As a designer, writer, and entrepreneur, I’m obsessed with anything that is luxury, unique, or glamorous! I have a keen eye for style and love sharing all my ideas, muses, and projects with the rest of the design world! I love to travel along with Sophie, my mini Schnauzer whom I take on all my great adventures.
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I know in the 17th and 18th century, designers loved to design each room with one theme, and one color only! When I toured the Schonbrunn Palace a few years back, I remember stepping into each room and being surprised. Every room had a different theme going on – the red room, the green room, the blue room, e.t.c. I always thought this was interesting as you didn’t know what to expect when entering a room. The rooms below have a modern take on this design style and used French toile, venetian motifs, and floral prints throughout each space. Pretty neat!
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Turning flea-market finds into treasures is a dream job I could do for the rest of my life – the satisfaction I get from turning junk into great works of art is utter fulfillment. Since a lot of you probably have old furniture you would like to upholster but don’t know where to start, I have put together a little guide to help you get started. It’s not even that difficult to do, with a little creativity and patience you can get your old furniture back in style for 2013.
Louis XVI chairs can be very expensive on the market, especially upholstered in damask fabric or velvet, and if topped off with nail head studs the prices can skyrocket through the roof! Take matters into your own hands and do it yourself – exactly the way you want to! Check out this easy DIY I came across from Country Living:
Step 1: Remove the old upholstery and any tacks or staples from the frame.
Step 2: Do the “eight-way hand-tie” technique for your springs.
Step 3: With a staple gun apply fox edge and buffer between the frame and the padding.
Step 4: After applying a layer of duke cotton, blue foam, and Dacron, apply your fabric.
Step 5: Use hot glue to secure the double piping.
And… voila you are done!
View the Original Project at Country Living!
Another New York designer to grace our website this month (it’s not intentionally!) is Alex Papachristidis who grew up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This super outgoing designer was a born artist – his default playground used to be the grand halls of the Metropolitan Museum of art, where his mother brought him for his weekend entertainment. Accompanying his mother to many operas in New York, Paris, and Italy probably explains his vast décor ideas when designing for himself or for clients.
His New York home is stunning and features a lot of custom pieces such as the sectional in Schumacher velvet which can retail for $1,000 a yard! The exquisite flooring is what caught my eye; which looks to be regular strip hardwood with a hand painted design. Definitely something to keep in mind the next time I decide to re-do my flooring!