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

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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

WISHING YOU A COOL JUICY DAY!

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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Fiona Mustard Green Table Lamp

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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.

May 7, 2010

Mother’s Day, In a Hurry!

In case you are not prepared for the big day  yet, (shame on you!) I’ve conducted a very serious study, to learn what the perfect Mother’s Day Gift for the Home is.

What is that quintessential THING, that all mothers want MORE THAN  ANYTHING? (besides a day at the spa,…no kids invited?)

Well here it is…based on months of research, extensive polls, laboratory testing…..

JUST KIDDING!  The only  search I’ve done is based on my own personal WISHES.  Here’s something I’d really love to receive, and it’s not too late to run out and get it!:

An assortment of cheerful floral cotton pillows-for the traditional Mom

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These are from Pottery Barn, and they do a great job of making several very carefully chosen prints look as if they’ve been casually thrown together. the price is right, and the feather fillings are very good.

Or for the Mod Mom, Balanced Design makes these very beautiful, very eco friendly pillows: Green, organic and oh so modern!

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Just the thing to add cheer and freshness to my house, and make me love being at home even more than I already do!

Happy Mother’s Day!

March 17, 2010

Get a Blast of Spring into Your Home Right Now!

First, get a slip cover made for your sofa out of this joyous floral from Robert Allen, Kiki-color pinata. Don’t be afraid, you’re going to love it, I promise! And this fabric is super sturdy, with a 30,000 double rub rating. That means you can let the monkeys jump on the sofa, no problem!

Fabric and custom slipcovers are available at Gaita Interiors.

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Then add a couple of cheerful pieces from Maine CottageThe look is whimsical, but the quality is very serious. This is some solid furniture, and the paint finishes are as tough as they are beautiful.  In my neighborhood, we get our Maine Cottage fix from Wendy Gee! right on Boston Post Rd, in Larchmont, NY.  At Wendy Gee! it’s spring all year round.  I highly recommend a visit.  Just browsing there always cheers me up!

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Wendy Gee! also sells these rugs from Dash and Albert.  This particular one is an indoor-outdoor rug. That means you can take it outside and hose it down, no worries!

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For the table top, check out these floral plates and towels  from Crate and Barrel. They do spring right! I guess somebody there knows that we need a little cheering up, and beige just wont do!  What could be nicer, first thing in the morning, than a bagel with flowers!
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So it seems, AS USUAL, in spite of everything, SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

CELEBRATE!

December 2, 2009

Guest Blog: Why We Don’t Like Matchy Matchy

Filed under: Color usage, Fabric Usage, Furniture, Interior Design, Paint, Wall Decoration — michaeldelicio @ 1:48 PM

By Caitlin Pitt

Pick up any of the hipper (or recherché, depending on your viewpoint) design rags and you’ll see at lot of looks. What used to be called “eclectic” is “classic” now; combining periods is the baseline. Elements of glamour (eg ormoulu and brass) that used to be old are new again. Corian is the new marble. Colors that once ‘clashed’ now ‘sizzle’.

You’ve seen everything, and you’ll see everything. But the one thing you won’t see is “matchy matchy”. At least not in this decade.

First, the definition. The Urban Dictionary (www.urbandictionary.com) defines “matchy matchy” as, “…used to describe an outfit that is too coordinated and consists of too many of the same types of colours [sic], patterns, fabrics, accessories, designer pieces, thematic elements, etc. Can also be used in reference to interior design…”

The expression itself embodies a mild though mocking rebuke of the old aesthetic. Even if you don’t fully understand the concept you can tell there’s something undesirable going on here. But matching is a hard habit to break! Nevertheless, when you let go of the compulsion, you’ll be surprised to find that a whole new dimension of beauty and richness awaits.

Here’s what I mean. Take, for example, this nice room here. Nothing bad one can say. It’s a comfortably appointed, calming, traditional room. I have seen this room, or a close cousin, in a thousand homes. I’ve seen this room in every city in the US. Even in the homes of very-this-century people.

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It’s certainly lovely…but is it interesting? Stimulating? Enlivening?? There is little or no acknowledgment of the intervening 150 years of design history and innovation anywhere here. Edith Wharton likely would be as comfortable in this room as my grandmother would’ve been.

Now let’s look at these rooms.

Are they transitional? postmodern? what? To say they’re “eclectic” sounds quaint, or maybe ironic, kind of like calling large item collection day at the dump “a hodgepodge”.

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One common feature of these rooms is that the scale of the elements is similar to classical decorating. You’ll note that the stone sculpture above is nearly the scale of a painting that might hang over the bed in a modern room. The bronze silk upholstered X bench at the foot of the bed is a common enough item, albeit one with more “pop”. But five or ten years ago, would one have seen this bronze paired with the yellow lacquer nightstands? And stones above the bed? No, this is definitely a new way of putting things together.

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Here, there are lots of different colors, periods and styles, but no over-sized pieces or oddly mismatched items, such as a cherry Queen Anne stool or a 70s redwood tree stump coffee table. This room also has pairs of items that do match, lending the room a pleasing symmetricality. Would we have seen this room in the 70s or even the 90s? Likely not.

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In this room, there’s very little to match – another great strategy. All-one-hue rooms with different components in various tones or values is another, more subtle, way to avoid matching too much. This room encompasses traditional, classic, modern and contemporary elements with a minimalist aesthetic and looks “mixed” rather than “matched”, but quietly so.

The point is, in this day and age there are so many ways to achieve stylishness living, and only a tiny subset of these requires that all of the elements match. Today, “go together” can mean combining similar elements in unanticipated ways just as easily as it can mean containing disparate elements within a classical framework. Whichever way one wants it, the result is distinct, crisp, provocative – and new.

Happy Decorating!

-Caitlin

October 19, 2009

GOING GREY…silver, white and black

Lately the elegant trend toward greys and silvers, mixed with black and white, has been picking up speed in the market place. There’s a new wealth of available  fabrics, furniture, rugs and lighting in this color family, and at every price point.

Furthermore, this is a trend that is versatile, and has lasting power. Since grey is the “new neutral”, I can happily recommend jumping aboard, if the look appeals to you. You’ll never regret buying a grey sofa, or a classic Carrara marble table. Such pieces are timeless, and can easily translate into new looks, and work with new color palettes in years to come.

by Jennie Abbott for Monique Lhuillier

When you bring greys and silvers into your home, you introduce a sense of calm, cool tranquility, and order. Soft greys lend a subtle femininity, while deep greys indicate a masculine presence.

This beautiful room, by interior designer Jennie Abbott, is the epitome of glamour, with deep rich grey upholstered pieces, against pale wall and floor treatments. The strong black and white art and black fireplace surround, bring some weightiness up to the walls. Without those touches, the strong furniture pieces would appear to float in their cloud-like surroundings. Here the feminine and masculine are expertly balanced. The results are DREAMY!!

This is one of the few situations where I can recommend plain white walls. (OMG!)  This silvery pale grey palette gives white walls a reason to exist!  In fact it’s the ideal backdrop for it.  Here are a few things I put together to help you create this look:

Items below: Surya Fallon Grey Rug from www.RugStudio, Laszlo Pendant  Light and Larabie Clear Table Lamp are from Kravet Lighting (available through Gaita Interiors), Seville Chair from Room and Board, Avec Sofa from CB2

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Every one of the gorgeous fabrics in this post is from Duralee.  The coffee table is the Smart Round Marble Table from CB2.  The Silver Cheetah Faux Fur Throw is from Fur-Throws.com.
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The art: Both the piece above, and the Audrey Hepburn piece are prints on stretched canvas from Ikea, each $79.99

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The pieces above are: The Hubbard Rocker from Room and Board, and the Isabella Chandelier from Kravet Lighting (available through Gaita Interiors) The grey silk pebble pillow (lower right) is from www.pillowsuperstore.com. The other three pillows are all from Cb2

Greys also mix well with warm neutrals.  So if you already have some of the “old neutral” (beige, tan, taupe)you don’t have to start from scratch to go ahead and add some of the “new neutral”

GET COOL WITH SOME SOFT,GLAMOROUS,TRANQUIL,FEMININE, MASCULINE,CLASSIC, TIMELESS GREY.

October 12, 2009

Autumn in Vermont: Interior Inspiration

Filed under: Color usage, Fabric Usage, Interior Design, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — michaeldelicio @ 4:44 PM

In my work, I spend many hours looking at, and thinking about the work of other designers, artists, textile designers, furniture makers and craft people of every ilk. But whenever I can, I turn my focus to NATURE, the original, fundamental, and primary source of all inspiration!

October in Vermont is perfect for this kind of creative refreshment.  It’s no wonder Vermont is known for it’s crafts and artists! I just spent a couple of days there taking pictures. Here’s a very small example of what I saw, and the direct inspiration for interior design that I took from it.

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This incredible fuchsia foliage is the aptly named Flame Bush.  I love it at this stage, half green, half fuchsia.

…And, I love it as a color scheme.  Green and pink are natural companions.  At this depth of saturation, they bring  earthiness, glamour and passion. The combination amps up the exotic feel of these Moroccan inspired patterns.

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Fabrics: Top row-  All three are from HIGHLAND COURT 180933H-298, 180939-298 and 180944H-338.   Second Row- KRAVET 27148-430, Highland Court 180949H-299, Kravet (wallcovering) W3080-630.   Third Row-Highland Court 180934H-298,  Kravet (wallcovering) W3093-640, Highland Court 180954H-298  All fabrics are available through Gaita Interiors (914)834-8282.

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Carpet- Hot Pink Song from Madeline Weinrib,  hand blown vase from www.glassworkscentral.net , green Moroccan Pouf from http://moroccanprestige.com/leather_poufs.html, Moroccan Lantern from www.gifts.freemarkits.com Fuchsia Moroccan Pouf from www.tazidesigns.com

The Real Vermont, Why I Keep Going Back: I took this shot on the edge of a quiet country road, on a cloudy afternoon in Ludlow, Vermont.  To me in exemplifies all that is lovely about Vermont in the Autumn.  The shady old tree, the stone wall, the mix of reds, greens, and yellows.  Too bad you can’t smell the pines!  Pines smell best in Vermont, in the crisp air of Fall.

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We can call this the Harvest Palette,and for many it is the only color scheme necessary…EVER!! (Blue need not apply!)  It offers a generous helping of warmth and cheer to carry you through the coldest winter.

I like my Harvest Palette on the light side, with lots of orangy reds and yellows,  and low notes of clean, deep greens.  This  combination lends itself to a range of settings from a casual  farm house kitchen, to the most formal Manhattan townhouse, and everything in between.  It works beautifully with classic chinoiserie details.

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Fabrics: Top row- KRAVET Fendton D-420, Kravet 27772-640, Kravet 31786-21  Second Row- HIGHLAND COURT 180664H-268,  Kravet 22302-24. Kravet Holistic-16  Third row- ROBERT ALLEN Atlas Peak citrus mango, THIBAUT Alder Damask green wallcovering.  All fabrics are available through Gaita Interiors (914)834-8282

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Rug from Safavieh Heirloom Collection, the following items are all from Gump’s- Hand Painted Lotus Vase, Open Work Green Garden Stool, Hand Painted Chrysanthemum Screen, Shanghai Red Lacquer Boxes.

I recommend photography as a way of developing a deeper enjoyment of the outdoors. When you decide to photograph something, you’re forced to REALLY look at it, with a concentration you may never have used for JUST LOOKING.  You don’t have to be a great photographer (eg:  ME!)  Any old camera will do. The photographs are not the point.  They’re just a means to an end; a new way to see.

I hope you find:

CREATIVE REPLENISHMENT, IN THIS AND EVERY SEASON.

September 4, 2009

Beautiful Art I’ve Seen in Larchmont, NY

The Mamaroneck Artist’s Guild, known as MAG does a great job representing artist’s from the Lower Westchester area.  Everything they show is of the highest quality.  Here are some pieces from their collection I put together to “art up” a prospective sophisticated living room in a cool modern palette with splashes of hot color.  I dipped into photography, painting, sculpture and woodcuts.  What Fun!!

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"Roman Vine" by Aida Krgin

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"Tom" by Suzanne Bohrer Ashley

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"Tree of Life III" by Gerda Rose

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"Conversation" Stoneware sculpture by Sybil Maimin

"Conversation" Stoneware sculpture by Sybil Maimin

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"Calligraphy" by Carol Watnick

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"Hopewell Farmhouse" by Tanya Schlick

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"Urban Landscape" by Lynne Lederman

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"Doorway" by Aida Krgin

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This just a tiny smattering of the gorgeous art represented by MAG.  I’m so proud to have an art gallery with such a broad and eclectic collection, right here in my little town of Larchmont New York!  Click here to get a peek at what they’re showing right now.  If you’re thinking of coming from Manhattan, it’s just a ten minute walk from Larchmont Train Station.

Which comes first, the art or the fabrics? In this case the art came first, and I was inspired by it to create a collection of coordinating fabrics.  Here’s what I came up with  for our proposed living room:
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Fabrics: All from Robert Allen- Adelle Graphite, Amazing Maze Tulip, Aerial Leaves Iced Celadon, Orator Nightfall, Beach Life Sangria, Neivre Noire, Betwixt Grey Opal, Ansonia Fleur Caviar.

For pricing and availability of fabrics, call Gaita Interiors (914)834-8282

SO ART UP!  and HAVE FUN!!





July 28, 2009

Home Design in a Recession: Robert Allen to the Rescue!

Filed under: Fabric Usage — Tags: , , , — Leona Gaita @ 4:10 PM

Times are tough and consumers are understandably being very careful with their spending. Custom decorating isn’t cheap, but Robert Allen has just introduced some very classy looking prints that I can sell for a low price, without giving up the chic look that I insist on bringing to my projects.

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The Robert Allen @Home Collection, has always provided reliably inexpensive prints, but NOT always forward looking styling.  I think these new prints, in their patterns, styling, coloring and quality stand up beautifully among much higher priced prints from exclusive print houses.

Shades of grey plus hot pink in the above print (Waldemere-dove) give it a very current look and set it apart from other prints in its price category.  The base fabric is a smooth full bodied cotton. It  retails for $29.90 a yard!  Hey for that price, let’s upholster the walls!
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Here are some co-ordinates I found to have fun with, plenty for a whole room.  All are from Robert Allen.  The pink and grey stripe is  from the @Home Collection (Kukula-dove) also $29.90 a yard.

Below  are some furniture selections, to show how I envision using these pretty, modern prints and co-ordinates.

Kravet Andante Recamier

Kravet Andante Recamier

Cb2 Smart Marble Round Coffee Table

Cb2 Smart Marble Round Coffee Table

Duralee Riverside Chair

Duralee Riverside Chair

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The brilliant,  joyful coloring used in this new print (Les Fauves-grasslands) from the @Home collection, gives this traditional pattern a fresh and up-to-date look.  The highly saturated cheerful spring palette is just the right medicine for tough times.  The pricing at $39.90 a yard doesn’t hurt either!  The base fabric is a wonderful full bodied linen blend that absolutely belies the pricing.

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Robert Allen Les Fauves-grasslands

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The green and white geometric (Cat’s Cradle-grass) in the grouping above is also from the @Home Collection.  It’s printed on the same wonderful linen blend, and comes in 8 smashing colors.  It  retails for $39.90.  This particular print , can take the lead to create a modern look, or be combined with the floral as part of an updated traditional setting.  All of the fabrics above are from Robert Allen.

I’d like to see these new patterns used on some handsome, time honored traditional furnishings.  The bright upbeat take on the prints, would give the classic furniture styling a good shaking up.  Don’t you think?

Petite Serenade Sofa

Petite Serenade Sofa from Kravet

Lyon Chair from Duralee

Lyon Chair from Duralee

Carrioll cocktail Table from Hickory Chair

Carrioll Cocktail Table from Hickory Chair

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In this new collection, Robert Allen shows that with great styling you can get a beautiful, chic and current look, at the right price.

THANKS ROBERT ALLEN.  KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

All of the @Home prints come ina a gorgeous array of colors. Give us a call anytime, for sampling or pricing and availablity on the various fabrics shown here:  Gaita Interiors (914)834-8282

July 17, 2009

HOW TO: Design a Glamorous Movie Bedroom for Your Home

One of the great traditions of Hollywood cinema is the creation of dreamy set designs. Why would we pay good money to go to a movie, just to see our favorite stars living lives in settings that are mundane? Even if the plot is in no way dependent on gorgeous interior design, seeing the interiors of beautiful homes is a big part of the escapism of the movies, and always has been.

Well my philosophy is: No home should be mundane. Each one should be as special as the individuals who dwell there. Whatever the available budget there’s always a way. The bedroom in particular is a personal sanctuary. Here are two beautiful,very different examples of glamorous movie bedrooms, and how YOU can get that glamour into your life.

CARRIE BRADSHAW’S CHIC, URBANE BEDROOM from “Sex and the City

Here’s what Carrie’s got going on in her “newly renovated apartment”, and a  few elements you can use to get the look:

Carrie Bradshaw's glam bedroom

Carrie Bradshaw's glam bedroom

Carrie Bradshaw is my friend! OK, don’t send the paddy wagon, I know she’s not real! But I feel like we’ve been through a lot together! Romantic ups and downs, career stalls and triumphs, keeping friendships alive through it all. I want to congratulate her for finally getting her act together in her apartment. Why wait for prince charming to come along to live in a chic environment? When she graduated from the small screen to the silver screen,thanks to set designer Jeremy Conway, my fictional friend stepped up to an elegant, modern and oh so urbane Manhattan apartment.

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West Elm Zebra Rug 9'x12' $749.00

West Elm Zebra Rug 9'x12' $749.00

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Benjamin Moore -Clearest Ocean Blue 2064-40. White Dove would be nice on the trim and ceiling.

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Wallace Upholstered Headboard from Restoration Hardware $1495.00 for king

Wallace Upholstered Headboard from Restoration Hardware $1495.00 for king

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Harriet White Glass Table Lamp from Barnes & Noble $179.00

Harriet White Glass Table Lamp from Barnes & Noble $179.00

Table from Target $229.00

Table from Target $229.00

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West Elm Desk, $329.00

West Elm Desk, $329.00

Excaliber Collection from The Door Store, $169.99

Excaliber Collection from The Door Store, $169.99

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Carrie and her vanity

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Paris Apartment MirroredVanity $7,800.00

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As always with Sex and the City, there is a strong blend of true-to-life reality, (the relationships) and pure fantasy (how could a journalist afford all those designer clothes?) That's why we love it! The mirrored vanity pictured above is a case in point. The one in Carrie's bedroom is comparable to this drop-dead-gorgeous seven drawered beauty from Paris Apartment (go to the site and drool) It retails for $7,800.00! That's equal to 19 pairs of Manolos! I doubt Carrie would make the sacrifice.

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Horchow $699.00

Horchow $699.00

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I wouldn’t call this pretty mirrored vanity from Horchow a sacrifice!  The curves are graceful, and it has the critical drawer for a blow dryer, and plenty of room for make-up and other necessities.

Gaita Interiors can make custom cream silk dupioni drapes for about $500 per pair.

West Elm Upholstered Slipper Chair $429.00

West Elm Upholstered Slipper Chair $429.00

Ikea 30" round mirror $19.99

Ikea 30" round mirror $19.99 for over the vanity.

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Behind Carrie’s bed is a melange of framed wall art. West Elm has all you need, for the right prices. You can get that “collector’s look” in one fell swoop. I would install them in a random mix of black and white frames.
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The pillows are from www.pillowsandthrows.com The bedding is from Crate and Barrel.
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Oh Carrie!  I wish you and Big SO MUCH LUCK! But just in case, maybe you should keep the lease on your perfectly elegant little  nest… Big’s a tricky guy! You never know.

ART DECO 1930′S ALL- OUT GLAMOUR ” Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

The plot is thin, but the performers are all pros, and the eye candy can’t be beat! Sets, costumes and the art direction are fabulous and flawless.  Here the set designer, Katie Spencer, expertly recreated a high end Art Deco interior complete with a few anachronisms (which add to the authenticity) from earlier periods such as old fashioned ruffled sheers, and a slightly frumpy dated looking slipper chair, and practically Victorian table lamps.  Let’s keep the Art Deco elegance, but update the look a little:

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Satin bedding from Speigel.com

Satin bedding from Speigel.com

From HomeDecorators.com Standing mirrored Room Divider $699.00

From HomeDecorators.com Standing mirrored Room Divider $699.00

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Seville Headboard at Target.com $409.99

Seville Headboard at Target.com $409.99

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Sheer Curtains

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The sheers above are from Country Curtains.  You would need to triple up on them to get that full look.  Gaita Interiors can make very full custom sheer drapes (no ruffles!) for  about $300 per pair.

Schumacher Wallpaper Imperial Trellis-alabaster

Schumacher Wallpaper Imperial Trellis-alabaster, for behind the bed

Thibaut Cantonese, pearl

Thibaut Cantonese, pearl, for an accent wall.

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Horchow Crystal Ball Table Lamp $155

Horchow Crystal Ball Table Lamp $155

Horchow Mirrored End Table $269.00

Horchow Mirrored End Table $269.00

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Venetian Mirror from www.theMirrorLady.com $341.00

Venetian Mirror from www.theMirrorLady.com $341.00

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I wouldn’t build a bedroom with a platform.  To me, it’s a tripping hazard. I’m getting on in years, you know! But you can add the curve and some luxury with a round white shag rug.  This one from Crate and Barrel is quite nice.  If you have enough room, Home Decorators makes one up to 10′ round for the same price!

6 foot round rug from Crate and Barrel

6 foot round rug from Crate and Barrel

Crate and Barrel Petrie Chair $899.00

Crate and Barrel Petrie Chair $899.00

Pale Gold Metallic Paint from Modern Masters

Pale Gold Metallic Paint from Modern Masters

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If your ceiling is in very good condition, you can add another layer of glam with a couple of coats of gold metallic paint.  Modern Masters does a great job, with the paint, and advice on technique. Benjamin Moore Bone White would be nice on the walls where there's no wallpaper.  White Dove for the trim.

Vanity Dreassing Table from ReadyToCover.com

Vanity Dreassing Table from ReadyToCover.com

From Wisteria.com , vaniy stool $249

From Wisteria.com , vaniy stool $249

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If your space is small, this  dressing table (delivered unfinished) from ReadyToCover is surprisingly practical, with plenty of hidden storage below.  The kidney shape works well with the Art Deco look.

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The vanity is just a dressed up shelf in a bay window. Great idea!

At the end of this fluffy romp, our charming leading lady, Delysia, chooses love over riches, with her poor but sincere (sexy) musician boyfriend Michael.  I’m afraid she may have to say goodbye to the deluxe digs she was accustomed to.  Oh well… C’est L’amour!

BE A STAR! ….and GO DECORATE!

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