Today I am going to take you shopping at one of my favorite go-to places for a shot of retail therapy. Whenever I have an out of town guest who wants to get a dose of Dallas shopping (I am speaking of girl shopping here, interior design loving friends…), we make a stop through this store and they always fall in love with it. Blue Print happens to be right in my own neighborhood, where Uncommon Market was located for years, bringing bright happy charm to a beautiful old house that reminds me of New Orleans- elegant proportions of high ceilings, oversized doorways, architectural detailing, tall windows. They have transformed this posh location into the home you want to have. [Read more...]
This lighting installation makes me want to have a dark cozy dining room so I can have a fixture just like it- it is brilliant! Of course, designed by the Ingo Maurer team, does that surprise you? I have a theory that Ingo Maurer customers must enjoy life significantly more than those who play it safe with lighting design decisions. Ingo Maurer designs are SO full of life, creativity, humor and energy. Would you have this in your home?
For more creative lighting, see this pinterest board. And follow me on pinterest while you are there! Have a creative day,
Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a mind, once stretched, never regains its original dimensions. If you want to step out of your world into the zone of creative interior design possibilities, I recommend attending The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). This year’s show was a mind-stretching, upbeat display of innovative contemporary design trends. Lets take a look at my top ten ICFF takeaways:
LED wallpapers are trending, and are they COOL or what?! These are by [Read more...]
I heart New York. The only thing better than going to New York is going for design inspiration. Earlier this week the Big Apple was host to ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) and Blogfest 2013, which included a tour of Kips Bay Show House. Inspiration trifecta! It was so fun to see designer/design blogger friends and meet new ones. Kravet did a spectacular job with Blogfest – everybody who attended had a wonderful time and learned a lot. I decided to share with you some of the faces of Blogfest and ICFF (the ones I happened to get solo shots of), obviously I couldn’t capture all faces, but these talented people will inspire you… so I am treating this like an informal blogroll. As you will find, they are more than just pretty faces: [Read more...]
Is it just me, or are you getting tired of seeing the same ole same ole predictable lighting choices when you shop for yourself or clients? I want to share some fun lighting options that can liven up a room. Gone are the days where art is only hung on the wall. Lighting and art are merging to enhance the experience of interior design:
Marcel Wanders, Co-Founder of Moooi: thank you for [Read more...]