Workshops by Rita Konig

Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.40.46 PMLondon based interior designer, Rita Konig, has design in her blood. She’s the daughter of famed designer, Nina Campbell, yet has established herself as a knowledgable and sought after resource for what to do and where to get it. Rita writes a regular column for House and Garden and is the European editor for the New York Times T Magazine.

In addition to an established residential and commercial design career, Rita has a delightful assortment of her favorite home accessories offered on her website. But, what I really wish I could partake in is one of Rita’s workshops. Typically offered in her London townhouse, but occassionally offered in NYC, Rita spends the day with her guests and walks them through topics such as: lighting plans, paint colors, mixing fabrics, humanizing your bathrooms and where to find all her favorite products.

To see her latest workshop offerings, go here.Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.49.46 PMScreen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.41.13 PM Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.41.57 PM Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.42.18 PMHow fun it would be to have tea with Rita, while discussing her favorite paint colors, fabric combos and entertaining hacks! I’ll be waiting for her next workshop in NYC and hope to see you there!

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Designer Spotlight: Amy Berry Design

3705-Euclid.0036Perhaps it’s just a natural cycle, but I find that many of my friends are redecorating and my own desire to “freshen things up”. We’ve been in our home for over 10 years and much of what we have was done that long ago. Trends and taste change, so it’s natural to want to update things. But, that’s not always in the budget. So, like many of you, I am always in search of ideas and inspiration.

I stumbled upon the refreshing interior design work of Amy Berry and instantly fell in love. Her attention to detail is notable as is her balance of elegance and livability! One of Amy’s design elements that caught my eye was a lucite baby’s bed, though I am far past the need for one. It’s just so brilliant!

Amy’s love of travel, interior design and of beautiful things led her to open her own boutique design business in 2013 and this young mother has since been featured in House Beautiful, Southern Living and even created her own line of pillows and dog beds (yes….Molly might need one).

Here is just a snapshot of her work. 6ZlPS-_y5eAuKIBqMwTsPLoeL50l8-PGsOaiVGEBzrE3659-Maplewood.00243659-Maplewood.00373705EuclidAve.01123705-Euclid.0043ForAmy-100MK-CRIBAnd, of course, I loved her work even more when I saw she is from and works in Dallas! There’s just something about Dallas style. I’ll always love it!

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Ken Fulk at the Kips Bay Showhouse 2017

IMG_2656For more than 10 years, I’ve made a point to stop by the Kips Bay Show House in NYC. Mega talented interior designers, from around the country, take on the task of transforming a blank canvas into a show stopping space…all for a great cause. The year, there was one room that stood out to me. Ken Fulk’s dining room, for which he created a back story and a cast of characters. Set on the Upper East Side, circa 1968, Fulk’s heroine, Madame F. entertains friends and a menagerie of zoo animls that are seeking refuge in her garden.

Fulk is known for his over-the-top theatrics and his laser beam attention to detail. Both elements are on full display in his space, known as Madame’s Magical Menagerie. Leopards and tigers and giraffes….oh my!IMG_2655 IMG_2664 IMG_2661 IMG_2658 IMG_2657 IMG_2659 IMG_2660 IMG_2654So the next time you host a dinner party…channel your inner Ken Fulk and you’re sure to create a memorable experience for your guests!

The room is even better in person, so if you have a half hour, be sure and stop by to see it!

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