The Safe Whisperer ~Enchanting Secrets Preserved In A Jewel

In order to preserve ones treasures & enchanting secrets, Boca do Lobo designed safes to secure them. Art for your home, each one has a personality of its own. They've been materialized into pieces of artwork for your home or office. With inspiring details, their mere presence creates a fascinating world of their own.  Some ...

If You Give A Home A Flower, Will She’ll Smile Back? 2016’s Floral Trend For The Home

Yes, I believe in the power of flowers in a home. Whether real or imprinted on a pillow, they have positive physiological payback. Not only will they brighten up a room, but will touch one's spirit. Flowers are associated with good will and positive feelings. Their presence alone will enhance a person's sense of well ...

IKEA PART IV- THE ORDERING

Normally the flow of the model home goes like this: Client sets the budget, we present, they love it, we order the furnishing and 3 months later, Voila! The amazing model home is installed and ready for new house hunters to walk through in delight. After the initial budget is set, costs are not mentioned again ...

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. ...

“The Great IKEA Challenge” Part II

Ikea Blog 2 When we left off last week we were at the Ikea store, unattractively gaping at the impossibly gargantuan number of options in the furnishings warehouse. (Recap – Beasley & Henley Interior Design has been tapped by Lennar Homes to create 2 unique model home using IKEA furnishings only. This has never been done in ...