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Creating Cozy Forts

“I love this photo from IKEA’s holiday mailing! My grandmother would help me make forts with blankets under her dining room table. It was my favorite thing to do and I still remember the feeling of being so cozy and safe and happy in my little fort. Did you make a fort with blankets and a table as a kid? Remember & savor that wonderful feeling. My wish for you is to feel like that in your home & your heart during this unusual holiday season & every season!”

Stylish Cocktail Bar Martini

Hors d’oeuvres are up and a reverse martini à la Julia Child.
Makes 1 Cocktail
2 oz. vermouth (preferably Ransom Dry)
1 oz. London dry gin
1 caperberry
Stir vermouth and gin in an ice-filled shaker. Strain into a chilled martini glass; garnish with a caperberry.

Stylish Cocktail Bar

From Martinis to Manhattans this bar can handle it! A stylish bar for stylish clients! And always love working with Town & Country Kitchen and Bath.

Looking forward to having cocktails again with friends and family. 🍸 This bar, from our #unionaveproject , is perfect for mixing up cocktail favorites!

Now where did that bartender go? 😉 Cheers!

Photo: Mike Van Tassell Photography Design Collaboration: Brassard Designs #zendesigns #brassarddesigs#stylishbar #zendecorating

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!