Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Our Top Tips for Decorating Your Kitchen

Our Favorite Kitchens – and How We Accessorize Them

Kitchens have evolved over the past one hundred years from a closed-off space in the back of the house to the center of the home, both physically and emotionally. Even clients who don’t cook want a beautiful gourmet kitchen where the family can relax, chat, and eat their takeout dinners!
We work with a few great cabinetry vendors here on Long Island that help us create the beautiful cabinetry in the kitchens we’ve designed. Many people want white kitchen cabinets now, so we try to jazz these up and keep them interesting with unique backsplashes, window treatments, and accessories.
Keep it Family-Centered:
Kitchen islands are a great way to keep the kids and family close on weeknights. Kids can sit at the island with their homework while mom and dad cook. The family can gather around the table for family dinners.
Keep it Easy for Entertaining:
Islands are also great for entertaining. It gives guests a spot to “perch” during casual get-togethers, and you can spread out your hors d’oeuvres on the top of the island.
If you have space in your kitchen, we recommend doing a second sink and dishwasher on the island. For big dinner parties, you’ll need that extra dishwasher!
Double ovens are also great for big parties and get-togethers. No more trying to cook the souffle with the chicken cordon bleu!
Don’t Forget the Windows:
Kitchens, unlike most rooms in the house, are full of “hard” decorating elements. Cabinets, floors, tile, a table, wooden chairs – there’s not much space for the “soft” decorating elements that warm up a room. A simple roman or valance on your kitchen window is a nice way to add a little bit of pattern or color in your space, and to warm it up.
Lighting:
At Marilyn Rose Interiors, one of our main decorating principles is using tiered lighting. In kitchens, you need lots of task lighting.
We don’t always love using a lot of recessed lighting (or high-hats) because it doesn’t always make you look your best – but in kitchens it’s great for task lighting. We recommend having a little bit of recessed lighting, layered with other task lighting.
You can layer the lighting with pendants over the sink and/or island, and a chandelier over the breakfast table. You can also add under-cabinet lighting, to help provide more light when doing your kitchen tasks like cutting or chopping.
Accessories:
We don’t suggest overloading your countertops with too many knick-knacks, but we do like adding a curated selection of pretty accessories. A contemporary fruit bowl; a unique vintage cookie jar; great transitional candlesticks; there are many gorgeous options you can use to help complement your space. You can check out our online shop to find some great kitchen accessories.
If you’re ready to design your dream kitchen with us, give us a call today! and
visit us now - https://www.marilynrose.com/









Author : Marilyn H. Rose

Author Bio:
Marilyn Rose - Long Island, Hamptons Interior Designer Marilyn Rose has decades of interior design experience and know-how. Marilyn’s work has been seen in many top design magazines and television shows, along with her popular travel diary, Travels with Marilyn. She has completed projects across Long Island, the Hamptons, Manhattan, Palm Beach and beyond.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Interior Design Services in Hamptons, Long Island NY - Marilyn Rose



Long Island interior designer Marilyn Rose has decades of interior design experience and know-how. She has completed projects across Long Island, the Hamptons, Manhattan, Palm Beach and beyond.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The Top 10 Reasons You Need to Hire an Interior Designer



Luckily, we’re here to help explain it to you!
Why work with Marilyn Rose Interiors if you’re in the middle of a new construction project?
  • We help you furniture plan – so all the outlets you’re paying your electrician a lot of money to install are actually behind where your nightstands will end up, not across the room.
  • We design custom millwork and moldings, so that your wainscoting is unique and to the perfect scale of your room.
  • We specify the light fixtures to ensure that all the work is done before the contractors leave. Having a contractor come back to wire for a chandelier because you forgot to pick one out = not good!
  • We are a full-service interior design firm. Our full-service option means that when you walk into your house after it’s been built and decorated, it is ready for interior design!            
What does “Design Consultation” mean?
  • You’ve bought furniture but aren’t sure if it fits in your room or goes with the rest of your space.
  • You have a fabric you like for your window treatments, but you don’t know how to incorporate it into the rest of the house.
What if I just want a little “facelift” for my room, not a whole renovation?
  • This is ideal for the client who would like us to come in and accessorize their space with home accessories, artwork, etc.
  •  Our team will accessorize and style your room or home for a pulled-together look. We will begin by looking at existing artwork and decorative accessories you already have and re-working them around the room for a fresh look.
  • We have accrued vast resources of artists, antiques sources, and to-the-trade-only vendors – if you want anything new, we can specify it for you.
Does this all cost ten zillion dollars?
No! We pride ourselves on being able to work with clients of all budget ranges.
Interested in scheduling a consultation? Give us a call at 516-676-3800. and 
visit us now - https://www.marilynrose.com

Author : Marilyn H. Rose
Author Bio:
Marilyn Rose - Long Island, Hamptons Interior Designer Marilyn Rose has decades of interior design experience and know-how. Marilyn’s work has been seen in many top design magazines and television shows, along with her popular travel diary, Travels with Marilyn. She has completed projects across Long Island, the Hamptons, Manhattan, Palm Beach and beyond.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

It’s All in the Details - Accessorizing Your Home to Reflect Your Style


When designing a home, there are many important elements that require thoughtfulness and a designer’s eye: custom millwork, furniture layout, hardware selections, paint and wallpaper selections, and fabric choices. Once floors are laid, walls are painted, draperies hung, and furniture installed, it’s time for the final finishing touch: the accessories.

Selecting accessories and pillows might seem like a small job, but it truly makes all the difference in turning a house into a home. Without carefully chosen accessories, a home can seem empty. Poorly chosen accessories can make a room seem “off,” especially if they’re the wrong scale or color. In the worst case scenario, the wrong accessories can make an otherwise beautiful room seem cheaper and less sophisticated.
At Marilyn Rose Interiors, we take accessories selection very seriously. The accessories we choose for each room are intended to finish the space, reflect the life and style of the owners, and make each room that much more cozy and polished.
Throw pillows are an important part of accessories selection. We actually start the fabric selection process when we’re working on the rest of the drapery and upholstery fabric choices. We have our top craftsmen create fine custom throw pillows that perfectly complement each space. We use designer trims to make each pillow especially unique. Our beautiful custom throw pillows dress up even the simplest sofa or armchair. The best part about throw pillows is that if you tire of them after a few years, it’s fairly inexpensive to make new ones (especially when compared to the cost of getting a whole new sofa!).
One element of a room that we always love to dress up is the mantel. A mantel is a perfect spot for gorgeous accessories! We like to use unique candlesticks, antique girondelles, and other objets d’art to dress up mantles. Other pretty choices are beautiful picture frames or fine faux florals. A mantle is a natural focal point, so we want to ensure it’s properly accessorized.

Two beautiful mantles designed by Marilyn Rose Interiors.


Cocktail tables are another important accessorizing spot. Without accessories, they’re a large, blank space – when cocktail tables are left empty, the room seems empty. When they’re accessorized with a jumble of objects, they seem cluttered. We sometimes like to contain our cocktail table accessories with a beautiful tray. This prevents clutter, and is especially effective on upholstered items like an ottoman.
Other spots we accessorize for clients are side tables and entry tables. It’s important to choose a good mix of materials, scales, and object types to prevent these little vignettes from seeming too homogenous. For side tables, we like to use a table lamp, some sort of pretty object like a unique box or crystal sphere, and maybe a picture frame. For entry tables, a collection of picture frames and a floral element are nice touches to welcome guests into your home.
For a bar or butler’s pantry, antique decanters are always a good choice. A pretty tiered tray, like the one we used in this onyx-laden bar, adds a decorative element as well. For bathrooms, beautiful tissue boxes, hand towels, and soap dispensers are a must. Fresh or well-made faux florals help make the room seem bright and lively.
Accessorizing is not a task to be taken lightly. If we just designed a beautiful home for a client, it’s imperative that the accessories reflect the rest of the space. If your home is already complete but you’d like Marilyn Rose Interiors to help you accessorize, please contact us for a complimentary consultation! 
Visit us now - https://www.marilynrose.com/
Author : Marilyn H. Rose
Author Bio:
Trusted and professional  Long Island and Hamptons Interior Design firm NYC. Marilyn Rose is experienced interior designer and specialized in single room, grand estate, pied-a-terres, sleek contemporary apartments and traditionally classic estates. 

Friday, 20 April 2018

Hamptons Interior Design-Marilyn H. Rose Interiors



Marilyn Rose - Long Island, Hamptons Interior Designer Marilyn Rose has decades of interior design experience and know-how. Marilyn’s work has been seen in many top design magazines and television shows, along with her popular travel diary, Travels with Marilyn. She has completed projects across Long Island, the Hamptons, Manhattan, Palm Beach and beyond.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Interior Design Long Island-Marilyn Rose


Marilyn Rose - Long Island interior designer Marilyn Rose has decades of interior design experience and know-how. Marilyn’s work has been seen in many top design magazines and television shows, along with her popular travel diary, Travels with Marilyn. She has completed projects across Long Island, the Hamptons, Manhattan, Palm Beach and beyond.

Contact Details:

INTERIOR DESIGN LONG ISLAND
MARILYN ROSE INTERIORS
Manhattan | Long Island | Palm Beach
mhroseltd@aol.com
1-800-MHR-3003 | 516-676-3800

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Interior Motives: North Shore Home Blooms from Deft Touch of Designer Marilyn Rose

Clients of Locust Valley-based designer Marilyn Rose give her top grades for her ability to create gracious living spaces within budget, whether the project is a single room or a Gold Coast estate, and the requested style is casual, elegant, glamorous, contemporary or traditional. This design was for a North Shore client who asked to remain nameless. 

Living Room: The color scheme for the formal living room was derived from the colors in the aubusson rug. Since the home is in a wooded area, Marilyn and her team chose to accent the windows with luxurious side panels and beautiful gilded poles and finials. The niches were created to display the client’s significant collection of art pieces. 

Kitchen: The colors of the kitchen are soft creams, done in a stripe pattern and completed on site. Over the island, the team hung an antique billiard fixture that retained all of its original etched glass – a real find. 



Den/Family Room: The den was designed in a casual way. For the walls, Team Rose used a deep hunter green striped wallcovering, accented with window treatment and upholstery in yellows and gold. The side panels were also used here to bring in the beautiful views of the outside. The tiles on the fireplace were in a delft design using these same colors. 

Bedroom: The design of the bedroom was centered around the luxurious French Empire bed with gilded wood details and velvet upholstery. The walls were also upholstered to coordinate with the fabric on the bedding and pillows.

To see more of Marilyn’s work, visit https://www.marilynrose.com/
  

Contact Details:
Manhattan | Long Island | Palm Beach
Contact No:516-676-3800

Our Top Tips for Decorating Your Kitchen

Our Favorite Kitchens – and How We Accessorize Them Kitchens have evolved over the past one hundred years from a closed-off space in th...