November 1, 2013

A Little Wien Before We Head Into Winter

As part of my Austrian summer vacation, I flew in and out of Vienna and took advantage of spending one night there to hit some of my favorite places ...

The Cathedral ...and Chevron at its best!
The Opera House at Sunset
Well, hello ladies!

The facade of a building opposite our hotel.  The view from our window was grand!
Just a little door knocker that I loved!
The Adolf Loos designed American Bar.  Architectural Masterpiece!   The space is at best 10 x 20, but the use of mirrors around the top 3' of the wall creates an endless illusion of space.  A Must See!

October 30, 2013

On The Spot: Sleepy Hollow

 With one day to go before the ghosts and goblins (and Spiderman and Buzz Lightyear) fill the streets, what better time to share the Sleepy Hollow Collection from famed metalworker, Michael Aram.

The delicacy of branch design, the oxidized metal ... even old Ichabod Crane would enjoy feasting in this dining room!

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

October 28, 2013

My Summer Vacation

As we enter the home stretch for 2013 with the onset of Thanksgiving and Christmas, I myself have just gotten around to reviewing the images on my iphone from this summer!

Back in August, I had an amazing week exploring the Wachau region of Austria.  Wonderful people, wonderful food, wonderful wine!

I'll start the week and end the week with a few of my favorite images... and on that note, off to Melk, Austria where we toured a beautiful Baroque monastery....

Most of our trip was spent touring the Wachau wine region along the Danube River and Durstein was our favorite little village.  Coming to fame as this location is where Richard the Lionheart was kept prisoner in 1192, this little village had an amazing restaurant at the Schloss Hotel.  The added delight?  About 300 candles being set afloat the Danube during dinner ... gorgeous!  Unfortunately, my skills as a nighttime photographer are sorely lacking, so no images forthcoming!

Where we rest our head was at the Loisium Hotel in Langenlois.  Winner of several architectural awards, the hotel thrives on a purist approach in terms of materials: concrete, glass, wood.  You see the bolts, you understand the skeleton ...their motto is indeed true, it is where wine and design come together!

Lastly, a little picture of yours truly!  When you walk from the hotel into the vineyard and wine "experience", there is a little outdoor bar from which to enjoy the sunset!

October 25, 2013

Favorite Find Friday: Consul Chest from Century

The Consul Chest from Century Furniture in the malachite finish is Chic, Charming and a Creative addition to any stylish interior!

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Have a great weekend!

October 23, 2013

On the Spot: Sarah Burton for The Rug Company

As if "the dress" (you know which dress) wasn't enough, Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen brings her tasteful and creative eye to home furnishings with The Rug Company.  Her latest design, the Monarch rug (now do you know which dress?) is a mesmerizing piece of art ... and yes, you can walk on it!

Have a great week!

October 21, 2013

Calling All Consoles

Always on the lookout for a great console (and let's be honest, I'm dual tasking by blogging and doing client research!)... I've complied a few of my favorites from a recent article in Veranda magazine for you to ponder over as you start the week!

Happy Monday!

Caroline Console by Celerie Kemble for Henredon

Edgewood Console from Aerin

FM91 Console by John Boone

Hudson Console by Michael S. Smith for Baker Furniture

Galion Console by Christian Liagre

.... and as you can see, I'm already a bit partial to the Galion!

Lindsay Hair Interiors

Reach out to us at info@lindenblueedesign for more information on how to search or order your favorite console!

October 18, 2013

Favorite Find Friday: Mr. Brown Home

From the proprietors of Julian Chichester, Mr. Brown Home was launched several years ago as a means for providing classical silhouettes with a twist.

You won't have to twist my arm to incorporate these pieces into my designs...

For more information on how to order, contact us at

Have a great weekend!