Category Archives: Home Decor

Using Vintage Pieces with C.R. Interior Designs

Vintage: yay or nay? Love it or hate it, there’s no doubt vintage pieces can add quite a bit of class and history to your décor. Here are some ways that Fig + Farro went 100% reclaimed, compliments of Caitlin Rutkay of C.R. Interior Designs:

  • Located in a former schoolhouse, Fig + Farro’s 6,000 square feet of dining space, along with a 3,000-square-foot prep kitchen in the basement, is furnished almost entirely with reclaimed items.
  • The emphasis on reused and recycled items—including rugs, dining chairs and tables, kitchen equipment, and accessories like antique door knockers—helps further the restaurant’s mission to fight climate change by reducing carbon footprints. 
  • Vintage pieces add a layer of history and texture new items cannot.

For more information, visit CaitlinRutkay.com.

Creating a Bedroom

Creating a Bedroom with C.R. Interior Designs

It is no secret that a luxurious bedroom needs great sheeting, the right window coverings, and a touch of sparkle. Here’s how to get the look, compliments of Caitlin Rutkay of C.R. Interior Designs:

  • Buy best quality bedding you can. Lofty down products and smooth sheeting equal a luxe bed.
  • Make sure you can catch your zzz’s by layering or blackout lining your draperies to keep light to a minimum.
  • Don’t shy away from a some drama either with a killer pair of lamps or a chandelier. Even a simple room can be elevated with the addition of sophisticated lighting. Add dimmers for your master bedroom lighting.

For more information, visit CaitlinRutkay.com.

Organization Goals

New Season, New Organization Goals!

Whether its just a desire to freshen your space after a long winter or to declutter after too much hoarding (c’mon #HipNJ, we can all relate!) here are your Spring 2018 tips for an organized home, compliments of Caitlin Rutkay of C.R. Interior Designs:

  • Baskets and bins are your friend. If it can be hidden, do it! Create a simple streamlined look to hide a multitude of messes. These shelves are from Caitlin’s own laundry room.

  • Be ruthless. The pro organizers agree–if its not been worn in a year, donate. Don’t clutter the cubbies with jackets that will never be reached for anyway.
  • Better your lighting. Want an easier routine? Find what you need faster with upgraded lighting in your mud room, laundry or garage.
  • Tough wallcovering decorates and protects. Not an organizational tip, but it covers a pet peeve-dirty knicked walls in high traffic areas. Dense commerical grade vinyls are stylish AND practical. Think the look of wood planks or woven grasspaper but in super durable constructions. As far as your trim and built ins think beyond white for lessening scuffs.

For more design inspiration, visit CaitlinRutkay.com.