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Heimtextil 2023 Preview
Trade Shows and Trends | May 31, 2023
Heimtextil 2023 Preview

Happy New year!  There is no better way to kick off the year than by attending Heimtextil 2023.  This year’s home textile fair will be taking place from January 10-13, 2023 at Messe Frankfurt.  Once again, I was invited to attend and will report my observations from the show floor.  As in years past, I suspect that Trend Space will…

Sustainability: 2024 Color and Textile Trends for the Home
Trade Shows and Trends | February 6, 2023
Sustainability: 2024 Color and Textile Trends for the Home

I was recently in Frankfurt, Germany to attend Heimtextil 2023   and more importantly, to cover the color and textile trends for 2024.  This year’s theme was “Textile Matters”, which encompassed 4 key color and textile trends: Make and Remake, From Earth, Nature Engineered, and Continuous. Furthermore,  incorporated into each trend pavilion were interactive displays that best illustrated each trend, creating…

Breakfast Room Ideas from The 2020 Pasadena Showcase House
Design, Home Furnishings | December 15, 2020
Breakfast Room Ideas from The 2020 Pasadena Showcase House

Previous Next The Breakfast Room: 2020 Pasadena Showcase House Breakfast room ideas!  How do  you put together a breakfast room that is both fun, practical AND sustainable?  You draw from all the trusted furniture and accessory vendors – the same ones you sell to the trade and also use for your own design projects.  For the Pasadena Showcase House 2020, I…

2020 Textile Trends seen at Heimtextil - Part  2
Trade Shows and Trends | January 21, 2020
2020 Textile Trends seen at Heimtextil – Part 2

This post is a continuation of yesterday’s post, which highlighted Trend Space at Heimtextil 2020.  Yesterday I gave an overview of the overarching theme, “Where I Belong” which encompassed 5 key textile trends for 2020: Heritage Lux Multi-Local Maximum Glam Pure Spiritual Active Urban In addition to the 2020 textile trends presented in Trend Space, I also observed several other…

Ecobungalow LA: A Tragic Christmas Fire Results in an Exercise in Eco-Friendly Living
Design | December 25, 2014
Ecobungalow LA: A Tragic Christmas Fire Results in an Exercise in Eco-Friendly Living

ECO-FRIENDLY LIVING IN LOS ANGELES- Ecobungalow LA Even though I viewed the Ecobungalow LA house earlier in the year, it is only fitting that I post about it today, as 3 years ago on Christmas Day 2011, the  Ambers family home located in the Beverlywood section of Los Angeles, went up in flames.   A menorah that was brought home…

The McKinley House Gets a Refresh with Adorne Light Switches
Design | October 13, 2014
The McKinley House Gets a Refresh with Adorne Light Switches

The McKinley House Last week I joined  Adorne by Legrand as they unveiled a complete retrofit of light switches  and outlets at the McKinley House in Venice, CA.  Those of you who are fans of the Showtime series “Californication” may recognize the home as the primary set for the show.  The home was designed by owner/architect David Hertz, FAIA and…

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