This One’s For the Girls

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we wanted to post some of our favorite pink rooms. So this post is literally for the girls.

Melissa Warner-Traditional Home April 2010

Yellow walls create the perfect backdrop for the pick accents to pop off.

Melissa Warner Traditional Home April 2010

There’s something so luxurious and glamorous about hot pink tufted velvet.

Melissa Warner Traditional Home April 2010

Again, the gold walls pair perfectly with the pops of pink.

Timothy Whealon-Elle Decor June 2010

Hints of pink and green make this room a bit more playful.
The coral accents in this great bedroom keeps the room from feeling too cold and sterile.
I secretly want to put a pretty pink dresser in my bedroom now. I wonder if my husband will approve.

Anthony Catalfano-Traditional Home April 2010

This is definitely a PINK room. Could you live with hot pink walls?

Anthony Catalfano-Traditional Home April 2010

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Loft Style

Many designers have a signature look which they become known for. We at Atmosphere ID pride ourselves in being in able to successfully design in any style and in any budget. Since all of our designers our trained and experienced in all aspects of design, we’re sure we can help you achieve the home of your dreams. Today we’d like to feature some of the work of Atmosphere designer Molly Miller. This particular project was a loft space and Molly’s clients were after a more urban/industrial look while keeping the space warm and inviting which Molly achieved with flying colors.
Paneling creates a welcoming entry and is a nod to the history of the building.
Exposed ductwork and frosted sliding doors add to the urban feel of the loft.
The space has great floor to ceiling windows and exposed brick.
Gotta love the pony lounge chair!

For questions regarding this project please contact Molly at

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Christopher Peacock’s Kitchen

Undoubtedly, my favorite kitchen designer is Christopher Peacock. With a quick browse through your kitchen tear sheets, I bet your sure to find at least one (or a ton in my case) Christopher Peacock kitchens. I was already excited about the ceiling design feature in the Oct. 2010 issue of Traditional Home, but I was ecstatic to find a peek inside the home of Christopher Peacock. Christopher Peacock has become known for clean and classic white kitchens (which is probably why I love him so much) so I wasn’t surprised to see that he went with white for his own kitchen.
I love the pop of orange in the Roman shade over the sink, although I do wish it was mounted just beneath the crown rather than inside mount so more of the fun paisley print could be seen. A warm grey called “Abbey Walls” from his own paint collection was chosen to warm up what could have become a cold space.
A classic mantel style hood accented with a glass mosaic backsplash creates a great focal point for the room. I always the love the newel detail found on the island in many Peacock kitchens and I am dying to steal (or borrow) the idea for the chalkboard panel on the refrigerator.
A fabulous hutch with criss cross mullions acts as a divider between the kitchen and family room.
Peacock turned to New York based interior designer Sophie Thibon for help with the design of the family room. The color palette of white accent with orange and warm grey walls is carried throughout the space.

I find it interesting that he said “As a kitchen designer doing your own kitchen, you feel this inherent pressure to wow people, but I didn’t want to do that. I didn’t want to be a walking advertisement of myself” but this kitchen to me a classic Peacock kitchen and represents his company completely. What are your thoughts?

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Virtual Home Tour Part 3

We’ve already toured the basement and the main floor now it’s time to travel to the third and final floor in our virtual home tour. The upper floor features two guest suites, a tv/game room, and a home office. Here’s the first guest suite as you come of the stairs. Originally the entry to the room was on the other side of the room and the closet was on the same wall as the wet bar. Pam switched it up because the side of a bed isn’t the most welcoming view as you enter a room (and she’s not a big fan of doors as the focal point of a long hallway). The new arrangement created a dramatic focal point and provided even more storage than the original layout. The bed is flanked with closets with frosted glass doors and framed with columns that conceal shelving. In the adjoining bath, we decided to use a standard tub with tall dramatic shower curtains on a curved rod (for more space in the shower) which was concealed behind a soffit to help soften the room (and to save money by not using glass. A TV/billiard room is nestled between the guest suites. He wanted it to be a fun place to watch TV and play games. It was also important to him to have a billiard table near his office so we made room for it here rather than in the game room in the basement. Because this is a vacation home Pam felt a room with bunk beds was necessary to maximize space. Two custom built-in beds takes bunk beds to the next level. The adjoining bath is a bit more playful without being childish since several families would be using the space it was important to appeal to widest range of people. And finally we come to the office. Cherry cabinets and finish work paired with leather ceiling panels create a masculine atmosphere. A Murphy beds turns this space into a fourth guest suite if needed. The masculine feel was carried through the ensuite bath.

We have now come to the end of the tour. I hope you enjoyed it!

For questions regarding this project or to schedule a consultation please email Pam at

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Traditional Homes Loves Ceilings Too!

We’ve already confessed our obsession with ceiling details so you can imagine our excitement when we opened the latest issue of Traditional Home magazine and found an article dedicated to ceiling design. The article states “it’s unfortunate that ceilings are so often neglected, since their expansive surfaces provide plenty of potential for enormous impact” and we couldn’t agree more. Three spaces from recent showhouse homes were featured.

Charles Pavarini, Kips Bay Showhouse

The real star of this room is the ceiling which is done in hand cast plaster in a geometric design. Pavarini believes that the most interesting ceilings have multiple planes, so he created many levels in this ceiling. The center of the lattice is the highest point of the molding. Can’t afford hand cast plaster? A similar pattern can be created using stock molding with just as much impact.

Frank Ponterio, Lake Forest Showcase House

Frank Ponterio wanted to soften the harsh linear lines in this classic coffered ceiling so he added medallions in each recess. A similar look could be achieved with stenciled patterns or prefab. appliques. For additional lighting, he added four pendants covered in muslin along with a center chandelier.

Cathy Gigliotti, Vassar Showhouse

Cathy Gigliotti used interesting architectural molding on the ceiling to delineate this long room into two distinct spaces. Each area has a similar but different ceiling detail. The molding and the identical chandeliers serve as the thread that ties each space together. Love the Niermann Weeks chandeliers used in the above picture but the price tag makes you faint? Candace Olson designed a similar chandelier for AF Lighting for a fraction of the cost.

Niermann Weeks Danieli Chandelier $8,140.00 retail.

Candace Olson (for AF Lighting) Camerson Chandelier $381.00 retail

Which ceiling are you loving?

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Vitual Home Tour Part 2

You’ve already seen the the lower floor of Pam’s virtual home design now it’s time to move into the main floor of the home.

Main Floor Plan

The main floor includes the great room, dining room, kitchen, master suite, guest suite, laundry facilities, and plenty of decks to enjoy the great view.

Great Room

The color scheme of golds and rusts with Celadon green accents that is carried throughout the home helps create the elegant mountain home we going for. A lot of texture was also used throughout the space to connect to the natural landscape surrounding the home.

Dining Room

The Celadon accent color helps to update the color scheme and helps to bring the view of the reservoir into the home.

Eat in Kitchen

A mixture of wood tones adds contrast and interest to the kitchen.

Master Bedroom

The master suite is to the left of the stairway. The large scale headboard and the settee at the foot of the bed help to bring the lofty room to a more human scale.

Master Bath

Onyx, cherry, and antique golds create a warm and relaxing master bath. The tub is tucked beneath the window and is enveloped by cherry columns and a barrel vaulted ceiling is a great place to unwind.

Guest Room

The guest suite brings out more of the celadon green accent color which is highlighted with cherry slats on the ceiling.

Guest Bath

Travertine and Seagrass limestone wraps the guest bath in luxury.

Laundry Room

The laundry room, which was kept bright and cheerful with antique white cabinets and a green island for folding, finishes off our tour of the main floor. We’ll be traveling to the third and final floor soon.

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Top Ten: Round Accent Tables

Elle Decor does a feature each month where top designers list their top ten favorite items in a specific category. The pieces included in the list are always gorgeous but are way out of most people’s budgets. We thought it may be fun to do our own top ten lists with great pieces with a much more friendly price tags. To kick it off, here are some of our favorite round accent tables (the list started out as our favorite accent tables but quickly grew to over 10 so we narrowed it down to just round tables). Round accent tables are the perfect accent in any space and become jewelry in a room.

Ok so that’s way more than 10 but it’s my blog and I’ll cheat if I want to (and it’s way too hard to eliminate). Which table would work best in your space?

If you’re interested in purchasing any of these tables at a discounted price please email Pam at

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