Design Crush • Darius Rucker’s Charleston Home

 Darius-Rucker’s-Charleston-Home-designed-by-Angie-Hranowsky-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ Darius-Rucker’s-Charleston-Home-designed-by-Angie-Hranowsky-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ Darius-Rucker’s-Charleston-Home-designed-by-Angie-Hranowsky-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ Darius-Rucker’s-Charleston-Home-designed-by-Angie-Hranowsky-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ Darius-Rucker’s-Charleston-Home-designed-by-Angie-Hranowsky-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ Darius-Rucker’s-Charleston-Home-designed-by-Angie-Hranowsky-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ Darius-Rucker’s-Charleston-Home-designed-by-Angie-Hranowsky-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ Darius-Rucker’s-Charleston-Home-designed-by-Angie-Hranowsky-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ Darius-Rucker’s-Charleston-Home-designed-by-Angie-Hranowsky-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ Darius-Rucker’s-Charleston-Home-designed-by-Angie-Hranowsky-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ Darius-Rucker’s-Charleston-Home-designed-by-Angie-Hranowsky-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI 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. However, mixing different styles and periods of can be tricky, often coming across as disjointed and out of place. But when done right, it’s as if the interior design gods have placed their blessing over the space! 

Such is the case found in this gorgeous Charleston home belonging to Hootie and the Blowfish frontman, Darius Rucker, designed by famed Southern interior designer Angie Hranowskysay. I absolutely adore the expertly orchestrated mix of periods and styles of furniture, paired with the colorful palette of textured neutrals and warm purples (that seems to be becoming Hranowskysay’s signature). The white walls lend themselves as the perfect backdrop for the enviable collection of art the Rucker family has amassed, from the likes of Sally King Benedict, Kate Long Stevens and Molly B. Right – just to name a few!

Are you a fan of mixing different styles and periods of furniture in your home, or do you prefer to stick with one genre?

The Magic of White Walls

Cynthia-Collins-Texas-Bungalow-Living-Room-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJCynthia-Collins-Texas-Bungalow-Fireplace-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-njCynthia-Collins-Texas-Bungalow-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-njCynthia-Collins-Texas-Bungalow-Coffee-Table-Styling-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-njCynthia-Collins-Texas-Bungalow-Entry-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-njCynthia-Collins-Texas-Bungalow-Dining-Room-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-njCynthia-Collins-Texas-Bungalow-Bookcase-Styling-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-njCynthia-Collins-Texas-Bungalow-Living-Room-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-njCynthia-Collins-Texas-Bungalow-Living-Room-White-Walls-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-njCynthia-Collins-Texas-Bungalow-Bedroom-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-njAs much as I adore color, there is something to be said about the power of white walls. The hue is so very often overlooked as being plain or boring, but in my opinion it is the perfect backdrop to allow bright colors, textiles, textures, accessories and art to take center stage. This Texas bungalow is a perfect example of the magic of white walls, which can be found throughout the entire home. The overall result is feminine, sophisticated, layered, vibrant and certainly far from boring!

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?

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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Style Profile • The Yellow Sofa

Jenna-Lyons-Living-Room-Yellow-Sofa-via-DiCorcia-interior-Design-NY-NJI remember seeing Jenna Lyons lemon yellow George Smith sofa published in Domino magazine in 2008, and being blown away by the fabulously bold choice! Back then, I don’t think I would have ever considered the color in such large doses, but it’s grown on me, and I’ve come to really adore the application! I think the key is to choose a linen or velvet fabric in a soft lemon hue, and pair it with subtle tones and neutral walls to achieve a really rich look.

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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?

Color Theory • Emerald

Emerald-Fall-2013-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAccording to Pantone’s Fall 2013 Women’s Fashion Color Trends – “With the changing season, the greens from spring evolve and develop. Multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate, bringing luxury and elegance to the palette..” I couldn’t be more delighted to see one of my favorite colors show up on their list for a second year in a row, quickly becoming much more readily available to the mass market!

1- Dolce Vita Margaux Dress // 2- Furbish Greek Key Coffee Table // 3- Dannijo Magnolia Clip On Earrings // 4- Alice & Olivia Ella Hair Calf Clutch // 5- Ikea Stockholm Sofa // 6- Yellow Hammer Malachite Tray //  7- Topshop Satin Wrap Skirt // 8- Badgley Mischka Dree II Satin Pumps // 9- West Elm Elton Settee // 10- Anthropologie Malachite Wallpaper 

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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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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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:

The Family Room • Sherril Cane InteriorsSherril-Cane-Interiors-Inlaid-Mirror-Gallery-Wall-Hamptons-Designer-Showhouse-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJSherril-Cane-Interiors-Hamptons-Designer-Showhouse-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ

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.