Category Archives: Tips

Kips Bay 2016: Neutrals With A Pop of Color

Several trends emerged from the 2016 The Kips Bay Show House and neutrals with the addition of bright color used sparingly and dramatically stood out. Making an easy transition from stark, monochromatic rooms of past years to neutrals with luxurious layering, several designers updated this look with a pop of color. And note that drapery … Continue reading Kips Bay 2016: Neutrals With A Pop of Color

Branch Out: Decorating with Tree of Life Patterns

Mark D. Sikes bedroom via Veranda - photo by Roger Davies

Have you ever been awed by a colorful fabric or wallpaper panel featuring a soaring tree with bold, exotic flowers, abundant leaves and arching branches? You may have spotted a tree of life pattern. Originating in India in the 17th century, this motif was often used on palampore (bed hangings or coverings), and featured birds, … Continue reading Branch Out: Decorating with Tree of Life Patterns

Exclusive Designer Tips from the 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse

2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse guest bedroom designed by Elise Som - photo by Marco Ricca

The fourteen annual Hampton Designer Showhouse couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. In the midst of a relentless New York City heat wave, we couldn’t wait to leave the crowded sidewalks to stretch our legs and feel a sea breeze. And, of course, to take in the sights of this year’s beautifully decorated … Continue reading Exclusive Designer Tips from the 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse

Kimberly Whitman’s Margarita Bar: Featuring Schumacher Citrus Garden

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman Margarita Bar Schumacher Citrus Garden table cloth

There’s no doubt about it: summer is officially here. With the sun staying up a bit longer, it’s the perfect excuse to get together with family, friends and neighbors. Who doesn’t like a reason to have a little bit of fun? DecoratorsBest was recently mentioned on party planner Kimberly Schlegel Whitman’s blog as a source … Continue reading Kimberly Whitman’s Margarita Bar: Featuring Schumacher Citrus Garden

Preppy Home Decor: What’s Your Style?

Striped eclectic preppy bedroom designed by Sam Allen

With Wimbledon in full swing, tennis fans and celebrities across the globe are donning their preppiest attire and heading to London to watch the tournament. To join in on the festivities, we’re taking a look at the different types of preppy home decor. Read on! In various beach locales across the country – Palm Beach, … Continue reading Preppy Home Decor: What’s Your Style?

4 Creative Ways to Use a Red, White and Blue Color Palette

Eclectic red white and blue living room with animal print designed by Jamie Meares

It doesn’t take much for a red, white and blue color scheme to turn cheesy. One wrong turn, and you’re in Uncle Sam territory. But the good news is: when done right, this combination can be fresh, fun and invigorating. And we’ve got tips to help you to pull it off! Crisp blue and white … Continue reading 4 Creative Ways to Use a Red, White and Blue Color Palette

Brighten Your Home With Bold Blooms & Fabulous Florals

Dark floral chair and dark floral wallpaper via Vogue Living

When Dorothy Draper, one of the top interior designers in America from the 1920s to the 1960s, decided that big florals in bright colors were the pattern du jour, word spread quickly. Now, half a century later, we still love them! Shop some of our favorites below.

Exclusive Tips from Thom Filicia & More Designers from the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2015 - Charles Pavarini Midnight Manhattan Lounge

Just across the street from Andy Warhol’s former residence, you’ll find a dignified mansion with a Beaux-Arts style limestone facade. This year, it’s the home of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, New York’s pre-eminent designer showcase. We visited last week and compiled exclusive tips from some of the designers. Thom Filicia wanted this room, … Continue reading Exclusive Tips from Thom Filicia & More Designers from the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House