Category Archives: WednesdayWonder

Cold Spring Parties at The Living Room

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Spring is in the air and that means wedding industry folks are gladly waist deep in flowers, tule, and brides. Event space and wedding venue The Living Room in Cold Spring is located on historic and charming Main Street and hit the big time when one of it’s first couples to host a reception for their wedding were Cold Spring neighbors and Martha Stweart Wedding influencers Matt and Jack.  The cozy and modern event space is this week’s #WednesdayWonder and we really dig the scene! Antiquing near by, river-side views and near by nature walks and water make this converted drugstore the perfect place for a dance party, yoga hang, or market. They’re currently doing a weekly Sunday market called Bazaar-on-Hudson and they’ve gathered vendors of all walks to sell there goods from 10:30-4:30 pm. Check out all the neat stuff this lovely little space is making happen in the mid-Hudson Valley just off the Metro North train!

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The lit paneled pine walls and sprung dance floor make make for a custom and feet friendly dance experience and we love the sculptural details!

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The painted tin ceiling and original floors create a lovely and at home vibe. Styled above are some amazing local antique store finds, an old ladder stocked with nearby wines and whiskey from Van Brunt Stillhouse in Brooklyn New York. We couldn’t help but add a little Stevie Nicks too!

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 *Wednesday Wonder is a post about an object, space, or idea we share every Wednesday. If you have a #WednesdayWonder you’d like to share get at us on FBInstagramTwitter, or Email: thequeerinterior@gmail.com

One Girl’s Search for Pink

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Finding that perfect match isn’t easy.  When it comes to establishing tone in a space it all starts with color. This week’s #WednesdayWonder is a stunning accent wall in a newly renovated apartment in Brooklyn. Nekisia Davis is starting fresh in a space she converted from a dated and drab office unit into an open floor plan home. We’ll be featuring the space in an upcoming #QueerInterior feature, but we loved the color of this wall and it’s inspiration story so much we had to share these behind the scenes images expertly shot by Erin Albrecht. 

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The color is Wild Watermelon by Behr and it’s a vibrant pink that works wonders for the space. So how’d she pick such a bold and unique color, prying minds have to know! We love Nekisia’s style, a fan of stylish camp and fun her inspiration board for the space ranges from LA bungalow, to The Golden Girl’s beach-side home and even to Lena Dunham’s hit show GIRLS.  

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While watching the show this season she paused on a scene between actors Zosia Mamet and Richard E Grant sitting on a bed in a pink hued room at the Gramercy Hotel. She had to have the color and rang the hotel the next day.  She’s in good company or in this case good taste; interior designer Julian Schnabel re-imagined the rooms in 2006 with vibrant and bold choices inspired by the renaissance revival style. The hotel informed her that it was a custom color and she made it her job to find a color that moved her just as much, “I love that pink so much and I think I’ll always have a wall that’s somewhere in the spectrum.”

*Wednesday Wonder is a post about an object, space, or idea we share every Wednesday. If you have a #WednesdayWonder you’d like to share get at us on FBInstagramTwitter, or Email: thequeerinterior@gmail.com

Lofty Light Makes For Moody Magic

Our most recent #QueerInterior feature showcased a stunning floral scene inside event space Atelier Roquette owned by Monica Byrne and Leisah Swenson. Kristen Blush was able to capture lots of angles and one of our favorite was of the awesome skylights. Outfitted with a handful of lovely skylights this week’s #WednesdayWonder are some of these amazing shots from the cutting room floor.  I just couldn’t keep these moody and wondrous images in a Dropbox hidden away.

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The floral deigns were part of a long weekend class called The Little Flower School co-owned by near by florists Sarah Ryhanen and Nicolette Camille. The skylights shifted mood from dusk into evening and it was lovely to watch the setting change as the sun set.

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Making selections from this week’s shoot was made really difficult by the trifecta of well shot photos in a beautiful space inhabited by lovely things. Just feeling really lucky to have been in the right place at a really stunning time.

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*Wednesday Wonder is a post about an object, space, or idea we share every Wednesday. If you have a #WednesdayWonder you’d like to share get at us on FBInstagramTwitter, or Email: thequeerinterior@gmail.com

Vanity Any Ol’ Place

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This week’s #WednesdayWonder is an idea for your space! Simple and chic, a pop-up vanity is a great use of under utilized spaces. Pictured here the execution is spot on. All you’ll be needing is 5 square feet, a unique mirror, and a small desk. Accented here with iron white-washed hooks and towels, this vanity is placed between a backyard door and a water closet. Just provide the basics, stay in a limited color scheme and get creative with hardware. This in-home destination can be a great place to reapply lipstick before heading out or in this case to check on your hair before joining whatever backyard festivities you’ve got cooking.

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We love the idea of this casual vanity hang out for your guests and you to feel welcome to spruce or just check in. You can make it as custom as you’d like, take for example this mounted luggage piece repurposed as vanity storage on Design Sponge. A pop-vanity is easy to put together with preexisting pieces and great for someone on a budget looking to reinvent an area in their space.

*Wednesday Wonder is a post about an object, space, or idea we share every Wednesday. If you have a #WednesdayWonder you’d like to share get at us on FBInstagramTwitter, or Email: thequeerinterior@gmail.com

Tweeking for Teak! #WednesdayWonder

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We spotted this wondrous Dutch Modern piece with pull down secretary desk in Holland during a visit to Utrecht. Made of teak this piece was part of a stylish student’s home set up. A great way to hide away a functional desk when entrertaining in a one-room flat we adored the stylish lines and simple design.  The key locked pull down desk is so delightful to use and it makes us want to put keys on everything! You see good design all over Holland and this casual piece-mealed home was no exception. Alternative uses for the pull down desk include home bar or vanity.

What would you do with this awesome cabinet?

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*Wednesday Wonder is a post about an object, space, or idea we’ll be sharing every Wednesday. If you have a #WednesdayWonder you’d like to share get at us on FBInstagramTwitter, or Email: thequeerinterior@gmail.com

Commercial Fridge at Home? Yes please!

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Today’s #WednesdayWonder is this beautiful fridge! We love the idea of a commercial style fridge in our at home kitchen. Sliding clear doors give you an advance look at goods which means styling it out & conserving energy. The awesome wicker baskets and 2 small lazy susans make this fridge even more accessible and stylish. This fridge feels less bulky and makes an at home cook seem like a master chief.

This makes our fantasy list of unique options. Do y’all dig it?

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In the meantime there are ways to make your preexisting fridge happening. Everything from chalkboard paint, relocation and even wallpaper.

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*Wednesday Wonder is a post about an object, space, or idea we’ll be sharing every Wednesday. If you have a #WednesdayWonder you’d like to share get at us on FBInstagramTwitter, or Email: thequeerinterior@gmail.com

 

Getting the Shot with Paul Langland

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Paul Langland is a real New Yorker. A thoughtful and powerful member of the dance and performance art scene in New York, he teaches specialized techniques at New York University’s Tisch School and currently lives in Chelsea with his partner, the painter Colin Cochran.

Congratulations are in order to this innovator, just last month he was honored by BAX (Brooklyn Arts Exchange) with this year’s Art’s Educator Award. It was a treat to learn about his experience in New York and we’re looking forward to sharing images of his stunning shared space this coming Monday.

We had the pleasure of capturing his portrait on an outdoor terrace a flight up from his apartment in Chelsea. The weather was brisk but sunny, and old New York’s London Terrace Towers served as a perfect backdrop. Michael of Michael Popp Studio got a few shots and we’re sharing them today in this week’s edition of #WednesdayWonder

paul-Paul&Colin*Wednesday Wonder is a post about an object, space, idea or person we’ll be sharing every Wednesday. If you have a #WednesdayWonder you’d like to share get at us on FBInstagramTwitter, or Email: thequeerinterior@gmail.com

A Victrola Player’s New Bar Gig

Foodie Blake MacKay is a freelance restaurant publicist working her magic with tons of NYC restaurant groups (Franny’s/Marco’s/BKLYN Larder and others). If you are at her house for a nightcap, you are in luck. Bought by Blake’s parents in Upstate New York, this vintage Victrola, a turn of the century bureau created to house a turn-table, was converted (by her step-dad!) into a perfect bar. It made it’s way from their pad in Massachusetts to her apartment. It’s dinged through a handful of apartments til’ it landed in Gowanus where it now happily tends bar.

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Shot by Michael Popp Studio with glassware storage on top and stocked with plenty of bourbon, Amari, bitters, and Campari inside, this handsome bar has multiple uses.

 

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We took these pictures a while back and since her and MacKenzie (her fiancée #mazel) and her moved in together Blake has inherited another home bar staple, a lovely, glass, deco, pushcart bar (Blake! Instagram the hell of that pushcart for us!) that now showcases their selection of bottles. The vintage Victrola now bar currently plays house to a collection of wine glasses and coupes, cloth napkins and dish ware. Great idea!

Blake is a whiskey drinker and her favorite drink to make is a Negroni Sbagliato, which replaces the gin in a traditional Negroni with Prosecco. Yum. #bubbles

*Wednesday Wonder is a post about an object, space, or idea we’ll be sharing every Wednesday. If you have a #WednesdayWonder you’d like to share get at us on FB, Instagram, Twitter, or Email: thequeerinterior@gmail.com