July 29, 2013

On the Spot: Bernhardt's Florian Cocktail Table

Bringing in an element of the "natural" to your outdoor or solarium furniture arrangement is a great way to add texture, while maintaining a neutral impact on your color scheme.

This table of natural water hyacinth from Bernhardt would be a great addition to your casual decor...

Enjoy the week!

July 26, 2013

Favorite Find Friday: Pigeon and Poodle

I'm a sucker for a cute name and so when I came across Pigeon and Poodle in the recent issue of Traditional Home, I had to check it out!

Full of fantastic bathroom accessories, bar equipment and storage baskets, this accessories based website will become the newest member of my resource library ...and with a name that simply makes you smile, how can you not find something you love?

Have a great weekend!

July 24, 2013

Ga-Ga for Garden Stools

When you're in the need for a small cocktail table, garden stools can be the perfect accent ... indoors or out....

When it comes to picking a garden stool, I tend to select one that has an interesting profile or detail, over the more smooth ones that don't feel as interesting.  If you're able to find one with an aged finish, or a wash in color, you just more interest, which is great when dealing with these little points of detail.

When on the hunt this week for a client, Decor-Decor proved to be a valuable source!

Happy Decorating!

July 22, 2013

On The Spot: Donghia Shopping

Pounding the 18 floors of decorative fabrics and furniture today and I was completely in love with a few things from the Donghia Showroom ...

Love the fabric on the upholstered screens!

Turquoise and charcoal toile?  Yes please!

Modern elegance with this chandelier

Stacked octagonal mirrors

Enjoy the week!!

July 19, 2013

Favorite Find Friday: Bamboo Bowls

As we deal with record breaking temperatures here in the concrete jungle, what better way to cool off than with a bowl of ice cream!

These playful dessert bowls from Bambu Home are not only the perfect size for a scoop or two, but because they are made out of coiled bamboo, they're shatterproof ... which is great when lounging poolside!

Have a great weekend!

July 18, 2013

David Collins

The design world lost a legend this week, when David Collins lost his battle with skin cancer.

As I spend a lot of time in London, where Collins was based, I had the pleasure of being able to surround myself in some of his most notable work: The Wollesley, The Blue Bar, The Delaunay, The Claridges Bar, The Bar at the Connaught and one of my all time favorites, the pagoda bar back at the Langham Hotel ...and the list of accomplishments goes on and on.

What drew me in and made me a big fan of his work, was the brilliant and seamless mix of materials, the sense of drama, yet always the feeling as though you belonged.

We will long be inspired ...

July 10, 2013

On The Spot: Forma Table by Donghia

We all know my affinity for all things black and gold and this table from Donghia is on my wish list ... throw in that the multiple pieces allow for mobility and small side tables and it's at the top of the list!

Happy Wednesday!

July 5, 2013

Favorite Find Friday: La Cornue W

Four years in the making, French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte craftily blended furniture with cooking...

The LaCornue W is a dramatic departure from conventional cooktops ... and writing desks for that matter!

Cooking or writing, this will one day, be mine!

Have a great weekend!

July 3, 2013

On The Spot: Sally King Benedict's rug for Elson & Co.

Never has this title been so literal!  Great rug, great color!

Happy Wednesday!