Design Crush • Federico de Vera’s Train Station

Federico-de-Vera-Train-Station-Turned-Home-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJFederico-de-Vera-Train-Station-Turned-Home-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJdevera-EDC-04-14-6-xln-xlndevera-EDC-04-14-13-xln-xlndevera-EDC-04-14-14-xln-xlndevera-EDC-04-14-10-xln-xlnThere’s a level of quaintness found in older architecture that’s impossible to duplicate in its modern counterpart. Sometimes it’s the history that passes through the hallways, other times it’s moldings or woodwork that’s impossible (or completely uneconomical) to mirror, but most often I find it’s the little elements of quirkiness that would unlikely be duplicated in new contraction.

Such is the case found in this 1875 train station Federico de Vera transformed into his country home, utterly whimsical with it’s slanted ceilings, narrow hallways and ticket office turned living room. Plus, I’d imagine most little boys once dreamed of living in a real train station!

Design Crush • Karlie Kloss’ West Village Town House

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Happy Friday to you all! Any fun plans for the weekend?

Decorating With Greens

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Happy Friday! I must say this week has been a long one! I’m so ready to relax, have a little romantic dinner date with Billy, go for a good run or two, some possible thrifting and brunch with my girlfriends! What are your plans?

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Design Crush • Steven Gambrel

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The Magic of White Walls

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When I design a room, paint is almost always one of the last pieces of the puzzle, as it’s all of these other items that dictate the color scheme.What’s your preference when it comes to paint? Do you prefer bright-colored walls, or more muted tones?

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?

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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In The Country

Tom-Scheerer-Andalusia-PA-Entry-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI love cities for their culture, restaurants and museums, but deep down I really prefer the laid back vibe of beach and country towns for my day-to-day. There’s something very calming about returning home to a quiet neighborhood after a hectic day of work, and I relish the serene environment found in our little bungalow by the beach!

Around this time of the year I yearn to spend more time in the country, admiring mother nature’s grand finale of foliage! Tom Scheerer maintains one of my favorite country portfolios out there, boasting his signature collected, relaxed and well-lived in style.

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I picked up Mr. Scheerer’s new book last month, and these images do not even scratch the surface of its gorgeous contents – highly recommend!!!

Are you more of a city person, or do you prefer country/beach towns?

The Queen of Shelter Magazines Returns

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I was browsing through my bloglovin’ feed yesterday, and nearly fell off the sofa when I saw this post regarding Condé Nast relaunching Domino Magazine with Michelle Adams as editor-in-chief!!! I’d heard rumors of similar news here and there, but didn’t want to get my hopes up. I was really bummed when Ms. Adams left Lonny, feeling the content just wasn’t the same. So to hear the rumors are actually true – albeit through a Facebook update – has me giddy with delight! In celebration, I’ve gathered a few of my favorite Domino images for your viewing pleasure!

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