Love it or hate it- Imperial Trellis?

Nothing gets the blogosphere into more of a flurry than pictures of Imperial Trellis. I must admit, when I first saw it, I was so damned excited by it that I would have covered an entire house in it. Now... sadly, I'm getting kind of sick of good old Imperial Trellis. And yet.... Not sickening when you see it done in a new way. So lets analyze this: Why the hell is this pattern so freaking interesting? Its bold and graphic, so that makes it modern, but its also curvy and subtle which makes it seem older and more refined. It can be playful or just glam. But its over. It really is. And … [Read more...]

Metallic Walls

Ever since last year's Kips Bay Show House, I have been obsessed with metallic paint. Sarah Story's Dedar Alahambra covered hallway with a gleaming gold ceiling had something to do with that. Champagne colored walls here in using Benjamin Moore's "Veil Cream" For the apartment, I was dying for some level of sheen on the walls. After pouring through tons of wallpapers, I finally decided to try out the BM metallic paint. But the silver was too dark, and the white pearl that I test painted on one wall began to seem greenish after a few days. So Lance the painter and I combined two … [Read more...]

Navy Blue Rooms

People tend to think that rooms with deep & dark colored walls can seem smaller or darker. I find that in the right context, dark paint creates instant glamour and is extremely sexy. Chocolate brown, charcoal and navy are old standby's but black walls can make a powerful statement as well.If you want to take your crappy rental from bleak to chic in one afternoon- slap some bold paint on the walls and accessorize with white. Sailor Chic. Navy blue & white interiors are crisp yet bold, preppy and exciting. … [Read more...]

Why the Blog?

If I say the word wallpaper aloud one more time, I am pretty sure somebody will shoot me. It's come to this. I have taken to the  internet to find people to talk to about my  obsession- design. I enlisted my  friend and favorite  fashion designer, Caroline Hedaya to help me get the ball rolling, to read my musings and to blog with me about everything we love: Fashion, food, and furniture!! Hope you all like the blog, Nicole Cohen … [Read more...]