“Accessories, art, plants and flowers bring “life” to any room. Always keep a little in the budget reserved for these finishing touches. Otherwise, even a space with the most beautiful furnishings will look like a showroom, not a living room.” ~ Linda Merrill Last week, interior designer Vivian Benjamin kindly posted my quote on the … Read more
I often make my clients the finish decorative pillows for their interiors. I love that my handiwork is part of their homes. At the end of the day, I have lots of leftover fabrics (plus, I keep buying more!). I usually spend a weekend a month whipping up some cute pillows and I’d like to … Read more
One of the big trends I noticed at Maison et Objet was the presence of white. I have to admit that I love the clean, bleached, feeling of this look. Two of my favorite stands were Guadarte from Spain and Woestijnroos BVBA – WR Collection – from Belgium. The bust above – surrounded by soft … Read more
After doing some obligatory site seeing on Monday, we spent some time wandering down the Rue du Bac, in the St. Germaine des Pres section of Paris. We were told that there were some wonderful interiors stores there. There were, although many were closed on Monday, which was too bad. However, I did stumble upon … Read more
I am just mesmerized by all the beautiful tassels and trims from Robbie Spina and Joe Zito of Spina in London. Each is more fantastic than the last. From tassels to beaded curtains (definitely NOT of the Greg Brady variety) to pillows to light fixtures – they have it all. Over to the top, yet … Read more
Located in Traverse City, Michigan, Green Island is owned by husband and wife Sean and Lori Burns. I haven’t been there in person, but their website has a charming, small store feel and products can be shipped. So cute!
The Harvard Ceramics Program is hosting their annual Spring Show & Sale this week. Here’s a little sampling of what’s available at the show! Looks beautiful, I just love this tea pot!
I receive a lot of mail with a lot of product pitches. So, every month or so, I have to clean out my inbox! Here’s a round up of my favorite items that came floating into my in-box over the last six weeks or so. How fantastic is this Peacock toile by Suzanne Tucker Home? … Read more
Perhaps it’s because my office trash bin is overflowing, but I got to thinking about “crumpled” products. Is it trash or treasure? Vase of Phases by Dror Benshetrit Crumpled building by Thomas Heatherwick Crumpled paperweight and lamp from Amazon.com US Revol crumpled large tumbler from Amazon UK Crumpled bins from Design My World I need … Read more
I was poking around the Martha Stewart website and came across this picture. I just love the elegant sophistication of silver, gray and a little dash of pink. Relaxing but not boring.It inspired me to see what’s out there in this color palette: From Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Glo Canvas designed by Duffy Londong. … Read more
The Jonathan and Tim interview was set at JA’s store. Here are some of the items seen: The Lampert Sofa – nice seating for Messrs. Adler and Gunn. Needlepoint pillows – not your Great Aunt Lulu’s needlpoint! The Bel Air Lamp Click here for all Top Design posts.
While it’s been off the air for a few years now, HBO’s Sex and the City continues to fascinate and inpire. The HBO website has a great section about the interior design of each of the girls apartments. While I won’t go into the thought process behind each space, you can read all that over … Read more
I’m a sucker for cute paper cocktail napkins. While I’d never use paper napkins for an actual meal – I keep quite a store of paper for cocktail hour. Here are some new favorites from Mary Phillips Designs.
The ultimate recyclables from Urban Archaeology.
From cherry woods and junipers to deer antlers and giant shells, Spaltana creates contempory, yet timeless, lighting and decorative objects that are sure to warm the home and inspire conversation!