Archive for March, 2012

Room with a View…

 I am fortunate to have wonderful spaces to work with in my Projects… This is one of the many spectacular views from my UN Plaza Duplex Project… A light filled, peaceful and modern oasis. I am so thrilled with this space, it was challenging and rewarding to transform it for my Client… Visit www.orastudiony.com and find some inspiration for your own space.

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Tranquility on the Horizon…

  I love this photo, the colors,the texture, the emotion…I recently took a holiday and was lucky enought to have some exhale time… This was one of the first visuals I had of my destination… The sea is so mystical, so powerful – .It draws you in yet reminds you that there is no match against Mother Nature. The colors of the water, sky and stone in this image inspire my color palette in my design. nature is such an inspiration and letting in some natural elements in the home, is comforting and inspiring…. I feel such peace when I see this image.

 

 

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Spring Cleaning…Let’s get Organized!

  Spring comes and everyone feels the need to get organized, to simplify! this could be cleaning out closets, getting rid of clutter, making room for new items. Storage units don’t just have to be  utilitarian shelves placed on a wall… The image here  is of the PAB . A sleek and functional alternative to plain shelves, the elegance and craftsmanship are evident and I suggest this product to my clients if they are looking for a modern and beautiful way to showcase items or store items. It not only serves as storage but is a complementary item to any room. It is an investment but you will use this for many seasons, and it will always seem to be right. Spring is here, let’s let the air in and enjoy it.

 

 

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Eat Your Vegetables…

 Spring is here and with that comes a shift in lifestyle… A shift in the way we dress, the way we spend our leisure time and probably the most apparent, the way we eat. I am fortunate to live here in New York and have the chance to shop at some amazing Farmers Markets. Whether it be Union Square, Lincoln Center or Uptown there is a plethora a beautiful produce available to create healthy and delcious meals. Gone are the more heavy comfort foods of Winter and here come Heirloom tomatoes, asparagus, beets and fennel… Cooking is an artform and these are our  tools. Fresh produce sustains us,  and nourishes our bodies. If we are lucky enough to have this at our disposal, we must use it. Also, we must support the farmers and urban gardeners who work hard to  create the best product. Our mothers always said, Eat your vegetables!

 

 

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Let There Be Light…

 It is ALL about the Lighting…. When looking to refresh a space especially if you do not want to do an extensive re-decorate or renovation, consider  Lighting…A statement lamp like this one adds charm, focus and  style to a simple room. The dark grey shade and gold base are perfect complementary colors and the textural, snakey pattern creates depth and shadow. This would be great in a Living Room or Family Room, somewhere prominently perched. Sometimes one fresh accesory can change the whole feeling of the room, yet still be in Harmony with your older pieces and furniture…Be Bold for Spring!!!

 

 

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Modern Relaxation…

 Having just returned from a lovely and relaxing holiday, I was inspired by the charming cabanas I saw with beautiful hammocks to wile away those days…This modern take is called the “wave”… It looks like an aerodynamic sailboat or a de-constructed hot air ballon. I love it and and it is  the perfect remedy for stressed out urbanites….  Handsome Gentleman not included….

 

 

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Dream a little Dream…

  When I find great products that exemplify Comfort, Luxury and Quality, not only do I use them in my Projects, but I want to tell everyone about it. This is the Dream Bed by Poliform, and the name says it all… Sleep is the most important factor in maintaining both physical and mental health. A good night’s rest can detox,refresh, invigorate. A beautiful place to lay our heads is the ultimate luxury… SWEET DREAMS….

 

 

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