Mix & Match • Kitchen Cabinets

Contrasting-Cabinets-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJContrasting-Cabinets-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJContrasting-Cabinets-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJMara-Roszak-and-Alex-Polillo-Home-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-4Contrasting-Cabinets-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJKitchen remodels are costly – averaging around $30,000 nationwide – so many folks usually air on the side of caution and opt for something traditional. I have to admit, I did this in The Bungalow and I still adore our all white cabinets. However one trend in kitchen design that seems to be here to stay – therefore no longer qualifying it as a “trend” – is contrasting cabinets. Now, if you were to go with a very daring color, say bright green perhaps, it may put a time stamp on the design. However, choosing two traditional shades is a much safer route. It’s also very kid-friendly if you select a darker shade on the bottom (black, grey, navy or a dark wood stain) which can hide little fingerprints from sight, and white on the top keeping the room bright and airy.

What are your thoughts on contrasting cabinets?

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Design Crush • Sasha Bikoff’s Tribecca Maisonette

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Nook Of The Week • Amanda Peet’s Breakfast Nook

Amanda-Peet's-Breakfast-Nook-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy a few sq. ft. of impeccably executed space, and Amanda Peet’s little breakfast nook is pretty perfect in my opinion! I adore the colorful menagerie of pillows and cushions, warm rustic wood table and mixture of modern white chairs (keeping them all the same color was key!). The banquet also serves as a divider, designating a distinct dining and living space, while still maintaining an open floor plan where conversation and light can flow back and forth between- genius!

How do you feel about kitchen banquets? People usually either love or hate them.

Design Crush • Patrick and Jillian Dempsey’s Malibu Home

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Although the home is situated in Malibu, it doesn’t scream California to me (which I like!). The decor inside could fit in with so many different locals – an Aspen chalet or NYC apartment immediately come to mind!

On a totally random note – have any of you started watching the new season of House of Cards? The first episode totally blew me away -what?!!!! Don’t think Billy and I will be fulfilling many PM social obligations this week!

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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?

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?

Design Crush • Cynthia Collins

Cynthia-Collins-Dallas-Home-Living-Room-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJMixing different styles and periods of furniture into one room is no easy task. It can often come across as disjointed and out of place. But when done right, it’s one of my favorite “looks” in interior design! Cynthia Collins brilliantly pulled this off in her Dallas Texas home, where she orchestrated a colorful but restrained color feminine palette, and medley of textures.

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Cynthia-Collins-Dallas-Home-Bedroom-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCynthia-Collins-Dallas-Home-Bathroom-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAre you a fan of mixing different styles and periods of furniture in your home, or do you prefer to stick with one genre?

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My Expectations Were Met

Ali-Cayne-West-Village-Apartment-via-DiCorcia-Design-NY-NJAli-Cayne-West-Village-Apartment-via-DiCorcia-Design-NY-NJAli-Cayne-West-Village-Apartment-via-DiCorcia-Design-NY-NJo_52278c449ac35f065d60706bAli-Cayne-West-Village-Apartment-via-DiCorcia-Design-NY-NJAli-Cayne-West-Village-Apartment-via-DiCorcia-Design-NY-NJAli-Cayne-West-Village-Apartment-via-DiCorcia-Design-NY-NJo_52278c499ac35f19675b02ddI spent the better half of Saturday morning perusing through the new Domino magazine, and to my delight, the relaunched publication did not disappoint! Bold color is typically what initially catches my eye, however Ali Cayne’s renovated West Village apartment had me signing an entirely different tune! The light filled abode boasted a more restrained color palette throughout, artfully layered with texture and graphic patterns. Brass accents balanced the mainly black and white color scheme with just the right amount of warmth, and Moroccan rugs added the perfect amount of global flare!

Have you checked out the new Domino? If so, what’s your take away?

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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