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Designing to Create Joy

Aug 20,

2020

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A well designed interior can have a significant effect on how we feel. My firm’s goal is to understand our client’s preferences in order to create happiness in their home. In considering all aspects of the interior, from function and comfort to color and lighting, we  create spaces that make our clients feel comfortable and joyful.  READ FULL POST...
Designing to Create Joy

Updating My Foyer Floor

Jun 25,

2020

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This is the stone floor I designed for our renovated apartment way back in 2000. I loved the idea of creating a modern mosaic in our pre-war apartment building that had been designed by the legendary architect Rosario Candela. The floor had a beautiful stylized flower inlaid in the center with a complimenting border around the perimeter of the room.  Although we loved the floor, after 20 years, the floor had seen better days. It was time for a change. My husband and I liked the idea of choosing a light stone to contrast against the ebony wainscoting. I knew a stone slab floor would have a modern, streamlined look, and it would have less grout than a mosaic floor.  READ FULL POST...
Updating My Foyer Floor

Nuanced Neutrals

May 14,

2020

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I love color in all its forms. Whether bright and bold, deep and moody, or soft and subtle, all hues have so much potential. Choosing the color palette that feels right to you is super important,  because it transforms how we feel and experience a room. Although subtle, a neutral palette can be surprisingly powerful. It can make a space feel calm, inviting, and luxurious. It can transport us from our hectic lives into a space that is tranquil and harmonious.  READ FULL POST...
Nuanced Neutrals

WFH: the Home Office

Apr 23,

2020

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I hope you are all staying healthy and sane! During this pandemic, I am so grateful for all the essential workers who are working so hard to keep us safe. I am also very appreciative for technology that allows so many of us to work remotely. With more people working from home than ever before, it’s a great time for me to focus on home offices.  READ FULL POST...
WFH: the Home Office

Freshly Squeezed

Mar 26,

2020

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As you may know, we love color. (If you’re behind on our color series-- check out our posts on purple, blue, and green!) This time, we’re diving into orange. Although it may not seem as easy to use, this punchy color works beautifully inside or out, and in the city or country.  READ FULL POST...
Freshly Squeezed

Bright Ideas: A Straightforward Guide to Light Bulbs

Mar 5,

2020

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Remember the old joke about how many people it takes to change a light bulb? Well, it can take even more people to just buy the replacement bulb. Figuring out how to replace your incandescent or halogen light bulbs with LED ones might feel overwhelming, because LEDs can seem complicated. To help, we put together this simple and straightforward guide. From bulb shapes to lumens to Kelvins, we’ve got you covered.  READ FULL POST...
Bright Ideas: A Straightforward Guide to Light Bulbs

I’ve Got the Blues

Feb 6,

2020

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Pantone selected Classic Blue as their Color of the Year 2020, and we approve. Blue is certainly a classic! Not only is it an ERA favorite, but it has almost universal appeal. Its popularity has been enduring since Ancient Egypt, and we continue to use it in many of our projects.  READ FULL POST...
I’ve Got the Blues

A Trip to Design Miami & Art Basel

Jan 9,

2020

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Last month, I had the amazing opportunity to attend Art Basel & Design Miami, and escape New York’s snowy weather!  I was lucky to have two very handsome gentleman accompany me: my husband, Josh, and my eldest son, Nathaniel. We booked our stay at the chic and luxurious Edition Hotel.  READ FULL POST...
A Trip to Design Miami & Art Basel

First Impressions: the Foyer

Nov 14,

2019

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We all know how important first impressions can be and that we frequently formulate our judgement based on them. That is why a foyer is such a pivotal part of a home’s design. It sets the tone of what is to come in the rest of the home. It is an opportunity to make a […]  READ FULL POST...
First Impressions: the Foyer

Furnishing a Home Clients Love

Oct 17,

2019

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We want to make the design process easy and fun for our clients. Each project personalized and individual. That is why we ask our clients lots of questions and make sure we listen closely to the answers. It is very important to me that we create a home for our clients that reflects their specific tastes and desires. First, we find out how our clients want to use each space in their home...  READ FULL POST...
Furnishing a Home Clients Love

Through the Looking Glass (House)

Sep 19,

2019

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This summer, team ERA took a trip to New Canaan, CT to see Philip Johnson’s famed Glass House. Its use of materials, open floor plan, and immersion in nature were all groundbreaking when it was built in 1949. He used the largest panes of glass available at the time as walls. As someone who is also inspired by nature, I loved how Johnson seamlessly integrated his home into the landscape.   READ FULL POST...
Through the Looking Glass (House)

Transformation on Central Park West

Aug 29,

2019

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“HELP!!!!” Is exactly what our clients asked for when they asked us to renovate their NYC apartment. They had lived in the apt for 20 years and felt it no longer reflected their tastes or lifestyle.  READ FULL POST...
Transformation on Central Park West

Nature’s Color Palettes

Aug 8,

2019

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I recently visited Santorini and was taken with these incredibly striking plants. Looking at the photos later, the colors reminded me of a boy’s bedroom we designed on the Upper East Side. In both cases, the red-orange adds an exuberant contrast to the saturated blues. I began to think about how color palettes that work in nature often translate seamlessly into interiors.  READ FULL POST...
Nature’s Color Palettes

An Attic Reimagined

Jul 18,

2019

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Recently, one of our clients asked us to transform their attic into a chic adult lounge space for their family and friends. I wanted to take advantage of the space’s full height, so we removed the ceiling to expose the rafters. This exposed all the different angles of the roof line. These angles created interesting shapes and forms that inspired our design.  READ FULL POST...
An Attic Reimagined

A Room of One’s Own

Jun 27,

2019

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We’ve just wrapped up this year’s Kips Bay Show House! It is an amazing event in which designers and architects are given 5 weeks to transform a dark and worn Upper East Side town house into a beautifully renovated jewel. Upon completion, it is open to the public for one month, and proceeds go towards […]  READ FULL POST...
A Room of One’s Own

Spring is Sprung

May 2,

2019

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I wait all winter for the first glimpse of green in spring. After winter’s darkness, I can't wait to be outside and soak up the light. It is exhilarating to see nature come alive, bursting with color and brightness. Color has a great ability to affect our mood, and green in particular lifts my spirits. In today’s blog post I’ll be sharing how we like to use this cheerful color in our interiors.  READ FULL POST...
Spring is Sprung

A Tailor-Made Design

Apr 11,

2019

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Designing spaces that are integrally beautiful but also functional are the highest priority for my firm. We often design cabinetry that is tailor-made for our client's needs and unique lifestyles. Our designs are chic, interesting, and purposeful.  READ FULL POST...
A Tailor-Made Design

Spotlight On Sputnik Chandeliers

Mar 21,

2019

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I believe chandeliers are a wonderful opportunity to provide drama in a room. They are like jewelry for an interior. One style I am particularly fond of is the Sputnik chandelier.  READ FULL POST...
Spotlight On Sputnik Chandeliers

The Zen of a Small Bathroom

Feb 28,

2019

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Those of us that live in homes with tiny bathrooms understand that every inch counts! It is a challenge to make a small space feel zen and spa-like. Well, that is exactly what my husband, Josh Wiener, and I accomplished in our NYC apartment bathroom.  READ FULL POST...
The Zen of a Small Bathroom

Relationships are Supreme!

Feb 14,

2019

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One of the most important elements in my business are the relationships that we develop with our clients and also with our vendors. Our reputation is based on not only our office’s performance but also on the quality and reliability of the people we work with.  READ FULL POST...
Relationships are Supreme!

A Fireside Chat with Eve

Jan 31,

2019

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What could be better in the middle of winter than gathering around crackling logs burning in a fireplace? Fireplaces are an important element in a room and the design of the mantel can influence the feeling or mood of a space.  READ FULL POST...
A Fireside Chat with Eve

Heavenly Bodies

Jan 17,

2019

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The ERA team took a trip last summer to explore the Met Cloister’s exhibit “Heavenly Bodies” in which dazzling fashion is seamlessly blended amongst medieval art and architecture.  READ FULL POST...
Heavenly Bodies

Artists Who Inspire: the Quilters of Gee’s Bend

Jan 3,

2019

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Today we’re discussing the artists who influenced this kitchen dining nook from a West 75th Street Apartment. A 2003 exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Quilts of Gee’s Bend, captured my imagination.  READ FULL POST...
Artists Who Inspire: the Quilters of Gee’s Bend

Reflecting on the 2016 Kips Bay Show House

Dec 20,

2018

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In December, we start imagining what the New Year will hold. Team ERA is looking forward to 2019—not only do we have many exciting projects underway, but we are also so excited to participate in the spring Kips Bay Decorator Show House! In preparation, I thought I’d share some pictures and thoughts about our last Kips Bay design in 2016 called “The Art of Modern Living”.  READ FULL POST...
Reflecting on the 2016 Kips Bay Show House

Design Solutions: Disguising the Television

Dec 3,

2018

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Televisions have become so sleek in recent years that they can fit seamlessly into many designs. However, some clients feel that a television can become the focus of a room. Our top priority is creating homes that make our clients happy, so we have created some beautiful solutions for hiding televisions.  READ FULL POST...
Design Solutions: Disguising the Television

Purple Reign

Dec 3,

2018

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We value what our clients have to say and therefore listening to their preferences is very important to us. Some of our clients love the use of strong color and others prefer subtle more monochromatic palettes. We often use color as accents that lead our eye around a room.  READ FULL POST...
Purple Reign

Welcome to Our Blog

Dec 3,

2018

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ERA is excited to announce the launch of our blog! Here you will find an in depth look at what inspires our design process. We will be showing you art that influences our work, examples of how we incorporate color, design solutions and much more. We will even take you behind the scenes on photoshoots and project installs to see exactly what goes into creating our client’s beautiful homes.   READ FULL POST...
Welcome to Our Blog