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Holiday House Hamptons 2014 :: My Faves

Earlier this summer, Holiday House Hamptons at Watchcase in Sag Harbor opened its doors to the public. Showcasing eighteen talented interior designers, the prestigious design showhouse combines two of founder, Iris Dankner’s passions: interior design and fundraising for breast cancer research. This year Holiday House partnered with Hamptons Cottages and Gardens (HC&G) to deliver an inspiring design house which is actually a 19th century brick factory that’s now being converted into luxury condos. The grand industrial space set the stage for each designer to create a space themed around a holiday or special moment in their life. Here’s a look at some of my favorite spaces.

Holiday House Hamptons 2014 // Living Room

living room by Elizabeth Dow Home

Holiday House Hamptons // Kitchen

kitchen by West Chin Architects and Interior Designers

The event is as much about celebrating life as it is about fighting breast cancer. – Holiday House Hamptons

Holiday House Hamptons // White Room

bungalow living room by ID Creations

Holiday House Hamptons 2014 // Floral Bedroom

master bedroom by Campion Platt

Holiday House Hamptons 2014 // Bathroom

bathroom by Campion Platt

Holiday House Hamptons // Dressing Room

dressing room by Studio MRS

Holiday House Hamptons // Blue Room

media room by Bjornen Design

Holiday House Hamptons 2014 will be open daily until Monday, September 1 at 15 Church Street, Sag Harbor, New York. General admission is $35. For more information and and tickets, please visit: holidayhousehamptons.com.

happy decorating,

cristin

* photo credit: Rikki Snyder via Houzz

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Read full story By on July 21, 2014 in Bathroom, Bedroom, home accessories, houzz, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, Living Room, wallpaper

Bold & Bright :: Miami Beach Apartment Tour

Recently House Beautiful toured the colorful Miami Beach apartment of interior designer, Robert Passal (loved his master bedroom for the Hampton Designer Showhouse in 2012). The mix of modern and traditional used throughout is a personal fave as well as the classic blue and white color palette that flows in both indoors and out. Passal is a master at combining pattern, texture and color. Take a look and I think you’ll agree!

bright blue linen sofa // Robert Passal Interiors

To get just the right watery effect, he even paints the door in a bright blue car paint. What? yep.

blue chair with  henrique oliveira painting #art #blue #interiordesign

Love the combo of pattern and color in this image. The Louis XVI–style chair upholstered in an African batik fabric looks amazing paired with the stunning swirl painting by Henrique Oliveira.

kitchen with marble top lostrine prep table // Robert Passal

Love the clean, modern lines in the kitchen and the pops of bright color.

Lepere table with Tom Dixon chair // Miami Beach apartment // Robert Passal Interiors

Passal mixes artwork and accessories beautifully here in the apartment’s entry and creates a fun, unexpected work area. The modern Tom Dixon chair is a personal fave!

toile grasscloth wallcovering in blue // Robert Passal

In this bedroom, Passal covers the walls in a traditional blue and white toile, features an elegant blue velvet bed and adds a fun green accent with bed linens.

marble square tile in bathroom // Robert Passal

In the bathroom, square marble tiles cover both the walls and floor. Love the painting hung above the tub. So daring!

Quadrille Nomad drapery // Miami Beach Apartment // Robert Passal

In the master bedroom, matchstick blinds are layered with ceiling to floor panel drapery in Quadrille’s Nomad pattern. They frame the sliding door beautifully.

bathroom with Elitis Paradisio Cristal fabric walls // Robert Passal

Covered in gorgeous shimmery blue fabric, this powder room is a head turner.

outdoor patio with saarinen table and blue sofa // Robert Passal

And last, but not least, the outdoor patio which features traditional teak seating with blue and white cushions. It’s paired with a modern white Saarinen table by Knoll. Love!

I’m also thrilled to be over at Erin’s House of Turquoise today talking about my playroom + guest bedroom design project. More beautiful bright color!

happy decorating,

cristin

*photo credit: Jonny Valiant via House Beautiful

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Read full story By on July 7, 2014 in Bathroom, Bedroom, chairs, color, decorating small spaces, gallery wall, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, Living Room, living rooms, original artwork, tables, wallpaper

Flamingo Decor Frenzy

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flamingo art and tufted bench

As part of my home’s expansion project, I’ve been designing a few rooms for my own family. One is a bedroom for my little one that will feature flamingos. This process has been a lot of fun and has me scouting flamingo decor. There is a lot of cheesy flamingo stuff  and it’s easy to go overboard with the theme, so I’ve narrowed down a few of my favorite here.

flamingo photography - the animal print shop

One way to incorporate flamingos in your decor is through artwork. This photo taken by Sharon Montrose captures a solo flamingo with wings outstretched. It’s a little a typical of the iconic one legged stance that flamingos are known for. Perhaps that’s why I like it so much.

living room with flamingo artwork // smitten studio

In this living room by Sarah or Smitten Studio, another flamingo photo by Sharon is featured above mid-century modern inspired console. Love!

Flamingo Mingle Art - Cozamia

However, I still adore this Flamingo Mingle print by Cozamia.

flamingo wallpaper bedroom

Furbish Studio features one of my favorite flamingo wallpapers in a bedroom vignette.

flamingo wallpaper

The flamingo wallpaper by Cole & Sons is available in a lovely toned-down color palette at Anthropologie. It would be so much fun in a powder room.

pink flamingo sugar cookies

Not home decor, but I’ve noticed that flamingo party themes are trending too. Loved this sweet flamingo 1st birthday party for Penny. How cute are these sugar cookies?

happy decorating,

cristin

*first image via Lonny

 

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Read full story By on June 23, 2014 in Bedroom, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, original artwork, wallpaper

Design Crush :: Lulu DK

LuLu DK butterfly table runner and pink peonies // fiesta ideas

A few years ago a butterfly fabric by Lulu deKwaitkowski for Schumacher inspired the color palette and theme for a family party. I spotted the playful pattern in another textile of Lulu’s that was used to cover walls. It’s hard to see from the image below, but the fabric is a gorgeous linen and the butterflies are in shades of blue with gold metallic accents. It is quite striking.

butterfly wallcovering - Lulu DK textiles #butterflies

The image, found on Lulu’s blog reminded of how much I love her aesthetic – colorful, chic and always inviting. Her sophisticated, yet relaxed style is a result of her polar upbringing in bustling Manhattan and the laid-back beach lifestyle of the Hamptons and Bahamas. It’s most apparent in her LULU DK collections of fabrics, rugs, bedding, artwork and other decor items.

LuLu DK heart rug and artwork // girl's bedroom

This sweet child’s room features LULU DK’s heart rug and artwork.

inviting living room - Lulu DK

LULU DK linen pillows in wavy blue pattern top Lulu’s own sofa.

artwork by Lulu DK

Lulu always hand draws and paints her motifs and patterns before they are transformed into beautiful textiles. Her artwork is stunning!

butterfly wall decals // Lulu DK #butterflies

Recently, Lulu launched a line of adorable wall decals. My fave are the butterflies. So cute for a baby’s nursery, don’t you think?

gold removable tattoos // LULU DK #tattoos

I’ve never been a tattoo girl, but Lulu’s new metallic jewelry tattoos are so chic. Available in gold, silver or black the tattoos will last about 4 days in and out of the water. I just might have to try them out this summer!

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on June 18, 2014 in Bedroom, girl's bedroom, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, original artwork, pattern, rugs, tabletop, textiles, throw pillows, wallpaper