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Design Newsletter, Fall 2017

The new 2018 Color of the Year, Caliente AF-290, showed up in many manufacturer showrooms in our trip this month to High Point NC for the annual Fall Market. Red was shown in accessories, upholstery and textiles. It paired nicely with our favorite neutrals adding excitement and energy…

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Secret Project, Stay Tuned!

We have a SECRET PROJECT  in the works! DW Design & Decor & CJ Guilliano of the CCI Group have something fun planned for 2018. No hints…(but it involves a screen…) Stay Tuned! 

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Orange You Happy It’s October?

The color that best represents the season and this time of year is ORANGE! We love it in all its forms, from warmer red-orange to brighter yellow-orange to its more rust-brown relative. Whatever the hue, it’s a comfortable and inviting color that can be enjoyed year round…

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Pattern Play with Geometrics

Geometric design can be used in the building of structures, the interior of spaces and in the fashion world. From a modern sitting room to a traditional dining room, geometrics are sure to be a showstopper no matter the style…

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Riverside Drive Photos

Beautiful photos from completed Riverside Drive, Manhattan project are ready to view. Take a look at this gorgeous solution, complete with breathtaking Hudson River views!

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Naturally Neutral with Textured Solids

Aspen is also known for its outrageous homes and architecture. Every structure is built to capitalize on the incredible views outside the windows. Whether they are views of the mountains far away, or of clusters of Aspen Trees, nature is the artwork! My July guest blog for Greenhouse Fabrics is all about choosing fabrics and furnishings that do not compete with the outside beauty…

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Chihuly @Botanical Gardens, NY

Each piece was masterfully incorporated into the natural scenery to look as if Mother Nature herself lent a hand. These one-of-a-kind installations highlight the synergy between Chihuly’s organic shapes and the natural environment…

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Fabrics Fit for a Royal Oasis

Blue and white is a classic pairing that never goes out of style. We see this color combination predominately in home decor and all things fashion. There are endless shades of blue and white combinations which create a beautiful and cohesive space…

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WithIt New York Design Tour 2017

WithIt is a Women’s Leadership Development Network that aims to encourage and develop leadership, mentoring, education and networking opportunities for professional women in the home and furnishings industries…

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Design Newsletter, May 2017

After 30 years in her 750 sq ft. condo, it was time for an overhaul. Everything was outdated or just plain falling apart. DONATE, ELIMATE or KEEP were the names of the piles created after going through decades of collecting. The condo is now empty and the construction has started!

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The common element throughout is good design. There’s always a reason why an element is chosen for a certain place, whether it’s a colorful painting in a room or a specific fabric on a chair. There’s also a functionality to every item that is unique to each project’s solution. It’s sort of like an oversized jigsaw puzzle with a place and reason for each piece.