Highlights from DIFFA Dining By Design 2015- Part 1

Last week, while in New York, I stopped by Dining by Design, a benefit and auction organized by DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) that runs concurrently with the Architectural Digest Home and Design Show every year.  The tables, sponsored by leaders in the world of  design, were conceived by designers to reflect the personality of the company they represented as a way to not only stand up for the fight against AIDS, but also to raise money and make a difference in the lives for those living with AIDS and HIV.  As always, the DIFFA Dining By Design spaces were stunning – some with colorful and elaborate settings and others more pared down to better represent the minimal aesthetic of the sponsor companies.

Below, a handful of my favorites:

DIFFA Dining By Design Tables

Designer Stacy Garcia‘s table for DIFFA Dining By Design 2015 was a combination of theatrical lighting, tonal color, shapes, and pattern that together celebrated her Paper Muse Collection for York Wallcoverings. Layers of wallpaper were cut, sculpted into floral shapes,  and brought to life. [Read more…]

The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House 2015

Christopher Kennedy Showhouse-Modernism 2015

Photo: Jeanne Chung | Cozy Stylish Chic

The Christopher Kennedy Compound 2015

Last weekend I took a quick overnight trip to Palm Springs to stop in on Modernism Week and see for myself what all the buzz was about at the Christopher Kennedy Compound Show House.  This may only be Christopher Kennedy’s 2nd year in producing the Modernism Week Show House,  but by the roster of participating designers , the amount of buzz in the media, and the impressive list of sponsors, you would think that Christopher has been in the business of producing showcase houses for years. [Read more…]

Introducing a Collaboration Pairing Light and Switch

Adorne and Hubbardton Forge pairs light and switch

A Collaboration Between Legrand and Hubbardton Forge

You’ve all heard me sing adorne® by Legrand‘s praises, most recently  with a complete refresh of all the outdated (and unsightly) light switches, dimmers, outlets and wall plates with those from Legrand’s adorne® collection at the iconic McKinley House in Venice Beach CA.  I have to admit, after being introduced to adorne®, I cringe every time I see a cheap plastic switch plate  – especially when tens of thousands of dollars have gone into making sure everything else is beautifully orchestrated. [Read more…]

Top Knobs Introduces Aspen II

Top Knobs You’ve spent countless hours designing every component of your kitchen and bathroom and how do you complete your masterpiece? By selecting the proper cabinet hardware that not only complements the space, but also reflects your individual style.  With a line of over 3000 knobs and pulls, BlogTourVegas sponsor Top Knobs has something to fit every design aesthetic and personality.  For this past market at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Top Knobs made a strong push towards the transitional market, to satisfy the markets changing needs and consumer demand. The traditional and contemporary markets are meeting in the middle to meet the needs of today’s consumer that wants the best of both worlds.  Those who were once deeply rooted in traditional design are gently being pulled in the other direction.  They still are not willing to give up what they are familiar with, so the best way to cater to this particular consumer is [Read more…]