We designed this space with such grandeur it was essential to use this natural crystal light fixture to add a human scale to it.  The walls are hand embroidered panel and the carpet is inspired by Monet in style.

 

 

This is the perfect ski retreat in Montana. We custom made the faux fur club chairs and smothered the sectional in alpca wool from our lovely friend Sandra Jordan.  Did we mention we refinished all the beams and planking from walnut brown to a warm gray?  There’s nothing paint can’t change.

Favorite Things: Credenzas

In the dining room, a credenza is ideal for added storage and provides a great surface to serve from.

A credenza is a large, closed cabinet often used as a sideboard or a buffet.  In the dining room, a credenza is ideal for added storage and provides a great surface to serve from.  We often use custom pieces to meet a client’s individual needs, an option that allows us to integrate the credenza’s interior into the design.  A custom credenza gives you added flexibility for size, style, color, and material for a super unique look.  Additionally, a credenza provides structure and a foundation for lamps and art.  It grounds a space.  I love using elements such as shagreen and ebony or two dimensional doors.  When working with a craftsman, you can trick out a credenza for a memorable, one of a kind piece.  Here are some of my favorite examples of gorgeous credenzas.

Morgan Console from Four Hands

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Oly Studio Serena Buffet

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Irwindale Buffet from Theodore Alexander

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Grammi Sideboard

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Tompkins Buffet from Wud Furniture Design

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Rondelle Credenza by John Pomp

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Fumed Oak Credenza from ISOM

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Milano Mystic Buffet from Ercole Home.

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Harper Side Board from Precedent Furniture

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Painted Credenza from Jeff Martin Joinery

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Ingemar Cabinet from KGBL

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Raised Front Ebonized Floating Credenza from 1st Dibs

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Favorite Things: Floor Lamps

One of the most important aspects of a room is the lighting.

One of the most important aspects of a room is the lighting.  Lighting contributes to both the mood and functionality of a space.  When choosing a floor lamp, take into consideration qualities such as style, size, and shape.  It’s also important to plan for the purpose of the lighting in that particular place – is it for mood, accent, or illuminating a specific task?  The right floor lamp is as decorative as it is useful.  Floor lamps are such a great opportunity to bring something sculptural to a room.  Here are some of my favorite examples of floor lamps:

1.  Anora Lamp, Dering Hall

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2.  Arborescence Floor Lampsarborescence lamps

3.  Black Widow, Dering Hallblack widow dering hall4.  Cesare Lacca Floor Lamp

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5.  Charlton Floor Lampcharlton floor lamp6.  Boston by Chelsom

 

 

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7.  Gold Leaf Barrel Frame Floor Lamp by Dimond Lightingfloor lamp

8.  Mahari Floor Lampwww.andreasudati.comprofessional photographer

9.  Nathan Floor Lampnathan floor lamp arteriors

10.  Soledad Floor Lamp from Roche Boboissoledad floor lamp

 

Favorite Things: Holiday Flowers

For dressing up your own home for the holidays or as a hostess gift, nothing makes people smile like fresh flowers.

For dressing up your own home for the holidays or as a hostess gift, nothing makes people smile like fresh flowers.  The holidays are a great time to year to add flowers to your decor, whether you use them to add cheer to the mantle or the dining room table.  You don’t have to stick with a red and green theme — instead, think white, purple, and green.  Rustic elements like branches, pine cones, berries, and luscious greenery also evoke the season.   Here are some of my favorite examples of holiday flower arrangements.

From Winston Flowers, Greenwich
From Winston Flowers, Greenwich
By Rikky Snyder Photography
By Rikky Snyder Photography
From McCardles, Greenwich
From McCardles, Greenwich
By Carolyn Roehm
By Carolyn Roehm
By Bunny Williams
By Bunny Williams
By Aerin Lauder
By Aerin Lauder
From Winston Flowers, Greenwich
From Winston Flowers, Greenwich
From McCardles, Greenwich
From McCardles, Greenwich
By Carolyn Roehm
By Carolyn Roehm
By Aerin Lauder, via Veranda
By Aerin Lauder, via Veranda