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January 24, 2018

If walls could speak, they would probably ask for some art -- I mean, no likes to be naked in public. I recently came across this quote by Pablo Picasso and found it so profound:

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

It's so true, art has the power t...

January 19, 2018

Via Instagram 


Recently, a friend of mine turned to me to help her choose a wall color to complement newly purchased forest green dining chairs. 


The home is a 100 year old Brooklyn brownstone with uneven plastered walls, so the...

January 17, 2018

I think at some point or other in all of our lives, we've had a light bulb moment where we realize that more is not always better. As a designer, separating all the beautiful colors and patterns in the world around us and narrowing it down to a few key tones in a space...

January 12, 2018

Nothing is cozier than a dining nook, but built ins are a costly addition and often take a lengthy process. If you're looking to create a cozy seating solution for a fraction of the cost and time, you can do so using free standing pieces relatively easily. Once you've...

January 12, 2018

As a tribute to the new year, I am starting a new series called Matchmaker, where I'll be pairing commonly paired furniture items. For this first post, I'm focusing on a pair that is de rigeur in any home and across styles: the sofa and coffee table. Like any real life...

January 4, 2018

Recently, I was pleasantly surprised to hear from a favorite past client of mine. About six months ago, they had just moved to a new home and had a new baby and called me in to design the nursery and au pair's room. They had already planted the groundwork with a global...

December 22, 2017

Whether you loved it or hated it, there's no denying that 2017 was a game changer. We had so many ground shattering developments in the political scene, in technology, and in our society in general. Can you believe that Bitcoin, the world's largest bank, has no actual...

December 21, 2017

 Via Studio McGee

There is a subtle art to arranging pillows. The goal is to make it look effortless and casual, but still coordinating and appealing. In other words, perfectly imperfect. It's easy to overlook pillows, but they really add a finishing touch to an otherwi...

December 15, 2017

In the spirit of spreading light, I decided to do a little giveaway! One lucky winner will receive these beautiful vintage marble candle holders. They are so simple yet elegant, and are add the perfect touch to your holiday table setting. I feel like they are so versat...

December 15, 2017

Each year, THE authority on the color, style, and trends that will influence everything from fashion to interiors to design -- the Pantone Color Institute -- announces the color that epitomizes the year ahead. Far from arbitrary or simply a predictor of favorite shades...

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Welcome! I'm Estie, designer of interiors, and mama of toddlers. This space is created as a lifestyle journal dedicated to interiors, style, and the documenting the construction of our dream home.


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