Christmas Around the World

January 2, 2015

Inspired by the annual display of decorated Christmas trees from around the world at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, I recommended a contest on the visual site Olioboard. Here are the designs from the contest to decorate …

Swedish Christmas

December 6, 2014

Swedish Christmas

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American Weekend

December 3, 2014

This is my design on the Oliboard site for the challenge to create a design using velvet and linen. Here I used both textextiles in the furnishings and pillows in my American themed design.

American Weekend

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 …