Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What to do under the console table...

So one in one of my projects I put a super simple console table in the entry way. On top of the console table there are two teal lamps and a stunning nickel sunburst mirror. Great. Symmetrical. Colorful. Done.

Now what to do underneath? Not to say that you have to do something underneath but I feel like this space could use a little extra dimension....particularly under the table. Besides, there are two unsightly chords hanging down from those lamps....lets get shopping for under the console table!

This is a nice deep console table...and a cozy little ottoman underneath...nice option!

Here is a slimmer console with two cubes underneath...cute and keeping the symmetry!

Now this is a very cool eclectic idea....a nice mix of vases...a bit unexpected but very pretty!

Contemporary Entry 

I'm loving this idea...a leaning piece of artwork and some sculpture. So pretty and it draws your eye to an otherwise uninteresting part of the room....love it!

And of course, the most obvious choice, a sweet little pup!

Ok, now I am inspired...I have some ideas of what I'm going to propose to the client...let's see what wins!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Seek and Yee Shall Find

Thank you so much for the oodles of excitement you all shared with me yesterday over my new project. I am elated and excited to share the journey with all of you!

Right now at the shop, we are transitioning from W Antiques to Lexington Decor: the inventory, the image, the mindset. One of the biggest challenges is the overwhelming amount of inventory. Here is a shot when you walk in (these pics were taken a few months ago so some things have changed.)

 Oh yes...there is a LOT of stuff....very interesting and unique stuff...and did I mention a LOT of it? The problem is, many people can't take it all in...and they probably miss many wonderful things because there is such an abundance. Here are a few more shots....

You see what I mean....layers upon layers....of treasures!

And here is one more shot to whet your appetite!

And just to give you an idea..this is only half of the FIRST ROOM. There are THREE MORE ROOMS! Yes, people, take an hour lunch break...or two!

And that is why our motto is:

Shop. Explore. Discover

Monday, January 6, 2014

My New Project for 2014

 Good Morning! Yes, it has been months since my last blog post. I think I am realizing that I am not that good at multi-tasking once my tasks exceed about 100! The fall/winter was really very busy with clients (thankfully!) as everyone wants their projects completed or near completion by the holidays. Plus I started a brand new, very exciting project!

This new project is a business endeavor I have long dreamed about and it is so exciting (frightening) to have a shot at it. And here it is:

It is a home decor retail store!

Ok, so here is what the project entails....the store already exists. It is currently called W Antiques...but when you walk through the doors you will see it carries SO much more than antiques. The owner, Luigi, my business partner, runs high-end estate sales throughout Westchester County and from those, he acquires some amazing inventory on consignment. The pieces in the store are a mixture of antique and unique consignment  pieces. It is like a treasure hunt every time you come through the store which makes it so exciting...and quite a destination! 

However, there are a few things holding W Antiques back from being one of the most successful home decor stores in Westchester. First: the name. The store is way more than antiques and the name only attracts patrons attracted to antiques. Hence, the new name: Lexington Decor since we are located on Lexington Avenue in Mount Kisco. Do you like the new logo above? It was done by an uber-talented designer Julia Salerni. Brilliant!

The Second challenge: the interior merchandising. Due to the constant change in inventory and unique items, the merchandising has been a challenge. We have been putting in lots of work to pull the store together to make it more shopper-friendly. We are also going to start introducing some new inventory to compliment the antique/consignment pieces. It is going to be AMAZING!

Here is the current exterior...not much going to change here except signage and window displays!

So now, besides my design work and design-related posts, I'll be chronicling the exciting journey of Lexington Decor with all of you on the blog! Tomorrow I''ll be posting some shots of the interior of the store so we can track the progress......and in the meantime, if any of you are local and want to stop in, please do!

Lexington Decor, 342 Lexington Avenue in Mount Kisco, NY. 
We'd love for you to come digging for treasures!