Spring Runway Fashion Inspiration for Your Home

Reports from Fashion Week announced the latest runway trends!  It’s just natural that we want these same beautiful colors and textures to translate to our homes for a fresh spring look.  Fortunately the lag time that used to exist between fashion and home décor has almost vanished. You can achieve immediate gratification when refreshing your … More Spring Runway Fashion Inspiration for Your Home

Design Trends 2014

Part of my job as an interior designer is to keep an eye on emerging trends.  I use that knowledge when I am selecting colors and products for my clients homes. Most of the projections phase in over time so you may not notice the subtle differences until it is a full blown trend. My goal … More Design Trends 2014

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.  http://www.furnituretoday.com/article/455551-The_next_Industrial_Revolution.php  Here are a few more pieces that will add the Industrial touch to your room. see more at      http://www.industrial-chic.com  

Romantic Ruffles

It is the little tailoring detail that can impress, inspire and seduce: the ruffle.  A long time feminine touch in clothing, now has a presence in the home fashion industry.      This is a versatile trend that can work with most interior design styles.  The unexpected ruffle detail is a tempting way to add … More Romantic Ruffles