Saturday, November 3, 2012

Black & Gold Luxe

While at High Point Market this October, I noticed one of the big design trends is a mix of black and gold. It feels very Art Deco, and I am IN LOVE. Looking forward to using some of these new pieces for clients so I can ogle over their pop of dimension from the metallics.


Photos courtesy of Global Views, Bungalow 5

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Stylish Houses for Tiny People

The weekend prior to hurricane Sandy, I went to Washington DC with my family and toured around some of the Smithsonians. One of my favorites is the Museum of American History. Yes, I got to see the Harry Potter robe, and Julie Child's kitchen,

but one of my favorite displays was Faith Bradford's custom made doll house. Yes I said it, even at a few years shy away from 30, I'm still in love with doll houses.

I actually still have two, one is a replica of a Plantation home that's made out of cedar and includes "Gone With The Wind" style columns and  hard wood floors.
I'm sure I drove my mother crazy begging her for a barbie dream house made of plastic. But now that I'm older, needless to say, I'm still in love with them. I have dreams of bringing them up to New York where my future daughter can watch ME play house. Heck, it's one of those perks to having kids... like Halloween and taste inspecting "suspicious" candy.

In Faith's dollhouse, everything was set up as a fully staged home from the 1950's. I was mesmerized by all of the little details of each room. I thought I was creative by using nail glue to put wood shelves on the wall, but she blew my designs out of the water.

Just today, I received a link to a website selling modern doll houses including mid century modern furniture. I know what I'm putting on my list for Hanukkah Harry!

 Modern doll houses from Brinca dāda

Oh to be a kid again... but on the plus side, I'm over 18 and don't need an adult to order it for me, so judge away!

2 Year Hiatus!

I know it's been about 2 years since my last post, gulp, well, I'm back!! My company, EMC2 Interiors has flourished over the past two years, and blogging has unfortunately taken the back seat. Well, I've met a lot of amazing designers and toured numerous cities and design shows so I feel confident I have a lot of interesting new topics for all of you! Here's to ending 2012 right!

Look forward to everyones comments!