Thursday, September 24, 2015

We Have Moved


We are moving!

Please join us at our new address  Teaselwood Design Blog .

On top of moving we have been doing some housekeeping at Elan Interiors and have rebranded, we are now Teaselwood Design. We still offer exceptional interior design but a whole lot more!

We are a family business located in the beautiful fingerlakes region of central New York.  My husband and I have combined our distinguished talents to create Teaselwood Design, drawing inspiration from our mini-farm in Skaneateles.  We design and build extraordinary cabinetry, furniture, and millwork.  Andy heads up the production aspect. Andy is a master craftsman and loves to explore the boundaries of wood (link).  I lead the exceptional design team, with knowledge to encompass nearly any project (link).  With a combined 40 years of experience you can rest assured your project is in good hands.

Brand new is an online homewares shop offering many of our functional designs such as handcrafted cutting boards, our own line of pottery, wood spoons and rolling pins.  We also carry many unique handcrafted items from the region that can only be found at our shop. Perfect for your new kitchen or gifts giving.


We would like to personally invite you to stop by our new home and take a look around. . You can find us at , sign up for our newsletter and like us on Facebook and on Instagram where you will find the most up to date information on specials, promotions, design inspirations, recipes and DYI projects.


Andy & Charity

Monday, September 22, 2014

Martha Stewart American Made

I wanted to spot light Lacefield Designs a company we have been using for the last few years who is excitingly enough a finalist on Martha Stewart American Made.  “Lacefield takes an artistic approach to lifestyle decor with perfectly eclectic printed textiles, decorative throw pillows and ready-made drapery panels.  The Lacefield look is always evolving, but stays true to approachable design with a balance of structure and imperfection; masculine and feminine; modern and vintage; comfort and sophistication. “

“All products are designed at Lacefield headquarters, outside Atlanta, and are produced in the southeast.  In order to continually offer fresh, updated merchandise throughout the year, Lacefield Designs is dedicated to domestic production.  This focus gives Lacefield a competitive edge in the textile and home accessory marketplace, but equally as important, it keeps jobs and capital in the United States.” We try to use companies that are produced in the US that is really important to Elan Interiors values.


Lacefield Designs pillows and fabric put the finishing touches on many of our projects. Here are some of my favorites:


Great use of tapes on velvet and linen pillows. The velvet pillows are a perfect way to add pop for the colder months, they are super soft and luxurious. Switch to the linen for the warmer months.


Amazing fabric choices at great prices. We have the full selection of there samples available at our studio.

I am going to be ordering one of these shade for my new eating area, I will post some photos when we get it installed.


Another cool  is Lacefield with Love  which is Limited Edition products made with love around the globe. A portion of all proceeds goes to Charity.

lwl landing page

Head over to Martha Stewart and vote for your favorite. My vote will definitely be with Lacefied Design. And if you are looking to add that finishing touch to your room do not hesitate to call us to see if these pillows  and fabrics can be the finishing touch on your space.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Design Advise- Telling your story

My brother was in town visiting a few weeks ago and he and is adorable wife finally closed on their new home, which took them over 2 years to find. Portland Oregon real estate market is just crazy!

Their house is small and they have to choose furniture that is smaller is scale. The nice thing about a small house it is so easy to do it well because you generally do not need as much and your funds are freed up to add the details which say so much about who is living there.  They are purging all their hammy down furniture and getting new piece and wanted some design help. They are going with a clean modern Danish style which is perfect for them and the house.

This is the  sofa they decided on;
KARLSTAD Sofa IKEA Soft, hardwearing and easy care leather ages gracefully.
They asked for my advise on what chairs to pair with it so these were my suggestions:
Sculpted Metal + Leather Bowl Chair
My brother was surprised at the price of these chairs but this is the advise I gave him “It is expensive but it depends on how much you love it. A piece like this is  a piece of art telling your story. Remember this is furniture you are investing in for the long haul.”

It think this is such valuable advise when you are furnishing your home it puts everything into perspective.

He is choosing the last one.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chairish Design Inspiration Board

I was thrilled to be  invited  by the team at Chairish to participate in a design inspiration board project using one of there wonderful “bright” vintage chairs.

Chairish is such a great company they  “ makes it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell pre-loved decor to one another. Our shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full-service and trustworthy environment. “ I love that all these pieces are so easy to access you have to check out all the amazing pieces that they have that are changing all the time. It is a great place to find that chair that tells your story.

The project was to pick from a list of images of different brightly colored accent chairs from their latest collection you can check out all the amazing accent chairs on their site- declare my favorite chair from the different styles, then create a styleboard designed around that color scheme! I choose the pink zebra print Louis chair for my starting place on my board.


Shop this look

Chairish pink Zebra Louis Chair

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July


I am taking some much appreciated time off to enjoy the summer this week. Looking forward to a visit from my brother and his wife and preparing for 4th of July fun.

I wish I could sit on the hammock and do nothing but my creative energies never stop we have a full day of preparing from tomorrow.

We are going to me making a few of these…


Candle light on the table….


And possibly a centerpiece like this…


You can probably find me doing some of this during the day…





and tomorrow evening….


Enjoy your holiday weekend.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer musings

Happy Summer- so happy it is here! Wow it has been busy here I feel like I have not been able to come up for air. The studio has amazingly busy and I have been busy working on a few other projects one that I will share today.

The Farmhouse-( now named Teaselwood Farm), I have not posted much about progress recently, after living here for 7 years (the longest we have ever stayed in one house) we been itching to move for many reasons. After going back and forth so many times making my self crazy and sending my husband too many houses for sale (which he had no desire to see as he has his dream man barn-say no more) we have finally laid it (or should I say I laid) to rest and decided to stay put. 

We have a history of finding the unloved house and restoring them top to bottom and just as the last piece is nailed in we turn around and sell. I think we both get bored and itchy for something new and a new project.  I am not sure if  I am getting smarter or older and lack the energy or just know how much hard work it is but every time I think of that direction I get completely overwhelmed . I am really excited about our decision, there are so many more things that we can now do to our house that is not out of need but purely fun and just for our family. Our house really has a great floor plan and it is the perfect size for our family and it is location is good for work. Now I get to dream the fun projects.

Few things on the horizon since it has finally gotten nice my attention has turned to the outdoors.  I really  need to get grip on our landscaping which I have to say is not a strong point for me. We have 2 acres of land that needs to be cozied up. Here are some inspirations that I am toying with:

back yard



Thom Felicia

( wish we had the lake Smile)

divine landscapes

Perianal paradise

In the studio we have been super busy with a bunch of new projects.  Will post some photos as soon as they are closer to being done.

Not sure if you saw on my Facebook page my husband and I have launched Teaselwood Farm 

tf logo alonewhich is a collaboration between Elan Interiors and Timber Mountain Woodcraft. We are offering custom cabinets and furniture focused on farmhouse living. We will also have a farm house store on the site soon. Please stop by and take a look and like our Facebook page. Here are a few images from our new website

Andy Buckika of Teaslewood Farms

Andy Buckika of Teaslewood Farms

Well that is all for now I have one more project that is totally different that I will be sharing soon.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Design NY Magazine


We just received our latest issue and have a fantastic write up about our Hotel Skyler project.


Thanks to all the great people at Design NY.

The magazine is a great design resource for our area worth a look.