Emmys Extravaganza – 2015 Fashion Recap!

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We are back with another Fashion Recap and rundown of all the stars who shined last night at the 2015 Emmys. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites that walked the Red Carpet. Take a look, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Claire DanesAubrey Plaza Lady GaGa Julianne Hough Kerry Washington Christina Hendricks Ellie Kemper Sofia Vergara Gina Rodriguez

Who were some of your favorites from the shows? What do you guys think of the gorgeous gals we choose to showcase!? If you liked these looks, stay tuned for later this week when we have another edition Interiors vs. Fashion!, where we’ll be picking a few of our absolute favorite looks and comparing them to some of our favorite interiors. Get excited!!

Fashion Fridays! NYFW Review – Spring/Summer 2016

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The latest New York Fashion Week just wrapped up; it’s first outside of Lincoln Center in five years. This season, designers dazzled in different venues, like Skylight at Moynihan Station in Midtown, and Skylight Clarkson Square in SoHo.

We’ve put together a little capsule of some of our favorite looks to come down the runway this season. And just as a warning, we had a lot of favorites, and a bunch of super fun looks we plan to shop in Spring 2016. Take a look!

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Here’s a collection of some of our favorite looks to come down the runway. What do you guys think!? How did you enjoy the shows? Who were some of your favorite designers this season? Let us know in the comments!

Design Crush: Meredith Heron

Hello, everyone! We here at RAD have had an amazing week so far!

Today we want to share with you guys the work of a Canadian designer we absolutely love: Meredith Heron.

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Here are some pictures of her work; we hope you like them 🙂

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Again, her work is absolutely stunning, and it inspires us in our work 🙂

We hope you all have an amazing rest of the week. We’ll be back next Thursday with more!

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Scarsdale Before & After

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We’re sorry for our absence, but Summer has been unbelievably busy here at RAD! We are glad to get back to the blog, and we do have a lot to share with you guys in the coming weeks 🙂

We decided to start back with a before and after of a (somewhat) recent project that we finished just before Summer. We’re covering the living room, master bedroom, and nursery of some great clients. Hope you guys like it!

Living Room – Before

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Living Room – After  

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While the layout of the living room worked, it looked a bit dated, and so we refinished the fireplace with Calacatta mini bricks to give it a more modern look. We also chose to go with a light palette to make the space more inviting.

Here are a few detail shots:

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after_livingroom

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Master Bedroom – Before

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Master Bedroom – After

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The master bedroom is perhaps the space that went through the greatest transformation in this whole project. The room, while big, is divided in different sections, and the way the furniture was arranged, as well as the dark paint colors and furniture, made it look smaller. We changed the layout of the furniture and chose to go with light furniture and colors to make it look larger and more relaxing.

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Isn’t that bust gorgeous?! We love it!

The other room we worked on is the nursery, and we love it. It was so much fun working on this animal themed room! This room was not originally a part of the project, but our clients found out they were expecting and we did this room as well. We don’t have any before pictures, but we still wanted to share the after pictures with you guys 🙂

Nursery – After

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One of the greatest things about this photo shoot was working with a very willing model: our clients’ dog. After we had him pose in the nursery, he followed us from room to room finding himself a place in the shot 🙂

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Out of respect for our clients we won’t share our sources, but contact us if you have any inquiries. And feel free to let us know what you guys think in the comments section 🙂

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Fashion Friday – Fall/Winter Couture 2015

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Hello Friends!

We have been crazy busy over here at RAD working on some new projects, and some super secret fun things (that we’ll be sharing exclusively here on the RAD Blog!). We’re returning today with a fun Fashion Friday, showcasing some of the amazing couture fashions that’ll be coming out for Fall!

Giambattista Valentino Elie Saab Armani Prive Zuhair

This season, the couture that came down the runway was absolutely stunning! Let us know what some of your favorite couture designers are!

Gorgeous Coffee Table Books

Hi, everyone! This week we’re focusing on an element of decor that is often ignored, but that can make a huge difference in any room: books. More specifically, coffee table books! These books are  usually about some form of art (decor, fashion, paintings, photography), but they are also pieces of art in and of themselves. They look stunning, and at the same time can personalize a room because they showcase your interests. So here is a roundup of several coffee table books that we love! Slide1 Slide2 1. Tom Ford by Tom Ford and Bridget Foley/2. The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes by Justina Blakeney/3. The Iconic Interior: Private Spaces of Leading Artists, Architects, and Designers by Dominic Bradbury /4. Jean-Louis Deniot: Interiors by Diane Dorrans Saeks /5. The Big Book of Chic by Miles Redd /6. Chanel: Collections and Creations by Daniele Bott /7. Luminous Interiors: The Houses of Brian McCarthy by Brian J. McCarthy /8. Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life by Erin Gates /9. Wall and Piece by Banksy /10. Suzanne Kasler: Timeless Style by Suzanne Kasler /11. Modern Glamour: The Art of Unexpected Style by Kelly Wearstler and Jane Bogart /12. Black and White (and a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections by Celerie Kemble /13. Modern Art 1870-2000: Impressionism to Today by Hans Werner Holzwarth /14. Alexander McQueen: Evolution by Katherine Gleason /15. Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits by Victoria Hagan /16. Kate Moss by Mario Testino  /17. Cabinet of Natural Curiosities by Albertus Seba /18. Dogs by Lewis Blackwell

Coffee table books are not only a great source of inspiration, but also beautiful decor pieces that can make your coffee table look amazing! Here are some pictures that show how coffee table books can be styled to make a room look beautiful: coffeetablebooks We hope you guys enjoyed our selection and the inspiration pictures! And we’d love to hear from you about your favorite coffee table books 🙂 Offical Signoff (1) copy

4th of July Ideas for Entertaining!

Hello, everyone!

Hope you’re all enjoying the wonderful weather, and the fact that summer is right around the corner! Though work is busy as always, and we’re thankful for it, we do love when we have a reason to gather our families and friends, and just have a wonderful time. And July 4th is definitely one of those occasions! We’ve been looking around for good entertaining tips for it, and we are super excited!

So here are a few ideas we came across that we just love:

Champagne Popsicles

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This is the perfect summer drink! It is absolutely amazing with strawberry popsicles, but we think orange popsicles would definitely work as well! Though at first you taste more of the champagne, this drink gets sweeter as the popsicle melts. Delicious!

S’mores Bar

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Such a wonderful idea if you have a fire pit, specially for the kids (with some supervision, naturally)! This is a great dessert idea if you’re swamped and don’t have much time, since all you have to do is buy the ingredients and put them in bowls. And it’s fun for your guests!

Berry Ice Cubes

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There are many ways to incorporate blueberries and strawberries into a 4th of July party, but this one is both simple and brilliant at the same time 🙂

Just make sure to have regular ice in case any guests are allergic.

Decoration

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There are few occasions in the year where you can go crazy with decorations for a party, and 4th of July is one of those occasions. Whether you choose to go with flowers, sparkler-themed decorations, stars, or flags (or a combination of these), if you’re hosting a 4th of July party, have fun with it!

Sparklers

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Most kids think this is the best part of 4th of July, and we don’t blame them. But if you want the adults to have fun without having to supervise the kids at all times, opt for confetti poppers and bang snaps. Sparklers look great and are super fun, but remember they should be handled under adult supervision.

We here at RAD are very excited for Independence Day, and we hope you are too! And hopefully these tips can help you and your guests have a wonderful party 🙂

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas!

Hey, everyone! We here at RAD hope you’re having a fantastic week!

Father’s Day is a few weeks away, and we were hit with a realization: Shopping for men is so difficult! Seriously, women are much easier to shop for. As long as it’s something pretty, we’re happy… But when shopping for men, you need to find something that is useful, and yet nice enough to be a good gift. It’s complicated. But we found some stuff we love, and more importantly, some stuff that we think they would love! We decided to share a few of our favorites with you guys!

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We were happy to find such amazing options out there. Not all fathers have the same tastes, but whether they like grilling or exercising or they travel a lot, there is something great out there for the fathers in your life! Hope this helps you all as you shop for Father’s Day gifts 🙂

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ORC Favorites!!!

Hello, everyone!

We wanted to share our One Room Challenge favorites last week, but it’s been hectic here at RAD, and so we’re doing that today. This has been an amazing experience and everyone did so incredibly well! Seriously, there are many amazing rooms, both from invited and linking participants! This list could go on forever, but these are a few of our favorites (in no particular order)!

Invited:

 This bathroom by Vanessa Francis at Decor Happy is stunning! Love the wallpaper!VF_ORC_bath-015-EditWEB

Jen’s family room at I Heart Organizing looks amazing! Such a huge transformation!!

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Jenna Sue‘s bathroom looks absolutely perfect!! Love everything about it!

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Stephanie Kraus‘s bedroom turned out beautifully! Great patterns and art!

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Pam’s amazing bedroom at Simple Details is another favorite! The art is absolutely stunning!!

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Jill Sorensen‘s kitchen is wonderful! Love the stone countertops and the bar stools!

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Waiting on Martha‘s living room is so fun! Really like all the colors!!

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And last (of the invited participants) but definitely not least, Kimberly Schelegel Whitman‘s dining room! We absolutely adore the antler light fixture and the natural wood throughout the room!

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Linking:

Shannon at Burlap and Lace did an amazing job! And her styling is spot on!

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Brit at House Updated created such a lovely space! We love the buffet, chairs, gallery wall! It’s all beautiful!

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Mariella at Splendor in Spanglish’s foyer looks stunning!

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Tricia at Carousel Studio‘s bedroom is just wonderful! Love the pops of color!

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Tera Janelle‘s kitchen looks great! So classy!

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The Pink Pagoda‘s living room looks so peaceful!

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There were two more rooms in our favorites list, but due to some technical glitch we’re not able to add them, but we want to at least mention them: Mimosa Lane‘s beautiful mudroom, and Pink Little Notebook‘s wonderful living/dining room. They are absolutely stunning, and we wish we could share the pictures for them!

Seriously, all these rooms are amazing!! And there were many other wonderful rooms to choose from, but we had to stop at some point. There is so much talent out there! Again, we loved being a part of this!

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Get your fireplace ready for summer!

Hey, everyone!

We here at RAD hope you’re all having an amazing week! With summer around the corner and the wonderful weather we’re having, we turned our thoughts to something in our houses that is often neglected during half of the year: fireplaces. Fireplaces are great for cold winter nights, but they can also be a great design focus in a room all year! So here are a few ideas for what to do with your fireplace during the next few months!

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Perfect for a beach cottage.

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Love the bust mixed with the more coastal feel of the coral!

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Art doesn’t always belong above the mantel 🙂

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Arranging firewood in a different way can make all the difference!

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The fireplace can be a great place to display some vintage pieces, like the suitcases and frames.

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For a sophisticated beach house.

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The fireplace can be a wonderful spot for plants!

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The fireplace can be a perfect place for a bigger design piece like the statue above!

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And for candles! (Also a safe place for candles)

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Simple and easy way to decorate a fireplace: large shell.

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Or a nice crystal.

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Different place for a mirror 🙂

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Large shell with corals; very beachy vibe.

These are a few of the many great ways of transforming your fireplace into a beautiful design feature! Oh, and make sure to thoroughly clean your fireplace before adding any decor pieces to it 🙂

If you guys have any other ideas for fireplaces, let us know in the comments section. We’d love to hear from you!!

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