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!

Stay warm!
‪#‎Love‬ ‪#‎WarmThoughts‬


 

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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!

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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.

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Design by Brendan Kwinter

Kwinter Design

Design by Brendan Kwinter

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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

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Design by Richard McGeehan

Channing Tatum with Jenna Dewan Tatum in Carolina Herrera

Channing Tatum with Jenna Dewan Tatum in Carolina Herrera

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Hermes

Gidon Bing's Studio via The Selby

Gidon Bing’s Studio via The Selby

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Phineas Cole

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CHANEL

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Design by Brendan Kwinter

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Naomi Watts

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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!

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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.

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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
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Osborne & Little Morlich Collection

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safah_plaid_sheets  Safah Plaid Sheets
 Pendleton Tartan Plates

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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.

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$20 donation to the Food Bank for Westchester

Locations/Times:
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: houzz-events.eventbrite.com

 

 


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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

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Vans Shoes

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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

 


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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