Tag Archives: Spanish design

hacienda style decor for today


Long admired for their distinctive architecture and vibrant interiors, Latin American haciendas have been – for centuries – a source of wonder and inspiration to travelers the world over. The trouble is that unless you live in a REAL hacienda, … Continue reading

hotel inspired decor: the Vieques W in Puerto Rico


Today we continue with our hotel inspired decor series and heading to the chic and delightful contemporary design hotel W Retreat & Spa on the island of Vieques just off the coast of the main island of Puerto Rico.  In … Continue reading

stuck in the french countryside with nothing to do? here’s a suggestion

image credit: E. Sander for Domaine de Chaumont-Sur-Loire, France. The International Garden Festival on the grounds of the majestic 15th-century Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire in France has been around since 1992.  I had the pleasure to attend several years back and … Continue reading

the cerralbo palace in madrid

Today I’m over at The Daily Basics, featuring one of my favorite types of museums – the house museum.  Much like I did in these pages with the hotel particuliere of Nissim de Camondo in Paris, I’m sharing one of … Continue reading

LED Lighting you will want to take to bed

“ledtube” Sometimes things just fall on your lap and this was the case of the architectural lighting from Barcelona’s MARSET who happened to send me their catalogue just as I was specifying bedside lighting for a project.  And oh is … Continue reading

modern shapes from traditional bling: the Garrido silversmiths from Spain

Juan and Paloma Garrido are the brother and sister duo bringing new life to the world of contemporary silver design.  The great names of silver (think Georg Jensen, Odiot, Puiforcat, Tiffany) are largely stuck in the past relying on designs … Continue reading

kooky to some, the “sol” chair is simply stylish and fun

Known for their “kooky glam” works, the Spanish Design studio of John Tomjoe has designed the newly launched “Sol” chair.  Probably the least of their “kooky” creations, I think this chair rocks.  Upholstered in Kravet’s “Jerry” fabric it’s a fun … Continue reading