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Jen of made by girl and her gorgeous nyc home

Interior Design - alimackin@gmail.com - January 29, 2018



 

There is nothing better then a well designed space. And in cities like New York where most apartments are not as we say Texas style what you do with the space you have is key. Today I am sharing with you the home of Jen Ramos of Made by Girl.

Through it all Jen always maintained her compassion, composure and of course her great style

I have been following Jen for quite a while now and was even a guest blogger for her for about a year. I have followed her and watched her success with her design business, she and her husband’s struggle to concieve, her battle with breast cancer, and the adoption of her little boy. Through it all Jen always maintained her compassion, composure and of course her great style.

Recently Jen and her family moved to a new apartment, a smaller apartment. But true to form the smaller space inspired Jen to create a warm and inviting home that is at once functional and gorgeous. I hope you enjoy this peek insider her NYC home as much as I did. The black and white palette with touches of pink and the added greenery are genius. And to see more and to learn how Jen approached her design decisions head on over to her blog at MadebyGirl.com

 

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A Wanderlust Inspired Space and a Cozy Eclectic Home In Mar Vista California

Interior Design - alimackin@gmail.com - June 6, 2016

Ah, summer weather calls for summer living. And where better to find inspiration for a beachy infused home decor aesthetic then Los Angeles

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One part hippy and one part mid century modern the opposing elements in this home come together in a spritely funky way and happily reflects the home owners sustainable wanderlust personalities

Ah, summer weather calls for summer living. And where better to find inspiration for a beachy infused home decor aesthetic then Los Angeles. This home featured on Apartment Therapy is the home of Mike and Shannon Parry and their two children Asha and Boden who live in the Mar Vista are of Los Angeles. With a pared down minimalist yet eclectic vibe this home is at once cozy and a kind of living art studio. One part hippy and one part mid century modern the opposing elements in this home come together in a spritely funky way and happily reflects the home owners sustainable wanderlust personalities. What I love about this home is that the house itself is simple and not %100 updated—note the eighties kitchen. But instead of throwing up their hands, the home owners found a way to make that blast from the past work—and in a good way. Be sure to check out the Q&A with the couple on Apartment Therapy were you can also get all the affordable details on what went in to creating this super fun space. That is what I love about the homes featured on Apartment Therapy, all the information is provided in detail on the items in the photos, and a fair amount of it is affordable. So what you waiting for? Head on over to ApartmentTherapy.com and you just may find your next remodel.

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Rebecca Minkoff’s New Designed Home With One King’s Lane

Interior Design - alimackin@gmail.com - March 16, 2016

I have sometimes thought I have missed my calling and should have gone in to interior design. I work as a graphic designer and art director, but be it graphic design, fashion design or interior design a good eye is a good eye. So one of my favorite things to do is to look at the homes of fashion designers.

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I think it really is a desire we all have—to create a space that is truly are own and for this space to be the place we feel the most at home. Allie of ALLIE NYC

I have sometimes thought I have missed my calling and should have gone in to interior design. I work as a graphic designer and art director, but be it graphic design, fashion design or interior design a good eye is a good eye. So one of my favorite things to do is to look at the homes of fashion designers. It is no surprise that their homes are just as beautiful as the clothing they create. And creating a beautiful home is also a wonderful expression of who they are as people. I think it really is a desire we all have—to create a space that is truly are own and for this space to be the place we feel the most at home. Yes some people have more of a knack for this, while others struggle.  But with the web, blogs and even remote design services it is now easier then ever to have a gorgeous space.

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One King’s Lane now offers in person design services right here in New York. How exciting! And the best part the consolations are free of charge!

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Here we are looking at Rebecca Minkoff’s newly designed home which she created with help from One King’s Lane.  I think it came out great! Right now the in person service is in the New York store only but I can see this trend really taking off. And what do you do when you are looking to design your space? Do you totally wing it? Do you seek out resources such as interior design magazines, Pinterest and blogs? Would you, or have you used a design service? And what do think of Rebecca’s uber modern kid friendly home? To see more from her home and to read about the design decisions and the processes that lead to this space head on over to OneKingsLane.com.

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Hannah Crowell of Crowell + Company & a Rustic Rock-N-Roll Home

Interior Design - alimackin@gmail.com - December 16, 2015

The balance of a rock-n-roll edge mixed with more earthy details blends effortlessly in a contemporary expression of eclectic joy

I am a big fan of mixed aesthetics when it comes to interior design. And I love when contrasting elements come together in unexpected ways and breath life in to a space. And interior designer Hannah Crowell’ of Crowell + Co Interiors latest exquisitely designed home does just that. The balance of a rock-n-roll edge mixed with more earthy details blends effortlessly in a contemporary expression of eclectic joy. The overall black and white palette is soften by warm grays, beiges, and a royal navy, while hotter pops of color are brought in with details like the ombre bench, sunflower yellow pillows, tangerine orange desk lamp and floral bouquets. Attention is paid to the unique touches that give the space character charm. From the botanical silhouette patterned pillows, the sea-life artwork, to the graphic black and white window coverings and striped throw rugs the intent is to not just create a beautiful space, but to create a beautiful home. A space in which one can actually live, and not a show piece to look at, at arms length. After all a home is for living in, not showing off. Though with a home as gorgeous as this one, I would want to show it off all the time. To see more from this wonderful home and to read more about Hannah Crowell who just happens to be the grand daughter of the late, renowned Johnny Cash and her interior design business head on over to Lonny.com

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What I am Currently Craving—I’m Influential Print from Made by Girl

Interior Design - alimackin@gmail.com - August 26, 2015

I love decorating all most as much as I love fashion. And I am slowly starting to acquire items for my future home as most of my regular readers already know. And some of you may already know that I have an original Made by Girl pineapple painting and a gold “LOVE” print.

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I love decorating all most as much as I love fashion. And I am slowly starting to acquire items for my future home as most of my regular readers already know. And some of you may already know that I have an original Made by Girl pineapple painting and a gold “LOVE” print. Well I am now adding this to my must have list. I mean an “I’m Influential” print? I don’t think this could possible be more perfect for a blogger, no? And besides it is gorge! Who doesn’t love gold and black? I think this time I just may take the plunge and buy it framed. And if you are as impressed with this as me be sure to head to Jen’s shop at Madebygirl. There are plenty of items to choose from and if you are on a budget the unframed print is only $22.00, not bad right?

 

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Erin Fetherstons’ Fabulous and Cozy Tribeca Apartment—the Perfect Solution to City Dwelling

Interior Design - alimackin@gmail.com - July 20, 2015

[dropcap custom_class="normal"]L[/dropcap] ast week I wrote about a color scheme I am thinking about for my future home. The grey trend has been quite popular for some time now and it is a nice alternative to white, but there other options. There was one color that I thought I would never consider and that color is—green.

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[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]L[/dropcap] ast week I wrote about a color scheme I am thinking about for my future home. The grey trend has been quite popular for some time now and it is a nice alternative to white, but there other options. There was one color that I thought I would never consider and that color is—green. But after seeing Erin Fetherston’s fabulously comforting and elegant Tribeca apartment I am definitely rethinking my ban on green, I mean how relaxing and beautiful is this interior? There is no way you would not relax in this gorgeous space no matter how bad of a day you had. I also love the simplicity of the design, the minimalist approach to the over all aesthetic and the romantic details which give the space charm and help to add to the cozy feel. Living in New York can be stressful and exhausting—the over crowding and lack of green space can really take a toll. I think Erin’s use of this relaxing sage green color and the beige accents are a wonderful way to balance out the urban environment in which she lives. Is there a color that you would not consider? And would you use green in the home? To see more from Erin’s lovely space, and to read an informative interview with her head on over Matchbook Magazine. With the tag line “A Field Guide to a Charmed Life” you know it is chock full of just that—charm!

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Gray, Violet and Mauve—And a Little Inspiration for My Future Abode

Interior Design - alimackin@gmail.com - July 15, 2015

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Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways–Oscar Wilde

The other day at work I had to run to the Benjamin Moore store down stairs to pick up some paint for an upcoming shoot. After selecting the colors and handing them over to the colorist to be mixed I had a little time to browse. So I headed over to the paint chip selection wall and picked out a number of shades that caught my eye. When it comes time to decorate my future home I am definitely thinking of doing gray walls as opposed to white. However, I am not sure if I want to do a traditional neutral gray or one with a hint of mauve or violet. I picked out three paint chips all matte; one was an eggshell white and one was a gray color called Sidewalk Gray, and the other was called Violet Mist. The Violet Mist is a grayish color with violet/lavender undertones. It is not by any means an actual violet color but a gray with hints of violet to keep it from being a flat gray.

I still have not decided if this is the direction I want to go. I held up the Sidewalk Gray against the bright white chip and then the Violet Mist. I think I am leaning towards the Violet Mist or perhaps I should go a bit warmer with a pinky mauve undertone instead? As I am still undecided I put together this mood board to help me make up my mind. Granted the images in these photos are distinctly shades of mauve, violet or lavender. The color I am thinking of would be more a gray but with one of these shades mixed in to the gray. I would most likely paint the main living area of the space with the grayish color and then I was thinking for the bedroom going for a bit more color and doing an actual mauve, violet or lavender, similar to this bedroom with the sloped ceiling. What do you think? Do you like this palette and do you like the idea of having the same palette through out the space but doing different shades and tonalities of the same color? Or do you prefer more contrast? And if you like this pillow be sure to head on over to the Etsy shop JolieMarche and have a look around.

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The Bar Cart — a Stylish Don Draper Staple to Dress Up Your Home

Interior Design - alimackin@gmail.com - June 10, 2015

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I remember as a kid when my grandmother watched her soap operas that it seemed everyone on the show owned a bar cart. They were always getting all riled up and storming over to the bar carts, quickly dashing in a jigger or two of booze and downing it, eyes blazing as they gripped the empty glass. And I remember thinking “we don’t have one of those” alas the bar cart trend did not carry over in to the eighties and kind of died out, but now it seems it is quite the popular item again. Blame it on Mad Men or perhaps the uptick in dinner parties but it seems they are everywhere and they certainly are a fun way to display your fancy glasses and high end liquor, especially if you do not have the room for a cabinet devoted to your party essentials. So in honor of the end of Mad Men I rounded up a number of inspiring examples of this Don Draper must have. From tarnished gold, to sparking gold to white and even navy I am sure there is one that will strike your fancy. Do you have a bar cart in your home? And if you do what kind of bar cart do you have? And if you don’t would you consider getting one? What kind would you get? Would it be more feminine or more rugged? Gold, white, black? Metal or wood? And OK a chalk board wall and a gold bar cart, how chic is that!

Hope you enjoyed this lovely examples and happy decorating everyone.

 

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Studio Apartment Love, Perfect Therapy For Your Aparment

Interior Design - alimackin@gmail.com - April 9, 2014

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Tiny spaces and studio apartments do not have to mean clutter and chaos. And  if you think a long narrow studio with popcorn ceilings and parquet floors can’t work—guess again. This studio apartment which was recently featured on Apartment Therapy is the apartment of fellow blogger Jackie Clair of York Avenue. Jackie was the blogger I ran in to at the Garance Dore Open Studio pop up shop I wrote about last week. She has a wonderful knack for interior design and when the time comes for me to buy my condo I am going to hit her up for some advice for sure. I just love her attention to detail and how it all comes together to create an inviting and stylish space. Jackie actually works as a surgical nurse, but with the wonderful job she did with the interior of this small generic space she may have missed her calling. Quite the talented young women. And note the painting above the dresser—a Made By Girl original, does’t it look perfect there? And look how Jackie used those cube style shelves I wrote about in this post. What a creative way to add a “room” to an open space. Love it!

To meet the blogger herself and to read a Q&A with her and to see more inspiring pictures from her home, and for COMPLETE DETAILS on the items she has in her home please head on over to Apartment Therapy.

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