I am so thrilled to be a finalist for this year’s At Home A List Awards!
I recently had a feature in the Home Section of this month’s issue of Greenwich Magazine.
I am so pleased to share an editorial featuring a recent project in At Home in Fairfield County’s September/October 2015 issue.
I really appreciate the Housepad App as a communication tool and an all-in-one resource for seamlessly maintaining a home on so many levels.
I was first introduced to Matt Story’s paintings on a visit to Samuel Owen Gallery.
Painted tempered glass as a back splash.
First day of fall!
I am so thrilled to be a finalist for this year’s At Home A List Awards! Two of my designs are up for consideration, one in the Bath Design category and one in the Entryways category. Both can be seen in a supplement to the most recent issue of Greenwich Magazine. I feel honored to be included in this group of talented designers:
LANDSCAPE (GREATER THAN 1 ACRE)
LANDSCAPE (LESS THAN 1 ACRE)
TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE: LESS THAN 7,000 SQUARE FEET
TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE: GREATER THAN 7,000 SQUARE FEET
Winners will be announced at the A List Awards Gala on Thursday, September 10. The event begins at 6pm at the Palace Theater in Stamford, Connecticut. Click here for tickets, and I hope to see you there!
Here’s a glimpse of the projects for A List Award consideration in the Bath Design and Entry categories. Stay tuned for the announcement of winners later this week!
I recently had a feature in the Home Section of this month’s issue of Greenwich Magazine. They asked for my thoughts on how to enhance a space for fall, so I shared my ideas on how to add texture and color just for this time of year. I find myself looking for warmer palettes as the season shifts and like to change details to reflect this. Many thanks to Greenwich Magazine and Moffly Media for the feature!
I am so pleased to share an editorial featuring a recent project in At Home in Fairfield County‘s September/October 2015 issue. This editorial features a kitchen I designed for a long time client, someone who’s been with me since I started my career over eight years ago. The benefit to a long term client relationship is that I’ve already earned their trust. When we first talked about the kitchen, the client turned to me to say, “This is what we want,” gave me their wish list, and let me have carte blanche. They were so open to everything I presented that there was very little tweaking between what came out of my head and the final design. It’s so nice to see what’s possible when you develop a great client rapport over time. Many thanks to At Home magazine for the feature!
When touring this year’s Kips Bay Showhouse, one of the things I found really interesting was a display on the new Housepad App. Developed by Michael Bruno, founder of 1st Dibs, the Housepad app is an excellent tool for homeowners who want to stay organized and take a proactive approach to running their household. It puts a number of resources at your fingertips.
I know when I leave a client’s home after completing a project, it won’t look the same the next time I return. Little things like the arrangement of cushions or the placement of accessories may be off and I find myself wanting to fluff pillows or tweak other details. With the Housepad App, the homeowner can create room by room lookbooks so everyone from the kids to the cleaning staff knows how a room is meant to look. It’s a simple way to communicate in order to consistently have your home looking its best.
Another feature of the Housepad App is the ability to create to-do lists. These lists can be shared and assigned to family and staff who are then able to send notification when each task is complete. For a large household or one with an extensive staff, this can be a valuable time saver that keeps everyone on the same page and ensures important tasks are finished on schedule.
One of the most thoughtful features of the Housepad App is the ability to create a catalog of household items and appliances complete with invoices, warranty information, and instructions. So much more efficient than searching through files or binders if an appliance needs repairs! Additionally, you can store household emergency contact information, including details such as the location of shut off valves and fire extinguishers. The App even allows you to control a Nest thermostat, schedule maintenance calls with Handy, and keep a master shopping list with one-click Amazon ordering or just as a reference. All of these tools can be shared with members of the household from family to pet sitters to cleaning staff.
I really appreciate the Housepad App as a communication tool and an all-in-one resource for seamlessly maintaining a home on so many levels. It’s such a smart solution!
To create these paintings, Story first captures dozens of images during a photoshoot in a pool with a model. He then goes through the photos to develop a concept for a painting. This process may involve cropping the image in the photo, determining a the width to height ratio, and carefully choosing references among thousands of photos of bubbles. After blocking the painting and transferring a scaled-up drawing to the canvas, he begins to add colors, tweaking the image and adding layer after layer of colors. The final touch involves a complicated glazing of each bubble to achieve a perfect reflective look.
I find these paintings so bold and graphic. They are both sensual and playful. In person, Matt Story’s paintings are just so energetic, I could stare at them forever.