People ask me all the time what is the difference between a mood board, an inspiration board, or a presentation board. The terms are used interchangeably, but a presentation board is the one that you would show to a client. A mood/inspiration board might be used only in house as you brainstorm design ideas. The … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Nathan Turner Gets Us In The Mood.
I’ve been a fan of these glasses for ages. I saw them in Kathryn Ireland’s kitchen last year and thought to myself, “I need to buy some when I move to a bigger apartment.” I had to find a new kettle. I decided to go ahead and spend money on a solid one, as the … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Bee Still, My Beating Heart – La Rochere Tumbler
Design, fashion, and lifestyle bloggers have gone crazy over Miranda Brooks’ Brooklyn home which was featured in the January issue of American Vogue. I completely understand why. Brooks, a landscape architect/contributing editor at Vogue and her French husband, architect Bastien Halard, have created a beautiful home. It’s stylish but not stuffy. How much do I … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – A Little Bit Of France In Brooklyn
I was recently hired by the very talented architect Domenico Minchilli to work on the interiors for a home in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. Words cannot adequately express how excited I am about this project. We have a mid/late Spring deadline. Early on, I started to pull images for an inspiration board on … Continue reading Work In Progress – Country House – Tuscany, Italy
Mamma mia, what a week. It’s been non-stop since the Italian holiday season officially ended last Sunday with the Befana. There was a lot of running around picking out fabrics, butchering the Italian language when I met with the drapes/sofa maker, writing budgets, and following up on a million things that were put on hold … Continue reading Reading, Writing, And Decorating.
Last month I attended Kathryn M. Ireland’s Interior Design Bootcamp in Los Angeles. That would be Kathryn the internationally known designer, NOT Kathy the former SI cover model. One Hollywood exec said to me, “I thought you were talking about the model the entire time. Alas, now our conversation has become less interesting to me.” … Continue reading Get Your Interior Design On – The Kathryn M. Ireland Bootcamp Experience
Jacques Grange is one of my favorite designers. I adore the work he did on Aerin Lauder’s new office. Lauder recently launched her own home décor and fashion company after years of working for the company her grandmother, Estée, founded. It’s not easy to create an office that is functional and beautiful. This one is. … Continue reading Io Adoro – Aerin Lauder’s Jacques Grange Designed Office
Tonight (10/9c) is the premiere of Bravo’s hit decorating show (in the United States). Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any information about the international dates. Last season, it started to air in Italy a few months later on SKY’s Real Time channel. It better air here this season. I’m still salty about the E! Channel being … Continue reading Bravo’s “Million Dollar Decorators” – Season 2
Finally, my jet lag is over. My trip to Los Angeles was fantastic. Those who know me or read my former blog know how I feel about the City of Angeles. However, this trip was different. Kathryn M. Ireland’s Design Bootcamp had a lot to do with my positive experience. I will post about that … Continue reading Io Adoro – Sugar Paper – Los Angeles, California
Jonathan Adler is one of of my favorite designers. I wish I could be so bold with my color choices and I loved his store on Melrose Avenue. Adler started out as a potter. I adore this piece. It’s stylish, simple, and yet bold. Adler’s vase is perfect for a modern room or for a … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Moko Bulb Vase – Jonathan Adler