Tag Archives: design education

schumacher: a tour-de-force in decorating

Schumacher wallcoverings

Schumacher & Co. is one of the world’s best decorating emporiums of luxurious fabrics and fabulous wall treatments, as well as sophisticated rugs and carpets, trim and furniture to finish off any project. Known for their classic designs, unparalleled quality … Continue reading

going to high point market? – make a detour to the furniture library

The-Furniture-Library-HighPoint

Much like the Design Library I wrote about several months back, the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library located in High Point, North Carolina, should be on every designer and decorators must-see (and use) list.  Founded in 1970 by Sandy and Bernice … 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

What does it take to collect modern design?

I am constantly asked for my opinion about modern design from clients just starting out on that collecting jaunt.  With fine art, you can visit museums and galleries and find your way through the maze, but with modern design things … Continue reading

storage motion is a storage system on the move … for your home

Two weeks ago I spotted a motorized storage system at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York.  Storage Motion, Inc., co-founded by Tina and Kurt Krohn of North Carolina, is an outfit providing motor driven storage solutions for … Continue reading

considering a wood paneled shower? tiles that pave the way

Last week I was at the A&D Building in Manhattan placing orders for a client project, and though tile was not part of the trip, I wandered into the Hastings Tile & Bath showroom.  I’m always in awe of how … Continue reading

versatility and sophistication in the interiors of über designer Alberto Pinto (rip)

Argentine-Moroccan interior architect Alberto Pinto is one of those rare jewels in the design world that can literally design any style of interior regardless of its extravagance or minimalism.  Who would have thought ALL the images in this feature are … Continue reading