Wear That Space

fashion-interiors-blog (ABOVE) The orange arm chairs bring you into the living area. A great way of modernizing more traditional furnishings like these two armchairs is reupholstering them with a bright color or modern print. The print on the walls brings the whole space together. Get this dress and these sunnies to “Wear the Space”!

I’m so excited to feature this stunning, northern Virginia home, designed by Raji Radhakrishnan! This modern eclectic home has so much personality and charm it shouldn’t be legal. From the moment you pass through the front entrance you’re greeted by plush fabrics and subtle pops of color. I’m a huge fan of white walls and bringing colorful pieces into your home to liven the space. Raji did an excellent job balancing color with simplicity. The office is my favorite space in the home. I’m a bit of a book nerd so wall to wall shelving is a must. The space is a great mix of modern and traditional.

When choosing fashion picks to embody the space, I stuck to simple forms that have a bit of a kick. I choose pieces that work great on their own, but even better when mixed and matched. Take Raji’s living room for example. Each piece is simple with a kick, however, when brought together the pieces have a new life. What do you think of the space? Would you “Wear that Space?

fashion-interiors-blog (ABOVE) The living room is a wonderful space to come home to. My eye immediately goes to the print. White walls should be adorned with colorful artwork to liven the space.

fashion-interiors-blog (ABOVE) Another view of the living room. Raji brought both modern and traditional pieces into this space. The clean lines of these pieces and the unassuming colors allows this to work.

Raji RM Interior Designer Decorator Washington DC New York 1j (ABOVE) I love this sculpture in the hallway. It’s simple, yet very powerful. This photograph is such a great example of symmetrical spaces.

fashion-interiors-blog (ABOVE) The family room features this plush red velvet sofa. I’d love to curl up on this sofa after a long day. I found the choice of art to be very daring in this space. The print gives the illusion of one walking though a subway station.

fashion-interiors-blog (ABOVE) The brown, black, and white color palette in this space creates for a very rich looking office. I’m in love with the desk chair. Such a simple, strong piece. The circular design around the light fixture gives this space a modern, fresh feel. Get this bag and this jacket (a splurge piece for sure!) to “Wear the Space”.

fashion-interiors-blog (ABOVE) The dining room is a bit of an art gallery. A traditional table with two modern chairs. Modern art and a 1960s Italian chandelier bring this space together. Get this tote (it’s on sale!) and this necklace to “Wear the Space”.

fashion-interiors-blog (ABOVE) This all white kitchen is the perfect setting to cook your favorite meals. Raj painted the back of the upper cabinet blue to add some color to this space. What a great idea! Raj also forwent the backsplash, I can appreciate how Raj designed this space without succumbing to standard kitchen elements.

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Travel In Style to the Maldives

maldives-travel-fashion-style (ABOVE) I can’t get over the beauty of this photograph. The bright flowers pop against this wood sided hotel and clear blue waters. The Maldives is the ultimate beach getaway.

Pack your bags, we’re going to the Maldives! The Maldives makes it to my “top 5″ places I need to visit to list. This picturesque country off the coast of India is an incredible place to experience clear blue waters, vibrant flowers, and great cuisine. The cover image really caught my attention when I was scrolling through photos of the Maldives. It wonderfully illustrates the overall look of this country. Wood sided hotels located right on the ocean, flowers, and blue waters. You can’t have a closer proximity to the beach than this! Wake up, turn over, in the ocean! This is the country to go to if you want to walk far out into the ocean and the water to only reach your knees. What do you think of the Maldives? Have you been here before? Click here for more ‘Travel in Style‘ posts!

maldives-travel-fashion-style (ABOVE) The Cocoa Island resort is located in the Maldives. The resort features individual boats that circle around a pool, restaurant, and main lobby. Like many of the hotels in the Maldives, they can only be accessed by boat.

maldives-travel-fashion-style (ABOVE) This would be such a perfect place to get married. Clear blue waters literally surround you.

maldives-travel-fashion-style (ABOVE) The waters are so blue that you can see the bottom of the ocean when your in your boat.

maldives-travel-fashion-style (ABOVE) Once you take your boat out far enough, dive into the ocean and experience the beautiful coral and fish.

maldives-travel-fashion-style (ABOVE) The Maldives are a great place to have delicious fruits and to experience new dishes. When a magnificent array of colors.

maldives-travel-fashion-style (ABOVE) Some hotels in the Maldives such as this one have a hammock-type bed that come off the main dock to lie on and see the bottom of the ocean or stargaze.

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Moving In: Upper East Side Townhome

sothebys-nyc-townhome-sale-realestate-modern-eclectic-house-blog-luxury (ABOVE) This breakfast nook area just off the kitchen is a huge selling point for me. With a wall of glass that opens onto a private outdoor garden this kitchen has become an even better entertainment space.

I’m in love with this stunning townhome on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, that was recently renovated by Flank architects. With over 5,000 square feet of beautifully designed interior and exterior spaces this 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is a NYC gem. From the moment you step up towards this townhome you are greeted by a simple, yet elegant front facade. One of my favorite rooms in the home is the kitchen. It features a huge wall to wall glass door that opens up to a 1,000 square foot outdoor space. When the doors are open, you feel like your kitchen is outdoors.

The furniture pieces I choose to use in this home are a relatively monochromatic yet very intricate and sophisticated in design. The home needs pieces that don’t compete with the hustle and bustle of NYC just outside the window, but still have something to say and are a conversation piece when guests visit. What do you think of the pieces and the home? Would you “Move In“?  

sothebys-nyc-townhome-sale-realestate-modern-eclectic-house-blog-luxury (ABOVE) The front facade is simple and elegant. I like that you enter on ground level and I also love all the windows to allow for much natural light. With all the black trim this townhome really pops out among the another townhouses in a good way.

sothebys-nyc-townhome-sale-realestate-modern-eclectic-house-blog-luxury (ABOVE) I love white, simple kitchens, so this one hits all the points. I choose to remove the pendants however, and add a bit more eclectic ones. I also choose to use red barstools to give the space a pop of color. You can see those picks below.

sothebys-nyc-townhome-sale-realestate-modern-eclectic-house-blog-luxury (ABOVE) I love the large windows and minimal fireplace. I’d add some leather armchairs to this space to make it feel a bit more relaxed.

sothebys-nyc-townhome-sale-realestate-modern-eclectic-house-blog-luxury (ABOVE) OMG! The windows here are perfect. In general I like the decor here. Maybe a few more interesting pieces, but overall a nice space.

blog-about-design-nyc-townhome-sothebys-2-e1408068370945 (5) (ABOVE) The office has a wall of built in bookshelves, perfect for books or art. I’m a lover of books and have a decent collection, so I can’t wait to utilize these shelves.

sothebys-nyc-townhome-sale-realestate-modern-eclectic-house-blog-luxury (ABOVE) This home has 5 bedrooms, so there’s plenty of space. I like the idea of having a room with double beds. This rooms would actually be great for guests.

sothebys-nyc-townhome-sale-realestate-modern-eclectic-house-blog-luxury (ABOVE) The master is perfect. It overlooks the garden and  thus is more quiet. I love the simple fireplace and minimal furnishings.

sothebys-nyc-townhome-sale-realestate-modern-eclectic-house-blog-luxury (ABOVE) How great would it be to spend some time on your roof deck. Two outdoor spaces in NYC is a real treat!

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INTERIORS-SPACES-FURNITURE Chandelier: Rewire | Dining Room Table: The Warehouse | Dining Table Chairs: The Apartment | Vases: Jeffrey Sphan | Pendant Lights: Jochum Rodgers | Barstools: Time and Materials | Rug: Esmaili Rugs & Antiques | Arm Chairs: Norepro | Living Room Console Table: Sebastian & Barquest | Bedroom Desk: Cain Modern | Side Table: Wyeth | LampsVN

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