30 Sep

Monday Blues

Indigo and navy are not typically colors I gravitate towards in design, but a ROOM SERVICE client loves the color and now she has me singing the blues. I have to admit I have fallen for this deep, rich, moody hue. Navy looks so great with white and cream and if you add a...
26 Sep

ShaGREEN with Envy!

One of the major trends at Maison D’object in Paris this year was shagreen — this fabulous finish was simply everywhere. Shagreen is the pebbly hide of a stingray or dogfish. First used by the Turks to cover sword handles, the exotic material has been used for hundreds of years by cabinetmakers, whose veneered desks,...
23 Sep

New Artwork: Coco Chanel

Gregs and I worked on a new painting that combines our love of vintage papers, witty sayings and our scraping technique. When we decided to do this painting we were looking for a style icon and we immediately thought of Coco Chanel. I love everything about Chanel from the clothes and perfume to the fascinating...
18 Sep

No Time to Consign? Room Service Will Do it For You.

When you’re redecorating a room one of the major stumbling blocks can be the furniture that you would like to sell but you don’t have time to list it on Craig’s list or bring to a consignment shop. Well no worries, let ROOM SERVICE do it for you!  We’ll come and pick up the...
16 Sep

Design Your Own Bench

Benches and ottomans are a great addition to any room because they’re so versatile and easy to move around your house as needed. We like to use benches at the foot of a bed, in front of a fireplace, at an entryway or anywhere else you need seating. Ottomans are ideal whether they’re grouped...
13 Sep

Big Change, Small Investment

The great thing about neutral furniture is changing out the pillows — you can make a big change for a small investment. Recently I came across Arianna Belle’s blog that showcases organized spaces, design tips, and her shop, where I found my new luxury velvet leopard pillows. I measured my existing pillows and ordered the leopard cases...
11 Sep

We Dig URBAN DIGS

If you haven’t had a chance to shop at URBAN DIGS, then put it on your must-do list for this weekend. The boutique is a beautiful emporium with lots of unique lines plus you can PARK right out front… Meet Amy — she is the outgoing owner and has years of experience as a...
09 Sep

Shopping NYC Style

Shopping in New York City can be overwhelming, especially when you’re one of five girls on the trip! This weekend we struck gold on our first morning at Diana Warner’s boutique on 42 E 21st St New York, NY 10010. They call it the happiest boutique in New York for a reason. I met Diana...
04 Sep

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror Mirror Updating an old mirror is easy and fun! All you need is some paint, fretwork, glue and a little patience. Here is the mirror I bought from an antique store. It was not expensive, and it was made really well, it weighs about 80 lbs. The first thing I did was took...