Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lights, Camera, Action

I am so excited, and bit nervous, to announce that I will be making my very first Network Television Debut this Sunday on NBC's LX.TV Open House NYC.
The segment will be featuring Fashionable Tips of the Trade to dress up YOUR home!
I was so thrilled when I heard the news that LX.TV wanted to work with me and even more thrilled when the story developed into a fashion angle. As many know, all of my designs are heavily influenced by fashion in one way or another.....Whether it be by bold unexpected color choices or interesting shapes & couture details. And since the shoot was taking place at my home, I could really push the creativity to the MAX.
I must thank all the wonderful people that helped make my design dream a TV reality....Firstly, thank you to my wonderful fabric companies, who without you there is no dream....Duralee, Chella, Trina Turk for Schumacher, Romo & Manuel Canovas....I cannot thank you enough for your continued support.....The amazing Frankie from Data Carpet....The lovely Mi'Shell over at William Sonoma Home for the perfect accessories that instantly dress any room....My wonderful friends from Marsh's Clothing Store for the unforgettable & inspiring fashion accessories.....Vueve Clicquot for generously donating an extra punch of vibrant color making the whole project bubble over! Thank you ALL!

This was one of the most enjoyable & most challenging shoots I've ever been a part of. Not working with a film crew before, I was quite intimidated when they pulled into my driveway. I'm happy to report that those feelings quickly melted away as they proved to be the greatest group of young talented, creative people I have worked with in a long time. I cannot thank Marni, Adam, Andy & Laura enough for all of their help and guidance through the whole process. What an amazing crew!

I sincerely hope that the segment provides some inspiration & bright ideas for your spaces.

SO PLEASE TUNE IN AUGUST 23RD at 8:30am on NBC Channel 4
Can't wait to hear all your feedback, so….
Don’t Miss It!
For More information & details regarding the segment please contact, Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors, 631.427.6400

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Guide to Looking Good at Home

There’s nothing worse than a well put together woman that walks into her home and completely falls a part amidst utter chaos. Clutter, mayhem, & uninspiring spaces are definitely not reflecting who she is to the outside world.
My purpose in life is to consistently create unforgettable retreats that people can look & feel good in...Allowing those outward appearances to match what’s inside.
So many of my clients come to me and simply say, "Eileen, I just don't feel good in my house...I don't know where to start!" So I have come up with some great tips for implementing some unexpected fashionable elements that are sure to leave any home dressed at a moments notice. (And the best part is…everything is affordable)
· Infusing life & fashion through a bold COLOR STORY…..the cheapest way of completely transforming the look & feel of any space is to surround yourself in colors you love and are physically drawn to….These are colors that will naturally compliment you. So don’t be afraid to use them! Start with an accent wall or just the background of bookcases for an unexpected pop. Instantly adding depth of interest.

· Edit & Accessorize what you already have…..Be a practical stager and create vignettes with your books and sentimental items. Arrange your books in a sculptural style or by color groupings. These added touches paired with a great Color Story will effortlessly turn clutter into couture- inspired.

· Architecture is but a RIBBON away…..The best trick for adding dimension and the appearance of moldings is by outlining the perimeter of a space with a colorful grosgrain ribbon. If you really want to add glamour you could re-outline the grosgrain with silver Mylar tape and nail-heads. This project will cost under $100…Cheap is the new chic!
· Create your own Art Collection…..I absolutely love a fabulous wall of art! To avoid a mish-mosh of unrelated pieces and provide some consistency, try using all the same frames. By using simple & sophisticated frames the artwork can really shine in the room. To add a cohesive element, try keeping the art inside consistent as well…..Perhaps your children’s artwork or just black & white images.

Implementing these elements throughout your home will instantly provide a pulled-together thread that will echo in every room. It’s time that your home reflects who you are …..So let yourself look good in it! For more information please refer to my website,
“Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it! Life is Love, enjoy it!” -Sir Sathya Sai Baba
Photography by Steve Files