Home Staging At Gregorian Oriental Rugs

I’m on the board of the New England Chapter of the IFDA (International Furnishing and Design Association) and we have regular events for networking and learning. Last week, we were treated to an evening at Gregorian Oriental Rugs for a talk on home staging. Interim Furnishings’ Sharon MacDonald and Susan Durfee offered some interesting pointers … Read more

Passport To Design Bloggers Tour – Great resources on the No. Shore!

I attended a wonderful design bloggers day yesterday courtesy of Boston Magazine’s “Passport To Design” program and organized by fellow blogger Yvonne Blacker.  The Passport To Design event is a series of design seminars hosted by these five design industry stores and showrooms on the North Shore here in Massachusetts. The event has been going … Read more

Meet the artist: Kim Parker, textile artist

Spode, that bastion of English country style has released a fresh new pattern, create by textile artist Kim Parker. I just love this whimsical set called Emma’s Garland. So light and breezy!Kim also designs for The Rug Company: …and has a line of cute pillows available on her website:These wall panels are available through Horchow.Beautiful … Read more

Welcome New Sponsor: Donna Elle Seaside Living

I wanted to take a moment to welcome a new sponsor of ::Surroundings::. Donna Elle Seaside Living is based, fittingly, on Nantucket. Surrounded as she is with such natural beauty, its not wonder that Donna, an interior designer, was inspired to create a collection of beautiful textiles, pillows rugs and more. Life’s a Breeze™ began … Read more