Back up a second and think about your chairs. The rear view is as important as the front.
Soaring ceilings are a beautiful challenge for designers – we love their lofty grandeur, but they do require special handling!
No one knows for sure who invented the first nesting tables, but I’d like to thank whoever it was! These mobile and versatile tables are endlessly functional, they come in varying numbers, sizes and all types of materials.
Longer days and warmer temperatures are calling my name. It’s time to prep the patio and porch for summer living in the great outdoors!
What defines luxury? Well, it isn’t always about how much money we spend, it goes much deeper than that.
Burlwood is kind of gnarly on the outside, but on the inside it is so beautiful! These rare growths are coveted by furniture makers, artists and interior designers because inside, they have unusual swirling patterns and distinctive textures.
If you’re a foodie you shudder when a chef uses artifical vanilla. If you’re a fashion designer you cringe when someone wears an outfit that’s all wrong for them. Interior designers have pet peeves too!
Put four interior designers in a room with 50 women (and a few men) and what do you get? A lively evening filled with advice, candor, behind-the-scenes tidbits and lots of laughter!
I think I just coined a new term – trad-sitional! It’s a blend of traditional and transitional furnishings that gives a formal home a more relaxed, welcoming look.
It’s time for session three of Design Speak 101, an occasional blog-seminar in which I unravel the mysteries of interior design lingo from A to Z.