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
April 24, 2014
Ruskin by Rutt Cabinetry and Scott A. Stultz provide a lesson of luxury and standards for kitchen cabinetry.
With a delightful story about John Ruskin, Scott Stultz introduced our #BlogTourNYC2014 group to his designs for the Ruskin series by Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry. This company was one of the generous sponsors for our group and I so appreciate …Read More
April 14, 2014
Yes, as I continue to deconstruct #BlogTourNYC 2014 and now High Point Market summaries, it’s officially All About You Design. I saw this at the AD Home Show and especially with Prizer Hoods. The common hood is stainless steel..and there are many to choose from but what about an “all about you design”? Here’s an example:
Photo by Valerie Gray…Read More
April 3, 2014
This post is all about BlogTourNYC 2014 Part 2 and the day we visited the Architectural Digest Home Show. Held at Pier 94 this quote describes the show, “A world of design inspiration awaits at the 13th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show. SHOP the latest furniture, accessories, lighting, art, kitchen, bath and building products for all your design projects.”…Read More