Monday, December 6, 2010

Thank you Schumacher!

My dear friends at Schumacher NYC, did a lovely post on one of my projects, you can ready it here

Also, all the fabrics used in this project are listed, for the designers wondering.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana

Did you know DG has junior clothing? I was on the site this past weekend, recovering from a turkey coma, and the junior site is almost too much cuteness to handle, you can check it out here..


NOT that you would need to buy little tots clothing at D&G, I mean really --- we all know this look can be achieved with a simple trip to the Disney store and Gap Kids.


Ok back to big girl clothing...


The fusion of Leopard, Gray, brown and Plaid - I AM IN LOVE.
Very chic, modern twist. I would love to do a library or den with this fabric scheme....

Of course Madonna is featured on the site here in all her cougarific glory.
I love Madonna, but I think it's time to pass the torch...maybe to Lourdes? Keep it in the family.


....haven't had time to look but does DG do make-up? Sign me up for this lip color!


Berry Croc, Lady purse and shoes....loving.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

My parents house, Thanksgiving table

Yesterday was so fun with family and friends! I have so much to be thankful for....
I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sisley, Townhouse Revamp


Christine d’Ornano London townhouse is just fantastic, I love the eclectic, playful and "acquired" look of her London Town House. Don't you...?
These modernist chairs by Joe Colombo looks like it could be straight from the Jetsons living room. Still, I am kind of in love with it! It looks very enveloping and I am loving the juxtaposition to the antique ormolu -encrusted desk. Christine runs the UK division of her family's company, Sisley so I am sure she spends many days at this desk...
...the painting is by Marc Quinn and it really gives a punch of color to the space - it demands attention.

Joe Colombo, Elda Chair
Definitely interesting....


I need a round table in my life! The yellow chair are just a burst of sunshine.








Cuteness

I love fabric walls...it's so French! This is a pattern from Osburn & Little, used in her little girls room. Layered, yet modern.



This french wine tasting table, with the industrial lights is just so fun and casual - perfect for everyday.


Here are some of my favorite "liquid gold" products from Sisley















Christine d’Ornano used to be a fashion buyer for Saks -- and as you see she has great style.
Christine, if your reading this please let me know where you found that royal blue dress - it's fabulous - just like your townhouse ;)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Scent Bombs





Last night, while trying to find the perfect accessories for the below powder room I just finished, I came across Cire Trudon Candles at Barneys. Since 2000, I have been a loyal Red Current Votive fan, have a couple shipped to me every couple months. Until, now....Cire Trudon candles are just magical and as Design Sponge perfectly describes "Scent Bombs"

Powder Room
Iphone photo

Install from last week, dining room & living room photos to follow. Custom shades for these sconces, in a Shantung Silk, to match the ground of the paper -- should be in soon. The vanity is a custom design, by KMD.








Cire Trudon, Est. 1643, is the oldest candle maker in the world and apparently the first candles for Marie Antoinette and Napolean...

Love the apothecary like display...




Cire Trudon boutique, Bond Street New York

Happy Friday! Off to another install :)! Cheers!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Custom Office Pics, In the works

Here are my iPhone photos, post custom office install.

Last week, I blogged about this custom office, click here to read more

Now I get to work on the fun part, styling and finishing off this office!

Stay tuned!





Friday, October 29, 2010

More Wallpaper....and Peter Fasano




Richmond Wallpaper

Loving this new hand printed paper by local fabric & wallpaper designer Peter Fasano

When I first saw this, while shopping at Webster, I thought it had a very de Gournay like feeling to pattern. I think it is perfect for a powder room or dressing room.


Peters prints range from understated casual elegance...


.....to some really playful animal themed prints.

Maxx Print


I first used Peters fabric on a dog bed for a client in San Francisco, which I blogged about here and failed to put the fabric in the blog (hmmm hello?) The designer dog bed (*I cannot believe
I just wrote that) was designed for Princess Lucy - a very beautiful golden retriever. I recently received news that Princess Lucy and her owners are leaving SF for the Boston area...so I get to design thier East Coast home! Yayyyy!

Pitter Patter Print by Peter Fasno


Anthony Burrill


I recently bought this poster by Anthony Burrill, for a clients home office (he liked it!) and bought one as well. Mine will be framed in a fire engine red, just to jazz it up a bit. Anthony has a shop on his site, so you can purchase online. I am a big fan of his work!

His work is very simple and bold, his messages are pretty important and sometimes really funny!

This one made me laugh! Reminds us not to be so boring...and predictable. Straight to video...imagine?


So Cheery and bright - I think I may need this one as well....



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For the Crisis in the Gulf

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Schiaparelli Pink


“Shocking-pink” was Schiaparelli’s signature color. She described hot pink as “life-giving, like all the light and the birds and the fish in the world put together, a color of China and Peru but not of the West.”






This is my office...

Just kidding. This is a photo from A Certain Style by Trica Guild. Love the Leopold wallpaper in color Schiaparelli.













....I love that Elsa Schiaparelli has a dramatic shade of pink actually named after her - she is a legend. For more info. on Schiaparelli, click here:


As most of you know the Schiaparelli sofa, seen below was designed by Michael Taylor and upholstered in a hot pink:











A color I would only wear on my toes....



Boutique Designed by Johnathan Alder


The Mayfair Hotel in London


My Latest DVF, in Hot Pink & Leopard

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pretty Slick, More "In the Works" Kristine Mullaney Design


This is a custom office I designed for a client in the back bay. It is being installed as I write this...

This custom office is designed to hide all media equipment, each printer, light box and other computer equipment has a home. One thing has changed in the design, the computer is to the left. Something about having your back to the door I didn't like...maybe I've have watched to many mob movies, I don't know...

I have been working on this 2,500 sq. unit for about 8 months. I project managed the 2 month renovation. We fully loaded and wired this unit with Apple Technology throughout, a killer sound system and a large wine fridge. Which is all hidden in a closet. The condo is completely wireless. Which simply means, there is an Apple dock recessed in the wall, you put your iPhone in and all music, movies, games and anything on the iPhone is accessible to all computers and plasmas in the unit.

After the renovation, I was able to start on the fun part - the interior design!

There is lots of custom furniture throughout the unit, so the process is taking some time -- still it is going to be AMAZING and unique. I can't wait to show you the professional photos, when it is all completed.

Here is the fabric on the roman shade, Gordian Weave, by Kelly Wearstler

Love it.






Moving to the Livingroom....below.




The Living Room
Another reason why it would be great to have the professional photography - the feature wall is wallpapered in a silk ivory and golden StriƩ silk wallpaper - which does not come out in the rendering.
This is the drapery fabric, which I had hung on an industrial looking white track (so it disappears into the ceiling)



I never met an Oushak I didn't love....


In the living room I picked out this gorgeous Oushak rug. Oushaks are one of my favorite styles ....they are just so beautiful -- and the scale is just right, so it does not come off fussy.

Fine rugs are like art to me, I get a little obsessed and fixated on the perfect rug. Especially when it as fantastic as this one. It just adds soul and interest to a space.

I am still on the hunt for the perfect piece of Art for above the sectional. The search continuous.....



Here is the the clients dining area, please do not mind the iphone photo. This piece of art, is by John Palmer. Antiques and lock box found at local antique stores. Drum shade is custom, other pieces are by Ligne Roset in Boston.


Another piece I found below, was this Ormand Gigli, Girls in the Window photo. Since the original photos sells for for 35k, I decided to purchase one of the original posters and have it framed, for one area in the foyer.

I love the story behind this photo, below is directly from the Ormond Gigli site

Girls In The Windows, by Ormond Gigli

In 1960, while a construction crew dismantled a row of brownstones right across from my own brownstone studio on East 58th Street, I was inspired to, somehow immortalize those buildings. I had the vision of 43 women in formal dress adorning the windows of the skeletal facade.

We had to work quickly to secure City permissions, arrange for models which included celebrities, the demolition supervisior's wife (third floor, third from left), my own wife (second floor, far right), and also secure the Rolls Royce to be parked on the sidewalk. Careful planning was a necessity as the photography had to be accomplished during the workers' lunch time!

The day before the buildings were razed, the 43 women appeared in their finest attire, went into the buildings, climbed the old stairs, and took their places in the windows. I was set up on my fire escape across the streeet, directing the scene, with bullhorn in hand. Of course I was concerned for the Models' safety, as some were daring enough to pose out on the crumbling sills.

The photography came off as planned. What had seemed to some as too dangerous or difficult to accomplish, became my fantasy fulfilled, and my most memorable self - assigned photograph. It has been an international award winner ever since.

Most professional photographers dream of having one signature picture they are known for. "GIRLS IN THE WINDOWS " is mine.