Surely Chic, {room of the week}

Celerie Kemble certainly didn’t hold back when designing the model apartment for N.Y.’s upper east side Manhattan House. I especially love the dramatic foyer and living area! These rooms aren’t for the faint of heart but they do prove you really can’t go wrong with black, taupe, gray and white..{she throws a hint of coral in to break things up, well done Celerie – adoring your work lately!}

images: luxurist 

Picture Perfect – Room{s} of the week

I just began a new project for an existing client. They live in a large old house. I’m excited to move the job downstairs to the living room and foyer.  The upstairs bedrooms are almost {key word being almost}  finished. Their style is what I refer to as “updated traditional”.  I am going to finish up their concept board this week but I’ve already shopped the design center for most of the fabrics. I’ve been drawn to traditional interiors with a modern edge lately. I think they feel lived in, as though they have evolved over time but still fresh. The two rooms above by Ashley Whittaker fall perfectly into this style. I love the mix of pattern, texture, color and objects in these adjoining rooms.  They each have an identity of their own but work so well together. Creating a cohesive whole,  is the key to “great” design!
Have a good day!! I have something exciting to share with you tomorrow, so do check back. I think you’ll like it! – Julie