Kitchen in Architectural Digest!

All ready for fall!

All ready for fall! David loves the owl so he’s always part of the decor. Shop your own home for fun things that reflect the warmth or the textures and colors of autumn – I like “autumn” more than “fall”! Baskets are all the rrage and look great grouped together. Gather together art, ceramics, branches of golden, Burnt orange and brilliant red leaves. Add some adorable mini pumpkins and voila your fall vignette!

Creating a new master bathroom – creamier, softer palette & wood tones is the new trending look.

Creating a new master bathroom for a client with the @Divine Miss M”-Donna Martin from Tiled Interiors in Red Bank. Such a blast working together! We spark each other‘s creativity. This creamier, softer palette & wood tones is the new trending look.

Reflecting Good Things

My good friend Lisa sent me this picture of Coco – Love her reflection and also that the two smaller balls are reflected. Having things you love reflected back to you doubles the love. <3

Shinrin-Yoku~ Forest Bathing

Relaxing at the magical Mohonk Mountain House! Doing some Japanese “Shinrin-Yoku”better known as “Forest Bathing” for de-stressing & relaxation, some canoeing & of course overindulging with 3 meals a day included!  Choosing the calming colors of forests and nature are always good Feng Shui for your home and your well-being.  #forestbathing #shinrinyoku

Library Au Courant (Trending)

The home library is trending big now. Create a room, space or a cozy corner surrounded by books and magazines that ignite your imagination, bring a sense of calm, inspire you to follow your passions or transport you to exotic destinations around the world. Here you have the world at your fingertips, what are you going to do with it?

#library #trending #brassarddesigns#zendesigns #zenlibrary

Why a Fire Pit is a great idea even more now!

1. Adds a Multi-Season Space ~ Create a space that encourages you to be out more to enjoy the fresh air.
2. Ambiance and warmth ~ On colder night, wrap yourself in a warm blanket and enjoy the fire’s glow and the dancing of the flames. The light of the fire draw us closer and wraps its warmth around us. (Keep a few blankets draped on chairs for additional warmth).
3. Add a spark into your romance ~ Enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine and being with your loved one.
4. Fireside Entertainment ~ Perfect for safe social distancing. Invite friends and family over, arranging chairs around your fire pit and have a great time. No fire is the same, so it is always welcoming, warming and mesmerizing.
5. Get Cookin’ ~ Who doesn’t love roasting marshmallows and making s’mores…be creative!

Counter Height

Interior Design FYI ~ The the optimal height for countertops is 36″. Most cabinet bases are 34.5″ high, with toe kick & countertop thickness of 1.5 “. Or you can order custom cabinets for your desired height.

The Design Process

The design process and how it starts with the messy samples, to neat selections to the final install!






Re-purposing

”Silver balls transplanted!” These wonderful silver balls looked great in my clients garden here in New Jersey. Now they’re making a second appearance in her new home in Florida where they look fabulous beside the pool. Love Re-purposing!