HGTV & the Novogratz rock it out in my NYC neighborhood!

Have you guys been watching the Novogratz show on HGTV? First of all, I love that HGTV is taking things in a new direction with this hip and stylish design duo. I had the pleasure of meeting courtney and chatting with her about all things design, and let me tell you...she is a blast, a truly sweet person. Gotta love that...

Well, this Saturdays episode is sure to rock your socks off. They took a  2,000 square foot penthouse apartment right in my Gramercy Park neighborhood (the best hood) with 180-degree views of NYC and did a "design blowout"! They turned it from all white + uninteresting to über-chic quickly and with a super small budget.  Using pops of color, cool art, an array of accessories, a fireplace tower and spectacular lighting (not to mention a “Family” rug from their upcoming home décor collection, NOVOGRATZ! Exciting things to come for this power duo. 

How powerful is this space? It's the perfect summertime space.
images: matthew williams

The Art of Living...impress your guests in the powder room

The surefire way to make a huge statement in the home is the guest bathroom. It's probably an afterthought when decorating your home, but trust me, everyone notices the powder room.
I adore wallpaper in the powder room. Really dramatic and bold wallpaper is best when its placed in small rooms, like these teeny washroom spaces.
all images via pinterest

in other blissful news...
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How to decorate for the holidays {via HGTV}

This is how you combine glam black and white stripes with little bits of gold 
and lots of posh style.
 Ms. Lillien for HGTV

If that's a little too funky + playful for you. Take a different approach and try some 
Modern Christmas Glamour
elements of gray, silver and gold combine to create the perfect sophisticated holiday decor.
via Coco&Kelley for HGTV

This is decorista style holiday at its finest.