Monthly Archives: August 2014

Room Dividers and Screens

The versatile functionality of room dividers and screens is limitless.  Ideal for creating smaller, more personal spaces in a loft-style apartment or a home with an open floor plan, room dividers and screens are tools in molding your room’s atmosphere.  Here are a few great ways to make the most out of your space and enhance your design with these room dividers and screens!

1st Dibs Screen Cami Weinstein Art Deco

The most obvious  use for your room divider is to give privacy as an impromptu changing space!  This Art-Deco Style Custom 4-Panel Screen is so elegant and classic, that it would work perfectly in a guest bedroom.

Chevron Designed Mirror Screen Cami Weinstein Skyscraper Mirrored 1st Dibs Screen Cami Weinstein

Add intrigue to your sitting room with an elegant mirrored room divider!  These vintage mirrored art deco room dividers from 1st Dibs make for fabulous backdrops.  The first screen, a Four Paneled Antique Chevron Designed Mirrored Screen, has a fantastic chevron print, and the Glamorous Art Deco Skyscraper Mirrored Screen (second screen shown) adds variation in height to your room.

Hayneedle Screen Cami Weinstein

A screen is a great way to decrease the light coming in from the windows, as well as add a sense of privacy to any bedroom!  This Jakun Rosewood Shoji 4 Panel Room Divider from Hayneedle has a great traditional Asian-inspired look.

Screen Decorative Crafts Cami Weinstein Decorative Crafts Floral Screen Cami Weinstein

Decorative Crafts’ hand-painted Chinoiserie screens are simply luxurious; the silverleaf background of the second screen shown is eye-catching and lovely.

Six Panel Art Deco 1st Dibs Cami Weinstein

Do you have an in-home bar?  Add a vintage feel to your space with this Six-Panel Large Art Deco Lacquered Screen from 1st Dibs!

View my “Room Dividers and Screens” Pinterest board here for more of my favorite picks!


The Leiber Museum

I recently took a trip with my friend Jill Heller to East Hampton, New York to visit the Leiber Museum.  As an interior designer, I am always looking for new means of inspiration, and Jill is as well.  Jill is the eco fashion stylist for The Pure Thread.  I have shopped at The Pure Thread for three years, and love their eco-friendly, elegant and versatile pieces!  The Pure Thread will host their next pop-up shop at the Bedford Historical Society from Monday, October 20th through Sunday, October 26th!

Cami Jill Heller

The Pure Thread Cami Weinstein

Three times a week, the Leiber Museum showcases the masterpieces created by Judith as well as her husband, Gerson Leiber.

Leiber Museum Cami Weinstein

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About the Museum

In 2005, Judith and Gerson Leiber decided to house and share their creations in an accessible way, thus the Leiber Collection was born.  Bright and bold, both Judith and Gerson Leiber’s work stands out with a tongue-in-cheek quirk.  Judith Leiber’s handbags and clutches are some of the most luxurious and quirky wearable art.  I love this fish-shaped purse that was on display!

Judith Leiber Fish Bag Cami Weinstein

“Judith Leiber’s handbags are created with such exquisite workmanship and design that they transcend mere accessory,” said a curator at the Corcoran Gallery in 2003. “They become objets d’art.” (

The Bag Lady of Park Avenue

Judith Leiber‘s journey did not start with handbags in mind.  Initially, Leiber was set on pursuing a career in cosmetology, but was pushed off course by World War II.  A young Jewish woman living in Budapest had limited options, and Judith seemed to choose the right one when she took an apprenticeship at a high-end handbag factory.  Judith and her husband moved to America shortly after the end of the war, and in 1963 she began her own company.

Judith Leiber Handbag 3 Cami Weinstein

The distinct styling and hand-appliqued crystals sets a Leiber creation apart from ordinary accessories.

Judith Leiber Handbag 3 Cami Weinstein

Jill and I had a marvelous time perusing the Leiber Museum!  Each of us took different aspects of design from the bright and beautiful paintings and embellished handbags.

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An Eye for Art 

Judith’s husband Gerson was a huge supporter of Judith’s work.  Having shown promise artistically at a young age, Gerson continued to study and create before, throughout, and after World War II.  Gerson Leiber Cami WeinsteinThe extensive collection of Gerson Leiber includes sculptures, watercolor & gouache, printmaking, oil painting and much more.  Like his wife, Gerson’s style is distinct, and one wonders how lavish and extraordinary it would be to dine with the Leibers (wearing a Judith Leiber clutch, across from a Gerson Leiber painting, of course).

5 Ways to Work Your Console Table

Console tables are essential when choosing furniture for your living space.  Offering both visual ease and organized aesthetic, console tables work wonderfully in entryways, hallways, and bedrooms!  Here are five ways to make the most of your console table:

1.  Entryway

Jan Showers Cami Weinstein

The Manhattan Console, Jan Showers

Upon entering your house, a welcoming console table is a place to set down your keys and pause.  Entryways are often narrow areas with limited space for design elements such as furniture, but the compact console table is an ideal addition.

2.  Bedroom

Williams Sonoma C Weinstein

Williams Sonoma

Boxy side tables and curved demilunes can overwhelm your bedroom, making it appear cluttered with large pieces of furniture.  Create a vignette of assorted candles, fresh flowers, and a lovely crystal vase on a sleek console table for a more crisp, organized look.

3.  Hallway

Faux Bull Horn Console with Stainless Steel Feet

Faux Bull Horn Console with Stainless Steel Feet

Create a space that is pleasant to walk through by adding a console table to your hallway!  Transform your naked hallway by placing family photos on your console table.

4.  Dining Room Buffet

Original Lucite and Glass Console Table by Charles Hollis Jones

Original Lucite and Glass Console Table by Charles Hollis Jones

Holiday season is right around the corner, and making the most out of your dining room space is key in entertaining.  Console tables easily convert into an elegant buffet when placed against a wall.

5.  Kitchen Storage

Curved Wave Wood Apron Frame Console Mecox

Curved Wave Wood Apron Frame Console Wrapped in Water Hyacinth with Four Curved Legs

Think outside the box when managing your kitchen space.  Take advantage of the console’s open underside and layer smaller tables, slim cabinets, or rustic containers underneath the main slab.  Even a small stool or two and –Voila!

For more chic console tables, visit my Pinterest board here.

Organic Elements

Organic elements always seem to catch my eye.  The juxtaposition of natural and man-made furniture and settings creates an eclectic and interesting tone.  Organic pieces of furniture are fabulous to build a design around!  Bring a sense of nature into your design with these organic elements.

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Petrified-Wood Hex Side Table, One King’s Lane

One King’s Lane’s Petrified-Wood Hex Side Table is a unique shape created from an interesting medium.  Created with some of the first petrified wood specimens ever collected in the Philippines, this table features exotic patterns and textures. It would be great beside a club chair.


Carole Gratale’s
# 0409 Giacometti Inspired Rectangular Owl Table

Introduce organic elements into your design with this Carole Gratale Giacometti Inspired Rectangular Owl Table!  Whimsical and elegant, this table’s patented bronze legs entwine for a romantic effect; I love the owl perched on the side!

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Wheat-Sheaf Side Table, One King’s Lane

Glass-top tables are classic.  This Wheat-Sheaf Side Table from One King’s Lane reminds me of glamorous Palm Beach interiors.  Mix this into your room design for a timeless yet formal update.

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Stool, Tucker Robbins

I love the edging detail along the top of this stool by Tucker Robbins.  Add this to your study or media room for a polished and rustic detail that won’t be overlooked!

What kind of unique interior design pieces do you have in your design?

6 Dining Chairs Your Design Needs

With so many dining chairs to choose from, the options are endless!  Assemble your dining chairs around one of last week’s featured dining room tables, or use these chairs non-traditionally around your home!

Welcome your guests to an opulent dining experience!  Nancy Corzine‘s 1141 Millar chair features an Antique English Walnut finish, Florence leather, and Coffee colorway.

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Nancy Corzine’s 1141 Millar Chair

The Elise Figure Eight Side Chair from Mecox Gardens shown with an Echo Umber Leather can be ordered with a variety of back designs, and other fabrics.  Add a traditional element to your room with this classic shape and luxurious upholstery.

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The Elise Figure Eight Side Chair from Mecox Gardens

If leather upholstery is a little too much for your taste, brighten up your dining room with Wisteria‘s Chateau Dining Chair in French Blue.  Wisteria’s Chateau Dining Chairs fuse together the simplicity of Louis XVI furniture with the charm of a weathered oak finish.  I love the idea of mixing and matching these Chateau Dining Chairs in Wisteria’s five custom colors.

Chateau Dining Chair C Weinstein

These leather chairs from Nancy Corzine feature gold hand-painted details; how fabulous!

N Corzine Cami Weinstein

Nancy Corzine’ 1076S-HP-Manhattan-Side Chairs


Serena & Lily‘s Riviera Side Chair is a re-designed classic 1930’s European Bistro Chair, perfect for a beach house or casual kitchen!  The attention to detail in these handcrafted chairs is remarkable.

Riviera Side Chair Cami Weinstein

Serena & Lily’s Riviera Side Chair


Draw contemporary design elements into your dining room with Horchow‘s Erlinda Dining Table Chairs!  Play up the golden-yellow houndstooth detailing on the backs of the chairs or let them speak for themselves!

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Horchow’s Erlinda Dining Table Chairs