Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Wythe in Brooklyn

 The Wythe Boutique Hotel in Brooklyn is a site to behold.  A 100+ year old Textile Factory that has been VERY tastefully re-done.  The modern vibe perfectly blends with the industrial feel of the building and the addition of some classic and chic finishes provide a balance that is pretty close to my idea of perfection.  A few things I would consider a bit "cliche" or "trendy", however, there are also many timeless elements and I think they nailed it with the monochromatic color scheme throughout.

Though I haven't stayed in the rooms, I've spent time in the restaurant and common spaces and I would recommend the trek out of Manhattan to make a special trip to this very special hotel.


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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Blending the old with the new

Modern architecture paired with reclaimed barnwood = LOVE!

I would've done the interior WAY different, but I'm obsessed with the simplicity of the exterior/facade of this home.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cozy Cabin Kitchen

There are a few things I would do differently (i.e. the pendant light fixtures and the country buffet, but the overall concept of this cabin kitchen is a DREAM!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

RUSTIC no more.

This home has the perfect use of dark and light elements, collected eclectic design, and simple modern touches, but what I think sets this design off and gives it depth is the organic elements that provide warmth and texture.  

Which brings me to my point, I've changed the term "rustic" to "organic" because TOO MANY PEOPLE associate "rustic" with a white pine hunting cabin in Wyoming with a huge elk head over a cobblestone fireplace.  No mas!  From here on out, my rustic = ORGANIC!  

Friday, August 31, 2012

Interstate Food and Liquor

Someone e-mailed me about the bar-top I did for Interstate Food & Liquor down here on the Lower East Side in Manhattan.  Apparently they were angry because there are some folks that are flashing this photo all over Pinterest without rights to the photo or giving credit to it's originator...  I SAY, SHARE AWAY, life is short and I'm flattered, credit or no credit!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mid-century mishap

Pulled this mid-century lamp photo the other day and I CAN'T REMEMBER WHERE I GOT IT FROM!  HELP!  I have searched everywhere to find it so I can buy it for a client, so as a last resort I'm posting it on my blog to see if anyone else knows or has seen it!?!?  I know, there are a MILLION other mid-century options out there, but you know when you get "stuck on something" and won't quit until you find it?   Well, I am stuck and I've realized I can't do it alone... please, pretty please, help!  haha

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Feelin' a little grey today

Multiple styles that I love, all in grey:  industrial rustic modern organic.