Well folks, I haven’t forgotten you it’s just that our house renovation is nearing the finish line and there are a thousand and one things to do. We have to move this weekend and to be honest we’re not even close to being all packed up and ready. And here I sit procrastinating by writing [...]
Nadine Lerner is an amazing woman with a fascinating life story who has started her own little design business from beautiful Montreal, Canada. She was kind enough to share some of triumphs, fears and thoughts about the design industry in general and her business in particular with us in the below interview. If you’d like [...]
There’s a place in Munich called Haus der Eigenarbeit (HEI for short) which translates to House of DIY. If you’re a DIYer like me, then once you walk through that hand hewn door you’ll hear the subtle sound of angles singing (at least in your head). I think I may have mentioned that my husband’s [...]
Today I’m posting part of my test from Design 4 in which we were to select a short passage from any book that I thought was particularly relevant to my work as an interior designer, and comment upon the passage stating how I feel it applies to my interpretation on interior design. It was an [...]
I happen to run across an article in Chicago Home Magazine featuring Chicago interior designer, Jillian O’Neill and was immediately smitten. Her design style is elegant and sophisticated but immensely approachable. I love how she mixes textures to create an environment that invites your eye to roam. So, naturally I was absolutely thrilled when [...]
As the day’s tick off and Moving Day looms, I’m busying myself with getting rid of stuff I don’t want or can’t fit in our new house. Even though I’ve been pretty successful in finding new homes for our well loved stuff, I still have a ton of things that I’m going to have to [...]
I love the impact of black and white together. It’s sophisticated, crisp, and packs a lot of punch. I’ve curated my favorite black and white home accessories of the moment starting with these two Chinese garden stools.
and this both from Clayton Gray Home
And then there are these black and [...]
Today in our designer spotlight we have the talented interior designer, Cristi Holcombe of Charm Home design in Atlanta, Georgia. She’s been quite the busy lady, but I was able to catch up with her between projects just long enough for her to answer a few questions.
What’s the best piece of advice [...]
This is one of those project where when you look at it you realize how simple it is to complete. Which is precisely what makes it so BRILLIANT!! Nancy Marcus Gueret of Marucs Design, took a pair of ordinary (read: ugly) night tables from Ikea and turned them into something absolutely fabulous. You can [...]
I ran across Rochesters in the U.K. on twitter and was intrigued by their interesting collection of items. Rochesters rescues vintage furniture and recycles factory fittings into one of a kind home accessories with an industrial edge which makes their artifacts and antiques not only interesting (they’re guaranteed conversation starters) but “green” as well.
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