Behind the Scenes: Kids’ TV Room

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In a suburban Westchester house we designed a TV room for three young girls with bright upbeat colors. Little girls however do grow up so we planned the room to be playful now, and more sophisticated later.

The Jonathan Adler Indian Kilim Flatweave area rug is the centerpiece of the room; it lays on top of wall-to-wall carpeting to allow for a change-out later.

The overscaled L-shaped sectional sleep sofa from Avery Boardman allows the room to double as a Guest Room. The sofa is upholstered in rich purple cross-hatch plain weave from Osborne & Little.

The capiz shell chandelier hangs over a West Elm White Lacquered Table; although now discontinued, there are some good choices for kid-friendly rooms.

Havana Swing-Arm Lamps, from Jonathan Adler add additional retro-style.

The room is designed for the pillows and cushions to be used on the floor with kids sprawled about. Some of the accent pillows are covered in a sensational printed stripe from Scion Fabrics, distributed by Zoffany.

A Very Small Place of One’s Own


“Metropolitan Vanities: The History of the Dressing Table” at the Metropolitan Museum is an exhibition that seeks to provide a view into the extensive history of the Dressing Table – from the Ancient to Modern, and a nod to today.

In addition to sharing some images from and thoughts about the exhibition, I want to share a few examples of these very personal spaces that I have designed for my clients.

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A wall mounted ledge with two drawers, oval mirror, and daylight from an adjacent south facing window creates an intimate space for the finishing touches of dressing in a New York City apartment