Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Best of Boston Home 2016

Thank you so much to all of the people at Boston Home Magazine for the distinction of selecting Nina Farmer Interiors as the Best Transitional Interior Design firm for their Best of Boston Home 2016 issue. We are honored to have been included on their esteemed list.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Dering Hall Wired + Inspired

When Dering Hall asked me to design a room based on a favorite movie for their Wired + Inspired digital showhouse, The Darjeeling Limited immediately came to mind. I knew it would be fun to play off of the India train car setting, using Wes Anderson's meticulously selected color palette. 

I panelled the wainscot in a cognac color leather with brass strapping.  The walls are upholstered in a blue and white chevron fabric, which is a pattern I saw often when I was in Udaipur (one of the locations for the movie.)  I selected a campaign desk because it was indicative of train car travel with a saffron colored desk chair to tie back to the hotel robe warn in the movie.  The rug is an Indian antique and the taxidermy hen in the glass case is a nod to Wes Anderson's quirky sensibility.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

House Beautiful October 2015

I wanted to thank Doretta Sperduto, Eric Piasecki, and Alice Gordon for all of their hard work in putting together this piece for the October 2015 issue of House Beautiful magazine. It was an honor and a pleasure to be featured again, and I could not have been in better hands with any other team!
 Also, a big thank you to my amazing client's, who were so much fun to collaborate with.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Innovators Palettes

When Boston Home Magazine asked to me put together a palette for a powder room for their Fall 2015 issue, I was inspired by the tones in my summer garden. I selected a combination of greens ranging from emerald to teal paired with warm gold fittings and fixtures.  

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Cap Rocat

I recently had the pleasure of spending the week at Cap Rocat in Mallorca. Set in a reconstructed 19th-century fortress overlooking the magnificent Bay of Palma, the hotel strikes the perfect balance of understated elegance. Spanish architect Antonio Obrador, the mastermind behind the project, was faced with stringent restrictions because the building was listed as a Cultural Heritage Site and Protected Natural Area. Although this may have created a few design dilemmas, I think it ultimately helped in creating a truly authentic experience. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

DLV Designs

I recently discovered DLV, a furniture company based out of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Originally their Zephyr towel bar, based on designs found on vintage ocean liners, caught my eye.  However, after looking into the company further I discovered they also have exquisitely crafted furniture pieces. They offer a unique assortment of finishes, such as Coquille d'oeuf (eggshell), Verre Eglomise, polished piano lacquer, hand-rubbed oils, plates and patinas.
DLV Studio 481 Van Brunt Street #8D Brooklyn, NY 11231

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Round Hill Hotel

I recently returned from a fabulous trip to the Round Hill Hotel in Jamaica. This former sugar and coconut plantation opened in 1953 as a complex of luxury cottages, hosting celebrities like the Kennedy's and Paul Newman. The modern day rooms were designed by Ralph Lauren but they still retained all of their original classic charm. They each have four poster beds, large soaking tubs and spectacular water views.  The British influence can still be felt in the high tea that was served every day. The scones and rum balls were a divine way to cap off the afternoon.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bar Luce

This weekend marks the opening of Bar Luce, in the new art and culture complex Fondazione Prada in Milan. It is my favorite director Wes Anderson's first permanent interior project. Staying true to his signature style the cafe features color block Formica tables, whimsical wallpaper, a graphic water closet and Steve Zissou themed pinball machines. Of course the fonts used through out the cafe are perfectly on point as well. 

When describing the design Anderson was quoted as saying," While I do think it would make a pretty good movie set I think it would be an even better place to write a movie. I tried to make a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in."