Crisp Clean Tile Design

As I am beginning a new renovation project of a Manhattan kitchen and bath, I am searching for inspiration. My clients favor a clean, crisp aesthetic as do I. In the bath, I am hoping to do a white glass subway tile on the walls with a basket weave tile pattern on the floor that incorporates a hint of color. A chrome and marble pedestal sink would be fabulous as well!

The kitchen will feature counter depth stainless appliances (a must for small NYC spaces), white cabinets and Caesarstone countertops that are marbled with gray. We chose to do Caesarstone over marble as marble is very easily stained while Caesarstone is incredibly durable. Thanks to Pinterest and Houzz, here are some images that my client and I found to express her thoughts.

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xo,

Jennifer-Name

Dreaming of Spring

After a beautiful weekend of warmer weather and sunshine in NYC, it looks as though we are bracing for yet another snowstorm in the Big Apple. Walking around this weekend and seeing everyone so desperate for spring has really gotten me dreaming of a new season and wishing the current season would pack it’s bags! Here is a little inspiration to get your week going!

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Ombré Obsession

Ombré is a French word meaning shaded, but has become ubiquitous in our culture for that faded look. Ombré has become super popular over the past few years in everything from baked goods to interior design. My first foray into ombré was three years ago when my super trendy roommate decided to “ombré” her hair, now that look is seen on almost every fashionable celebrity.  So, what are your thoughts? Love it or leave it?

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xo,

Jennifer-Name

Color Inspiration – Winter Jade

This grayed tone of jade has long been a favorite color of mine. A close cousin to the beautiful jewel tones we saw this fall, it allows us to use color during gray winter months without being too shockingly bright! The key for me in using this color, whether it be in fashion or interiors, is to avoid any metallic finish and avoid jade colors involving too much yellow. A nice grayed jade is soft and opulent and can read almost as a neutral. Here are some beautiful images I gathered this morning while browsing Pinterest.

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Beautiful lacquered doors in a deep jade color.

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298527d3edf535ee54b2735dda2749d1A traditional take on this color with amazing chinoiserie wallpaper.

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Thanks for reading and have a fabulous weekend!

xo,

Jennifer-Name

Wise Words for 2014

Good morning! It has been a whole week since I posted last and so much has gone on since then! For the holidays, I was fortunate enough to spend it in Indiana with my entire family. It was great being with loved ones and reconnecting with old friends. For the New Year, I was able to spend a few days down in warm south Florida with good friends. Now, I am back in New York, just in time for a huge winter storm! Anyhow, yesterday was a day of reflection and forward thinking for me. With the changes in my life in 2013, I really wanted to put some thought into what made me happy and what did not and to make a pledge to do and think more positive in 2014. Here are some great quotes that I came across that struck a chord with me and hopefully they will help you to think more positive as well! Happy New Year and all the best to come!

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may your coming year

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xo,

Jennifer-Name