Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Southwest In My Soul

After living in the beautiful state of Arizona for two years, I developed a deep love for "Southwest"style. The rugged materials, layers of textiles and mounds of color were so much fun to pull together for clients. We did not in Arizona long enough for me to go all out and design a  hacienda for ourselves, (which is probably a good thing because I would probably have some totem pole sitting in our living room right now) but there are elements of southwest influence that will stay with me forever, here are a few of my faves.

Otomi patterns:

Equestrian prints:

Spanish Mirrors:

Agate +  Southwest Abstract Landscape Paintings:

Suzani's and Navajo Pillows:

Ikat lamps and pillows:

Turquoise Beads:

And of course, the sunsets...and the margaritas and salsa...but definitely the sunsets!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013


With its rich gleam and sculptural weight, this metal is experiencing a resurgence. With so many designers looking to the '70s, it's inevitable that brass and bronze will show up more and more!
Read more: Brass Material Trends - Design Trends 2013

I recently had a local antique dealer tell me the Howard's Brass Polish is the best polish if you want to restore your brass finds to their original shine!

Buy it here

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Eastern Flair

“On the mantel sits a trio of Moroccan lanterns from Toronto store L’Atelier. The silk curtains framing the window are by JAB.” - Vogue Sophie Young's Toronto Lake Home
Photographed by Jeremy Allen

Casa Blanca

Bruno Frisoni’s retreat in the bustling port city of Tangier is as eclectic and inventively chic

Syrian-inspired bands of black and pale-gray marble in the master bathroom, which features a sunken plunge-pool bath.

Klismos chairs, made to order in France, surround a Van der Straeten table in the living room.
Photographed by Fran├žois Halard

Marie Christopher signature lighting fixture:

Matching Mirrors

My current obsession: mirrors over nightstands. I love the way it expands a room. What do you think?
Photo by: Manny Rodriguez
traditional home

New Look for an Unexpected Retailer...JCP!

When was the last time you stepped foot into a JCPenny? I honestly cannot remember when I have been, but what I remember was a dark and dingy department store! Well, now the store is filled with great designs from Jonathan Adler, Nicole Miller, Joe Fresh, Pantone and more. Here is a little glimpse from recent visit to the store.

Bubble Bath Display:


Happy Chic Colors:

stylish canisters:

 Bedding Display:

Great deals:

Stylish Ring Pulls:

Oversized wood chandeliers in the MNG by Mango section: