May 2017

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Here is another example of Benjamin Moore’s 2017 Color of the Year: SHADOW 2117-30 The name indicates that it is darker tone. But fear not! Adding splashes of red/reddish pink and green (here is my fav again!) actually make it very lively. Also, consider texture. Maybe you don’t want the…


April 2017

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I love hospitality design! From a creative viewpoint, there is more freedom to design and decorate. After all, one occupies the space only for a limited time. A visit to a well decorated is like a short-trip to a different culture. Hotels can be just as inspiring. They can take…


March 2017

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Mid Century Design is still enjoying a high in the design community. But lately it has been receiving attention for a different reason. Japanese designers and architects have had a strong influence on this movement, yet — though — in spite of their internment in the 40ies. Isamu Noguchi was…


February 2017

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Fashion is a way to express ourselves. It is style and it is design! A great inspiration these days is the new Bottega Veneta ad campaign with Lauren Hutton. She is 73 years old yet looks youthful and energetic; happy and content with where she is in life. It is…

Uniqlo and Lemaire: A Covetable Collection

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Who says casual has to be sloppy? The new collaboration between the Japanese retailer Uniqlo and designer Lemaire offers comfortable pieces for both women and men in luxe fabrics, and at attainable prices. While Christoph Lemaire may not be a household name, his resume (former head of womenswear at Hermes)…

White Out!

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Not that we are counting or anything, but we are 38 days away from spring. Yeah! There is still a lot of snow all around us and most of us have had enough of the white stuff covering our towns by now. But what about an all white interior? Could…

Through the ages…

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No, this is not a picture of a younger Queen Elizabeth II…rather a photo I found in The New York Times Magazine, which fairly accurately depicts my emotional spectrum. On the one hand I am undeniably growing older, I just celebrated another birthday and am now used to putting a…

Why I Travel

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Last week I had a captivating conversation about traveling. We chatted about our reasons for traveling and our expectations. Most often, all we can manage is to take a short break from our crazy everyday life, looking for relaxation at a comfortable resort. The man I spoke with seemed to…

Accent Walls

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I like accent walls! Their task is to create a focal point in a room, to guide the visitors eye. In addition they provide its inhabitants with an opportunity to display what they particularly like. Most of the times we create accent walls by painting them in a color different….

Lemons to Lemonade

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When life serves you lemons, make lemonade! Over the past few weeks this proverb turned out to be real good advice. I am currently working on a kitchen in a gorgeous house in Montclair. The existing kitchen is placed partially in the original 1890ies house and partially in the 1980…