Sunday, March 30, 2014

Board and Battan Siding Yes or No?

The house we have been renting is going back on the market......we have lived in the house for just about 9 months now and we love many aspects of the house like the beautiful lake view especially now and the close proximity to outdoor activities that we love like paddle boarding, hiking and biking. There are some things that would definitely have to go and/or be changed as well. One on top of our priority list is the windows, exterior doors and siding. We would tackle this job right after a new garage/mudroom and master bath spaces get framed. So we have been crunching numbers and ideas and I think we have decided on the direction we want to move in if we decided to make an offer. I envision an organic, simply clean palette with contrast of light and dark with wood tones. These photos are so inspiring and if things go the way I am feeling, this will probably be very close to the style and color scheme we want!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Client Design Board and Mansion in May Event 2014

I wanted to share with you a recent design board I worked up for a client in Warren NJ. We incorporated their existing beautiful wood bed into the design and everything else was designed around it. After meditating on her inspiration photos which exuded a soft neutral palette, this is what I came up with. I always love clients that give me a lot of feedback and even suggest certain items they may love. This was definitely a collaboration on both our parts!

 There are many finishing elements left to decide on like art work and additional pillows for the bedding but so far so good, we love how the room is coming together!


If you have never attended this event that comes around only every other year, then I must say you need to attend this year. In fact, my husband is there working on one of the designs todays and work is fully underway to be ready for the opening on May 1,2014.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Some Client Updates and a Little Update in Our Guest Room!

We are just about to finish up a gorgeous and I mean gorgeous study install this month! The wallpaper is up, the room is painted and some furnishings have been placed. We are awaiting the window treatments and window seat cushion and pillows which will arrive soon! My client and I are discussing art options and decor details now and I am so happy with the results so far.

This photo shows the wallpaper chosen and some of the fabric and trim choices we are considering!

Here is a sneak peek of the corner of the study, I can't wait to show you the rest of the design when we are done!

I was shopping around in one of my favorite NJ towns, Lambertville. If you are ever visitng the NYC area, take a day and drive out into the country and spend some time visiting the many quaint boutiques and restaurants in Lambertville. You will not be disappointed!

We added a couple of little touches to the walls in our lake house guest room, the antlers I found in Lambertville this weekend and I love how they look!

Have a great weekend!!