Monthly Archives: November 2014

Holiday Gifts

‘Tis the season of giving!  Shopping for holiday gifts for loved ones is fun and exciting; it’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!  With so many holiday parties and festivities, it’s sometimes a little difficult to find just the right holiday gift for that special person.  My Holiday Gifts list is here to help you out!

For Him

When shopping for the men in your life,  find a gift that is both functional and classic.  Ronde des Maillons Tie Cami Weinstein

An elegant gift, such as a classic Hermès Ronde des Maillons Silk Twill Tie will be loved forever!

Hermes Cufflinks Cami Weinstein

Add  these Hermès Gengis Cufflinks for the perfect present!

Brooks-Brothers-Cami-Weinst

Also trending this season are puffer vests!  Keep warm and stay on trend with this Men’s Diamond Quilted Vest from Brooks Brothers!

Homegoods for the Holidays

Do you have new home-owners or newlyweds on your holiday list?  Gift them something for their home they will love!

Cocktail Plates Cami Weinstein

This set of 4 Firenze Medici Cocktail Plates are perfect for an upcoming New Year’s gathering!

For the College Student

Keurig Cami Weinstein

The college student who is home for the holiday will love this Keurig K10 Mini Plus Brewer!  Compact enough for a dorm room, and perfect for late-nights studying for exams, this gift is perfectly handy.  Add their favorite K-cups to complete the present and voila!

The Fashionista

Jonathan Becker Cami Weinstein

Every family has one:  the fashionista!  What do you get the trendiest person on your holiday shopping list?  Jonathan Becker’s  30 Years at Vanity Fair!  Perfect for a bedside table or a coffee table, this book features a variety of behind-the-scenes photos!

Gifts for Very Important People

I’ve reserved my favorite items for the very important people on your holiday shopping list.  Hermes Wrap Watch Cami Weinstein

For your favorite couple, I love the idea of his and hers watches!  How fun is that?  Stylish and chic, the Hermès Heure H Leather watch for her is available in a variety of colors, making personalization easy!  The details on this watch are everything.

Portofino Watch Cami Weinstein

For him the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days watch featuring 18 karat red gold and a dark brown alligator leather strap is top notch!

View all of my must-have Holiday Gifts on my Pinterest board here!

Cocktail Your Design: Barware

Mix and match your favorite barware pieces for a hand-crafted effect that is all your own!  The ideal barware is elegant or eye-catching enough for entertaining, and chic enough to stand as a statement piece in your at-home bar’s interior design!  Cocktail your design with these barware essentials:

Cami Weinstein Barware

1.  The Decanter

Cami Weinstein Barware

When you are shopping for your barware, the decanter is one of the first items you should purchase.  This Ralph Lauren Broughton Decanter has been crafted from gleaming handblown lead crystal; I love the grooved sides which give this piece an artistic edge.

The Cavendish Decanter from Simon Pearce has a more sleek, modern aesthetic.  Ideal for a true connoisseur, this glass decanter will clearly showcase your finest port.

 2.  The Coasters

Cami Weinstein Barware

Protect your bar’s gleaming wood (or marble? petrified wood?) surface with coasters that are as glamorous as your soiree!  Simon Pearce’s Azure and Silver Lumino Coasters are more than a surface to place your drink, they are a statement piece!  Each coaster features a unique design, and are finished with a glimmering sterling silver edge.

Are you planning on hosting a wine tasting party this holiday season?  These Tiffany & Co. Audobon Wine Coasters are the perfect touch!  Crafted of sterling silver, these wine coasters feature side-etching inspired by 19th century bird drawings; so romantic!

 3.  The Corkscrew

Cami Weinstein Barware

This Tiffany & Co. corkscrew from the Elsa Peretti collection is the only corkscrew you need for your barware collection.  Elsa Peretti’s collection combines sensual shapes and modern inspiration for a tone of timeless chic.

4.  The Glasses

 Cami Weinstein Barware

Give your martini an architectural aesthetic with these Simon Pearce Geo Stemless Martini Glasses.  I love this martini-glass sans stem-look!  These glasses will look beautiful in-hand or displayed on your beautiful at-home bar.

For more barware inspiration, view my “Barware” Pinterest board here.

5 Ways to Rethink Your Fireplace

With the brisk weather approaching, coming home to a warm cup of tea in front of a fireplace is the ideal way to begin your evening.  Fireplaces provide a physical and aesthetic warmth to a room’s overall tone.  How will you style your fireplace for the upcoming season?  Here are 5 ways to rethink your fireplace:

The Creative Alternative

Fireplace Bookshelf Cami Weinstein

This creative, eclectic design is quirky and smart!

Rethink your fireplace’s function.  As a designer, you have the power to envision your surroundings with new purpose.  One creative alternative I found on Pinterest, utilizes a fireplace as an eye-catching book display!  This is an ideal way to showcase a collection of vintage encyclopedias, or your favorite anthologies!

Elegant & Romantic

Candles Fireplace Cami Weinstein

I love the staggered heights of the candles!

Re-introduce elegant and romantic components into your design; this fireplace replaces wood with a variety of candles.  I like how all of the candles are of varying stature, while maintaining a uniform presence.  The overall tone of the room is chic, and inviting.

Retro-Chic

Retro Chic Cami Weinstein

This sleek fireplace is modern with hints of vintage.

Integrate both old and new design concepts into your fireplace design for a retro-chic look!  The tiling above the fireplace is sleek with a retro feel, and I love the gas fireplace option.  Gas fireplaces are a fantastic way to enjoy the warmth and ambiance provided by a fire, without all of the mess!

The Transitional Room

Transitional Fireplace Cami Weinstein

This transitional fireplace works perfectly in a city-loft!

Working clean chrome accents into your fireplace design adds a masculine touch, while fresh floral displays keep things light and fresh.  This juxtaposition of simple elements is inter-changeable, making this transitional room truly open for future seasonal makeovers.

The Organic Minimalist

Minimalist Fireplace Cami Weinstein

The ideal minimalist fireplace!

This rustic, mono-chromatic fireplace design caters to the organic minimalist in all of us.  Silver grey wood plank walls add texture and frame the focal point:  the fireplace!  Instead of a mantle atop the fireplace, the shelf underneath offers a platform for strategically-placed adornments.  I love how indoor elements are infused with elements of nature.

Kervan Road, Rye, New York

Current Project:  Kervan Road, Rye, New York
NOW is the time to call in your Interior Designer!
I just starting working on what will be this fabulous home in Rye, New York.  The client’s are a fun loving, family oriented couple and their 3 children, who love to entertain.
I have been fortunate to have worked with them before on several other projects.  This time around I am involved from the beginning in all design aspects. This will enable me to provide them with all of the unique details that will make this house into their home.
Watch the progress unfold on my blog in the coming months.
When starting a home renovation or decoration project I always place my clients and their inspirations first.  Starting at the beginning ensures a seamless beautiful outcome.
Kervan Road Rye New York Cami Weinstein

The Kervan Road Project I am working on in Rye, New York.