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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.

C.R. Interior Designs on Pajama Lounges

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:

Pajama Lounges

For more design inspiration, visit CaitlinRutkay.com.