Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sneak Peak- Student Housing Project

This is a project I have been working on for the last few months it is high end student housing. The project is 1/2 reuse and 1/2 new construction. The original building was a old defunct Armory it will have 1/2 the units consisting of 2-3 bedroom apartments  On the same property we are building a new construction which will include 2- 4 bedroom apartments, in all there will be 303 beds in the project.


Exterior of old armory

Model apartment that I have been putting together, missing are the TV’s.

CBC Living Room Model

CBC Dining Room Model

CBC Kitchen Model (2)

I wish this was my apartment for my student day, the apartment is almost 1200 square feet and its own washer and dryer! More pictures to come as we get a little bit further.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Elan Interiors Home Boutique is Moving! And Save the Date.



Not too far just downstairs at 37 Fennell St Skaneateles

We will be moving this weekend and getting everything ready for next weekend.

Lots of fun things happening in the next couple of months:



Spring Trunk Shows

April 5, 6, and 7th

Elements by Jill Schwartz

   Extensive showing of her fun and unique jewelry line.

Stop in you need that perfect “it” piece for your spring break and Easter holiday.





May 10, 11, and 12th

You deserve something cute after all it is your day.

Happy Mother’s Day




Fantastic Kurtas, Bedding, and kids clothing just in time for Mother’s Day.

Rikshaw Design.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Treasure seekers

What a great idea Serena who is the creator of  The Farm Chicks Show in 2002 and is contributing editor for Country Living Magazine has put together. My Favorite Find a virtual show and tell and we all know how much we love to show our finds.

My Favorite Find lets you seek, find, and share great local Shoppes and Events such as antiques shows, vintage fairs, flea markets, car boot sales, yard sales, auctions, estate sales, crafts shows and more - anywhere in the world.



I have just listed my store click in and take a look.


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Thursday, March 15, 2012


Lots of new ideas swirling in the head and in the works.  In the midst of updating my studio space in Syracuse. The Boutique in Skaneateles is getting a total overhaul and moving location in the same building next month.

Some images that have been fueling my creativity for my studio space inspirations.


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More images of studio inspirations on my Pintrest boards.

~ Charity

If you need help pulling your home office or corporate office together contact me Elan Interiors.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Just arrived


Darling Bordelaise chair hand carved of solid mahogany, this chair is framed in bead lines that trace its serpentine shape. These pronounced bead lines terminate in symmetrically opposed volutes. The seat is upholstered in natural raw silk. 39 x 25 x 21 . $495.00

Side Table/ Nightstand - Antique glazed finish, crafted of solid Acacia wood this occasional table features cabriole legs, pull out shelf and a single convenient drawer. 29.5 x 26.5 x 20.5 $649


Elan Interiors Home Boutique for more details on either of the above.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Window Treatment Installation

A project that just was installed in my clients home I took some quick photos of the after.

Family room I used a fabulous Kathryn Ireland fabric. Challenges=a beam to work around so size mattered,originally my client was sure she was unable to have window treatments in this room. Very simple tailored valance with a contrast in the pleats the simplicity of the valances really lets the fabric shine.


FabricPattern: Safi Suzani Style No: M-6025 Color: Chocolate Cherry Content: 100% Linen Width: 54” Repeat: 36” Vertical 54” Horizontal



In the kitchen we used a wonderful large print for the valance and added some ticking stripe as the contrast in the pleats and banding. My clients and I had helped them with the kitchen design had just installed a new kitchen. It included gutted the whole space, new cabinets,  layout and tried to open the kitchen into the dining room  as much structural possible. We used the same fabric in both rooms to unify the space but fabricated in different treatments.



This the awesome tape we used on the leading edge of the panels.

More to come of this home I am presently working on the living room.