Monday, August 22, 2016

Surprisingly Sophisticated: Children's Art

My little guy is now two and loves to draw (or I should say scribble!) and I am so sentimental, I find myself saving handfuls of them. There is something so sweet about all the bold crayon marks and messy paint. It made me remember a fabulous NYC townhouse project I worked on ages ago as a junior designer. My boss framed a dozen pieces of art from the clients young children and we arranged them up a staircase - the effect brought color and happiness into a forgotten space, brilliant! So I went on the hunt for more inspiration. . . I am sold and love the juxtaposition of seeing children's projects hung as fine art. What do you think? 

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

House Tour: Mountain Modern in Park City

This week I spotted this Park City project by Utah based designers Studio McGee, and I am completely in love! It's filled with modern but rustic spaces and loads of gorgeous details and organic textures. I think the use of color is especially beautiful - tons of cream, gray, black, woods and tans offset with just a few key pieces of soft reds, greens and blues. These interiors are both sophisticated and so cozy - a dream! 

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Insta-Travels: Lago di Como

Hi There! Sorry for my recent silence - we were on a family trip in Lake Como Italy. I am always so inspired by (and in love with) Italy. It was a week filled with sunshine, pasta, family, swimming, gelato, playgrounds and boat rides (and just a little jet lag and chaos too :) One of the those times you are already nostalgic for even before it ends. Here are few of my favorite insta-moments. . .

Hope your week was filled with beautiful moments too! 

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bedroom Styling: Long Lumbars

I will admit, I have an obsession with lots of pillows! But sometimes a slightly cleaner look is in order, so lately I have been focusing on a single long lumbar pillow to add a luxe feel. Some clients prefer a bed that is easier to make so this look works beautifully! Lumbars can be simple, chic and effective. Plus the elongated form creates a lovely variety of shapes. 

I usually ask my upholsterer make them up for me but you can also have a go at DIY here if you feel up to the challenge! 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Singapore Style: Industrial-Vintage in Tiong Bahru

Life in Singapore means apartment living for many of us, and creating stylish and functional homes in small spaces is a big challenge! This incredible industrial home nails it - it is full of personal style and vintage pieces. The 1930's walk-up apartment is located in the trendy Tiong Bahru neighborhood, and was designed by Singapore architects WY-TO. I love the open layout of this interior, and the use of bold patterns and pops of primary color. The patterned rugs layered on the amazing vintage tile = a big win! Lots of older Tiong Bahru apartments have the original tile work and I loved that they saved it. I also love choice of a shop-style metal gate to act as a stairwell railing - such a great nod to the surrounding neighborhood. 

If you are looking to come visit soon here is a fun guide to the neighborhood! Hope to see you there!

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