"Real" vs. "Kitsch"


As you know, I’m constantly trying to define my style, hone my skills & figure out what works & what doesn’t work in spaces. Well, a concept I often think about is real or authentic design, art & accessories. vs. what make something kitsch or scripted or forced or “decorated.”     I used to […]

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January 31, 2009

Pure Style: Dressing Room


A dressing room: one of the ultimate luxuries. A client of mine came to me with the idea to change a spare room of hers into her very own dressing room and that’s what we did. She loves to shop & attends all kinds of parties & galas and has the most beautiful collection of […]

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January 27, 2009

Design Exercise: What’s Your Personal Style?


I’ve been doing a lot of design-soul-searching lately, trying to really get a handle on my personal style.   (Image from Carlton Varney’s Wisconsin lakehouse featured in House Beautiful) While always evolving, I think it’s really important to hone your personal style or design philosophy into something you can wrap your head around & define. […]

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January 23, 2009

Florida Flea Market


This antique Chinese console at the 2007 San Francisco showhouse was dressed up by Suzanne Tucker of Tucker & Marks. If you’ll remember, it’s from that same “Neautrals” issue of House Beautiful that we all loved so much. Of course this vignette totally jumped out at me because I loved all the white, the mix […]

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January 21, 2009

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