Archive for May, 2012

Hello Milano…

 Milano Bello! I am fortunate to be a guest of one of my wonderful manufacturers in Milano soon. Not only do I get to the see the latest in innovative design, but I have this magical and uber cool city as my backdrop. I am an Italian, so for me this is a sort of “going home”… I look forward to an exhange of ideas with other Designers and colleagues and also soak in some inspiration in this Mecca for design!!!

 

 

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Make Yourself at Home…

 As the “unofficial” start of Summer approaches this Memorial Day  Weekend, we might be hosting parties and weekend guests . When inviting friends and family to stay in your home, you want them to feel at ease, comfortable and loved. This image is from my UN Plaza Duplex,  Guest Bedroom… I love the inviting colors and light and especially the comfy looking bed.  the side chair adds another place to relax and the lamps create height without be obtrusive…Any guest will feel casual yet taken care of in this space, The pillows are voluminous and have appeaking texture. The bedding is pretty and soft looking… not too over the top. After a day of great friends, food, and maybe a day at the beach,  what better way to pamper your guests than a wonderful guest room …

 

 

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Chic Storage…

 This closet from my UN Plaza Duplex Project, perfectly demonstrates the principle of Luxury and Function. These are custom designed with ample space and an uber sleek appearance. Every aspect of my Client’s space is important, I wanted to create something that looks spectacular and that can function as a storage space for all my Client’s needs… I am so happy with the outcome. This is what I am about, Modernity, Luxury, Form and Function and most importantly a satisfied Client.

To view more of this wonderful space go to:  http://www.architizer.com/en_us/projects/view/un-plaza-duplex/29645/

 

 

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Coloring Outside the Lines…

 When designing and furnishing a space for a client, for me, anything is possible…It is my job to dream bigger and broader than my Client’s dream for their space. It is OK to throw away tradition and convention  when thinking about color and making a statement… The combination of colors  in this image is both modern and comforting.Orange is associated with the  warmth of the sun. A dynamic color , orange offers a  thoughtful control. Orange  illicits a curiosity and exploration of new ideas. This sofa juxtaposed the charcoal colored wall that has texture  creates a beautiful and elegant balance. The carpet carries on the Orange of the sofa and the tables are white, which pop in this room. The Lamp and Artwork work well to create harmony… Color is an adventure to be had, try unusual combinations and see how you feel in that space… The sky is the limit.

 

 

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A Must See…

Get thee to the Whitney!!!! NYC is a mecca for Art, Culture, Design, and  Expression in every medium. If you are here the Whitney Museum is a standout… and now thru May 27 is the Biennial, full of fantastic Art, Installations, Theatre, and Performance. I took this image Sunday, what an amazing building, it oozes creativity…check it out.

http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/2012Biennial

 

 

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The Great Escape…

 Thanks to a wonderful friend, this is the view from my weekend. There is no denying that a “change of scenery” is good for the heart, mind, and soul. As an Urban Dweller, I love the energy and momentum that the City gives me but once in a while I need tranquility. I feel refreshed, renewed,revitalized….I hope this becomes a habit!

 

 

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Think Pink!

 Sunday May 13 is Mother’s Day, a commercial holiday? maybe, but our Mothers should be celebrated. Again, Nature is the best artist ….These gorgeous Pink Peonies are so delicate, ethereal and unbelievably beautiful.  … What a lovely memento of Love for any Mother… Flowers have a mythical charm, they uplift and unite and say what words sometimes cannot.  Bellissima!

 

 

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