There’s something about keeping live flowers that helps me forget about the bitter cold. I recommend anyone fighting off the winter blues to run out (seriously run; it’s literally freezing outside!) and purchase something green for your home. Potted spring bulbs will come to life sooner indoors than their outside counterparts, giving off a beautiful show of the coming season. Be sure to choose Fair Trade Certified flowers and plants.
In the meantime, here’s a tropical orchid I have at home – maybe it will do the trick!
We’re excited to announce Kwinter & Co. has been named one of Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine’s 2015 Gold List featured New York designers. It’s an honor to be included in the select guide to the Architects, Interior Designers, Home Builders and Landscape Architects who have appeared in the pages of Luxe over the past 18 months. What a great start to the New Year!
Pamela Jaccarino, Luxe Interiors + Design VP and Editor-in-Chief says the Gold List is, “an opportunity to celebrate this amazing talent we’ve highlighted in our many editions all year and bring them together in one issue. The people behind these projects represents the DNA of our magazine – and their stunning work continues to influence and inspire both our readers and the design industry at large.”
The 2015 Gold List featuring design professionals across the country – from LA and the Pacific Northwest to Chicago and New York – is available now.
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.
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!
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.
Harris Tweed of Scotland
Chanel Edinburgh Collection
Muriel Brandolini Manhattan Kitchen for Elle Decor
Osborne & Little Morlich Collection
cb2 Lamu Plaid Pouf
Safah Plaid Sheets
Pendleton Tartan Plates
Taylor Swift on Good Morning America
Holland and Sherry
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
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We love these playful new equestrian-inspired wallpapers from Hermes!
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 …
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.
- Warm Thoughts on a Cold Winter Day
- Kwinter & Co named to Luxe Magazine 2015 Gold List
- Swell Youthful Yellows & Chic Chartreuses
- Entertaining Coffee Tables
- Touches of Tartan – Fun with Winter Plaids
- Recent Finds @ the Antique & Artisan Center
- Tonight & Tomorrow! Houzz Seminars for Designers & Architects