In the Frank Lloyd Wright Style

It is impossible to pick just one favorite from Valentino’s exquisite Pre-Fall 2014 collection, but this particular ensemble definitely caught my eye. A colorful mix reminiscent of the Frank Lloyd Wright style. Add in a sprinkle of Aztec and Native American influence and a classically eclectic room emerges. The late furniture designer Sam Maloof’s rocking chair…

The Perfect English Cottage

Never overlook potential sources of inspiration. A well-produced TV series can turn into an unexpected design source. Take one of my favorites, Masterpiece Mystery’s Inspector Lewis. Season seven’s episode featured an incredibly charming and quaint bungalow in the English countryside, filled with well-worn leather furniture, books upon books, and the most amazing wall paper – and…

1930s Design: The Armani Influence

1930s interior design is my favorite period for inspiration.  When I came across a photo from the 2011 Armani Privé show, the look immediately brought to mind the era’s soft palette and Art Deco influence. The 1930s are a fascinating study in so many areas. Political upheaval and economic turbulence marked the Interwar period. The design…