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Room: I have been majorly smitten with this  Zebra print wallpaper ever since Wes Anderson introduced me to it in the Royal Tenenbaums. Years later, I still cannot get over the Scalamandre design.  The eclectic, vermillion, safari-inspired foyer was created by Rikki Snyder. 

Artwork: Zebra Bandits by Andrea Wan by the Working Proof. This piece was originally illustrated to accompany a short children’s story published in Nido, a German parenting magazine. The story is about a small lurch who saved the smell of the circus from a group of Zebra bandits. The giclee print also serves a humanitarian purpose – 15% of  of the gross sale of this print goes to: Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders.

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Room: Designer Elizabeth Dinkel’s choice of twin beds for Her Guest Room have a mystical yet feminine quality.  The room’s teal design veers towards a fashion-forward approach – with detailed tailoring and velvet textures punched up with exotic Moroccan trappings. The colors are seaside, but the style is exotic. Room found at The Great House at Greystone Estate, an unoccupied mansion which recently blossomed under the care of some of the most distinguished interior and landscape designers in the industry via Veranda.

Artwork:  Artist Mario “nerosunero” Sughi explores biking’s introspective powers in this archival, bamboo print titled, Escape/Blue Landscape via UGallery. Mario explains  that he sees his chic biker in the midst of “crossing an abstract landscape both physically and mentally.” She moves from chore to chore with shopping bags in tow and a mind buzzing with activity.

I thought of that while riding my bicycle. — Albert Einstein (on the Theory of Relativity)

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Room: Leather edges and a lift-out tray let the Tray Chic Ottoman multitask as table, bench, and footstool. The Nailhead Sofa is in solid velvet, so patterned throws and pillows can easily change its look. All textiles by BeeLine Home. Curtains made of Indian bedspreads frame an urn from John Rosselli Antiques & Decorations. The room is verdant, lit and very 1970’s in its color palette. Avocado mixes nicely with caramel brown and orange peel. Image by Thomas Loof, via House Beautiful.

Artwork: A reproduction of Jules Olitski’s Purple Golubchik from1962 via Artriver. Olitski was an American abstract painter, printmaker, and sculptor. His modern art is known for its brilliant colors, dynamic movement, unexpected harmonies and chromatic shifts. The print almost seems to be moving, tumbling, spinning.

THE BEST PART of modeling an entire room after the aforementioned artworks? They are all affordable prints at under $100 each! 

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No longer just for the brow bone and the crease of your eye, think of an eyeshadow compact as a painter’s palette filled with suggested gradients. Match an eyeshadow to accessories in order to create a  favorite room. 

This Room That Eye Shadow

Room: The talented Swedish blogger Frida Ramstedt explores pastels and geometric shapes via 79 Ideas / Eyeshadow: Dior’s ‘Cherie Bow’ 5 Couleurs Eye Palette via Nordstrom. Inspired by The House of Dior’s iconic symbol, the bow, this season’s look exudes femininity, sophistication and sensuality with a playful twist.

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Room: A playful and minimal neon kid Jenni Juurinen. / Eyeshadow: Napoleon Perdis Prismatic Eye Shadow Quad #6 for dramatic, chromatic beauty, a mix and mismatched palette of bright shades via Neiman Marcus.

This Room That Eye Shadow

Room: The cool azure green of this damask wallpaper creates a summery look in this living room. A large, comfortable contemporary sofa has a white linen frame, but the seat and back cushions in velvet, accessorized with minty green silk cushions, add a rich feel, from House to Home. / Eyeshadow: NARS Trio Eyeshadow, Cap Ferrat . Named for one of Japan’s most southern clusters of islands characterized by over 150 islands. The area boasts pleasant weather and good fortune. The first eyeshadow trio for the brand is a striking triad of silver, deep cobalt blue and black onyx. Like its namesake area, the three hues are exotic on their own or work together in perfect harmony via Beauty.com.

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With the advent of spring, and the warm winds slowly sweeping through New York City, I am reminded of new birth. This cyclical times of year brings to life the bulbs that have been hiding beneath soggy soils, the buds on sidewalk hedges, and the nude shades of fresh, farmer’s market eggs. Quail Eggs and Coastal Living

A quail egg, speckled in cream and brown, pairs nicely with a modern and minimalist kitchen.  Less is more with carefully chosen palm leaves and gourds. Photo by Tria Giovan for Coastal Living.

Crow Eggs and Scandinavian, Midcentury Modern Accents

Karl Anderson photographs a saccharine, Scandinavian dinging room complete with white Moroccan tagines, mid-century modern curves and light wooden accents. The interior’s colors highlight the blotched bluish-green to pale olive of a crow egg.

The Brown Gloss of a Common Loon Egg

The glossy, lacquered sheen of a common loon egg lends itself to the high impact, brown hue of a living room or den. Brown is considered a color of comfort and security. David Hicks, who is considered the James Bond of interior design, painted the walls and ceilings in his apartment a “Coca-Cola color”. The trend of a dark brown space took off ever since. Room image via Shelterness.

Spring has sprung! Egg-celent! Don’t mind my horrible puns…

 Keren / The Walkup

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