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Dreaming in Jewel Tones.

Wow! The Washington DC area is fortunate to be overflowing with golden decorators and designers as is displayed at this years Dreamhome Showhouse at the Washington Design Center. Eight local interior designers were asked to to use jewelry as their inspiration for their room décor. In turn, seven local jewelers and a jewelry designer helped them choose the perfect piece. I’ve got my eye on Zoe Feldman’s bedroom suite. Right now I’m all about golden hues, abstract designs, glossy walls, and creamy textures – so this abstract ring and bedroom design hits the sweet spot for a cozy and relaxing bedroom reatreat.

What great inspiration for me in my own design work. Maybe I’ll be selecting a piece for next years event (if it’s the same theme). A great idea however! I’ll share more with you when I pop over the the Design Center this Friday for a peek.

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Because I Never Tire of a Lucite Touch. Or Table.

Get this. Architect Benjamin Noriega is working with Plexi-Craft on lucite peices for his new online shop at BNODesign. I bought my waterfall table from Plexi-craft and could not love it more. I perused Benjamin’s beautiful crafts and settled on his simply elegant U Tea Table. I think it’s the proportions that I love. But the base had me at hello. The crystal clear curved acrylic bottom supports a one inch thick white acrylic top. Now, the price is the only thing holding me back – maybe it’ll make it to One Kings Lane next month. For a few hundred less. Perhaps yes. Perhaps no. In the meantime, I’ll oogle over it’s discreet splendor for a few more clear minutes.

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MBD: Coming Soon to a Home Near You!

I’m so excited. I’ve been working hard on getting my interior and exterior design business, Megan Blake Design, off the ground and am in final stages of getting all of the print material and website completed. Finally! I hope to present it to you very soon. Stay tuned!

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Taken Away at Kips Bay.

Last Friday was a day to remember. I had a fantastic road trip to the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in NYC with the Washington Design Center and design crew. I made some new friends and soaked up major inspiration from the talented interior decorators at the show house. First of all, I want to move into that townhouse immediately. Wowsers! It’s incredible! And on the market for over $20 million. Someone out there is going to be living large when they buy that awesome real estate. Back to the design part. Oh my GOSH! I am in love with so many details of that space. Here are some pics I snapped while inside. One of the photos include the real talented Vincent Wolf who was there photographing his room.

Glossy coral red trim in the entryway.

Glossy coral red trim in the entryway.

Artful staircase with awesome wallpaper insets by Rod Winterrowd.

Artful staircase with awesome wallpaper insets by Rod Winterrowd.

I love these glass lamps in the kitchen designed by Eve Robinson.

I love these glass lamps in the kitchen designed by Eve Robinson.

The mirrored walls are a great way to enlarge an outdoor space with forever views - by Plant Specialists, LLC

The mirrored walls are a great way to enlarge an outdoor space with forever views - by Plant Specialists, LLC

The blue Ventian plaster walls were in high glass mode with Aegean and slate undertones.in the

The blue Venetian plaster walls were created with a high gloss sheen and has subtle variations of Aegean and slate undertones.

A bit dark, but this photo is of Vincent Wolfs room, and there he is in his talented glory!

A bit dark, but this photo is of Vincent Wolfs room with the excellent all white light fixtures on medium wood paneling... and there he is looking a Polaroid's through his scope - in his talented glory!

The hallway carpeting leading into the mens and owmens lounges was imitated with same pattern replicated with paint on hardwood. very creative and way cool Daren Henault Interiors!

The hallway carpeting leading into the mens and women's lounges was imitated with same pattern replicated with paint on hardwood. very creative and way cool designers at McMillen Plus!

I loved the warm and dfeep palette of the mens lounge with the trim applied directly to the walls and accented with gold toned wall sconces and modern wall art.

I loved the warm and deep palette of the mens lounge with the trim applied directly to the walls and accented with gold toned wall sconces and modern wall art.

In the womens lounge room, the wall closets were mirrored and then painted with a subtle and tiny pattern in a chalky color paint. Delicate and gorgeous.

In the women's lounge room, the wall closets were mirrored and then painted with a subtle and tiny pattern in a chalky color paint. Delicate and gorgeous.

Daren Henault Interiors created this glistening retreat in soft hues of blues and green accented with yellowish creams. I love the small painting above the bed. Striking art even at it's smaller size.

Daren Henault Interiors created this glistening retreat in soft hues of pale blue green accented with golds. I love the small painting above the bed. Striking art even at it's smaller size. The ceiling light is tops too.

The sisters at 2Michaels have a knack for creating serene enclosures and this calming space with modern accent lighting and furniture was one of my favorite rooms in the house.

The sisters at 2Michaels have a knack for creating serene enclosures and this calming space with modern accent lighting and furniture was one of my favorite rooms in the house.

Coffinier Ku Design was the brainchild behind this beautiful bathroom. I love the rug and the contrast of the claw foot against the more contemporary legs of the bench and lines of the rug.

Coffinier Ku Design was the brainchild behind this beautiful bathroom. I love the rug and the contrast of the claw foot against the more contemporary legs of the bench and lines of the rug.

The lilac sconce shades were a welcome touch to nickel fixtures and worked with the slate blue of the area rug.

The lilac sconce shades were a welcome touch to nickel fixtures and light sand hued wall tiles and worked with the slate color of the area rug.

The master bedroom was an experiemnt in candlelight - the colors were warm and yellow and the accents were a nice opposite in charcoals and blacks.

The master bedroom was an experiment in candlelight - the colors were warm and pale yellow and the accents were a nice opposite in charcoals and blacks.

The upholstery on the bed had a pearlized quality to it and the zig zag on the bench was really the first piece that caught my eye. Great combination!

The upholstery on the bed had a pearlized quality to it and the zig zag on the bench and similar key pattern on the rug was really the first surfaces that caught my eye. Great combination! And great flooring choice!

A successful experiment in venetian plaster, thin tape, and gold dots.

A successful wall covering experiment in venetian plaster, thin tape, and gold dots.

Aman & Carson Interiors created this welcoming lounge and library  space with leather seating, reading and super glossy off white walls and ceiling.

Aman & Carson Interiors created this welcoming lounge and library space with leather seating, reading and super glossy off white walls and ceiling. I loves the neutral background with touches of soft color like these Ikat pillows. And I've always been a fan of oversize mirrors.

I WANT this fantastic rock cryestl like hanging dome ceiling light - don't you love how the light reflects off the glossy ceiling?

I WANT this fantastic rock crystal like hanging dome ceiling light - don't you love how the light reflects off the wet-looking glossy ceiling?

The small seating area on the fifth floor had these amazing shagreen wall tiles that covered the walls. Nancy Boszhardt really selected great materials for this small seating area.

The small seating area on the fifth floor had these amazing shagreen wall tiles that covered the walls. Nancy Boszhardt really selected great materials for this small seating area.

Jennifer Post commanded much attention with the entire top penthouse of the home. The massage room already has a waitlist until 2012. If this were real life, this striking room with its black and white ensemble would have the most requested tables in the place.

Jennifer Post commanded much attention with the entire top penthouse of the home. The massage room already has a waitlist until 2012. If this were real life, this striking room with its black and white ensemble would have the most requested tables in the place.

This TV room by Jennifer Post would be a dream come true in the urban lofts of Washington DC.

This TV room by Jennifer Post would be a dream come true in the urban lofts of Washington DC.

A roof top terrace picked up on the black hues and unique metal sculptures from the inside spaces. Can you imagine a view like this on a warm summer night!

A roof top terrace picked up on the black hues and unique metal sculptures from the inside spaces. Can you imagine a view like this on a warm summer night!

Vincent Wolf WAS there and here is a sneak peek at some test polaroids.

Vincent Wolf WAS there and here is a sneak peek at some test Polaroids.

Eight Elite Designers.

The Washington DC interior architecture and design community is celebrating the newly crowned eight elite designers selected as Hall of Fame recipients at the Washington Design Center. Hooray!! I missed the black tie celebration gala last weekend but wanted to give a shout out to all of the recipients for their talents, hard work, and accomplishments in the design community!

Make sure to pay a visit  to check out the individuals rooms these eight elite decorated at the Washington Design Center. No excuses… its open until December of this year! I dream of becoming on that list some day!

Off The Floor Now Dot Com.

This just in… an online furnishings site now makes it possible for designers to get the same pieces they find on showroom floors through OffTheFloorNow.com. This online members-only showroom brings the designer or consumer a direct purchase of high-end residential furnishing models and discontinued textiles. They will also donate 5% of each purchase to a charitable organization. Get ready for some steep discounts off limited stock from designers and manufactures like Nancy Corzine, Rose Cumming, Gerard, Dessin Fournier and Classic Cloth. Besides, everybody could use a new lamp, wallpaper, center hall table, or accent pillow. Am I Right? =) Get shopping!

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In the Hand… Bag.

I am an accessories w%&*$!. I love a good search for interesting, fun, and adorable shoes, bags, and jewelry. However, I don’t always pull the trigger… I do have a budget ya know! Well, thanks a lot to Bloomingdale’s for an email about their new Spring arrival of designer handbags. First stop was Marc by Marc Jacobs. Then it was off to Isabelle Fiore. From that moment, I was a loose cannon in a shopping cart. No, I do not need all of these clutches, cross body’s or totes, but it’s fun to pretend (and want!). Until I break down and order up one or two. Here is my Bloomie’s wish list of bows, chains, studs, twists and ties. Do you take lay away?

Lauren Merkin Diana Rainbow Serpent

Lauren Merkin Diana Rainbow Serpent Clutch (I NEED this one!)

Salvatore Ferragamo Miss Vara Calfskin Crossbody

Salvatore Ferragamo Miss Vara Calfskin Crossbody Bag

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Macro Marc Neoprene Tobo

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Macro Marc Neoprene Tobo

Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Melissa Leather Crossbody Mini Bag

Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Melissa Leather Crossbody Mini Bag

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Pretty Nappa Linda Calfskin Clutch

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Pretty Nappa Linda Calfskin Clutch

Isabella Fiore Geometric Amalia Leather Fan-Shaped Clutch

Isabella Fiore Geometric Amalia Leather Fan-Shaped Clutch

Isabella Fiore Leila Mesh Hobo

Isabella Fiore Leila Mesh Hobo

Burberry Tumbled Leather Crossbody Bag

Burberry Tumbled Leather Crossbody Bag

CC Skye Turner Python-Embossed Leather Hobo

CC Skye Turner Python-Embossed Leather Hobo

Olivia Harris Studded Lambskin Ball Hobo

Olivia Harris Studded Lambskin Ball Hobo


Just a Thought.

"A person should design the way he makes a living, around how he wishes to make a life" — Charlie Byrd

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