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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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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Well Lived-In Styling

Caline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI love coming across a home in a magazine and thinking – yup, someone actually lives there “as is”. So many features today are excessively fancied-up by stylists, and while they may be beautiful to look at, they’re also completely impractical for most people to maintain. In turn, presenting unrealistic standards in the industry – similar to 90 lb. models walking the runway in sportswear.

I think this lovely Cape Town home belonging to interior designer Caline Williams-Wynn and her family, is a great example of placement and styling executed for the way people actually live. Well edited, graceful, lived-in and breezy are a few thoughts that come to mind – some of my favorite adjectives in decorating!

Caline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-Entry-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCaline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-Staircase-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCaline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-Dining-Room-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCaline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-Kitchen-Antiqued-Cabinets-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCaline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-Porch-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCaline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-Porch-Dining-Room-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCaline-Williams-Wynn-Cape-Town-Home-Africa-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJWhen it comes to accessories, styling and placement, I think execution should include items that serve some type of purpose. Whether it’s the set of colored glass bottles you’ve collected throughout your travels, books piled high on your coffee table that inspire you or a few stems of flowers on your bedside table that put a smile on your face when you wake up.

Do you have any pet peeves when it comes to styling in magazines?

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Shop Love • Terrain

Terrain-Fall-Buffet-Table-Setting-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI absolutely love decorating for the holidays! With that said, decorating for Halloween quickly followed by Thanksgiving, and then Christmas a few weeks after is way too rushed for me! It’s a timely task and I like to relish in the spirit of it, without scrambling on to the next set. So in lieu of the typical Halloween decor, I opt for a few tasteful Fall-inspired accents. I’m aiming to have them up by the beginning of October, and they’ll stay in place through Thanksgiving. Then come Black Friday weekend, I’ll start incorporating in my favorite Christmas trimmings.

Terrain has been a constant source of inspiration for me all Spring and Summer with my garden, and their Fall-inspired decor does not disappoint! I’m not sure why they don’t have a catalog, as these set designs are absolutely gorgeous!

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Terrain-Fall-Product-Favorites-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ1 – Into Autumn Wreath $68 2- Twig Lights $48 3- Lavender Herb Wreath $68 4- Dried Cardoon Flower Bunch $20 5- Pressed Flower Sachets $20 6- Dried Hanging Amaranth Bunch $28 7- Garden Tuteur $158 (small) 8- Filigree Cutout Hurricane $48 (small) 9- Sphere Hanging Basket $18 10- Geometric Fire Pit $998 11- Antique Copper Kettle $2,700 12- Low Fiberclay Urn $98

Do you enjoy decorating for the holidays? If so, what does your “decorating schedule” look like? Where are some of your favorite places to shop for holiday decorations?

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Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2013

Yesterday was a little overcast so my mom and I headed into Bridgehampton to check out the 2013 Hamptons Designer Showhouse. Unfortunately the cloudy skies didn’t produce the best lighting for pictures, but there were a few rooms that were just too good not to share! In typical Showhouse fashion, each space was decorated by a different designer. Here were our favorites:

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Dining Room • Lillian AugustLillian-August-Hamptons-Designer-Showhouse-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJLillian-August-Hamptons-Designer-Showhouse-Mirror-Chandelier-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJHow insane is this chandelier?!

Porch • Kim E. Courtney Interiors & DesignKim-E-Courtney-Interiors-&-Design-Mecox-Mirror-Hamptons-Designer-Showhouse-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJKim-E-Courtney-Interiors-&-Design-Hamptons-Designer-Showhouse-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ.jpg

Rear Bedroom • Barbara Page HomeBarbara-Page-Home-Hamptons-Designer-Showhouse-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBarbara-Page-Home-Mirror-Dresser-Hamptons-Designer-Showhouse-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBarbara-Page-Home-Chandelier-Hamptons-Designer-Showhouse-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ

Little Girls Bedroom • Barbara Ostrom AssociatesBarbara-Ostrom-Associates-Hamptons-Designer-Showhouse-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJThis room was actually labeled “Rear Bedroom II”, but in my mind it was a little girls bedroom who loved playing with her dolls and riding horses – copious amounts of frivolous imagination is mandatory in my line of work! 😉

Barbara-Ostrom-Associates-Canopy-Bed-Hamptons-Designer-Showhouse-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBarbara-Ostrom-Associates-Window-Treatments-Hamptons-Designer-Showhouse-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBarbara-Ostrom- Associates-Nook-Hamptons-Designer-Showhouse-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAt 11,000 sq. ft. there were many more rooms in the house! While most of them were a little over-the-top, I think it’s important to keep an open mind as Showhouses aren’t typically designed for reality. I really enjoyed taking away little notes from various rooms for inspiration!

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend! See ya on Tuesday.

Dining Al Fresco

Nicole-Richie-Al-Fresco-Dining-Blue-Table-Setting-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJDuring warmer months, dining al fresco is one of the greatest pleasures! Nothing beats casual food, great conversation and festive drinks paired with a mild breeze. I find guests tend to be more relaxed and really feel at home. It doesn’t hurt that a little spilt wine is no biggie – just hose it off – cleanup is a piece of cake! I’m head-over-heels in love with this “relaxed and eclectic” Laurel Canyon backyard belonging to Nicole Richie and her family! This incredible summer dinner party Richie hosted for her girlfriends is a little bit glamorous, completely relaxed and utterly perfect in my book!

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Nicole-Richie-Al-Fresco-Dining-Twinkle-Lights-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJSo much good inspiration for entertaining this weekend!

Do you eat outside often? If so, what’s your favorite cuisine to serve? I always enjoy doing something really casual!

Nashville Idea House at Fontanel

Nashville-Idea-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI was browsing through Southern Living last night and came across the new Idea House located on the grounds of Fontanel in Nashville. The new Southern farmhouse is comprised of one main house and several outbuildings in a horseshoe configuration, reflecting the classic farmstead. The wraparound porch ties all of the buildings together seamlessly and the gable roof adds the perfect amount of charm! While not all the interior rooms are my style – some are a bit too conservative for my taste – there are several show stoppers!

Southern-Front-Port-Hanging-Sofa-Chevron-Inlaid-Front-DoorLet’s start out with this AMAZING herringbone inlaid wood door – gorgeous!!! The front porch is so enchanting, I’d drink ice tea out there all day and never leave!

Painted-Cabinets-Sherwin-Williams-Oyster-Bay-Pewter-Green-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJThe custom cabinets in the kitchen are stunning painted in Sherwin Williams Pewter Green, and the shaker-style compliments farmhouse aesthetic perfectly. The lighter green (Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay) planked walls provides just the right amount of contrast, bringing depth and dimension to the space. And don’t even get me started on the schoolhouse pendants from Circa!

Painted-Built-In-Cabinets-Sherwin-Williams-Palm-Leaf-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignA complimentary hue in the same color palette (Sherwin Williams Palm Leaf) was carried into the study on both the walls and bookshelves, making the room incredibly cozy, further complemented by the cut out in the built-in’s for the sofa.

Blue-and-White-Bedroom-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignLaundry-Room-Mudroom-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignThe pleated gingham table skirt on the sink makes me incredibly happy!

How do you feel about new construction based on older designs that served a specific purpose – like the classic farmstead? I think there’s a lot of really bad examples out there, but it looks like the Idea House was done well. I’d  love to see it in person!

On Set

Pottery-Barn-Casual-Living-Catalog-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI consider browsing through the newest design catalogs as part of my weekly “homework”. Pottery Barn is one of my top resources for affordable well-made furniture and home decor, so I always make sure they’re on the top of my stack. While flipping through their most recent catalog I enjoyed seeing some of their new products coming to market, but was blown away by the set stages! I mean look at this gorgeous wine château!

Pottery-Barn-Casual-Living-Catalog-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ-3Some incredible inspiration here for a chic man cave – those buttery leather bar stools are amazing!

Pottery-Barn-Casual-Living-Catalog-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAnd these dazzling double-story windows framed with reclaimed wood are what dreams are made of!

Pottery-Barn-Casual-Living-Catalog-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJThe hand-pounded platter hung above the fireplace is simply stunning, and I adore the built-in’s stacked with firewood.

Pottery-Barn-Casual-Living-Catalog-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ-2Pottery-Barn-Casual-Living-Catalog-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAnd what about this gorgeous city loft?!

Pottery-Barn-Casual-Living-Catalog-Gallery-Wall-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJPottery Barn’s stylists put together some of the BEST gallery walls around – not an easy task!

Pottery-Barn-Casual-Living-Catalog-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ-5Have you checked out the new PB catalog? Any new product favorites?

Anna Sprio’s Beach House

Anna-Spiro-Holiday-Beach-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-New-York-New-JerseyAnna Spiro is hands-down one of my favorite interior designers! I love her laid-back aesthetic, bold splashes of color, and the lady can mix pillow patterns like nobody’s business! I’ve admired these images of her designs individually, but never realized they were all housed under one roof – belonging to the designer herself!

Anna-Spiro-Holiday-Beach-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NJA strict color palette was carried throughout the entire home allowing different genres of art and styles of furniture to be mixed seamlessly.

Anna-Spiro-Beach-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-New-York-New-JerseyI adore Mrs. Sprio’s infamous collection of ginger jars!

 

Anna-Spiro-Beach-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NJThis view is pretty much everything!

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