People to Know: Designer Sharon Rembaum
The Scarsdale designer and inveterate traveler on achieving an eclectic, timeless, and worldly aesthetic.
Photos courtesy of Sharon Rembaum
Refined, eclectic, timeless, worldly. We love using a variety of textures and a muted palette as a base and then adding a selection of furnishings in natural materials, plus lighting and art. A home should be a reflection of the people who live in it.
Travel, books, magazines, museums, art, flea markets, fashion, nature, and Instagram.
• Nature, sustainability, and organic design, including increased use of natural materials like woods, colorful marbles, terrazzo, and recycled materials such as plastics; and rich, dark colors derived from nature
• A resurgence of cane and wicker furniture
• Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian design
• Integrated living spaces
• Indoor-outdoor living
Top 5 Design Tips:
1. Less is often more.
2. Texture goes a long way.
3. I live by eclectic design, mixing modern, vintage, and antique pieces.
4. Be aware of scale. I often see installations where the furniture is too big or the rug is too small.
5. Fill your home with things you love so that it feels collected.
Go-To Home Design...
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Shelter Mags (other than Westchester Home):
Vogue Living Australia
The World of Interiors
Avantgarden, Pound Ridge (vintage furniture and lighting )
At Land, Dobbs Ferry (lighting, accessories, furniture)
Sarza, Rye (furniture, art, accessories)
Marble America, New Rochelle (tile, marble)
Dmitriy & Co. (upholstered furniture)
Allied Maker (lighting)
Marc Phillips (rugs)
Clic (art, accessories, coffee table books)
Roman and Williams Guild (lighting, furniture, art,sculpture, ceramics, glassware, textiles)
Carl Hansen & Son (midcentury furniture)
Fayette Studio (rugs)
Una Malan, Los Angeles (furnishings)
Lawson-Fenning, Los Angeles (furniture)
Morentz Gallery, Waalwijk, Netherlands (vintage furniture, lighting)
Holly Hunt (fabric)
Farrow & Ball (paint)
Natan Moss (ceramics)
Stone and Sawyer (lamps)
Circular Copper Mirror With Leather Strap
“Simple, elegant and beautiful for a powder room, entry, or bathroom.”
Armac Martin Hardware
Design Within Reach, Stamford
Louise Roe Small Table Lamp
At Land, Dobbs Ferry
Little Petra Lounge Chair
Matter, New York City
“Small scale and versatile, it’s covered in Skandilock sheepskin — perfect for cold winter nights.”
Sarza Store, Rye
“Available in multiple sizes, shapes, and finishes, it’s so versatile it can be used as a coffee table or dining table. I love the leg detail!”
Hawkins New York Candleholders
At Land, Dobbs Ferry
Acrylic Over Paper on Canvas by Cecil Touchon (48 by 60)
Canfin Gallery, Tarrytown
“Start with the art. Nothing like art you love to make a home feel collected.”
Leather Bushel Basket
“An elegant way to store fire logs or throw blankets.”
Vintage Venini Glass Sconce
Avantgarden, Pound Ridge
“I love this sconce in an unlacquered brass so it patinas over time. The proportions are great, it’s elegant, and it works well in a bathroom or living space.”
BoConcept, White Plains