New year, New goals

Happy New Year! We had a very busy & wonderful holiday season; hope you all did too! Family from far away came to spend part of the holiday season with us, which made the celebrations more special. As 2018 came to an end, I took time to reflect on the year in order to set new goals for the coming year. A part of these new goals will be new Interior Design Services that I will be implementing throughout the year; I look forward to sharing these as they become available. Another goal, starting right now, is to be more committed to this blog! With that, I bring you yesterday's Friday Favorites:

As an interior designer, I see so many products, both old and new, everyday. There are always pieces that stand out among the rest, either for the quality, color, functionality or style. I tuck away these gems in hopes that they will work perfectly for clients. I will, occasionally, share these here on the blog. This week, I'm loving the pieces described below...

This great side table is wrought iron in an antiques silver finish and has a marble top. It is so versatile and, due to it's size and neutral finishes, it can be used pretty much anywhere. Dimensions 14"Wx14"Dx22"H

I love the simple, clean lines of this ceramic lamp. The gray-blue and cream glaze with white linen shade will work with many color palettes. Due to the height of 34.5", I feel it's best paired on a nightstand, next to a tall headboard.

Accessorizing a space is so much fun! I feel a space is never complete until the accessories are added. They are the finishing touch needed to complete a design to give it that lived in feel. These painted wood obelisks are perfect on a shelf in a built-in or even on a coffee table.

I LOVE hidden storage! A credenza makes a perfect place to tuck away all sorts of items that you don't want to look at. Whether it's the equipment for your cable TV, wine storage, files, you name it! If you tuck items away in a credenza, my advice is to make sure you keep the inside organized so that your items are easy to find. (PS...if you ever need help with organizing, I have a colleague that I can recommend, feel free to ask me). This piece, available in numerous colors and three sizes, can have either a faux raffia finish or faux shagreen, adding great texture to a room. Navy is a favorite color of mine so my favorite version of this is the navy shagreen shown above.

Let's talk about rugs! Area rugs are essential in a designing a space. They are the anchor for the furniture in a room. A room without an area rug feels cold and unfinished. When adding an area rug, the best rule of thumb is to have all of the furniture on the rug, not "falling off". This gorgeous rug is hand-knotted in 100% wool, comes in a variety of sizes, and is less expensive than you would think. The neutral palette will work in many areas of the home.

What do you think of this week's favorites? Let me know in the comments. You can always reach out to me at with comments about the blog or for starting your interior design project!


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