A major perk (in my opinion) of working in a furniture showroom = constant redecorating. I’ve been given the privilege of designing Bungalow 5’s NYC showroom vignettes, which are switched up every three months or so. Since the space is over 7000 square ft, this is no small undertaking… but time after time, the look and feel of the showroom is redefined by each new incoming collection.
Since moving to NYC, I’ve garnered a serious appreciation of space. I’m not talking about Sandra-Bullock-lost-in-space space… I mean snagging a decent spot on a crowded subway train, having elbow room in a hallway-esque restaurant, and at home, finding the best way to maximize any/all available surface space. Enter the task lamp: a versatile accessory with a slender profile and (often) budget-friendly price tag.
Oh how I’ve missed you, New Déjà Vu. Close to two years have gone by since my last post, so rather than fret over wasted time, let’s jump right back in the mix… first up, a glimpse of my new(ish) Brooklyn pad!
I wanted my bedroom to have a dark, moody feel, so I opted for deep gray walls (Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal) with gray furniture and linens. To keep the monochromatic look from falling flat, I added plenty of sparkle with silver trays, lucite and mercury glass lamps, a homemade jewelry display and healthy dose of mirrors.
Perhaps it’s my Boston roots (a town chock-full with Irishmen), or maybe it’s the excuse to drink multiple pints of Guinness…no matter the reason, I freaking LOVE St. Patrick’s day. So in anticipation of this weekend’s festivities, here are a few of my favorite photos featuring kelly green—plus a few tasty green treats to balance out the liquid diets that may/may not occur on Saturday!
First and foremost, sorry for the lapse in posts…in the past 7 days, I’ve had the pleasure of going on (what felt like) 239,028,392 job interviews, and was also hit with as a slew of midterm assignments for my design courses. Now that the dust of last week has cleared, I’m happily employed at a drop-dead-gorgeous furniture showroom in chelsea, and I’m technically on spring break….wahoo!!
Exposed cabinets have always been appealing to me, especially in small kitchens that lack a distinct focal point. By removing a few doors, your dishes and cooking accessories instantly become a collection of art. And for those who rent, creating an open shelf display is a great way to (temporarily) update your kitchen—for free!
Tufted couches and headboards are somewhat of an obsession of mine, especially when finished in rich colors and velvet fabrics. The soft feeling of the material paired with dense cushions is a guaranteed recipe for inviting furniture, and better yet, there are tons of diy tutorials for creating a tufted piece of your own!