Know Thyself, Designer!

Hello Fabulistas! Whenever I’m asked the most important advice to give young designers, my response is often, “Know who you are!” Confidence as a designer begins with discovering yourself as a creative force. What are you about? What moves you? What stimulates you? Once you’ve figured out the answers to these questions and more, you’re … Continued

Get to Know Poised Taupe!

Hi there Fabulistas! Sherwin-Williams’ Color of the Year is here and I’m so excited… introducing Poised Taupe! All images courtesy Sherwin-Williams I’m looking forward to including this color in my clients’ designs. It’s a beautiful choice for anyone looking to transition away from grey, and the subtle sophistication of Poised Taupe makes it the perfect complement … Continued

Let’s Dwell On Design!

Hi Fabulistas! I’ve headed to the land of palm trees and modern architecture to attend the Dwell On Design show in Los Angeles! Image courtesy Dwell  If you love the clean lines and sleek finishes reminiscent of the 1950’s and 60’s, then this is the show for you! Dwell On Design takes place June 24-26 … Continued

Design Insider: Accessories

Fabulistas, Accessories are the best way to transform a home and add your own personality. Much like pieces of jewelry, the most personal way to design a space is to use eclectic design elements that accentuate personal taste. Here are some tips… When you use accessories the most important element is layering. Layering in design creates drama. Think … Continued

Design Insider: Art

Fabulistas, A picture is worth a thousand words…and these beautiful art pieces each have their own story to tell. I like to start with a clean slate so that we can see what the client really wants, and then we source pieces that fit in with their aesthetic. After we define what’s in a client’s … Continued

Through My Eyes: Mixing the Old with the New with The HighBoy

Fabulistas, Can I tell you how much I LOVE antiques?? So, when The HighBoy asked me to select some of my favorite antiques from their website, I was thrilled, to say the least. I love mixing the old with the new! (And here’s a little secret: I’m addicted to all things Lucite!) Antique pieces are … Continued

Design Insider: Glenn Gissler in Introspective Magazine

Fabulistas, My good friend, philanthropist, collector and interior designer Glenn Gissler is featured in Introspective Magazine. Glenn has consulted for and designed residences for lots of high profile clients, including Calvin Klein and Michael Kors! Glenn is currently in the process of donating 1,000 (yes, one thousand!) items to his alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design! Read … Continued

Design Insider: Man “Caves”

Fabulistas, today’s man needs a quiet space of his own to ruminate, relax and read. Wikipedia defines a man cave as, “a manspace, a male sanctuary, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den, or basement.” While I’m not one to quibble with Wikipedia, I do prefer the term “manspace” and I think … Continued

Happy Rooms: Showing Off Project Design 2014 Rooms for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

Hello Fabulistas! I’m still in awe of the other generous designers’ beautiful and inspiring rooms for Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island! These designers have been fully committed to this cause, and really gave of themselves in every way. They are creative and open hearted…and it shows in their incredible rooms! … Continued

The Suite is Finished for Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island!

Hello Fabulistas! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all of our very generous vendors for helping make Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island so successful. Finally, the reveal! Here are a few photos of the finished room. Come back next week for highlights from the gala! Phillip Ennis Photography Phillip … Continued

Get Ready! The Gala is Tonight for Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island!

Hello Fabulistas! Tonight is the night to reveal my bedroom suite for Project Design 2014. So many beautiful items from so many generous vendors…I couldn’t have done it without them. Thank you to each and every one of you. I can’t wait to celebrate all of our hard work with the other designers involved in … Continued

Finishing Touches for Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

Hello Fabulistas! A bed is incomplete without beautiful, luxurious sheets! I was thrilled to outfit my fab custom beds for Project Design 2014 with the help of comfy sheets, pillowcases, and throws from Serena & Lily. Making up the beds felt like an exciting finale for this remodeling process for Ronald McDonald House of Long … Continued

Stunning Drapery and Bedding for Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

Hello Fabulistas! What can I say…JAB Anstoetz has astoundingly interesting and luxurious fabrics! I knew as soon as I saw their Soleil Bleu fabrics in Rosita and Atlantis, I had to use them for my Project Design 2014 bedroom suite. The windows were the perfect choice for these stunning textiles because they made a bold statement while balancing the layers of patterns in the room. … Continued