Vacation and Summer Getaway Looks

Going away on vacation this summer? Then it is time for a new look! Chic comfort is key when planning for a trip. You want to look polished but still be comfortable when walking or site-seeing.  Here is some outfit inspiration for your getaway!


Get the look with free shipping and returns here:



Spring Summer 2014 Style

Happy Friday! Even though yesterday was a bit chilly in NYC, I think we have finally turned the corner towards warmer weather! This means time to put all of the tired out winter clothes away and start thinking about summery outfits. While there will always be staple pieces that I keep from season to season, it is nice to spruce things up with some inexpensive trendy accents. To me, the key is to splurge on classic pieces that you will keep for years and to cut corners on the super trendy stuff. ASOS has become on of my new favorite sites to get trendy and inexpensive pieces; and they have free shipping! Here are some ideas inspired from their website:



























Upper East Side Bachelor Pad

Happy Monday! Today’s post is somewhat of a personal one. Over the past few months, I have had the pleasure of working with a client who has also become a friend. He was introduced to me in need of a revamp of his apartment. It took some convincing to get him to part with his beloved brown leather reclining sofas, but once he did, I think the end product turned out great! We wanted a clean, sophisticated and masculine feel with an emphasis on usability and comfort. Take a look at some of the photos that were shot last week by the awesome Meg Miller of Meg Miller Photography!



2014-05-12_0003I am in love with the custom Eames Chair from Design Within Reach




2014-05-12_0009The custom etched and burnished metal coffee table is one of my favorite pieces in this project!


2014-05-12_0010Custom cast concrete and glass dining table by 910 Castings.



2014-05-12_0007The custom wine bar with an antiqued mirror will be perfect when my client entertains friends.

All photography credit goes to Meg Miller Photography! Check out her website



Luxe for Less

I am always on the lookout for great discount sites. Especially when they involve luxury items! Shop Hers is one of the better shopping sites that I have found in quite a long time so I figured I would share the wealth (pun intended).

Shop Hers is basically a luxury item resale boutique. The authenticity is guaranteed and you can buy and sell items. They have an amazing selection and searching through items is very easy. You can even go through a small questionnaire to find your “Style Soulmate.” In other words, someone who is your size and has similar taste. And did I mention that sometimes they even have sales and discount codes?

If you are looking for a couture piece, check out Below is just a small preview of what is available on the site today! 🙂

29c0b8e040a5011efa38d1ca390e62c29681bc97 70d91b410f2ef59ef7317682fa54fa9ca3a6330d 9743b4263a1966c37f6de574fe790a414042ced0 af3c786be048b94b44741448b6585bfa0a8c035f b233d288316db9f450f53a1c0e0f50ad07bdc52e





Model Apartment Design

I am very excited to be asked to design the model apartment in a new high rise building in Brooklyn. The building is an urban chic oasis and the design concept that I am contemplating is “industrial chic.” Here is a preview of the design concept for the living area of the apartment. I am not set on the gorilla art, but I do like the gray with pops of bright color. What do you think?

66 Rockwell Revised



Design Trend: White Kitchen Cabinets

Happy Friday! Today, House Beautiful did a feature on white kitchen cabinets to which I was completely drawn. White kitchens always seem so fresh, clean and crisp to me and would be my first choice should I have the opportunity to choose for myself. Like a little black dress, white cabinets are appropriate almost anywhere, whether your kitchen is sleek and modern or warm and traditional. However, anyone who has ever tried to choose a shade of white, knows that not all white is the same! There are a plethora of choices!

For a contemporary look, use a minimalist profile on the cabinets and use a similar style sleek hardware to complete the look.



A super modern look will use high gloss cabinetry as the focal point of the kitchen.



For a more traditional look, use an off-white glazed or distressed technique to create a more rustic appearance.




The glazing and relief to the cabinets will give them a worn patina look that adds a richness to your design.




You can also break up an all white kitchen by using darker floors, countertops and back splash or even some bright color if you dare!





Thanks for reading!



Contemporary Luxe Design

Good morning! I have been a little off the radar the past couple days, so today is my first blog post since last Friday! Anyhow, going through my morning emails, I came across this design using Williams Sonoma Home products. This design exudes sophistication and is not too feminine or masculine. I love the monochromatic look and straight lines paired with luxe accents such as tortoise shell and mirror.