Friday, December 3, 2010

COM 117 Documentary - Hotel Skyler

Great documentary students from SU put together on the Hotel Skyler which is the Green botique hotel project that I have been working on.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Garden Inspiring Table Settings

What a perfect time of year for Ava Living to pick our table setting as one of the top 10! It will be running for 10 Days on Ava Living.



How to create

Enchanting garden inspired Thanksgiving tablescape.


Artichokes centerpiece in a rustic basket I think is a great way to have a simplistic Thanksgiving centerpiece.

These table top Finals are scattered around the basket.

available at Elan Interiors

Additions that I would make to make it more festive for Thanksgiving: Add  gold mercury glass votive candles for an additional sparkle like these. The gold votives will play off the plates that are also shown below



Dishes for the table:

Decorative appetizer plates 2413144

Photo Pier one

Layered on Chocolate brown round plate

And layered on distressed cream colored chargers

from Pier one

I would bring in some gold accents with the stemware.

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To add more textile softness I would add a table runnerKenaf Table Runner

Pottery Barn

Napkins start with hemstitch linen

Linen Hemstitch Place Mat, Set of 6, Blush Pink

Pottery Barn

Layered with additional gold colored napkin add napkin ring of pearl clusters.

pier one

I would add great place card holder something like this but I would modify it and spray paint it gold or use a artichoke and spray paint it gold as well.

photo event group catering

If you need fabulous tablescaping done for your next holiday or party please contact me via e-mail or call me at



I will be off decorating for Christmas at the Genesee Grande for the next couple of days.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Customizable Wallpaper

Once again Dwell Studio has put out another great product.


Completely customizable wallpaper in the great Dwell Studio patterns. Here are a few if my favorites would love to see as an accent wall or as wallpaper insets framed by decorative molding.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Skye Blue Design

I finally have the courage to share on my blog Skye Blue Design. I have been dabbling with jewelry design that I have been selling locally under Skye Blue Design.

I have been making jewelry for years. It was one of my first jobs that I had and really loved. I worked for a women in Lincoln, NH who designed jewelry and taught me the basics. This is was during my trying to figure out what I really wanted to do and finding myself after college stage. It always seems not matter what I am doing I gravitate to design. 

It has been a bit of a dream for me that I always have held to do jewelry design again. So here are a few of the pieces of have been selling. I was originally inspired using antique chandelier crystals in my designs which I still do. These are mostly using Swarovski crystals.


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Chandelier Crystals
Chandelier Crystals
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Holiday Inspiration Board

I think inspiration boards are one of the best tools. I love how all of the sudden things start to fall into place and you see right away what is going to work and what will not work.

I created this board to get people excited for the holiday season. The palette-silver particularly mercury glass, clear glass, lots of creams in different textures, burlap and a hit of pale pale lavender and turquoise. I have added a bit of shimmer with glitter and crystals.


This board was created for Sissy’s a great little boutique in Baldwinsville. I am working with Sissy’s to help accessorizing clients homes. More to come on that topic.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Event Styling

I am very excited to offer a new service at Elan Interiors, Event Styling. This new service specializes in weddings, parties, tradeshows, tabletop and anything else that you may need help on to create huge visual impact.

I was given a great opportunity to help style an amazing wedding during the Labor day weekend.  Through and other events it I have meet some amazing and talented vendors. We have a great list of people to work with.

Here are some of the photos from the Labor Day wedding. The photographer is the uber talented Brandon Vick out of Rochester. I love Brandon style, it is very different then a lot of photographers and he is able to really capture impactful images.


image Nick and Sarabeth

Place card table

Nick and Sarabeth

     Nick and SarabethLounge area


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Nick and Sarabeth

To see more photos please take a look at this link that Brandon made for me. Wedding Link

To see more events head over to the portfolio page Elan Events.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Darling Babies Rooms In Pink


I have just received in my in box the cutest babies rooms:

This is from Dwell Studio their new collection Zienna Roseimage

I love the black and white deer drawing with the butterflies on the antlers. I e-mailed the company to try to find it and they told me it is vintage piece :( What a great mix of elements.

These is so cute also a reversal with the furniture in Pink


From Newport Cottages

More pink kids room ideas  Elan Interiors - Pink Room

Friday, October 15, 2010

Kips Bay Show house

Thought these were great shots of the show house. Interesting the original selected house was sold in March which has never happened, this delayed the show by 6 months. The organizers had to scramble last minute to secure this house 106 East 71st St.

This is such a dramatic foyer love the color combination


Ed Ku and Etienne Coffnier bathroom


The bubbles are just such an amazing effect.

Darren Henault’s dressing room:


Elizabeth Payne of McMillen Plus Inc.


This design firm has some amazing work by really talented designers- McMillian Inc. 

Nina Helms- Muralist Rubber and Plaster Floral



All photos: Trevor Tondro for The New York Times

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Online Magazine

I just came across a great new online home magazine called


Via my friend Erica a follow designer who seems to know of all the cool new things out there.



Photo via Rue web site

Check it out -super photos with lots of inspiration.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Last set of Parade of Homes Photo’s

I am seriously behind on these photo’s. The Parade is now over and done. What a great time, met tons of new people, and received amazing exposure for Elan Interiors.

I have completely decompressed over the weekend and worked on organizing my house and taking a rest. My house has been such a mess with a month and a half of neglect. I needed to shovel out.

My front porch to the casual passer byer looked like my husband and I were having martial problems. It was so embarrassing with furniture and stuff  just heaped ready to find a new place. My dining room was the dumping grounds after the parade. I have finally gotten everything back in its place or has found a new home.  I feel refreshed and ready to get back to tackle the daily’s of work and the everyday routine.

Last batch of Photo’s from the Parade of Homes



Girls room or Guest room



Boys Room featuring Serena and Lily bedding. We were the only house to do a boy’s room. I think it came out just adorable.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Parade of Home Loft

This area in the house that would be a great spot of kids to hang out and do home work or cozing up with a book. The 2- upstairs bedrooms flank this room so it is a nice buffer space.



Desk area in the loft.

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