Get to Know: Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings

My friend Tricia Mitchell, owner of Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings was featured on Maine Home Design Television. Click here to learn more about her business and see some of her wonderful pieces up close! Tricia has a wonderful eye and everything she brings over is just exquisite! Click here to see her latest treasures from … Read more

Meet the Artist: Darlene Bradlee

Scituate, MA based Darlene Bradlee is a multi-dimensional artist whose work in the visual arts includes photography, painting, and mixed media work. I’ve always enjoyed Darlene’s photography for her saturated colors and spirited subjects. I was just introduced to her fantastic mixed media pieces (where have I been to have missed these!!) including these trays … Read more

::Surroundings:: Spring Contest – What’s Your Favorite Room?

CLICK HERE FOR OUR MAY 2008 CONTEST!! As I announced earlier this week, the lovely folks at Croft & Little Lighting have offered to award this fantastic Carlyle Beaded Lamp designed by Jonathan Adler, to a lucky ::Surroundings:: reader! The contest is very simple. In the comments box, please share with us what your favorite … Read more

Color Chart Exhibit at Moma

March 2 – May 12, 2008 The Museum of Modern Art pays homage to color by featuring the work of forty-four artists in the Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today. Throughout history, color has been a medium for communicating a wide range of emotions and has served as a functional tool as well. Ann … Read more

It’s a Contest!

Croft & Little Lighting (affiliated with ::Surroundings:: sponsor Robert Abbey Lighting and sister company to YLighting and Zwello.com) has offered to award this fantastic Carlyle Beaded Lamp designed by Jonathan Adler, to a lucky ::Surroundings:: reader! From the Carlyle Collection by Jonathan Adler comes this boldly patterned table lamp. A parchment shade sits atop the … Read more

Happy Easter!

Teal Origami Decoupage Eggs by Catnip Studio Cloth Easter Egg from Polkadottot shop on Etsy Easter Egg Plate by BothHandStudio on Etsy Spiral Easter egg on Etsy by Miss Meander VW Egg Fabergé Coronation Egg $18M Fabergé Egg Royal Copenhagen eggs Franc Grom egg Ukranian decorated Easter Eggs Have a nice long weekend!

Blog Watching Domino

Terri Sapienza’s new regular feature “Blogwatch” in the Washington Post showcases different design blogs each week. This weeks piece focuses on the veritable avalanche of bloggers (including myself) who profiled the upcoming Drew Barrymore edition of Domino Magazine. Thursday, March 20, 2008; Page H02 Our picks to click this week: Domino magazine‘s April issue with … Read more

The Elysée Collection: An Evening in Paris

The Elysée Collection sets the trend with a new collection of ultra feminine and teasingly romantic furniture…… “An Evening in Paris”. This new collection is created entirely by female designers who snuggled up to traditional French style and gave it delightful doses of colors, long and graceful legs, harmonious curves and charisma. The craftsmanship is … Read more

Baccarat Chandelier at Jans Antiques

How fantastic is this piece!?! Sergio at Jan’s Antiques in LA sent me this information: A Very Fine and Palatial French 19th/20th Century Gilt-Bronze and Fitted-Crystal, probably by Baccarat, Twenty-Six Light Figural Chandelier with Five Large Cherubs, each holding a frosted glass torch and surmounted with two arm-lights, each with their original frosted glass shades, … Read more

Drew Barrymore in Domino

The April issue of Domino Magazine (on newstands as of March 25th) features the production offices of fun and fearless Drew Barrymore. I’ve always really liked Drew for her ability to rise above her early traumas and remain optimistic and – yes – sunny. And, I don’t think it’s an act. I think it’s the … Read more

Bookmark alert: My Design Secrets

Florida based interior designer Lorrie Browne has put together a fantastic resource site – My Design Secrets – filled with her home decorating and entertaining articles and links to many, many resources. Great resource! Thanks Lorrie!