3/4/15

wednesday whites


studio
office

Light, bright and airy, that's what I see in these.
I also see lots of natural light, great art, fresh flowers and a collection of interesting chairs. Having a classic Eames chair or a Thonet bench doesn't hurt either. 
Besides a beautiful, functional and well appointed desk, what else would one want!?


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images: pinterest

1/15/15

it bears repeating...

BLACK + GOLD
It had to be done....this is stunning.

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design: Catherine Kwong
image via: pinterest 

1/13/15

Black + Gold


simply done and done right.

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12/23/14

seasonal style

black + white and holiday inspiration

Happy Holidays!

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10/15/14

design to the letter . . . continued

K  
i s   f o r  K A S L E R
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has easily been one of my favorite designers from the first time I saw her work years ago. 
She has been in every high end design publication from 
House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Veranda and Architectural Digest ...just to name a few.  


She has designed beautiful products lines from
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 as well as 
 lighting,

fabric
 and carpet.

Her office is beyond enviable...


Her books are a must for any design library,

her body of work is impressive and her interiors continue to inspire. 


"A room should be collected not decorated"~Suzanne Kasler

In my very first post, which was all about what inspires
 me as a designer and artist, I of course added her in the mix. 

Suzanne Kasler is the epitomy of
 classic ... sophisticated ... timeless.


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10/10/14

QUADRILLE

introduces
Persia is my favorite and I especially love it as a paper. 
Comes in such great color options as well.
Here are a few more that are really great.
Beautiful . . . 

Quadrille is know for colorful, fun prints from their collections such as 
China Seas, Alan Campbell and Sun Cloth.
Many of these prints have been used in rooms of some of
the biggest tastemakers we know.

pattern: ARBRE De MATISSE 
Tory Burch's home

pattern: LYSETTE REVERSE
Patricia Herrera's home seen in Harper's Bazaar

pattern: DEAUVILLE
 Aerin Lauder's kitchen


I also love the Quadrille showroom here in Chicago.
The showroom manager is so nice and helpful and the space is cozy and always inviting.

Can't wait to stop in and see the new line in person.

Quadrille is to the trade only so feel 
free to contact me!

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10/6/14

color stories


B L A C K  W I N D O W S

dark countertops + plank wood cabinets + dark window frames



Black windows make such a statement,
yet, in a perfectly subtle way. 

They really add in creating a beautiful backdrop to an interesting interior.
A strong window becomes part of the architecture which is always 
a good place to start.

 Another wonderful element of a black window, they recede, bringing the outdoors in.
The only thing better than a fantastic room is a fantastic room - with a view.

To me that's design perfection... 
clean and crisp and just plain cool.

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