Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Barstool Brings Sexy Back!

Dear Phillipe,

Thank you for this most sexy of barstools! It was love at first sight.. then I sat in it...omg! One arm? Polished aluminum? Are you kidding? I'll never look at another stool again, I promise!

Your's Truly,

Kong Barstool by Phillipe Starck
Available at Design Within Reach

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Why not just white?

"Color has the ability to emphasize aspects of art in a way that white cannot."

This is a great article about the use and selection of wall color from the perspective of an art gallery. This technique can translate to any interior. As I begin to design a space, I always start with an inspiration piece. Many times this is art, but can also be fabrics, rugs, or stone.

Read the full article here: STIR Magazine

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Visualizing Vignettes

I love this idea of building vignettes to experiment with selections. Visualizing the design concept can be so difficult, even with the best renderings and sample boards. This technique truly illustrates the final look by showing how each element relates to each other and to the surrounding environment. Bridging that ubiquitous gap between concept and reality will definitely give the client a great sense of trust and confidence in their decisions and their design team.

I would select the traditional red roof for the long term classic value. I prefer the mullions on the 4 lite casement over the single hung window, but I would still use the blue accent color on the mutins, sash and fascia.

Where could we use that gorgeous blue roof...?

Article by Candy Evans of Dallas Dirt.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I love how a seemingly simple object can create such a beautifully intricate pattern with light and shadow. Reminiscent of other everyday elements that can transform a space -or an experience- completely.

From German designer Peter Buning.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fireplace Beauty

I finally found the perfect thing for my empty hole of a fireplace....Glass Logs! These beauties are cast from 2300 degree molten glass in sand impressions of actual wood, by artist Jeff Benroth. Being glass, they are decorative only, but they reflect and refract and sparkle so fantastically. Each piece is signed and numbered.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pittsburgh Project

My residential remodel in Pittsburgh is well underway and looking fantastic!
Here's the "before" and "during" photos.