July 28, 2011

Cape Cod Cottage Rescue

This is why you buy a dilapidated 700 square foot cottage…..It’s the View, the Location and the Ocean Breezes….did I mention the VIEW?


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Here’s what we started with: Heavy low support beams, 40 year old linoleum flooring (and everything else!), and NO ACCESS TO THE WATERFRONT DECK FROM THE LIVING ROOM!
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Here’s the design concept: Vibrant, colorful, cheerful and casual…a slice of beach heaven!
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Here’s how it turned out:
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This is the master bedroom.  Not a bad place to wake up, don’t you agree?
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You can rent this cottage at www.homeaway.com

For fabric and furniture sourcing, email us at info@gaitainteriors.com

July 12, 2010

Citrus Colors for Interiors: mid summer refreshement

This summer is a hot one, and just seems to be getting hotter. Here’s some juicy citrus interior refreshment for your personal oasis.

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From Coastal Living, this orange and white always reminds me of a Creamsicle:  cool orange sherbert and vanilla ice cream…


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The fabrics above are from: Duralee,Duralee and Thibaut


A melange of oranges, lemons and limes, this room keeps it all pulled together with sunny yellow walls.  Citrus all the way!lemons


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The fabrics above are from Thibaut, Thibaut and Designer’s Guild

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In the photo above from Coastal Living, an outdoor lounge is brought indoors. If summer is your favorite season, then this is a great way to keep that feeling year round.

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The fabrics above are from Thibaut, Designer’s Guild and Duralee.

All fabrics are available through Gaita Interiors (914) 834 – 8282


May 17, 2010

Deep Greens and Blues of Summer

At the High Point Furniture Market a few weeks ago, I visited one of my favorite makers of fresh, modern, well priced furnishings and accessories, Arteriors.

Seeing the collection in person, I was struck by the range of highly saturated blues and greens in their lighting collection…and I thought…what a great palette for summer!

A summer palette need not be bleached out! These deep greens, blues and aquas evoke the richness of a long summer day, from the bliss of a brilliant turquoise sky, to the cool depths of the deep green sea… and every hue in between.


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Batik Blue and White Porcelain Lamp

Finley Kelly Green Lamp

Finley Kelly Green Lamp

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Fiona Mustard Green Table Lamp

Fiona Mustard Green Table Lamp

Paula Aqua Cased Glass Lamp

Paula Aqua Cased Glass Lamp


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All of the lamps above are from Arteriors, and are available through Gaita Interiors. All of the fabrics are from Duralee, also available through Gaita Interiors.

April 13, 2010

Outdoor Shaded Daybeds

Do you believe were an Egyptian queen in a previous life? Yea, me too. If so, you’ll feel quite regal, and right at home stretched out on a shaded outdoor daybed. lskjeowihilesrutnsve9rntulseoritunlseoritynleoityhneoit7nyoity;eoitn;ot8aynerityaeo;ithdelmar queen outdoor daybed rest hard
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You know a trend is here for real, when Walmart jumps on board, like with their Orleans Outdoor Daybed (above left) for $268!  I think you could do a lot better with the pillows by grazing from other suppliers, such as the pillows shown on the Pottery Barn Palmetto Wicker Daybed.  At $1999 the Palmetto is reasonably well priced, and very pretty!

The one below that, on the left is from the other end of the spectrum.  Tuuci makes truly top shelf, very luxurious resort quality outdoor furniture and hardware. Their Bali Lounge shown here in it’s fully draped and cushioned glory runs about $10,000.

Summer’s coming, and vacations for many have been curtailed. The resort-like luxury of a shaded daybed can make your staycation quite convincing:  Close your eyes, sip on your home made pina colada, and it’s almost like being in the Caribbean!

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Outdoor Cabana Daybed from www.homeinfatuation.com

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These  curved, ovular daybeds seem very urbane to me.  I’d love to sit on this one, while surrounded by a garden with modern sculptures. The Hamptons, perhaps?

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The Spartan Daybed from Restoration Hardware.


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Sydney Harbor YinYang Daybed from Front Gate.

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Get a good book, and a glass of iced tea (or something stronger) …and start relaxing the shade!


P.S.  I sat on this one last week at the High Point Furniture Market ( the Hallo from Kannoa) and had my Cleopatra moment!



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