The Inside Story – What Designers REALLY Do

WHAT DO YOU DO ALL DAY? I recently met with an intelligent reporter who focuses on architecture and engineering in the media.  We had a good conversation that eventually came around to the subject of interior designers.   Turns out that this well-meaning woman had almost no idea what interior designers actually do.  She knew about furniture and ...

How-DO-They-Do-That?!

Here is another great picture from the  How-DO-They-Do-That?! file. This home in Naples was about 10,000 square feet and had a nice flow to it from the architect Mark Nasrallah.  On the interior detailing and interior design side, we added everything.  Here is a picture of completed living room with all the details and furnishings.  Such ...

How do they DO that??

I got lots of emails on my last How-Do-They-Do-That? post so I thought a would do another. This one is a room I love in Naples Florida. It was a 'designer -ready' unit which means we got it with concrete floors, and plain, unembellished drywall ceilings and walls. Except for the kitchen and bathroom plumbing ...

MODERN MOSAICS ON AN ANCIENT COAST

Maybe it is my recent conversation with Sara Baldwin and all the great products on the market these days, that got me thinking about mosaics and tiles in general.  Then, of course, there was our recent trip to Italy,  ' la Costa Amalfitana'  in particular -  the place most people associate with this kind of thing - ...

HOT MOSAICS, COOL DESIGNS!

  Sara Baldwin, innovative founder of the incredible New Ravenna Mosaics recently spoke with me about designs, trends, and her love of mosaics.  Sara has a lot to say, and when she gets started it is hard to stop – but why would you want her to!?  Here is some of our recent conversation.   Hi Sarah! You ...