Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Denise & I were recently asked to take part in an article entitled "Go Green" for the Long Island Magazine, Pulse.  When interviewed the editor had asked us the following questions and our answers are very typical of our preppy chic aesthetic.

How would you personally use "Greenery" in a room?
We use large palm trees in Chippendale planters for almost every project.  Other ways we use the color green are as animal print throw pillows, a fun wallpaper for a guest bath, or as a lacquer on your bamboo dining chairs. Light green is also the perfect color for a painted entry floor!

What colors would you pair it with?
We pair green with neutral upholstery fabrics and a staple of ours is use it with a 
light pink or a navy accent.

What does this color make you think of?
It makes us think about spring and the beauty of nature. 
It is a happy color that brings a fresh feeling to any room.

Can you think of a specific item in the shade that you love?

We love the classic Brunschwig & Fils, Les Touche Fabric in the perfect shade of green

1.  Pinterest
2. Shelly Johnston 
3.  Unknown

Friday, January 27, 2017



I have a habit of late night shopping now that I'm sporadically up feeding Georgia.  Lately, a frequent favorite has been One Kings Lane.  As a designer I have access to the best sources at terrific prices, but sometimes I want immediate satisfaction.   One Kings Lane is the perfect spot for that.  They will often times have great linens, already made pillows and terrific artwork.  Above are some recent finds.

1.  Linens | Matouk with a classic knot like pattern.  
2.  Etagere | A detailed piece with beautiful fretwork.  
3.  Pillows | A classic pattern in a pop of color.
4. Lamps | Statement pagoda's for a dining room to add some fun on a more traditional buffet.  
5.  Artwork | A beautiful view of the Louvre through the beautifully lined trees.
Sidenote... I just purchased this piece for our dining room
6.  Mirror | A small starburst who's dimensions are perfect for over your master bed.

Monday, January 9, 2017


It's a gloomy, 18 degrees out, we have a million deadlines and my little munchkin is sick.  To say I am stressed out is an understatement.  However, there was a glimpse of something today that definitely brought a smile to my face.  We are re-vamping our website and while looking through old client photo's this afternoon I found the first photo... the pineapple photo.  Denise and I create each job with the motto "don't take yourself too seriously".  Every home is personal and we always try to add humor where you least expect it.  In a New Canaan, CT job these adorable, preppy chic pineapple lamps perfectly perched on their lucite pedestal did the trick.   Whether it be through accessories, unexpected fabric choices, artwork or just a certain color on the wall... humor is a simple way to add personality to any room.  Below it are some other design moments that definitely make me happy.  I hope they do the same for you. 

1.  Our room in a New Canaan, CT job
2.  Sarah Bartholemew | Miles Redd
3.  Mark Sikes