Style-icious Sunday... lately loving grey on grey

The thing about color is that it really is powerful, it can be exciting and illicit certain emotions almost instantly. However,'s a perfect blend of feminine and masculine. It almost gives you that feeling of peace, relaxation, something so smooth. Lately I am just really LOVING it...

I love grey on grey so much but what I adore most about looks amazing with a teeny pop of neon green...

douglas freidman photography + a perfect grey + this crazy place.

Bliss in the kitch' in grey

Absolutely smitten with this little cottage kitchen style. Dark grey walls are the perfect backdrop for white dishes, green and yellow accessories and perfect little country knick knacks. Gingham is the perfect sister to that fun country look and how about that sweet mix matched tile flooring. Just all around adorableness...
I love the grey in these kitchens too! So classic.
Right now I am just in love with deep grey and this neon yellow! 
I also am very into that earthy look...

images....bright bazaar. apartment34. unknown.

House Tour: Photographer Douglas Friedman Bachelor Pad

We all seriously can still remember the pages of Domino magazine like they were yesterday, no? Well, this is the uber chic bachelor pad of none other than one of Domino's best photographers...
Douglas Friedman. Judging by this man's space, he must be incredibly cool. Then again, he did work for Domino mag. I am thanking my lucky stars that Refinery 29  shares his space with us, it's my bachelor pad day dream...
I am just dying to do a project like this. I am absolutely in LOVE with masculine decor and his NYC apartment is right on point. I love the deep grey walls and plethora of edgy art gracing so many of the walls. His mixture of textiles also makes me weak in the knees...leather, woods, metals, furs. It's all so intoxicating to me. 
He even looks super chic with his fashion sensibility. LOVE HIM! 

bliss in the kitch' {dark, gray and dreamy}

So, my little kitchen in my new apartment is adorable, but it needs a splash of color on the cabinets. I am leaning towards dark gray. For some reason, gray is so soothing to me and it can make any color look better and really pop!
NYIGF is this week and I am so inspired by all of the fabulous things on display...I found this amazing pair of gold foo dogs that I am dying for. How great would they look in a dark gray kitchen....snazzy!

1) livingetc. 2) decorpad 3)casasugar 4)mariakillam

Wallcolor Wednesday {gray in gramercy park}

Today our apartment painting sessions have officially commenced. Yay! (side note: we have fallen head over heels for our little Gramercy Park neighborhood) I wanted to give you all a sneak peek at the gorgeous, dark gray color we decided to go with. Kelley and I both love color, so we thought  that a dark gray would make the perfect backdrop to pops of bright colors throughout the room. It also looks absolutely lovely combined with our yummy dark chocolate floors. I have, like most people right now, a slight obsession with gray. I especially love it on the walls. Its good stuff.

I've always loved the muddy brown-ish gray used in this romantic bedroom. So chic. 


So on my decorista radar...gray + yellow

So for some reason I just can't get enough gray in my life. I don't know exactly what it is about it but I have a huge infatuation with him. He's masculine, sharp, cutting edge, and gorgeous! His pretty girlfriend yellow, is just the perfect compliment. Lately, this color scheme is so on my radar. Mixes of grays and yellows are perfect for this season and probably never out of style. Love it. 


Style-icious Sunday {bachelor pad chic}

A little manly glamour for this style filled Sunday. My newest client is a bachelor who is in serious need of some style for his lair. Guys can be so clueless about decorating. That's why The Decorista comes to the rescue! Here is some inspiration for the man in your life...

via apartmenttherapy. decorpad. houzz. dapperdude

Wallpapers of the week...

Today, I am making the track down to Brooklyn (my first time) to do a little shopping with one of my most favorite clients. Our first mission...wallpaper. We are basically wallpapering her entire apartment, which is so exciting, especially for this decorista. I think we are going to convince her husband that a python wallpaper bathroom would be killer! yay! my mind is entirely focused and obsessing over wallpaper and I wanted to share a few I love...

I think my most favorite are neutral wallpapers and grey-ish wallpapers, ones with simple patterns. I especially love metallic wallpapers. The more natural looking, the more I love it. But never underestimate the power of color and dramatic wallpaper... its amazing too.

all images via lennox + decorpad

secret of domestic bliss #45...good color combos

There are so many ways to achieve a well decorated look for your home. A great start is choosing the ideal color combination or scheme. I know its difficult for a lot of people to decide on a color story, thats why they hire decorators. I do e-decorating color consultations, too. The right color combination can do wonders on any space and create amazing impact that you will love! The goal is to fall in LOVE with where you live.
One of my favorite combos right now is gray and pink. So adorable. You can infuse color into almost anything. Fabrics in the bedrooms, delicious pops of colors on beautiful chairs, painted furniture, beautiful pillows, artwork, etc. It's so much fun to play around with color... pink and gray get along so famously, I just knew I had to share. 

all images via decorpad

rooms that rock my world. {rooms with grandeur}

Something about each of these rooms has me weak in the knees. I'm constantly daydreaming about living in rooms like these. The saturation and mix of colorways are so beautiful. Each room has textures and fabrics that lend to sophisticated and elegant style. Not too much color, just the right touch of boldness.Very inspiring for my little ol decorator heart. The last room with the beautiful wallpaper, might just be my favorite. The pillows are perfect and that wood + gold art piece on the wall is absolutely genius. 

bliss in the kitch' {striped walls for the win}

Oh my goodness. This gray and white striped kitchen is adorable...I'm in love. It has that perfect breakfast nook quality that I love. Notice the bottles looking organized in that basket on the bottom white shelf, its perfection! The bright stripes absolutely make the space. I also adore the mis-matched chairs too. Such a cute little kitch'!

a beautiful bedroom...

dark walls and bright white fluffy bedding is pure domestic bliss.
I'm sort of obsessing over this bedroom today. I find the striped chair so adorable and I spot my favorite Dorothy Draper book "in the pink"...need i say more?

In other blissful news...
I am on set today for something very fabulous I will be telling you about very soon.
So exciting.
and, for all of you who leave me comments (you know who you are) please know that they really do make my day, I love hearing your encouraging words. They always seem to be the best pick-me-up!
I honestly do not know what I would do without the blogging community.
I love love love love love it.