Outlander: The Glassware

Found ’em! One of the most asked questions I’ve received since I started doing posts on the Starz Series “Outlander” was about the glassware. I will admit I was surprised that blown glassware would have been typical during the period for an outpost such as Castle Leoch, but there’s no doubt the glasses they used … Read more

Top Design Chandelier Challenge Contest – more entries

Here are three more entries in the Blogging Top Design Swarovski Chandi Challenge! Click on image for larger view Designer: Ann Payne “James Bond dining room.” Click on image for larger view. Designer: Becky Harris – “Bathing Under the Branch” Becky Harris’ blogs on thebubbreport.blogspot.com, blog.designpublic.com and has been covering Top Design on Decor8. Click … Read more

Veteran’s Day: Gary Sinise Foundation – R.I.S.E. – Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment

One of my favorite celebrities is Gary Sinise. I’ve long had a crush on him (love me a cute red head!) but beyond that, he’s dedicate his life to helping our active military service members, veterans and most especially those who have sacrificed so much so the rest of us can go about our daily … Read more

Larry Laslo at Kips Bay

Larry Laslo’s dining room at Kips Bay 2008 – Photo by Raeanne Giovanni-Inoue for The New York Times This post is a little slow in coming, but I just noticed that there is an excellent video on the Robert Allen site of Larry Laslo doing a walk-thru of his space at the 2008 Kips Bay … Read more

Ruby Lane’s Holiday Magazine

Ruby Lane is one of the world’s largest online marketplaces for vintage and antique goods including art, furnishings, jewelry, silver, crystal and more. I was asked to select a favorite item from their offerings to be included in their holiday issue of Ruby Read, their digital magazine. Here is the online listing for the Royal … Read more

Top Design Season Finale is Tonight!

After 10 weeks and 10 contestants sent home, Top Design on Bravo is down to 3 final challengers – Preston Lee, Nathan Thomas and Ondine Karady – and tonight is the season finale! And stay tuned – I’ll be doing a podcast interview with the winner tomorrow! As I’ve mentioned before, we’re running a design … Read more

Design & Architecture Resources

Interior design and architecture is a world of details, historical facts and mathematical figures. There’s a lot to know. I wanted to be sure to share my Pinterest Board called Resources and Info where I collect infographics on all kinds of subjects, including: Styles of Chair Backs Optimal dimensions for light fixtures over a table … Read more

Media Talk – Design Talk

Starting today, I am a guest designer over at Design Talk. Check out my answers to very specific design questions such as white on off-white decorating and what to do when you can’t change the rug!Thanks to Design Talk for the opportunity!