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Nirvana: Part Two

May 8 through June 12

May 8 through June 12

‘Tis the season for decorator show houses and for those of you who can’t get into the city for the Kips Bayextravaganza, there’s a wonderful one in Bedford Hills, NY, benefiting Cerebral Palsy of Westchester.  Nirvana, a magnificent 17-acre estate, has everything you would want and more – five bedrooms, six and a half baths, a 1,700 bottle wine cellar and even a tree house with thatched roof and flat screen TV.

Come On In!

Come on In!

And the best part…  all the talented decorators who have transformed each room into a showpiece (including yours truly who created a flower room fit for Constance Spry!)

Buckets and Buckets of Flowers

Buckets and Buckets of Flowers

Since we didn’t want to steal the spotlight from the number of magazines and blogs who will be covering the house in the coming weeks, we thought we’d just share pictures of our room and entice those of you nearby to take the grand tour.

A Creative Space

A Creative Space

Where's the Tree House?

Where's the Tree House?

And if these pictures aren’t enough, you might find something fabulous at Deluxe, the fabulous boutique on the lower level featuring a collection of vintage couture jewelry (Valentino, YSL and Chanel – big sigh!), home accessories and furniture… we know we did!

Luxe Deluxe

Luxe Deluxe

Stylish Vintage Finds

Stylish Vintage Finds

For more information and tickets, visit Connecticut Cottages & Gardens or Cerebral Palsy of Westchester.

Photos via yours truly

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Nirvana: Designer Showhouse Before

At Home in Nirvana

At Home in Nirvana

Along with helping Celerie Kemble with flowers for her room for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, we’re busy designing our own space at the Designer Showhouse of Westchester in Bedford Corners, NY.  When Connecticut Cottages & Gardens asked us if we’d turn a basement “craft room” into something floral and fabulous, we immediately thought of a cutting room.

Nirvana from the Sky

Nirvana from the Sky

We could just imagine the owner of Nirvana (the $11 million 10,000 square foot home to be transformed by top local decorators) picking flowers in her garden and arranging them in her own private sanctuary.

Cutting Room - Before

Cutting Room - Before

Fortunately for us, the room is quite easy to work with since it has a black and white floor, white built-in counters and white walls.  We’ll be bringing in French flower buckets filled with stems, vases to line the shelves and counters and creating a display of our own bouquets for sale during the showhouse tour.

Fun Floral Buckets

Fun Floral Buckets

We’ve even come up with a creative way to cover the flat screen TV (a black eyesore on one of the walls!)… with a large picture window overlooking a peony garden mounted on foam core!

A Garden View

A Garden View

The showhouse benefits Cerebral Palsy of Westchester and will be open to the public from May 8th through June 12th.  We do hope you’ll come and visit!

Rendering Our Room

Rendering Our Room

P.S. For more information on the showhouse, please click here.

Photos from Southeby’s, Good Life of Design and yours truly