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I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW

One of the freshest product statements in the home furnishings industry right now is Acrylic furniture.  There is something so visually interesting about a piece of furniture that you can see through, but still possesses classic design features.  When it comes to decorating, acrylic furniture will not only give a room high style, but it  can help to make a room feel bigger, more elegant…

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QUIET STIMULATION

 Working in the home decor and design industry can be visually and mentally stimulating…sometimes a bit too much.  In a given week, I spend many hours, flipping through magazines, looking at product catalogs, thinking about paint colors and researching design topics for my blog.  Every now and then my mind needs a break from all the stimulus.  Sometimes, my mind longs to…

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PUTTING MY CRAFTING SKILLS TO THE TEST

 A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across a contest that May Arts Ribbon was hosting and decided to put my design and crafting skills to the test. The contest called Calling All Bloggers, is giving the winner(s) a chance to become the next May Arts blogger.  The contest seemed simple…create a project, any project, using the May Arts ribbon…

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WORDS TO INSPIRE

 Design is coming to grips with one’s real lifestyle, one’s real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one’s well-being.                                                                –Albert Hadley     

DESIGN CRUSH: BARCLAY BUTERA

 Barclay Butera Barclay Butera is one designer I think possesses a unique set of design skills.  His ability to combine fabrics and textures is unparalleled; his sense of color is outstanding; his approach to accessorizing a room is wonderful; and his design philosophy of “in Interior Design there are no rules” is admirable. Barclay Butera, in my eyes, is one…

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IT’S A SPECIAL NIGHT

 Tonight is a special night…Why you ask?  Because Project Runway is back?  Season 8 airs tonight at 9 pm on Lifetime! I can’t wait to see what daunting challenges the designers are faced with and what incredible (or hideous) outfits they design.  As a person who loves fashion, and has spent many years working in the industry, Project Runway always makes…

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THE BEAUTY OF YELLOW

As I walked around the Atlanta Gift Mart during the Summer Gift Show, I took notice that not only were lots of people wearing yellow, but there were alot of really great home decor products being shown in yellow.  I was thrilled since yellow,  the vibrant and intense version, is one of my current passions. I love how yellow can lift…

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I LOVE BOOKS!

One of the best parts of attending the Atlanta Gift Shows each year (besides an afternoon spent in the gourmet food section),  is seeing all the new interior design and entertaining books that will be hitting the market in the coming months.  I was so thrilled to see so many incredible books hitting the presses and scheduled for release during the…

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