Tag Archives: decorating trends

making a shimmering statement with decorative lighting

For statement lighting that literally “rocks”, you can’t go wrong with something like the Petra Bel Air from Wired Custom Lighting.  This thing screams superstar!  Metal squares finished in a distressed gold leaf fall in a random cascade that adds … Continue reading

The flask pendant light by tom dixon

Britain’s Tom Dixon has been wowing the world of design since the 1980s with his inventive and creative take on everything from furniture to tableware to lighting.  His take is fresh and very now.  His style takes the best of … Continue reading

shopping martin szekely at galerie kreo in paris

  Furniture designer Martin Szekely (b. 1956) has produced some remarkable limited edition furniture in stainless steel honeycomb mesh, stone and wood that is understated yet infinitely chic and sophisticated – just the type of pieces I love to get … Continue reading

the design library in new york – a database of historical designs and patterns

Just over an hour from Manhattan you’ll find The Design Library, 11,000 square feet of warehouse space that holds a catalogued inventory of 260+ years of international fabric designs, wallpapers, embroidery, and yarn dyes. It’s the kind of place that … Continue reading

the luminous interiors of brian j. mccarthy

Brian J. McCarthy, a friend and a designer I truly admire – whom I wrote about sometime ago – just published his first book of fabulous interior design projects.  Luminous Interiors showcases Brian’s incredible ability and wide range of talents.  … Continue reading

drawer pulls and knobs – chic cabinet hardware from du verre

In the world of cabinet hardware, du Verre leads the crowded field in both design and quality.  Every piece is made from recycled aluminum, which makes their products a sound environmental choice for responsible modern homes, and each piece is … Continue reading

curiosities designed for modern home decor

Art of the Curious, a collaboration between storied London Old Master paintings dealer Colnaghi and Munich’s Kunstkammer Georg Laue aims to help modern collectors recreate a version of the fabled Renaissance Kunstkammers – rooms chuck full of priceless art, treasures … Continue reading