Mariska Meijers: A Modern Classic Muse

A lot of people are afraid of color. They look at beautiful bold spaces and dream of living there one day … but when it comes down to it what do they choose?  Beige.  Hopefully Mariska Meijers is going to change all that.  In every design I envision, there are stunning bursts of color which are essential to a modern and classic design, no matter how small they may be. A lamp, a tray, some flowers or a pillow.

In my endless search for the greatest of colors, I’ve fallen in love with Mariska’s flashy and vibrant designs straight out of Keizersgracht, Amsterdam. A fellow modern-classics designer with styles literally dripping in color, she’s my new favorite – and very up-and-coming here in the US.

So next time you’re accessorizing your pad, be bold.  Why, you may ask? As I always say, “Why not?” No one likes a boring date. Why would you want a boring home?


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 Reminiscent of stained glass and glazed with cerulean and neons, this is art inspiration at its best. Mariska has an endless line of brilliant trays and accessories that, even standalone, create an eye-popping allure.

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No such thing as a boring lamp shade here! So much fun! You’ll notice immediately how Mariska adds complementary details while still keeping the patterns bright and funky.

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 Incomplete without the ultimate modern yellow. Mariska’s presentation leaves nothing to chance and everything out of the ordinary!

In the US, she’s currently featured at Barneys, Wynn, ABC Home and Gracious Home. She’s been featured in Marie Claire Maison, World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, and Vogue … just to name a few! Cheers to adding this inventive art-eclectic designer in your home (or mine)!


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Get a Look at the Soft Opening of Downtown Grand Las Vegas

The Downtown Grand has been a project we have worked on for a couple of years. We are so ecstatic   we get to finally share it with you all! takes us around the Soft Opening of former Lady Luck. Take a look and read more about it here!

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We hope to see you the next time you visit Sin City!

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American Dream Builders on Elle Decor

Elle Decor is not only my favorite publications, but one of the premiere shelter magazines in America. I was thrilled to see that they chose my living room as their number one favorite space from our house in the first episode of American Dream Builders on NBC!  Oh, Nate Berkus did too! :)

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Our team was a very collaborative group, and we worked as a design firm.  Lukas Machnik did all the architectural details in our home, such as the fireplace form and adding the moldings, etc and I chose all the fabrics and most furniture items in nearly every room of the house, as the appointed “interior design lead” in episode one. It was quite a learning experience to work under such pressure and with limited time and resources with five talented strangers!  Nancy Hadley applied an amazing Venetian plaster to the fireplace in the living room…giving it the finishing touch it needed!  Here are some of my favorite spaces from our Tudor Home!   Dann Foley, one of my favorite people of all time, rocked the front and back yard…

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What you didn’t see behind the scenes was me making three headboards for each of the bedrooms by hand, and Vanessa tiling the bathroom floor, and Nancy Venetianing the fireplace and entry and Dann sewing all those amazing panels for the backyard’s pergola!

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Check out the piece with Before & Afters of the living room here

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And for more images- visit my American Dream Builders board on Pinterest!



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Watch American Dream Builders on NBC on Sunday!

Well it’s finally here….two years of waiting for the show to actually begin from the time they contacted me back in 2012 and it’s actually happening!  This Sunday the biggest design show in America will premiere on NBC hosted by the incomparable Nate Berkus, the beautiful Monica Pedersen and football legend Eddie George!

Nate Berkus hosts American Dream Builders on NBC with Erinn Valencich, Lukas Machnick, Nina Magon, Vanessa DeLeon, Andrew Flesher, Dann Foley, Nancy Hadley, Darren Moore, Tarrick Love, Elaine Griffin, Jay Riordan and Christina Salway

This truly once in a lifetime show was a dream to be part of. I made some terrific friends that I’ll have always, and can’t wait to see how all our blood, sweat and tears pay off with these beautiful and dramatic makeovers week after week!
Check out the video here
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The Unicorn Stampede

Super-sized poppies. Neon alien flowers. Glitter, glitter everywhere (sigh). Camomile Hixon’s stunning creations always make me smile.

I’m pretty smitten with her glimmering dream piece, which I have in my boutique.

This fabulous piece, too.

And I’m over the moon for her Unicorn Stampede exhibition, which was recently on display at the Lyman Allyn Museum of Art in New London, CT.

Featuring 20 glittering, life-sized unicorns, this vivid creation represents the artist’s vision of utopia and makes for one truly fantastic display.

You can click here to see more of Camomile’s work. She’ll be tailoring new pieces for the showroom later this year, and I couldn’t be more delighted.

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Thom Filicia ’s New Tropical Hotel

Domaine Home gives us a sneak peek of Thom Filicia’s redesign of the Grace Bay Club, a reowned beachfront resort in Turks and Caicos. The completion of the lobby is just the beginning and soon two prototype suites and various private villas will debut their new look. Grace Bay Club is looking to be finished in 2015. Read more about it here!

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Erinn is coming to Primetime!

We are excited to announce that Erinn will be making her Primetime debut this March on NBC’s American Dream Builders hosted by Nate Berkus.   This is unlike any design show you have seen before with the best talent in the country producing magazine-worthy designs every week in sensational, transformative renovations.  With eliminations each week and $250,000 on the line, Erinn will compete with other top designers while providing valuable insights on home renovation and design.  This will be as beautiful to watch as it will be useful for your own home projects!

Tune in March 23rd for the best home design show yet, American Dream Builders!

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Going for the Glamour

If you think pink and blue are just for kids’ rooms, think again. When the hues are rich and the accessories are sophisticated, this dramatic color combination can give a room some serious grown-up glamour.

I’m totally loving this fabulous dining room I found on Facebook. The dusty blue artwork looks so chic against these hot pink walls. And I’ve been coveting these vintage light fixtures since I saw them in a magazine seven years ago. I’m also obsessed with this gorgeous brass-edged table. Marine-inspired details are white hot right now, and I expect that we’ll be seeing even more of them in the months to come.

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Here are a few more inspirational looks from around the web (and around the world). They just go to show that this delicious color combination can go far beyond child’s play.

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New Year, New Trends

Erinn predicts the colors of 2014 will be Rose Gold! What do you predict will be next year’s decor trends?

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Get a Closer Look at the Sunset Plaza House!

Real estate agent Blair Chang takes “Extra’s” Michael Corbett inside one of Hollywood’s most famous pads, the $28 million Sunset Plaza mansion… check it out!

via Get a Closer Look at the Sunset Plaza Party House!.

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