My really good friend took me yesterday to a Bliss Spa at W Hotel in Hoboken for my belated birthday gift. We are both Interior Designers and always love to check out new places.
I chose massage - my body has been longing and hurting for some alignment. I think in this computer age everyone has shoulder problems - I definitely needed a fix.
It was great! The massage Therapist was very knowledgeable and experienced (she said 7 years at least). I was happily melting under her hands to the sound - GASP - NOT elevator music - but some carefully crafted lauongy electronic tunes. Once in a while she would ask me some questions to get me talking - so I would breath - she explained. But the best part was that I learned few great tips for my health from a serious professional.
- If you have leg or foot cramps - eat few spoons of YELLOW MUSTARD
This fall Trends and colors are Navy and Winter White. Beautiful luxurious fabrics like Velvet and Fluffy and large blankets. The lines and shapes are clean, crisp and simple.
West Elm has some great discounts and few of these pillows can update the room without breaking the bank.
Add a winter white fluffy blanket to brighten up the space.
Add a little sparkle here and there - clean, simple and sophisticated with small gold vases and clear candle holders. Gold is still the metal of the season.
Slight additions to the Interiors that would make beautiful fall statement for you and your guests in great taste and almost no expense.
Have any questions? Would love to hear from you in comments.
OK, ok. It has been cold for the last 6th month in NY. Everyone is really looking forward to some warm sun and ocean breeze.
Here are few ways you can update your space without breaking your wallet, after all I am sure there are few sandals, shorts and summer dresses that you want to get your hands on to look good this summer! I know I do!
Let the sunlight and Spring breeze in by updating your heavy, dark winter curtains to light violet color curtains and sheers with floral pattern.
Design world has been busy. There is so much work and very little time to do it! I tried to sleep just 5 hours a day - no luck - collapsed and slept for a weekend after only one 5 days of that regime.
It was very exciting to visit Architectural Digest Show at Pier 94. Gold is definitely making a comeback - but don't get too excited - it is a very hard polish to achieve and so it may just stay in a luxury price range. However, there are few items I found on the market already that could fit moderate budget.
It seemed that the show used to be bigger. Large portion of it was occupied by kitchen appliances & hardware. But there were some very interesting splashes of genius and luxury.
Always fun to visit is the Art of Table that accompanies every Architectural Digest Show in NYC. There was even a table that resonated with the weather outside - stormy snowy cold New York was not giving into spring.
But Gold is definitely back.
It is always exciting to share with everyone how to make your home ready for the season - in this case SPRING!!!!!
It has been 2 month since my last .......blog post - my dear reader/follower.
And here is my confession! Design world is on a roll! Including the fact that i am working on a wonderful luxury project which I will talk about soon enough. In a meanwhile this project has pushed me to go into realizing that there is a very clear TREND in Interior Design - modern clean eclectic. Either you are designing Luxury Penthouse Apartment in a new built high-rise in NY or getting your Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx Studio revamped and cozy - result is somewhat similar.
So how do we move on from this? It will take time but at this point I am looking forward to all the trade shows that are coming this Spring! Bring us something new!
Moving on from design events in New York - let's step away to few interesting places & worthy designs that caught my attention.
1. An extremely wonderful design preservation that makes me proud - not everyone is just going to work blindly to make few bucks. I love when designers & architects take their time and pay attention to the history of the place they are designing for. Go Walgreen's for being so brave -maybe you will set a good example for other chain stores? Dah.
Art Deco inspired window wall at Walgreen's South Beach Miami / New Art Deco inspired Walgreen's building - at 1400 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach. Designed by Frank Demandt and Robert Brown. [read more]
There were so many things happening in October & November. Design events everywhere. Construction and design is booming in NY area - DOB (Department of Buildings) has an endless line for approvals and review of new projects and if you need a new elevator - there is a 2 year waiting list - production is running behind says Associate Architect of a renown NY firm!!!! And soon the Holidays are going to swoop in and carry us out of our minds. But until then here is a quick highlight of the last few months.
First things first! End of October Traditional Home Mag hosted an "Art of the Table" event at 200 Lex. It was a cozy, warm and bubbly event. Every room was dressed to impress. All different styles and very nice ideas.
Getting ready for the holidays? Try new things - everything goes - canvas napkins, fresh rosemary, peacock feathers & birds nests. If you think you over-embellish your table for the holidays I assure you - not enough according to some. [read more]