Sights of Paris!

I’m back from Maison et Objet – with lots of photos 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 travel pics first and then will delve into the show as soon as I get myself organized and … Read more

A bientot!

Musee d’Orsay Tour Eiffel Bateaux-Mouches I’m heading off today to the most amazing city in the world! I’ll be blogging from Maison et Objet, plus some other pretty cool places! So, stay tuned!! Photography by Linda Merrill, 2003

Maison et Objet – Video Profiles

There are lots of interesting videos and interviews on the Masion et Objet website. Click here to view video interviews with furniture designer Pierre Paulin and interior and product designer Kelly Hoppen. Mr. Paulin has designed some iconic modern furnishings, such as these, as seen on ArchiTonic.Kelly Hoppen was named Creator of the Year by … Read more

Get that Look: Jane Austen’s Bath (hold the bubbles)

Last weeks’ presentation of “Persuasion” on WGBH/PBS’ Masterpiece ended with our heroine Anne Elliot taking off on an improbable run through the streets of Bath, England, in search of the man she loves. Improbable because a lady of that time would never have acted so inappropriately – running in public after a man, without her … Read more

Romance in the bedroom

How fabu is this ribbon quilt at Brocade Home? I feel the need – to shop! And these: This blue spread isn’t my color – but it’s pretty luscious! I do love the crispness of these green and white designs, don’t you?

Top Design 2: Open casting calls

Bravo is holding a series of open casting calls in the following cities. Click here for more information and good luck! If you attend any of these events or apply for the show, please let us know about your experience! January 26th : 200810:00am – 2:00pmSAN FRANCISCOThe Art Institute of California – San Francisco1170 Market … Read more

Another Regent heard from!

After reading my post yesterday on Regency Style, my friend Tricia Mitchell, owner of Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings sent me this very interesting information about furnishings in Sweden and Denmark during this same period. Thanks Tricia! I thought you might enjoy knowing that the Scandinavian countries were also actively creating furniture during this time known … Read more

Interiors & Furnishings Trade Shows: January 2008

1/14/08 – 1/20/08: IMM Cologne, Germany1/16/08 – 1/22/08 : Dallas Total Home & Gift Market 1/17/08 – 1/23/08 : Chicago Living & Giving Market1/19/08 – 1/20/08: Greater Boston Antiques Show1/25/08 – 1/27/08: Boston Home Show1/25/08 – 1/29/08: Maison et Objet, France1/25/08 – 1/29/08: Minneapolis Gift Show1/25/08 – 1/29/08: Kansas City Gift Show1/28/08 – 2/ 1/08: … Read more

For interior design students

Gradon of DesignBoston has compiled a fantastic list of scholarship opportunities for students of interior design. Education is very important in this field – and not only for fully accredited interior designers. Decorators and furniture sales people also benefit from being educated in all the varied aspects of the field, from color theory to history … Read more