The Skirted Roundtable welcomes Diane Dorrans Saeks

Last week at The Skirted Roundtable, we chatted with the best selling design author Diane Dorrans Saeks about her life, world travels and her thoughts on blogging. Diane has authored over 20 books, some of the biggest sellers in the field of interior design. So, scoot on over and have a listen!  Subscribe to ::Surroundings::

North Shore Design Show – A little recap and congrats

I wanted to congratulate some friends of mine who participated in the recent North Shore Design Show benefiting the Wenham Museum. This is the lovely Yvonne Blacker of Yvonne Blacker Interiors and the blog Design Vignettes (with her husband John) at the the gala preview party. Yvonne has been a good bloggy friend to me … Read more

Guest Blog: Innovative Countertop Designs

The following guest post was written by Marcy Tate, a home improvement blogger at Networx. She writes on many home improvement topics including concrete countertops and other innovative countertop materials. The popularity of eco-friendly kitchen remodeling has contributed to the success of several new countertops successfully breaking into the mainstream market. Materials such as recycled … Read more

The Skirted Roundtable welcomes Lee Stanton, plus some great sales

This wee at The Skirted Roundtable, we chatted with noted LA antiquarian Lee Stanton. Lee is one of those people who are so truly passionate about their work and you can’t help but be inspired. Sometimes, the terms young and hip don’t really feel like they jibe with “Antiquarian”, but Lee manages to bring both. … Read more

The Skirted Roundtable makes it to one year! (and they said it wouldn’t last!)

Somewhat over a year ago, I started thinking that what was missing from the design blog world was the real voices behind all the blogs and beauty we focus so much of our attention on. I’d had experience doing interviews via podcast on for Blogging Top Design and on my own blog and knew there … Read more

Skirted Roundtable: Negativity in Design

This week on The Skirted Roundtable, we discuss negativity in the design and blog world and House Beautiful editor-in-chief Stephen Drucker’s recent editorial on the subject. I wrote an editorial of sorts on this very subject in January, which you can read here if you care to.   And meanwhile, head on over to The Skirted … Read more