The Transformer

The Transformer

I am not talking about the comic book character, the transformer, rather the underrated lampshade. I was recently preparing for an install of a few new pieces of furniture that were going to blend in with some of the client’s existing pieces.  Among those...
Alright with Pyrite

Alright with Pyrite

Trend Alert……Pyrite!  This beautiful brassy yellow mineral is on trend as I am seeing it everywhere in the interiors and the fashion industries. I’ve always heard of this material referred to as “fool’s gold”, but I am alright with...
Put A Cork On It

Put A Cork On It

cork |kôrk| noun “the buoyant, light brown substance obtained from the outer layer of the bark of the cork oak.” I think I have underestimated the importance of cork in my life.  How about you? Cork is used for many more products than we think.  Beyond...
Fabulous Finds

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...
Rollin’ With It

Rollin’ With It

Very often I am challenged with interior door swings.  Sometimes they just take up too much valuable wall space.  Thus, my solution many times is a rolling door. A rolling door can save that space on the interior of the room and can be an added feature of the entrance...
Two for One

Two for One

Pantone is know for its “color of the year” that forecasts the trends in fashion, floral, interiors and a whole plethora of products.  This is the first year they have chosen to select two colors.  When I first read about the two colors, I was hesitant,...
Amen to Amenities

Amen to Amenities

This past week I had a meeting with a builder and a client.  A few minutes into the meeting, the client asked us to list some of the top amenities that new homes in the Pacific Northwest must have.  The builder and I recalled past projects and immediately came up with...
Setting The Stage

Setting The Stage

Art is subjective just as its placement is subjective.  I am intrigued by art and how its interpretation changes as its setting changes. Influences such as the architecture, lighting as well as the wall color and furnishings can manipulate the perception and...
Chair-ish Your Space

Chair-ish Your Space

I believe, a room with an interesting chair is always more fun!   I have a fondness and a curiosity of chairs.  I always have.  Likewise, I have always used an accent chair or chairs to give spaces a little spark and some personality. Often times these chairs have...
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Sometimes all you need is a good mirror.  Something interesting and unique to just jazz up a space.  A mirror reflects light while expanding the space. In the practice of Feng Shui, mirrors are used to create a good energy when strategically placed.  A Mirror also...