From crisp canary yellow to PANTONE‘s Spring 2015 palette’s earthy Custard – yellow pops – making an interior brighter, while still feeling calm and harmonious.

Especially as we find ourselves in the dark winter months of the New Year, refreshing your home, whether modern, traditional or somewhere between, with yellows will reinvigorate your space.

We like balancing yellows with grey or dark blue.


Design by Brendan Kwinter

Kwinter Design

Design by Brendan Kwinter

Ligne Roset

Ligne Roset Ligne Roset

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud

Philippe Starck x Cassina

Philippe Starck x Cassina

Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin

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Lauren Santo Domingo’s Paris Apartment

Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck

Karl Springer Yellow Python box

Karl Springer Yellow Python box – Lobel Modern

Richard McGeehan

Design by Richard McGeehan

Channing Tatum with Jenna Dewan Tatum in Carolina Herrera

Channing Tatum with Jenna Dewan Tatum in Carolina Herrera



Gidon Bing's Studio via The Selby

Gidon Bing’s Studio via The Selby

Phineas Cole

Phineas Cole



Kwinter Design

Design by Brendan Kwinter

Naomi Watts at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards   (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Naomi Watts

Abstract Painting (809-3) 1994 by Gerhard Richter born 1932

Gerhard Richter – Tate Museum


We’re not alone in loving this color to bring a bit of spring into dreary winter days. Haute-living Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic just posted a blog saying hello to yellows, too. Be sure to check out her fantastic selection of this favourite hue.


When having friends and family over the coffee table plays a key role. Be sure to choose a table that leaves comfortable space for trays of cocktails and canapés, rubbing elbows and gift opening, without blocking traffic flow.  Here’s some of our top picks that are not only considerate of space, but themselves conversation starters!


Bamileke Coffee Tables

Coffee Table Brass by Karl Springer

Karl Springer

Heavy Parsons Style Coffee Table by Karl Springer

Karl Springer

Linens from Leron

Linens from Leron


Plaids in unexpected ways is one of our favorite trends of the season.

Play with plaids in your space and wardrobe with accessories and accents in the popular winter pattern. Rethink traditional plaids with print mixing – like tartan against stripes or contrast a classic, sophisticated check-print with a pop modern pattern or leathers and metal.



mactartan  MAC Cosmetics
harris tweed scotland  Harris Tweed of Scotland
chanel-paris-edinburgh-collection  Chanel Edinburgh Collection
barcelona-daybed-living-room-plaid-blanket-via-Elle-Decor  Elle Decor
elle_decor_Muriel Brandolini Manhattan Kitchen  Muriel Brandolini Manhattan Kitchen for Elle Decor
Osborne & Little Morlich Collection

cb2 Lamu Plaid Pouf
safah_plaid_sheets  Safah Plaid Sheets
 Pendleton Tartan Plates

Taylor Swift on Good Morning America

holland and sherry  Holland and Sherry
jcrew  J. Crew
 Hackett London
 Cara Delevingne

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We recently joined Houzz for an evening of discussion at the Antique & Artisan Center in Stamford, Connecticut. Here’s a few of our favourite pieces of furniture and art from the the collection.


Houzz is teaming up with Murphy Brothers Contracting and Gibbons Digital for a unique course on Social Media for Architects, Interior Designers and Shelter Industry Professionals.

Houzz representative Michael Stein will be speaking on how to communicate more effectively with clients and engage your audience using Houzz and integrated technologies.


$20 donation to the Food Bank for Westchester

Wednesday Sept. 10th from 5:30-7:30
Molly Spillane’s – 211 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck NY 10543


Thursday Sept. 11th from 5:30-7:30
Westchester Magazine – 2 Clinton Avenue, Rye NY 10580

Space is limited. Must register to attend.
To register, go to:



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We love these playful new equestrian-inspired wallpapers from Hermes!  amb02_211039-proportional_1000x1000_q90









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After a long, long winter we can’t help but crave that “island feel”. Even if you’re not lucky enough to be jetsetting off to warmer climates, we invite you unpack your resort wear and get inspired with a punch of the tropics from these cool accents of palms, ferns, playful citrus tones, and clean black and white. You can almost smell the warm ocean breeze …

Vintage French White Plaster Palm Torchere from Chairish


Vans Shoes


Cole & Son Palm Leaves Wallpaper

Solange Knowles – Mia Moretti x Pencey – NY Magazine

Nikky Hilton’s LA home – InStyle

Christian Lacroix Sol Y Sombra Teapot



Yesterday marked the opening of the Stamford Antique & Artisan Center‘s 2nd Annual Garden Show. The fabulous garden show gave us hope of spring weather actually arriving!

It’s that time to think about entertaining outdoors making the garden another room to consider.

Through April 6th, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm peruse the vast variety of antiques for the garden and plants from over a 100 antiques and horticulture dealers. On top of all the great shopping, the Garden Show has created a massive fantasy garden. Here’s some garden shots for inspiration.

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And below are photos of a landscaping design done by Kwinter Design in Woodstock, NY. photo 1 photo 2

The sixteenth edition of the Armory Show hosted 205 galleries from 35 countries. This year’s show beat expectations, boasting strong sales and high prices. View some of our favorite works from the Contemporary and Modern Armory Shows.

Damien Hirst, Spin Painting, 2008

Tom Wesselmann, Still Life with Four Roses and Pear, 1968


Richard Serra, McKinnon’s Point, 1995

Francesco Clemente, Anna Netrebko, 2008

Patrick Jacobs –Pierogi Gallery Artists

Patrick Jacobs, 2013 – Pierogi Gallery


John O’Connor, Butterfly, 2013 – Pierogi Gallery

Julian Opi, Johanna, 2013

Olivo Barbieri, Alps, 2013 – Yancey Richards Gallery

Frank Thiel, Perito Moreno #17, 2013

Frank Thiel, Perito Moreno #17, 2013

Join Brendan, thousands of designers, and more than 300 leading companies for the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show. On Sunday, March 23rd from 2-3pm Brendan will be taking part in an Architectural Digest Designer Seminar Series panel discussion hosted by Hampton Designer Showhouse producer Tony Manning, and including designers Robert Passal and Ed Ku of Coffinier Ku Design. Created to engage the design community in a lively dialogue, the panel will be discussing what to look for in visiting a showhouse, the secrets that designers use to make their showhouse rooms both glamorous and livable, and what showhouse visitors can hope to come away with in terms of ideas for their own homes. All seminars are held in the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio on the show floor.


Brendan speaking at the 2013 Home Show



Also at the 2014 Home Show are featured areas:


Juried galleries featuring the work of more than 150 artists and designers–more than half of them exhibiting for the first time. Shop local and emerging artisans alongside international studios for the newest in original art, ceramics, glass, fine furniture, sculpture, textiles, and lighting.


The largest collection of luxury and premium kitchen, bath, and building products from more than 100 companies. Including new innovations and product launches in categories such as ovens, ranges, cooktops, ventilation, bath and decorative hardware, cabinetry, countertops, stone, tile, flooring, windows and doors, and more. Stop in for culinary demonstrations happening throughout reFRESH.


Home-furnishings brands, designers, and dealers latest designs for indoors and out. Presenting a wide range of  pieces from around the world, including contemporary and classic furniture, lighting, carpets, decorative accessories, and outdoor furnishings.


  • The Outdoor Pavillion features product showcase from Sunbrella, D’Apostrophe, Caliber Range Corporation, Stuv America, and American Range.
  • The Shops at ADHDS debuts product to buy from The Shop at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, DwellStudio + AllModern, Plat du Jour, Christophe Pourny, The American Design Club, Cire Trudon, and more.
  • More than 40 decorarted tables at DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN.