Mara Solow

Designer tips from Mara Solow of Mara Solow Interiors, Pleasantville



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

 
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.