Neutral Zone

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Neutral colors sometimes get a bad rap in the design world, getting panned as the dated “griege” of boring, monochromatic yawns. They deserve the bad press if they are misused in unimaginative ways.  Neutrals can be employed artfully to set a tone for a specific focal point in a room, to create a peaceful environment, to lead your eye to a specific “pop” design element. Even colors, when used in a sophisticated way can actually become neutrals in a palette. Do not underestimate the power of neutral… it can be used to great design advantage.   [Read more...]

Inspired By: Madeline Weinrib

Ikat pattern, Madeline Weinrib fabric, upholstery on

P. 134, Designer: Emma Pilkington, Home: Christina & Chris Cuomo in the Hamptons, Photography:
Roger Davies, Producer: Carlos Mota, Editor: Christine Schwartz Hartley, Item: Navy Luce Ikat Settee


Designer Madeline Weinrib has shaped a sophisticated signature style that is at once timeless and modern. She brings a layered and luxurious sensibility to the world of contemporary design with her collections of heirloom quality carpets and artfully conceived textiles, accessories and home accents. Through her Atelier and Showroom in New York, Madeline Weinrib is devoted to helping her clients create beautifully appointed, bespoke spaces that reflect their distinct personality and singular point of view.  Let’s take a look at the beauty that Madeline brings to interior design: [Read more...]

Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Panetone Color of the year swatch-card

OK, I know it’s only January 1, but is anybody else as sick and tired of the Color Of The Year DRAMA? Everywhere I turn, someone is joyfully sharing the new’s of Emerald’s replacement- as if this a) is news or b) might be worthy of a Pulitzer Prize. I mean really… what does Pantone think we are going to do with Radiant Orchid for a year… are we to advise our trusting design clients to redo everything in this pepto derivative? Let’s peer into the crystal ball to see how it could reshape our year… IF… it were to take off and transform the world. Just humor me for a second: [Read more...]

Color Study- Fall tones

Color Study, Fall Tones, fall colors, bedroom colors, color palette fall, white bedding, House & Garden, masculine bedroom scheme

Finally, now that the weather here has taken a slight shift out of summer, I feel like I can think in terms of fall. Two beautiful bedrooms designed in gorgeous fall tones. The white bedding is an elegant component of the design in both- interesting that both designers chose it.

What do you think of these rooms?

images via House & Garden, design by Gil Schaefer and Kelly Wearstler

Farrow & Ball- New Colors

Farrow and Ball Paint Deck, paint colors

Last week Farrow & Ball introduced new colors into their already amazing lineup. See the nine new arrivals [Read more...]