Inspiration of the Week

Here is my inspiration of the week...


I LOVE the Mirror Over the Mantle...SO dramatic...
(Something like this can be done by AC GLASS)

I LOVE the way they have used applied molding on the walls ..check out the "fake"(it is mirrored) round transom over the door.......

I LOVE the dark navy walls....

I LOVE that all of the upholstery is in white....



I love Pairs

I will have to say I have a small problem with pairs...I love them!  I love pairs of chairs, demi-lunes, lamps and yes - I even love pairs of art...I actually had a gallery talk me out of getting a pair of lithographs and I regret it to this day that I don't have the "PAIR".  I know I know odd things are maybe better- a little more unexpected...I AGREE!  

But I still love pairs and the symmetry they have and can create and the way they make everything seem a little more organized...I just can't help myself....

I love pairs

Chairs and Art

My favorite pairs...mirrors with lamps and matching chests or demi-lunes

Pairs do not have to match!


Have a FABULOUS weekend!!!


Before and After Living Room

This summer I worked on a living room for an amazing builder (Bradley and Niki Davidson).  They have great taste in building and design.  What I love about their style is that they are realistic about what families need in their living spaces - open with a great flow- and super attractive.  Check out their website...



Check out the Beautiful Built-Ins with Granite Countertops



Look at the Column they added in the Entrance Hall- GORGEOUS! 



 Check out the way they added height to the ceiling...Beautiful!

Stay Tuned for Before and After Shots of My Family Room that Davidson Builders Transformed from a dark and dingy 1970's nightmare to a fabulous light filled family room!


China Seas

Take a look at all the gorgeous new prints and colors from China Seas with a little Michael Devine, Kathryn Ireland, and fab trim I picked up in NYC thrown into the mix....I hope my client loves them as much as I do!!!

I love the sunny feel to this room  - it just makes me happy looking at it.....

China Seas does not always have to be done bright...love using this print in a neutral colorway...

and then there is Michael Devine...D I V I N E
Michael Devine



New York State of Mind

Very productive trip to NYC...some very cool finds in fabric and trim..as well as some spectacular light fixtures...and I got to catch up with an old friend!

Catherine from Rikshaw Design and Me in Times Square

It was FREEZING..so I was wearing my grandmother's fur coat feeling very "Doctor Zhivago" and Catherine brought me down to reality telling me it was more of an "Edie in Grey Gardens" moment..HYSTERICAL!

Drinks at The Royalton Hotel

The first thing you see is this amazing fixture in the lobby....

Lounge At The Royalton...lots of leather and metal..

Fab Light Fixture from John Roselli

Pair of Horses I need for my Living Room...LOVE!

...stay tuned for some new prints and wallpapers from Quadrille/China Seas!


Inspiration of the Week

Headed to NYC for some work inspiration....

I have his and her rooms this week!

I am dying for someone to do a room with lacquered walls...check this living room out by Miles Redd


I LOVE the shiny walls...

I LOVE the bright orange against the teal .....

I LOVE the photographs stacked on top of each other above the armless sofa (by the way I LOVE the armless sofa!)



I LOVE (obviously) the lacquered walls

I LOVE the fact that your husband would want to use this room and you could actually keep the door to it open- because you would want people to see it...

I LOVE the Quadrille Fabric on the Club Chairs 

I LOVE the oversized Cow Painting - especially since this is a home in Texas

I LOVE how Miles Redd has a sense of humor in his design - his rooms are never too serious...and that is how I feel about design - it should be fun!  Making your surroundings beautiful should be an exciting process - not stuffy and over thought!


Custom Mirror

Check out my new custom mirror!  Designed by me and fabricated and installed by AC GLASS.  It needs a few more coats of paint- but it has totally transformed my living room.  I LOVE it!  You can have one too- in any shape or size and the mirror can be done plain or antiqued.  The possibilities are endless...

Working with AC Glass to Create the Perfect Mirror



Fabulous Chair

This fabulous chair is going to be up for grabs at the Collegiate School Winter Party Auction this February.  The yummy teal leather is courtesy of Moore and Giles Inc and the chair is a custom design from RWID!  This chair would give your entrance hall a pop and could stand on its own in your living room...it would also be the PERFECT desk chair.

On a side note the 1979 C Jere Wall Sculpture hanging above the chair (signed and dated) is for sale ...$525 + shipping ...makes a statement on any wall....contact me for information.

C Jere Sculpture over a Bed...LOVE!


Camping Out

I have an installation the rest of the week...an amazing client and an amazing house!  So I will be camping out at her house for the next few days.  Directing movers and giving moral support...moving is EXHAUSTING but so worth it in the end..

homemade tipi

I will be back shortly ...



I have several clients that have been adding bathrooms or redoing the ones they have.  Bathrooms can be so fun and as a mother of small children mine has become one of the only places to get away!  Making it beautiful is becoming a necessity these days....

The Moorish Lines and Mounted Sconces make this bathroom feel like heaven....

I love the way they have used tile as a decorative stripe...

Do it yourself = Adorable


Green With Envy


Emerald green seemed to be the color of the night

Catherine gets prettier and prettier every year.....love Michael in the middle!
 Green day: Catherine and Angelina show off matching shades as Michael Douglas lingers in the background

My favorite dress of the night...

Translated into a Living Room with Gray and Black....
Steven Gambrel

Love the Geometric Stark Carpet with Shades of Green
green white black modern living room
Sherrill Cadet


Inspiration of the Week

Here is my inspiration of the week....

My obsession with Jeffrey Bilhuber continues - I am starting to feel like Rosie O'Donnell when she was obsessed with Tom Cruise during her talk show years.  Does anyone remember her "Tommy Can You Hear Me" button should would press during her show?  I need a "Jeffrey Can You Hear Me" button!


I love the neutral walls, carpet and large upholstered pieces -it really makes everything POP

I love the dark and dramatic piece of art above the sofa- SO unexpected

I love the collection he has placed on top of the door frame




Sneak Peek : Trina Turk Outdoor Fabrics for 2011

The New Spring 2011 Line of Trina Turk Outdoor Fabrics has Arrived

Just a small sampling of some new blues she is offering this season

Would look amazing on your patio or in your family room

  Outdoor fabrics are not just for the outdoors!

A Look at her last collection...



Bungalow 5

Great quality pieces with a modern twist!

Love the Jacqui Desk as a desk or a vanity...

Jacqui chests look great anywhere- it is the perfect size!

The Harlow console has beautiful lines and comes in 4 amazing colors....

All available through RWID at amazing prices!  .


Purple Haze

I am in a purple mood this week....



What Color is Your

Front Door....I am so interested to know the color everyone has painted their front door.  It is a question that clients always are thinking about and Richmond, Va is definitely a "put some color on your front door" kind of town.  Some houses can pull if off, others need to go neutral.

Hollywood Glamour
I don't even care what the inside looks like- I want to live here...

I love the contrast of this door against the dark walls....

Understated Elegance

Clean and Classic 
What my new front porch is going to look like Summer 2011  


What Color is Your Door?????


Bergamo's Pallas 2 Yards Left!


The ULTIMATE ikat....Bergamo's Pallas in Fuschia...

Would look amazing as one side of a duvet cover...just a thought...

Look how Jeffrey uses one pillow to give the whole room a POP.....
Jeffrey Bilhuber 

Bold patterns work together in Diane Von Furstenburg's Home...

Bright colors and bold patterns make small spaces feel bigger...

Steven Gambrel

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