Fab Events: Design On a Dime Kickoff Event

Fabulistas, sometimes I really do have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming! I get to do work that I love, with clients I love and with the best team in the business. I’m ever so grateful! I’m especially grateful that last night loads of my colleagues and industry pals poured themselves into … Continued

Fab Events: The Bailey House Gala + Auction

Fabulistas, save the date and clear your calendars! The Bailey House will hold its Annual Gala & Auction at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers in NYC on March 26th, 2015. Each year, the event welcomes more than 600 philanthropic, compassionate and trendsetting New Yorkers who represent the fashion, entertainment, media, business, design and fine art … Continued

Design Doubleheader: Southern Comfort Meets New York City

Move over baseball double-headers…it’s a DESIGN double-header! You’re really going to LOVE the interview I did with my friend and (highly!) respected designer, Kerry Howard. I interviewed him and then he turned the tables and interviewed me! So fun! A BIG Southern-Comfort-meets-New-York thank you to New York Spaces Magazine for getting us together! You can read the full … Continued

Guess Who’s Coming to RBD?

Fabulistas, I have exciting news for you! Over the years here at Robin Baron Design, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great clients — which makes today’s announcement even more FABULOUS! Guess who’s recently come on board as a client?!? Does this picture give you hint?   That’s right, none other than celebrity … Continued

Through My Eyes: Addicted to Attics

Oh Fabulistas, it’s time we embraced our attics! Attics are all too often either misunderstood, easily dismissed, or forgotten spaces. But, they can be valuable and re-discovered, if looked upon with a new perspective. They need not be old, musty or scary parts of your home.Attics give you the rare opportunity to create light and airy … Continued

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

Stylish Standouts: Top Picks for Daring Tile Walls

Hello Fabulistas! Few things add visual texture to a wall like beautiful tile! I love an accent wall made of tile in any room… not just in bathrooms and kitchens. Whether it’s subway, mosaic, or art, there’s a type of tile wall that’s perfect for your tastes. Here are some noteworthy looks. Blue Scales This … Continued

Drama Aloft: Top Picks for Painted Ceilings

Hello Fabulistas! Every corner and surface of a room can make a big impact when it comes to decorating. If you can see it, it’s worth decking out! That’s why I’m in love with painted ceilings. They give some much-needed attention to the fifth wall. Here are just a few looks worth trying out in … 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

Blissful Classic: Top Picks for Clawfoot Tubs

Hello Fabulistas! The way you decorate your home should reflect how you want to feel in it. It should be your personal escape. That goes double for your bathroom. I can’t think of a more stylish way to upgrade your bathroom for relaxation than a clawfoot tub. Here are my favorite picks for a blissful … Continued

Here to Serve: Top Picks for Party-Worthy Serving Trays

Hello Fabulistas! There are few things that I love more than a good party… and the first step to throwing a party to remember is having the right entertaining essentials. Serving trays help organize your life on a daily basis, but they really pull their weight during shindigs! Here are my top picks for memorable … Continued

Bubbles and Cheers: Top Picks for Champagne Cocktails

Hello Fabulistas! Hardly an occasion worth celebration should be without a bottle of great champagne. A toast to ring in the New Year is appropriate, but I love champagne cocktails any time of the year. Here are some recipes that I think would make the perfect toast to 2015 and a long time after! Bubbly … Continued

Wrap It Up: Top Picks for Luxe Gift Wrap

Hello Fabulistas! You never know when you’re going to need to bring a last-minute gift to a party, so I like to keep a few rolls of glam gift wrap on hand just in case. The best holiday wrapping papers aren’t all sleigh bells and snowflakes. The gift wrap you use should reflect the gift … Continued

Sparkle, Please! DIY Holiday Decorations

Hello Fabulistas! It’s that time of the year again… which means a chance to add a whole other layer of glamour in your home with holiday decorations. If it’s a wreath, special ornament, or other accent, these DIY holiday decorations will let you have fun and make a bold statement. Here are a few decor … Continued

Seasonal Cheer: Top Picks from Holiday House NYC 2014

Hello Fabulistas! One of my favorite showhouses, Holiday House NYC 2014, is now open to the public. The Holiday House gala was last week and it’s now open to the public for the next few weeks. It is a stunning house filled with fabulous rooms designed by some of the industry’s top interior designers. Holiday … 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

My Favorite Picks from BDNY

Hello Fabulistas! I went to the Boutique Design Trade Fair (BDNY) this week at the Jacob K. Javits Center and wanted to share some my favorite finds. Tibetano makes beautiful rugs of all types including leather and hide, like this one here, which is one I love…and am considering for my own home! I just love … Continued

TerrysBlinds Interview: My Top Choices, Style Tips and More!

Hello Fabulistas! I can’t wait to share my designer insights with you. I had a fab time working with my friends over at TerrysBlinds in the UK and share some thoughts about my style and process. Head over to the blog to learn more and see some of my top choices this season! Credit: TerrysBlinds.co.uk

Fabulous Gifting: Top 5 Hostess Gifts to Bring to Thanksgiving

Hello Fabulistas! The holiday season is upon us and that means dinner parties and holiday celebrations. This time of the year is a great opportunity to really show your creativity by bringing something special to your friend’s home. If you think ahead of time, you can find some truly fabulous, one-of-a-kind gifts and save money … Continued

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

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

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

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

Hardware and Fixtures in Place for Project Design 2014 of RMHLI

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve watched my generous vendors’ pieces come together in the en suite bath at the RMHLI before my eyes! The biggest topper has to be the PentalQuartz custom countertop in Crystal White. Terra Tile & Marble kindly donated, fabricated, and installed the beautiful showpiece. It makes a sleek, durable surface that flows with … Continued

Meet Emcee Ryan Serhant at the Project 2014 Gala!

Hello Fabulistas! Purchase your tickets to the RHMLI Project Design 2014 gala on October 9th and meet Ryan Serhant! He just got engaged… Congratulations, Ryan and Emilia! I can’t wait for you to see my completed bedroom suite at the Ronald McDonald House of LI! The gala is set for October 9, at 6 p.m. … Continued

Extra Sparkle: Top Picks for Ear Jackets

Hello Fabulistas! I always say that accessories are like jewelry for a room. I adore actual jewelry, too. It’s the easiest way to perk up any old outfit and show your mood. Ear jackets are the hot new thing when it comes to earrings. They’re a fresh take that often means pieces that wrap around … Continued

Shine Bright: Top Picks for Outdoor Lanterns

Hello Fabulistas! The time has come for enjoying brisk evenings, or at least it’s almost here! There are many ways to light up outdoor rooms, but my favorite and most convenient is outdoor lanterns. These little lighting fixtures are mobile, stylish, and glam—three of my favorite things. Here are my favorites to use in your … Continued

Selective Reveals: Top Picks for Sliding Barn Doors

Hello Fabulistas! Creating a home full of unique, cozy spaces means placing doors where they normally don’t belong. That’s why I adore sliding barn doors. They help section off — and hide — what you want, when you want it! There are numerous ways to make them work in your home but here are some … Continued

Stationary Style: Top Picks for Indoor Bike Storage

Hello Fabulistas! One of many interior issues in New York City — or any large city — is finding an indoor bike storage solution. Lots of people bike around the city but it’s important to bring your covetable ride indoors. It’s not safe chained to a street sign! So once you’re equipped with glam bike … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Top Picks for Watermelon Cocktails

Hello Fabulistas! Sometimes water just won’t cut it when I want a refreshing summer drink, so I decided to collect some watermelon cocktail recipes to try while the juicy fruit is still in season. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have! Skinny Watermelon Mojito Fresh watermelon and lime juice sounds like quite … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Task Lights

Hello Fabulistas! The industrial glam trend isn’t going anywhere and the latest must-have to get the look is the industrial task light. It’s simple, sleek, and makes quite the impact. Some call it an architect lamp, but I call it chic! There are about a million different ways to use task lights. Here are a … Continued

Design Insider: Project Design 2014 Renderings Revealed!

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve been telling you all about my commitment to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island/Project Design 2014. I’m thrilled to share the renderings I had done for the suite I’ve designed! My vision is to create a calm and healing environment that emanates positivity and inspiration for the families that stay there. … 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

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Stationary Shops

Hello Fabulistas! When it come to stationary shops in New York City, we have a multitude of picks! There’s something for everyone at nearly every price point. There are many greats, but here are my top favorites. Kate’s Paperie This store is a go-to for tourists and New Yorkers, alike. If your aim is to … Continued

Design Insider: Decorating Above The Sofa With Wall Art

Hello Fabulistas! Designing a room includes many elements, you have the furniture, accessories, and the final touch… wall art! There are many ways that you can go when it comes to wall art ideas. There’s one thing you must keep in mind, even the most glamorous sofa needs something above it! Dreamy Abstract When you’re … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Bamboo Revival

Hello Fabulistas! I love design with an Asian influence, and bamboo furnishings keep popping up in my favorite magazines and blogs. This material has been a long-time favorite of mine, but it seemed to fall a bit out of favor in recent years. Yes, I saw it every now and then in a wonderful setting, … Continued

Design Insider: Project Design 2014 Benefit Tonight!

Hello Fabulistas! The day has come for my Project Design 2014 event and I can’t wait for you to join me. RSVP now to help me celebrate and raise money for this wonderful cause. We’ll be serving wine and cheese, and have a raffle lineup of covetable prizes. Get all the details below and I’ll … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Chic Floral Chandeliers

Hello Fabulistas! One of my favorite ways to fill that space right now is with a floral chandelier. The ceiling often gets overlooked and one of these beauties is the perfect seasonal way to bring attention to it! Hanging floral arrangements are hot right now, and no… this trend isn’t just for weddings! from Pinterest … Continued

Living on a Stylish Edge: Top Picks for Live Edge Tables

Hello Fabulistas! I think it’s essential to bring in the beauty of nature inside your home, whether it’s through container gardens or floral arrangements. Then there are live edge tables that show the beauty of trees in nature! They make for beautiful investments that you’ll treasure for years. Here are my top picks for this lively … Continued

Design Insider: Correction! Project Design Benefit on 7/16!

Hello Fabulistas! I apologize if I confused you yesterday. I’m so excited about my upcoming benefit for Project Design 2014 that I published the wrong date! It is, in fact, next Wednesday, the 16th. I’m teaming up with my friends at Artistic Tile for a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. I’m redesigning … Continued

Design Insider: Mid-Century Modern Glamour

Hello Fabulistas! Mid-Century Modern has one thing in common with all the design styles I love… glamour! Your home helps prepare you for the day ahead and surrounding yourself with beautiful decor will put you in the right mood to tackle anything that comes your way. I find that mid-century modern style is full of … 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

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Jewelry Stores

Hello Fabulistas! You’ve probably heard me say that accessories are like the jewelry of a room. Well, I’m also a huge fan of actual jewelry. I have some forever pieces that will always be dear to my heart, but adding new pieces to my collection is always a fun way to update my look. There … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Neon Two-Tone

Hello Fabulistas! By now you may consider color blocking last year’s news. But guess what… I’ve seen a trend emerging for two-tone neon pairings. They’re the perfect shock of color for summer! Here are a few of my favorite examples of this lively trend. Voluptuous Neon Vases One of the best ways to play up … Continued

Simplifying Delicous: Top Picks for Fruity Mojitos Recipes

Hello Fabulistas! In the summer, nothing’s quite as refreshing as a cold, fruity drink. Mojitos are one of my favorite summer drinks and this year I’ve found some new variations that I think will be a chic addition to any summer entertaining. Here are the delicious-looking recipes I can’t wait to try. Blueberry Mojito It’s … Continued

Design Insider: Investing in Original Art

Hello Fabulistas! Filling your home with things that feel uniquely you should be your priority when decorating and curating your own personal art collection is one of the best most beautiful ways to achieve this. Original art always makes a home feel substantial. This is why I love to include it with clients’ projects. Nothing … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: White Marble Drama

Hello Fabulistas! Marble is a design trend that’s been around for ages. The ancients knew a good thing when they saw it! I’ve seen a dramatic resurgence lately in the design world and I love it. Here are some of the (many) ways you can use this sophisticated material. from The Design Files Chic Marble … 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

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

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

Tuesday’s Trends: Standout Hardware

Hello Fabulistas! Making a space your own includes finding the perfect finishing touches. Or, simply switching out details that make a room or piece feel like you. Adding decorative, unique hardware to doors and cabinetry is an easy upgrade that’s huge on personality. There’s no shortage of glam hardware to add to your space. Dainty … Continued

Fab Friday: Artist Steve Alpert

Hello Fabulistas! Designing for my clients often means hunting for the perfect pieces of art to enhance a space. Original art elevates a room, and adds a layer of personality and sophistication. I recently found a beautiful painting (Union) for a client by the talented artist Steve Alpert. Every artist tells a story through his or her art. … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Top Picks for Brunch in NYC

Hello Fabulistas! At the first sign of spring, New Yorkers fill up eateries for brunch like it’s our job. It’s one of our favorite pastimes when we can’t escape the hot city. Bottomless brunches–those with an unlimited number of drinks like mimosas in a designated span of time–are always quite popular. You could plan your … Continued

Design Insider: Alpha Awards Recap

Hello Fabulistas! The IFDA NY Take a Seat Auction [link] was just one noteworthy night in the design world last week. The Alpha Awards were held last Tuesday night. This annual awards presentation is a way to honor those close to The Alpha Workshops. Alpha Workshops is one of the very special organizations. It is … Continued

Fab Friday: IFDA NY Take a Seat Auction Recap

Hello Fabulistas! The second annual IFDA NY Take a Seat Auction was a thrilling night full of glamorous chair designs and generous people! My daughter Chloe was my muse in transforming a plain chair into the glamified “Chloe Chair.” It was one amongst a multitude of exclusive chairs auctioned off Wednesday night. Proceeds benefited Habitat for Humanity … Continued

Couch View: Top Picks for #CoffeeTableDecor on Instagram

Hello Fabulistas! You must start with an amazing coffee table design before you can create the perfect vignette for a glam look. The possibilities are endless when it comes to well-styled coffee tables. A mere scroll through my Instagram feed reveals a world of styling inspiration. Here are a few highlights that I’ve liked. Opposing Shapes Here, … Continued

Design Insider: IFDA NY Take a Seat Auction Sneak Peek

Hello Fabulistas! Spring is the busy season for the New York design world and one of the next big events is the second annual  IFDA NY Take a Seat Auction. Proceeds from the auction benefit Habitat for Humanity and IFDA chapter professional development. I was asked to design a unique chair for this charitable evening. My inspiration was my … 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

Through My Eyes: Making Small Spaces Count

Hello Fabulistas! It can be tough to work with small spaces. But you shouldn’t let them intimidate you! You just have to approach them like chic challenges. Small spaces can be special design opportunities. Here are some ways that I get the most out of small spaces. Alcoves as Storage Opps Leave no niche unfilled! … Continued

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

Within Reach: Top Picks for #CoffeeTables on Instagram

Hello Fabulistas! Coffee tables are one of those versatile pieces that are also interchangeable as the design of your room transforms. I’m constantly on the hunt for exciting, glamorous, and unique coffee table designs, even when I’m on Instagram. Here are some of my recent finds. Glam Forms The gleaming texture shapes of this coffee … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Geological Patterns

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve professed my love for burl wood and agate. I just can’t get enough of the beauty of nature’s design! I don’t just love natural work though… I also love designs that mimic natural work with a funky twist. Geological patterns are popping up all over runways and in home designs. Here are just … Continued

DOAD: Final Reveal and Event Recap

Hello Fabulistas! What a night!!! The event was FABULOUS! It felt like the entire interior design community came out to support Housing Works. I was so happy to see so many designer friends and show off my hard work. The designer’s booths were all beautifully designed. It was a feast for the eyes! Everyone put their … Continued

DOAD: Room Vignette Sneak Peek

Hello Fabulistas! The big day has finally come! Tonight I’ll be debuting my glam room vignette for Housing Works’ Design on a Dime 2014. I hope you’ve been following along the past few weeks as I’ve been showcasing the work of my generous vendors. I couldn’t have put all this together without their help! Tonight … Continued

DOAD: Vendors Roundup

Hello Fabulistas! Tomorrow’s the big day! Housing Works’ Design on a Dime is finally here. I’m so excited! All of my hard work and donations from my incredibly generous vendors have come together in a glam room vignette I can’t wait to share! Wall Panel from PTMD Collection I hope you’ve been keeping up with my Design … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Burl Wood

Hello Fabulistas! Design always creates wonderful opportunities to celebrate what may be perceived as imperfections. Burl wood, one of my favorite trends right now, does just that. This abnormal growth on a tree results in swirls and patterns that are simply beautiful. Pieces made of burl wood are extra special and add a unique look … Continued

DOAD Vendor Spotlight: A. Rudin

Hello Fabulistas! A. Rudin! I know I’ll always find the perfect piece from this showroom, whether it’s upholstery, casegoods, art, or accessories, this is one of my absolute favorite companies. They bridge the past and future to give a sense of timeless luxury, with classic lines with a modern approach. A. Rudin has been in business … Continued

DOAD Vendor Spotlight: Kravet Fabrics, Lee Jofa, Brunschwig & Fils

Hello Fabulistas! Housings Works’ Design on a Dime is around the corner and it’s going to be packed with wonderful style and decor. Today’s featured vendors are a part of a company family that caters to the design trade with exquisite fabrics, trims, furniture, and more. Kravet is truly a pillar in the industry and forward-thinking, to … 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

DOAD Vendor Spotlight: Currey and Company

Hello Fabulistas! I can’t believe it, but Housing Works’ Design on a Dime is next week! I’m very excited for this special event and I hope to see you there. Today’s featured vendor is a company I’ve done business with for a long time and they’ve just opened up a New York showroom. Currey & Company is a trade … Continued

Fab Friday: Top Design Editors to Follow on Instagram

Hello Fabulistas! I love following other interior designers on Instagram, but sometimes it’s more fun to keep up with those who scout the newest things trends for everyone, design editors. Their job is to be a tastemaker and translate it for readers everywhere. Katie Armour of Matchbook One of the founding editors of this lifestyle mag … Continued

DOAD Vendor Spotlight: Hickory Chair Furniture Co. | Pearson, Henredon

Hello Fabulistas! The time is nearing for Housing Works’ Design on a Dime and I’ve gathered many beautiful furnishings from my go-to vendors to generously fill my room vignette. Today’s featured vendors are North Carolina-based furniture companies with years of prestige. Hickory Chair Furniture Co. | Pearson This furniture company is entering its second century of … Continued

Green Envy: Top Picks for Chic Garden Rooms

Hello Fabulistas! If you can’t already tell, I have outdoor rooms and every other way to get some greenery on my mind. It must be because it almost feels like spring in New York! That also has me pining for some extracurricular living spaces outside of the city. My current fixation in that realm is … Continued

DOAD Vendor Spotlight: Stark Carpet

Hello Fabulistas! Design on a Dime is only two and a half weeks away. I’m excited to share today’s featured vendor, Stark Carpet. I’ve been working with them for many years and I’m proud to include them in my vignette. Stark Carpet is truly a leader in their field, having the widest range of rugs and … Continued

Through My Eyes: Calming Outdoor Rooms

Hello Fabulistas! Sometimes it can be tough to find a peaceful oasis, no matter if you live in the city like me or in a small town. During warm weather I look toward outdoor rooms to help with my inner calm. This is a trick that works for clients and friends, too. There’s something soothing … Continued

DOAD Vendor Spotlight: Zimmer + Rohde, Tucker Robbins, Erika Brunson

Hello Fabulistas! Like with any well-designed room, my vignette for Housing Works’ Design on a Dime is full of details large and small that come together for a glamorous experience. Here are my trusted vendors for today that have been generous enough to donate refined furnishings for this wonderful, charitable event. Zimmer + Rohde This family-owned … Continued

DOAD Vendor Spotlight: Christopher Guy

Hello Fabulistas! Housing Works’ Design on a Dime 2014 is just a few weeks away and I’m busy planning for the special event. As you know, I’ve been sharing many of my go-to resources with you and here’s one of my generous vendors, Christopher Guy, who gave us something very special for the event. Fontaine from … 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

Mobile Design Assistants: Top Picks for Interior Design Apps

Hello Fabulistas! Keeping up with all the new and exciting apps is impossible. So when one catches my eye, I take note. I can’t cover all of the wonderful go-to interior design apps out there, but here’s a sampling of ones that I—and my design colleagues—swear by. Houzz Interior Design Ideas  The website Houzz is full … Continued

Through My Eyes: Architectural Digest Home Design Show Recap

Hello Fabulistas! This month has been full of amazing design industry events. First, my ASID NY Metro President-Elect announcement and welcoming cocktail party, then the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. AD’s show always features impressive talent, exhibitions, and seminars. I was honored to take on a larger role this year as a judge for the … Continued

DOAD Vendor Spotlight: Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, J. Robert Scott, Nancy Corzine, Silver Peacock

Hello Fabulistas! Creating my room vignette for Housing Works’ big night, Design on a Dime 2014, is such a treat. I’m pulling wonderful products that my generous vendors have donated for the great cause. These resources are some of my regular go-tos for fulfilling design visions. Here’s why I adore today’s highlighted vendors. Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman … Continued

Through My Eyes: ASID NY Metro Announcement

Hello Fabulistas! This month has been quite the whirlwind. I’ve been busy with preparations for Design on a Dime and now I have some exciting news… I’m the President-Elect for 2014-15 of the ASID New York Metro Chapter! I’m thrilled to represent this amazing non-profit organization that serves interior design professionals. New York is a hotbed … Continued

Fab Friday: Interior Design Instagram Accounts to Follow

Hello Fabulistas! Instagram is brimming with design and fashion inspiration. Between #bookshelves snaps and #ootd posts, there’s so much to take in and regram. Interior design and fashion are so closely tied. I’ve been inspired by #shoesdaytuesday and so much more! Here are some of my favorite design accounts to follow. David Duncan Antiques David … Continued

DOAD Vendor Spotlight: Arteriors, Interior Crafts, Lorin Marsh, Nicholas Antiques

Hello Fabulistas!  Design on a Dime 2014 booth. I’m having a great time sharing these special vendors who have graciously donated beautiful merchandise for my vignette for Housing Works’ special event. Arteriors If it’s hot, it’s part of the Arteriors collection! This fashion-forward company partners with artisans and manufacturers around the world to produce impressive, on-trend lighting, … 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

DOAD Vendor Spotlight: Robert Allen | Beacon Hill, Christopher Hyland

Hello Fabulistas! The hard work continues on pulling together a stunning and interesting room vignette for Housing Works’ special event, Design on a Dime 2014. I already have incredible furnishings from my generous donors that will be available to purchase at this great event for an important cause. As you know, I’ve been telling you about my … Continued

Design Insider: Unexpected Concrete

Hello Fabulistas! People see concrete as a commercial material, but it’s changed so much. The possibilities are endless with what it can do for a home. So think beyond a walkway and imagine the cool effect it can have as a number of surfaces. Here is merely a small sampling of amazing concrete designs. from … Continued

DOAD Vendor Spotlight: Baker Furniture

Hello Fabulistas! When I started planning my room vignette for Housing Works’ big night, Design on a Dime 2014, I knew that I would go to my favorite vendors for some serious generosity. I love my vendors and greatly appreciate that they support me in this exciting event. I want to share with you who … Continued

Hole-y Glamour: Top Picks for Perforated Objects

Hello Fabulistas! Some of the best design trends entail playing around with a material to reimagine it. Perforation is one of those trends that literally punches holes in everything for an amazing effect. However, it isn’t just your standard round holes that I’ve seen in home accessories. There are all kinds of shapes at play. … Continued

Design insider: Mixed Metals

Hello Fabulistas! Mixing metals can be intimidating at first because there are so many beautiful options available. There’s no reason that you have to keep the fixtures in one room to all gold or copper. It’s fun and more off hand to mix them up a little bit! Here’s how I execute the trend. Keep it … Continued

DoaD Vendor Spotlight: Samuel & Sons, Donghia, The Ruffled Window

Hello Fabulistas! My team and I are busy preparing for a spectacular room vignette for Housing Works’ big night, Design on a Dime 2014. There’s so much work and giving that goes in to each interior designer’s display. I have many wonderful vendors that have generously donated beautiful products for this event that I adore. (Follow … Continued

Exciting Twists: Top Picks for Spiral Staircases

Hello Fabulistas! I’m always impressed with spiral staircases as graceful feats of architecture. They’re so charming as they seem to float upward. It’s hard to deny their appeal. In case you’re not convinced, here are some of my favorite spiral staircases. Skyward Parisian spiral The base of the iron helical ETIKA stairs is stunning enough. … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Mosaic Tile

Hello Fabulistas! The design possibilities are endless when it comes to mosaic tile. I’ve seen them in nearly every room and situation. This design trend has been around for ages and has fabulous staying power. Here are some of my favorite current incarnations of the tile work. Unique foliage look Artistic Tile is one of … 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

Fab Friday: Design on a Dime Kickoff Party Recap

Hello Fabulistas! I find that so many interior designers do great work giving back to the community. On Wednesday night I attended the kickoff party for the Housing Works Design on a Dime 2014! I am participating again this year and can’t wait to show you what I have planned. with Design on a Dime … Continued

Through My Eyes: Structured, Architectural White

Hello Fabulistas! I love the white-on-white look in rooms full of unique architectural details. There’s something about this style that makes everyone feel positive and hopeful, and that all is good in the world. Here are some of the many reasons I admire this look. Historic opulence The boarding school from season three of American Horror Story is … Continued

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

Design Insider: Pantone Spring Color Trends

Hello Fabulistas! When you’re looking for influencers’ opinions on trending colors, the go-to source is Pantone. By now you’ve heard about and seen Radiant Orchid everywhere! Now let’s focus on other colors that are trending right now for spring. Dazzling Blue Dedicating a whole room to a bold, saturated color can be beautiful! But it … Continued

Fab Friday: Translating S/S14 NYFW Trends into Interior Design

Hello Fabulistas! There are few events in New York as fabulous as Fashion Week. The Fall/Winter 2014 shows wrapped yesterday and I’m already thinking about how I can use the trends in my design projects. Here are my three favorite trends I saw in some of my favorite designers’ collections. Textured pale neutrals One thing … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Macarons for Valentine’s Day

Hello Fabulistas! As much as I adore chocolate, this year I’m craving macarons for Valentine’s Day instead. I’ve encountered my fair share of chocolate delicacies, but colorful macarons are always such a delight. I love giving and receiving this (gluten-free!) gift. Here are my favorite New York spots to shop for this vibrant dessert. from … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Wire Home Accessories

Hello Fabulistas! Sometimes design is about the absence of space. That’s what I love so much about wire and steel furniture and accessories. They’re graphic while allowing room to admire the other design elements in a room. Here are some of my favorite wire-style pieces. from Domino Bertoia chairs Henry Bertoia designed these lovely side … Continued

Set The Mood: Top Picks for Romantic Wallpaper

Hello Fabulistas! It’s too easy to consider anything floral as romantic. Sure, floral can be fabulous too, but I think the intrigue that modern prints and textures create is far more romantic. So put aside those traditional florals this Valentine’s Day and think about more modern shapes and colors that will create an atmosphere. Here … 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

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

Fab Friday: The Secrets of Flattering Lighting Placement

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve been spending a lot of time lately looking at lighting. Light fixtures are one of the most important elements of a room! As fabulous as a chandelier may be, that’s not the only lighting option in a room. Finding that perfect balance of essential, consistent, flattering lighting can be tricky. Here are … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Top Picks for Hearty, Healthy Soups

Hello Fabulistas! These chilling temps have me reaching for hot meals and drinks. I’ve been frequenting my favorite New York spots for hot chocolate and pinning recipes for hearty, healthy soups. I love soup because it’s so filling and easy to sip on while you’re busy working. Here are just a few of my favorite … Continued

Shine Bright: Top Picks for Metallic Backsplashes

Hello Fabulistas! Right now one of my favorite trends is copper, but I haven’t quit on other metallics. They’re a fab way to elevate your everyday interiors. I’ve noticed lots of metallics in kitchens lately—and not just in stainless steel appliances—they’re popping up in backsplashes, too. Here are some of my favorites. Glowing copper The … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Copper

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve been in love with metallics for quite a while and my current favorite is copper. The buffed sheen is my new go-to for adding a bit of glamour to a room. from Pinterest Copper globes Lighting is everything! There’s no use in creating a fab atmosphere if it isn’t lit well enough to … 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

Design Insider: Using Pantone’s COTY Radiant Orchid Now

Hello Fabulistas! By now you’ve seen all the shades of Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid. The design community has gone wild for it! It’s the perfect vibrant shade to boost any colorful New Year’s resolutions. Here are some ways you can embrace it, even if you normally stick to neutrals. from Architectural Digest … 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

Tuesday’s Trends: Soft Pastels

Hello Fabulistas! The New Year is a time to refresh and reevaluate. Pastel colors have always felt fresh to me, especially after a season of saturated traditional holiday colors. Here are some of the pastel looks I’m embracing right now. from seventeendoors Minty cake stand Unique cake stands make fabulous hostess gifts, but I love this … Continued

Fab Friday: Champagne-Infused Desserts

Hello Fabulistas! 2013 has been a wonderful year with my HGTV holiday special and other exciting things. I’m even more excited to see what 2014 will bring! I’m inviting loved ones over for an all-ages New Year’s Eve party, but will have some adults-only champagne drinks and desserts. Champagne always makes it feel like a … Continued

Easy Shipping: Top Picks for Packable Gifts

Hello Fabulistas! There are always a few friends who live in other chic locales that I can’t visit for the holidays. I still send them my love with thoughtful gifts. This year I’m using gifts that work in flat pack boxes and flat rate boxes so they travel safely and use up less shipping materials. … 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

Fab Friday: My HGTV Holiday Special Airs Tonight!

Hello Fabulistas! The day has finally arrived and I can’t wait for you to see my HGTV holiday decorating special tonight at 8 p.m. EST! I hope you’ve been enjoying all my sneak peeks as part of the 12 Days of Robin Christmas. Now you can see what I worked so hard on and tweet … Continued

Festive Foliage: Top Picks for Colorful Christmas Trees

Hello Fabulistas! If you haven’t already decorated your Christmas tree, now is the time to get started. On my HGTV Christmas special I use colorful trees to liven up the secret celebrity’s home. (Below is a sneak peak of the “naked” trees! Tune in this Friday at 8 p.m. EST to see them fully decked … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Fab and Festive Feathers

Hello Fabulistsas! It’s always fun to use some current trends in your holiday decor. I used feathers in an unexpected way for my HGTV holiday special. (Tune in this Friday at 8p.m. EST!) These festive accents demand attention year-round, though. Here are my favorite ways to use feathers. from Tumblr Peacock feather pendant A roundup … 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

Fab Friday: Dress Your Holiday Table

Hello Fabulistas! In case you missed it, I’ve been counting down the 12 Days of Robin HGTV Christmas leading up to my holiday special on Dec. 13. (Today makes Day 5!)  I can only reveal so much without spoiling the fab surprises. I can reveal that I worked my magic on a table that you won’t want … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Holiday Market Finds

Hello Fabulistas! There’s nowhere like the city during this time of the year with its holiday markets packed full of tents and artisans. The vendors have the best vintage jewelry pieces! So while you’re eagerly awaiting my HGTV holiday special on Dec. 13, browse some of my favorite holiday markets here in NYC. Columbus Circle … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Faux Bois

Hello Fabulistas! Sometimes, faux objects are the most fabulous of all. (I’ll get to more of that on holiday decorating in relation to my upcoming HGTV special later!) Who says you need real wood when you can get the style, with a few artistic flairs? I adore all the creative ways you can use faux … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Smoked Glass

Hello Fabulistas! There’s something undeniably masculine and mid-century about smoke glass. The look gives just about anything a bit of edge, which helps balance out the metallics I love to use in designs. Here are a few of my favorite incarnations of this style. from Pinterest Smoked cocktail glasses I adore a good hunt for … Continued

Through My Eyes: Design for Harmonious Family Gatherings

Hello Fabulistas! My clients and readers often ask about how they can maintain chic designs while keeping visiting family members happy and curious little ones from destroy ing their prized belongings. This is an especially big issue during the holidays. Here are some ways I keep your belongings safe and make a space still feel … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Holiday Window Displays

Hello Fabulistas! I adore the holiday season. Everyone is in a happy mood, lights twinkle all over the city, and the store holiday window displays are ready for our viewing pleasure. I’ve already taken in this year’s decked-out windows, and here are some of my faves. Lord & Taylor Lord & Taylor decided to go … 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

Tuesday’s Trends: Wild for Zebra Print

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve never been one to shy away from a print. Especially an animal print. Normally leopard is my go-to, however zebra currently has me in its style snares! Here are some of my favorite home and fashion looks with the wild print. from Incorporated Houzz Mini zebra bag Afraid to wear bold zebra … 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

Tuesday’s Trends: Luxe Velvet

Hello Fabulistas! I woke up to a sprinkling of snow in New York this morning and I’m reaching for plush fabrics. That brings me to one of my current obsessions, velvet. The fabric comes in and out of style in cycles. Right now, I’m fully embracing it in design and fashion. Here are some of … Continued

Design Insider: The Secrets of Magazine-Worthy Tablescapes

Hello Fabulistas! I welcome lots of visitors into my home during the winter months, mainly because of the holidays and the prime entertaining opps they bring. I like to decorate my tables like they belong in a page of a magazine. (Even the better for fab Instagram snaps!) With a little planning, you can create … Continued

Glam Protectors: Top Picks for Artistic Coasters

Hello Fabulistas! The holiday season is approaching quickly, so I’m prepping my home for entertaining. I like to get my home ready slowly so I’m not in a mad rush right before Thanksgiving. The details are very important when entertaining. They make all the difference! One thing I notice when I visit friends and family … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Glam Agate

Hello Fabulistas! I adore precious gems and gorgeous jewelry. So I’m ALL on board for this fab agate trend. The stone is praised for its healing qualities and nothing beats its natural striations. No wonder the design world has embraced it! Here are some of my favorite ways to use it. from Houzz Agate side … 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

November: What’s Hot This Month

Hello Fabulistas! I hope you’re still enjoying all your Halloween candy, too! Now we’re in November and the holiday season is upon us. There’s a lot of excitement with prep for the holidays. But, there are lots of other FAB things going on this month. Here are some of my favorite things about this November. … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Gourmet Candy Recipes

Hello Fabulistas! I can’t believe Halloween is here. It’s the one day of the year we’re allowed to eat tons and tons of candy with zero guilt! While I know I’ll be seeing the typical store-bought candy in my neighborhood, I’m planning on mixing it up this year. I’m going to make some gourmet candy … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Cable Knit

Hello Fabulistas! Now that there’s a nip in the air in New York City, I’m longing for soft and comfy fabrics. The cable knit pattern is a classic for sweaters, but I’ve seen it popping up in the home sector often, too. Here are some of my favorite ways to use cable knits at home. … Continued

Design Insider: Colorful Holiday Decorating That’s Still Chic

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve been thinking a lot about my holiday decor. This time of year we typically find traditional holiday decor, reds, greens, browns and oranges. I’m thinking of mixing it up this year, and adding some fab color to the mix. You can totally decorate in full color without being traditional, while still being … 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

Tuesday’s Trends: Chic Laser Cuts

Hello Fabulistas! You may think that something “laser cut” sounds rough and masculine. There is that side of the trend, but I’m here to show you all of the delicate feminine details that you can achieve with this technique, too. Lucky for me, so many designers are using this technique! Here are some of my … 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

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

Tuesday’s Trends: Fab Fringe

Hello Fabulistas! Fringe was a major trend on the spring runways during Fashion Week and I can’t get enough of it. It’s by far the most FAB trim of all. Here are my favorite looks. from Terra Firma Home Houzz Festive banner I love a good party decoration that’s flashy and reusable. It makes throwing an … Continued

Fab Friday: International Day of The Girl

Hello Fabulistas! I’d love for you to join me in celebrating the 2nd Annual International Day of The Girl! Mark this on your calendars for years to come because this is a global movement that has only just begun. So what’s The Day of The Girl all about? It’s about addressing the neglect and devaluation of girls … Continued

Product of the Week: Breaking Surface Table Lamp

Hello Fabulistas! I’m never one to turn down a fab metallic accessory, whether it’s in fashion or interior design. Bringing a little bit of glam into your home is even easier this season because metallic accessories are oh-so-hot. They’re the perfect option if you want to make a small change in your surroundings. A metallic piece … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Top Picks for Surprising Pumpkin Recipes

Hello Fabulistas! Fall is one of my favorite seasons, mainly because pumpkins are readily available. I love everything about pumpkins: picking them, decorating with them, and definitely eating them! I’ve been searching for some new and surprising pumpkin recipes so I can make the most of the pumpkins I’ll be picking. Here are my faves! … Continued

Tuesday’s Trends: Chic Pale Pink

Hello Fabulistas! When we think about fall, it’s normally about lots of rich jewel tones and deep neutrals. But, pale pink is definitely having a moment! Now, I’m quite girl-y and adore some serious glamour. However, pink has never been one of my favorite colors. This season just might change my mind. from Indulgy Blush of inspirational … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Food Trucks

Hello Fabulistas! One of the best parts about living in New York City is that there’s always something fab to eat or drink. You could say that the City is a foodie’s paradise. But there isn’t always time to sit down and eat in a restaurant. That’s why I adore food trucks. They’re so easy … Continued

Product of the Week: Rugged Nesting Trays

Hello Fabulistas! I’m busy transitioning my home into a cozy fall retreat. It seems like I’ve barely been home all summer, and when I’ve been at home, my time has been spent entertaining. Sure, I have lots of entertaining planned for the fall season, but I’m also setting aside a lot of time for some … Continued

Through My Eyes: Inspiration from PFW

Hello Fabulistas! Have you been following all the Paris collections, too? I don’t just keep up with New York Fashion Week! There were so many fabulous presentations this season and I’m already thinking about lots of ways I can put some of the resulting inspiration to fab use. Marc Jacobs’ dazzling last Louis Vuitton show … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: October

Hello Fabulistas! One of my favorite months of the year is finally here! I love so many of the things that come with fall and can’t wait to indulge in all of them. Saturated orange ‘Tis the season to go all out when it comes to orange. It is the color of fall and I plan on … 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 Insider: Tried and True Lighting Pairs for Rooms

Happy Monday, Fabulistas! I’ve been thinking a lot about lighting. A well-lit room feels happier, so when designing spaces I try to incorporate just the right amount of light. I love to use pairs of lights in my designs. The pairs make spaces feel luxe and upscale, and they provide double the amount of light! … Continued

Product of the Week: Woodland Side Table

Hello Fabulistas! The beginning of fall is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s brisk but warm enough to spend some quality time in the park. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to switch up some of your home’s decor. So much non-Halloween fall decor calls upon some of nature’s most beautiful elements. We … 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