Design Candy at Decorex 2012

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Decorex – London, the granddaddy of the London Design Festival.  After 35 years, and with over 250 exhibitors, this annual luxury interior design show continues to be a must see event for Interior Design professionals. In addition to furniture, lighting and accessories exhibits there is a strong emphasis on wall coverings and surfaces.  Contemporary, traditional and bespoke […]

Red at The Conran Shop

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Paint the town red! That’s exactly what I planned to do during my recent trip to London for London Design Festival, but it appears that The Conran Shop beat me to it. So I say, if you can’t beat them, join them! The Conran store has always been a much loved destination of mine and during […]

Anna Spiro Eclectic Mix

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“We love colour up here and I think that’s what we are starting to become known for” says Anna Spiro, one of Australia’s hottest interior designers. Her must see store Black and Spiro contains an eclectic mix of granny and hip vintage, an explosion of color and pattern, a treasure trove of one-offs and classic pieces updated […]

Design Destinations

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I am very excited to be back in Brisbane, Australia in search of the best interior design stores, and am thrilled with what I have found.  Much has changed since I lived here 20 years ago, where unique, boutique style interior design stores were few and far between. However, much like the other capital cities […]

Modern Coastal Style – Queensland, Australia

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I spent today doing one of my favorite things to do when I am back home in Australia, and that is to wander through display homes.  There is no shortage of display homes here on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, as the coast is continually being developed. What was once a vacation only destination for people […]

Las Vegas Market: Trends – Part 2

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Las Vegas Summer Market 2012 was nothing short of inspirational and it was a huge pleasure to be part of the Traditional Home Magazine blogging team scouting out trends. In additional to the natural elements trend that caught my eye (see part 1 of my Las Vegas recap) it was the use of  bold color […]

Beautiful Blue Rooms – Interior Design by Wynne Taylor-Ford

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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 […]

Stylish Kid’s Rooms – Fresh Ideas for Modern Decor

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If you enjoy decorating children’s rooms, you are going to love this selection of stylish, modern bedroom designs for the little ones (babies, toddlers and preschoolers). When designing rooms for young children, I personally like to avoid anything that resembles themed decor – think Disney characters, Star Wars, princess, fairy, sport or transport motifs in […]

Cole & Son Restyled

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Hmmm, I guess its no secret that I have an ongoing love affair with British wallpaper company Cole & Son and its fabulous collection of designs.  And the moment I have been waiting for has finally arrived – some of their best designs, restyled and updated with fresh new colourways.  A long time favourite of mine […]

Yellow & Gray – Top 15 Furniture & Accessory Picks – Fall 2012

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Yellow is continuing to take the interiors world by storm particularly when accompanied with wood tones, pale neutrals and/or grays.  Below is a sneak preview of upcoming Fall / Autumn 2012 collections by Crate and Barrel, CB2 and a few of our other favorite stores that are paying homage to this oh so chic and […]

Fit for a Modern Queen – Diamond Jubilee Inspired Home Decor

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The British flag and other royal motifs have been used in home decor for as long as I can remember, (shifting in popularity over the years), but with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend, the modern Royals (Kate and Will) firmly in place, and the Olympics being held in London this Summer, there is no […]

Yellow, the New Neutral

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According to color experts at Pantone, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore; ‘Yellow’ (not just the traditional gold and wheat tones) has become a firm member of the neutral color palette this year. It is no wonder, as it sits so harmoniously alongside grays, light to dark wood tones, metallics, whites, beiges and blacks. Image source: […]

Inspired by Geometrics

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As lovers of geometric shape and pattern in interior design, the Etch Light Web light and Etch Shade by Tom Dixon, (part of a new lighting range launched in Milan last month), is on our design minds inspiring us to hunt out all things ‘geo’.   This style can be as bold or as subtle […]

Decorator Showcase Cont. San Francisco 2012

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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

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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 […]

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