Category Archives: Travel

The Montauk House

Montauk is one of my favorite places to visit.  When a client reached out with hopes of giving her Montauk home a much needed update, I was thrilled!  Combining personal and traditional elements we created a beautiful, welcoming environment.

Living Room Details, Montauk House Design by Cami Weinstein Designs, LLC

The Montauk House

Living Room Details, Montauk House Design by Cami Weinstein Designs, LLC

Montauk has a soothing energy that instantly relaxes you.  It was important for my client for her design to be sophisticated yet welcoming.  We decided to feature a natural color palette to bring the outdoors in for a seamless transition.

Bathroom Design

Bathroom Details, Montauk House Design by Cami Weinstein Designs, LLC

The bathroom should be fresh and inviting; a place for privacy.  Bathrooms are one of the major selling points of a home, and tend to have a lot of foot traffic.  This bathroom’s wallpaper makes a statement without overwhelming the space.  Rich, glossy tile and fresh grout make the backsplash pop and lead your eyes to shiny hardware.  The mirror adds a contemporary, geometric touch; I love the simple detail of this mirror.

Living Room Design

Living Room Details, Montauk House Design by Cami Weinstein Designs, LLC

My client’s Montauk house is close to the beach, which makes wicker the ultimate accent.  The wicker coffee table and large area rug ground the design, while white accents add a fresh pop.  Before we began mapping out the living room, my client emphasized that this was the room friends and family would spend a majority of their time in (aside from the kitchen, of course).  Working with a neutral palette set the tone for relaxation, making the room the ultimate chill hangout.

Dining Room Design

The Montauk house’s dining room before the grasscloth wallpaper installation.

How elegant! The dining room’s finished look.

One of my favorite ways to add glamour to a room is with custom wallcoverings.  One of my favorite fabrics to work with is grasscloth, specifically from Phillip Jeffries!  The Montauk house’s dining room featured gorgeous bay windows for maximum lighting, adding all the more to the wallpaper’s luster.

Bedroom Details

Bedroom Details, Montauk House Design by Cami Weinstein Designs, LLC

Once the house’s major rooms were outfitted, it was time for the bedroom.  Because the majority of the house featured natural beiges and crisp whites, we decided the bedroom should be a little more eclectic.  The ikat-inspired duvet cover is a bold black and white print we both loved instantly.  Patterned sheets add a subtle mix of pattern play, while  bedside accents are bursting with color.  I loved this bedside table’s hardware and rich blue tone and thought it paired wonderfully with this acidic green lamp.

To explore more of my projects, you can view my portfolio here.

Designing a Modular Home

I’m currently designing a modular home, which is very exciting!  Modular home design has come a long way; there are so many ways to personalize your layout.

Modular Home Factory Cami Weinstein LLC

Designing a Modular Home:  Montauk

Montauk Beach New York

The beaches in Montauk are breathtaking; via

Montauk is the perfect vacation spot.  Recently a client asked for my assistance in designing their modular home to fit their growing family.  Modular homes make for wonderful vacation homes; with a few personal touches, this modular will be ideal.

Modular Construction

Signature Building Systems Cami Weinstein Designs LLC

I selected Signature Building Systems to help me take on this project.

I wanted to work with a modular construction company that was open to suggestions and alterations.  While browsing the internet, I came across a contractor who works solely with modular construction in The Hamptons.


Making my way through the modular home shipping yard.

I met with the owner of Hampton Modular, LLC and was amazed at how far modulars had come!  Jon has been amazing through this process; he’s always flexible, helpful and knowledgeable.  

Design Goals:  The Perfect Beach House


The”bump out” of my client’s dining room.

My client’s design goal was to create the perfect social environment for family and friends.  We decided to incorporate an open-space kitchen, which could double as a family room.  This makes for the perfect space to enjoy food and conversation!

Dining Room Modular Home Cami Weinstein

An outside view of themodular home’s dining room.

Permits & Roofs


My client and I decided the house should have a gambrel roof to comply with zoning restrictions.  This traditional element would give the home a timeless feel.

Finishing Details

A sneak peek of the modular

A sneak peek of the modular

Jon recommended Christopher Hull of CAH Architecture and Design, LLC.  This was a perfect recommendation because Chris is located five minutes away from my office in Greenwich, CT!  He and his staff are terrific!  He has done many modulars and was a vital part of our team. 

What will eventually be the master bedroom of my client's modular home.

What will eventually be the master bedroom of my client’s modular home.

Once the home is completed in the modular factory, it will be relocated to my client’s property.  From there, the modular will be completed by Hampton Modular and their local crew.

The Petersen Automotive Museum

On my recent trip to Los Angeles, California I made sure to add a trip to the Petersen Automotive Museum to my itinerary.  The Petersen Automotive Museum features three levels, each detailing the history, industry and artistry of cars!

via The Peterson Car Museum

via The Petersen Car Museum

The evolution of automobiles ties directly into art and design, which piqued my interest.  From the groundbreaking motor-car to the rise of private automobile ownership, there was so much to explore on the History floor!  Seeing the transition from 1930’s mobility to the glamour of 1960’s cars was a designer’s dream.  The color palette of classic cars was one of my favorite aspects!

1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon

Leather interior of the 1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon

via Petersen Car Museum

via Petersen Automotive Museum

After exploring the History level, we made our way to the Industry level.  The Industry level detailed how inventors, mechanics and drivers come together to push the boundaries of automotive design for everyday life.  This fusion of collective ideas to create beautiful, quality cars was mesmerizing.   There was so much that inspired me during my visit!  Everything I do or see is potential inspiration for my design work.

via The Peterson Car Museum

via The Petersen Automotive Museum

via The Peterson Car Museum


Lastly, we delved into the Artistry section, which may have been my favorite!  Form and aesthetic are key when designing a car; I love that different components can alter the general feeling a car can provide.  


Back to the Future’s DeLorean via The Petersen Automotive Museum

Speed Racer Car

The “Speed Racer” Car via The Petersen Automotive Museum

I definitely recommend taking a tour through the museum if you are in the Los Angeles area; for a quick peek to see what exhibits are currently on display, click here.

Winter Antiques Show

The Winter Antiques Show was held at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory from January 20th – January 29th.  A vast display of exemplary art, rare antiques and innovative designs, The Winter Antiques Show always leaves me inspired.  This year’s exhibit was extraordinarily stunning.

Winter Antiques Show 2017

Winter Antiques Show 2017

About The Winter Antiques Show


The Winter Antiques Show is held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City, NY.  This show is an excellent way for new and established collectors, curators, dealers and design professionals to connect and share inspiration.  While one third of the show’s exhibitors specialize in Americana, the rest feature English, European and Asian fine and decorative arts.  Each item displayed is available for purchase, making the experience all the more worthwhile, as I can shop for my clients while I browse!  

Sculptural Lighting


Winter Antiques Show 2017

Sculptural lighting is a win-win!  This bold piece’s functionality creates adds to the concrete element of aestheticism while setting an ambiance.  I would love to feature this piece in a client’s home library or study; it would work fabulously in a modern living room as well!

Transitional Elegance

Winter Antiques Show 2017

Winter Antiques Show 2017

One of my favorite elements of The Winter Antiques Show is the stark contrast of items which are displayed.  The Winter Antiques Show is proud to feature everything from “Egyptian antiquities to American folk art to postwar Italian art glass”.  The juxtaposition of available inspiration leaves much to the imagination.

Winter Antiques Design Show 2017

Winter Antiques Design Show 2017

The detailing on this wrought iron piece is beautiful!  


Winter Antiques Show 2017

I could admire this intricate sculpture forever.  After browsing the selection, I am left brimming with ideas and inspiration.  If you attended this show, what which were your favorite pieces?  Tweet your thoughts at me “@camidesigns”


All About Ikat

Ikat is everywhere!  From your favorite high-end boutiques to your local Target, it seems the design world is loving this pattern.  Here are some of my favorite patterned picks!


All About Ikat


Navy Ikat with light blue, gray, cream by Stout Swelter Swel-1 Fabric via Fabric Living.

This design can be found across the globe, throughout designs from a multitude of cultures including Pre-Colombian Peru, 10th century Yemen, Japan, Indonesia and more!  There are countless variations as well as various ways to create this unique pattern.

Wall Design


via etsy

This fabric wallpaper adds a refined touch to this laid back bedroom.  Subtle enough to coordinate fabrics with, yet extrordinary enough to use as a focal point, this is a smart design move.  I love that this wallpaper is actually a self-adhesive vinyl decal, making it completely removable when you’re ready for a change.

Staircase Details:  The Stair Runner


via Rite Rug Flooring

Give your stairs a finished look with a staircase runner; I love this off-white and black ikat design.  If you are skiddish about adding patterns to your contemporary interior, try the trend out with neutrals first.

Dinnerware Details


via Traditional Home


via west elm

We’re skipping right over an ikat table runner or tablecloth and heading straight for the dinnerware!  If you are a fan of hosting like I am, it’s just as exciting to welcome your guests as it is to prepare a beautiful setting for them.

Browse my “IKAT Love” Pinterest board and re-pin your favorites here.

Summer Chair Style

Give your favorite wicker furniture a modern twist this summer, by introducing new shapes and colors into your decor.  By updating your summer chair style, the rest of your design will take on a fresh new feel.  I love accentuating outdoor entertainment areas with wicker or rattan furniture in bright tones or exotic shapes.  Check out some of my favorites for summer chair style inspiration!

Summer Chair Style Cami Weinstein Designs LLC


Color Your World

Wicker Paint Colors Cami Weinstein

Does your summer getaway need a playful, modern touch?  Give your beach house a pop of summer citrus; Wicker Home and Patio Furniture offers an array of wicker furniture in a variety of colors.

Wicker Throw Pillows Cami Weinstein


Not ready to give up your favorite wicker chair?  Invite a fusion of color and pattern into your beach house design by adding throw pillows!  Anthropologie consistently has a great variety of colorful decorative pillows; I also love World Market‘s easy-to-use mix and match system that keeps your look on-trend!  When shopping for cushions and pillows for outdoor furniture, I love Hayneedle‘s selection as well.

Free Spirited Seating

Swinging Rattan Chair Cami Weinstein


If your summer chair style isn’t fun and free, you need to re-evaluate your design!  I love hanging rattan chairs for the patio as well as the living room.  Pile your favorite pillows and a throw into your hanging chair, and you’re ready to relax.

Hanging Wicker Chair Cami Weinstein


Adding hanging outdoor wicker chairs to your beach house patio will give you a new favorite spot to relax.  Just imagine watching a sunset with a glass of wine in one of these.

Outdoor Hanging Chairs Cami Weinstein


Bardot Bohemian

Bardot Wicker Chair Cami Weinstein


Flirt with exciting geometries when shopping for your summer furniture!  This classic photo of Brigitte Bardot is the definition of luxe summer vibes.  While summer’s humidity might take some volume out of our hair, the peacock-back of this wicker chair exudes enough glamour for two.

Peacock Chair Cami Weinstein


The peacock wicker chair is a bohemian classic that I keep in the back of my mind while antiquing.  I love this Rattan Peacock Chair from 1st Dibs.

Rattan Peacock Chair 1st Dibs Cami Weinstein


For more of my favorite summer chair styles, visit my Pinterest board here.

Statement Lamps

Statement lamps are the best way to dress up your side tables.  Fabulously designed statement lamps are ideal,  they are elegant enough to stand alone or join a vignette.  Which room in your interior needs a pop of fresh light?

Jonathan Adler Home Cami Weinstein

The Golden Era

Jonathan Adler designs sophisticated, sleek light fixtures that can slip into any transitional design!  As a fan of metallic embellishments, I love the idea of adding a touch of gold to a room that needs some glamour.

Caracas Dual-Light Table Lamp by Jonathan Adler at Neiman Marcus

Jonathan Adler’s Caracas Dual-Light Table Lamp is versatile enough for a home office, or a corner table in the den.  Crisp white lampshades keep this design low-key while looking upscale.
Jonathan Adler Geneva Camel Leather Brass Table Lamp

The Geneva Camel Leather Brass Table Lamp features a beautiful marble base.  Each detail on this lamp looks tailored and refined.
Jonathan Adler Pagoda Table Lamp

For a traditional home, Jonathan Adler’s Pagoda table lamp is ideal!  I love how geometry ties in modernist elements while still maintaining enough traditional style to fit into a living room design.

Shape & Texture

Shell Table Lamp by Jonathan Adler

How beautiful is this table lamp!  I love the delicate shape of the shell atop a sturdy, gleaming chrome base!  I would love to integrate this table lamp into a master bedroom design for a beach house.

Bunny Williams Lamp Cami Weinstein Designs

This Blue Splatter Table Lamp from Bunny Williams Home is also the perfect addition to your beach house design!  The base reminds me of a wave crashing.

Tip:  Take customizing your table lamp design one step further by switching out the lampshade or inserting an artisan-crafted light bulb!

Brush Stroke Lamp Cami Weinstein

The Brush Stroke Lamp from Treillage has a beautiful bronze metallic patterned base, which perfectly compliments the whimsical body.

Find more inspiration on my “Lamps” Pinterest board here.  Tweet your favorite lamps at me on Twitter here.

Spring in Greenwich, CT is alive with inspiration!  Embrace spring by surrounding yourself with fresh flowers, bursts of color and summer-ready textiles.

Spring Design Flowers Cami Weinstein

Wardrobe Refresh

Tieks Flats Cami Weinstein Design Blog

Let spring inspire you from head to toe!  The flat has been reinvented for comfort and convenience by Tieks by Gavrieli; I love the variety of colors.  Poppy is the perfect, bright shade, and is only available until June 12th, to mirror the lifespan of the poppy; love it!

Fashion Cami Weinstein Design Blog

Let your personal style take shape with a tailored, sophisticated, yet feminine coat.  I love the open design, leaving room for a sleek minimal outfit, or a statement scarf.

Street Style Cami Weinstein Design Blog

Off-the-shoulder tops are subtly sexy not to mention weekend to date-night approved.  Pair them with distressed denim and a fringe sandal for on-trend, street-style perfection.

Textile Transformation

Ikat Wallpaper Cami Weinstein

Give your interior new life with a beautiful wallpaper.  This Danube Ikat wallpaper from Thibaut is so versatile and will completely change the aesthetic and tone of your room.

Grasscloth Cami Weinstein Design

A natural and neutral grasscloth wallpaper is another beautiful alternative to give your room new perspective.  Create a fresh, monochromatic look or pair with an electrifying palette.  Shop this wallpaper from American Blinds here.

Wicker Table Cami Weinstein Design Blog

Trade heavier pieces of furniture for light, wicker pieces like this white Sandhaug Tray Table from Ikea!  Pieces like this are perfect for a lake house, or a beach house!

 Bouquet Building

Bouquet Cami Weinstein Design Blog

Fresh flowers add instant cheer to a room!  Creative bouquets add instant personality to a monotone room, and make for beautiful hostess gifts.

Spring Bouquet

A bouquet like this is perfectly dainty and simple.  Flowers freshly cut from your own garden bring the outdoors in!

Wallpaper Mural Cami Weinstein Design Blog

Adding a wallpaper mural to your home office is a great way to awaken inspiration!

Explore more spring inspiration on my “Spring” Pinterest board here.

Modernism Week Palm Springs 2016

There was so much genius inspiration to take in during Modernism Week Palm Springs 2016!  An annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture, Modernism Week’s signature February Event offers such a refreshing dose of design.  This year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs took place between February 11th and February 21st; I was so excited to attend!

Modernism Week Palm Springs 2016 Cami Weinstein

Modernism Week in Palm Springs was gorgeous!

About Modernism Week

Architectural Tour Modernism Week Palm Springs Cami Weinstein

I took this at the start of an Architectural Tour!

Southern California’s Palm Springs area hosts the Modernism Week festival, which features more than 250 events, including the Modernism Show & Sale and Signature Home Tours!  Modernism Week features a calendar full of films, lectures, and Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus tours, as well as modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition and much, much more!

Show House Tours

Furniture Modernism Week Cami Weinstein

Incredibly crazy sofa; maybe great to use in someone’s man cave!

Wine Storage Wall Modernism Week Cami Weinstein

A beautifully executed wine storage wall!

Showhouse Modernism Week Cami Weinstein

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Modernism Week Cami Weinstein

Dining room designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

It’s always inspiring to tour show houses during Modernism Week; I love to see what other designers are drawn to!  The above dining room designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard speaks modern opulence and sophistication.  A beautiful table setting is always an eye-catcher!

Exploring Modernism Week

Rich with culture, there is so much to explore during Modernism Week in Palm Springs!  While exploring, I found so many unconventionally beautiful pieces and creations.  Vibrant color palettes, innovative architecture and the manipulation of found objects were some of my favorite things.

Art Gallery Visit Modernism Week Cami Weinstein

This wall of pop art caught my eye during a museum visit.

These bright sculptures were created with found objects.  The artist’s yard was filled with various sculptures in eye-popping acidic hues.

Modernism Week Cami Weinstein

Next week I will share some of my favorite buildings and houses from the Architectural Tour I took during Modernism Week in Palm Springs!

For more photos from my trip to Palm Springs during Modernism Week 2016, visit my Modernism Palm Springs 2016 Pinterest board here.

Winter Antiques Show 2016

I attended The Winter Antiques Show 2016 for a fun filled first peak at some of the best offerings from the most prestigious dealers!  The Winter Antiques Show took place at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City, and featured a variety of English, European and Asian fine and decorative arts.

Cami Weinstein Winter Antiques Show

About the Winter Antiques Show

Winter Antiques Show2016 marks the 62nd year of the Winter Antiques Show.  Each piece featured in the Winter Antiques Show has been checked for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of experts from around the United States and Europe.


Buyers are able to purchase valuable antiques confidently due to the thorough regulations and vettor’s expertise.  To learn more about the Winter Antiques Show, click here.

Cami Weinstein’s Winter Antiques Show Picks

Winter Antiques Show 2016 Cami Weinstein

Beautiful room settings!

Antiques curate an environment unique to the selector.  I love shopping for a client, knowing that the art being added to their home is original.  There were so many inspiring pieces at the Winter Antiques Show; here are my favorite picks!

Barbara Israel Cami Weinstein

Barbara Israel Sculpture

Barbara Israel Cami Weinstein

Part of a pair of magnificent lions from Barbara Israel.

French Crystal Light Structure Cami Weinstein

How beautiful is this French crystal light structure?

Tiffany Chandelier Cami Weinstein

This Tiffany chandelier is classic and elegant!

Winter Antiques Show Cami Weinstein 2016

I love this rare painted glass light fixture!

Visiting the Winter Antiques Show was so inspiring!  View more of my favorite items from the 2016 Winter Antiques Show here.