Bravo Bethenny – an Inside Look at The Skinny Girl’s NYC Apartment!


Bethenny’s Lush Living Space


Bethenny Frankel & Skinny Girl Products

Being the starlet of Bravo TV’s hit The Real Housewives of New York City, building her multi-million dollar brand “Skinny Girl” from the ground up, writing four books, hosting her own talk show and being a super mom makes Bethenny Frankel one of Hollywood’s leading entrepreneurs. It is no wonder that Bethenny designed her home environment to be her own creative wonderland where she can relax and retreat from the concrete jungle just steps away!


Bethenny’s Master Bedroom – Sweet Dreams


Bethenny’s Walk-in Closet – Swoon!


Bethenny’s Walk-in Closet Angle #2


Bethenny’s Daughter’s Pretty in Pink Room!

Bathed in lush whites and neutrals, there is nothing “Skinny” about Bethenny Frankel’s remodeled monochromatic New York City apartment and I’ll gladly say cheers to that! Mixing textures in basically the same palette adds warmth to her space. Art and coffee table books infuse Bethenny’s space to give her home pops of color but also inspirational personal touches.


Bethenny’s Kitchen  – Now if we can just persuade Miss Frankel to whip up one of her famous dishes!


Bethenny’s Kitchen Angle #2

No one’s home, especially Bethenny’s, would be complete without keeping entertaining essentials, like a bar cart, close by for ease! Stocking her perfectly scaled bar, located in her living space, with none other than Skinny Girl products allows her to entertain her friends without having to leave the room to refresh their cocktails.


Bethenny’s Skinny Girl Bar – Cheers!


Skinny Girl Products

TIP: When designing a space with monochromatic colors layer various textures and fabrics to achieve a luxurious space.

(All photos are courtesy of Bravo TV, Skinny Girl & Bethenny.)

I would love to hear from you!  Update me on your ideas to make a space soothing by using monocramatic colors!  Do you like using light colors like Bethenny or dark colors?

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Dorm Sweet Dorm!


Preparing to go off to college is exciting, but it can be a little overwhelming! More-than-likely you will be living in a small space, aka a dorm room, for the next nine months and to top it off you will probably be sharing it with a roommate. Being organized in a small space is key. Most universities will provide a floor plan with measurements to help you map out your space.

If you are going to have a roommate you may consider coordinating your bedding. This does not mean the bedding must be “matchy, matchy,” however picking a color palate will help your new small space not feel cluttered. For example, if your personality is more on the sporty side and your new roommate has expressed they are more fashion oriented and like soft colors, you could choose the color palate of navy and peach.

Ideas For the Gals!




Ideas for the Guys!





Once you have settled on a color palate I would first choose your bedding, as your bed will be the focal point of your small space. Next, stock up on storage bins and other organizational items. Putting you bed on risers will allow you to slide extra large storage trunks under your bed since your closet will probably be smaller than you are accustom to. Extra lighting is always a great idea as most dorm rooms only provide basic lighting. A throw blanket, shower caddy, towels and a laundry hamper are just a few other items you will need. Don’t forget to bring personal items like photos, keepsakes, electronics and anything else that makes your new space feel like home!

Storage Ideas, Essentials & Other Must Haves to Make You Feel at Home in Your Dorm! 


Bed Risers Will Allow You to Add Extra Storage Under the Bed!


A Shower Caddy Helps You Carry All of Your Essentials to the Bath!


Under the Bed Storage Boxes will Help You Store Your Wardrobe Overflow.


Instead of Dozens of Frames Consider Displaying Photos of Your Life on this Adorable Photo Wall “Clothing Line”!


Store All of Your Daily Essentials Inside this Space Saver Over-the-Door Cabinet.


Adding Extra Light to Your Dorm Room is a Must – No Studying or Getting Ready to “Go Out” in the Dark!


Don’t Forget to Incorporate a Punch of Your Personality into Your Space.  These Light-up Letters Will Add a Pop of Whimsy to Your Space!


Cozy up in your Home Away from Home with a Throw Blanket.  You will be Happy You Have an Extra Blanket if You Attend a School where Temperatures Plummet.

(All Dorm Room Ideas & Photos are Provided by PB Teen, Dormify, Bed Bath & Beyond)

I would love to hear from you!  Update me on your ideas … how are you planning on organizing your Dorm Sweet Dorm?

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Hello Kate!


Have you ever wanted to Say Hello to Kate Spade? Well now you can at Bed Bath & Beyond and everyday in your own home! Her colorful and spirited designs can add whimsical curiosity to anyone’s wonderland without breaking the bank! You can literally let Kate take over an entire room or allow her to wave shyly from a corner.

Kate Spade’s collection at Bed Bath & Beyond is endless as the choices go on and on and on. Visit the store or go on-line to view the full collection. I am featuring a few of my favorite pieces, however I literally had to cut a few items out as the majority of Kate’s collection is simply adorable!


For the Bedroom or Dorm Room + Accent Pillows for Every room

These accent pillows and colorful bedding will add a statement in any bedroom. Looking for the perfect comforter set for your dorm room?  Kate Spade’s various collections is a perfect fit to make your room stand out! Also, think outside the box and consider tossing the accent pillows around in different rooms of your home! TIP: Most of Kate’s bedding comes in more-than-one color.






Hello Oblong Throw Pillow in Multi, Bow Tile Duvet Cover Set, Vase Square Throw Pillow in Multi,  Harbour Stripe Comforter Set, Ampersand Square Throw Pillow in Black

For the Table & Kitchen

Add some personality to your next dinner party with pieces from Kate’s collection, I guarantee they will be a conversation starter!













Larabee Road Platinum Place setting, “Eat Cake For Breakfast” Placemat in Hot Pink, Mine & Yours Double Old Fashioned Glasses, Two of a Kind “Outs” Decanter, Willow Court Tablecloth, Fairmount Park Salt and Pepper Shakers, Two of a Kind Bar, Diner Stripe Kitchen Linens, Malmo Rose Gold Flatware

For that Special Person, Give a Gift

Looking for that perfect gift?  Look no further!  No matter if you are searching for a wedding gift, hostess gift or something general, Kate’s collection provides several options that should put a smile on the receiver’s face!







Silver Street Coaster Set, Garden Drive Jewelry Box, Daisy Place Eyeglass Case, Silver Street Key Ring, Posy Court Small Heart Dish in Blush, Woodland Park Owl Vases

Tip!!! Don’t forget your 20% off coupon from Bed Bath & Beyond when you go shopping! 

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I would love to hear from you!  Update me on your ideas … what are your favorite pieces from Kate Spade’s collection and how will you incorporate them in your wonderland?

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