This year I went the rustic route with my tree décor. I started my search at Home Goods, where I found some great starting pieces at amazing prices. Then I hit the streets – Literally. I wanted all my ornaments … Continue reading →
Last week my client needed a shoe storage solution for her condo that was already full to the brim. She needed a plan that would allow her to access her many shoes but also get them out of her way. … Continue reading →
That messy kitchen drawer that has been driving you crazy may not be as bad as you think. The most common problem with messy drawers isn’t the amount of items but rather the way they are placed. Every time … Continue reading →
My dining area was a part of my home that needed a little lovin’ until I found the perfect table at my local secondhand store. I knew right away it was meant for me! The table was substantial, had great modern lines and was proportional to the space. Being that I work from home, I always had a vision that I would have a conference table as my dining table and office chairs as my dinning seating – what do you know? I have been collecting vintage office chairs for the last three years so I have a good start. I’m also considering the TOBIAS chair from IKEA. The TOBIAS chair is a clear chair on a chrome frame. I’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Oh and If you like the table I so luckily scored, you can purchase it at MACY’S.
During my last design project I found a chandelier at a local dealer and fell in love. As I would soon learn, sometimes falling in love will make you do crazy things. Like pay four times the amount you budgeted … Continue reading →
Making over a vintage chair is a lot easier than you might think. In a recent shopping trip to midcenturyLA, I found three chairs perfect for my latest design project – minus the Three’s Company-esq floral print. At first glance I knew the proportions and the airiness of the chairs would work with the modern Italian sofa we had already purchased.
All the chairs would need new upholstry and the lounger’s metal base and ottoman base would need a new coat of paint – a process known as powder coating. For the upholstery, I choose a period fabric, a gray boucle, that would maintain the integrity of the chair. And for the two smaller chairs a cream leather. I also chose to leave the vintage wood bases untouched. Often for a vintage piece it’s the imperfections that make them cool. Here are my before and afters.
Just last week I was on the search for a lighting fixture for my dining area. I wanted something cool and different, but within a reasonable price range. After three trips to IKEA (Yes, three trips! There is one close … Continue reading →
The Ploum sofa, designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, has changed the way I look at furniture and design. Why do I love this sofa so much? Because it takes an ordinary piece of furniture and makes it a stand … Continue reading →
Last week my client needed a shoe storage solution for her condo that was already full to the brim. She needed a plan that would allow her to access her many shoes but also get them out of her way. In thinking about the fix I knew that it couldn’t be an over the counter solution because most of those take up more space than they help you save. We also didn’t want to do anything permanent because she was planning on moving soon. What to do?
I headed to my local wholesale retail fixture shop where I was able to buy two panels of industrial quality gridwall. With a few wall mounts and some elbow grease – my handyman was booked, I created this sturdy, simple, non-permanent shoe solution. Now my client can see what she has and easily find those neon pink pumps for this weekend’s festivities. If having shoes on your wall are too much to look at try adding a curtain or a decorative room divider to shield the installation. I dare you to be domestic!