“A house should reflect its occupants’ lifestyles and personalities. They should feel more at home there than anywhere else in the world. ” -Axel Vervoordt
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.
Randolph & Hein is doing some great things with tables these days, I always love seeing their latest. They have some fabulous tables with a twist – good for contemporary as well as mixed in with traditional design schemes.
The Trinity table, 80″ diameter. What a fabulous dining table!
The Bond- side table- 19″ x 19″ x24″h , how chic
The Madrid- also a dining table, what a cool library table this would make- 80″ x 42″ x 30″h
If you would like to order any of these please let us know, we would love to help you make your home as unique as you are.
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
When I take my dog Blizzard walking, we have two such very different perspectives of the beauty that surrounds us. Here is what I notice:
Here is what Blizzard notices: Continue reading
Today New York Designer Robin Baron is featuring me on her wonderful blog Simplifying Fabulous, in her Fab Friday feature! Thank you, Robin, I am honored to be included in this amazing group of people!
Today I am Inspired by: Pamela Copeman. Pamela is a designer friend of mine who lives in Hingham Massachusetts. She is always on the go- designing, traveling to fun destinations, attending glamorous parties, blogging and… painting. It is one thing to call oneself an artist – and an entirely different thing to paint like Pamela does. She is a prolific painter, a colorist, and very whimsical about Continue reading
photo credit: William Brinson
About a month ago I took an Alt Summit online class on Copyright Issues for Bloggers, taught by Susan and William Brinson, creators of the gorgeous blog named House of Brinson- if you are not familiar with it I invite you to experience their visual feast. In their class they covered two specific scenarios: bloggers who create their own images and bloggers using others images. Both Brinsons are professionals in the industry- Susan works in advertising and Will is a professional photographer.
“Our main goal when we agreed to teach this class is to help the blogging community understand that using copyrighted work (specifically photography) without permission can have financial consequences.” -Susan Brinson
Their Alt class was so intriguing that I asked for a followup interview so I could share their insights with you. Here are some Q&A from our interview: Continue reading
Photography collectors: are you bidding on any works in the Diane Arbus Auction? On line only at Christie’s, ends April 12… check it out!