Last weekend my husband and I went out of town. I brought a stack of magazines to go through- my travel indulgence. The November issue of House Beautiful introduced me to Alex Hitz… southerner gone californian, talented chef AND designer AND avid entertainer- wow! How did I not know about this inspirational man of many talents?! I could not get enough of this article on him. Below are my thoughts when I was looking at the spread on his home.
If you get my drift, I was thinking love-love-love about most every detail of his design as I slowed down to absorb the photos. The southern influence shows in the table setting, also revealed through his design style- very handsome, a great mix of classic & contemporary, obviously someone who grew up around nice things. Boy does he have an eye for design. Continue reading →
How do we bring our focus back to Interior Design in the heat of election time? We talk about Campaign Furniture! They have absolutely nothing to do with each other, but there, I just changed the subject!
When I heard that Ralph Lauren was going to move the women’s and home collections out of the old Rhinelander Mansion on 876 Madison Ave, I was devastated. That gorgeous stairwell, the high ceilings, the history, the beauty… all made the perfect backdrop for Ralph’s home collections. I still remember being in the store to soak it up one last time as I mourned the upcoming move.
Little did I know what was in store. Naturally, Ralph Lauren knows exactly what he is doing… Continue reading →
Glass is making it’s mark in remodeling trends, in kitchens and especially in bathrooms. Glass tiles for shower walls, back-splashes and accent tiles in flooring add a noticeable sparkle, color and depth not found in stone or ceramic tiles. The choices are getting more sophisticated too.
The above glass tile mosaics are gorgeous, aren’t they?
The above tiles are reflective gold leaf with slight patina.
These mirrored glass tiles are available in platinum, white gold or rose gold leafing…
The handsome tiles above are made of obsidian, volcanic glass.
Which ones do you like? Do these inspire you?
If you have any questions or topics you would like to read about, be sure to let us know! Have a great day and a wonderful Easter weekend-
Last week the owner of Fortuny was in Dallas to present the latest colorways of the legendary fabric line, the Colourismo Collection. The pigments are as glorious as ever- think Hermes tie kind of purity of color. No surprise, because the namesake Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) was an artist of the genius level, who even made his own dyes, paints and brushes. All bright and fresh, the Colourismo fabrics will definitely inspire. I have chosen a few to share:
I chose this one because it is a classic Fortuny design in what appears to be the color of the year!
I love the fresh happy colors in this leaf design. All colorways are great of this.
This happy design is just so charming and whimsical. Fortuny, always a classic, seems to be updating and staying with the times beautifully. If you would like more information on patterns, colors or pricing, please contact us.
What are your thoughts on these fabrics? Do they inspire you? Do you feel that they would work in contemporary settings as well as traditional? Share your thoughts…