Monday, 24 September 2018

From Tween to Teenage Dream

We love when we receive a call from a past client looking to revamp or refresh a space we previously designed for them. After all, change is good! It’s so much fun to grow with our clients while challenging ourselves as designers to meet their changing needs. Trends in NYC Apartment Interior DesignHamptons Interior Design, and Interior Design Long Island are ever evolving – as are our clients’ children! For one of our latest projects, we transformed our clients’ daughter’s and son’s room, taking it from “tween” to “teenage dream”!
When these rooms were previously designed, whimsical hand-painted murals covered the walls from floor to ceiling. Though beautiful at the time, for a young boy growing into a man, we knew we had to make some changes! In their son’s bedroom, we replaced the murals with a sophisticated navy and white pinstripe wall-covering, and accented the headboard wall with a navy stripe wallpaper, in a much larger scale. We updated the window treatments using coordinating navy and white fabric in a houndstooth pattern, and created a box pleat valance to give the treatment a structured, masculine feel.
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We accented all of the navy and white used throughout the room with pops of green. We selected a solid green fabric for the shades of the window treatment, and chose a printed fabric to create some fun and fresh new bedding!
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We re-worked his furniture pieces, and updated his area rug to tie everything together! Stay tuned to see what accessories we selected to complete the look! For their daughter’s room, we decided to expand on the whimsical design of the murals, and designed the beautiful “star-studded” window treatments you see pictured below! We selected three coordinating fabrics in pretty patterns of pale pink and green. We used these same fabrics to create beautiful new bed treatments with an undeniable charm.


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Again we utilized the room’s existing furniture, and replaced the existing area rug with one that coordinates with the new fabrics. A room refresh doesn’t require starting from scratch! You can re-work existing pieces to fit new needs, and update only what’s necessary to create the look you desire. We love how these spaces turned out – leave us a comment if you do too!

Author Bio:
Trusted and professional Hamptons and Long Island Interior Design Firms 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, 14 September 2018

“Cheers” to Fifty Years!


At Marilyn H. Rose Interiors, we like to celebrate in style. And if you ask us, there’s nothing better than a destination celebration! Our very own Stacey P. Walker just turned fifty (and fabulous) in the beautiful country of Ireland! And lucky for us, she documented her trip with some of the most inspiring pics! Here’s a look at some of her most memorable moments …

The Library of Trinity College, Dublin:



“Stunning” doesn’t even begin to describe this space! Libraries are one of our favorite rooms to design when it comes to our Interior Design Long Island and Hamptons Interior Design projects. And The Long Room in the Library of Trinity College undoubtedly sparks our creativity and imagination for future designs! It is not only the largest library in Ireland, but happens to be where you can find the famous “Book of Kells”. The Long Room houses 200,000 of the library’s oldest books, and is lined with 14 marble busts of philosophers, writers, and men who have supported Trinity College.
The beautiful barrel vaulted ceiling was added in 1860 to hold additional books when the original shelves of The Long Room became full. A distinctive ceiling elevates any space, adding extra glamour and drama to a room! Here are some ways in which we incorporated arches into past projects!








The Bank on College Green, Dublin:
Keeping in line with the beautiful architecture of Ireland is the intricate and detailed design of The Bank on College Green. The Bank’s exterior is Franco-Scottish, and is one of Dublin’s unique and rare examples of Scottish sandstone. The extraordinary interior is comprised of a stained glass ceiling, mosaic tiled floors, and beautifully hand-carved plasterwork and cornicing.





We love to incorporate mosaic tiles in our Interior Design Long Island NY design projects. The patterns, colors, and designs of mosaics allow us to add creativity and versatility to a project. A fresh and fun way to personalize any design! Here’s a look at previous projects utilizing mosaic tiles:







Jameson Distillery, Midleton:
When in Ireland! One of our favorite things about design is the ability to exercise our creativity and think outside the box. We love to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary, and the Jameson Distillery in Midleton did just that! The home of Jameson Irish Whiskey, this beautiful building is filled with “barrels” of fun and furniture pieces created from some unique objects! 







There is so much more we could share, but we hope you enjoyed this introduction into some of Ireland’s most amazing interiors and architecture! Wishing our Stacey the happiest of birthdays! 50 never felt so fun!


 

Author Bio:

Trusted and professional Hamptons and Long Island Interior Design Firms NYC. Marilyn Rose is experienced interior designer and specialized in single room, grand estate, pied-a-terres, sleek contemporary apartments and traditionally classic estates.

Monday, 10 September 2018

“Fall” in Love …

With These Tips for Transitioning your Space from Summer to Fall!
With September right around the corner, we can’t help but start thinking about all of our Fall favorites! From pumpkin spice lattes, to cozy knit sweaters, there’s so much that all of us here at Marilyn H. Rose Interiors are looking forward to. And just as the leaves change their color, it’s the perfect time to change the look and feel of your home! Here are some fast and fun ways to spruce up your space for the season!

(Inspiration Image via. Pinterest)
Pillows:
We love accessorizing our clients’ sofas and chairs with the perfect pairings of pillows! It’s a wonderful way to carry color throughout a room and “cozy up” a space. Pick pillows that mimic the beautiful colors of the Fall season! Adding rich tones of reds, browns, and oranges will warm up any room. Playful patterns and textures creates visual interest and intrigue – we use them in almost every Hamptons Interior Design and NYC Apartment Interior Design project!
Blankets:
The perfect throw blanket will not only keep you warm and give you a great excuse for snuggling up on the couch, but just like a good pair of pillows – the different textures and colors of throw blankets can warm up any space! Faux fur blankets can make a bolder statement, while a handwoven throw is a more subtle approach to accessorizing.
Area Rugs:
Area Rugs are another great way to incorporate color and texture into a room – with the added benefit of preventing cold feet from walking on bare tile and hardwood floors! We all love layering our clothing in the Fall season, but did you know you can layer your area rugs, too?! This design trend allows you to mix and match various colors and textures to create contrast within a space.
Bedding:
Switching your bedding from summer sheets, to comfy comforters is a quick and easy way to transform your bedroom! Setting a throw blanket on the edge of your bed can add just enough texture without going overboard. Mix and match different textures of similar tones for a look you’ll love!
Candles:
What better way to add warmth to any area than by lighting a candle? The glow of a brightly lit candle illuminates your space and creates the perfect ambiance for unwinding after a long work day. All you need is a good book and a glass of wine, and you’re good to go!
We hope you’ll give these design tips a try! We’re sure you’ll “fall” in love with the results!

Author Bio:

Trusted and professional Hamptons and Long Island Interior Design Firms NYC. Marilyn Rose is experienced interior designer and specialized in single room, grand estate, pied-a-terres, sleek contemporary apartments and traditionally classic estates.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Shades of Rosé: Part Two

Back in May, we had the honor of participating in the Shades of Rose Fundraiser presented by Stark and Scalamandré, benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. As we mentioned in our previous blog post, Komen Greater NYC focuses on innovative programs “that provide patient navigation/case management for screening and treatment, and support programs that provide crucial support services including transportation, financial assistance, meals for patients and their families, legal assistance and programs that eliminate barriers to clinical trials.  Komen Greater NYC also invests in health systems for comprehensive health insurance, funds for low cost and free breast care, and the creation of equipped multi-modal breast care facilities”. (www.komennyc.org)
The fight against Breast Cancer is one that is near and dear to our hearts, and we couldn’t have been more excited to design an item for auction to help fundraise for this amazing organization! 25 talented Interior Designers created designs for the event ranging from furniture pieces to fashion items, all exemplifying the fun spirit of Interior Design Long Island. We saw so many perfect pieces to use in a Hamptons Interior Design or NYC Apartment Interior Design project as well! We chose to venture out into the world of wearable fashion for the night! Here’s what we designed!



With the help of our workroom, and the talented Roe Agnese Gardner, we created this beautiful evening wrap and matching clutch! We thought it was the perfect choice for the elegant Scalamandré fabric we selected from the Stark Designer’s Luncheon. A big “Thank You!” to Fabricut for donating a lovely liner fabric to match, and Samuel & Son’s for donating one of their fabulous trims! It was such a fun and exciting process to see our design transition from concept to execution! We’re in love with how it turned out! Tell us what you think! Would you pair these items with your favorite little black dress?



For a little extra added sparkle, we pinned our wrap using this stunning St. John’s brooch!



The evening was as beautiful as the designs. The auction was hosted by Storage Wars’ John Luke and the gorgeous Elisa DiStefano of News 12 Long Island, and the entire Stark Showroom was transformed into a stunning night club illuminated in pink! The beautiful and brave Ann Caruso was honored at the event. It was a privilege to hear her share her story of triumph as a two-time cancer survivor. Her positivity and spirit radiated throughout the room!
It was a night filled with inspiration and love, and we are grateful to Stark and Scalamandré for asking us to be a part of it. We had a wonderful time! To learn more about the Susan G. Komen Foundation and their fundraising efforts, visit: ww5.komen.org
Author Bio:
Marilyn Rose -Trusted and professional Hamptons and Long Island Interior Design firms NYC. She is experienced interior designer and specialized in single room, grand estate, pied-a-terres, sleek contemporary apartments and traditionally classic estates.

Monday, 20 August 2018

CHIC IN THE CITY

Some of our favorite Interior Design projects have taken place right in the heart of New York – The Big Apple! NYC Interior Design is all about taking a small space, and making it significant. It allows us to be chic, but stylish – and elegant, but with an edge. Mixing metals and playing with patterns and textures has resulted in some our most stunning spaces to date! Here’s a peek at some of our new, fresh and fun designs!
We accessorized with objects of various heights, shapes, and finishes to create the vignette for the Manhattan apartment pictured above. Doing so creates visual interest and intrigue within a space! We incorporated different textures into the accessories (check out that spiked sphere, and metallic snake skin lamp – we love!), as well the wall-coverings, and fabric selections for our custom designed pillows. Here’s a closer look!



Pillows are a great way to accessorize any sofa or arm chair, and are a perfect way to carry the colors in your selected palette throughout your space! P.S. How adorable are those ceramic grapes?! Where are all of our wine lovers?





Our fun with mixing metals continued into the apartment’s dining room. We found the fantastic gold metal link dining table you see pictured above, and accented it with a fun silver metal bowl filled with white ceramic artichokes! Adjacent to the table we took a hammered metal silver serving tray, and hung it on the wall over the built-in fireplace as a funky art piece! Finding inventive ways to repurpose pieces can create some unique and fabulous designs!



We have so much fun selecting the furniture and finishings for all of our NYC apartments Interior Design! The perfect pieces bring personality and style to all of our projects. Additional “finishing touches” to add flair to any space include lighting, window treatments (such as the chic treatments pictured above and below!), area rugs, custom bedding (pictured below) and more!
It takes an endless array of elements to build a room. We absolutely love the challenge of tying these elements together to create something beautiful! And because we know that like us, many of you are busy professionals constantly on the move, we’ve created a “move-in ready” concierge service to fit all of your design needs! Call us at 1-800-MHR-3003 to learn more!



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Marilyn Rose -Trusted and professional Hamptons Interior Design firms NYC. She is experienced interior designer and specialized in single room, grand estate, pied-a-terres, sleek contemporary apartments and traditionally classic estates.

MAGNIFICENT MOROCCO!

Stepping away from the Interior Design of Long Island NY, I had the wonderful experience of visiting the beautiful Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, during a once in a lifetime trip to Morocco with my dear friend, Dawn! The Jardin Majorelle is an extraordinary garden that was once home to iconic designer, Yves Saint Laurent, who lived in the vividly blue building located on the premises. It is also the location of the beautiful Berber Museum he created, showcasing the stunning costumes and jewelry of the Berber culture. Berber women traditionally wore silver jewelry of great size and weight, a symbol of wealth gifted by their husbands at the time of marriage. The elaborate pieces are absolute works of art! Below is a look inside the Berber Museum and all of its beauty.

(Image via. Candid Magazine)
From the architecture to the fashion, inspiration was all around us. Arches, such as the one pictured below, are characteristic of Moroccan architecture, and are used on almost every door, entrance, and window! Doors are oversized and decorative?—?look at all of those carved metal details! Dawn and I couldn’t help but strike a pose in front of such a beautiful backdrop! How stunning are the jeweled tones used in the intricate ceramic mosaics?



I absolutely fell in love with the beauty of this country, and can’t wait to add flairs of Moroccan influence to future design projects! From fabrics, to wall coverings, adopting the colors and textures of Morocco add personality and fun. A perfect fit for any Hamptons Interior Design project! Traveling is a wonderful source of inspiration for me, and one of my greatest passions. I’ve recounted many of my experiences in my very own “Travels with Marilyn” editorials in House Magazine. Check the “Travels” section of our website for a collection of past travel diaries, and stay tuned to find out where I’m headed next!
Much to my surprise, I returned home from my trip to find a new Moroccan inspired wallpaper book from Cole & Son’s sitting in the office! I think they captured the spirit of Morocco perfectly, don’t you?

Cole & Son’s Wallpaper Book influenced by the beauty of Morocco!


Author Bio:
Marilyn Rose -Trusted and professional Hamptons and Long Island Interior Design firms NYC.She is experienced interior designer and specialized in single room, grand estate, pied-a-terres, sleek contemporary apartments and traditionally classic estates.

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Buddha-ful Design!

The source of inspiration for our Hamptons Interior Design and NYC Apartment Interior Design projects usually comes from a playful pattern, a paint color, or a fun piece of furniture.
For our most recent project – one very close to my heart – the inspiration came from a beautiful art piece, gifted to me (and created by!) my daughter, and glass artist, Marlene Rose.
The piece, a Buddha sculpture made of hand-poured cast glass, inspired the redesign of my home’s family room!

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To carry the beautiful hues of chartreuse and cobalt blue around the room, I selected a variety of fabrics to re-upholster, and bring new life to my existing pieces – a sofa, bench, and two swivel chairs.

I chose to mix various textures and prints to create visual interest, and selected an overall neutral palette to elicit feelings of calm and serenity – much like the Buddha!  The piece also inspired the selection of a fresh new area rug and paint color, as well as wallpaper in the adjacent breakfast room and kitchen.

I chose a fun chevron pattern to reupholster my breakfast room chairs, and unify the two spaces.  While there are still some final decisions to be made, here are a few sneak peeks of what I’ve selected so far!

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In order for the art piece to serve as the focal point of the room, I chose to display it front and center on the re-designed mantle of my fireplace.  I decided to extend the mantle to support the size and weight of the sculpture, and added built-in spot lights to illuminate its beautifully colored glass! As the walls in my family room are quite high, I am also searching for a fun, decorative mirror to hang above.

Mirrors are a great way to accessorize a space, as their reflective quality adds light and expands a room.  Finishing touches for the room will include new window treatments, decorative pillows, and accessories! 

Stay tuned for future updates!  I can’t wait to share the progress with you!

A special Thank You to my daughter, Marlene, for creating such a stunning piece! 

To see more of Marlene’s work, visit her website at: http://marlenerose.com/

– and be sure to return to our blog to see more of the design process, and of course – the final reveal!

Author Bio:
Marilyn Rose -Trusted and professional Hamptons and Long Island Interior Design firms NYC. She is experienced interior designer and specialized in single room, grand estate, pied-a-terres, sleek contemporary apartments and traditionally classic estates.

From Tween to Teenage Dream

We love when we receive a call from a past client looking to revamp or refresh a space we previously designed for them. After all, change i...