Decor Inspiration: Ellen Pompeo’s Exquisite Remodel

Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo, with the interior design expertise of Martyn Lawrence Bullard has remodeled her 1930s Los Angeles villa into a spacious sanctuary. (You may remember that they also paired up on her previous home for Elle Decor, and it is still one of my favorites. Have a look here.) I immediately was […]

Decor Inspiration: Underdone Style

When John Derian and his wife came to own an entire floor of an 1850s East Village building in Manhattan, he was adamant about maintaining as  much integrity as possible all the while adding his own unique decor tastes. Thoughtfully underdone, each room exudes its natural beauty, but also offers functionality and purpose. From Derian’s decision […]

Decor Inspiration: SJP’s Townhouse Can Be Yours

Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick have re-listed their Greenwich Village townhouse which offers five bedrooms, seven working fireplaces and more than 6500 square feet over an expanse of five floors. And while you may imagine yourself living where Carrie Bradshaw’s many Manolos were stored, unfortunately, it has been reported that Broderick and Parker […]

Decor Inspiration: Lofty NYC Decor

I’ll be honest, it was the kitchen that caught my eye. Regardless of the size of the home, the kitchen must be a place that I could spend hours in and be able to move and make a mess freely. 🙂 In 1980 John Alexander purchased this downtown Manhattan loft, and with the help of designer […]

Decor Inspiration: A Victorian School Turned London Flat

For anyone in the market in London for a unique space that will leave those who first enter an interior that is quite contrary to its exterior, take a look inside this former Victorian school which recently become available. Restored with a blank palette and keeping the space open, full of light, and in alignment […]

Decor Inspiration: A Bachelor Pad that Defies Stereotype

From Ikea to Craig’s List to Home Depot and a few vintage finds, an interior designer began one of her first projects for a young bachelor in Toronto and demonstrated that she definitely has a talent. I especially love the pop of turquoise and varying hues of green/blue throughout as well as the few walls […]

Decor Inspiration: A Small Chic Space

As New York Fashion Week kicks off this week and the size of one’s home doesn’t dictate a space’s ability to become our sanctuary, I thought I’d show you this apartment that uses the square footage it has and a few fashionable accessories to turn an apartment into a home. From the beautiful brick accent […]

Decor Inspiration: A Contemporary Cabin

If you’ve ever wondered if remodeling is worth it, even if it is a slow process, look to Sarah Sherman Samuel’s blog Smitten Studio as your motivation as she takes readers on the journey of renovating a cabin on the west shores of Lake Michigan room by room, detail by detail. With DIY tips and advice, readers […]

Decor Inspiration: White on White

White linens and walls just seem to pair with coastal settings. The quiet and serenity created by both the location and decor offer a grand opportunity to soak up hours of relaxation and restoration. With slip-covered furniture, rooms with ample sunlight and a spacious backyard, this boathouse that is nestled up against the shore in […]

Decor Inspiration: Parisian Style in Chelsea

A home that is free of unnecessary decor and clutter, that allows the architecture and the beauty of a space to shine, that welcomes in the outdoors, and most importantly brings comfort and tranquility to its inhabitants is my ideal. So upon discovering this Chelsea townhouse, and its resemblance with the hardwood floors, ceiling moldings […]

Decor Inspiration: Tasteful Signature Style

A sanctuary by definition is a place in which the inhabitant feels safe and returns to be restored and rejuvenated. And while for some, completely white walls make instill an immediate place of quiet and tranquility, such walls also offer an opportunity to bring our personality, tastes and life experiences to the blank canvas. As […]

Decor Inspiration: Summer White Leisure

White, soft blues and breezy, natural hued fabrics always create an immediate mood of calm and leisure the moment I step into the room. Perhaps it is the abundance of light paired with the assuredness of cleanliness as nothing can escape or be hidden, but most definitely it seems to lift my mood, outlook and […]

Decor Inspiration: Chic, Sophisticated Gray

While I’m always a fan of neutrals, white tends to be my color of choice, but the color that shouldn’t be forgotten about as it offers a cool, yet sophisticated tone is shades of gray. In this London home designed by Cochrane Designs, the varying hues and textures of gray create a rich, modern elegance […]

Decor Inspiration: French Normandy in the Hamptons

Garden designer Craig James Socia is a man with a taste for France and a love for working with Mother Nature. In his East Hampton castle, complete with a three story tower, the French Normandy styled home is decorated with furniture formerly owned by Lee Radziwill, a Chesterfield sofa found in an English Country Antiques in […]

Decor Inspiration: Beachside Simplicity

A shower with a view, hues that mimic beachside Mother Nature, and a respite away from the hustle and bustle. Designer Rob Southern decorated this Long Island, New York, beach home with the goal of keeping the location at the forefront. Furniture was chosen to not obstruct the views out any window, the fabrics and […]

Decor Inspiration: Livable & Stylish

A home that is thoughtfully laid out and styled and livable for its inhabitants, interior design company Jute, based out of California, integrates natural elements of simple style to create homes clients can live in and love. The primary interior designer Ali Davin designed this San Francisco home to create a space that is modern, […]

Decor Inspiration: London Chic

British interior designer and trained furniture restorer, Rose Uniacke, who just happens to have ties to France (couldn’t hurt, right?), has earned the respect of fellow UK interior talents with her impressive abilities to source unique antique furniture from the 18th to mid-20th century as displayed in this London home. From the chandeliers to the […]

Decor Inspiration: Sophisticated in Austin

A sophisticated home located in Austin, Texas, offers homeowners a serene respite of regal mixed with rustic decor. Architect Ryan Street and interior designer Elizabeth Stanley brought to life a home with high ceilings, neutral colors with pops of crisp, calm blue to create a space that is cozy even for its grand size. Void of clutter, the […]

Decor Inspiration: A Spanish Foodie Haven

Interior designer Jessica Helgerson of Portland, Oregon, turned an industrial space into a Spanish kitchen to cook, create, relax and converse. A 1926 Mediterranean-style building, the Alhambra Condominiums, offered Helgerson the opportunity to turn the original industrial space into a haven for foodies to come together and perhaps never make it to the dining room (although […]

Decor Inspiration: The Good Wife’s Great Space

With the help of designer Vincente Wolf, actress Julianne Margulies and her husband Keith Lieberthal, turned a light-filled SoHo loft, which blended a studio and two bedroom, into a modern Asian respite. With 10 feet high ceilings and expansive windows, the space is uncluttered, naturally bright, yet tranquil, and still entices its inhabitants to live and […]

Decor Inspiration: Chic Chevron

Spanish interior designer Katty Schiebeck, who resides in Barcelona, has an uncanny ability to blend modern with classic comforts, grand textures such as marble with stunning chevron hardwoods as well as style a room without excess so that the design shines. I fell for the bathroom in this particular corner apartment initially, but upon discovering […]

Decor Inspiration: Paris Neutrals

Paris apartments seem to innately know how to enliven white walls. Such is the way of Parisian decor to take something so simple – a seemingly basic white wash – and electrify a room. The dance that occurs is one of elegance, yet simplicity. Something I can never seem to get enough as is evidence […]

Decor Inspiration: A Swiss Sanctuary

Always drawn to a beckoning bathtub, this home found in Switzerland blends the comforts of staying and enjoying one’s sanctuary with ample space, stunning views, a predilection for natural lighting and spacious gathering areas with a white tranquil palette. The statement fabrics of cowhide, leather ottomans, metal bar chairs and hanging chair in the master […]

Decor Inspiration: Grandeur at the Beach

White decor at the beach just seems ideal and necessary, so when I came across this California beach house a few years ago, I have been savoring their ingenuity, openness as well as a touch of grandeur. From the white settee with the seasonal lilac arrangement, the high reaching ceiling and exposed rafters and the […]