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BEFORE AND AFTER LIVING ROOM GARDEN STREET BROWNSTONE

BEFORE AND AFTER LIVING ROOM GARDEN STREET BROWNSTONE

We gave back her glory days to this brownstone home by creating a grand entrance and a serene and airy living room. We kept some original elements such as the vintage front door which we fully restored. An original “bump” in the wall was desperately calling for a majestic Chesney Carrara fireplace mantel. The design theme of this first floor has a very coastal color palette. We added a colourful touch with a unique cement mosaic, also used as an accent for the fireplace surround.
Photo Credit : Francis Augustine -  CAPPUCCINO pillow in natural silk from  Marie Burgos Collection.

Photo Credit : Francis Augustine -

CAPPUCCINO pillow in natural silk from Marie Burgos Collection.

Photo Credit : Francis Augustine - Featuring the Yin and yang pillows in natural silk from Marie Burgos Collection.    “PINK CLOUD”    By Francis Augustine Photography    Metallic print mounted on acrylic

Photo Credit : Francis Augustine - Featuring the Yin and yang pillows in natural silk from Marie Burgos Collection.

“PINK CLOUD”

By Francis Augustine Photography

Metallic print mounted on acrylic

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Photo Credit : Francis Augustine - Featuring the Cappuccino and Yin and Yang  pillows in natural silk from Marie Burgos Collection.

Photo Credit : Francis Augustine - Featuring the Cappuccino and Yin and Yang  pillows in natural silk from Marie Burgos Collection.

By Anaïs Gibaud

 

 

 

A Greenhouse turns Glamourous!

What a wonderful surprise to discover this beautiful greenhouse featured by Country Living. It is so pretty and creative that I absolutely wanted to share it with you.

As a wedding gift, Heather Cameron's husband, Kevin, took apart a neglected potting shed on their property and rebuilt it into a greenhouse with a tempered-glass roof.

In this tiny retreat behind Heather Cameron's house, the flowers are mostly on fabrics and the sun sparkles off crystal chandeliers but it is a perfect venue to curl up with a book or invite friends for tea time!

Heather furnished her newly fashioned getaway with vintage-floral pillows, white-painted furniture, and collections of mint green jadeite and milk glass vases. How fresh and feminine!

A tin bucket turns into a sink when hung from a spigot. I think I haven't such a sink anywhere else but at  my great grandmother's home! We could really have fun with one of those and chase up our cousins in the garden with each our mini water bucket...

I always loved vintage luggage and here they are stacked up to create the prefect end table.

Instead of planting in her greenhouse, Heather brings the garden inside with tubs of hydrangeas, fresh-picked peaches, and window boxes filled with begonias and dahlias. An old ladder becomes an inspired display for cups and vases filled with blooms from her garden.

And the fabulous crystal chandeliers are just for show — no wiring — but what a dazzling effect! The perfect touch of Glam!

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Feng Shui Design event at Imperio Showroom

I had the best time at Imperio Showroom. I gave a Feng shui design presentation to a keen crowd of design enthusiasts!

And Jessica Packer, owner of Imperio did a fantastic job at showcasing her beautiful exotic home and fashion goods from countries such as Argentina, Thailand and Burma.

From silk pillows to colorful shawls and cowhide rugs like the one under my feet on the above photo, it was a colorful and rich sight to look at.

I thought I would share some of the images of this fun evening of design with  you!

Photography by my dear friend and very talented photographer Francis Augustine

Jessica Packer and Marie Burgos

Silk Shawls from Imperio

Maria Longo (writer), Peggy Bates (Nota Design), Diane Brady (Author), Marie Burgos

Jessica Packer dressing up one of the guests with silk

Silk Pillows from Burma by Imperio

Guests at the Imperio event

Metal bowls from Imperio

Think color, think exotic, think fun... for designs with Marie Burgos Design!!

Luxury Home Goods from Exotic Places

I have just discovered IMPERIO showroom. They carry an amazing selection of luxury design accents for the adventurous designer!

Founded in 1999, IMPERIO jp is a lifestyle showroom focused on bringing the finest goods from around the world to the US and Europe. Items made by small craftsmen, artisans, and workshops in developing countries that previously have never exported, and use local materials.

From silk taffeta throws from Brazil, Cashmere fabrics from Peru,  to hand woven Ikat pillows and cow hide rugs from Argentina... their collection of treasures is endless...

Discover here some of their beautiful pieces which you can find in some of the most prestigious stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Barneys and more...

Silk pillows selection by Imperio

Silk Ikat pillows by Imperio

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The Ikat Fabric look in Interior Design

Ikat Fabrics Ikats have been around for several centuries. It is rare when something that was developed so long ago becomes so popular in modern times. The word “ikat” means “to tie” or “to bind”. This describes the process and also the fabric itself.

Even though, many of today’s Ikats may not be “true” in the sense of how the fabric is constructed, the pattern lives on and is easily recognized when used as a pattern in interior design.

In this day and age where everything seems to be focused on the next “big thing” or the new trend, the ikat will always be regarded as a classic and timeless element of design.

Here some beautiful furniture pieces and pillows by Madeline Weinrib  with her signature Ikat design fabrics:

There are no limits to ways of using Ikat beautiful fabrics as they come is various patterns and colors. Ikat fabric always adds an elegant cheerful touch to a design or suggests far away travels and create a beautiful focal point in any room.

Collection in Ikat fabrics - Madeleine Weinrib

Below, designers have created these Interiors with Ikat fabrics... pillows, sofas, chairs, window treatment, wall art pieces...

Indigo blue traditional Ikat textiles

Multicolor Ikat walls

Violet ikat fabric- Madeline Weinrib

Madeline Weinrib  amazing line of ikat pillows in her own home

Wall Framed Ikat fabric- Design Anne Becker

Ikat fabric roman shades and accent pillows- source House Beautiful

Grand Entrance with Ikat fabric- Christopher Maya

Pretty sofette in Ikat blue

Chair in Purple Ikat

Loving Ikat fabrics? Let me know about it...

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Orange color in your Home Design!

picture-322 Orange is probably one of the happiest colors you could use. It's a blues lifter. A health promoter. And it just makes you feel better. You don't grab for a glass of grape juice when your sick. It's the orange stuff we drink! Orange has a sense of warmth and liveliness to it. It makes you think of energy and movement.

Orange color is a symbol of enthusiasm, creativity, warmth, play, endurance and vitality, it also known as a power color. As a dynamic color which has a red and yellow elements, blend together creating an aggression and also cheerful at the same time. You can decorate your house with orange furniture, wallpaper, bed cover, lamp shade or any other ornaments. Orange could be easily showcased with a neutral background. Once you apply some orange, your room will just pop. This color is really  known as an element which effects in people daily life, choosing the right orange color tone  for your house will be a great mood booster.

Here some beautiful designed room for your inspirations!

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Wonderful pair of orange velvet wing chair - Kelly Hoppen

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Classic interior with a burnt orange background.

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Orange is a confidence booster! It has been wonderfully used in this hip lounge/ bar. Invite this lady to dance!!

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Orange is beautifully complementing the white/ chocolate decor.- Metropolitan Home

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Another great color combination! Orange is adding life to the light and dark grey wall and furniture pieces.

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Look up! This ceiling had a beautiful glossy orange treatment.

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My favorite! Luxurious design bedroom with just a touch of orange in a shiny velvet fabric for accent pillows and bed cover.-Kelly Hoppen

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit our website on www.marieburgosdesign.com

Have you used orange paint or accessories in your home? Do you think that you are likely to use orange in your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment on the Blog!

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Horses in Interior Design

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Do you love horses? Would you like to incorporate your love of horses into your home decorating scheme without going overboard?

Horses are commanding animals to behold, and their likenesses certainly hold their own in home interiors. Each of the following spaces displays an element of equestrian style through the depiction of these majestic creatures in items such as pillows, prints, sculptures and paintings.

You can also select a classic piece of artwork with a horse related theme. For extra touches, look for horse printed afghans, throws, pillows, and prints. Even a nice coffee table book of horse photos can showcase your love for horses.

Whether you want to decorate an entire room, or simply add some subtle touches, horse lovers have many options for letting their love for horses show through their home's décor.

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White Living Room - A stunning photograph from Roberto Dutesco's Horses of Sable Island series overlooks a snowy white living room with sunny yellow accent pillows carefully placed on comfy white upholstered sofas.

Interior by Marie Burgos Design

Comfortable living room with an Asian flair in one of my client's Long Island mansion.

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Grand Entrance in an interior by Kelly Weastler Design

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Peaceful Bedroom: A wood four poster canopy bed makes a statement in the center of this large bedroom and also provides the perfect framing for a black and white print featuring a herd of beautiful horses. A heart shaped patterned orange and white duvet covers the bed and a grey chaise sits neatly in the corner...perfect for an lazy afternoon nap or a good late night read.

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Showcase of a couple portrait in their family estate home.- Photographer Simon Upton

Horses sculptures by Altamoda

Console Display: Every product by Italian company Altamoda is a work of art.

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Very chic black and white interior by Moris Moreno via Desire to Inspire. Here the horses are appearing in a subtle way  in this very inspired art piece.

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Grandiose art deco library: this effect is the result of this large piece of artwork as a focal point for this elegant room. - Nuevo Estilo via La Dolce Vita

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Room in the attic: In love with horses....Country Living

Kelly Weastler design

A very elegant living space. The horse statue is a real focal point.                                                                      Interior by Kelly Weastler design

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Which horse interior scene  is your favorite?

Please let me know about it by leaving a comment on the Blog!

Designing with animal prints: The Zebra Look!

If you love animal prints or have an exotic theme to your room, an animal print rug can, piece of furniture or accent can be the finishing touch that really brings the feel of that theme to the room.

Animal print is a fun accent in a room, but it can be overpowering if you use too much. Just as you would not wear an all animal print outfit, you should not overpower your room with animal print either.

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1- Animal print carpet or rugs are a popular choice for eclectic, transitional, and contemporary homes. Zebra rugs are especially popular in black and white rooms. If you have animal print carpet, you should have few, if any, other prints in the room. Do NOT do any other animal print in the room.

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2- An animal print or faux fur ottoman is another sophisticated choice. Make sure you pair it with a solid colored sofa or bed cover. Here beautiful apricot drapes and wall accent make a statement.

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3- Upholstering an accent chair in animal print is a fun addition to a room. Since it is sure to draw attention, make sure it is not competing for attention with other items in the room.

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4- For just a touch of animal print, consider using an animal print or faux fur pillow. The pillow can go on a chair, on a bed, or on the floor for kids to lay on while watching TV.

So could a touch of zebra be used somewhere in your home?

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit our site on www.marieburgosdesign.com

Do you own any zebra style piece in your home? Do you think that you are likely to get a zebra accent for your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment!

White bedroom designs

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A white-on-white scheme creates an airy, restful master bedroom. There is nothing more serene and peaceful than a white bedroom.

A great way to create a whole white bedroom is to layer different shades of white and use lots of different textures and shapes. Just imagine... walking in your new bedroom...  a clean line white dresser, the curvy look of a white velvet tufted headboard, a plush cream carpet, fluffy pillows, silky lamp shades and airy curtains... it is all white... fresh, clean and dreamy.

No worries, there are many variant of white! All whites are not snow white. Some are crisp sharp whites, others are softer. You can also use antique whites, very pale creams.

The main thing is to create an environment that soothes your psyche and spread healing vaibrations....

White is also the Feng Shui Color of Purity and Innocence, it represents the fresh snow or the immaculate dress of a beautiful bride...

It will also fill your subconscious with the feng shui energy of ever-expanding possibilities and a bright new future.

Here are some wonderful white bedrooms to inspire you for your design: picture-111

Monochromatic bedroom! natural linen upholstered headboard, white scalloped bedding, soft cotton armchair, antique white nightstand, classic white shade lamp with pastel trimmings.

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Sophisticated bedroom! white paint wall color, gray tufted headboard, white bedding, striped gray & white throw pillows, by Kelly Hoppen.

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Beach side peaceful feel! Seashell photo art gallery, glossy black poster bed, white linen bedding, white linen roman shade, round bedside nightstand tables, wicker bench daybed, blue gray lamp, branch crystal chandelier and white crown molding!

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Romantic white bedroom! Love the canopy bed, white bedding, glossy white lacquer nightstand, white lamp, blue & white rug and soft creamy  ivory walls. Ivory paint wall colors.

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Super white bedroom! White paint wall color. White Rococo headboard, crisp white bedding, cream ivory flokati rug with matching ottoman stool, antique white nightstand, desk, glass column lamps, white cotton drapes, crown molding and crystal chandelier. Total white ivory cream bedroom colors!

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Lots of glamour! Pearl white tufted headboard and night stand, white bedding, all white ceramic lamp  and white butterflies accent...

picture-18Tufted goodness! Tufted chair and ottoman looks so cozy with the white washed paneled wood walls!

For more information on The colors to use for designing your rooms using Feng shui, contact: marie@manobluedesign.com and visit www.manobluedesign.com

What are your thoughts about a whole white bedroom? Do you think that you are likely to design your bedroom in white after seeing these examples? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment!

Quick Change Decor- Part1

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Some people get bored with their home décor, and feel the need to change it often. Of course, many folks don't have the time or money to make big changes every time they feel their home needs a little freshening up. But there are fast and easy ways to update your look without having to spend a lot of money.

Paint

Nothing brightens a room like a fresh coat of paint. Experiment with a bold new color. Don't be afraid to try something different. If you really hate it, you can paint right over it! This quick change will work in any room in the house. Most rooms can easily be painted in less than a day, and your room will look extra fresh and clean.

Pillows

Want a new look for your living room or bedroom? Buy some fabulous new throw pillows! You can add interesting punches of color and beautiful touches of fabric just by tossing some pillows onto the couch or bed. If you think you are tired of your furniture or bedding, adding new throw pillows may change your mind and add some extra mileage to that old sofa.

Candles and Flowers

Adding candles and flowers can brighten up most any room. Even if you already have both, change them often. If you use artificial flowers for you arrangements, it's easy to become so used to your floral touches that you don't even notice them anymore. Change your arrangements every month or so to keep the room looking fresh. Candles can also be changed to add a touch of a different color or a wonderful new scent. Hanging candle holders make an interesting and bold choice, and will add a touch of elegance to any wall.

Read part 2 for more tips on Quick change Decor!

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