Why Classic Design Will Replace Transitional – Gil Walsh

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Gil Walsh Owner of Gil Walsh Interiors, The Palm Beaches - Martha's Vineyard - Pennsylvania. Renowned for her keen eye for color, design and fabrics, Gil Walsh has directed over $200 million in design work in Palm Beach, Martha's Vineyard, and Pennsylvania. Growing up in homes filled with classic design Gil's first love was fashion, but she soon realized that interior design allowed her to broaden her love of fashion to include art history, antiques, and architecture. Her powder room in the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House called J. Lo's Jewel Box received wide acclaim and her home in Martha's Vineyard has been published numerous times. Her new book Gil Walsh Interiors – A Case for Color comes out in October. On top of heading a staff of 21 brainy designers, Gil finds the time to mentor new design graduates. Join me as Gil Walsh delights us with her insights into Kips Bay, emerging interior design trends, deriving inspiration from nature, and what she loves about Asmara rugs. Read More

Advice to Young Interior Designers — Hall of Famer Bruce Bierman

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Bruce Bierman Owner of Bruce Bierman Design Inc., New York, NY Bruce Bierman was inducted to the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2000, and has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Interior Design, and The New York Times Magazine. Bruce has earned double degrees in architecture and fine arts from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design). The prestigious Franklin Report gives Bruce their highest five star rating and quotes these three client comments and more — "I have used many well-known designers over the years, and I felt that Bruce was the only one committed to the project and our family for the long haul." "Bruce is a very special person—mature, calm and generous. I am happy to say that he is now a friend." "I am a very opinionated client. I interviewed 30 people for this job, and I will definitely go back to Bruce for the next one." Join me as Bruce Bierman shares how he started, the advice he would give to to a beginning decorator, the importance of listening to clients closely, the pleasure of working on second, third and fourth homes, and why he doesn't get flustered... Read More

Mario Buatta Creates 7 Happy Palm Beach Interiors with Decorative Rugs

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Mario Buatta can transform any dull space into a happy one by a deft pairing of pastel colors and decorative rugs in a way that makes a room come alive like a garden in spring. Buatta's artistry finds its fullest expression in Palm Beach where he has created memorable homes for celebrities and the society set. Today’s 7 interiors are among his happiest. Read More

How to Create Grand Rooms with Aubusson and Needlepoint Rugs

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AD100 interior designer Scott Snyder has no peer when it comes to infusing grandeur and magnificence to interiors. He chooses majestic Aubusson rugs, colorful Needlepoint rugs and lyrical Savonnerie rugs to give his interiors a look of classic elegance and symmetry.The Franklin Report (considered the Zagat Guide for Interior Designers) quotes Scott Snyder's clients:"It's amazing--the rooms appear to have a grandeur and symmetry, even though they began as fairly odd shapes." reports one client. Another exclaims "The place looks so much bigger than it did when it was completely empty. We were impressed." “He is excellent at understanding the just-so Palm Beach look", concludes another According to the Franklin Report "... Snyder has such an instinctual eye for design, he can decide the layout and general direction after just a few minutes of observation” ...”Snyder is noted by insiders as "making the most" out of New York's tight living spaces by utilizing grand mirrors and crafty color schemes to greatly enhance the perception of open space. We are told he is also amazing at melding the interior of any given home--be it in the subtropics of Southern Florida or the concrete jungle of Manhattan--into the existing landscape to create a harmonious balance'. Read More

10 Chic Florida Interiors with Decorative Rugs in Blue, Yellow, Green

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Here are some of the most magnificent Florida interiors with beautiful decorative rugs designed by the finest interior designers from Palm Beach to Winter Park. There is no other region on earth where the scale of homes is as grand and the passion for interior design so intense. These interiors show how talented designers enhance the beauty of seaside homes with well chosen decorative rugs in blue, yellow and green. Read More