Feng Shui Tips You Can Use

The kitchen is our source of health and wealth. This is a belief of Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art that joins design sensibility with spirituality. To learn more, I recently attended a Feng Shui kitchen design seminar at In Good Company (New York, NY) given by Ann Bingley Gallops, president of The Organized Life. … Read more

What’s happened to Brocade Home?

After a summer blitz of advertising and sales (which induced me to order from them for the first time!), Brocade Home seems to be having some difficulties and has closed down their website and blog. Near the end of July, I ordered their Ribbon quilt in leaf green. Their website – inexplicably – didn’t offer … Read more

Maison et Objet Accessories – 2008

Maison et Objet Muse Bust

One of the big trends I noticed in Maison et Objet accessories was the presence of white. I have to admit that I love the clean, bleached, feeling of this look. Two of my favorite stands were Guadarte from Spain and Woestijnroos BVBA – WR Collection – from Belgium. The bust above – surrounded by soft greens … Read more

Maison et Objet: Piero Fornasetti VIP Suite

A fun part of my visit to Maison et Objet was access to the private Le Club suite. The suite was decorated in a very fun Piero Fornasetti theme. A great spot to relax before heading back out onto the show floor. Wallpaper from: Cole & Sons Chairs from: Phillipe Stark Mademoiselle chairs by Kartell … Read more

Sights of Paris!

Linda Merrill Sights of Paris 2008 Paris Rooftops from Printemps through window

I’m back from Maison et Objet  with lots of photos of the sights of Paris to share (and a whopper of a cold that has laid me out flat since I returned on Tuesday evening!) So, I thought I’d share my Sights of Paris travel pics first and then will delve into the show as … Read more