Good Morning Color!

My chilly gray Chicago morning just had a sudden turn around when I received the news about the new Trina Turk fabric collection for Schumacher.  I was already thinking about swimsuit season and picking out something new, now I know it will be a Trina Turk pattern on me and my new lawn furniture.     … More Good Morning Color!

Dignified Simplicity Reins in the UK

Birmingham, United Kingdom – Since Prince William and Kate Middleton announced the date of their wedding, our interest has once again turned to the UK for fashion inspiration.  The largest design show in the UK, Inteiors 2011, provided design direction that reminded me of why we are passionate about the British.  Design for the next 10 years … More Dignified Simplicity Reins in the UK

Say “I Do” to Contract Design Fabrics

The cross trending of furniture and fashion is being nurtured by Chicago area designers and Brentano textiles.  Once again the Chicago History Museum is holding the FashionNext competition asking designers to use inspiration from the museums costume collection and create new designs using only Contract fabrics from Brentano.  The 2010 competition has a wedding theme, … More Say “I Do” to Contract Design Fabrics

Getaway to Style

Hacienda San Angel The courtyard of this chic little boutique hotel was made even  more inviting by 5 little white dogs who run to the entrance when guests ring the doorbell.  Yes, this restaurant/hotel has a doorbell and after anxiously waiting on the back streets of Puerto Vallarta, the proprietor did answer – all part of the charm.   Back … More Getaway to Style

The Next Industrial Revolution

Industrial is hot and provides the perfect little eco-friendly, socially responsible and all-American touch to your rooms.   My Behind the Design column in Furniture Today will explain more about this trend.  Here are a few more pieces that will add the Industrial touch to your room. see more at