Designer Spotlight

“Redd” is the Color of the Season

Today’s post really should be included in the “Person to Place” series….Okay, we’ll make it official. Person to Place: Episode 5 I happened upon THIS stunning New York country home designed by Miles Redd (of course!) and immediately fell in love with the vibrant color scheme and autumn leaf inspiration. I found myself revisiting the...

Fresh Angle

Architecture meets fashion design…that is exactly what I see in the young designs of Charles Youssef’s latest collection for the Fall/Winter season. The surprisingly mature decorative artist was recently featured HERE. The thrilling thing about design is that its all related! I find these pieces to offer just as much inspiration for interior and product design...

A Cote de l’Art

The work of Jacques Grange was unknown to me until a few hours ago yet in these past few hours, I have fallen completely in love with the individuality, grace, humor, intelligence, and sophistication of Monsieur Grange’s portfolio. Via a name I am much more familiar with, Todd Selby, I happened upon Grange’s stunning apartment...

Thrifting Thursdays: Episode 4

Hello again weekly thrifters! (My spell check is going crazy with all these made up thrift words). This week’s scavenge uncovered some real beauties in the world of second hand furniture. I wish I could have taken them all home with me, but aside from that little thing called a budget I would have had...

All In a Day’s Work

Yesterday was a fully packed and totally exciting day of design and blogging adventures. It all started with a relaxed morning at The House on Victory Ave. for The Dallas City Living Tour. Beautiful interiors, friendly visitors and a new buddy!! (Michelle, it was so wonderful to finally meet you in person!) Next on my...

“Bonnee” Kind of Day

Life has a way of leading you along exciting and unexpected paths and the more time I spend searching the more surprised I am at what is found. In the process of my quest to find my artistic calling, I have found Studio Bon, a lovely textile studio founded, owned, and run by Bonnee Sharp....

Mondrian Inspires…

…Balenciaga! The innovative French fashion house showcased a stunning collection of cubist style shoes for the current Fall 2010 collection that very clearly referenced artists and designers from the De Stijl movement such as Piet Mondrian and Gerrit Rietveld. Vibrant colors, geometric blocking, attention to proportion and shape relationships…it’s all there! Art and architecture expressed...

Outside of the Box

What do you think of when you hear “Contemporary Lodge”? Clean lines, rough surfaces, grandeous views? For all of the designers out there, I’m sure a certain image immediately comes to mind. But was it anything like this…? Suzy Hoodless has taken the lodge image to an entirely new level of contemporary with this home...

Still Loving…

…Paul Smith! And the beautiful environment he chose to set his Spring 2011 collection to on the runway. I loved creating last week’s post about his work and have found myself referencing it in thought several times since then. In this case, it only makes sense that I share a few interior scenes that I...

The Thonet Legacy

An undeniable classic, the Thonet bentwood cafe chair has been around for well over a hundred years and still holds the same charm and elegance today as it did in 1855 when the #14 chair was first produced. Michael Thonet and his sons were known for their innovative method of steaming and bending wood into...

Designer Spotlight: Nate Berkus

Have you heard the news? The latest and greatest of TV and design…Mr. Nate Berkus himself now has his very own show for all to see!!! (Find the Episode Guide HERE). I have always been a huge fan of Nate’s modern yet warm and inviting style and so I couldn’t wait for the premiere of...