Splurge

Splurge

SPLURGE Splurge on Gaetano Pesce's pond table - it has always been one of my favorites  - it was designed in 2012 as a series of 7 and uses ridid polyurethane foam, PVC, opoxy resin, and soft urethane resin to capture it's effect. PSYCHOLOGY IN DESIGN Gaetano Pesce's...

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Designing from Nature

Designing from Nature

DESIGNING FROM NATURE Designing from nature in mind makes the concept more dynamic and profound for me. Whether it be the gorgeous way that nature creates or the feeling that you get from being around it, stones, leaves, flowers, trees, water, metals and all the...

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Psychology in Design

Psychology in Design

PSYCHOLOGY IN DESIGN Using psychology in design is vital to the way I work because no two people are the same. It makes sense for me to approach each home, office or retail space a little differently because each client has a vastly different aesthetic or personal...

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Salvador Dali Furniture

Salvador Dali Furniture

SALVADOR DALI FURNITURE Salvador Dali furniture as impactful as his paintings. He has been one of my favorite artists since I was a little girl. I didn't discover his furniture until I was an adult. The Leda table, inspired by his painting 'Femme à la Tête Rose',...

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Avant-garde Furniture

Avant-garde Furniture

AVANT-GARDE FURNITURE Cutting edge designers, Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard of Fredrikson Stallard take my breath away. Taking the geometrical art form of a rock and turning it into a functional piece of furniture with the pop art sensibility of using a bright...

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Designer Houses

Designer Houses

DESIGNER HOUSES - NEW CONSTRUCTION Our new construction project is coming along. I don't know what it is, but sometimes (to our electrician's chagrin!), I just have to get up on that ladder. It has been a fun project. I will be excited when we get this beautiful place...

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Interior Design Splurge

Interior Design Splurge

INTERIOR DESIGN SPLURGE - LUXURY GOODS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE Interior design splurge will bring you extravagant luxury finds that will range from raw, refined, new to antique or vintage. We scour the globe to seek out rare, exquisite finds from our favorite designers,...

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Indigo Dyed Wood

Indigo Dyed Wood

INDIGO DYED WOOD - JAPANESE TRENDS Indigo dyed wood, a recent trend in Japan, is made by using Aizome, a traditional indigo dye derived from the ai plant. We have spotted Japanese craftsman experimenting with dying hard wood floors and furniture. This unique Japanese...

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Green Design

Green Design

GREEN DESIGN - FUNCTIONAL ART Greg Klessen is an environmentally conscientious furniture designer. Sourcing only locally sustainable wood from the banks of the Nooksack River, he handcrafts tables inspired by the waterways of the Pacific North. What I love about his...

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Cheap & Chic

Cheap & Chic

CHEAP & CHIC FINDS Cheap & Chic decorative items are perfect for conscious consumers who want pops of color in their space without breaking the bank. Greg Gallego, owner of Makye77 has designed bowls that are a perfect catch all for small items that live in an...

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Interior Design Ideas

Interior Design Ideas

INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS Interior design ideas don't have to stop at aesthetics. Each piece you bring into your home tells the story of you and represents something, be it a symbol, a memory or simply your taste. What I love about this little X TRAY planter by Vitamin...

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Small Office Design

Small Office Design

SMALL OFFICE DESIGN - A TRANSFORMATIONAL DESIGN APPROACH Small office design is equal parts productivity, branded style, and warmth. Warmth was added because I believe that creating a level of comfortability in the place that you work can impact productivity in the...

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