Style Profile • Hygge & West’s Daydream Wallpaper

Entryway-Hygge-&-West-Daydream-wallpaper-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJNursery-Hygge-&-West-Daydream-wallpaper-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBathroom-Hygge-&-West-Daydream-wallpaper-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJKitchen-Hygge-&-West-Daydream-wallpaper-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBathroom-Hygge-&-West-Daydream-wallpaper-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJNursery-Hygge-&-West-Daydream-wallpaper-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAs I’ve mentioned many times before, I am a huge fan of wallpaper! It’s certainly not cheap – considering the actual cost of the wallpaper itself plus installation. But if you think about how much visual square footage it consumes, wallpaper has a bigger impact than any other object in the room -meaning less is more when it comes to the furnishings. I’ve posted before about my love for Hygge & West wallpaper, and my most favorite of late is the Daydream pattern designed by Julia Rothman .  So whimsical & light hearted, it’s perfectly suitable in so many different types of rooms – from kitchens to nurseries!

Do you have any favorite wallpaper patterns?

Style Profile • Backgammon

Slim-Aarons-Poolside-Backgammon-Set-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBackgammon-Table-watercolor-painting-beach-house-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBags-Are-PackedBackgammon-Oomph-Table-Set-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJThe-Dunmore-Look-Linger-Love-Backgammon-Set-Table-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBackgammon-Set-Lonny-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBackgammon-Set-Pool-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBackgammon-Set-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJQuilted-Backgammon-Set-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJBackgammon-Set-Table-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJinlaid-backgammon-set-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJWhile we were in Aruba my mom and I engaged in a daily game of backgammon on the beach every afternoon, and ever since then I’ve been completely hooked! I have a serious competitive streak, and just love the strategy behind the game paired with a good punch of luck, rendering it challenging but much more easy going than a game of chess {especially after a piña colada or two!}.

I started researching backgammon sets when we got home and was surprised to learn what a huge colt following it has – dating all the way back to 3500 B.C.! I have a cheesy plastic set that we’ve been playing with, but am in the market for something a little more refined that can be left out in the living room. I’m still up in the air if I want a backgammon table solely dedicated to the game, or a set which would be a little more mobile. This one, this one and this one are my current top contenders, and here’s a few more I’m contemplating:

 Serena & Lily Diamond Backgammon Set // Pierrepont Hicks Backgammon Set
Oomph Backgammon Table // Rampli Backgammon Set
Gree Velour Lexington Avenue Backgammon Set // Ostrich Leather Backgammon Set
Jonathan Adler Backgammon Set // Alexandra Llewellyn Bespoke Backgammon Set

Would love to hear your thoughts!

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Style Profile • Shibori

Style-Profile-Shibori-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignTarget Ocean Shell Square PillowTarget Oblong Tie Dye PillowYoung Fabulous & Broke Bangal Convertible Maxi Dress • Rebecca Atwood Striped Shibori Tangerine PillowAnthropologie Hand-Dyed Shibori ApronAnthropologie Hand-Dyed Shibori Table Runner Legend & Song Shibori Rings Pouch Madewell Indigo Shibori Linen Skirt • Crate & Barrel Shibori Napkin • Blue Life Wild & Free Romper 

Having been born in the 80’s, tie-dye automatically brings negative connotations to mind in the form of crayon box color combos and trippy dancing bears. So when it started appearing on the runways and in home lines I couldn’t help but resist! But then shibori worked it’s way into my vocabulary – an ancient Janpanese method of dying fabric with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing or capping it* – very similar to tie-dying. But it sounds so much more chic, and doesn’t remotely bring back unwanted memories of Spencer’s Gifts psychedelic offerings! 

Traditionally, shibori is known for it’s distinct indigo and white pattern (which I love – surprise, surprise!), but am also rather smitten with with both the warmer hues and neutral palettes! What’s your take on the pattern?

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Style Profile • Bunny Williams for Dash & Albert

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I find myself using indoor/outdoor rugs more and more often for interior spaces. Not only are they an excellent alternative to your standard boring door mat, but also a wonderful option for households with kids, pets and high traffic areas in general – if the carpet gets soiled, you can literally just scrub it down and hose it off!

What started as a relatively small market geared towards patios and decks has steadily grown in recent years, resulting in a larger array of options. Dash & Albert is one of my go-to brands for indoor/outdoor rugs due to their eco-friendly design and high quality material – some indoor/outdoor rugs have a plastic texture to them that I really dislike.  Interior designer extraordinaire, Bunny Williams, recently partnered with the textile house to create a custom line in a gorgeous array of colors and patterns. These are just a few of my favorites – check out the whole collection here.

Style Profile • Dip-Dyed

Dip-Dyed-Home-Decor-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design1.West Elm Ombre Dye Rug, 2.Target Color Block Woven Basket, 3.Serena & Lily Dip-Dyed Stool, 4.Pink Dahlia Wooden Bamboo Servers, 5.Anthropologie Brooks of Bohemia Tablecloth, 6.Anthropologie Gold-Dipped Flatware, 7.Serena & Lily Two-Toned Rattan Lantern

I was perusing Pinterest last night in search of Easter table inspiration and became mesmerized by all of the gorgeous dip-dyed eggs – some people are seriously talented!!! From there I sort of fell down a rabbit hole, captivated by the dip-dye trend in general. Wouldn’t this grouping make for such a fun spin on your average Easter table?!

Style Profile • The Elevated Bedskirt

Graphic-Pattern-Bedskirt-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAshley-Whittaker-Park-Ave-Bedroom-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-njCarolina-Herrera-Bedroom-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-njOften times it’s a combination of little details that elevate a room from good to extraordinary. Case in point – the bedskirt. Sure you can go with plain white, but plain is not an adjective I generally strive for. And while options are endless for custom, off-the-shelf varieties seem to be few and far between.

I’ve been on the hunt for a bedskirt for our guest room for the past two weeks. Ultimately, I’ll probably end up having something custom-made because I can’t find anything that compliments my color combo (which is playing off of this duvet and these sheets), but here’s some options I found and loved:

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Any other vendors I should check out?

Style Profile • Lulu DK Fabric

Lulu-DK-Moondance-Light-Blue-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJLULU DKLulu-DK-Moondance-Light-Blue-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJLulu-DK-Paradiso-Honeydew-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJLulu-DK-Colors-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJLulu-DK-Colors-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAfter seeing Cece Thompson’s gorgeous canopy bed and matching shams last week, I’ve been rather fixated on Lulu DK’s textile line. There are so many beautiful prints, but Moondance, Paradiso and Colors are my current favors! While none of these patters are new – in fact all of these images were oldies from my Pinterest files – isn’t it funny how one image can spark a new love affair?!

Do you have a favorite pattern?

Style Profile • Allyson Reynolds’ Moths

Allyson-Reynolds-Moths-House-Beautiful-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAllyson-Reynolds-Moths-Vogue-Living-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAllyson-Reynolds-Moths-Number-16-Hotel-London-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAllyson-Reynolds-Moths-Anna-Spiro-Brisbane-Home-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAnother one of Allyson Reynolds’ gorgeous moth paintings popped up in this month’s House Beautiful. I remember the first time I spotted the artist’s work was in 2009 when Anna Spiro’s Brisbane abode was featured on Apartment Therapy. I was so taken with the painting (and the home itself, for that matter) I spent the rest of the night tracking down any other visuals I could find – above is my little collection of favorites.

While I would love to add one of Ms. Reynolds’ paintings to my collection one day, the cards are not in the near future (with prices starting in the $7,000 range). However , I was pleased to learn that more attainable limited edition prints are available for purchase – check them out here.

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.

Isler-Homes-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJYellow-Sofa-2-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJYellow-Sofa-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJColefax-and-Fowler-Yellow-Sofa-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJo_52278c4e9ac35fe0693b0bcdYellow is one of those colors that people either love or hate, I’m a big fan – shocker! What are your thoughts? Sofas are one of the biggest investments you’ll make in terms of furniture – could you live with it long-term?

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