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“Designer’s Notebook”: Shades of Blue Plus Orange!

Recently while I was in DC speaking at the Washington Design Center, I did a little work in the Scalamandre showroom.  One of the things that  I found were some interesting “shades of blue” plus orange!  I had just completed … Continue reading

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“Designer’s Notebook”: Glamorous Design From Rocky Mountain Hardware!

Recently I attended the Business of Design Summit in Las Vegas and had the opportunity to meet Roger Thomas. Roger is the designer for Steve Wynn’s Las Vegas properties. Our meeting was held at the Wynn and Roger spoke to … Continue reading

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“Designer’s Notebook”: Nina Campbell’s Cathay Collection for Autumn 2014

As promised last week, I would love to share with you Nina Campbell’s 2014 Fall collection called Cathay.  Nina Campbell has chosen the literary name for Imperial China for this collection of fabric and wallpapers of oriental inspiration.  This collection … Continue reading

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“Designer’s Notebook”: Over-Scaled Botanical Prints & Paintings

I have long been a fan of using over-scaled botanical prints or paintings  in my design work.  When I visited the 2009 Kips Bay Showhouse in New York, I fell in love with a pair of over-scaled prints in Bunny … Continue reading

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“Designer Notebook”: Faux Bamboo Furniture!

One design element that I love to use is faux bamboo furniture.  I think the warmth and patina of these antique or vintage pieces layer well with new and antique furnishings.  It can be a wonderful element of a “collected … Continue reading

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