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Architectural Digest Design Show Visit

I have been down and out with the flu for the past week! It is amazing to think about all of the hours that I slept (fitfully at best) over the last five days. But I am feeling better and trying to get back into the swing of things.

However between work, end of the trimester report cards and parent teacher conferences, and getting the flu,  I am waaaaaay behind my home organization schedule for the month! That is something that I need to work on. For me, purging and organizing is really all about creating a beautiful home and life. The calmness of an organized space illuminates beauty.  And that is my motivation – well that along with my sanity. Less chaos = saneness in this large family. But then that comes right back to beauty!

Architectural Digest Design Show

Last week, I was offered the chance to interview the designer Campion Platt at the  Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City. Because we could not pin down a workable time for the phone interview, I asked them to just send me some video highlighting what was going on at the show. After all, I was wondering what some of the highlights of the show might be.  So come along and enjoy this virtual tour!

Architectural Digest Design Show Visit

What did you think?

I love that people are adding more nature into their designs. I have plants all throughout my home because I think plant life brings natural beauty into a space. It adds a warmth and is good for the air.

Architectural Digest Design Show Tiles

The hand blown glass lighting is stunning! Love the mix of metal and glass.

I used to have a down draft fan that popped up behind my stove decades ago. I loved it. I also used to have a pull out toaster from the wall in that same kitchen. Loved that too.

I noticed that there seem to be a lot of shiny. I like shiny. 🙂

I was also told that the color blue is the trending home decor color of 2016. Hmmm… I have a sage green couch and a brown leather couch. Guess, I might add a few blue throw pillows. Maybe. Maybe not. Not sure about that one. Don’t get me wrong. I love the color blue – I do have a blue wall. Just not sure I need to revamp the colors of my home.

Architectural Digest Design Show Blue Light

So, what do you think about the trends noted? For me, I need to get back to purging and organizing!

Thank you to Jenn-Air for providing me with this video.

(24) Comments

  1. This looks like it was an awesome event. I’m all over the hand blown glass lighting trend. SO PRETTY!

  2. I like shiny, too! Blue is a great color to use! It’s in my son’s room, it’s a calming and soothing color.

  3. What an exciting event! Architectural Digest is one of my all-time favorite interior design magazines.

  4. Glad you’re back among the healthy! I love that blue glass…. and use blues and greys in our home… We didn’t have big plans for Easter this year so I did some major purging and organizing over the weekend! Yay ME! Thanks for sharing the video… I really enjoyed it!

  5. Great interview! I need to purge and organize too now!

  6. Design shows are so fun! There are so many things to look at and explore!

  7. I like that they are adding to their architectural designs as well I think it makes a huge impact. Glad you had a lovely time at the event! Good to hear that it went well.

  8. Debra says:

    This looks amazing! I really love that people are bringing more outdoors indoors too. It makes it feel more peaceful!

  9. We have a few plants in our home. I’m just impressed I have kept them alive.

  10. That’s so funny the color blue is trending for home decor. I am obsessed with navy for decorating in my home right now! Hope you’re feeling better!

  11. Jeanine says:

    So glad you are feeling better. I’m like most of the others – I love blue however, I had a blue living room a few years back and I felt it was too much. I just am not sure I could go for that again!

  12. This looks like so much fun to attend. I also love that nature is being put into design more and more.

  13. I’m glad you’re feeling better! Blue is nice but I’m not sure I would decorate my home with it.

  14. I love blue. I live near the ocean so I have a lot of it at home. Both tones, light and dark.

  15. I’m intrigued that the on trend color is blue…I feel like I can never keep up with the on trend colors lol Although I did just redo my living room gray and I’ve been reading that gray is on trend right now!

  16. I want everything showcased in the video. I love the blue lights from Niche and the gorgeous tile that looks like antique glass. Amazing. I love seeing all the new ways kitchen appliances are being improved.

  17. Pretty inspiring that you felt better and jumped right back into an event! So cool that you got to see all those brand-new home items. The blue bulb cover is really unique!

    1. Stacey says:

      I would have loved to have attended the event – but I’m much to far from NYC. Jenn-Air provided me with the video for me to share with my readers. I love the hand blown glass bulbs as well!

  18. Purging – yes, this is where I am at right now. I am trying to finish up the purging so I can move to the spring cleaning and organizing…and then maybe I can freshen up my space with new paint and other decor ideas!

    1. Stacey says:

      I hear you! I want to get to some repainting – but I am committed to purging and organizing first.

  19. I LOVE the color blue, but I’ve never really thought about it for my house…now you’ve got me thinking! My husband loves DIY projects and fixing things up so we are always moving and shaking when it comes to re-doing our home 🙂

    1. Stacey says:

      I love blue for a nautical/beachy look! I keep thinking – if I ever have a beach place, it would be done in lots of blues.

  20. I love the look of bringing plants indoors! I am also very behind on my cleaning out. I really wanted to be finished by the end of the month but that is near impossible. I’m glad you are feeling better!

    1. Stacey says:

      Thanks, Logan! I am getting there but still recuperating. I wont be done by the end of the month. But I was giving myself a full year to really work my way through the entire home!

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