Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Sharing with you all a Manhattan apartment designed by Steven Gambrel. The apartment belongs to a couple who wanted to conjure a bar in London in their apartment.
The colors!!
The dining room ceiling is painted in Benjamin Moore's Mystic gold.
Adjoining the living room is the library.
Impossible to miss the light fixture in the foyer. The arched doorways, one leads to the library and one to the living room.
Custom made cabinets and the island in the kitchen. Notice the floor?
The study.

Kids room has me going for the monogrammed headboards, the pendant and the painted window frame.
And the painted ceiling in this kid's room.
Master bedroom features custom built four-poster bed. I like the secretary in plain wood.
Custom designed vanity and door in powder room.
When I work in a room/space, I get uneasy if I see more than three colors. And Steven Gambrel worked with so many colors and textures in one home and made it look grand.

My favorite was the kids room and the kitchen. What about you?



Monday, September 8, 2014


Designer David Dalton designed this 1920's home in Santa Monica where he used Mexican tiles, Moroccan accents and antiques from around the world.

This covered outdoor space looks so relaxing. Imagine sitting in one of the chair with a book and a cup of hot chai. I can stay here for hours.
The living room is decorated with a mix of Chinese antiques, Victorian bamboo, and Indian metal tables.
This antique Syrian mirror is to die for.
Kitchen with hand-painted Talavera tiles and a glass pendant.
Library with inlaid chair.
Blue and white guest bedroom with grass cloth wallpaper.
The headboard designed by Dalton in the master bedroom.

Except the island in the kitchen, none of the furniture in the house is painted....:-).
Which room design did you like? Mine was the covered outdoor space.

Have a great week ahead.