Monthly Archives: May 2014

Michael Dawkins Showroom NYC

The Michael Dawkins Showroom in NYC has been the talk of the design community.  Recently, I was invited to a private breakfast hosted and sponsored by Luxe Magazine, celebrating the opening of the Michael Dawkins Showroom in New York City!  New York City is one of two locations (the other being Miami, Florida), where the Michael Dawkins Showroom has been featured.

 Michael Dawkins Showroom

The showroom is gorgeous in neutral whites, grays, blacks and charcoals offering Michael Dawkins’ very singular vision of interiors.  Notice how Dawkins directs your eye with lighting, and ambiance.

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Michael Dawkins Showroom NYC

Michael Dawkins Showroom NYC

Incorporated into the displays were plenty of Belgian Linens, as well as one of a kind pieces, which Michael scours Europe for.  Michael Dawkins is highly-regarded for his ability to successfully integrate various textures, styles, and genres.  Each item featured in the Michael Dawkins Showroom was placed with careful scrutiny for an elegant and distinguished ambiance.

Michael Dawkins Showroom NYC

 The Michael Dawkins Showroom in New York City is open to the public for viewing.  I highly encourage taking this daytrip!

 

Ottomans

Not to be overlooked, ottomans are both practical and chic!  More than just putting your feet on – these ottomans would be an asset to your rooms.

1.  Thomas Pheasant’s Paris Ottomon (Tufted)

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This ottoman from the Thomas Pheasant Collection is perfect for a Hollywood Modern or Transitional Traditional themed interior.  I love the deep tufts and large size.

2.  Barbara Barry’s Arc Bench

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Both architectural and sculptural, Barbara Barry’s Arc Bench is sleek and modern.  Designed by Barbara Barry, the Arc Bench features a firmly upholstered cushion placed atop a modern metal arc.  I would love two of these at the end of a bed!

3.  Bunny Williams Home’s Tray Chic Ottoman

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This piece doubles as a stylish addition to the room while the tray easily handles snacks!  This piece is fabulous for a relaxed family room, and has elegant details that will draw the eye.  The carved turned wood feet, removable tray, and embossed faux shagreen patterned interior make this a piece you will treasure!

4.  Restoration Hardware’s Tufted Leather Coffee Ottoman

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Restoration Hardware‘s Tufted Leather Coffee Ottoman is perfect for a large family room.  With six leather options for you to choose from, this piece works itself easily into your design and lifestyle!

5.  Mecox Gardens’ Turquoise and Cream Tufted Pouf Ottoman

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This stylish ottoman brings an exotic note to a room decor- it can be found at Mecox Gardens!  Mixed fabrics of both Turquoise linen blend and cream linen blend are incorporated in this limited edition piece.

6.  MB Tangier Ottoman

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These ottomans lend an air of Tangier and are sure to be a focal point!  The specialty nail pattern is created with Antique Bronze Nailheads; how chic!

7.  Global Views’ Moroccan Poof-Black Leather Ottoman

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This playful ottoman includes storage and can easily move about the room- I usually group two underneath a console.

The Drawing Room Gallery

In my previous article I shared great finds from one of my most loved stores in East Hampton, Mecox Gardens!  This week  I am featuring one of my favorite galleries which I have been visiting for years- The Drawing Room Gallery.  Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this gallery is a perfect day-trip destination!

The Drawing Room Gallery

The Drawing Room Gallery, East Hampton, NY

The Drawing Room Gallery is a contemporary gallery which exhibits original pieces of fine art to all art enthusiasts.  Owned by Kenleigh & Michael Larock since 2004, The Drawing Room Gallery has become a creative haven for the public.  Featuring both local and national contemporary artists, The Drawing Room Gallery’s collections are a fantastic source of varied inspiration; exhibits range from paintings, sculptures, photography, and drawings, and are constantly rotated.

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Hosting a variety of events from meet-the-artist opening receptions, artist talks, workshops, movie nights, community dinners (AKA “The Artists’ Table), and more, this is one gallery that always makes for a memorable venture.  View current and upcoming exhibitions hosted at The Drawing Room Gallery online hereThe Drawing Room Gallery’s blog is a fantastic resource for inspiration and staying in the know regarding currently promoted artists and exhibits.

Drawing Room Cami Weinstein

 

Discovering The Hamptons: Mecox Gardens

Recently I took a mini-vacation to The Hamptons, and it was fabulous!  The variety of quaint little shops is overwhelming and exciting, and it’s almost impossible to not stop into each one.  Over the next two blogs I will showcase a tiny sampling of the remarkable stores and design pieces I found while discovering the Hamptons on vacation!

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Mecox Gardens, East Hampton

First on my list is Mecox Gardens – one of my favorite just for the sheer variety of home furnishings, decorative accessories, design books etc.  I go to all of them including the one in Palm Beach, Florida and the Los Angeles location, but the East Hampton location is my favorite.

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Mecox Gardens has this amazing design aesthetic that blurs the line between indoor living and the raw beauty of nature.  Their quality products range from one of a kind antiques to unusual re-editions and classic Mecox designs.

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The overall effect of Mecox Gardens’ East Hampton location is refreshing, eye-catching and unique.  There is an old-world feeling in some of the pieces that instantly gives you a sense of comfort, much like looking through one of your grandmother’s photo albums.  Juxtaposing with these antiqued elements are bright architectural accessories that bring new life and an air of possibility to the assemblage of decor.

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Stay tuned for more inspiring finds from my mini-tour of shops while on vacation in the Hamptons!

 

Westchester Residence II

The Westchester Residence II Project was inspired loosely by the French 1940’s with a modern twist.  The house is a Tudor from the 1920’s owned by a family with three children.  The design goal was to incorporate color while staying true to the Tudor fashion.

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Downstairs, the media room is both fabulous and family-friendly- perfect for movie night!  Westchester Home Magazine 2013 granted me the “Best Media Room” award for this room!  The pop of color is bright and refreshing, and the color-blocked walls adds intrigue to the space.

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The dining room features a hand-blown Murano glass light fixture from Van Den Akker Antiques.

Westchester Cami Weinstein Murano Glass

Also from Van Den Akker Antiques are the amethyst lamps, imported from Belgium.  These raw geodes are just beautiful, incorporating texture and color!  Van Den Akker never lets me down when I am shopping for a unique vintage piece.  Each item in Van Den Akker’s collection is hand-selected from collections of distinguished artists across Europe; I love it!

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This fluffy stool from John Rosselli & Associates is a fun accessory for the room.  John Rosselli & Associates always feature such lovely pieces and the timeless sense of design just can’t be overlooked.  Aiming to incorporate a piece with a French 1940’s touch, I added this Line Vautrin “Roy de Soleil” Mirror- it was the perfect touch!

Westchester Cami Weinstein Chair