Monday, October 22, 2012

NE Magazine - Perspectives

I was recently invited to take part in New England Home Magazine's Perspectives article -- and was asked to choose a Table Lamp, Floor Lams, and a Chandelier. Below is the article and my picks for all three categories. New England Home Magazine also featured me in there blog, which you can see here....

Special thanks to New England Home Magazine for featuring me! 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Smoke & Mirrors! ...and TV's!

I was in Paris last week and had an amazing time! Finally got the chance to visit some museums that I didn't get to see last fall. This time I got to see Museum d'Orsay, Rodin Museum, and Les Invalides. I also had a great time at Hotel Costes

Right across from the hotel we were staying at, the Westin Vendome, was the Carolina Herrera Boutique. When I walked in I couldn't help but be blown away by a mirrored TV that they had, and the detail of the finished carpentry. I love that it does not look like a TV!

                                                            The center mirror is actually a plasma...

Plasma TV with Mirror Screen Saver - LOVE!

Another shot of the Gorgeous Caroline Herrera Boutique....

I have had TV's on the brain a lot lately because I am in the middle of redoing my own living room. Even though it is a very common... and I know everyone has a TV installed over the mantle I am having trouble doing this...

So, I decided to bite the bullet and get an ArtScreen by Vutec. It is a TV when you want it, and a painting when you don't. There are two options, the ArtScreen Studio Series, and the ArtScreen. The Studio Series, lets you choose from a dozen or so pieces of art that can be placed in the frame, and with the ArtScreen you can choose from an array of art that they have or submit art of our own. I like the idea of the Artscreen because I can submit any art work I desire... 

If your like me and dislike the thought of a TV above and mantel, another option would be to get a mirrored TV from Seura, just like the one in the Carolina Herrera Boutique -- or an ArtScreen. 

Special thanks to Pat Molettieri from Extreme-AV, for helping me with all of my Audio Visual needs. 

Powder Rooms With Punch!

Here is some recent press on a Powder Room I recently designed at a Winchester residence. You can read the full article here

This is just one bathroom in a larger project which included, two other full baths, a family room, living room, and bedroom. I hope to share more images of the full project soon! 

Many thanks to photographer Russ Mezikofsky, for the beautiful images, and writer Marni Elyse Katz from Boston Globe Magazine