Friday, October 29, 2010

friday at the shop...

Sorry it has been a week since our last post and I still have not put the "after" shots of the 49th Street dining room! They will be up soon, I promise!

For now, I thought you'd like to see some pictures of the shop today. Loads of shipments have been arriving everyday to get ready for the holidays. Lots of great stuff!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

49th Street...Dining Room Before

In August, we started on a project on 49th Street for my sister-in-law and her cute young family. We gave you a quick glance into some ideas and inspiration for the house. The Dining Room was one of the first things that we tackled. Check out these hideous before pictures. YIKES. When they moved in, the walls were a powder blue with bugglegum pink and blue checked curtains (if you look closely you can see the window on the right has weird short curtains that stop in the middle of the wall!). The plaster cornices were faux painted and monogrammed. Lots and lots of stuff everywhere.

So those were the CRAZY before pictures and here is how it's coming along. Getting everything out of there and a clean coat of paint made a HUGE difference. This is the first layer...the paint, rug, table and chairs. In the next few weeks, we're going to add the light fixture, curtains, sideboard, lamps and accessories. The last stage will be adding a couple of upholstered hostess chairs and some artwork on the walls and maybe a mirror. Stay tuned!

We started out with Soft Chamois by Benjamin Moore, which turned a little green with the light, so we ended up with Sea Pearl. It turned out gorgeous!

Here were some original samples when we were throwing out colors and ideas. She wanted a clean, airy and natural vibe. Lots of light and a little beachy, but still fitting with the 1914 Ardsley Park brick house.

This was a dining table and set of chairs we saw at the Atlanta show. Loved the washed wood look and loved that it was in stock to ship within 3 days!

This is the 9x12 jute rug we choose. The color variations can hide a lot of spills (great in a house with 6 year old twins!) and it feels yummy on your feet.

Another picture of the table and chairs...

Tomorrow I'll show you some after pictures...

Photo credits: Benjamin Moore, Number Four Eleven, Zentique

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Viceroy Anguilla

I just returned from my honeymoon! We were fortunate enough to stay at the Viceroy in Anguilla. I was in design envy and overload the entire week. The hotel is one of Kelly Werstler's latest and a must see. Here are some pictures of paradise.The amazing Hotel lobby. Incredible marble details and sculptures.
The bar where we spent most of our time. The back side of the bar. Gorgeous marble backgammon tables and lounge areas.
The hotel spa... spent a great deal of time in there too during hurricane Otto.

A view from the entrance of the hotel . To the left is the most spectacular infinity pool.

Our bathroom... through those doors there was a private splash pool on our deck.
Our living room off of the bedroom... not too shabby.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Birthday to Us!

Today is Number Four Eleven's 4Th Birthday! To honor all of our wonderful customers we are extending 20% off all website orders beginning today! Type in the code NOFE411 when you check out to receive the discount. The sale will end next Wednesday (10-20-10) so hurry up and log on!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lonny & Lulu

Lulu DK's house makes an appearance in this month's Lonny magazine. I love how original it is, from her artwork to amazing fabrics and wall papers. And of course we love some Lulu, considering we carry all her pillows and bedding in the shop!

Here's Lulu sitting on one of our favorite patterns in the "Lulu DK for Matouk" collection...Tigerlily in color Ocean



check out the Striped "Versa" Madeline Weinrib rug...

I absolutely LOVE this little boy's room. I love how she used some not so "baby" patterns, like the curtain fabric, wallpaper and the coral Tigerlily pillow.