Easy Updates All Around Your Home

Hey Fabulistas! Are your 2017 resolutions in full swing? Was updating your home on the to-do list?  You don’t need to do a full renovation to create an updated style and decor all around your home. Today I want to share a few quick and easy home updates you can do to bring out the best of your … Continued

Last Minute Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

Hey Fabulistas! With only a few days left until Christmas, I know some of you are scrambling to get all of those gifts wrapped! Today I’m showing you how to create fabulous holiday packaging with just a few items! Get started by finding these festive pieces either at your local craft store or in your … Continued

6 Steps to Creating the Perfect Summer Tablescape!

Happy Summer, Fabulistas! Greet your guests with a stunning table display for your summer parties! When you know the secrets, it’s easy to design a table that draws in your guests for delightful conversation set against a delectable dinner. From whimsical to formal, inside or out, use these tips to create your own beautiful display! … Continued

How To: Clutter Cures

Clutter! What a dirty word! Not only does it make you feel overwhelmed, but it can actually prevent you from focusing on your goals and responsibilities. Whether in Feng Shui, or common sense, it diminishes good energy. Clearing clutter in your living areas, closets, and work spaces will let energy flow more freely, allowing you to … Continued

How to: Spruce Up for Spring

Although Mother Nature just delivered a thick blanket of snow (and ice! and rain!) to us Fabulistas of the Northeast — Spring, quite literally, is right around the corner! At this time of year my design senses start to tingle, edging me on to freshen my space and release some items on to their next … Continued

The Extra Mile: How to Store Clothes Without a Closet

Hello Fabulistas! Closets are one of the first places to get organized, but not everyone is lucky to have a sprawling walk-in closet. In a city full of apartments divvied up in beautiful old buildings, I know many people that do better than “making do” sans closets. Here are some of the most creative ways … Continued

Worth a Bite: Top Picks for Glam Little Breakfast Nooks

Hello Fabulistas! The way that you start your morning can determine the rest of your day. So I say start it with something that’s beautiful and will make your life easier. One smart addition to fulfill that would goal is a chic little breakfast nook where you can pause before you start the day. Here … Continued

Smart Floor Plans: How to Divide Small Spaces

Hello Fabulistas! New York City is full of beautiful old buildings with oddly shaped floor plans. It’s one of the things that make working as an interior designer here thrilling! That means finding creative solutions to divide small spaces. Here are some of my favorite ways to divvy up open floor plans. Folding Screens Folding … Continued

How to: Set a Fabulous Thanksgiving Table

Hello Fabulistas! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I’m sure you have already started thinking about your menu… now it’s time to think about the environment you want to create for your guests. That includes how you’re going to set your table! Think about creating a tablescape. Think outside the box, and have fun … Continued

5 Fun Ways to Enjoy Halloween

Hello Fabulistas! Halloween is a wonderful time of year. It’s a great time to experiment with fun home décor. From the spooky to the spook-tacular, you can find inspiration everywhere!   Credit: Pinterest Candy in a Pumpkin Halloween or not, pumpkins are a must-have item for the fall! You can use them for home décor … Continued

Seasonal Heat: How to Style Your Fireplace for Summer

Hello Fabulistas! The last thing on your mind right now may be what to do with your fireplace. It’s such an important focal point for a room, even if it’s sweltering outside! So don’t neglect this chic decorating opp while you try to keep your house cool. It’s time to create some (decorating) heat in … Continued

Sole Envy: How to Organize Shoe Closets

Hello Fabulistas! We’ve talked decluttering your closet and storing winter coats. Now it’s time to delve deeper into one of the most glamorous storage subjects, shoe closets. A full-fledged closet isn’t always an option, but we can learn a thing or two from these footwear-dedicated rooms. Here are ideas on how to build your own … Continued

Brighten Up: How To Create More Light With Mirrors

Hello Fabulistas! Mirrors are one of your best decorating tools. They look fabulous, provide touch-up spots, harness light and even make rooms appear larger. Anything that can make your space feel lighter and brighter shouldn’t be wasted. Here are my favorite design tricks for using mirrors to brighten a space. from Pinterest Reflect back the … Continued

Effortless Flair: How to Mix and Match Glassware

Hello Fabulistas! Nothing makes a gathering feel as intimate and carefully planned as table settings mixed and matched to perfection. The varied, interesting settings are always the most memorable. Besides, at this point, a party didn’t happen if it wasn’t worthy of Instagram. Here are my secrets to mixing and matching your glassware at the … Continued

Shopping Resolutions: How to Start The New Year Right

Hello Fabulistas! Are you already falling out of your New Year resolutions? No fear, I have a savvy shopping trick that I like to use as long-term motivation. You gain a few new fab objects and have a constant reminder for your goals. Choose a resolution No matter your chosen resolution, it’s sure to be something positive. … Continued

Elegant Spiral: How to Recreate Tiki Barber’s Christmas Tree

Hello Fabulistas! Everyone’s been asking me about the tree I created for Tiki Barber and his wife Traci’s foyer on my special, HGTV’s Celebrity Holiday Homes. I want to share my tricks of the trade in the hopes it will inspire you. The more lights, the better! I started with an artificial tree, which was … Continued

Elevating Accents: How to Personalize Gifts with Ornamentation

Hello Fabulistas! The way a gift is wrapped builds anticipation for what’s inside. I love to wrap my gifts in style, with embellishments and ornamentation to make them look fabulous! On my HGTV Holiday Special that airs this Friday, I’m sharing some fab DIY ideas to help you personalize your gifts. I like to add … Continued

Prize Finds: How To Shop Smart for Antique and Vintage Pieces

Hello Fabulistas! I love placing antique and vintage pieces in my clients’ homes. (I also love having them in my home!) The unique pieces make a statement and add character. It can be a little intimidating to shop for antiques if you’ve never tried it before. Here are a few tips that will help you … Continued

Like Home: How To Design A Luxe Guest Room

Hello Fabulistas! I love staying away from home, especially at hotels. Sleeping in another room is a treat when it’s luxe and well-designed. I like to recreate a luxurious hotel stay for my guests. Here are a few ways I design my guest room. Use soothing colors Most luxurious guest rooms are not bright and … Continued

Bundle Up: How To Store Winter Coats

Hello Fabulistas! Did you have a good weekend? I had to pull out my heavy winter coat this morning and that reminded me of how during these cold months, your coat is your main fashion statement. We wear our bulky outerwear every day and have to take good care of these pieces to make them … Continued

Fab First Impression: How To Step Up Your Entry’s Curb Appeal

Hello Fabulistas! Have you been thinking of glamming up your home? The first thing people see when seeing your home and entering your space makes an impact on their overall impression. I’ve put together a few tips on how you can step up your entry’s curb appeal. Revisit your entry door Guests first see your … Continued

Glam Above: How To Deck Out Your Ceilings

Hello Fabulistas! Ceilings are often overlooked when decorating a room. Painting your ceiling white is always a classic, fab look. Although, the options are endless if you want to deck our your ceilings! So why not go full-out glam? There are several ways to glam up your space using “the fifth wall”. Integrate your design … Continued

Green Thumb Chic: How to Keep Your Garden Going Indoors

Hello Fabulistas! Cool weather is upon us and I’m transitioning my home for the fall season. There are so many things to think about, but one of my first concerns is making sure that some of my favorite plants are kept alive and well. Here are some techniques that I’m definitely going to put to … Continued

Design Study: How To Create a Homework Area

Hello Fabulistas! I adore back-to-school time. It’s a fresh start and a brand new year! I like to clean up spaces during this time so kids can start the school year off right. Creating a studious homework area is important so kids have a fab place to hang out and work in after school. Here … Continued

How To Go Minimalist With Personality

Hello Fabulistas! I adore minimalist decor, but it’s not easy to achieve. Sometimes it comes across as a little sterile, like no one would call the space home. It seems like a simple concept: Don’t clutter your space, and it will appear clean and fresh. However, you have to add personality and interest so the space … Continued

How To Make (Or Fake) Floral Prints

Hello Fabulistas! Bringing floral patterns into your home is a great way to extend summer into the upcoming fall season. While I love using floral prints, I also love using real flowers, preserving them and using them in unique ways throughout my space. Today I’m sharing my favorite ways to use real, and not so … Continued

Light Bright: How To Work Candle Light

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve been thinking of interesting ways to light the home. After all, well-lit rooms feel happier! I like to find unique ways to light all four corners of a room. Candles are a fabulous way to bring light into a space while adding a little glamour. Here are a few ways I like … Continued

Fireplace Facelift: How To Add Fab Style

Hello Fabulistas! Do you have a fireplace in your home? If you live in NYC and you do, congrats! Did you know that here in NYC having a fireplace adds value to your home? So I say, if you’ve got it, flaunt it! There are some easy ways to add FAB style to your fireplace. … Continued

Simplifying Work: How to Organize Your Desk

Hello Fabulistas! Are you ready to kick off your week? I’ve been thinking a lot about reorganizing. Summer is a bit slow, people are relaxing, there isn’t a lot of pressure. This is a great time to get organized! I’m starting with my desk, which is the first thing to get messy. I’ve found a … Continued

Simplifying Entertaining: How To Stock A Bar Cart

Hello Fabulistas! I adore my bar cart. It’s so useful when entertaining. In the winter I can roll it into the living room where my guests typically gather. In the summer I like to bring it out to the balcony and make drinks for friends. They key to entertaining is a perfectly stocked bar cart. … Continued

Simplifying Color: How To Pick Flattering Tones

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve been thinking a lot about color this weekend. I’ve heard from many of you that you have trouble picking colors for your home. Because I work with color every day, I’ve come up with a few ways to figure out which colors suite my clients best. Here are a few ways I … Continued

Sponsored Post: How to Build a Fab Closet

Hello Fabulistas! There’s one room of your home that can make the difference between just getting ready in the morning and giving yourself a great start to your day…your closet! The reason that closets are one of my most favorite spaces to consider when designing a home is because it helps with our quality of … Continued

Simplifying Travel: How To Give Your Vacation Rental Personality

Hello Fabulistas! Have you sorted out your summer vacation plans yet? I love renting a place a few hours from New York City. Sometimes I go to the Hamptons, sometimes I find a place a little farther away. I love to have a place to get away during these hot summer months. Of course, it … Continued

Design Focus: How to Expand a Space with Mirrors

Hello Fabulistas! I LOVE mirrors! They’re kind of like jewelry for your home. They can be subtle and refined, or blingy and fabulous! If you live in a small space please remember, mirrors are your friend! Mirrors are the key to expanding a small space. Here are a few ways I like to place mirrors … Continued

Design Focus: How To Create An Outdoor Room

Hello Fabulistas! If you’re lucky enough to have outdoor space, you’ve probably thought about creating an outdoor room. I love being able to sit outdoors to read, enjoy a meal, or entertain friends. Outdoor spaces allow you to enjoy the beautiful weather in a fabulously designed room! I’ve put together a few tips to help … Continued

Design Insider: How to Decorate an Open Space

Hello Fabulistas! Today I want to jump right in and talk about something that stumps a lot of people, how to decorate an open space. It’s like having a large blank, beautiful canvas. There’s so much potential there and you want to make sure that you fill it with something fabulous! Don’t worry! Here are … Continued

Design Focus: How To Decorate A Coffee Table

Hello Fabulistas! When I walk into a space I always check out the accessories. How you accessorize your home represents you. It’s what separates your home and your personalities from any other home on the block. A coffee table can be the most difficult thing to decorate, because you have SO many options! Here are … Continued

Spring-y Decor: How To Make Your Home Feel Like Spring

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

Rockin’ Rugs: Decorating with Patterned Rugs

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

Feng Shui Chic: Office Improvement

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

Simplifying Delicious: Fab Spring Cocktails

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

Easy Easter Decor: How To Decorate For The Holidays

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

Lights, Please: How to Create Emotions with Lighting

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

Multi-Personality Decorating: How To Mix and Match Styles

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

Fireplace Facelift: How to Decorate Your Fireplace

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

Simplifying Life: How To Organize Your (Home) Office

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

Nerdy Chic: Organizing & Decorating Your Bookcase

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

Feng Shui Chic: Transform your bedroom into a restful space

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

Simplifying Delicious: 5 Fab Spring Rolls Recipes

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

Homemade Hosting: DIY Place Cards

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!

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

Simplifying Life: How To Declutter Your Closet

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

Color Me Excited: My Fave Spring Colors

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

Simplifying Life: How To Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions

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

Simplifying Delicious: Fab Christmas Cookies

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

Holiday Special: O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…

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

How-To: Choose the Perfect Vacation Spot

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

How-To: Decorate for Thanksgiving

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

How-To: Create a Thanksgiving Vignette

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

How-To: Decorate For Halloween

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

Guest Blogger of the Week: Tanya from “Dans le Townhouse”

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