Mara Solow

Designer tips from Mara Solow of Mara Solow Interiors, Pleasantville

Mara Solow Interiors
14 Maplewood Way, Pleasantville
(914) 741-6187  

Favorite Store Favorite Fabric
Hot Trend for 2013 Every Home Should Have
BEST PLACE OR WAY TO SAVE MONEY ON HOME DÉCOR: Shop at estate sales, or buy floor samples and closeouts.
FAVORITE HOME STORE: Kent Home in Chappaqua
DESIGN ELEMENT I WOULD NEVER USE: Small, cute prints—very “Grandma.”
BIGGEST DESIGN INFLUENCE: At the moment, there are several: Kelly Wearstler for drama, Jennifer Post for minimalism, and Christopher Coleman for whimsy and color.
FAVORITE COFFEE TABLE BOOK: Jennifer Post: Pure Space: Elegant Minimalism by Anna Kasabian
FAVORITE FABRIC: Romo and Holland & Sherry
FAVORITE WALLPAPER: Anything by Maya Romanoff
THE NEW NEUTRAL: Pale, muted, dusty lilac.
MOST UNUSUAL REQUEST: To create two freestanding closets in a large entry surrounded by a garden.
COOLEST DESIGN ELEMENT IN A CLIENT’S HOUSE: Porcelain wall tile that looks like pony fur.
HOT TRENDS FOR 2013: Colors like lilac, eggplant, and black; bringing glam and glitz back in small doses; mixing traditional furniture with modern.
SURPRISING DESIGN ELEMENT AT HOME: I still have the original 1950s yellow and gray guest bathroom.
EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE: A chaise or comfy chair for reading.

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Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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