Great new resources for good design in New York include Todd Merrill Studio, Hudson Furniture, Adrianna Shamaris,  Espasso, Michael Curry Mosaics, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery,  artist Jose Parla,  the east village graffiti, the Metropolitan Museum  (David Hockney and Leonardo DeVinci shows running simultaneously), the Whitney Museum, the windows at Bergdorf and Clodagh Design.      Clodagh passionately believes that good design supports well being and that it can transform peoples lives.  I believe that as well.

GOOD DESIGN – Graffiti in the East Village – inspiration for a rug

Graffiti to make into a rug

New York is paradise for the design cognoscente – hip furnishings, dive bars with attitude and influences from around the world.

GOOD DESIGN – The windows at Bergdorf (by Artist Ashley Longshore) – wallpaper idea

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GOOD DESIGN – The Ginkgo Lounge Chair by Unek Environments  $2154

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TIME TO DESIGN – Vietnam Inspiration

November 25, 2017

On a recent trip to Vietnam I experienced design that reflected an astoundingly simple concept – nature is alive and vital to interior spaces, light can complement architectural details that are refined and clever, and simplicity drives a confidant and compelling atmosphere.  Incorporating sustainable design strategies that connect people with nature in interiors is healthy […]

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TIME TO DESIGN – Seven Lessons from Gorgeous Women

September 13, 2017

Gorgeous women create environments around them to emphasize their passions, beauty, compassion and talent. Their lessons in decor  can be adapted to our own lives with a few tweaks.. Oprah Winfrey has many homes but this one in Montecito is Glam – O – Rus. Lesson #1 – buy the best art you can afford. […]

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TIME TO DESIGN – CHARITY HAS A NEW LOOK at Casa House

June 16, 2017

 CASA  has a new home at 960 Clarkson, Denver, Colorado.  CASA ( Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for neglected and abused children.  I worked with ASID interior designer’s to help shape the new interiors into a welcoming environment. Custom Stained Glass Windows in the dining room by Ann Wolff (annwollf.com). The dining […]

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TIME TO DESIGN – Party Design

June 9, 2017

An interior designer can help pull a party look together with style and taste that coordinates with your home decor. (photos from Hal-Leonard photography) Last month a client asked me to help with decor for a bridal shower. We moved furniture into the garage and went to the local event rental store for tables, linens and chairs, […]

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TIME TO DESIGN – Outdoor Lifestyles

May 21, 2017

    DEDON FOR OUTDOOR LIVING Living in the open air is part of lifestyles all over the world. Sometimes its of necessity but SOMETIMES its a pleasure.  Today great outdoor furniture is a luxury that enhances the experience of outdoor living.  Whether by lakes or by forests, in cities or urban settings the style […]

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April 25, 2017

Party  Perfect – Knowing how to pull off decorating a gorgeous tablescape and then adding all the food and beverages to make people swoon is a unique talent.  I recently came across an instagram feed called Casadeperrin that showcases some of the most beautiful tables I have ever seen.  The food and wine details are […]

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the blog TIME TO DESIGN

March 18, 2017

INTERIORS AND THE ABSTRACT ART OF S NOEL Everything about art is important to a well curated interior.   When chosen spontaneously art adds an interesting dimension to a room.When chosen with deliberation it can add drama and sophistication that rewards the viewer every time they step into the space.   I think we should always […]

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TIME TO DESIGN – Accessories

March 9, 2017

Rooms just are not complete until you add the final layer of stuff.  You know, the hurricane vases, the books, the flowers, the sculptures, the lamps, the plants and other interesting object de maison – French for house stuff. My favorite accessory to start with are coffee table books.  Rizzoli and Taschen are my go […]

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THE LAMPS IN THE ROOM

March 3, 2017

RULES OF THUMB lamps with 3 way switches give you a wide range of illumination use dimmers to create variable light keep lamps proportional to the table they are sitting on the bottom of the lamp shade should be at eye level when you are seated For a well designed interior lamps should be considered […]

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