Five Wallpaper Patterns To Update Your Walls

Thibaut - Palm Springs Cork

Thibaut - Songyue Wallpaper

Thibaut - Bridgewater Damask -Serendipity collection

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Wallpaper has come a long way since grandma’s house. The selections of wallpaper on the market today are amazing.  Sometimes finding the perfect pattern for the project could be overwhelming.  With a color design plan in hand, the patterns and color come together beautifully to give each room in the house the attention it deserves.  Are you considering wallpaper for your home?    Please tell, what pattern are you crazy about?






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Power Monday: Rose Gold

rose goldHappy Monday!  I have a rose gold crush.  For busy working women, the look is simple and feminine without the flowers.  An oversize rose wool-blend gabardine coat is a great essential to drape over the shoulders on cool mornings.  Rose gold is fresh and adds a little sparkle to Monday morning.


Image: Polyvore 
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Raise Your Glass to Autumn

Autumn arrived this week. Time for apple pie, pumpkin lattes and bonfires. Celebrate the arrival of autumn with an apple picking party.  Enjoy the great outdoors and feast on delicious crisp apples.  Golden delicious apples are my favorite.


Decorate the table with seasonal fall flowers.


Serve a signature cocktail to celebrate.


Display your pickings in harvest baskets.


Linen tea towels make a lovely thank you gift.


If you are in the tri-state New York area, come visit the apple orchards in Warwick, NY.  We have the best orchards around. Happy Weekend!


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Dwell on Design New York Giveaway

With 15 years of the best modern homes, Dwell Magazine is bringing Dwell on Design to New York for a 3-day celebration of design starting Oct. 2 thru Oct. 4.  Dwell on Design NY takes place at Skylight Clarkson Sq. located in the heart of SoHo.  The 3-day event will feature world-class speakers, product demonstrations, continuing education classes for architects and design professionals, and seminars for design-seeking consumers.  With over 3,800 design enthusiasts attending last year, this is one event you don’t want to miss.  For those of you thinking, I’m just traditional, nothing could be further from the truth.  Yes, I enjoy modern design also.  As a decorator, it’s important to keep learning about all things design.


Photo via Dwell On Design

You know I love a good home tour.  Dwell on Design will deliver some of Manhattan’s amazing contemporary homes – from a Tribeca loft rediscovered for a modern family, to a beautiful West Village oasis.   Five Dwell Home Tours will take place on Saturday, October 3.

Tribeca Loft, Location: New York NY, Architect: Andrew Franz Architect
Image ©Albert Vecerka/Esto

You’ll also meet award-winning architects and designers on each tour, including Low-Line designer James Ramsey, Matthew Bremer, and Cezign. You can also catch each of the designers in a preview of the projects during “Meet the Architects,” on Thursday October 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at AIANY’s 2015 Archtober Hall in the South Street Seaport.


Photo Jenna Bascom

Now for the good news.   LG is giving away two tickets to Dwell on Design New York. With the giveaway, we’re also offering two tickets to the cocktail event so you can experience LG’s VIP cocktail kick off in partnership with Dwell prior to the show.   All you have to do is follow me on Twitter @idhomedecor  leave a comment with the hashtag #dwellondesign by midnight Thursday, Sept. 24.  I will pick two random winners  and announce them on Friday, Sept. 25 on Twitter. For more information on the event visit

Good Luck!


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Entertaining: Ease Into Autumn

Colorful leaves and cool weather signal the arrival of autumn.  This time of year is great for entertaining and catching up with friends after a long summer. I love tabletop and gathering at the table to share appetizers or a full meal.  Time to unpack the sweaters and think cozy autumn décor.


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linen napkinstumblers and table top

Happy Entertaining!


Image: AndGeorge Tabletop: One Kings Lane 


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Power Monday: Desk Envy

Happy Monday! If you have to sit at a desk, it should be beautiful. This one is gorgeous.  A perfect pairing of chic, glam and leopard, which you know I love.  The closet/office space belongs to Rachel, fashion blogger and jewelry designer, over at Pink Peonies.   Take the complete tour here.


Get The Look:

Robert Abbey – Mary McDonald Lamp /Horchow – Bernhardt Anjali Writing Desk


Thanks for stopping by.




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Refresh Your Space With Beautiful Lighting

Sometimes all you need is a little change like replacing an outdated lighting fixture to give a room a fresh look.  Most rooms need layered lighting for a well-lit room.  Circa Lighting has a wide selection of floor lamps, table lamps, wall sconces, ceiling lights and chandeliers.  Visiting a designer showhouse is a great way to see new products and see them installed in rooms.   Here is some eye candy of Circa Lighting fixtures spotted at the Hampton Designer Showhouse and the Coastal Living Showhouse.


Petal Scone

Petal Sconce by Barbara Barry Bronze




Mill Ceiling Light by AERIN gilded




Grande George Balustrade Chandelier

Grande George Balustrade Chandelier by E. F. Chapman, crystal / polished nickel




Ralph Lauren Flor Lamp

Upper Fifth Floor Lamp by Ralph Lauren parchment leather / brass

Circa Lighting has a new showroom in Greenwich, CT at 21 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830.


Images: Circa Lighting

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Celebrate Orange This Autumn

Happy Labor Day! Heading into autumn, I’m embracing all things orange and white. Tory Burch sweater, white slipcovers with orange trim. Why not, orange walls. Orange and white is crisp and current.

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CuratedKravet pieces are a great selection to update a room for fall.

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What color is inspiring you now?


Fashion and Décor/Tory Burch/Traditional Home/CuratedKravet


 Broste Steel Chandelier, Brass/crystal stone cocktail table and Dillon Zebra Cowhide rug



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Fashion and Décor Tory Burch Traditional Home






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Country At Home: Living Room House Tour

Hard to believe a year has gone by since we moved into our country house.  The interesting thing about this house is that it is the spec house for a 50 and over community development.  It has been an interesting experience.  I thought I would want to downsize, but just the opposite is true.  We have learned that we are not there yet.  We love having large family gatherings and want more room. The house has an open feel and the landlord left window treatments and pastel walls, I managed to design around them.  Here is a little house tour of our living room. changes1 The feeling of the house is light and airy.  Rather than fight the pastel colors, I incorporated blue and white pottery in every room.  The colors work well. DSC00044 A mix of pillows from high and low sources add color. IMG_0012 I took a little trip to Eddie Ross’ estate sale and was lucky to find Lucite candle holders and match holder. changes2 The house has a French country feel.  I incorporated a French chair and pillow I found at HomeGoods.  A vintage garden stool from Lambertville serves as a side table. changes3 Vintage chairs, Lucite table and pillows make for a cozy corner near the window to work.  The pillows are from Madcap Cottage. Our family has enjoyed many celebrations in this space.  Nothing is too precious.  We use our living room and enjoy gathering around the fireplace come autumn.  It was fun decorating this home with vintage finds, HomeGoods and a few of finds from my designer friends. Thanks for stopping by. ivy

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Everyday Essentials

Here we go! The kids are almost back in school.  Getting everyone back to a schedule is what I like about September.  Looking forward to everyday life is more fun with essentials that make me feel good. I love a soft cardigan for cool mornings and the scent of fresh flowers.  Chanel is my signature scent and a little leopard when I can.  Makeup works wonders and a great stylish tote bag to pick up and go round up my everyday essentials this week.   What keeps you going come Monday morning?  Happy Power Monday!


Image: Polyvore

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