• The Perfect Closet

    Before my musings take us deep within what is usually a windowless space, Happy New Year. Do you think I’m insane to start off the new year discussing closets? Well, I’m not. If you think about it, it’s a perfect time to talk about the perfect closet. No doubt you probably got some...
  • Safe and Spooky Halloween Decorating Ideas

    It's the most wonderful time of the year - no, not Christmas - Halloween! Celebrating Halloween can be frightfully fun, but with its dark and dramatic nighttime nature it's important to create a safe environment for you and your family. Read on for my favorite safe and spooky Halloween decorating...
  • Designer Adam Straus Shares Tips for Creating a Vintage Aesthetic

    I am not supposed to have favorites, but... Adam Straus is among my favorite Los Angeles based interior designers. His looks are just so cool, how can you not fall in love with his style? I love when he indulges in the dark and moody aesthetic to create a masucline and sexy design. It is a difficult...
  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    The traditional gets an updating in this sleek and sexy new chandelier design . It features a sheer black fabric drum shade wrapped around a Bohemian black crystal candelabra frame. It's just the thing for adding a little bling to your home decor! Bohemian Black Crystal Chandelier .
  • Halloween Inspiration: Dark and Moody Black Kitchens

    Halloween is almost here and I am ready to get my scary on! Since I am in the Halloween spirit, now couldn't be a better time to share some of my favorite dark and moody black kitchens. They are more stylish than scary and are beautiful year round. Besides painting the kitchen walls and cabinetry...
  • In Awe of the All Black Room

    I am in awe of the all black room. It’s gutsy, bold and if done right, beautiful. No, I am not going goth. It’s just that I wish I had the courage to paint a room all black because they are so incredibly sexy. I was inspired to muse on the matter after reading one of our fellow bloggers post...
  • Design Inspiration from Rome

    Ah Roma, *sigh.* The Eternal City is home to not only the Colosseum, Forum, Vatican, and Trevi Fountain, but also home to great shopping, food and design. Design inspiration from Rome will totally surprise you. You may think that a city steeped in such history would be home to over-the-top and fussy...
  • London Design Inspiration: Black and Gold

    Greetings from London. I think I look a little fuzzy here. Perhaps it’s the camera man or most likely the jet-lag. Regardless, I’m always at the top of my game in London because, quite frankly, it’s my favorite English-speaking City in the world. I love that everything is so civilized...
  • Black, Glass, or Brass Lighting?

    Have a hard time picking out lighting fixtures for your dining room? It can definitely be an overwhelming task when there are so many styles to choose from. I've found three images for you to visualize your dining room fixture style using common finishes — black, glass or crystal, and brass...
  • Dwell on Design 2012 Recap: Trends, News, and People Spotting

    Did you miss Dwell on Design this year? Good news, we have pictures and a full recap from the event! Like most years, the modern outdoor exhibits are very popular. The G-Pod drew quite a crowd. It is a rotating pod complete with a modern outdoor light that is made for relaxing in your backyard. The garden...
  • About Iceland: Design and Architecture in Reykjavik

    A coffee and sit down with Icelandic designer Helga Guðrún, owner of Stáss Design and one of four companies in the artistic collective Netagerðin , to learn about Iceland opened my eyes to everything design and architecture in Reykjavik, Iceland. We talked about everything from...
  • Good Reads Link Roundup - December, 2011

    Say goodbye to 2011! Here are some of our favorite links from the past month. Happy reading! Our very own blogger and designer-gal Kari Whitman (pictured above) was featured in this Wall Street Journal article on decor and pets . "With the right materials and the right training, you can have...
  • Summer Style: Black and White Decor

    What’s timeless when it comes to any seasonal style? Black and white decor is always a safe bet. I think there is nothing more chic than time-honored black and white awnings on a house or hotel terrace. That crisp design choice can be applied to a wide range of home-related decor if awnings...
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