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Barry Goralnick at the Decorator Tag Sale

I’m pleased to be a part of Decorator Tag Sale, a website for interior designers who have amassed a carefully selected inventory of furnishings and objects that’s been relegated to storage.  Now DTS allows designers to sell their curated collections directly to consumers. Please check out my Decorator Tag Sale inventory here. You can also read an article about me on the Decorator Tag Sale blog.

Barry Goralnick on Decorator Tag Sale


Tangerine Dream: Susan Huckvale Arann Uses Orange

Tangerine may be Pantone’s color of the year, but designing with orange is nothing new to us at American & International Designs, Inc. You may have seen my recent post featuring a New York City apartment kitchen done in orange. I find it to be such a warm and inviting color and love using it in my designs. Many times people relate orange to autumn, which is a shining season for the hue, but used correctly, it becomes a vibrant color across all seasons and year over year. It could take over an entire design or be the finishing pop of color, but orange is very often part of my work.

Breakfast Is Served - Family Breakfast Area

The warmth of the orange in the background of this family breakfast area offsets the cool blue accent wall and highlights the rich color of the draperies.

condo kitchen after

Warming up a space from the top down is easy with an orange ceiling.  In this kitchen, it creates an eye catching feature that blends in well with the rest of the design.

cabana 1

Orange is great for creating pops of color within a space.


Swedish Style: Laura Bohn Shops IKEA

Every so often I make a trip to IKEA, which is like an enormous souk filled with bright and cheerful Scandinavian home furnishings. I’m always amazed at how many things I see there that are attractive not only for economic reasons but also for their design and construction. Here are a few of my favorite items.

VÄRDE base cabinet, birchbirch veneer, white, from IKEA
base cabinet, in birch veneer and white melamine, is ideal for use as a free-standing kitchen island. It’s available in all sorts of different interior configurations; just add your own stone or quartz counter top.  

IKEA 365+ BRASA Floor reading lamp

BRASA floor reading lamp comes in black or chrome finish, has a really stable flat base, is height adjustable, and has two different light intensities. Perfect!

GÅSER high-pile, beige, from IKEA

GÅSER high-pile rug is really fluffy and vailable in a good taupe color (as well as brown and gray-blue). The biggest size is 5′ 7″ x 7′ 10″; put two together if you need something larger. 

ALVINE RÄFFLA cushion cover, red, blue, natural, from IKEA

ALVINE RÄFFLA pillow comes in a great red/blue/natural combo; it’s well made, the stripes match nicely, and the buttons make the cover easy to remove. Buy at least three. IKEA also has terrific long, skinny pillows.

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