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ASID AWARD WINNERS

Every year, all across the country, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) awards outstanding interior designer projects with their Design Excellence Awards.  The designers here in Georgia really out did themselves this year, creating some of the most gorgeous spaces I’ve ever seen.  While several of the winning design firms have long been established here in Atlanta, several of this years…

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ROAD TRIP

I am really in need of a vacation, but with Christmas trees to be decorated at the store, and the busy season just around the corner, a vacation, let alone a weekend getaway is out of the question.  So, while I can’t get away in real life, I can escape mentally.   So, the story goes a little something like this….   It’s…

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TUFT LOVE

I just adore tufted furniture.  There is something so old school, yet modern about the look.  Here are a few of my favorite pieces…  {source} I love how dining room chairs with tufted backs make a dining room feel softer and more glamorous. {source}   When I’m in the market for a new piece of furniture, this chaise will be high on…

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IT’S ALL A CROC!

The concept of a watch as a fashion statement has really taken off.  This past Spring and into Summer it was all about the Sandra Bullock Watch from the Blindside movie.  The white Toy Watch and all of its knock-off versions were on just about every womans wrist that I saw.  It was refreshing to see a non-metal, non-gold or silver…

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DIY PROJECT: FALL CANDLEHOLDERS

Since the temperature has dropped a few degrees, I’ve been motivated to begin decorating for fall.  When I pulled out my fall tabletop decor, I decided to add a little something new to the mix this year, and created these beautiful Ribbon Wrapped Candleholders.  Since I love burning candles, and love getting creative with ribbon, I thought these candleholders would really bring my dining room…

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MAGAZINES WORTH READING

Just when I thought I’d never see a new design magazine in print, along comes Anthology. Anthology is a shelter and lifestyle magazine covering the worlds of home, decor, travel, design, entertaining and culture.  The first issue will be out in October, with quarterly distribution there after.  Despite that my mailbox probably can’t handle one more magazine, I can’t wait to…

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DESTINATION: THE OPRAH SHOW

  WOW….How many of you saw the season premier of Oprah yesterday?  I can’t believe this is her last season. I have watched Oprah, and been one of her biggest fans since day one.  I have been a faithful subscriber to O magazine, O at Home and have purchased every one of her books.  Before the world of TiVo and DVR,…

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MY NEW LOVE FOR CARPET

Are you a hardwood floor or carpet person?  Me, I love a little of both, but have become a bigger fan of carpet since I opened my eyes to modular carpet tiles.     I’ve seen carpet squares being used on many of the design shows I watch on TV, but  I have always thought of them as an industrial option, lacking…

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