The Perfect Gray

Q. What is your favorite medium tone gray? 

A. There are several shades of gray that I love so it is difficult to select just one. Two of my favorites are Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball (image from Lonny Magazine) and Stone Harbor by Benjamin Moore. A fabulous shade of gray can create the perfect backdrop to a wall gallery or when used on trim and doors adds a modern design element to any space. I also enjoy adding a splash of orange or yellow for a bit of whimsy. You can choose your favorite pop of color, everything looks good with gray.

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Upholstery Perfect

Q. Are sectionals better than two sofas?

A. One is not actually better than the other, choosing the two sofas vs. a sectional just offers more flexibility.  As a designer I typically would choose the piece that is best for the room but the practical side of me would choose piece that offers more options for the future. The idea that if someone moves to a new place the sofas can be used in different rooms by simply re upholstering one is very appealing. I select furniture for my clients throughout the year and love Kincaid for everyday and CR Lane when the budget allows. I also like that your space plan can change configuring the sofas in an L, on an angle across from each other or simply straight adjacent to each other.

On the pro list for the sectional, it can offer excellent room definition creating different zones in a large space or maximize seating in a small space. They are also extremely cozy and inviting to lounge on, here are some nice corner sofa options for sale. Look at how fabulous this sectional below is, I just want to dive in with a good book. Consider the pros and cons of each and what will work best for your lifestyle.

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Organic Bedding with Pizzazz

Q. I need ideas for organic bedding that is not a boring solid, any suggestion? 

A. The good news is there are several options available. Amy Butler is one of my favorites shown here. This is a fun 100% organic pattern and I love the pop of aqua. A solid shag rug would be so much better just saying… West Elm also had some really nice options and were slightly less busy in pattern.

Harlem Hospital Mural:Project Sunshine NYC

This year my Girl Scout troop painted a mural for the renovation of a treatment room in Pediatrics at the Harlem Hospital. They worked in conjunction with Project Sunshine to help make a more positive atmosphere for the children. They created an I-Spy theme mural that the nurse’s could use as a form of distraction during treatments. Excellent job Girls!