Alexis Contant (left) and Celerie Kemble chat at the Boston Design Center, September 24, 2008. Each year, the Boston Design Center hosts Design Boston for area professional designers. There are talks and seminars, product launches and some pretty tasty treats. Noted interior designer Celerie Kemble shared some of her ideas and philosophies on creating long … Read more
Have you ever been to The Met? Or, like Cher in Moonstruck, do you need to ask “Where’s the Met?” Whether you’re an opera fan or not, anyone who is interested in interiors would thrill to the sight of the iconic crystal chandeliers at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York and how they rise … Read more
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello via here) Andrea Schroder, with husband Rick (yes, THAT Rick), walks the red carpet at the 2008 Emmy Awards – wearing the gorgeous yellow Daniel Franco gown that she and teammate Preston Lee designed their display window for in Episode 3 of Bravo TV’s Top Design. Is this life imitating art, or … Read more
PhillyOnline has republished an article I was interviewed for something like two years ago on painting stripes on walls. Click here to read it. Funny how these things float around!
Have you been watching Top Design on Bravo? I’ve been busy blogging on the show over at Blogging Top Design and I’m loving doing it! It’s a lot of work – A LOT of work – and I worry I’m neglecting things a bit over here on ::Surroundings::. But, readership is up, so I guess … Read more
My friend and client, Rob, is selling his incredible Boston penthouse condo and I wanted to share the news. The condo is located on Beacon Street in Boston’s tony Back Bay. The back windows face Cambridge across the Charles River and the famed Boston Esplanade. On the 4th of July – his view of the … Read more
I just updated my portfolio and created a slideshow and thought I’d share. Hope you enjoy it!
So looking for sinks isn’t a hobby on the same level as trainspotting… not yet anyway. But there’s nothing like the kick you get when your new sink fits your big spaghetti pot and you can fill it without tipping or tilting. (Well, maybe I get excited about this stuff.) There’s more selection in sinks … Read more
I’m not a regular watcher of Extreme Makeover Home Edition as it’s always seemed a bit emotionally manipulative. And as a girl who cries at Hallmark commercials, it can be a bit overwhelming. A friend of mine, on the other hand, watches regularly because it gives her a reason to have a good cry. However, … Read more
This post was brought to you by Terrys Fabrics, retailing in blinds and curtain poles. Please visit the Terrys Fabrics blog. Decorating our homes is a lot of fun – the colors, the fabrics – so many beautiful options! But, the job does not end once you select the perfect fabric for those one of … Read more
How crazy beautiful is this chandelier called Sorbonne from Vaughn Lighting. It looks like it belongs in an Ice Hotel somewhere in Scandinavia, doesn’t it? I keep visiting it when at the BDC and finally decided to take a pic and bring it home with me (a pic is in my budget – this chandelier … Read more