Atelier Brancusi

Today's inspiration is taken from Brancusi's resurrected studio (circa 1920) outside the Centre Pompidou in Paris.  As he was known as a true pioneer in modernism, I am always amazed by the beauty of his studio along with the clean, geometrical lines of his work.  It is a great example of the balance of the use of materials and the art of placement.

May is for Soirées

May is quite possibly one of the most beautiful months of the year.  It is also the perfect time of year to break out the cocktail dress and host a soirée.  One of my clients recently decided to host a cocktail party as a result of a recently completed room that we just finished.  As I also love to do floral arrangements, I made a trip to the floral district to purchase flowers for her event.  I love to create simple and understated arrangements by using gorgeous flowers that speak on their own.  


Dutch Flowers on 28th street is the best place to shop for flowers.  It is a treat to visit their shop.

After a fun trip to the floral district, I was off to the soirée with my bag of beautiful flowers.

White peonies add the perfect amount of understated elegance.

I placed cherry blossoms in this statue.  The color was perfect for the Rosé sipping occasion.




A touch of orange always adds the perfect amount of color.

Loving this fun green on the freshly painted gray cabinet.

My beautiful friend and client in her Entrance Hall on her Birthday!


The urban spring landscape and fabrics too.

This past weekend in New York was absolutely beautiful.  It was so refreshing to find hints of color all over the city.  The colors of the landscape seen in Union Square, the West Village, Gramercy Park and Chelsea were inspiration for pulling out some fabrics today.  

Chelsea tulips in full bloom.


I always love checking out the new collection from Pierre Frey as I do love all things French!  This artsy linen is so much fun that I am just dying to use it.


Bright blue skies and pinky lavender blossoms.

I am in love with this design called "Esmeralda" from Tulu.  Tulu is this amazing textile company that is based in Istanbul, a city that I have had the opportunity to explore.  Check out many more of their gorgeous fabrics at Studio Four NYC.

I’m not usually a fan of green but this building caught my eye with the beautiful green trees in front of it.  For some reason, it took me back to "Cherry Tree Lane" from my childhood.

Ferrick Mason does an amazing job at creating painterly fabrics.  Alex Mason, the fabric designer and artist, takes true inspiration from the landscape.