It was a very unseasonable day in NYC for February when I entered the Javits Center for NY NOW earlier this month. Sunlight abounded and the temperature was almost 60 degrees! The perfect setting to shop for spring!
This show was a great opportunity to hone in on those accessory items I seek out for clients, and this trip was no different. Here are four key trends on the forefront for Spring:
Rose gold is still in play. Use it for planters, because with greenery this tone is magical.
From furniture to pillows, place mats to lamps, reflective metal was all over!
I am mad for these fabrics by Laura Park and I am putting them in two current projects!
Floral Motifs in Metal
Tommy Mitchell is an accomplished artist taking his cues from old world metal work. His creations are divine fruits, flowers and even butterflies as seen in this table base – I am obsessed with it!
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.
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:
To get a head start on your reno plans, visit CaitlinRutkay.com.