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Jewelry Of The Home

Of course, I relate interiors to fashion.  Many of my clients have heard me refer to hardware, in particular, cabinet hardware,  as the jewelry of the home.  I often explain that the cabinetry is the basic wardrobe or outfit and it simply needs jewelry to complete it.  The hardware is primarily functional, but it can also be a real asset to the room’s design aesthetic at large. …

Fabulous Finds

Anyone that knows me well knows that I love jewelry.  Scouring flea markets, antique malls, estate sales, and the occasional thrift store has been a favorite past time for me for many years.  It is not uncommon for me to go off track in the antique shop looking over jewelry displays when I am supposed to be researching and shopping for my own projects!  Nevertheless, jewelry brings me …

Seeking Beauty

I was so inspired by the documentary, Iris, that a friend of mine recommended  I watch the documentary, “Bill Cunningham New York“. Not only was I inspired, but I was fascinated.  Bill Cunningham is a legend.  This New York City photographer rides his bike, at the age of 86, all over the city to capture the best in fashion. His motivation is to capture the unique and …

Burgundy Rebound

It’s back!  That color I never loved as a kid in the eighties that was casting on everything everywhere in the interiors world, burgundy!  I remember how every dining room, every library, every office seemed to have burgundy walls and of course, accented with hunter or teal green! Well, this time it is not just called burgundy, but bordeaux or marsala (pantone.com) or oxblood, and it’s …

Iris Inspiring

What inspires you?  Is it a person, a place, a thing?  Is it nature or architecture?  Is it a color, or a shade, or a shadow? This past week end, I watched the documentary film on Iris Apfel.  Iris was an interior designer, a textile business woman (Old World Weavers), and today, an international fashion icon.  Oh, her jewelry! I know for a fact that …