Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New Work: Residential

The semester is over! You guessed it: new work is now live. I'll be posting a more in-depth write up soon about the design process, material selection, and final design solutions soon, but in the mean time check out an overview on my portfolio


Monday, May 11, 2015

Pastel Palates

White on white winter is far behind us, but I'm still loving the monochromatic layering of these pale pastels. Some serious color inspiration that's definitely making me anxious to repaint this summer. 




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

'Hillvetica'

It's already been a pretty big dose of excitement the last few days what with Hillary Clinton declaring her campaign. "I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century" - you go girl! But all seriousness aside, I'm also thrilled with her graphic campaign so far. The reveal of her "H" logo along with the rest of the alphabet is bold and youthful.

Designer Rick Wolf is actually trying to make an actual Hillvetica font - please please say it's true! 



Friday, April 10, 2015

My 'Go-To' for Great Gifts

You know when your sister randomly gives you the perfect rose lipstick, or a friend brings you a new candle for spring just for fun? I love getting 'out of the blue' gifts, it's always such a sweet surprise and it makes me feel special. When I'm looking for fun gifts I always have a 'go-to' where I know I'll find something...can you guess what it is?
Art museums. As an avid museum junkie I've learned a few things - the fastest routes to my favorite pieces, the 'slow' times to go to see the real good stuff, AND that the gift shops are stocked with some of the most unique and beautiful small finds! My recent favorite? These Soap Stones by Pelle Designs in Brooklyn. They're hand made and are truly gorgeous in their packaging, clean lines, and lovely scents. 

What's your favorite place to go for fun gifts? 



Monday, March 23, 2015

Clever NYC Loft

As an interior designer & a college student living in small cramped spaces I'm always on the lookout for creative space saving ideas. This NYC loft in the Tribeca area is a mere 900 square feet but feels extremely spacious. 
The original partitions in the loft were removed and replaced with a central mass that houses the kitchen unit, a master bedroom and adjoining bathroom. 
Looking for a little privacy? 

A grey curtain separates the bedroom from living area without having to waste swing space from doors. 
I love how seemingly simple the floor plan is and the functionality of the space. Check out even more photos of this amazingly organized loft at Design Milk. 




Thursday, February 26, 2015

WHY THE VIS-A-VIS BENCH IS THE PERFECT SOLUTION TO PUBLIC SPACES

The other day I was sitting on a bench in a restaurant waiting for my table to be ready, while I was waiting someone sat down right next to me. Now, it wasn't the fact that someone sat next to me, it was that it was just a small enough space that they popped my personal bubble. We all know how uncomfortable it can be to have your intimate and personal space invaded by a stranger in a social or public space (i.e. bus stop); which is why the Vis-A-Vis bench is perfect. While you're most likely sitting right next to a stranger, the opposite views give you a little bit more privacy and separation. Hello comfort zone, we missed you. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fun Instagram Series

My awesome sister, Sarah - who's an English major - has the coolest ongoing instagram series...
What she's currently reading. Occasionally she'll snap shops of the books, articles, essays, and more that she's reading, and they're always look so dreamy and magical. It's actually one of the reasons I started reading for fun again!


Check out all of her photos here