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today, color and style coordination in home interiors is a consistent goal, but the old rigid color rules have been replaced by more …Read More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
June 12, 2014
What a delightful surprise when your outdoor fabric is totally suited for indoor application. My client loves textiles (as I do) and needs to recover a custom sofa so she can relax with her grandchildren. These fabrics must be sophisticated, fit her style and color scheme and gracefully join others in the adjacent living room. These were fabrics that could …Read More
May 22, 2014
Faith Sheridan along with H&H steps in to save a botched condo remodel.
The clients wanted function and style in their newly purchased Pike Place Market condo. Those were instructions to their contractor as they left for Europe. When they returned to Seattle, they were jolted and saw appliances that didn’t fit into cabinets and other botched mistakes. Even the kitchen drawers didn’t work.
The clients turned to the team of Hammer and Hand who …Read More
May 15, 2014
Abnormally Creative Wallpaper from Bainbridge, WA ~ now who couldn’t love that company name? Plus they are abnormally creative to boot. I love to have fun with wallpaper and these papers make me smile. My grandsons could be occupied counting spots for a long time!
And who said ‘for children only’? This is …Read More
May 8, 2014
Whether it’s the Mad Men mania or just a love of entertaining, the presence of bar carts start the party. But when did this bar cart business begin? Some date it to the 40’s when prohibition ended along with WWII and home entertaining was the rage. Front and center was a fully stocked bar cart to move throughout the party. …Read More
May 1, 2014
Yes, the art of coordinating walls with furniture is on trend and returning to interior design. It appeared at High Point Market this spring with brands like Thibaut and also in magazines. According to Carleton Varney, Dorothy Draper launched this concept many years ago. “Dorothy liked the idea of furniture becoming part of the architecture of a room and blending …Read More