Category: Tips and Tricks

High Point Market Insider's tour - Spring 2018
Events, Tips and Tricks | February 23, 2018
High Point Market Insider’s tour – Spring 2018

High Point Market Insider’s Tour High Point Market is right around the corner, and again, I’ve teamed up with High Point Market and Esteem Media (the folks that run the Design Bloggers Conference – which by the way is next weekend), and the High Point Market Insider’s Tour is back this spring!  If you’re a designer and have never been…

Design Bloggers Conference is Right Around the Corner!
Events, Tips and Tricks | February 20, 2018
Design Bloggers Conference is Right Around the Corner!

  The Design Bloggers Conference is right around the corner, taking place March 4-6, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton.  I am thrilled that again,  DBC will be held in my hometown of LA!  Are you going?  If you’re a design blogger, an interior designer looking to start a blog, or interested in the ever-changing landscape of design-centric social media, the…

Creating An Art Wall Using CENTURY by Benjamin Moore
Tips and Tricks | October 3, 2017
Creating An Art Wall Using CENTURY by Benjamin Moore

The Inspiration and Process of Creating an Art Wall Using CENTURY In late July I was approached by CENTURY to host their LA launch party in our space, and I set on a mission to create an art wall.  First, a little bit about CENTURY, Benjamin Moore’s newest collection of small batch, pre-mixed interior paint with a Soft Touch Matte…

Why You Should Purchase High-Quality Mid-Century Modern Upholstery
Home Furnishings, Tips and Tricks | August 21, 2017
Why You Should Purchase High-Quality Mid-Century Modern Upholstery

There has been a resurgence of Mid-century modern in the marketplace, but instead of looking for whatever Mid-century modern upholstery is on the market, I specifically seek out high-quality Mid-century modern upholstery.  If I can, I seek out my favorite designers at estate sales or on high-quality resale sites such as 1st Dibs.   However, vintage pieces are somewhat limited,…

High Point Market Insider's Tour - Fall 2017
Events, Tips and Tricks | August 10, 2017
High Point Market Insider’s Tour – Fall 2017

High Point Market Insider’s Tour At a whopping 11.5 million square feet of show space, High Point Market can be a daunting place for the newbie coming to High Point Market.  First of all, how do you navigate a trade show that spans the entire city – and beyond?  Which buildings do you visit first?  Where are the designer-friendly showrooms?…

The Best Alternatives to Calacatta Marble
Design, Tips and Tricks, Trade Shows and Trends | July 26, 2017
The Best Alternatives to Calacatta Marble

Of all the varieties of marble, Calacatta is one of the most sought after.  It is known for its subtle grey veining contrasted by an almost pure white background.  In recent years, Calacatta marble has been gaining popularity as a hard surface for the home and has been the number one requested countertop material, (at least in Southern California, where…

How to Participate in a Designer Showcase House
Design, Tips and Tricks | June 26, 2017
How to Participate in a Designer Showcase House

How to Participate in a Designer Showcase House How do you participate in a designer showcase house?  Before I participated in the Pasadena Showcase House this spring, I always questioned how to put my name in the hat to design a room.  I’ve written a lot of blog posts about showcase houses but just now am I realizing that I…

The Best Performance Carpet for Active Families
Brands, Tips and Tricks | February 13, 2017
The Best Performance Carpet for Active Families

Performance Carpet While recently attending the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), I was given an overview of the newest addition to Mohawk’s line of performance carpet: Mohawk Smartstrand Silk Reserve.  As I have reported in previous posts, performance has become a major trend in interior design, and the consumer has quickly become accustomed to expecting performance products for the…

First Day at High Point Market as a Style Spotter
Tips and Tricks | April 5, 2014
First Day at High Point Market as a Style Spotter

And just as I was settling in after returning  from BlogtourNYC, I hopped on a plane early Thursday morning for High Point Market in North Carolina.   Here at High Point I am one of 10 interior designers and design bloggers  recruited to cover the world’s biggest furniture market as one of this year’s Style Spotters.  Each Style Spotter must…

DIY-A Set of White Birch Wood Coasters With a Little Touch of Glam
Tips and Tricks | December 18, 2013
DIY-A Set of White Birch Wood Coasters With a Little Touch of Glam

When I set out to make a set of candle holders this past weekend, I had no idea that I would also end up with a set of white birch wood coasters.  The wood coasters were a by-product of my initial project, candle holders made out of the stump of my fallen tree,  and were conceived  while I photographed the…

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