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Martha Stewart Magazine for the iPad Continued...

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As promised yesterday, I wanted to introduce you to my Project Decorate co-decorator, Rebecca Robertson.  As part of our story for Martha Stewart Living iPad issue, she too had to take an agreed-upon couch and build a very personal room around it.

"My room was really about the mix of color, pattern, and texture," says Rebecca. "I also really wanted to play up the use of eclectic objects and ensure there was a balance of high-end vintage with pieces from Ikea."

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Hopefully you've downloaded the issue and seen Rebecca's chic space. Now, here's a peak into her creative process...

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This is Rebecca Robertson, our Decorating Editor.

1 This is Rebecca Robertson, our Decorating Editor.

Here is Rebecca with our team planning the shoot.

2 Here is Rebecca with our team planning the shoot.

It is always so fun to see how many things start on an inspiration board that end up in the finished product.

3 It is always so fun to see how many things start on an inspiration board that end up in the finished product.

This is Rebecca's floor plan

4 This is Rebecca's floor plan

Rebecca spotted these laquer tables at Aero Studios and knew they would be perfect for her room.

5 Rebecca spotted these laquer tables at Aero Studios and knew they would be perfect for her room.

Mixing pattern is something that Rebecca loves to do--here she is testing out a combo at Madeline Weinrib in NYC.

6 Mixing pattern is something that Rebecca loves to do--here she is testing out a combo at Madeline Weinrib in NYC.

I love the gesture of these arms.

7 I love the gesture of these arms.

What a wild table-Wait until you see how Rebecca used it in her room!

8 What a wild table-Wait until you see how Rebecca used it in her room!

Rebecca found it at our friends Center 44 Antiques.

9 Rebecca found it at our friends Center 44 Antiques.

We make sure that everything will work together in the room-Rebecca tests out her chevron patterns on Bergere chairs from Duane Antiques.

10 We make sure that everything will work together in the room-Rebecca tests out her chevron patterns on Bergere chairs from Duane Antiques.

This is is Rebecca's room before furniture!

11 This is is Rebecca's room before furniture!

I love this detail of the window screens.

12 I love this detail of the window screens.

This is a fun stylist trick: when you want to get the perfect pleats in your curtains you acordian fold them and clip them together overnight.

13 This is a fun stylist trick: when you want to get the perfect pleats in your curtains you acordian fold them and clip them together overnight.

Vasillias works his magic--Its almost time for the shoot!

14 Vasillias works his magic--Its almost time for the shoot!

And a bit of her shopping for the perfect pieces.

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Comments (4)

  • I love the mix of colors and paterns in her room. I love her room.

  • Hi Kevin,
    Love Martha Stewart Magazine for the iPad, amazing issue love love it!
    Thank you!
    I mentioned that in the summer I was furnishing our new apt in Beirut, I am sending u some pics, the apt still needs some paintings, lighting fixtures and some accessories! Since I live in Kuwait/London, I visit Lebanon in the summer and christmas holidays! http://www.flickr.com/photos/rowaidafl/sets/72157625248176329/
    Wish you a wonderful weekend!
    Regards,
    Rowaida

  • Author Comment:

    Hi, Steffen

    I am so sorry you are having any difficulty. I was told that you should absolutely contact customer service for assistance at customersupport@marthastewart.com.
    On a normal wi-fi connection it takes about 10-15 minutes to download.

  • Author Comment:

    Hi, Yasmin

    Thank you for your question. The pink flowers in the background are peonies. They were selected in various stages of opening. That is why they look a little tighter than a normal blooming variety. Thanks!

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