Manhattan Condo Update

So many people are stuck at home🏡 trying to figure out how to give their space a fresh look. Lots of old furniture that need to be replaced, naked walls that are waiting to get dressed in art and family pics and now we even need to find space to create home offices and kid’s zoom school stations! It can get quite overwhelming.🤪
Although I mainly work on furnishing homes and designing bathrooms, I do offer some virtual services to help you improve your decor, no matter where you live in the world!🌍It’s time to treat yourself to a new room or at least a few new items. If you need your home office transformed, now is the time!Take a look at the before and after of this client and read her testimonial!

Make sure to scroll down to get the links to some of the items in this condo refresh!

TESTIMONIAL(click image to view transformation)

Manhattan Condo Refresh, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY

Do you see how adding a couple of new items can transform a room?!?!
My client was really struggling with her room. She really wanted it to be calming but also have a cozy conversation area. This rug really grounds the area and the glass table keeps things airy and open. As you can see from my client’s testimonial, she is so happy with her results!

Contemporary style round glass table, Manhattan Condo Refresh, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY

Contemporary abstract grey area rug, Manhattan Condo Refresh, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY

Fresh white chevron bedding, Manhattan Condo Refresh, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY

Are you having similar struggles? Use my tips to switch up and improve your space. Still lost and overwhelmed? Check out my services!

Live Video Design Consultation is reduced from now through New Years!

Therapy-office-in-a-click is reduced (from $97 to $57), discounted now through the New Years day!

Room For Healing

Room For Healing gifts room transformations to families impacted by cancer (for someone undergoing treatment, someone in remission or for a family that lost a loved one).

Interior designers and decorators volunteer their services to fully transform a room to create an oasis that promotes healing.

Although there are generous vendors that donate the labor to paint and hang art and drapery, the money collected for this fund will go towards the furnishings to complete the transformation.

In loving memory of my father-in-law and best friend, Aaron Benzion Halevi Goldsmith, a man of honor that lifted up everyone around him.

Day 3 of #10DAYGRATITUDECHALLENGE

DAY 3 OF THE #10DAYGRATITUDE - by Style by Mimi G, interior decorator and e-designer, servicing NY and NJ

DAY 3!

Support Small Businesses Challenge:

We all know how hard small businesses have been hit.
Today, you will make a difference in 2 people’s lives!

1.Purchase a product from a small business, share a screenshot of the item.

2. Leave a review on google for any small business that you have had a good experience with (restaurant, landscaper, etc.), copy and paste the review in the “review” template.

That’s it!
Now go make 2 people happy!
P.S.- It’s really 3 people that you’ll uplift, because you’ll feel great too!
Don’t forget:
-Use the hashtag #10DAYGRATITUDECHALLENGE
-Share a blank template too so your friends can join us!
DAY 3 OF THE #10DAYGRATITUDE - by Style by Mimi G, interior decorator and e-designer, servicing NY and NJ

DAY 2 OF THE #10DAYGRATITUDECHALLENGE!

DAY 2 OF THE #10DAYGRATITUDE - by Style by Mimi G, interior decorator and e-designer, servicing NY and NJ

DAY 2!

The Sharing is Caring Challenge!

Everyone has a few of their favorite things.

Well, now it’s time to share the things you love with the people you love!

What to do?

  1. Tag all your faves on the template in my stories (or use the image below)
  2. Use the hashtag #10DAYGRATITUDECHALLENGE
  3. Share a blank template too so your friends can join us!

Bonus points for sharing a pic from their feed too!

DAY 2 OF THE #10DAYGRATITUDE - by Style by Mimi G, interior decorator and e-designer, servicing NY and NJ

Day 1- #10DAYGRATITUDECHALLENGE!

DAY 1 OF THE #10DAYGRATITUDE - by Style by Mimi G, interior decorator and e-designer, servicing NY and NJ

DAY 1!

HERE WE GO!

THE PAY IT FORWARD CHALLENGE:

This is a 2 part challenge. Don’t get scared off! You can definitely handle this one! Now, everyone has had an experience in their life where they walked away after meeting or speaking to someone and were left in awe by someone’s generosity.

Maybe it was a teacher that kindly volunteered to help catch you up, helping  you after class for a whole semester?

Was it a friend or family member that were quick to offer you a large amount of money to help you out in a time that you were at your lowest?

Or maybe it was someone that made a bunch of phone calls to get you a job at office you wanted so badly?

Was it a parent that saw you struggling with your kids one day, so they called to have your kids play at their house and even gave them dinner?

Whatever their kindness was, it left a strong impression on you.

The first part of your challenge is to send that special person a message to let them know how much their acts of kindness meant to you( you can use the “Thank you” template I emailed you).

The second part of the challenge is to pay it forward to someone you think that you can help- ex. teach someone something that will help them at work, etc. (you can use the “This I.O.U. is for…” template I sent you).

You can do any of the following (must be today though!):

  1. Post who you chose and why in the comments below
  2. Tag them in your Instagram feed or stories
  3. Or,  just do the challenge and keep it for yourself in a journal (or your phone’s notes app)!

Zoom Office Background Images To The Rescue!

Zoom Room Office Background, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, New York

Zoom Office Background Images To The Rescue!

 

Okay, how many of us are now stuck at home, trying to have a work meeting on Zoom, as our children create havoc in every room they pass through?!?!

Due to this corona pandemic, we are all home together trying to make the best of it. So how can we maintain an image of professionalism when there are piles of laundry and toys in view of our Zoom meetings?

You are in luck because I have created office backgrounds that you can purchase and download to your computer! In a few steps, you can have a designer-made office to “work in”!

Check out my office design options (more to come, plus some backgrounds that would be great for “having drinks with friends”)!

This is such a great way to support a small business! I truly appreciate each purchase made, so THANK YOU in advance! 🙂

Follow this link, Zoom Room Backgrounds, to choose your “new office!”

For a little added social media fun, post a picture of yourself in your beautiful new Zoom office and tag me (@style_by_mimig on instagram)!

Zoom Room Office Background, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, New York

Zoom Room Office Background, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, New York

Design by Style by Mimi G, interior decorator servicing NY and NJ

Best Rugs For A Therapy Office

Best Rugs For Designing A Therapy Office! Design by Style by Mimi G, interior decorator servicing NY and NJ

Best Rugs For A Therapy Office

When decorating a therapy office, each decision should be carefully considered.  You are trying to create an atmosphere that immediately sets the client at ease.  Your office should be inviting and warm.  The decor should convey to your clients that you had their healing in mind when you designed it.

To create this warm feel,  while searching for a rug for your private practice, you should either choose a neutral rug or choose a rug that is a deeper color than your sofa or accent chairs. If you want to get a rug with color, I recommend choosing one with an abstract design or a soft design that doesn’t have a lot of contrast, keeping the energy in the room at a comfortable level (for more guidance, get your free e-book at the end of this blog post!).

Best Rugs for a Therapy Office, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY

Best Rugs for a Therapy Office, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY

Best Rugs for a Therapy Office, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY

Best Rugs For Designing A Therapy Office! Design by Style by Mimi G, interior decorator servicing NY and NJ

 

Best Rugs for a Therapy Office, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY

 

Best Rugs for a Therapy Office, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY

Best Rugs for a Therapy Office, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY

Best Rugs for a Therapy Office, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY

Best Rugs for a Therapy Office, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY

Best Rugs for a Therapy Office, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY

Best Rugs for a Therapy Office, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY

Best Rugs for a Therapy Office, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Monsey, NY
Great Rug Pad!

Hope you found this helpful!

I’VE GOT SOME OPTIONS FOR YOU DIYers!!!

I just launched, “Therapy-Office-in-a-Click”!!!  It’s a budget friendly way to get the therapy office you’ve always dreamed of. It includes links to everything from furniture, plants and decor items down to inspiration stones and soothing scented oils. All items have positive customer reviews- you can skip all that time researching! Click HERE to start shopping!

I also created an e-book, “A step-by-step guide to decorating your tranquil therapy office.”  It includes a detailed breakdown of how to create a therapy office with amazingly soothing energy. It also includes a checklist of all the items you’ll need to buy. This e-book is FREE! Click here to get your e-book! 

E-book to help guide you to create your tranquil therapy office!
FREE E-BOOK

 

Link to book a 15 minute chat with Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer

Need some wall art ideas for your office? Check out this blog post!

Relaxing Wall Art For Your Therapy Office, brought to you by Style by Mimi G, e-Designer specializing in therapy offices! Perfect for designing any calming space!

 

Did you miss my post, “Designing a Therapy Office”? Check it out here!!!

Therapy Office Blog- Therapy Office that uses coastal serene colors. Perfect for a psychotherapist or social worker office.

 

Relaxing Wall Art For Your Therapy Office

Relaxing Wall Art For Your Therapy Office, brought to you by Style by Mimi G, e-Designer specializing in therapy offices! Perfect for designing any calming space!

Relaxing Wall Art For Your Therapy Office

Choosing the appropriate art for a room is the most difficult task to decorating a therapy office (well, some would say the paint color for the wall is, but I’ll save that whole enigma for another blog post 🙂 ).

You’ll need at least two art pieces. One soothing large piece of art that draws the client into the room and one medium-sized art that will be in view of the client when they are seated (for more guidance, get your free e-book at the end of this blog post!).

Which wall should the large wall art hang on?

First you’ll need to choose your focal wall. Since the sofa and accent tables with lamps on them draw the most attention in the room, that area is the focal point of the room. Hang your large wall art behind the sofa.

How do you narrow down your search?

Let me save you at least 20 hours of searching! Come, step into my gallery below…

*tap on images to shop(may include affiliate links, which means I get a small commission, at no extra cost to you)!

Relaxing and calming wall art from a Therapy Office Blog - www.stylebymimig.com

Relaxing and calming wall art from a Therapy Office Blog - www.stylebymimig.com

Relaxing and calming wall art from a Therapy Office Blog - www.stylebymimig.com

Relaxing and calming wall art from a Therapy Office Blog - www.stylebymimig.com

Relaxing and calming wall art from a Therapy Office Blog - www.stylebymimig.comRelaxing and calming wall art from a Therapy Office Blog - www.stylebymimig.com

Relaxing and Calming Art From Therapy Office Blog - Therapy Office design by Style by Mimi G, interior decorator servicing NY and NJ

 

Relaxing and calming wall art from a Therapy Office Blog - www.stylebymimig.com

 

Relaxing and calming wall art from a Therapy Office Blog - www.stylebymimig.com
Agate Abstract I

 

Relaxing and Calming Art From Therapy Office Blog - Therapy Office design by Style by Mimi G, interior decorator servicing NY and NJ

Here are some medium-sized art pieces (in view of clients when they are seated):

Relaxing and Calming Art From Therapy Office Blog - Therapy Office design by Style by Mimi G, interior decorator servicing NY and NJ

Relaxing and Calming Art From Therapy Office Blog - Therapy Office design by Style by Mimi G, interior decorator servicing NY and NJ

Relaxing and calming wall art from a Therapy Office Blog - www.stylebymimig.com

Relaxing and calming wall art from a Therapy Office Blog - www.stylebymimig.com

Relaxing and calming wall art from a Therapy Office Blog - www.stylebymimig.com

Relaxing and calming wall art from a Therapy Office Blog - www.stylebymimig.com

How do you know which size to choose?

You will want the art to be a minimum of half the length of the sofa, but the best size will fall somewhere between 2/3 – 3/4 of the length of the sofa.

What else should you consider when picking a calming piece of wall art for your clients?

Make sure to steer clear of anything that the client may have bad associations with. I avoid all images of people. The best choices are abstract or landscape paintings with soothing colors in them. There are many styles of abstract art. Avoid bold or graphic patterns and look for more organic soft lines (think marbled design rather than geometric shapes).

HOW DO I HANG MY FRAMES IN 20 SECONDS WITH NO TOOLS?

I have to share this trick with you! The little gadget I discovered makes it soooooo easy to hang frames and mirrors!

You literally push them into the walls with your thumbs(must be drywall)! The first time I tried them, I hung up all my art in 20 minutes! You know, that box of art you never get around to hanging because the process is too annoying?!?? Yep, that took 20 minutes to hang!!!

How to hang relaxing and calming wall art, from a Therapy Office Blog - www.stylebymimig.com
Click Here!!!

It’s perfect for renters too because it leaves the tiniest holes in the wall. The next time you move, you can just remove them and dab the matching paint on the hole with a cotton swab. Super easy!!!

Hope you found this helpful!

I’VE GOT SOME OPTIONS FOR YOU DIYers!!!

I just launched, “Therapy-Office-in-a-Click”!!!  It’s a budget friendly way to get the therapy office you’ve always dreamed of. It includes links to everything from furniture, plants and decor items down to inspiration stones and soothing scented oils. All items have positive customer reviews- you can skip all that time researching! Click HERE to start shopping!

I also created an e-book, “A step-by-step guide to decorating your tranquil therapy office.”  It includes a detailed breakdown of how to create a therapy office with amazingly soothing energy. It also includes a checklist of all the items you’ll need to buy. This e-book is FREE! Click here to get your e-book! 

 

E-book to help guide you to create your tranquil therapy office!
FREE E-BOOK

Link to book a 15 minute chat with Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer

Looking for great rugs for your office? Head over to my latest blog post!

Best Rugs For Designing A Therapy Office!

Did you miss my post, “Designing a Therapy Office”? Check it out here!!!

 

Therapy Office Blog- Therapy Office that uses coastal serene colors. Perfect for a psychotherapist or social worker office.

Traditional Master Bedroom Design (with a modern twist)

Traditional Master Bedroom in Neutrals and Blush, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer

Traditional Master Bedroom Design (with a modern twist)

BEFORE…

AFTER…

Blog- Traditional Master Bedroom in Neutrals and Blush, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer

There’s nothing that tops the feeling of a returning client! I had the privilege of working with this client when she updated her living room. Since then, every time I would see her, she would tell me, “It’s not right! Every time I walk into my living room, I cannot help but smile and have a sense of serenity. Then, I walk into my bedroom and I’m jealous of my living room!” She told me that she never realized that surrounding yourself with beauty was so important for your well-being.

Finally, when she couldn’t take looking at her blah room anymore, I got the call to design her bedroom. Her bedroom set had Old World style with regal elegance. She had a big cozy wingback chair that was perfect for curling up with a book. Everything else had to go!

After discussing the style and feel of the room with my client, I came up with a plan. Traditional romantic sophistication with a modern twist. I started with choosing paint. The walls were a very pale pink, which did nothing for the room. I searched for a rich corally pink that would complement the wood tones of the furniture. I first tried a few samples on the wall before I made a final decision (NEVER skip this step! Unless, of course, you really like re-painting).

As soon as the room was painted, it was shopping time! I found all these pillows at Homegoods in one trip, and if you know the store Homegoods, you know that was nothing short of a miracle! I styled them on my client’s bed and she was sold.  It was love at first sight!

 

Blog- Traditional Master Bedroom in Neutrals and Blush, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer

 

This Kravet duvet cover is gorgeous! It has an animal-like print on it, with metallic silver speckled detail. I layered on a faux fur throw to add more luxury, texture and interest. Although there are a bunch of different patterns in the bedding, they work well together because they are all neutral. If you stick with a tight color palette, you can really get away with a lot (especially when you’re dealing with neutrals)!

 

Blog- Traditional Master Bedroom in Neutrals and Blush, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer In our last project together, my client loved the added energy that color brought to the room. Not wanting to upset the feeling of tranquility, I made sure to lightly sprinkle color throughout the room.  Framing these sheets of handmade marbled art in gold was not only simple, but was a great starting point for the color palette. DIY at it’s best!

 

Blog- Traditional Master Bedroom in Neutrals and Blush, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer

 

To lighten up the mood of the room, I added a splash of modern. Marbled art in clean-lined frames, white fur rugs, a simple tall glass vase and other decor brought this traditional room to 2017.

 

Blog- Traditional Master Bedroom in Neutrals and Blush, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer

 

I looked for a mirror to bounce some light around the room. I wanted it to be subtle, so the room would maintain a serene feel. This mirror really caught my eye. The ivory colored shell tiles are elegant, yet quiet. I also love how the curves in the mirror echo the arches in the art deco pillows.

 

Blog- Traditional Master Bedroom in Neutrals and Blush, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer

 

Blog- Traditional Master Bedroom in Neutrals and Blush, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer

 

The candles dispersed throughout the room promote a calm surrounding and a perfect place to reflect and meditate (another request of my client). My client recently told me she was away on a trip. When she returned, she was completely drained. She got home, opened her bedroom door, sighed with relief and then smiled. The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that my completed projects becomes the daily joy of some really wonderful people!

 

Blog- Traditional Master Bedroom in Neutrals and Blush, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer

 

Blog- Traditional Master Bedroom in Neutrals and Blush, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer

 

Blog- Traditional Master Bedroom in Neutrals and Blush, by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer

Love what you see?

Tired of endlessly pinning items on Pinterest that you never actually purchase?

I can help you create a home you love!

I have 4 service options available; E-Design, Full Service,  2-Day Styling Service and Consultation for the DIYer. Visit my services page for full details.

Just wanted to share my secret to hanging frames and mirrors. This little gadget makes it soooooo easy to hang things! You literally push them into the walls with your thumbs(must be drywall)!  It’s perfect for renters too because it leaves the tiniest holes in the wall.  The next time you move, you can just remove them and dab the matching paint on the hole with a cotton swab. Super easy!!!

CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE AVAILABLE OPTIONS!

The links on this page may contain affiliate links, which means I get a small commission, at no extra cost to you. Make sure to check the weight limit works for your frame (the 20lb option should be good for the typical medium-sized frame and the 40lb option should work for a medium-sized mirror).

Interior Decorator and E-Designer, Style by Mimi G, creates intriguing interiors for busy professionals. Services available nationwide through e-design service. FREE E-BOOK GUIDE INCLUDED!

 

Therapy Office that uses coastal serene colors. Perfect for a psychotherapist or social worker office.

FREE E_BOOK!!!

Designing an Airmont High-ranch

Open Layout Living Room Design by Style by Mimi G, Interior Decorator and E-Designer, NY / NJ

Designing an Airmont High-Ranch

 

Let’s begin with everyone’s favorite part,

the before…

and the after…

The owners of this high-ranch contacted me right before they moved into their new home.  They are a sweet couple with young children. They wanted to move away from the traditional look they had in their old place, to a more modern look. The only furniture they brought to their new home, was a hutch that had sentimental value to them.

The hutch was very traditional, so I kept that in mind while choosing the furnishings.  The tufted accent chairs, tufted ottoman, and the bling from the different metallic accents, add elegance to the modern look.    

With their open-floor plan, it was very important to choose kid-friendly furniture. I did what I could to help my clients avoid the-parents-face-of-horror. You know, the face parents get when their sweet innocent toddler hops off the dining room chair heading to wash the spaghetti sauce off their cute little hands and, on the way, making sure to touch…EVERY…SINGLE…SURFACE (I know you’ve been there!)!!!  So, I stuck with leather for the sofa and ottoman/coffee table and dark teal velvet for the accent chairs.

The husband really liked the black and white look, so I chose these throw pillows to go with this amazing ottoman/coffee  table. I stuck to black, white, neutrals and small pops of different shades of teal to tie the accent chairs into the room (here’s the color palette I referred to: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/252342385350257891/).  I added lots of texture and, of course, a lot of plants!

I created this unique arrangement of decorative items on a round tray by adding very cool looking succulents to this black pedestal vase and added a pretty oval bowl. Together they create nice contrast and break up the boxiness of the white squared vase. 

Placing this trailing succulent plant in a hammered copper cup left them with this beauty!  

These coasters are beautiful! It’s good I don’t have them at my house, because I’d find any excuse to use them and end up with a drinking problem! 

Love what you see? Tired of endlessly pinning items on Pinterest that you never actually purchase?

I can help you create a home or office you love!

I have 4 service options available; E-Design, Full Service,   2-Day Styling Service and Consultation for the DIYer. Visit my services page for full details.

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