the … Continued
The New York Design Center was filled with supporters of the fabulous Gloria Vanderbilt last week as the launch of her exhibit, “The World of Gloria Vanderbilt: Collages, Dream Boxes, and Recent Paintings,” was celebrated at 1st Dibs in the New York Design Center! I couldn’t help but stop by and admire the pieces on … Continued
Welcome back from the weekend! You all had such a great response to part one of my Fall Decor Trends, and let me tell you…it was hard to wait a whole week to share part two! If you’re a New Yorker, you’ve been feeling the cold breeze in the air this past week, and walking … Continued
It is SUCH an honor to present today’s Fab Friday: Martyn Lawrence Bullard, designer to the stars and one of our favorite people to follow here at Robin Baron Design. Martyn’s worked with everyone from Christina Aguilera to Kid Rock to Aaron Sorkin, and was on Architectural Digest’s list of the Top 100 Designers in … Continued
Is it just me, or did fall seriously sneak up on us? I have to say, nothing makes saying goodbye to the warm months of summer quite as easy as the fall event calendar! To kick off the season, I popped over to a cozy event in the Bryant Park studio of Robert Allen, where … Continued
I love fall! It’s my favorite season of the year…when notions of cookouts at Central Park and trips to Coney Island give way to thoughts of cooler weather and enjoying dinner parties inside. Best of all, new seasons mean new trends, new color palettes, new collections, and new styles to try out! I’ve seen so … Continued
One of my fave places to discover fab décor finds is Z Gallerie! They’ve got it all – chic accessories, furniture, lighting, art…and they aren’t afraid to play with bright colors, bold shapes, and whimsical concepts. Sometimes I’ll be perusing their inventory, and I’ll think to myself, “Where on EARTH did they find that?” Well, … Continued
Did you catch me on the radio this past Saturday morning? I was interviewed by Dottie Herman, CEO of Prudential Douglas Elliman (the #4 ranked real estate company in the US!) on her WOR show, “Eye on Real Estate.” The topic on everyone’s minds? Staging! Want to listen to the interview? Here it is! (I … Continued
My office just got a fab new espresso machine from Philips Saeco, and it got me thinking about necessary pleasures. For me, these include chocolate, my venti two-pump chai (no water, no foam), girly TV nights with my daughter Chloe, and the occasional glam jewelry purchase (metallics all the way, baby!).
I have a new, favorite obsession: Indigo! This season, deep, saturated blues are popping up everywhere from designers’ runways to décor mags to bloggers’ Pinterest pages…and they caught my eye, too! You know I’m all about color, and indigo, with its richness and elegant appeal, is an unstoppable trend! Whether you like to color your … Continued
Talk about a dazzling duo! I’m chatting with famed design partners Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman of Fisher Weisman. These two have done it all…high end residential interiors, furniture, lighting, and textile designs, licensed product lines, all the while maintaining a reputation for super chic, long-lasting elegance.
It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year – New York International Gift Fair week! Granted, by now the show is coming to an end…one-of-a-kind furniture and tables covered in handcrafted jewelry and treasures are being dismantled, and thousands of people are pouring out of the Javitz Center.
Maybe it’s because of my recent trip to Hawaii, but I am seeing waves!
It all started when I was checking out Global Table (as we know, I adore this place) and saw these candlesticks. There’s something so fabulously ironic about manipulating classic materials. Don’t you love the way the smooth, rigid surface of the candlesticks is contrasted by the unexpected organic shape of the design? The wood almost looks like liquid. It got me thinking…organic wooden forms are trending like crazy in home décor!
One of my favorite spots for eclectic finds is Global Table. I am constantly finding vibrant, worldly accessories there, from kitchen accents to chic dishware to animal-inspired vases. It’s a great place to stop when you’re on the hunt for something unique! Today, I have the pleasure of chatting with the woman behind it all…Nathalie Smith!
Texture mixing, pops of color, modern lines…walking through the Holly Hunt showroom last week, I couldn’t help but wonder if the designers were putting on a show just for me. I was one of the lucky few to get a sneak peek at the news Holly Hunt collection. Care to relive the experience with me? Let’s take a stroll.
When I think about studs, the first word that comes to mind is…edgy. Edgy as in glamorous with a touch of rock n’ roll – the perfect combination, if you ask me.
Was it Winston Churchill who said: “We shape our buildings, therefore they shape us”? (How about we’ll just pretend for now that I came up with that.) It’s fab concept, and it’s why architecture is so close to my heart. And who better to discuss it with than architecture master Michael Lehrer?
Women tweeting about Twitter strategy and blogging about blogging techniques…it must be time for BlogHer’s annual conference! I popped over to the Hilton NY on Friday for one of the most fab events of the season: BlogHer 2012, which brought thousands of female bloggers and social media enthusiasts to discuss the latest topics, tools, and trends in the blogosphere.
Last week I checked out the new fall textiles lines from Donghia, Sahco, and Armani/Casa…but ever since then, I’ve just been craving more! There’s something so exciting about getting an inside peek at a product line before it is launched. It’s kind of like getting a little glimpse into the future. Of course, I don’t do well with secret-keeping…every time I see something I love, I just want to share it with YOU!
Drumroll please…it’s time for Fab Friday!! Before you start getting ready for all of your fabulous weekend plans, I want to share with you all the spectacular details my conversation with Paula Cecere, who manages the GE Monogram Design Center. Paula and I ran into each other at Vicente Wolf’s recent event (LINK) and I couldn’t wait to learn more about what GE Monogram is up to.
This week, I got an inside look at three fabulous new textile lines, set to be launched this fall. And guess what…I’m sharing my fave finds with all of you! Donghia, Sahco, and Armani/Casa, all known for chic textiles, each demonstrated that inspiration truly does come from unique places.
You never know where you’re going to find inspiration! The other day, I was out antiquing and found this great vintage necklace. It’s such a fun example of how a traditional motif can be incorporated as a chic, modern accessory!
This Fab Friday, I’ve got an extra special treat for you! I’m here with Vicente Wolf, design maven, eclectic collector, and world traveler. This man has tackled everything, from multinational conglomerates to private homes, hotels, and restaurants, and he approaches every project he takes on with a unique global perspective.
I love the hunt! This past weekend, I took a jaunt to the Berkshires to do one of my absolute favorite things: antique hunting! What a beautiful locale…the chic antique markets are complimented by such gorgeous natural sights. On this particular excursion, I couldn’t get enough of the outdoor furniture and accessories. Take a look at some of these spectacular finds!
The great thing about New York is that no matter where you are, fabulous design follows…from the depths of the subway to the tip of the Empire State Building. Some of my favorites, though, are the ones that are easiest to miss when you’re strolling down a busy city street…the amazing rooftops!
Are you ready for a double dose of fabulous? Because I’ve got both Zandra Pappas and Tatyana Miron Ahlers of Pappas Miron Design here with me today, and we’re chatting all about inspiration, design projects, and why being an interior designer is the greatest job ever! (Okay, so maybe we’re a little biased.) Pappas Miron Design is all about creating relaxed, modern environments, which I love, and like me, Zandra and Tatyana are antique-lovers! I got all the deets from these fab females. Read below!
Guess what? I’m featured on Vedere’s blog! They’ve started a new column called “Good Works,” which showcases their vendors’ contributions to worthy causes. My cause? Helping empower people through home design!
Look out! House Beautiful is stopping pedestrians in their tracks with their annual Kitchen of the Year event! That means that if you happen to be strolling down Rockefeller Plaza in the next few days, you’ll find yourself face-to-face with a fully functioning, super chic kitchen installation, courtesy of designer Mick de Giulio and a devoted team that spent two weeks bringing the vision to life.
I’m having a love affair with apple green. Okay, maybe I’m getting carried away…but there’s something so especially fabulous about this color! It’s so vibrant that when I see it in a piece of artwork, a wallpaper, or a sofa, I can’t help but smile. Green is the color of healing, and I like to think that apple green has its own special way of healing the human soul.
Bon weekend! This Fab Friday, I’m chatting with Kelly Laplante, the renowned interior designer behind Standard magazine and recent author of Ecologique: The Style of Sustainable Design. Talk about a one-woman show…Kelly, based in Austin, Texas, has designed residences everywhere from Austin to Los Angeles to Las Vegas to the Caribbean, all the while sharing her philosophy that “green is a standard, not a style.”
“The thoughts you think create the life you lead.”
Flocked wallpaper is back with a vengeance! Once favored by 16th and 17th century royals for its velvety sheen, it’s back on the scene today. They’ve shed their lavish, traditional look in favor of a hip, fashion-forward one, becoming a favorite cool room accent for those of us who love a pop of pattern, an unexpected touch of texture, or a vintage flair. (We know that I love vintage!)
What’s my favorite thing about the 4th of July? All the fabulous reds, whites, and blues, of course! Let your stars and stripes shine…and don’t forget to check out my 4th of July Pinterest board, which I made especially for you.
Industrial glam, shabby chic, cool modern, elegant transitional…I could go on forever! There are a multitude of styles when it comes to interior design. So how do you choose just one? Here’s a clue: combine a few and create your own!
Welcome to the weekend! It’s Fab Friday, and I’m chatting with Amanda Nisbet of Amanda Nisbet Designs, a 14-year old company known for its embrace of pattern and bold color palettes, its project selectivity, and more recently, its textile and lighting collections, available through Holland & Sherry Showrooms and The Urban Electric Company.
When I heard that one of my favorite women’s networking groups, BiTTT (“Bring it to the Table”) was holding an event in the Vicente Wolf Home showroom, I knew I had to check it out! Vicente is one of those designers who is constantly upping the ante when it comes to finding eye-catching, unusual pieces for his collections…from wooden tribal sculptures to oversized stone seashells to vibrant beaded jewelry.
Italians are famous for their good taste…good taste in clothing, in furniture, and food. (And is there anything else that matters?) The thing about Italian design is that it’s all about clean lines, the architectural feel of it, the modern sense of it. I think that’s what they’re most famous for is their modern design. And that’s true in their clothing as well as in their furniture and home décor.
It’s Friday! And that means I’ve got a fabulous guest to chat with. Neal Beckstedt is the owner and founder of Neal Beckstedt Studios, a full service architectural and interior design firm here in New York City. Neal is known for having a clear vision and an eye for detail, layering crisp, clean architecture with rich textures and exceptional furnishings to create spaces that are both sophisticated and warm.
Last week, Blog Talk Radio invited me to be a guest on their popular show, The Marketing Moment. Listen to my chat with host Mercedes Tabano II to hear my insights on how I use social media to better my business! (After all, 98% of the marketing and advertising I do is through social media!)
What does “tribal” say to me? It says: I’m not afraid to take chances. I’ve been around the world and back. I know how to have fun. Playing with tribal lets us unleash our inner ferocity and take risks with color, texture, and especially pattern. So it’s no surprise that it’s been a statement-making theme in both the interior design and fashion worlds.
Today I’m delivering a double dose of fabulous…two interviewees! Mary Foley and Michael Cox of New York-based interior design firm foley&cox agreed to give me the inside scoop about their approach to interior design, trends they’ve noticed, and, of course, what fabulous means to them!
Despite what the weatherman’s been telling me, summer is here! Time to fire up the grill, pour yourself a cocktail, and get a start on that tan. But before you send out invitations for all of your fabulous summer social events, make sure to check out my three-part series on decorating your outdoor living space.
The Hunger Games is all about drama…and so is the set design! Last week, I wrote about the penthouse dining room and living room designs in the movie’s Capitol’s Training Center, but because the movie is so chock full of inspiration, I just had to create a “sequel” post!
Happy Friday! Today I have the pleasure of chatting with interior design consultant and published author Cathy Whitlock. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Cathy has had more than two decades of experience in the interior design industry, designing residences and businesses all over the country. Cathy is a contributing writer for Traditional Home … Continued
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Naturally, everyone’s talking about naturals! Natural fibers, natural colors, and nature-influenced patterns. These looks are the inspiration for Robert Allen‘s new “Naturals” textile collection. I was at the launch of this new collection at the D and D building in New York City last week and had the opportunity to speak with some of the … Continued
Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy has captured the hearts of millions. It was brilliantly, creatively and colorfully brought to life in the blockbuster film of the first book.
This week I’m thrilled to be chatting with Liza Hausman, Vice President of Marketing at Houzz, the Internet’s largest source of design and decorating ideas.
It’s the fashion of the forties that sends me, and the interiors fall closely behind. The forties are my favorite period. There’s something about the clothing…I love the shoulder pads, I love the glamour, I love how everything is so coordinated. There’s something so fabulously charming about the forties in every way. I have a … Continued
My “aha” moment? It’s something I look for in every project. It’s when my expertise and talent meets the inspiration and excitement of a client. I never know how long it’s going to take, or what the stimulus for it will be…but that’s the fun of it!
With the warm temps and low humidity, spring is the perfect season to start your next indoor or outdoor painting project for your home. I’ve done some digging around on what you need to consider before you break out the rollers and brushes. Here’s my top 5 key points to consider when choosing a paint … Continued