3.21.2012

Meg Braff

What is your design style?  I always have a hard time putting mine into words -- like many folks, I'm an amalgamation (no pun intended) of the many influences in my life:  Preppy . . . I grew up in a very preppy town  -- and as much as I rebelled against the preppiness that surrounded me then (I hated green and plaid back in the day!), I seem to have come full circle to appreciate its timeless and youthful aspect in design.  I especially learned to love it after living in Palm Beach for a short time. Palm Beach preppiness  has an allure of its own ...  Classic English (my mom is a Brit) regency style  has always been a favorite.  I also love the laid back easy slipcovered and seagrass style of the South. Anyway, I love fellow Vanderbilt grad, Meg Braff's style; she reminds me of the best aspects of both new Southern and Palm Beach design.  Some of her projects have that chinoiserie flavor of mid-century that I love so much; a blend of traditional and Southern style with current and colorful twist.  This is not surprising since Meg Braff Grew up in Mississippi and like me went to Vanderbilt University (although I went as a grad student and Yankee transplant). She studied at Parsons and really brings a fresh take on traditional ideas.  This fabulous designer is on One Kings Lane Starting on March 23rd -- don't miss it!!  I should also mention that Meg has a very chic wallpaper line and a wonderful little store in Locust Valley which I will post on soon.  Here is her bio if you want to read more about this talented designer.



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3.20.2012

Blue Green and Dining Rooms




I adore the mosaic floors, Asian styled parson's table with the Swedish chairs.  When the room permits, I just love a settee in the dining room.  Love the botanical prints with the simple iron chandelier. 



I've got dining rooms on the brain today -- so I thought I would share some more dining room photos...Blue and green seem to predominate my thoughts these days. Mom always said, "don't paint your dining room blue" because blue is associated with appetite suppression -- and she always wanted folks to finish their dinner.  But I say -- hey I'm on a diet anyway! Green is such a lovely neutral color, and not used as much as it should be...Forgive the brief nature of this post but life has me crazy this week...cheers!





Great chandelier. Love the mixing of the walnut colored table and the white chairs...I am also seeing a lot of oval tables these days.

Looks like an Arteriors chandelier.  And I still love Zebra, I just can't help myself.  I am also loving the way the curtain rod seems to extend across the room.  
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Ashley Whittaker



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Jamie Drake

This was my friends favorite, so I am adding it just for her.

I love this dining room.  The banquette seating, foo dogs and the dyed coral prints -- my favorite it trends.

Fabulous wallpaper -- I love blue and green together -- I only wish we got a shot of the chandelier.


Love this lantern





Suzanne Kasler 

The wallpaper just makes this space so sumptuous. 





I am particularly fond of  seat slip covers.



Love the wall paper and the the chairs. 

Windsor Smith

Apartment of Marjorie Gubelman 

Françoise and Yves Gastou