November 23, 2014
What a wonderful event I enjoyed as I sampled champagne last weekend. I do love bubbly, BTW, so this event was perfect for me. And how did this come about?
My friend belongs to La-Chaine Seattle, the local chapter of Chaine des Rotisseurs. I was excited to attend this event not only to sample 15 bubblies but also to …Read More
November 11, 2014
I heard some rumbles about why Guilford Green is color of the year 2015. Some happy and some not so. And recently I posted about the Color Season. When I heard about Guilford Green, I smiled and recalled a project from 2010.
Per Benjamin Moore, “HC-116 This color is part of the Historic Color Collection. …Read More
November 5, 2014
All about the details. Magic returns to the furniture mecca of High Point. Say what? how? Back in my Seattle interior design business my brain slowly sifts through photos, interpretations and blog posts. See through the design lens of my eyes and what caught my design eye.
Craftsmanship shares embellishments like contrast welt, trims and tapes, nail patterns and finish …Read More
October 7, 2014
Artwork is one of the easiest ways to bring an extra dash of personal style into your home. But rather than simply hanging your art in the center of the wall, why not try something new with your display? From displaying your artwork of random sizes in a geometrical shape to choosing …Read More
October 2, 2014
Lately the colors I love are showing up with new vendors and in my current projects. Take for instance my presentation today to learn about Place Textiles. Ripley Worthy, National Sales Manager of Place Textiles, and LesliAnn Cone, my go-to ever so savvy representative, invited me to a small, as in the 3 of us, show and tell.
I was …Read More
September 23, 2014
As I write this post I’m thinking about the color season presentations I attended this week. First there was Leatrice Eiseman who is often called ‘America’s color guru’ especially via her role with Pantone. “For most consumers today, color and style coordination in home interiors is a consistent goal, but the old rigid color rules have been replaced by more …Read More
September 11, 2014
Such a delight and fulfillment as a designer to please a passion like custom rug design. And so it is with this story which I’d like to share with you.
The birth of this custom rug design actually started in an earlier home with my client. (no photos). I …Read More
September 4, 2014
So I finally pulled the trigger on my own kitchen remodel. And this is why I’m excited and exhilarated (and slightly exhausted too). I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and eagerly anticipating cooking for myself and friends. I love to entertain and cook and this design is for both of those reasons.
For my small (under …Read More
August 11, 2014
What inspires you? This is the question I ask my new clients. Most often they have an image in mind. Not surprisingly for females that is a favorite dress. And so this is how I started a recent project. The image told me a few important things to consider as I begin the design development for their home. In the …Read More
June 19, 2014
Fashion diva Diane von Furstenberg blazed into the public eye in the mid-70’s with the wrap dress. The wrap dress was and remains a signature fashion statement. I know, I had one!
Her story and acclaim are documented across numerous magazines and I, in particular, like the interview with WWD. You can read it here.
Her …Read More