Maison et Objet – Video Profiles

There are lots of interesting videos and interviews on the Masion et Objet website. Click here to view video interviews with furniture designer Pierre Paulin and interior and product designer Kelly Hoppen. Mr. Paulin has designed some iconic modern furnishings, such as these, as seen on ArchiTonic.Kelly Hoppen was named Creator of the Year by … Read more

Meeting Thom Felicia

This was a fun weekend! I attended Thom Felicia’s talk on “Decorating from the Floor Up” sponsored by Karastan rugs. Billed as an interactive workshop, Thom went through the process of creating a design plan starting with the rug and how to bring in colors and textures for the floor, walls and furnishings that will … Read more

Plastic Fantastic by Jasper van Grootel

Dutch designer Jasper van Grootel offers this really unique take on traditional furniture forms. In the Plastic Fantastic furniture collection, each piece is unique and perfectly restored before being treated with a rubber coating. Designed to resist all kinds of weather conditions, these pieces can be used as indoor or garden furniture. Now this is … Read more

Top Design – Another Top Designer – Dorothy Draper

“Good showmanship is the answer. The colour of your front door announces your personality to the world.” “Too much of anything is the beginning of a mess.” – Dorothy Draper The lobby of the Carlyle, circa 1930. (Photo: Courtesy of the Collection of Dorothy Draper & Co. and the Carleton Varney Design Group) In Top … Read more

Charlotte and Bunny do Edith proud

Since I started this series of posts on The Mount, I’ve been so excited to share the photos of the Drawing Room and Dining Room, which were decorated in 2002 by Charlotte Moss and Bunny Williams, respectively. These are the only fully decorated rooms in the house currently and while it’s wonderful to be able … Read more

Designer of Note: Klaus Haapaniemi

Iittala, the Finnish home products company creates dinner ware and other home products that are sleek and sophisticated and meant to last a lifetime. They have partnered with illustrator Klaus Haapaniemi to produce the Taika Collection – an exuberant and whimsical collection of dinnerware. I love this pattern! (of, if I had room for all … Read more