Orange Alert

November 1, 2014

Orange is brought nearer to humanity by yellow.- Kandinsky

Orange Alert

Florentina by Quadrille

Saya Gata by Quadrille

Ziggurat Reverse by Quadrille

Fabrics and Wallpaper by Quadrille


October 5, 2014

Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. I love the colors of fall, the smells of fall and the craziness of Halloween.  Here are some things I find inspirational about autumn.



Jonathan Adler Store at Biltmore Fashion Park

September 16, 2014

I was so delighted to get an email recently announcing the opening of the Jonathan Adler store at Biltmore Fashion Park.  I was concerned when the Coach store closed there recently.  Adler’s store is in the former site of …

Desert Taupe

August 16, 2014

One of the trending colors for 2015 from the color forecaster Pantone is Desert Taupe.



Sherwin Williams ColorMix Forecast for 2015

August 5, 2014

Every year the color forecasters predict the color trends we will see in the coming years. Their forecasts are gained from many sources such as the economy, design trends seen at trade shows, travel around the globe and organizations which …

Matisse Cutouts

August 3, 2014

Henri Matisse is a giant in the world of modern art. His art is on now on display at the Tate Modern in London until September 2014. The show explores the last chapter in his career in which he began …

Marble for the Bathroom

August 2, 2014

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.—Michelangelo

A trip to Italy will convince you why Carrara marble has been used for centuries as flooring and tiles in buildings there. Carrara marble comes from …

Neutral Color Schemes

July 14, 2014

Try using neutral colors as the starting point for any color scheme. Create a neutral room by mixing natural colors such as khaki, mocha brown, celadon green, smoky blue, with ivory, beige and palomino. To make sure the room isn’t …

Create a Salon Wall of Art

July 10, 2014

The term salon wall dates back to the 18th century in France when artists and thinkers of the time met in large rooms (salons) with soaring ceilings. The walls were covered in art. You can create your own salon wall …

Achromatic Color Scheme

July 8, 2014

There is nothing more sophisticated, stylish and chic than a living space in all neutral colors or an achromatic color scheme which means without color. This design is my fantasy of a Paris apartment with influences from Spain, Greece and …