Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Magazine Article...!

I received a phone call today from a writer at national magazine publication. She is writing an article about technology, the internet and Interior Design. We had a great conversation! I can't wait to see the article. Check back for updates and links!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Dining Room Update



A fun, eclectic mix of textures, shapes and colors coordinates beautifully in this dining room re-do. The new glass block window and metallic paints sparkle against the warm wood floors and earthy brick walls. An abstracted rose motif is repeated in the chenille fabric on the newly upholstered chair and ottoman, in the designer iron chandelier, and in the texture of the ceiling treatment. The repetition of circles and squares adds another rhythmic element. The unexpected Flokati rug softens the space, adding comfort and luxury.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday the 13th 2009 - The Movie

Last summer, I was called in as an Interior Design consultant and Buyer for the new release, Friday the 13th. Set in legendary Camp Crystal Lake, the ill-fated cast vacations at a gorgeous cabin. The director, Marcus Nispel, wanted authentic high-end Arts and Crafts style furnishings for this set. My friend Randy Huke, a wonderfully accomplished Artist and Set Decorator, hired me to research and shop. I found that the original Gustav Stickley designs are still being made as they have been for over 100 years. Production purchased many pieces, including the sofas, chairs, tables and bedroom furniture. Here you can see the on-set photos, and a film grab from the trailer, showing the finished cabin set.

See Also Linda Merrill's blog:

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sophisticated Whimsy

Inspired by the fantastic rosette iron chandelier, a dramatic ceiling is the focal point of this mid-century condo's dining room. Textured Anaglypta wallpaper with a fun and funky circle pattern is juxtaposed against classic bead trim, and center medallion. The treatment was hand painted and faux finished with 3 different metallic paints. (Yes, I painted the faux myself!) The overall effect is subtle and sophisticated whimsy!

**See Dallas Dining Room post.

**More Updates soon!