Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Celerie Kemble's New Black & White Book!

I am so excited!  Acclaimed interior designer Celerie Kemble has launched her new book Black & White (and a bit in between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents and Stylish Collections. It is available for preorder on, and is scheduled to be released November 1.

I cannot wait to read the book. Black and white decor is classic, modern and elegant, and in Kemble's new book she highlights the black and white work of design stars and peers, showcasing more than 100 unique and timeless spaces.

The book has more than 350 photographs, includes inspirational tips and features images of gorgeous black and white interiors. Black and white - a limited but fabulous palette. Preorder your book now!

Patchwork Rugs

I am in love with patchwork rugs! Patchwork rugs are a big trend now, and I predict that this edgy look will not go out of style for a long time - good investment!

I am moving to New York City in July, and I have been researching patchwork rugs to fit in my new Manhattan apartment. I am looking to customize a patchwork rug or runner based on the dimensions of the floorplan. I will pick a colorway that will work well with my overall design.

Overdyed patchwork rugs are current and fabulous. Cowhide patchwork rugs are also a fabulous find. I have attached some patchwork rugs:

I recently discovered ShineRugs on Etsy! They have amazing patchwork rugs. Check out their site:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Citrus Summer!

This summer is bananas! Celebrate the summer by adding bright sunny hues to your home. Surround yourself with vibrant happy colors. Bright yellow, lime green, bursting orange and grapefruit pink make a room light up and feel fresh.

Citrus colors such as sunshine yellow and radiant orange are hot. The citrus color scheme works well in any design style. Painterly palettes and juicy colors oh my!