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White and Gray Bathroom Design

White and Gray Bathroom Design

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011 in Decorating, Design, My house | 4 comments

As part of our kitchen renovation, we are redoing a powder room. It’s a tiny space, so I’m keeping it neutral and simple, with a little Indian-inspired detailing. Here’s a sneak preview… My starting point was the Rajapur wallpaper from Cole and Son. I’ve been dying to use this somewhere and decided this was just the space....

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Black and White Riads

Black and White Riads

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 2 comments

With their intricate tilework, scalloped arches, hammered silver lanterns and cool courtyards, Moroccan riads are a decorator’s idea of pure escapism. Not many urban homes can get away with these features, but that doesn’t mean we can’t admire them and draw inspiration. I particularly like these more muted black and white riads, not only...

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The Perfect Dark Taupe Walls

The Perfect Dark Taupe Walls

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Color palette, Decorating, Design | 1 comment

I’m on a quest for the perfect paint color for our dining room. It will be redecorated after the kitchen renovation and I’m planning a neutral scheme, enlivened with plenty of pattern. The big challenge is finding the perfect taupe. I want to go with darker walls for a bit more drama, and have decided charcoal will be too gray but don’t...

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Pixelated Pillows

Pixelated Pillows

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 0 comments

This is for those of you who are passionate about color. Christian Zuzunaga is a graphic artist who uses pixels to create stunning visual designs, usually representations of cityscapes. Zuzunaga’s designs have been turned in various textiles, including rugs, scarves and cushions, many of which are available for purchase in his online store. My...

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Friday find: Quilts from Darjeeling Cotton

Friday find: Quilts from Darjeeling Cotton

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 0 comments

One of the things keeping me busy this summer was an amazing vacation in Virginia where the boys enjoyed all sorts of traditional ‘boy’ activities such as crabbing, fishing, building sandcastles, foraging for bugs (of which there were plenty) and the like. Meanwhile, the girls, took advantage of being officially in the South and escaped to the...

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Five Nursery Design Tips for First-Time Moms

Five Nursery Design Tips for First-Time Moms

Posted by on Aug 18, 2011 in Decorating, Design, Tips | 3 comments

Ten days ago, I became an aunt again. (Hurray! Welcome to the world, baby R!) Of course, any new baby in the family is an excuse to think about nurseries, so this seems an appropriate time to share my own experience on the nursery design front. While looking for inspiration for our own two kids’ rooms over the years, I have realized that very few of...

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Top 10 neutral interiors

Top 10 neutral interiors

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in All-time favorites, Color palette, Decorating, Design | 4 comments

I am a huge fan of neutral interiors. Huge. Those people who say beige is boring can’t have seen it done right. To me, nothing is more soothing and elegant than a beautifully balanced scheme with whites, grays, taupes, chocolates and charcoals. So this post is both a defense and a celebration of neutral interiors. Here (in no particular order) are my...

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