Favorite Link of the Day: Styling with Neutrals

Apologies for being MIA on the blog… life and work are a bit hectic right now, so I haven’t had time to catch up with all the posts I have ready and waiting for you! Hoping to have new content for you tomorrow, so stay tuned! In the meantime, head over to Emily Henderson’s amazing site to check out her video for Target- I love everything about this setup. Such a fantastic way to embrace neutrals (and avoiding the “boring beige” look) with style:

Check Out Genevieve Gorder’s New Magazine

My long time favorite designer, Genevieve Gorder, has a new magazine out! It’s free for your iphone or ipad: download here. 

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The layout is fantastic and the whole magazine is full of great content. I guarantee any design-nerds like myself will love it!

PS: Check out my interviews with Genevieve here.

 

 

 

Genevieve’s Renovation

If you haven’t heard… my favorite design idol, Genevieve Gorder, has a new show! It premiered last week and I love it already- she’s renovating her New York City apartment (and the one next door). The show takes us through all the steps from construction and concept design to styling every last inch of her new home. I’ve already mentally ‘pinned’ so many ideas for my own future dream home.

She mentioned her renovation last Fall when I interviewed her for the HGTV furniture line debut (still have to pinch myself about that) and it’s even better than I imagined. So tune in (or set your DVRs) for Thursdays at 11/10 c!

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Check out the furniture debut here and my interview with Genevieve here.

End of 2013: Flipagram of My Apartment!

If you haven’t heard about Flipagram yet, go download it! So easy and fun and a great way to share memories of family, friends, travels, or in my case- apartment transformations!

2013 has been quite a year- moved into my own apartment, started this blog, redecorated a bit, and had the amazing opportunity to meet and interview Genevieve Gorder! Can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!

I made a Studio Style Blog flipagram: click here to watch!
(photos are all mine, song credit goes to Blind Pilot)

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Also made one of my trip to NYC here if you have another :30 to spare 🙂 

Hope you all had a great year and thanks for following along on this blog journey- cheers to 2014!

HGTV Furniture Debut with Genevieve Gorder: Pt 2

(Part one)

Interview with Genevieve Gorder:

What is your favorite design trend right now?

Mixed metals…. Brass and copper. The “satin nickel” era is over!

Also love that the US is waking up with colors and patterns! No more beige. We’re finally breaking the mold and transitioning to global interiors: getting colors, indigenous fabrics and patterns from other countries and cultures.

No home is complete without: _________________

Addressing all five senses. It’s not just visual. You have to entertain all five senses to have a complete home.

What is your favorite piece in the HGTV furniture line?

I love the green slipper chair. And the mirrored credenza with the beautiful antiqued treatment.

One word to describe your personal style?

Soulful.

One piece people should invest in?

You should invest most in the areas where you spend the most time…  the living room, the bedroom… A great couch can last for years and years and you can change it with throws, pillows or a slipcover. Also, investing in great bedding is a good idea. That will last for many years.

Advice for people living in small spaces and apartments?

Use the vertical plains. Create illusions with everything. Hang the curtains at the top of the ceiling to draw your eye higher. Buy vertical storage and stack it to the top. Crown molding. Anything to visually create height and draw your eye to the ceiling. Have multi-functional pieces. Storage in the coffee table. Dresser used as a desk. Emphasize lighting and accent with color.

Saw your gorgeous rugs online. What is one thing you haven’t designed yet that you want to put your stamp on?

Thanks! I’ve done just about everything, from blue jeans to a cruise ship. The one thing I would like to do is design a hotel from top to bottom. Not just one room, the entire hotel. I think that would be so fun. Hospitality is where it’s at.

Advice for running your own business and managing your personal brand?

Sign up for as many business courses as you can. Say yes to every meeting, interview, opportunity to learn. The design knack comes easily for us in the industry, but you need to have business skills to compliment that.

Photo with Genevieve! 

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Q&A with the audience!

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Had such a great time at the event and it was an honor to interview Genevieve, one of my long time design idols. Thanks to Belfort, HGTV and Genevieve Gorder!

HGTV Furniture Debut with Genevieve Gorder: Pt 1

Happy Monday, everyone.

I attended the HGTV Furniture Debut at Belfort Furniture on Saturday and had a fantastic time! The furniture line is gorgeous, but the highlight of the event was meeting and interviewing Genevieve Gorder

First up… photos of the beautiful furniture line!

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Ribbon cutting ceremony with Belfort and Genevieve! 

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Part two will continue with more photos and my interview with Genevieve!