categories + archives: SURFACES

féau and cie. – masters of the carved wood paneling

Masters of their craft, Paris-based Féau & Cie. are today gracefully carrying on the 400-year-old boiserie tradition in France.  In a world that seems to prize sleek, modern and minimalism, Féau & Cie. are a throw back to the grand … Continue reading

decorex london – finds in textiles, stone and finishes

In a previous post I introduced Decorex International, one of the anchor trade shows of the London Design Festival that I attended in September.  In it I focused on Decorex lighting and art that caught my eye.  Today I continue my … Continue reading

the london design festival – what caught my eye at the 100% design fair

One of my design destinations during my visit with MODENUS BlogTour to the London Design Festival was the 100% Design show over at Earl’s Court.  It’s the U.K.’s single biggest design trade event to run during the festival.  The show … Continue reading

infatuated with the sublime fabrics of bernie de le cuona

Ask anybody who is anybody in the world of interior design about de le Cuona fabrics and I venture to say everybody would give Bernie de le Cuona an A+.  Her sumptuous textiles are specified for the best homes and … Continue reading

wall décor; your very own wall of plants

Live Vertical Garden of Bayside, Long Island, have created a beautiful and functional new way to enjoy plants indoors.  This is perfect for people like me who live in city apartments, but long to have a bit of the outdoors, well … Continue reading

bright and fresh wall treatments to consider

image credit: Genevieve Bennett, London (leather tiles and trim) Today’s post is to inspire you to do something with your walls – sculpted leather from London’s Genevieve Bennett, wallpapers that look like fabric from Paris-based Casamance or small limestone mosaics … Continue reading

antique mirror glass for contemporary living

English artisan and restorer Dominic Schuster is doing some really cool stuff with mirrored surfaces.  While I can easily find people in Manhattan who can do antiqued mirror glass, it is far harder to find someone who does it this … Continue reading