Utilizing Natural Minerals in Design


The trick to a successful design is to find those certain small elements that really give it an extra edge or added detail, and minerals are perfect for this purpose.  They are truly God’s beautiful gifts, if not for anything but to just stare at with awe.  And, there are so many options out there. … Continue reading

Vendor Spotlight: Pettigrew Luxury Showroom in Dallas, Texas


Hi all!  This week’s post is mostly eye candy with photos of the finished RSVP vignette in the beautiful Pettigrew Luxury Showroom located in the Dallas Design District.  We are extremely happy with how it turned out!  All the great people at Pettigrew were so wonderful to work with, too!  Thanks Ellie, Ryan, Patrick, Jim, … Continue reading

Fortuny Venezia’s Very Fortunate History


This week, Amy & I were invited to experience the introduction of Fortuny Venezia’s new fabric collection, Colourismo at Elloise Abbott’s Showroom at the International Design Center. The fabrics were new and exciting, but most of all we enjoyed hearing Maury Riad give the details of Fortuny’s history. Mariano Fortuny was born in 1871 in … Continue reading

Pinsomnia – A Social Media Epidemic


If you haven’t heard of Pinterest before, no offense but your head must be in the sand because it is taking over!  It’s a pretty simple concept.  You sign up, which can be sort of tricky because someone has to invite you.  But after your in, you create pin boards with themes.  It’s kind of … Continue reading

Sexy Bedroom 2012


For the month of February (with Valentine’s day just around the corner), I’m giving you an update on how to make your space more romantic and transform it into a “Sexy Bedroom!” It’s important to think about all the senses when considering how you want a space to feel.  As designers, we have to think … Continue reading