Design Crush • CeCe Thompson

CeCe-Thompson-Green-Living-Room-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCeCe-Thompson-Bedroom-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCeCe-Thompson-Bedroom-Vanity-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCeCe-Thompson-Bedroom-Vanity-Styling-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCeCe-Thompson-Bedroom-Canopy-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI started catching up on my reading list last night, and was particularly taken with this Manhattan apartment belonging to Bunny Williams’ protege, CeCe Thomspon. I adore the mixture of impeccable antiques and modern shapes finished off with a little southern charm (CeCe’s originally from Texas)!

I must admit, I’ve never been a huge fan of canopy beds (the thought of dust kind of freaks me out) but the Lulu DK fabric is so refreshing and far from uptight – I think it would be well worth the regular steaming efforts! And did you notice the picture frame with CeCe as a baby and her mother, sitting in front of a picture of her grandmother? It’s such a wonderful way to incorporate multiple generations into one memory!

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Design Crush • Steven Gambrel

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Design Crush • Julia Reed

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There’s something about Greek Revival’s that I’m really drawn to – the classic timeless style that could be found anywhere at any time in history and not look dated. What style home would you consider your favorite?

Get The Look • Rustic Glam via Nate Burkus

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While perusing Domaine last night, and I came across this gorgeous dining room designed by Nate Berkus. I was instantly smitten by the impeccable mix of textures and genres; from the rustic wood table to the glamorous velvet chairs with their sexy brass legs, and the lovely mix of pottery combined with the “algorithm-like”(?) art is just genius! While this apartment appears to have a million dollar view of Chicago, the bones of the room are simply white walls and floors – a very attainable starting point!

Are you a fan of mixing different styles of furniture, decor and art?

Ashley Putman Strikes Again!

Ashley-Putman-Houston-Home-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAshley-Putman-Houston-Home-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI’m sure many of you remember Asheley Putnam’s gorgeous Houston home published in Lonny back in 2010 – that English roll arm sofa and the cobalt blue dining room makes me weak in the knees!

Ashley-Putman-Houston-Home-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAshley-Putman-Houston-Home-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJWell, Mrs. Putman has been at it again by way of this 19th-century farmhouse located in the sleepy town of Fayetteville, TX. Ashley and her husband restored the dilapidated clapboard abode to pure perfection, resulting in a quaint charm that I think can only be found in older homes.

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Mix Without Trying to Match

Juan-Carretero-Living-Room-Lonny-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI was flipping through the new Lonny last night and completely fell in love with this Hudson, NY home belonging to interior designer Juan Carretero and his partner David Usborne. I feel like so many published rooms today look like tear outs from a Pottery Barn catalog, and while some their spreads are quite beautiful, they completely lack personality and substance. From the gorgeous parquet floors to the mixture of Gustavian and 18th century French antiques, this home is a complete treasure trove of naturally collected curiosities!

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Do you have any collections? If so, what’s your style when it comes to displaying them? Do you group them all together, or scatter them throughout your home?

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The Simplicity of Blue & White

Rebecca-de-Ravenel's-West-Village-Apartment-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI know Rebecca de Ravenel’s West Village apartment  has already made a few rounds in the blogosphere and Pinterest, but it’s just so good I couldn’t resist sharing! A gorgeous palette of blue and white was carried throughout the home, and I think it’s a true testament to a strict color scheme done well! Not only is it beautiful in its simplicity, but also quite versatile. Items can be moved around the apartment with ease to accommodate guests, while different genres of art and styles of furniture fuse seamlessly. The mixture of patterns and textures is brilliantly executed, layering in the perfect amount of depth!

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Design Crush • Candace Bushnell

Candace-Bushnell-Greenwich-Village-Apartment-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJWhile I’m sure Candace Bushnell’s Greenwich Village abode isn’t anything new to many of you, I had completely forgotten how much I adored the living room! Situated in a 1920’s apartment building – reputedly built for bachelors making their millions on Wall Street – the 11 foot ceilings and arched windows are quintessential pre-war Manhattan architecture.

Candace-Bushnell-Greenwich-Village-Apartment-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCandace-Bushnell-Greenwich-Village-Apartment-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI love the soft pastel color palette, gold-leafed accents and antique French furnishings paired with a few unexpected touches, like the leather Moroccan poufs! The glass coffee table keeps the space open, but if it had been me I would have gone with something a little bit more modern – the Barcelona Coffee Table perhaps? – to mix up the periods and styles just a tad bit more.

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I love finding images I had somehow mentally lost track of and falling in love with them all over again! Do you ever find yourself doing the same?

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Design Crush • @oscarprgirl

Erika-Bearman's-Southampton-home-designed-by-Miles-Redd-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJOut of all the social media outlets (and gosh, do we have enough of them?!), Instagram is by far my preferred platform for sharing little bits and pieces about my day, and I love following other people for inspiration and a few laughs! One of my many favorite users is @oscarprgirl, aka: Erika Bearman, Senior Vice President of Communications at Oscar de la Renta. So imagine my delight when the social media darling’s Southampton home – decorated by one of my all-time-favorite designers, Miles Redd – was featured in this month’s Elle Decor!

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What’s your favorite social media platform? You can find me at @christinedicorcia

A Lovely Greek Revival in Sag Harbor

Sag-Harbor-Hamptons-Greek-Revival-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJGreek revivals are by far one of my favorite styles of architecture for a country or beach house, and this one located in the quaint town of Sag Harbor is an absolute gem! Belonging to fashion designer Beth Blake of THREAD (love their bridesmaid dresses!), and her family of four, the abode boasts classic historical features notorious to Greek revivals, and an updated color palette, resulting in a home that is both current and classic – the best combination in my opinion!

Sag-Harbor-Hamptons-Greek-Revival-Living-Room-Fireplace-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignRegarding the aesthetics, Blake said: “We wanted it to feel like your grandmother lived there—but a grandmother who had really great taste.” My own grandmother is my creative muse and backboard for many of my designs, so I absolutely love this description!

Sag-Harbor-Hamptons-Greek-Revival-Living-Room-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignSag-Harbor-Hamptons-Greek-Revival-Kitchen-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignSag-Harbor-Greek-Revival-Yellow-Eat-In-Breakfast-Nook-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignSag-Harbor-Hamptons-Greek-Revival-Staircase-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignThe carved details on the staircase is exceptional, and I adore the vintage daybed on the landing – the perfect spot to curl up and read a book on a rainy day! I think the steps are also important to note, as they’re a great example of what to do when the floor boards need to be replaced. It looks like the wide wood planked floors in the rest of the house are original and in great condition. Trying to stain the steps the same color as the floors is virtually impossible,so choosing a completely different finish with a matching banister is a great alternative!

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