Ask Now at Sherwin-Williams? I did!!

Ask Now at Sherwin-Williams?

Sam on the Scene with Sherwin-Williams

The concept of the right colors can create a challenge, so who better to pose some of the toughest paint design questions too? Sherwin Williams. We asked lead color expert, Jackie Jordan to sound off on everything from color trends to do-it-yourself tips…

http://www.youtube.com/user/samanthaknapp1#p/a/u/0/JwmazzHyclM

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Stoked on Spring

Stoked on Spring

 

 
Join me this Wednesday night May 19th for the “Stoked On Spring!” 2010 charity art auction. There’s an amazing selection of  artwork up for sale.  Some of the items include works by Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Spencer Tunick, Art Brewer, Wilfredo Chiesa, Danny Clinch, Jeremy Dean, Dark Cloud, Patrick De Warren, Hiroyuki Matsuura, and many more.
 
The beautiful Milk Studios gallery space, a lively crowd, and an open bar will add to the fun.   The evening is all in support of Stoked Mentoring, an incredible organization which mentors at-risk teens through action sports both here in New York and in Los Angeles (www.stoked.org). 
 
Here is a link to the invitation (http://www.stoked.org/stokedonspring/) and to purchase tickets.
 
I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening!
 

 

Talk is Cheap!

“Talk is Cheap” and the dozens of in demand designers who packed the Housing Works: Design on a Dime Benefit proved they were willing to put their money where their mouth was offering an inside look at their design sensibilities at an amazingly cheap rate. All the money raised helps benefit Housing Works and the many facets of the organization that help those in need.

With the help of trusty mother and partner in creative crime, we toured the event and chatted with all the top stylists and brought back tips of the trade.

Our video diary is below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t_NXCaj4tM

Rags to Riches!

Rags to Riches

There are thousands of rags to riches stories the world over and in decorating it is no different. What was once a throw away can be transformed. With an open minded, and a green purpose you can turn shaggy into jazzy! Here is a photo of an heirloom antique chair that was  in a fire. When it came to us it was fire burned and in a horrible state….

Chair Before

 

 we transformed it to brand new….

TIP OF THE TRADE:

Road to Recovery: Stay in the mindset that everything is repairable. Look for pieces with good bones whether it be carved wooden frames or a unique size and shape that you can’t find in big commerical storefronts. These pieces can be transformed simply by changing the stain on the wood or changing the color entirely! Pair that with new fabric, complimentary trim and a piece that looked like it was heading to a savlage yard is now on a Road to Recovery.

From 90201 to 06830: The Skin-ny on Ian Ziering…

Talking Tigerlily’s: 90210 to 06830 with Ian Ziering

FACE TO FACE WITH IAN ZIERING:

The Talk at Tigerlilys last week was our friend Ian Ziering. We went face to face with Ian literally about his days at the baby faced blond, red-corvette driving super teen with a zip code that surpassed Greenwich and the UES, to his next popular step where he tangoed his way into the American’s rhythmatic hearts on season four of Dancing With Stars, to a new venture that has him looking right at the man in the mirror.

“If I know something well, I can speak passionately, and enthusiastically about it,” Ian told Talking Tigerlilys.  Under the bright lights of Hollywood where beauty is as much with-in as skin deep, Ian has kept pace. “Everyone always tells me how young I look, and at 45, I consider that a pretty big compliment.  Of course I’d like to thank my parents first, but good genes can only go so far. While traveling in “Hollywood” circles, you can be sure I’ve tried every cream, scrub and magic potion there is out there to keep my appearance competitive.   Galvanic Spa and I was shocked at how much better it looked than the other side. My pores were tighter, my skin tone was radiant and texture was smoother”.

So impressed with the results of NU SKIN and Galvanic Spa Treatment, Ian is sharing his success with the product and helping others turn back the hand of time. He gave me a first hand treatment and while I won’t traumatize readers with a before and after shot of my bare-naked skin, I will give you the SKIN-ny on the results. It were stunning and I spent the next few days comparing the left and right side of my face while trying to avoid getting mistaken for the Phantom of the Opera. I looked half-perfect half-battered. My left eye, looked like a power-lunch mini eye brow lift that was so noticeable, that BK hasn’t stopped gabbing about how she will be next!

Check out our radio show and Ian’s website:

http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/wgcharchives/TalkingTigerlilys/042710.mp3

www.izoverview.com


IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK:

Nicole Cucino joined us next to help our walls talk. Part of the dynamic team behind Graham and Brown she shared the secrets of wallpaper while showcasing the newest trends in the company’s collection.

TIPS OF THE TRADE:

  • DO choose wallpaper in a bold color.  Hanging wallpaper is much quicker than painting several layers of paint to achieve the same results.
  • DO consider the ceiling.  An interesting pattern on the ceiling can liven up a room.
  • DO consider coordinating patterns.  One bold Feature Wall looks great with a complimentary pattern on the other 3 walls.
  • DON’T censor yourself.  Paste the Wall wallpaper removes in full strips, so it’s not a lifetime commitment.  Pick a pattern that shows some personality!
  • DON’T be afraid to try it in an apartment.  If you use a clear primer, the wallpaper will strip easily when your lease is up.
  • DON’T forget the small spaces.  Using wallpaper to cover a book case, in a closet, or even in a small entryway is a clever way decorate.

WOW TRENDS FOR WALLS:

  • The Lux Look.  Designer patterns and rich colors are back stronger than ever.  Wallpaper gives you the unique ability to use metallics and get great pattern into your home in a way that paint just can’t match.
  • Masculine Patterns.  Gone are the days of your grandma’s wallpaper.  The new wallpaper patterns are chic geometrics, bold stripes, and strong floral blooms.
  • Black and White and Purple all over.  Whether it be solid black with high gloss accents, strong Black and White, or a punch of Purple, this year’s hottest fashion trends are coming off the runway straight into your living room!

MORE INFO:

Check out our radio show and the Graham and Brown website website:

http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/wgcharchives/TalkingTigerlilys/042710.mp3

http://www.grahambrown.com/

TALKING TIGERLILY’S

We love to hear from our listeners and readers at Talking Tigerlilys. Be sure to reach out to us at tigerlilys@tigerlilysgreenwich.com. Visit our websites: samanthaknapp.com, talkingtigerlilys.com, tigerlilysgreenwich.com or visit us at the store 241 East Putnam Avenue in Cos Cob, CT. When we are not at the store,we are on the radio. Talking Tigerlily’s airs every Tuesday from 9:30AM-10:00AM on WGCH, 1490 and wgch.com.

Check out our radio show:

http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/wgcharchives/TalkingTigerlilys/042710.mp3