Where Larchmont Designer and Color Expert Debra Kling Finds Inspiration

Meet Kling and find out where she gets her inspiration, what she loves, and how she colors the world around her.

Who: Interior designer and color expert Debra Kling, principal, Debra Kling Colour Consultant, Larchmont

Inspiration: Her clients — “the way they live, both within and outside their walls; their travels; collections; and what speaks to them aesthetically.”

Best Tip: “Small spaces don’t need to be light colors to make them appear larger, and ceilings don’t have to be white to make them appear higher.”

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Colors on Her Radar for Spring: Pearlescent whites; pinks; and greenery, Pantone’s Color of the Year 


Go-To Home Design… 

Blogs: Remodelista, Design Sponge, Design Milk, Apartment Therapy, A Beautiful Mess

Shelter Mags (Other Than Westchester Home): Dwell, Architectural Digest, Domino

Websites: Pinterest, Houzz, Dering Hall, Google SketchUp

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TV Shows: Home by Novogratz, House Hunters International, Secrets From a Stylist

Local Shops/Showrooms: Rye Ridge Ceramic Tile (Port Chester), Village Paint (Larchmont), Artistic Tile (White Plains), Oomph Home Furnishings (Greenwich), Design Within Reach (Stamford), Weber Fine Arts (Scarsdale/Greenwich), AKDO Tile (Norwalk)

Manhattan Shops/Showrooms: ABC Carpet & Home, Nemo Tile, Designer’s Guild

Designers/Brands: Eskayel, Stark Carpet, Donald Kaufman Paints, Modern Masters, Benjamin Moore, Farrow & Ball, Niche Modern Lighting


Favorite Products:

1. Designer’s Guild Roseto 100 percent cotton fabric (floral pattern) 
2. Farrow & Ball Full Gloss paint in a jewel tone (can simulate lacquered walls in a single application) 
3. Benjamin Moore Advance paint in Chantilly Lace (new, environmentally  friendly paint formula for windows, doors, woodwork, and trim) 
4. Wood planks or ceramic tile lookalikes (in a herringbone pattern)
5. Eskayel wallpaper, pillows, and rugs
6. Minwax Special Walnut stain for wood floors (not too dark, not too light, not too precious)
7. Faux bois (wood-grain patterns) in wall coverings (Nobilis) and carpets (Stark)  
8. Moss Studio Tibetan lamb ottomans
9. Modern Masters Metallic Paints in Pale Gold (gold is back — apply imaginatively) 
10. Brightly colored Yves Delorme Provençal table linens (they never go out of style)
11. Custom-designed stained-glass linear mosaics for a kitchen backsplash
12. Colorful glass mosaic mirrors and consoles by Ercole
13. ABC’s Color Reform Spectrum overdyed rug in pale pink
14. Phillip Jeffries Vinyl Origami wallpaper (beautiful and washable) 
15. Thibaut Shang Extra Fine Sisal grasscloth (available in a range of colors)  

Our Best of Westchester Party is July 24!

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