Beautiful Blue Rooms – Interior Design by Wynne Taylor-Ford


This week I met up with San Francisco Interior Designer, Wynne Taylor-Ford. Well known for her prominent use of color and her ability to blend classical and ethnic pieces (accumulated during her travels) together, to create sophisticated, yet modern interiors. Wynne talked to me about her love of color, in particular – blue, and shared some […]

Jonathan Adler’s Groovepad


This is the weekend getaway of Jonathan Adler and his hubby Simon Doonan, and my oh my, what a fabulous retreat it is.   In July’s issue of Architectural Digest, Doonan says the land on New York’s Shelter Island spoke to them: “You must build a one-story compound, part modernist fantasy, part rustic beach retreat,” […]

Decorator Showcase Cont. San Francisco 2012


I have never been great with directions, but I must admit, somehow missing three rooms at the Decorator Showcase House during my tour left me feeling, well … a little embarrassed. Turns out the three rooms I missed  – the “fashion blogger’s” office, the master bedroom, and the dressing room were some of the most impressive, […]

Decorator Showcase House 2012, San Francisco

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012- Patio designed by Weatherill & Associates Ltd. .Image via Design Lovers Blog @DesignLoversUSA

Today is the official opening of 35th Annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase  – one of the most anticipated design events in the city. Each year a large number of the West Coast’s top Interior Designers pitch for the opportunity to design a room within a carefully selected historic mansion home.   This year, around 30 […]

Cavalier Treasure Trove, San Francisco

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This week I attended the launch of  ‘Cavalier’, a brand new intimate home furnishings boutique and the latest creation of San Francisco Interior Designer, Jay Jeffers and his partner, Michael Purdy. The ‘Cavalier‘ boutique is nestled within the front of Jay Jeffers Design Studio, in the edgy and emerging Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. And not […]

Trina Turk’s Inspiration & Trends

Trina Turk on Sofa

Trina Turk first came onto my radar when I spotted her wonderfully colorful, vintage inspired geometric prints, and all-round cheerful pillow, bedding and textile designs. I wanted to know more about this talented fashion, textile and homewares designer so was thrilled to meet her recently at the California Home and Design Magazine event at the San Francisco […]

London House Tours

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Today, I zipped on over to West London for exclusive access to some of Living Etc magazine’s favourite homes.  The home owners ranged from top stylists and creatives, to a bunch of very talented folk with a flair for modern interior design and style. This House Tour included 8 properties cherry-picked by the Living Etc team, […]

Testino’s earthy tones

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This is the Los Angeles home of photographer Mario Testino, that I discovered today on and just had to blog about it.  The rich and earthy colour palette, is not one I would be drawn to immediately, but Mario’s home is definitely inspiring me.  Absolutely tons of art, and I am loving the casual fitted seating / […]

Desert Envy, Modernism Week

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Today sees the kick off of the Annual Palm Springs Modernism Week which runs through to February 26.  This celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture features over 75 events including home tours, films, lectures, fashion, and swank receptions at locations rarely-seen by the public. As I sit here in my San Francisco condo, I am […]

New big pattern Ikats


It appears that our love affair with Ikat and tribal designs in rugs and textiles is still going strong in 2012. That’s according to the industry professionals at Las Vegas World Market. Showroom upon showroom, I saw a huge assortment of tribal and ikat inspired designs.  This time round though, the patterns had taken on […]

Time for a color blast


I have just returned from a crazy and inspirational couple of days at Las Vegas Market (as part of the blogging team) and wanted to share with you my findings. Unfortunately I didn’t get time to walk the entire 5 million square ft of showrooms, but of what I did see, what stood out immediately […]

‘Krush’ on resin lamps

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While running through the buildings at Las Vegas Market yesterday, I stumbled across these brand new and totally adorable cast resin lamps by Krush. I was informed that these wonderful silhouettes were inspired by the female form in all its loveliness. It’s no surprise they have such pretty names like Ami, Lea, Elle and Mina. […]

Trends & inspiration @Maison&Objet 2012

Trends and inspiration from Maison&Object 2012, Paris via

Its time to loosen up!  The world has become a tad serious and gloomy recently, and the trend visionaries at Maison&Objet were expressing the need for us all to lighten up, loosen up and stop taking ourselves so seriously. I have always been fascinated with how trend predictors analyse what’s happening in the world and […]

Maison&Objet, Paris


Whilst at Maison&Objet in Paris yesterday, I stopped by Cole and Son to take a peek at Albemarle, their brand new collection launched at the show.  What first caught my eye is Aldwych, a rococo style design in 6 colourways, including this one with white background and blue highlights. I have been looking for a […]

Wreath Extravaganza


Who said wreaths should be made of foliage?  From shuttlecocks and lightbulbs, to paper doilies and industrial metal chains with padlocks, this bunch of wonderfully creative and non-traditional wreaths are most definitely inspiring me.  * Some of the wreaths shown here are one-off pieces produced by well known Interior Designers for the annual ‘Jingle & […]

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