Blog Posts - Palisades New York



I’m back! {Summer Vacation Is Over.}

As you may have noticed from my instagram, I snuck out of town as they were finishing up our Kitchen and The Super Pantry Renovation. They were about a month behind on finishing the renovation work because of the whole trickle-in cabinet delivery/ter...
by ABCD Design on Jul 24, 2015

I’m back! {Summer Vacation Is Over.}

As you may have noticed from my instagram, I snuck out of town as they were finishing up our Kitchen and The Super Pantry Renovation. They were about a month behind on finishing the renovation work because of the whole trickle-in cabinet delivery/ter...
by ABCD Design on Jul 24, 2015

New Old Stone House Update: the renovation is wrapping up!

Forgive me, but I have not been particularly revved up about the idea of reliving any of this process here on the blog. I physically feel unwell when I think about all the shenanigans we have been through since we bought this house. It gives me a com...
by ABCD Design on Jun 18, 2015

Pretty Making = Pure Elation {New Old Stone House Renovation Update}

The color palette for the New Old Stone House finally came together. I am not kidding you, my heart was beating in my ears when it happened. I had a lightness in my breath. I felt a surge of power. Suddenly – everything flowed. As I drove bac...
by ABCD Design on Feb 9, 2015

New Old Stone House Renovation {Late 1930’s Kitchen}

At first glimpse, I thought about doing an unfitted kitchen renovation in the New Old Stone House. The whole idea came about because my friend was selling a vintage pair of late 1930’s cupboards from Fordham University that I thought would be p...
by ABCD Design on Dec 4, 2014

Making {Budget Friendly} Tile Decisions

Budget, budget, budget is the name of the game here. The Garage Barn that we’ve been working on the designs for has clocked in at 1.5x’s the original estimate = YIKES! We’ll be cutting that down as much as we can, but there is no qu...
by ABCD Design on Nov 10, 2014

{Black and White} Checkerboard Floors

I can totally imagine sitting down to work on this post in a Buffalo Check Wing Back Chair with a blanket on my lap, a cup of coffee and a fire glowing, can’t you? Last week I met the architect at the New Old Stone House to discuss both the Kit...
by ABCD Design on Nov 4, 2014

Rise of the Super Pantry {The Best Butler Pantry a Girl Could Ask For}

From the moment we walked into the new old stone house, there was one thing that was apparent. The kitchen wasn’t going to do…for ANYONE! It would not even work for a non-cook, cook. There wasn’t a refrigerator! (Or a dishwasher.) I...
by ABCD Design on Sep 16, 2014

It’s official. We close on Wednesday! {#NewOldStoneHouse}

As you all know, we have been searching high and low for a place to call home that will accommodate our life Monday through Friday, not just on the weekends. At practically 40 years old, living in a noisy studio apartment or a Brooklyn flat (without...
by ABCD Design on Sep 13, 2014


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