Friday, September 26, 2014


With the transition to the Fall season, we shift our attention back to our interiors. It's time to freshen up, break out a new cozy throw, perhaps try a new color paint and switch things up a bit. 

I already broke out my 4x6 sheepskin rug and I won't lie, I roll around on it on a daily basis. It's just so cozy! I highly recommend one, even if it's just a single pelt at the foot of your bed. You can't have a bad day when you sink your toes in to that furry softness first thing in the morning. 

On another note, I'm also looking forward to a few final touches I'll be making to my apartment before we photograph. The Katie Round Glass pendant from Visual Comfort will be a sleek addition to my dining table. And right on the wall behind my settee, a landscape painting I'm commissioning through my talented coworker, Sam. Inspired by the very talented artist, Robert Roth.

On the wish list this season are these stunning acrylic bowls by Alexa Von Furstenberg. There's just something about a hint of acrylic in the mix that just makes a setting unforgettable. And if I had the money and the time to install I would totally grab this Stikwood wallcovering from Anthropologie. A great look for an accent wall or a powder room. 

For Color direction this season I'm really attracted to warm deep hues. Such as rich olive to emerald green, camel to Veuve golden orange and eggplant purple. I especially see these colors looking better worked in pairs and used in rich fabrics like mohair and velvet. 

How are you prepping your interiors for the Fall season?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Interior Designers and Decorators
Nicole and I are proud to announce that we are featured on HOUZZ as professional interior designers. Houzz has been a wonderful source for us and several of our clients has found us based through their design website. Houzz has honored us with their "Best of Houzz 2014" Award and we plan to continue to shine through with many upcoming projects for years to come.

The work of a professional can make all the difference. Whether your home has 10 bedrooms, or your apartment is 800 square feet, it can be tricky to create a cohesive look that is representative of your style. That's where an interior designer comes in. A home decorator will help distill your tastes and ideas into a design that suits the needs of your space. Whether you need help creating a functional space plan, rearranging existing pieces, designing the inside of a new home, or simply sourcing amazing furniture and decor, seeking the help of professional interior designers and decorators is a must.

A good design professional will hone your style down to its very essence and be able to choose a functional layout that feels natural to you. Interior design companies can be involved as much or as little as the client desires. Many clients who hire an interior decorator — particularly those who are remodeling  have a good sense of how the room should look and what products they should use. Often clients will insist that interior decorators use the products already present in the house. Other times a designer will need to start from scratch especially if this is a newly purchased or just-built home. An interior design company will need to figure out exactly what the client needs, which includes organizing rooms, laying tile, picking carpeting and colors, and finding furniture to complement it all. Sometimes that means he or she will have to recruit help from other home professionals to help create the perfect look for your renovation. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Living at the beach this summer has definitely changed my personal style up a bit. The ladies on the shore are more inclined to rock the boho beach girl vibe. This includes trends that I can't stand, a la high waisted denim shorts. And the dreaded hippie headband that drapes straight across the forehead.

On the other hand these girls are more carefree, and more inclined to just go au natural. In comes the bralette. I know, I know. It's not exactly the newest trend to hit the stores. But I just have to say, it's about damn time we show off what the good Lord gave us! 

Out here on the east coast, ladies are showing off their bralettes. Letting them peek out through casual tees and tanks. Brands like For Love And Lemons and   Aimee Cherie Intimates are definitely setting the tone for the everyday lingerie. Even Free People and Anthropologie have some cute intimates to choose from. 

Let's take the trend to the Fall season by going a bit more with the 90's grunge revival that seems to be happening. Let your bralette peek out of your button down flannel. Or maybe with a vintage tee and a structure jacket. It's definitely a bit sexier than you may be used to but I think it's totally acceptable for a casual bar hopping kinda night out. 

Take Ashley Glorioso of Purse 'N Boots Blog. I'm loving her style, and that she has a total obsession for the bralette. I have been stalking her Instagram for a week now and I'm completely inspired by her. I just love how effortlessly sexy her look is. Case in point, she's sporting the bralette right into Fall. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

We're Back!

After a long hiatus away from blogging this summer, Steph and I are finally settled and ready to bring you new fresh content. Just to fill you all in, we've been busy. Steph finally found a more semi-permanent home in Midtown East, New York City.  Like all NYC spaces, it's pretty tiny, but all of the square footage of the terrace was worth the deal. Enough space for a hot tub and outdoor sectional. Come next spring she'll be eager to show the place off.
In other news, I found the sweetest apartment in Asbury Park, NJ. I live right across the street from the beach and just close enough to all the downtown action. It has been a work in process for the past five months but it's almost camera ready. Can't wait to show you all how it turns out.

In the meantime, here is a little teaser, make sure to follow us on instagram @dalliancedesign