Decorating the Seats of Power

So, we’ve been all chewing over President Obama’s new Oval Office decor. It has been received with an overwhelming … eh… and that’s on the positive side. Some people, perhaps unwilling to publicly criticize Michael Smith, rumored to be the designer, have supported the decor as at least being satisfying to Mr. Obama. Because after … Read more

HGTV Green Home 2010 in Plymouth, MA

Last week, I had the opportunity to take a designers’ tour of the HGTV Green Home 2010 in Plymouth, MA. Shaw Industries, who provides the majority of the floor and surface materials for the home, along with local Shaw distributor Ideal Floor of Cape Cod, hosted a lovely breakfast for local designers and media folks, … Read more

Dining by Design 2010 New York

I attended the Architectural Digest Home Design Show last Thursday and spent five glorious hours perusing the stands, exhibits and the always exception Dining By Design event, which was being held concurrently with the AD Show. Dining By Design 2010 is the signature fundraising event for DIFFA (Design Industries For Fighting Aids), a national event … Read more

Michael J. Lee, architectural photographer on The Skirted Roundtable

This week on The Skirted Roundtable, we chatted with architectural photographer Michael J. Lee. Michael is a real up-and-comer in the New England design scene, having shot (and worked as a designer for) some of the most influential designers, architects and builders in the region. Michael’s background and education as a professional interior designer influences … Read more