Category: lighting

Drawn to Beauty and Jewels of the Imagination

I had one of the most amazing experiences this week. I was able to see the most spectacular collection of jewels ever! I am talking about the phenomenal exhibit at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. I was also able to preview the exhibit with the designer of the exhibit, the curators and executive staff of the museum.  Drawn to Beauty and Jewels … Read More Drawn to Beauty and Jewels of the Imagination

A Thanksgiving Surprise

Over the years I have found that there are some clients that we end up getting to know more than others. As we get to know them life happens and that sometimes means great things and sometimes difficult things. This year I met an amazing family that I had the pleasure of designing their new home. During that process they experienced news that no … Read More A Thanksgiving Surprise

Final Thoughts on Fall High Point Market

I can’t believe it is almost Thanksgiving which, means it has been more than a month since High Point Market. So I thought I would give one final post on the direction that I see design trends going and why as a designer High Point Market is a must. An area that is growing in the design industry is the dorm room/starter apartment/first home … Read More Final Thoughts on Fall High Point Market

Wow, Wow, Wow – Maximalism and High Point Market!

It was amazing whirlwind of fantastic showrooms, great people and designs to inspire! Maximalist style was all over market this fall. This style included deep rich colors, inlays of metal, bone, shell, and marble along with big over-sized hardware. This is a response to the many seasons of minimalism that we have been seeing. Here are some of my favorite pieces from Bernhardt, who … Read More Wow, Wow, Wow – Maximalism and High Point Market!

New Introductions I love

As many of you know I shop High Point Market but that does not mean that there aren’t other markets that happen in other cities and states. What that also means is that there are new releases to product lines at times of the year other than October and April. While High Point is still the major release time for most furniture and accessory … Read More New Introductions I love

Design Undefined – Farmhouse/Country Style

Have you ever wondered where style trends come from? There has been this huge push for farmhouse, country, and shabby chic interiors, but do we really know which style is which and where they come from? This was a topic we tackled at ABC’s Morning Blend in the recent Design Undefined segment. For me I understand the craze to follow trends however the issue … Read More Design Undefined – Farmhouse/Country Style

Design Undefined

Have you seen the Huge Announcement? Our Design Undefined segment is running every week on ABC’s Morning Blend Tampa Bay. So if you missed them I am going to put them up for everyone to see. We are talking lighting here in this segment. Do you have the right lighting for your home?   Here are some tips on storage for your home.   … Read More Design Undefined

A little glam for a Saturday

As the glam look continues to get bigger I thought I would share some of my thoughts and favorite pieces. First, when working with a glam look keep in mind that a little goes a long way. Eglomise, silver leaf, gold leaf and mirrors have a huge impact so one or two pieces can be enough for a while room depending on the size. … Read More A little glam for a Saturday

My Favorite Lighting for 2017

The right lighting makes such a difference in any space. Lighting is an item that is both functional and beautiful. It influences how we use the space and defines they style. It can be hanging, on tables, or standing on the floor. Every room needs three sources of lighting, one completely functional, one for ambiance and one that is both. Here are my favorite … Read More My Favorite Lighting for 2017

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