Memorial Day Ready !?!?!

Thank you Harrison Wine Vault for the AMAZING Recommendation, love this Rose! Make sure you stock up before the weekend, you will drink more than you think…

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Hoagland’s of Greenwich has these adorable coasters… I never use coasters but just might try these out…perfect hostess gift.

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Still feeling a little pasty and pale from the LONG winter? Maybe a spray tan at GLOW in Rye Ridge is just the pick me up you need! Don’t have time? Try this blush/bronzer duo pack (or both)Call me Crazy… My husband thinks so but Iam trying to stay out of the sun this summer… and this is my go to, may not be the most fashionable BUT at least I’ll be protected!

How cool does this coming soon grill from Greatest blaze look?!?!? Call or visit their new showroom on Halstead Ave for more info and products…

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Listing of the day

16 Ridgewood Drive

Rye, New York

Just steps from town and the train this charming updated tudor has it all!

Loving these light floors…..and the exposed brick wall

Those windows

SARZA

 

If you haven’t visited Purchase Street’s newest store SARZA, run don’t walk!

Its like candy shop for adults. Local Rye owner and South African native Sara has handpicked all the merchandise, all from South African designers. From table top items to Jewelry everything feel fresh and new, a nice welcome to downtown Rye.

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The Furnishings are customizable and out of this world! My favorite this indoor/outdoor chair…sarza4sarza3

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Dying for those child sized chairs!sarza2

They even carry textiles and wall paperssarza1

 

For more info follow along on Instagram at SARZASTORE

83 Purchase Street

Rye, New York

Big Little Lies, House CRUSH

I am sure you are all drooling over the interiors on HBO’s Big Little Lies series just like we are! Aside from the drama I am wondering why I don’t just pack up and move to Monterey. Some eye candy for this  wet week.
The Bixby Creek Bridge in Monterey, CaliforniaPhoto: Alamy

Amy Wells is the woman behind some of the most iconic sets in entertainment: She got two Emmy nods for her masterful work creating the authentic 1960s interiors on Mad Men and is the mastermind behind Cher’s iconic closet in Clueless.


Madeline’s beachfront home is classically beautiful. “There is lots of linen and traditional transitional furniture,” says Wells. “She’s not a modernist.

Big Little Lies character Madeline Mackenzie’s homePhoto: Courtesy of HBO

Meanwhile, Celeste’s expansive ranch-style home is filled with kids’ stuff. “Those kids really are the rulers of the roost,” notes Wells. “But this house is my favorite, hands down. We put everything we lust after here. Her rugs are exquisite. There isn’t anything in Celeste’s house that I wouldn’t have in my dream house.”

Big Little Lies character Celeste Wright’s homePhoto: Courtesy of HBO

And then, there’s Renata: “She is a very hard-edged, extremely successful career woman,” says Wells. “Her home reflects that wealth and her feeling that everything has to be perfect. Of all of the houses, this one is much more ‘this is the way it is—my way or the highway.’ It’s much more buttoned down, in that sense.”

Another image of Renata’s Klein’s beachfront homePhoto: Courtesy of HBO

 Here, Wells spills her secrets:

Start with the sofa. “If you have a neutral velvet or a linen sofa, you really cut yourself a lot of slack. You can go crazy with everything else: wallpaper, pillows, side chair fabric, et cetera,” says Wells. “That’s where I started with Madeline. I got her a really beautiful sofa.”

Don’t scrimp when it comes to upholstery. “If you’re going to spend money on anything, spend it on the sofa (see above), and then, make sure it’s upholstered well,” says Wells. Nothing stands out more than a poor upholstery job. “Since Clueless, I’ve been a big fan of Cisco Home, so I go to them first. I started working with the founder more than 20 years ago when I was starting out. I wanted to order barstools from him for a project, but the lead time was long. I told him: ‘I’m going to get fired if I don’t get these barstools,’ and he got them for us. Since then, I’ve felt really connected to him and watched his company grow.”

HomeGoods is a treasure trove of accessories. Wells has said it once, and she’ll say it again: It’s her favorite place to hunt. “I go to all of them in the whole area,” she says, laughing. “The main one in Manhattan Beach has more expensive items than the one in the Valley.”

Use great pillows. “No matter what, pillows are crucial to finish off a look,” says Wells. “And don’t be sparing. They really dress it up, and it’s all about dressing up.”

For outdoor furniture, Restoration Hardware is always a good choice. “I used them for almost every set on Big Little Lies,” says Wells. “And then, I mixed in a little HD Buttercup.”

When it comes to tchotchkes, knickknacks, and objets, less is more. “It’s better to have one or two great things than a ton of stuff that isn’t important looking,” explains Wells. “Avoid filling your house with things that don’t reflect the quality of your life or how you want your life to be. The bottom line is: no schlock!”

Spring Cleaning

Every year I promise myself to take part in a whole house, master, clean out and re-organization weekend. Well thankfully “spring” is taking its time so I can procrastinate even more…the odds are looking like Ill be “too busy” to actually undertake such a task. Thankfully our friends at Room to Room Organizing have come to the rescue! 

 

This local team of ladies has it all figured out and specializes in pre/post moving, kids spaces, kitchens, closets, garages, the list goes on! 

Here are some Before and after shots of recent projects

For more info contact  Jennifer Costigan

 

 

2 Hillside Place

 

Check out our newest exterior animation, how cool?

2 Hillside Place

Rye, New York

More to come with this cutting edge real estate technology!

 

 

Listing of the Day

81 Osborn Road

Rye, New York 

Eye candy in the heart of Rye!

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Love all the finishes! 

Technology and real estate

Thank you Alex for helping us bring one of our favorite listings to life! Always trying to stay on top of technology to serve our buyers and sellers in this market.

8 White Birch Drive

Rye,  New York

What a great way to allow our buyers to visualize this amazing new construction home !

Interior animation coming soon, stay tuned!!