09 Sep

Shopping NYC Style

Shopping in New York City can be overwhelming, especially when you’re one of five girls on the trip! This weekend we struck gold on our first morning at Diana Warner’s boutique on 42 E 21st St New York, NY 10010. They call it the happiest boutique in New York for a reason. I met Diana...
04 Sep

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror Mirror Updating an old mirror is easy and fun! All you need is some paint, fretwork, glue and a little patience. Here is the mirror I bought from an antique store. It was not expensive, and it was made really well, it weighs about 80 lbs. The first thing I did was took...
13 Aug

My New Surface Designs

It’s been a crazy busy summer as I’ve been working on new surface patterns for A FRESH BUNCH. This has been a great challenge for me since I had to teach myself how to create repeats and a whole new skill set. I’m psyched how everything turned out and you can see several of...
08 Aug

Faux Sure!

THE BEST FUR: FAUX SURE! One of the best things about going to Americas Mart, is occasionally we have a little time to do some shopping for ourselves. When we walked by the Fabulous Furs booth, we couldn’t resist placing an order. Once you feel the faux fur, it’s virtually impossible to not want to...
05 Aug

Spell It Out!

While walking Americas Mart, another interesting trend that was apparent is what we call “Letter Perfect”. Several years ago, I found a company in High Design that had a really wonderful, circus-like aesthetic with light up letters. I really loved the letters because your can personalize any environment and considered creating a room around...
31 Jul

Organic Industrial

  With the emergence of Brooklyn as a design hot spot, there’s been a trend towards industrial chic furniture that looks right at home in converted factories and living spaces. As I walked High Design in Americas Mart, a twist on this trend is what I call ORGANIC INDUSTRIAL, which combines functional design with...
31 Jul

Market Gold Rush

  I was really interested to see how the gold and brass trend was going to play out at Americas Mart and you could see it everywhere from home decor to jewelry. I shared pics from Ashley Childers’ booth yesterday and here are some more pieces that were featured. I’m seriously considering the gold...
31 Jul

High Design Market Trends

We rcently returned from the Americas Mart in Atlanta for the Home and Gift Show and all I can say is — wow what a weekend! I was busy frommorning to midnight every day but it really is any girl’s dream come true as you have the opportunity to see all the latest in...
29 Jul

Pantone Part Two

Yesterday, I posted the first series of Pantone picks to update your interiors and here’s a second set of options. These are definitely more of my taste. I’ve used the Dusk Blue and Linen in both my bedroom and kitchen. The Tender Shoots green always makes me happy and I just think green is a very positive color to use...
28 Jul

Pantone Colors for Your Home

  Looking to liven up your home with fresh accents this spring? Here’s the Pantone palette translated into accessories that can easily update your home. I love the green sofa above and I’m going to look for green dining room chairs although I would like them to be a bit more mossy. A pillow...