Monthly Archives: February 2015

5 Ways to Rethink Gray

Whether you spell it the English way (grey) or the American (gray), it’s chic in every language.  This versatile tone can take center stage or act as a neutral.  Here are 5 ways to rethink gray!

A Fabulous Front Door

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The pretty simplicity of this wreath is emphasized with a gray front door.

Give your front door a makeover!  Refreshing your front door will give your house a new personality.  Choose a gray tone that compliments your house’s color and run with it!  Swap out old hardware for new, and your home has a new street style.

Tea Party Perfect

Gray Upholstery Cami Weinstein

Modern vintage has never been so sleek!

Who says tea parties need floral decor?  This elegant outdoor set takes the cake with gray upholstery!  I love this mix of modern and vintage!  The gray tones allow imagination and creativity to take hold of the design; how fun is that animal print pillow!

Shower of the Future

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The brass fixtures pop with this gray tile backdrop!

This shower is refreshing in more ways than one.  Veering away from the classic ivory bathroom tile, this design features a distressed grey tile arranged in the trending herringbone pattern.  I love that this design incorporates brass metal, taking the design one step further.

A Sleek Kitchen

Gray Kitchen Cabinets Island Cami Weinstein Does your kitchen have a muddle of colors, textures and accents?  Re-center your kitchen with a gray base!  This kitchen’s beautiful marble counter tops are a focal point, thanks to the sleek gray island and cabinets!

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Benjamin Moore’s Shades of Gray collection

Benjamin Moore’s Shades of Gray Collection features such a wide range of gray tones with underlying hues.  When selecting the perfect gray, consider the tones in your flooring, as well as the lighting of the room.

Meditative Gray

Living Room Study Cami Weinstein

Gray walls offer peace of mind!

Create a serene sanctuary to unwind in!  This living room is tranquil and chic, yet welcoming.  The gray, white and black palette is classic and comfortable.  I love the fresh floral arrangement which adds just the right pop of life and color to the room!

Find more ways to work gray into your lifestyle with my “Gray or Grey” Pinterest board here.

Greenport, NY: The North Shore of Long Island

Greenport, NY is a village in Suffolk County, New York along the North Shore of Long Island!  I love taking daytrips to find inspiration for my designs, and Greenport is so much fun!

Raphael Winery, Peconic, NY

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Raphael Winery, Peconic, NY

Raphael Winery Light Fixture Cami Weinstein

How gorgeous is this light fixture!

While exploring the north shore, it is essential to take a trip to the wineries!  I visited Raphael Winery, which is not only beautiful, but believes in sustainable vineyard practices.

Raphael Winery Tour Cami Weinstein

The Raphael Winery Tour showcased the process from vine to glass!  This is the Tank Room.

Located 90 miles east of Manhattan, this is an ideal trip to take with a loved one for a relaxing experience!  The Raphael Winery offers a Wine Tasting Tour and features a tasting room and outdoor patio, which is lovely during warmer months.

The Frisky Oyster, Greenport, NYThe Frisky Oyster Cami WeinsteinThe Frisky Oyster Cami WeinsteinWith a chef that thrives on inspiration from great food and wine, The Frisky Oyster is a savory experience that takes farm-to-table dining to a new level of chic!

The Frisky Oyster Cami WeinsteinI love the innovative menu and modern design of The Frisky Oyster; perfection!  The restaurant is elegant and sophisticated for a night out.

The Tapestry Inn, Greenport, NY

Greenport, New York has so much to explore, you might want to stay a while!  If you are planning to stay for the weekend, I highly recommend The Tapestry Inn.

The Tapestry Inn Greenport, NY

The entryway of The Tapestry Inn.

Boasting as the largest bed and breakfast on the North Fork, The Tapestry Inn is within walking distance to an array of restaurants, antique shops, galleries, village beaches and more!

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Each guest room is unique and elegant!

The Tapestry Inn Cami Weinstein The Tapestry Inn Greenport, NYThe next time you are planning a daytrip, stop at one of my favorite North Shore spots, and tweet at me “@CamiDesigns”!  For more photos from my trip, visit my “Greenport, NY” Pinterest board here!

Room Inspiration: Chartreuse

My inspiration for this room design was this French water color I found at a tag sale!  The colors are so gorgeous, muted greens, smoke, taupes; it has a quiet beauty. Design Blog CamiDesigns
Once I framed it with a  dark mat and silver leafed frame I began thinking about a room designed around these colors: neutrals with a snap of Chartruese.  Fashion Blog Cami Designs
 Chartruese – has always been a color I revisit and am drawn to!
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Benjamin Moore’s “Chartreuse”

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I love the Chartreuse accents on this Byron Lars coat!

I just purchased this fabulous Byron Lars coat with chartruese flowers and paired it with my new ray bans, which were a gift from my brother!  Wearing them with my Byron Lars coat, they have a chic edgy feel!
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Of course there’s also my beloved Reinstein Ross brown pearl and Peridot drop necklace; a birthday gift from my husband, which I treasure and have worn often over the years!
Back to my room design!
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I love this fabulous diamond jute  rug; it fits into both modern and traditional, casual or glam rooms.  The dark cocoa is a nice update; the sofa in the beautiful deep velvet  green and the chairs in that soft taupe.  Horizontal stripes liven up a room and create a more modern look for the window treatments.
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To complete the look I’d paint the room in Benjamin Moore’s Shiitake,
an enveloping mushroom color.

East Coast Home Design Magazine – 2015 Kitchen and Bath Issue

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Lifestyle Inspiration: Eco Futuristic

2015 is the year of eco futuristic fashion!  Combining elements of eco-friendly living with chic futuristic shapes, eco futuristic style combines nature and innovation.

What to Wear

Yigal Azrouel Poplin Mesh Inset Zipper Tunic Shirt

Photo via IntermixOnline.com

Yigal Azrouel’s Poplin Mesh Inset Zipper Tunic Shirt can be dressed up for work or paired with birkenstocks for spring!  Note the asymmetrical cut, which makes this perfect for layering!

On the Wall

William Sonoma Cami WeinsteinHow visually pleasing is William Sonoma’s creative take on this in-home herb garden!  Once your herbs have started to flourish on this Chalkboard Wall Garden, you’re going to love how they drape and scroll around your notes!

Shapely Furniture

Give your room an edge with these innovative designs!

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Signed Fred Brouard Abstract Bronze Dining Table Base

Do you have a love for luxury and modern details?  Craig Van Den Brulle’s Signed Fred Brouard Abstract Bronze Dining Table Base puts the glam in organic!

Wood Lightening Chair Cami WeinsteinGive your modern interior the spark it needs!  Dot and Bo’s Wood Lightning Chair works alone as a statement piece or adds that special something your office was missing!

West Elm Table Cami WeinsteinAre you looking for a side-table to place next to your chaise lounge?  West Elm’s Natural Tree Stump Side Table is bringing the outdoors in!  I love this zen piece!

Kitchen Details

Bloomingdales Cami WeinsteinSwap your boring kettle for something a little more future-forward!  The aesthetic appeal of the Alessi “Alessandro Rossi” Water Kettle from Bloomingdales is perfect.  Did I mention it’s stainless steel?

 View more of my favorite eco-futuristic inspired favorites on my Pinterest board here.