Crosby Cool

Crosby Cool

Crosby Street Hotel.

Oh how I love thee.

Kit Kemp’s contemporary cool decor is a fresh, fun take on hotels.

The Crosby Bar is too inviting – we couldn’t pry ourselves out of our upholstered armchair seats. The "classic" cocktails brought to our table included Moscow Mules and Dark and Stormys, garnished with skewared citrus and candied ginger, paired with a petite bowl of tasty herb roasted walnuts.

But it was the ultra warm and wonderful Drawing Room and private leafy Sculpture Garden – albeit covered in snowbanks – that left us wanting much more.

More – like Screening Room and Film Club? A 99 seat state of the art theater with 3D technology and a Sunday Night Film Dinner Club?

Or the lobby, shown here, with striking original artwork, keeping stride with the likes of MOMA?

Or the constant canines – shown as 3D sculpture from front door to drawing room door – and stunning artwork and wall decor on every floor – elevators too.
Never leaving your hotel has never looked this good.

-Debi Lilly

Chandeliers Aplenty

Chandeliers Aplenty

There are so many abundant trends for 2011 – but the first one I see at each and every turn is chandelier everything and every style.

Shown here, chandelier composed of:

Vintage iced tea spoons

Vintage cake stands

Vintage teacups and teaspoons

Seen all over New York – literally – wine glass chandelier, wine bottle chandelier, glass canning jar chandelier, glass milk bottle chandelier…

And that’s just my kitchen ware report.

Don’t get me started on opal glass, white glass, black glass, ruby glass, amber glass, and so many more.

-Debi Lilly

Debi Lilly, aperfectevent.com

Totally Teabar

Totally Teabar

What sort of endless sea of design, decor and gift mayhem doesn’t have a mirage to meander toward – all glossy eyed and thirsty?

Thank goodness I wasn’t seeing stars – or even citrus hued and infused vintage tea tins.

These inspiring design vignettes are exactly why this show is so vital to the retail world.

Heaven!

What a superstar set designer, creating a visual feast for the eyes…

Well before the taste buds have enjoyed the first perfectly brewed sip.

-Debi Lilly

Debi Lilly, aperfectevent.com

Amazing Adler

Amazing Adler

Oh Jonathan,

Only you can imagine, design and deliver a children’s library vignette to rival any Elle Decor cover extraordinaire.

The baby blue boiled wool sofa…

The hot pink embroidered needlepoint zebra rug…

The glossy white bookcases and tabletop adorned with your iconic, whimsical and playroom perfect ceramic animals.

I am glued…

And enchanted.

-Debi Lilly

Debi Lilly, aperfectevent.com

Blue Ribbon Gifts

Blue Ribbon Gifts

These by far and above are my favorite find at the show.

Perfectly personalized with bride and groom custom silhouettes for every occasion – from engagement to wedding to anniversary gift.

Or – for brand new babies, children’s birthdays, or better yet gifts for parents with young tykes large or small.

They arrive on our shelves within a few weeks…

-Debi Lilly

Debi Lilly, aperfectevent.com

Divine Derian

Divine Derian

John Derian is always a highlight in NYC.
This showroom setup at The Gift Show doesn’t even remotely compare to his heavenly shop on the Lower East Side.

But – as usual he groups collections of his decoupage glass plates (stunning) with his eclectic pen and ink artwork (charming) and mixes in layers of vintage patterns, prints, colors, botanic and more.

-Debi Lilly

Debi Lilly, aperfectevent.com

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