Guess What Designers Are Calling The Next “It” House Plant?

While glossing through the pages of the latest House Beautiful or Architectural Digest magazine have you noticed a common thread among the accents of greenery? We have certainly taken noticed and incorporate this stunning house plant into our designs when we can. If you haven't guessed it already, I'll give you a clue. It's a plant that ...

Inviting Halloween Decor For Your Dining Table

"Soon spirits will roam the neighborhoods at night, little pumpkins running loose until darkness turns to light. Faint whispers of witches delight, vampires awaiting feverishly for their first bite. A sprinkling of anticipation dusted over adults and children alike, how I wish Halloween would come, if it only were tonight." Halloween is a whole lot of ...

Tassel Your Way Over To A Field Of Pom Pom Fringe

  Oh pretty tassels and fringe where have you been? I must admit I've missed you and its has been a pleasure see you dancing your way along the pillows edge and braiding you way up upholstery. The tide has turned in favor of these dangling embellishments. You are no longer my grandmother's cup to tea, ...

Can Furniture Legs Be Sexy?

Does the topic of furniture legs sound somewhat abstruse or boring to you? You may be thinking this discussion should be left at the creative tables of your favorite designers. Maybe the thought never entered your mind, but today I’m about to bring a little light onto the subject. Some designers may call them sexy some ...

IKEA – Part III – THE PRESENTATION

Arriving at the Lennar district office we are so excited!  Sam and I can’t wait to present the furnishings and colors for the two IKEA models to Lennar and get the reaction from the division president Brock Nicholas and his team. Sam is cautious because, after all, design is subjective. I think Lennar is going ...

Do you know Shagreen?

I love Shagreen and during our most recent visit to High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina we saw a lot of it. From light to dark, it's being used in a fashions.  For those of you that are not familiar with shagreen, it's the skin of small sharks and stingrays in it's natural state. ...