• Instagram Inspiration from Design Experts

    Instagram pictures, taken with an iPhone and then posted online though a series of photo filters, have become the modern-day version of the Polaroid. Artists and designers have embraced the application as a way to uniquely record the things that inspire them. Here are some of the Instagram photos of...
  • Belgian Style

    I don’t know what it is about fall and the nearing winter that gets my heart racing about Belgian Style. Most people probably never think twice about Belgium, that is unless you are Belgian. While they are quite well known for lace and dipping their frites in mayo, they are also masters in combining...
  • The Devil is in the Details

    Imagine creating an interior that is reminiscent of a still life, something worthy of being captured in print or in a painting. The term, the devil is in the details, can be applied to many areas of one’s life, but can also interpreted within the world of interior design. It’s one thing to...
  • Inspiring Thanksgiving Tables

    Everybody has their own take on what Thanksgiving means to them and their family. For some, it’s all about the food. For others, it’s all about the football. Considering that this blog is about design and lifestyle, it would seem a tad odd to show you a group of pictures of “Turkey...
  • Summer Inspiration: Sarah's Summer House

    Having worked in Design Television for over a decade, I have a sincere appreciation for “old school” design shows -- you know, the ones that educated as well as entertained. Someone that I have admired for several years is Sarah Richardson. She has that girl-next-door likeability and is...
  • Home Decor Inspiration: Matisse

    Growing up studying art and art history, I was always fascinated and intrigued by 19th and 20th century art and artists like Henri Matisse, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, and Rene Magritte. I love wall art with bright color, interesting texture, and layers of meaning, and found home decor...
  • Traditional Minimalist Design

    I don’t know about you, but I am tired of the holiday bloat. Bloat not only around my middle from too much food, but domestic bloat from the excess of gifts and decorations. A good cleanse is in order for both health and home. I’m not sure whether traditional minimalist design is an actual...
  • 5 Tips For Bathroom Organization

    If you think about it, one of the smallest rooms in our houses requires the greatest need for storage. Because the average person uses their bathroom roughly six times a day it’s important that our bathrooms function just as well as they look. While I would normally stress that aesthetics outweigh...
  • Inspiring Design in Unexpected Places: Nebraska

    Perched high on a hill top just on the outskirts of Omaha, Nebraska sits The Holy Family Shrine. It jolts out of the prairie nearly 50 feet tall and makes you do a double take as you glimpse it from the freeway. Architect E. Fay Jones, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed this structure. His...
  • Designer Storage Solutions for 2012

    Cheers to the New Year! It’s resolution time and time to get organized. So here are my favorite designer storage solutions for 2012--stylish and full of personality, they’re also sure to leave your space feeling tidy and looking terrific. Maximize your space. I designed this hip bachelor...
  • A Palm Beach Interior Design Story

    Let’s play a game. Let’s pretend we have gobs of dough and can winter in Palm Beach. Because it’s make-believe, we also happen to have an insanely chic home. Have I set the stage? It may sound like a wild and totally unrealistic dream, but Palm Beach style is so fun, so cheerful and...
  • Holiday Gift Ideas 2011

    Christmas is in 16 days - how's your holiday gift buying coming along? If you're feeling stuck trying to find something fab for your friends and family, you're in luck - stylish Lamps Plus home decor buyer Veronika Haddad (who recently shared the top holiday tabletop decorating trends for...
  • Creating an Art Gallery at Home

    Most people like art. At least I think they do. Heaven knows there are always throngs of people at every museum I attend. Hence, if we go on that premise, one must assume people like art at home. I’m a firm believer that people should buy what they love unless of course it’s on velvet! Your...
  • Stylish Small Spaces

    Coming off the heels of my post on the perfect closet, I thought the New Year would be a perfect time to talk about life in close quarters. Stylish small spaces can be achieved in any size domicile if you know a few tricks of the trade and commit to a life of ruthless editing and turning organization...
  • Deconstructing 3 Summertime Inspirations

    The flowers are blooming, the garden is planted and the weather is getting warmer. So now is the time to start thinking about summer cookouts, sprucing up the patio, and how to take some of the indoors out. Here are three inspirations where I have selected the key ingredients to keep you on the right...
  • Planet AOL: Heidi Klum Launches New Site

    Supermodel, TV host, author, business women, designer Heidi Klum has many talents and she is now sharing them with her fans. Recently launched on AOL, her lifestyle site is providing tips on Fashion, Parenting, Home Decor and Fitness. “During my 15 years in the business, I’ve received so...
  • Lighting Inspired by Holiday Decor

    For those of you that embrace the holiday season it must be a very depressing realization when you finally admit to yourself that it’s time to toss out the dried-out, highly flammable tree and box up the ole elf on a shelf. One way to keep the magic going a tad longer could be incorporating lighting...
  • Decor Inspiration from Celebrity Living Rooms: Favorite Five

    When money is no object, the world is your oyster. These five celebrity living rooms range from casual to glamorous. Which stars would you guess are casual and which glamorous? Let's take a peek into the homes of some folks you've heard of. Above: Aerin Lauder's living room is located...
  • Harmony and Balance: Symmetrical Design

    No doubt most of us crave a little peace after the hectic holidays. While we still have New Years to look forward to, it’s not a bad idea to start thinking about the coming year and ways to create more balance in our lives. To some, balance may be the amount of time we spend with family relative...
  • E Interior Design with Coddington Design

    Named one of House Beautiful’s Top 20 young interior designers, Melanie Coddington is the founder of Coddington Design , a boutique firm with studios in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Taylor Tanimoto is the senior designer in the Los Angeles studio. Known for their feminine-but-streamlined “...
  • Inspiring Design in Unexpected Places: Destination Scotland

    Open any design magazine today and you're bound to find an article or two about the hottest boutique hotel. Like so many other designers, I've always found great inspiration from the grand hotels of yesteryear to the trendiest modern resorts and spas. Every great city of the world has at least...
  • Maison de Luxe at Greystone Mansion - My Thoughts...

    A few days ago I toured the Maison de Luxe designer show house at the historic Beverly Hills Greystone Mansion. It was a beautiful morning and the first time that I have been to the Greystone Mansion, which has now been dedicated as a public park by the city of Beverly Hills. The 12 1/2 acre property...
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