I helped my friend/old boss Jenny at AG Interior Design, with an install on Saturday because she has gone back to business school and needed some extra help finishing up her current projects. I did about 2 days worth of accessory shopping for a room that I hadn’t seen, so it was definitely a designer’s challenge but it ended up working out all right. Needless to say…the room is unique. Yes, it is PEACH…the color that my mom decorated our entire house in, in 1989. But I have to say that the peach kind of grew on me…and once everything was put together I actually kind of liked it. I couldn’t live in it, but it was fun to do something different! We decided that the style of the room was probably “South beach glam.” Her client was seriously giddy with excitement as we were putting up her peach leopard swags!

Most of these fabrics were from Barbara Barry’s collection, who is a very high-end, sophisticated designer whose style is a clean, understated take on hollywood glam. She focuses on soft color palettes, tone on tone, and lots of texture. So yes, this peach room was very expensive…but for peach, I think it was tastefully done.

And watch out, peach it’s having a comeback in fashion also so it might just make it’s way into your living room next. I must admit I’m falling for it…loving these peach-ies from j.crew right now.

Revealing the Kandell Residence (finally!)

I enjoyed every minute of this monstrous project…not only did I love working with the Kandells, but I loved the design challenge. They bought the home finished but the style of it wasn’t their absolute ideal. Some major changes had to be made in order for the house to match the clients’ style and age. I loved giving this rustic home a younger, hipper feel using color, pattern, and flare.


Kitchen before:
Laundry before:

Adyson’s room before: Playroom before:

Re-tiling the backsplashPicking out Adys bedding
Replacing light fixtures and wallpapering lots!
Lots of painting too

Shopping for one-of-a-kindsRepainting furniture

Lots of shopping with Hailey
New furniture
More shopping

& more shopping.

Kandell Basement

Kitchenette Family Room

Guest Bedroom



Kids play space under stairs
Powder Bath

Adyson’s Bedroom

Kids bath.
Max’s bedroom


It’s only appropriate that I do a baby post today… Restoration Hardware has announced a BABY & CHILD line!  Believe it or not, I haven’t gone crazy thinking up nursery plans yet- I think mostly because I don’t know what I’m having.  But I must say, if it’s a girl…this is the crib.  Is it not perfection?  Of course, I’m not the pink & chocolate kinda girl, but I do die over this crib.  I can’t wait to see more of their new collection!  Hooray for more good work from Restoration Hardware.  

J.CREW @ the Kauffman House

I have been loving the J.CREW Spring catalog . Not only are the clothes delightful with every detail and print (I’ve dog-eared most of the pages), but they chose the perfect background…Richard Neutra’s Kauffman House in Palm Springs. This house is one of the few things I remember from my 8 am Modern Architecture class, but nonetheless I do remember it and recognized it when I got the catalog. The Kauffman house was built in 1946 by the famous Viennese architect Richard Neutra. It is said to be one of the ‘five most important houses of the 20th century’, along with Fallingwater (FLW), Robie House, Gropius House and the Gamble House. It looks amazing after being renovated, not to mention the impecable pool & outdoor furniture-love everything about it. If only I could order the house on…

before & afters

I finished this project in December but was so caught up in the next project that I didn’t post these. I loved working on this because it was a challenge trying to bring in a sophisticated feel to an ultra-modern house. The master was my favorite since I wiped the slate clean, and started from scratch. I loved designing the case goods (the wood furniture) and seeing them brought to life. The upholstered bed really brought the whole look together and the custom pillows added the perfect splash of color.

the master: before (the fabric wrapped around the pillow wasn’t there either)

the master: after

the master bath: before
the master bath: after

the office: beforethe office: after