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James Swan’s Million Dollar Decorating Podcast

    I am so honored to be a part of James Swan’s Million Dollar Decorating Podcast. I have been a follower of his blog for some time, and am delighted to have recently had the opportunity to share some of my design philosophies with his listeners. If you haven’t done so yet, visit James’ blog … Read the full article

5 Great Features for a Gourmet Kitchen

As they always say — at the heart of every loving home, there’s a kitchen. As an interior designer, I’ve had the opportunity to create many beautiful gourmet kitchens for a variety of clients, and while they’re always personalized and different, they usually have a few important features in common. 1. Convenient Work Stations – From … Read the full article

The Details of Designing a Luxury Master Bath

Designing a luxury master bath requires a great amount of planning beforehand. Though it may not be the largest area per square foot in your home, it requires more decisions and planning than you can possibly imagine. In fact, I recently received a phone call from a woman in Bronxville who was worried about her … Read the full article

The Greek Key

“Invention was never far behind tradition.” –Robert Adam This fact is a compelling truth in the world of design. It is nearly impossible for a designer to create something new without borrowing from the past. For many centuries, the Greek Key, or meander, has been a ubiquitous design element. A series of interlocking shapes or … Read the full article

Planning Ahead: Inserts for Silverware

“The details are not the details. They make the design.” – Charles Eames Even the most minute items in your kitchen require organization. Well-organized and stored silverware will make access easy, as well as protect your cutlery. It’s important to know the make for the pieces to fit properly. You can never go wrong by … Read the full article

Top 10 Kitchen Accessories

Part of what makes a good design functional is making sure that the accessories used in your kitchen are the most efficient for your needs. Some may seem like a good idea, but when you really take a look at them they take up more space than it’s worth. Many of these items have clearances that need … Read the full article

Contemporary Kitchens

In this relentlessly fast-paced world of design and technology, let’s stop, catch our breath for a moment, and take a look at what defines a ‘contemporary’ kitchen today. We now live in the very public, noisy arena of Facebook, Linked-In, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, so it is not surprising that, in the private sector, we … Read the full article

18th Century Millwork

In Design and Build a Great 18th Century Room author Jeff Knudsen writes, “In this age of specialization, disciplines are often disconnected; the designer designs, the cabinet maker builds, and the installer installs. As a result, continuity is lost and quality often suffers.” In other words, the quality of the millwork can easily be lost … Read the full article

Ask The Designers | Today’s Newest Kitchen and Bath Trends

Q: I am often asked, “What are today’s newest kitchen & bath trends?” First answer is, what do you love? It’s my job to incorporate the personal aspects yet maintain the authenticity of one’s home. This is a discipline that will allow the foundation of the room to be everlasting. The millwork in the home … Read the full article

Design Trends Today

I am often asked, “What are the newest design trends today? When answering this question I always think of the architectural style of my client’s home. Whether I am looking at a Georgian colonial or a contemporary home, I support an aesthetic design of the kitchen that respects the architectural style of the home. Next, … Read the full article