Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Look at this great little red chair. It has sleek little arms...now try to imagine that with the white trim on the door frame to the left and the wood arch and detailing to the right. It might look out of place.
This is a great shot that I think truly captures the personalities of both Tracy and Matt. The intense blue color is deep and soulful against the dark wood trim. If the trim was any shade of white it would have more of a country or beach feel to it. If you look beyond the door jamb you will see a hairdressers chair. Tracy has a salon in the front of her house right across from the living room. Check out www.lovehairsalon.com to see her work.
This is just one of the neatest features in the house. The dresser on the bottom and the doors on the top. I thought it was pretty awesome.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Flocking?? It is such a funny word but I love to say it. Flocked fabric, Flocked wallpaper, flocked accessories. Say it a few times...it is such a fun word to say. I love not only the word but the product of this flocking. Right know you can find items from Target all the way to the high end Strohiem and Roman that have a flocked texture.
This is the most beautiful flocked wallpaper. Personally I love the crispness of the black and white, but as you can see you can get very detailed flocked paper with a very elegant and opulent feel. This red black and gold flocked paper in a formal dining room with antique gold wall sconces....SO gorgeous...
I was at work today and one of my designers had a set of stationary that is flocked. It just happens to be in my favorite combo of black and white but anything flocked adds a touch of class. The texture and visual depth the flocking adds takes a simple item and adds amazing richness and fun.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
How often do you want to clean the seat of the stool? Wood and leather are very easy to clean. Fabric is nice and soft but requires more care that leather and wood.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I am sure some of you are saying "yeah and what is your point?". We take for granted the effort that is put into the restaurants and stores that make us love them. Would Anthropology be as great if they didn't always have a fresh new design for the store, things that make you go "hmmm are those glass jars hanging from the ceiling"? Or would PF Chang's be as fabulous if they didn't invest in the amazing ambiance that allows you to feel secluded and alone when in fact there are thirty people in close proximity to you.
Now maybe "take for granted" is a stong phrase for the situation, but it is very curious that we, as consumers, would rather go the a store that has great design verses one that is, shall we say, lacking. Design is for everyone. Design is how people live, fuction and enjoy a space. So if you have a new home or one that you have had for a while don't give up hope. Good design is available and you have every right to have a beautiful home if you want.