Monthly Archives: April 2015

Black and White Inspiration

Black and white interiors are bold, timeless, and so chic.  This graphic palette always looks clean and works well with a modern or retro design.

Timeless Patterns

Add instant intrigue to a room without losing any elegance with a black and white pattern.  I love this scrolling cast iron staircase against a clean white backdrop for a sophisticated yet architectural interior.

For an eye catching dose of panache, consider a striking black and white flooring pattern.  Marble tile takes the design to a luxurious level, and adds value to your home!

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Metal Acccents

Black and white creates a stunning backdrop for a bright, metallic accent.  Metallic accents are gender-neutral and ideal for both a masculine interior or a sleek and chic design.  You can create a lovely vignette with black and white furnishings and carefully curated accessories.

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Light Elegance

Not quite ready for an all over black and white space? A fantastic accessory or lighting piece is a wonderful option.  This chandelier is a statement piece that doesn’t overwhelm the room; besides, who doesn’t love a Gothic touch once in a while?

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Top 5 Painted Floor Trends

Imagine your floors as a statement piece with these painted floor trends.  Painted floors are an ideal way to give your home a custom, distinctive look.  Whether you choose an all over pattern, a burst of color, or a free form design, your painted floor is guaranteed to be an attention-grabbing feature in your home!  Which of these painted floors do you love?

Floors Take Shape

Geometric patterns are a bold choice for painted floors.  This eye catching option works well on concrete or wood floors.

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Bohemian Rhapsody

A flowery pattern or design gives a more playful, bohemian look.  You can add a burst of color or choose a more subdued design to suit your own space.  This fun flooring is great for a mud room or yoga studio!

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A Girl’s Best Friend

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and coincidentally a fantastic flooring design!  Diamonds can impart a retro look or can be arranged with a more modern sensibility.

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The New Englander

Stripes create an interesting look, whether they are strictly linear or angled into a striking herringbone pattern.  I love the idea of a striped floor for a beach house!

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The Bold & the Beautiful

Finally, consider a colorful design all over the floor.  This amazing look really lets your artistic side shine, making your floor a canvas for expressing your individuality!

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Pools and Pool Houses

Summer will be here before you know it, and that means we can start daydreaming about pools and pool houses!  Designing a pool house is a balance of cultivating chic summer style while maintaining a functional area.  What kind of pools and pool houses are perfect for your personality?

Palm Beach Excellence

Palm Beach Pool Cami Weinstein

How luxurious is this pool-side view!

Are you the type of person who could spend an entire day strolling Palm’s Antique Row?  Classic and timeless elegance is your style!  Grab your Lilly Pulitzer bikini and dive into this lush Palm Springs pool design!  I love the topiaries surrounding the pool and the fabulous scrolling tile pattern!

The Secret Garden Escape

Secret Garden Pool Cami Weinstein

I love this at-home retreat!

Romantic and lush, while maintaining functionality, this pool has a secret garden aesthetic to it.  When mapping out your garden for plants that will work best by the pool, consider fragrant plants that are easy to maintain (though pruning in the pool sounds like a relaxing chore).

The stone slab arrangement creates a natural yet refined poolside deck, and the structured chairs help to pull everything together.

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Poolside Conservatory Retreat Cami Weinstein

Poolside by candlelight, anyone?

Sometimes it’s just nice to lounge around the pool house with a glass of chilled Prosecco.  This poolside conservatory retreat is so inviting!  How beautiful are the glass ceilings of this pool house?  Wicker furniture and fresh flowers finish the design, beckoning for a good conversation or quiet time with a book.

The Grandiose Sanctuary

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My ideal poolside retreat!

Genevieve Faure’s Dominican Republic pool house features marvelous architectural work, which includes pillars of course!  Hanging out in this tropical sanctuary looks like the ideal summer day, complete with La Perla swimwear and freshly squeezed juice before a night of dancing!

Which of these pools and pool houses do you love?  Stay tuned for more favorites!

Crystal Accessories

Adding accessories to your interior is a creative process that lets you really individualize a space.  The objects you choose to decorate a space say a lot about your tastes, your experiences, and your style.  Accessories really personalize a space and add a finishing touch.

One material for eye catching accessories is crystal.  Crystals, with their distinctive structure, have long fascinated people.  As the base of a lamp or simply as a decorative object, natural looking crystals bring a sophisticated earthiness to an interior.

A Natural Edge

Crystal accessories add a great texture to an interior.  I love the idea of crystal accessories with an natural edge!  From light fixtures to paperweights that make a statement, crystal accessories with raw edges are visually appealing.

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Sleek & Refined

Refined, clear, crystal accessories also make a fantastic choice for adding intrigue to an interior!  These beautiful objects reflect light, adding a modern dose of sparkle and brightness.  They also blur the line between negative and positive space.

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The Akonia Project – Cami Weinstein

One of my more personal interior design projects was the Akonia project.  This office was designed for long-time clients of mine, who have a very sophisticated aesthetic and love to travel which leaves them open to new ideas!  I was given free reign from the beginning of this project, and was lucky that my clients were so open to so many new materials.

The Project

Akonia Home Office Cami WeinsteinThe building is a private family office, utilized by the entire family.  While assembling this design, I wanted to ensure that the office I was designing was as unique and refined as my clients.

Design Elements

I wanted to cultivate an environment that was timeless and chic; each design element was able to stand alone as a focal point while intermixing with the rest of the space.  I used a lot of wonderful details in this project; many of which were custom!

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Bronze Stalagmite Cocktail Table, Paul Evans

Akonia Home Office Cami WeinsteinI found a fabulous original Paul Evans bronze stalagmite cocktail table for the reception area, which I instantly fell in love with!  This practical piece only looks like art you shouldn’t touch.

Akonia Home Office Cami WeinsteinI also used custom stone and tile from Artistic Tile throughout the design.  Artistic Tile is a family owned business which caters to the needs of designers, which makes bringing a design to life simple and stress-free!

Akonia Home Office Cami WeinsteinI found the perfect semi-precious stone slabs for the main kitchen from Concetto Stone.  The natural variations in the stone break up the strict palette and draw the eye inward!  The stone counter tops feature custom designed and built-in light trays which illuminate the top and waterfall sides of the counter top.

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Lighting by Lindsey Adelman and Cami Weinstein

 One of my favorite features in this interior were the custom designed Lindsey Adelman light fixtures which I commissioned and collaborated on!  Other fabulous light fixtures used throughout the design were by Gregorius Pineo!

The Akonia project was a success!  I am happy to report that my clients love their new offices!  View more photos from this interior design here.