Architectural Digest: Private Views

Architectural Digest has recently released “Private Views – Inside the World’s Greatest Homes”. Here are a few images from the book – and they are wow!Click here for more images and descriptions of the above. Photography by Kari Haavisto, Paul Warchol, Herman How-Man Wong, Derry Moore, Jaime Ardiles-Arce, Mary E. Nichols, Jonathan Pilkington, Russell Macmasters, … Read more

Designers Guild Paint

Many of us are familiar with Designers Guild’s colorful wallpapers, fabrics and accessories.But did you know they have a line of paints to complement their other products?Aren’t these colors luscious?!

Bacheolors Getting it right in Boston

I just posted this on my long-neglected blog Master of Your Domain, but thought the images are so wonderful they deserve to be seen here too! The Boston Globe recently ran an article profiling several local bachelor pads – from the luxuriousness of the Ritz Carlton Towers to a tiny 350 sq. ft. city condo … Read more

Plastic Fantastic by Jasper van Grootel

Dutch designer Jasper van Grootel offers this really unique take on traditional furniture forms. In the Plastic Fantastic furniture collection, each piece is unique and perfectly restored before being treated with a rubber coating. Designed to resist all kinds of weather conditions, these pieces can be used as indoor or garden furniture. Now this is … Read more

Swank Lighting: A treasure trove of Murano glass lighting

Ever go hunting for buried treasure?Ever find anything like this? Ed and Doug at Swank Lighting emailed me about their latest find. They recently acquired these amazing vintage murano lamps from the Edward P. Paul Company. These lamps have been completely rebuilt using new UL Certified hardware and ready for safe use in the 21st … Read more

Congratulations Arclinea Boston!

I attended the The PRISM (Prestigious Results in Sales and Marketing) Awards last evening at the lovely Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. This award (given by the Builders Association of Greater Boston) pays tribute to New England’s most elite housing industry professionals for excellence in building, design, sales and marketing, and a myriad of other … Read more

Artaissance – Giclee prints and canvases

New York Botanical Garden Martagon #4 Artaissance is a great online source for art prints (in both giclee and canvas prints) by contemporary artists. They were kind enough to offer me the opportunity to check out their service from order to delivery. I ordered this Mary Calkins Lago e Ladera in a print on canvas. … Read more

Kindel Furniture: Extreme Makeover, Winterthur Edition

I recently blogged on Kindel Furniture’s ReNew program. They have let me in on a new item coming up, and I get to share with you. Kindel Furniture is the licensee for the Winterthur Furniture Collection. The Henry duPont Winterthur Museum in Delaware is the country’s foremost museum and resource for historical information on American … Read more

Wonder Walls are Hot Walls

In case you haven’t noticed, wallpaper is hot right now. London-based Wonder Walls provide customizable (Bespoke) wallpapers and panels. Image scale and colors are all customizable. You could really go crazy with these papers. Bespoke Line:And for kids: Caroline at Wonder walls sent over images of some of their latest artist additions to the line: … Read more

Victoria Magazine makes a comeback

Victoria Magazine, which profiled all things Victorian stopped publishing a few years ago. When that happened, slews of readers were left without a suitable replacement and back issues have gone on to become collectors items. Heart Publishing and Hoffman Media have joined forces to start up the magazine again as a bi-monthly publication. While many … Read more

Decorator fabric bags

I attended our New England chapter of the International Furnishing and Design Association (IFDA) members dinner last evening. It’s a mix of designer and vendor members and all vendors showing their wares must offer items for a raffle. I always do really well at this raffle (last year I won a beautiful Kohler kitchen faucet … Read more

Media Talk: This Old House

Heller Furniture, who I do consulting for, has been tapped to create a built-in banquette and several window seat cushions for the latest This Old House project – an antique Victorian in Newton, MA. Click here for the details. photo courtesty of, photography by Anthony Tieuli