Sawyer Berson

I’m 6 days past my due date and still no baby here! I’ve been spending time resting and catching up on design inspiration to try and occupy myself. It’s easy to get burned out when you’re creative every single day so I’ve really been enjoying this down time to clear my head. I recently came across the firm Sawyer Berson out of NYC. How have I never seen their work?! They are an interdisciplinary firm specializing in architecture, interior design and landscape design and I can not get enough! Each of their projects are so unique – from South Hampton to Rodeo Drive – but they all have modern, clean lines. I could live in every one of their projects!


Sixty SoHo by Thomas O’Brien

Thomas O’Brien has always been one of my favorite designers to watch. He has a unique style that is warm and contemporary at the same time and not many designers can pull that off. I absolutely love Sixty SoHo, a boutique hotel on Thompson Street designed by O’Brien. The lobby lures you in with subtle textures and a high contrast color scheme, while the bar is dark and moody with unexpected plaid fabrics. I also love how calming the guest rooms are – I could live in those spaces!



All photos via La Dolce Vita: Lobby, Thom Bar, Thomsom Suite Room, King Deluxe Room

A Model Apartment

As if Giselle Bunchen’s successful career, adorable girl-next-door charm, and blinding beauty weren’t enough reasons to hate her… look at her NYC apartment! This space designed by Yabu Pushelberg in the One Madison building is the most perfect example of modern warmth. The marble, dark wood flooring and lighter cabinets are sleek without being cold. Yabu did a beautiful job of mixing cooler gray tones, warm taupes and subtle colors to create a calming and visually interesting space.

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Gapstow Bridge in New York City

Months ago I looked everywhere online for an artist that photographed the Gapstow Bridge in NYC but had little luck. The first traditional wedding¬† anniversary gift is paper and I wanted to give Ryan a gift that was sentimental to our relationship. Ryan proposed to me on this bridge, and later surprised me with a room at The Plaza (seen in the background of this photo). I eventually came across this print on pinterest by accident a few weeks ago and couldn’t believe how perfect it was! I also bought a frame but haven’t decided where to put it yet. Maybe it is a gift for me too, but it’s a sweet reminder of how our story started.

(Oh, and Ryan got me tickets to see Wicked. Something I’ve wanted to do for years.) :)

Chelsea Apartment: Progress

A few months ago, I met my client in his New York City apartment and immediately knew we’d work together beautifully. Maybe it was his dog snuggled up on my lap or our two hour conversation, but I knew his two bedroom/two bath apartment was going to be a fun space to entertain and work in.

This week I started installing furniture, laying new area rugs, and organizing a lifetime’s worth of stuff. (This is one of my favorite parts of any project!) It’s still a work in progress since we’re waiting for some more furniture, art and window treatments but we are both so happy with the way it is turning out!

Below are some shots from our first phase of the installation:

NYC Interior Design - Black & White Vintage Artwork

NYC apartment entry console with black & white vintage artwork

Charcoal couch, modern throw pillows and New York Color book

NYC modern kitchen progress

NYC Chelsea apartment progress modern kitchen


Below are the original furniture concept boards. Since the building is very modern, we’re keeping the space neutral by layering warm and cool neutrals and will add color with fun accessories!

Living Room:



NYC modern apartment mood board


NYC apartment insirpation

Master Bedroom:

NYC bedroom mood board