1970’s Design and Fashion, Yes or No?

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I am attending an event soon (hamptonsheartball.ahaevents.org) with my boyfriend and the theme is “Chic Cocktail – 70’s Inspired-Glitter & Sparkle”.  While desperately researching what we should wear and not look silly, I couldn’t help myself but look at the … Continue reading

Walking Stick~Decorative, Historic, Useful, Collectible. Yes, Yes, Yes and Yes!

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  Walking Sticks – Some of the most known people had them. Oscar Wilde ‘wore” one; so did Marquis de Lafayeete and George Washington; George Bernard Shaw had several; Prince Albert was never without one; and Queen Victoria had an … Continue reading

#IntDesignerChat August 27, 2013 Topic: Fall 2013 Interior Design Trends

Can’t wait! Why not join us…

Interior Designer Chat

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Join Interior Designer Chat on Tuesday as we discuss the top influences of interior design trends for Fall/Winter 2013.  From fashion and travel, to food and culture,  come  take a journey with our international community and find out what influences in interior design trends we will be seeing and working with this Fall.  Join us on twitter at 6pm EDT, 3p PDT, and 11pm GMT using the hashtag #IntDesignerChat.   What’s NEXT in design this Fall?  Share links to your latest design projects,  Fall 2013 new interior design products, fabrics, colors,  trends links, and Pinterest Boards.

 

Photo Credits: Top Photo’s ~ ElleDecor.com

Patone 2013 Fall Colors: Brandigirlblog.com

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DHOTW: The Timeless Mind of Nina Campbell

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Meet Nina Campbell: respected interior designer, internationally renown visionary, and this week’s Designer Highlight of the Week!

Ms. Campbell has certainly earned her reputation, and it is her brilliant sense of style paired with her ability to work in both a contemporary and a traditional setting that has me thrilled to be sharing her work with you this week.

Her years of experience began when she was nineteen years old and working for John Fowler at Sybil Colefax & John Fowler. With such enthusiasm and interest in interior design, she soon found herself owning her own decorating business, and shortly thereafter designing a castle in Scotland and sophisticated members’ clubs in London.

Furthering her creative mind, Ms. Campbell is also the creator of an inspiring collection of fabrics and wallpapers, which are distributed internationally. Her projects can be seen both commercially and residentially, across borders and over seas. Her work is always a reflection of the owners and their lifestyles, incorporating existing furniture or antique pieces into a newly designed room for that extra touch.

Going through her portfolio of work was an adventure in itself! Here are some of my favorite designs by Nina Campbell–ones I think will add a spark to your designer’s mind…

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Thomas Chippendale: Google celebrates furniture

This was incredible. If you have time to watch the whole thing, it is worth it.

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I was surprised to see the Google doodle in the form of furniture today. Google is celebrating Thomas Chippendale and the legacy of his furniture, which rather amazingly is still popular today almost 250 years after his heyday. He published The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director in 1754 (which is still in print!), a book of his designs. His wide range of elaborate and often exotic designs, fascinated noblemen of his time. Here is a clip from the excellent BBC documentary on this remarkable craftsman and his furniture.

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DHOTW: David Phoenix, Master of Juxtaposition

May I present David Phoenix, this week’s Designer Highlight of the Week!

With twenty years of experience and growth in the industry, Mr. Phoenix has quite the reputation–and he should! He follows a true designer’s mindset in keeping the interest of the client present while adding the creativity he has become famous for. His designs reflect his mastery of juxtaposition, and you’ll find yourself wondering how two styles that are complete opposites can be used together in such a way.

Mr. Phoenix was chosen as one of American’s Top Young Designers in House Beautiful, and his work can be found in Architectural Digest, California Homes, and in an upcoming issue of LUXE magazine. Here are some of my favorite designs by him!

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