interior design: Luxury Park Avenue Apartment Designed for Sale - 07/26/18 10:37 AM
Recently transformed this luxury Park Avenue apartment for sale in New York City. When I talk about my design process, people often find it hard to believe that I am a part of the entire process- doing everything from unpacking boxes to hanging artwork to moving furniture....without ever kicking off my heels! See for yourself... 

interior design: Designing a Home for Sale - 04/18/17 08:15 AM

A look into the process of working with national designer, Cindy Montgomery. "Live your Life Beautifully" - Cindy


interior design: Designing With You in Mind - 02/06/13 05:12 AM

Valentine’ Day is just around the corner so this year I am going to talk about designing with you in mind.  Romantic designing in a home for sale in Wayzata, MN is capturing buyer’s hearts to see how elegant a home can be without being pretentious.  I chose a soft cream palette with a monochromatic swing.  Some pieces of distressed metal, pottery, a mirrored coffee table, anchored with a blocked sofa table mixing styles and textures.

Clean, straight lines and Asian inspired mixtures of techniques in chairs, end tables, woods, colors and artwork.   Cowhides add a little “country,” and … (0 comments)

interior design: Getting Ready to Entertain | The Dining Room - 11/05/12 01:30 AM
As the holidays near, it is time to get your dining rooms ready to accommodate your guests.
The era of “matchy-matchy” furniture is now over.  It is all about the eclectic attitude of your space that is hot.  Truly, be creative and see just how elegant and beautiful your space can become.  You can take your dining room table or buffet and distress it, change the hardware, add some texture.  Just remember, you do not have to spend a lot of money changing what you have and making it new again. As seen in the photo, I am using cream … (1 comments)

interior design: Entertain with Style - 08/31/12 04:19 AM
Some will say that creating an impact with food is not their style and would rather buy it than make it. For me, cooking and creating is part of my make-up plan. I especially like to cook with you (my guest) in mind. Whether it is for a large crowd or intimate gathering, I have some ideas that may make you rethink how easy it is to entertain with style.
The first thing I do after the event and date has been set is work on a guest list and send invites out. Next priority is a menu. Will there be … (3 comments)

interior design: Transforming Spaces | Creativity in Design - 08/01/12 01:11 AM
Peaceful and elegant with huge impact, this client’s space went from boring to spectacular. This loft project was literally a blank canvas with much to do to create a “turn-key”, “move‐in ready" product. This is what we did to transform the space...
Living room (right) and Dining Room (left)
The walls were green and taupe with a center island that was white painted sheetrock. As we worked on the space, the first thing we did was change the paint color to Night Horizon – by Benjamin Moore in a flat finish.
Living Room (left) and Master Bedroom (right) We wrapped the center island in aluminum that was fabricated from a local steel shop. I brought the dimensions in to their shop and picked out the big sheets to cut. The fabricator cut it immediately.

Once installed, the boring island took on a very high-end commercial kitchen look with great texture. I softened the look with 3 stools from Pier One that have cream rotatable seats and espresso stain on the legs.

Transitioning from cold and sterile to rich and comfortable, I used a double pedestal table by Hooker  that has a base painted to Lenox Cream with a distressed look with a natural distressed top that extends easily to 137”and can seat 10‐12 chairs comfortably. (See below)

The TV unit was custom installed pieces of lit glass, glass shelves, espresso floating drawers and cabinet system, mounted flat screen TV, and stackable drawers on right (not shown). The unit was approximately 140”. The contractor also made the lighting to be turned off and on from the wall outlet making it easier to dim, turn on or off. This unit was the most time consuming adventure – built right to the wall with exact precision.  (See below)
Installed conduit was used to … (1 comments)

interior design: Clean lines, high style and class - 06/05/12 02:37 AM
Monochromatic space with cream leather chairs, high style sofa with nail ticking detail, beautiful wool rug with brown, cream and turquoise. Eclectic texture and detail throughout the home. Various textures, mirror tables, glass elements, silver nail, animal horns and hides provide the high style effect. Living Room Cream leather chairs that are strapped in the back - a relaxing, contemporary style in this traditional home due to the elements planting around in texture Dining Room Caribou horns add a touch of whimsy - scratchy burlap and three black bowls grace the table. The mix of the chandelier, warm wood tones, rough … (1 comments)