Color is the Key

As any homeowner would agree, a true home is one-of-a-kind. But how exactly can you differentiate your home from the white-walled apartment next door that has the exact same layout? The easiest and most effective way to express your personality within you home is to use color! Although many people find it frightening to start rolling the walls with bright hues, here are some ideas to help you create a truly bespoke home using color.

Have a color you always gravitate towards? Say your favorite lipstick or your favorite jacket? Try incorporating that color into your home. Use layers of different hues of the same color to bring depth and richness. Many of today’s top-notch interiors incorporate themes from the runways and the streets. So, need some inspiration? Flip through a fashion magazine!

If you are feeling a little bit shy about going “all in” with your favorite color, try a neutral palette with a pop of one color. This will create a focal point and helps distinguish your home from the masses.

Don’t simply focus on the living room. Remember the small areas such as the bathroom. Use a punchy color or even temporary wallpaper to create a designer look (try http://www.tempaperdesigns.com ).

Lastly, mix your use of metals. Gone are the days where you could simply use brass or chrome alone. Think the use of picture frames, coffee tables, etc. Done correctly, this can create a very curated and sophisticated look.

Here are some of my favorite examples. Do you have a favorite way to incorporate color?

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Use of mixed metals and color in Ashley Stark’s living room for Elle Decor

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Bright, punchy wallpaper takes this bland white bathroom to a designer level

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Wallpaper, a punch of green, and a painted ceiling make this powder room a true jewel box.

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Take an old piece of furniture and refinish it in a bright color. Not only will you have a bespoke piece of furniture, but you will have focal point to your room.

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Add a bold accent color to an otherwise neutral palette such as these emerald colored draperies.

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Jennifer-Name

Vacation and Summer Getaway Looks

Going away on vacation this summer? Then it is time for a new look! Chic comfort is key when planning for a trip. You want to look polished but still be comfortable when walking or site-seeing.  Here is some outfit inspiration for your getaway!

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Get the look with free shipping and returns here:

https://keatonrow.com/lookbook/538def1acc07f7d11200dd08/1

xo,

Jennifer-Name

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Alice Olivia crop top
aliceandolivia.com

L K Bennett pencil skirt
$240 – lkbennett.com

Chanel purse
fashionphile.com

Swarovski jewelry
swarovski.com

Nars cosmetic
$36 – hqhair.com

Christian Dior fragrance
$92 – harrods.com

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Alice Olivia crop top
aliceandolivia.com

L K Bennett pencil skirt
$240 – lkbennett.com

Chanel purse
fashionphile.com

Swarovski jewelry
swarovski.com

Nars cosmetic
$36 – hqhair.com

Christian Dior fragrance
$92 – harrods.com

Essie nail polish
discountbeautycenter.com

Spring Summer 2014 Style

Happy Friday! Even though yesterday was a bit chilly in NYC, I think we have finally turned the corner towards warmer weather! This means time to put all of the tired out winter clothes away and start thinking about summery outfits. While there will always be staple pieces that I keep from season to season, it is nice to spruce things up with some inexpensive trendy accents. To me, the key is to splurge on classic pieces that you will keep for years and to cut corners on the super trendy stuff. ASOS has become on of my new favorite sites to get trendy and inexpensive pieces; and they have free shipping! Here are some ideas inspired from their website:

 

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xo,

Jennifer-Name

Upper East Side Bachelor Pad

Happy Monday! Today’s post is somewhat of a personal one. Over the past few months, I have had the pleasure of working with a client who has also become a friend. He was introduced to me in need of a revamp of his apartment. It took some convincing to get him to part with his beloved brown leather reclining sofas, but once he did, I think the end product turned out great! We wanted a clean, sophisticated and masculine feel with an emphasis on usability and comfort. Take a look at some of the photos that were shot last week by the awesome Meg Miller of Meg Miller Photography!

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2014-05-12_0003I am in love with the custom Eames Chair from Design Within Reach

 

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2014-05-12_0009The custom etched and burnished metal coffee table is one of my favorite pieces in this project!

 

2014-05-12_0010Custom cast concrete and glass dining table by 910 Castings.

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2014-05-12_0007The custom wine bar with an antiqued mirror will be perfect when my client entertains friends.

All photography credit goes to Meg Miller Photography! Check out her website

http://www.megmillerphotography.com/

xo,

Jennifer-Name