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Holiday House NYC


Sunday I visited the last day of the Holiday House NYC. This year the Holiday House was two town houses located on Sullivan Street. Its always a great experience to check out design ideas and see different spaces in the city. It also benefits breast cancer research  !!


PINK !!!

How appropriate. This room really made a statement. I became obsessed with these dishes, love the way the light reflects on the ceiling and the fabric on these vintage chairs!!


                                     View from looking down 5 floors never looked so good. I loved there was one central light fixture going throughout all the floors.


Both houses had fun stair designs. Who doesn’t love a leopard stair runner and a portrait of Iris Apfel or a mural of Manhattan. Which do you like better?

My favorite room was this office. I was sold on the green window treatments and a beautifully styled  shelving.

                                 dear God, please let me have a bathroom like this one day. I could just imagine soaking in this tub and looking at a view like that .


I also loved the pattern and color of this wall covering in the powder room.


There was also some great art.Large colorful art always has a way to my heart. However, these black and white prints are so perfectly placed.

Let’s not forget this awesome mirror in the second powder room. The light behind this rock crystal is just amazing.


When in Soho, don’t forget to grab some Brunch at Seamore’s !!

Not only did this place have great food and cocktails, but the design was amazing. There was a black and white wall describing each fish, amazing light fixtures hanging from an exposed ceiling, large windows looking onto the city street and loved the pop of aqua along the back black and white patterned wall.

   – B@H

new year. new goals.



It’s the first Monday of a new year and we are planning our goals for 2017 !! One goal is to blog more, check out all the great events and exploring from 2016.                          Happy & Healthy New Year !!

 In March Barton @ Home turned 3 !!
We visited NY Now  for some new products for the store, Whats New Whats Next at the NYDC for  upcoming trends and the The Hampton Designer showhouse for some great design ideas.


We love to explore and find inspiration every place we go. We loved our days spent in West Hampton,  Sag Harbor, Hudson, Spring Lake and at the Brooklyn Flea !!
One of our favorites is the Brimfield Flea Market
 We picked up so many great things to sell in the store  !!


 Met Grace Bonney from Design Sponge at the book signing of her new book
In the Company Of Women


We are so very grateful for everyone who donated to our Thanksgiving food drive and to the cub scouts pack 400 of East Northport. We collected, organized and delivered 35 meals to cancer patients from Stony Brook Cancer Center and their families.
 It was a great holiday season !! We started with Small Business Saturday
…. and Santa Stopped at our Christmas Party !!
                         what a great year !!!!thank you to all of our customers and followers !!




Last week we visited Sag Harbor to check out the 2016 Hampton Designer Showhouse.

One of our favorite spaces was the Den. We loved everything about the smooth and relaxing  pallet of the space. The seating, rope lighting, large art prints, and texture made this space so inviting.

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The lower level bedroom also had great design. Three beds in a room never looked so good. Loved the symmetry and consistency of detail. The soft pink of the table lamp against the gold mirror, bedding and detailed accents really make this space.h1

……and an amazing Master Bathroom


Everyone loves a good outdoor space. I especially loved this table setting from Elements of Style. Not sure what I love more the green embroidered napkins, druzzy napkin rings, gold flatware and detailed plates or the succulents in a clam shell.


……and this amazing outdoor floor lamp !!


Believe in a beautiful life!


Our dream begins in the beautiful village of Northport, NY.  My daughter Elaine and myself are going to open a home accessories and interior design store.  This has been a dream of ours for a very very long time.  We have spent decades scouring yard sales,estate sales, curbsides, dumpsters and the like.  We have no shame when it comes to finding a bargain or resurrecting trash into treasure.  I have always had a love of home decorating and Elaine made both of our dreams come true when she graduated from the four year interior design program at FIT in NYC.   Elaine is  a wonderfully talented designer with a great eye for color.  ( I like to think she got some of this from me although she would never admit it!)

This blog is a photo journal of our experience. We hope to inspire both you and ourselves through this journey.