Friday, July 4, 2014

Gorgeous Gallery Walls {featured on Travelshopa!}



Sorry for the silence, it has been a super busy couple of weeks here in sunny Singapore! I am working a bunch of fun new projects and am also so excited to be collaborating with Travelshopa, an inspiring online community dedicated to local shopping, travel and style! My first article is a piece featuring 3 surefire ways to create a gorgeous gallery wall. 

You can see all my designer tips here! Hope you enjoy!





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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

House Tour: Nantucket Updated!



In honor of the long Memorial Day weekend in the States and the official kick off to summer, I had to share this amazing updated beach house by Jeffery Alan MarksThere are a lot of beautiful beach homes but it's not often I spot one as fresh and unexpected as this Nantucket beauty. I love the worn vintage pieces layered against the cool, white crispness of the interior architecture. The decor nods to traditional New England seaside home but feels so modern as well - no fussy sea shell collections here! I especially like the use of warm reds, turquoise, and lots of black, white and gray to balance the classic beach blues. Honestly, I could move right in! Any details you love?









Happy Memorial Day or just happy beginning to summer!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Trend Spotting: Concrete Countertops


I am working on a few kitchen re-designs at the moment and while I adore the classic beauty of marble or honed granite countertops, I am recently loving all of the fantastic concrete counters I see popping up! I really like the industrial, rustic vibe they lend and concrete can be a cost effective, easy to customize, and unexpected alternative. The surface is porous but when properly sealed it can wear really well! It's not for someone who wants a perfectly uniform surface but it does offer lovely texture and variation. I especially like the juxtaposition of concrete with more organic finishes like natural wood or hand made tiles. Here are a few of my favorite examples of concrete at work. . .










Have you had any experience with concrete counters?

If you are handy, check out Little Green Notebook's very detailed DIY here! And by the way her entire laundry room re-do is completely amazing!!!


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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Springtime Travels & Beautiful Branches!


Hi Everyone, I'm back! 

So sorry for my silence, I was lucky enough to be traveling around the US seeing family and best friends and was just too much of a busy bee to check in! I missed my husband and design work here in Singapore terribly but loved every moment in the states, especially my last week soaking up the lovely spring time weather in NYC. I was just in time to catch the cherry blossoms and loved seeing large arrangements of flowering branches in loads of restaurants and shops - such a classic and naturally beautiful look! Plus, flowering branches will last weeks longer than cut blooms. Here are a few of my favorite inspirations. . . .







Happy Spring! 

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Singapore Style: Master Bedroom Sneak Peak

Just a quick peak into my afternoon . . . I am working on a Master Bedroom makeover for a young family here in Singapore. We were aiming for something functional and easy to maintain but still fresh and stylish. Here are two possible directions, I love how much impact switching out art and lighting can have! 

So, which is your favorite? 




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Monday, March 31, 2014

Product Spotting: SINCOLxmt Wall Tapes!


Have you guys seen these amazing SINCOLxmt Tapes? Made in Japan, the oversized washi tapes are made of rice paper, adhere so easily to walls and furniture, and can be removed with no damage at all - just like temporary wallpaper! Perfect for rental spaces or those of us that like to change our minds often. If you are not traveling to Japan soon they are also sold online here and here! So much fun right? I love them for kids rooms but really the possibilities are endless. . . 








This vibrant basket weave might be my favorite inspiration. Could be just perfect for the next RedMart offices . . . . 


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Monday, March 24, 2014

Artist Spotlight: James Nares



"It just seemed to me that there was enough going on within a single brushstroke to tell a story" 
- James Nares


The works of painter James Nares are an absolute favorite among both collectors and designers, and it's not hard to see why! I love spotting his work pop up in spaces done by so many of the top decorators and it's amazing to see the incredible range of styles these lively works can compliment. I especially am drawn to the dynamic format of Nares' canvases - they are so bold and modern but also so rich and warm with organic texture. And the vibrant single hues he picks for each work are fantastic! 

Do you love Nares' work as much as me?  






This shot is so fabulous, even only partially visible, the cobalt blue print gives energy to the whole space!

Love them as a mis-matched pair!



Nares at work - what a creative process! Perhaps inspired by Jackson Pollack?

The artist's sun filled studio.


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