Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Crazy For Kyoto Tile!

There are a few tiles out there that I just need to have or at least want to use in a client's project. I am loving the Kyoto Tile By Artistic Tile! It is thin and long 2x9 and can be installed in a subway, brick or herringbone pattern for added interest. Did I mention that it shimmers!  I think that is what drew me to it, it has depth. It gives the feel of a handmade tile with subtle imperfection but yet streamlined with great neutral finish choices to suit today's classic kitchens or bathrooms!
I hope my client loves it as much I do.  The safe choice is the white but I am leaning towards either the bronze or steel for added reflective quality because the space has a slightly moroccan vibe. Stay tuned for the decision, and until then check these out HERE!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Is Bigger Better- Kitchen Cabinet Pulls!

I am revamping a client's established kitchen. Her cabinets are tall, dark and streamlined. I have been toying with the idea of really large pulls, but hoping to find them in antique brass. I see the trend towards large European Pulls and I like them in some cases but not sure that they work well in all just because they are the hot thing! I think they may work for my client because her cabinetry has a slightly modern feel, but again I think I may want to soften the look with a different finish. What are your thoughts on the new wave of extra long cabinet pulls?

House Beautiful- Ina Garten





Carnemark- Houzz


Monday, April 21, 2014

Darryl Carter At Kips Bay!

I am so excited for this year's Kips Bay Decorator Show House! It is at The Mansion on Madison formerly The Villard House,which is attached to the New York Palace.  I will be a docent there on the 13th and 14th of next month, not sure what room I will be in as of yet but I am dreaming of Darryl Carter's! I have long been a fan of his work and style.  His books "The New Traditionalist" and "The Collected Home" have been my go to books for peaceful design inspiration.  I for one cannot wait to see what he has in store for us at Kips Bay this year.  I also would love to take a road trip to visit his new Boutique located on 1320 Ninth Street, Washington DC.  It is chock full of antiques and pieces made especially for Darryl that are keeping inline with  his subtle yet textured and patina laden design.  So what do you think Darryl's room will look like? Will he surprise us with color or keep that peaceful well worn retreat feel that he is famous for.. we will see!  Get your tickets and information about this years house Here.Happy Monday everyone!

Lions are big at Darryl's boutique!

Or lions can be small too, I love these!!

Love the concrete bowls for texture too!

Credit-Elle Decor