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:
A Dallas shopping renaissance is underway- on the same block of Main Street as downtown Neiman Marcus is The Joule Hotel, with new upscale shops including the Taschen Library. This gorgeous store is designed for you to Continue reading →
One of the activities of Blogfest was access to the Kips Bay Show House. Thanks to Kravet, the blogger group took it over one morning last week. This 5 story upper east side beauty, built in 1899, has Continue reading →
Believe it or not but these gorgeous mantels are made of plaster, not marble. Thanks to the incredible talent of the artist who painted the faux marble, thousands of dollars were saved in creating this high-end look. The illusion of marble is so convincing that the eye would not even doubt the “marble” of these mantels.
Today I would like to introduce you to Frederick Rayner, a multi-talented impressive Dallas native. If you have the pleasure to get to know him, he will inspire you with his quick wit on so many fronts: culture, culinary arts, literature, philosophy, or maybe just in the amusing way that processes life. If you do not already know Frederick, he is the COO and co-founder of Continue reading →
Ahhhh, Magazine Street Shopping for antiques and Interior Design. The stores are located in beautiful old houses- built with the fabulous New Orleans proportions. The architecture is unique and the history is tangible. Here are a few shops that sum up the look nicely. They are actually located in a 2-3 block stretch of great Interior Design resources on Magazine Street. (see map below)
I’m at Huffington Post Home this week sharing Top Design Highlights from Design Bloggers Conference. I have recapped presentations of keynote interior design word legends Newell Turner, Charlotte Moss, Barbara Barry and Windsor Smith…and filled you in on who else presented at this star-studded conference. Head over to Huffington Post Home to check it out!
Behold the creative European lighting trends of 2013. One of the artists featured at Amesterdam’s Frozen Fountain is Hans van Benthum. His whimsical style of lighting (above and below) as art is so Continue reading →