Caitlin Rutkay of C.R. Interior Designs asks: What’s more cozy than sectional seating? How about one located in a “pajama lounge!”
According to HouseBeautiful.com, pajama lounges are taking over houses everywhere! If you haven’t heard of a space like this before, it’s essentially an upstairs living room that’s very private and the perfect place to gather as a family after rolling out of bed in your (you guessed it) pajamas.
This concept is part of a growing trend of living spaces moving upstairs, where it’s more secluded. “They’re designed to be a place where the family can gather and hang out away from the high-traffic areas of the home,” Paul Fischman, principal designer at Choeff Levy Fischman in Miami.
Whether pajama room or main living space, sectionals are a staple of family space planning. The common features Caitlin’s clients look for are stain resistant fabric and a frame deep enough for napping.
These images show a custom “L” with detached chair and then a navy hardwearing fabric option for a kids gaming space:
Caitlin Rutkay of C.R. Interior Designs, a renowned #HipNJ interior designer with over a decade of experience, knows how to find her way around a renovation. Take this advice from Architectural Digest should you be looking to break ground on your own this spring!
Bruce Irving, a realtor and home renovation consultant, tells Architectural Digest how you should seriously consider hiring both an architect and an interior designer at the starting line. “The two disciplines are separate, with separate training and knowledge stores, and since I believe strongly in the wisdom of investing in good design, I think you should have both involved, and preferably from the get-go,” he says. More help needn’t even be pricier, and could even be cheaper in the long term. “Having both from the start doesn’t mean you’ll be paying for both the whole time,” Bruce notes. “It will mean that the new space will be generated holistically rather than serially.”
Here are two images of a 2017 renovation designed and managed by C.R. Interior Designs, kitchen view during and after:
100% Bloomingdale’s is a series of collections created exclusively for the luxe retailer by the best brands in the business. #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo runs down her favorite 100% Bloomingdale’s Home picks with Marlie Massena-Pattillo, PR manager for Bloomingdale’s Short Hills.
Check out what made our #HipList!
1. The NEST Candle
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Bloomingdale’s worked closely with Cuisinart to create this 11-Piece chef’s classic cookware set in stainless steel & vivid white. Each piece is expertly crafted for a perfect pairing of longlasting performance with a fresh, stylish design. Retail Value: $480
100% Bloomingdale’s Home Collection includes exclusive capsules and unique Abyss designs you won’t find anywhere else, including rugs, robes and towels. Abyss products can go through 350 machine washes before noticeable wear due to hospitality construction. Retail Value: Varies
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