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I had to look up the word megatrend.  I was trying to find some word to describe the ongoing, non-stop brass hardware phenomenon that has been going on for the last half a decade in interior design, home decor, kitchen and bath design.  There are fads (short lived societal fancies), trends (a general direction things are moving) and then there are megatrends.  A megatrend is a major shift or movement.  Today, I am hereby pronouncing the use of brass hardware, knobs, handles and pulls as a megatrend.  It is not going away.  About 5 or 6 years ago when the revival of brass in the home started…it seemed like bringing back 1970s style shiny brass was the next home design fad that would fade.  The issue was…brass looked good…hard for it to hold onto fad status…

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I have said it once and I will say it again, I am a proponent of indoor plants!  So many people I know do not like plants inside the house for some reason.  Well I do.  I am not necessarily advocating a million plants all over the house, but I think one large statement palm or fiddle leaf fig can transform a room.  When I lived in my tiny little cottage in the Hollywood Hills, for many years, I had a huge palm tree in a ceramic pot set near french doors.  The plant made the room cheerful and brought a tropical element of design the room.  Today, if I had a living room (which I do not because I still do not have a house), I would not put a palm in a pot, I would use decorative baskets.  I love this look.  Small plants, large plants, tiny plants…in interesting shaped baskets.  Here are some ideas and shopping inspiration…

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Geometric Coffee Tables

May 4, 2017
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I think that one of the best and easiest ways you can have a bit of design “fun” in decorating a room is through an interesting unexpected accent, side or coffee table.  One trend we have seen a lot of lately is geometric coffee tables – these are coffee tables (and side tales) with a frame only metal base in the form a 3-D polygon with a stone or marble top.  I like the use of this style table in a rustic or even more transitional home.  Super modern but classic accent.  Here are few others..

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There is something so charming about an attic bedroom.  A room nestled into the top floor of a home under a pitched ceiling and the beams and rafters of the roof can be perfection. I found these first few pictures on the blog Adventures in Cooking. Blogger Eva Kosmas chronicled the before and after makeover of her master bedroom in her Pacific Northwest home.  The result is a fresh bright room that marries good modern style with fresh rustic charm.  Love this room and 7 other cozy bedroom attic lofts in this post!

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Years ago, back in 2013, I covered this wonderful two toned farmhouse style Hamptons home’s amazing kitchen on COCOCOZY (old post is here).  I loved the striking open kitchen area with a dark black painted ceiling with the color creeping down onto the walls and down below the second level clerestory windows.

Now, I just learned that new photos of this lovely East Hampton kitchen on Further Lane designed by Dan Scotti Design have surfaced!  I spotted the new snaps on designer Dan’s website and on Architectural Digest’s website too.  The home is fantastic.  Still my favorite room is the kitchen…but I am loving the pool area too.  This one is for bestie AM and her hubby JE…take a look at the pool…ideas ideas perhaps for their East Hampton outdoors….

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I am trying to plot out my summer plans for vacations.  I want to go some place I haven’t been before…maybe Greece, Scotland, Morocco.  Hmmm…so much of the world to see.  So little time!  And I must add some versatile items to my summer wardrobe to accommodate my dream travel.  I love white lace tops to pair with jeans or a long bohemian style skirt.  A cute light lace top is the perfect summer wardrobe staple for travel.  Light and versatile…casual and dressy.  A must have.

I bought the lace top pictured here last summer.  It is one of my faves…I wore it in the Hamptons when visiting my besties AM and A.Ro.  Now I am in search of some new things for summer (and for more summer travel)…here is a look at some delicate lace tops I am eyeing now. Which one do you like best?

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My style sits somewhere in the middle of traditional and modern.  So a I can appreciate a home that is sleek and streamline while at the same time I can adore a house with traditional touches.  This Pacific Palisades house by designed by Kristen Panitch Interiors is what I am calling “soft traditional”.  It is not hard core classic and it is not modern either.  It has some really lovely soft touches that you might find in a classically decorated home but the designed is finessed.

It starts with the light pink chinoiserie style wallpaper in the foyer.  A nice entry hall that sets the tone for this house tour!

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