Salivating for a feast of design? The tables are set and the pillows are plumped for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012, opening this weekend.
More than 30 talented West Coast designers have breathtakingly transformed the historic and stately mansion at 2020 Jackson Street, for this 35th annual Showcase—a benefit for San Francisco University High School’s financial aid program.
I was privy to a peek the other [...] Read more »
Watch Sherri on The Cake Boss Baby Special!
I don’t know about yours, but our family (especially our 10-year-old daughter) is in love with The Cake Boss. Buddy and his passionate fondant-rolling, frosting-piping New Jersey clan have us riveted, hungry and chuckling every week.
So as you can imagine, we were over-the-moon excited to learn that our own Nursery and Kid’s Room Design Contributor, Sherri Blum, [...] Read more »
Side tables are functional furniture – a home to your coffee, a table lamp, your ever-lengthening to-do list. But rather then only function, how about choosing a side table that accents your design with a playful shape, a shot of color, on unexpected material?
Enjoy these fun and funky choices:
West Elm’s Martini Side Table is a like a sweet, little bon-bon for the room, glittering in [...] Read more »
Posted in Color
on March 5th, 2011
by Mari Robeson
Everyday can be special, when you welcome friends and family around your table.
Mari Robeson—Interior Design expert and Contributor—helps us do so with style and function. Mari takes us inside the world of design, and helps us bring beauty and color to the places we call home.
I love entertaining. The way you set your table and present your entrees can be like a mini [...] Read more »
by GraceAnn Simoni
Let’s give ourselves a sweet design treat, with Contributor GraceAnn Simoni. An Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area, GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.
Are you aware that you will spend 1/3 of your life on average sleeping? Your environment for sleeping should be of great concern.
We [...] Read more »
Posted in Bedroom
on February 10th, 2011
As studded-up shoes stomp down the fashion runways, watch for more ways to out
your inner rocker with your home accents.
Side-studded Faux Suede Decorative Pillow at Overstock.
Spot-On Studded Leather Boxes
Studs and nailheads are leaping off edges, moving from trim to the featured decoration. And the pyramid stud—formerly punking only leather cuffs and collars—is going mainstream.
Pyramid Studded Mirror at Lamps Plus
Pyramid-Studded Rory Faux Suede Pillow [...] Read more »
Posted in Accessories
on February 7th, 2011
A traditional handicraft can add warmth and character to a space. A graphic Amish quilt suspended as a headboard, a braided rag rug anchoring the coffee table, Grandma’s crocheted, zig-zag throw draped over the arm of a club chair.
Or colorful, textural crewel embroidery.
As a young girl, I spent many an evening cranking out chain and satin stitches, and flocks of french knots. [...] Read more »
So simple, yet effective.
When I found Lexi Adams’ dresser transformation, I pounded my forehead – why didn’t I think to do that? Here’s the Before and After and the scoop on the fresh look this Brooklyn, NY photographer got with a little paint, elbow grease, and good advice from Dad.
HomeWorkshop (HW): Are you a design-diva, big into DIY and decorating, or was this [...] Read more »
by Sherri Blum
Here’s the latest decor forecast for the little ones’ rooms, from our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door.
Happy New Year! Besides recovering from the holiday madness festivities, the beginning of each year usually means I’ll be interviewed by several Web sites, [...] Read more »
The New Year is a fantastic time for us all to step back, take a breath, and take stock of where we’ve been and where we’d like to go. After a week under the weather, I am doing just that.
I thought you’d like to re-visit (or perhaps visit for the first time) some wonderful resolution advice from ten design experts. So dive into the [...] Read more »
Posted in Design
on January 6th, 2011
Winter storms are making a frequent appearance this year. For New Year’s Eve, why not celebrate the beauty of the season? We are once again hosting a New Year’s Eve party that embraces the chilly weather.
Not black-tie affairs, our gatherings are family friendly, with kiddos and adults alike welcoming the new year together. (Remember when you were a kid, and you were allowed to [...] Read more »
Posted in Design
on December 30th, 2010
Even this Design Junkie knows there is more to life than design (hard to believe, I know.)
So I hope during these holidays, you are able to enjoy time with your loved ones, and to get out and explore some of the great things your neighborhood has to offer.
In our neck of the woods is a small puddle known as Lake Tahoe; I thought [...] Read more »
When I spied Australian Pip Lincolne’s crochet-clothed glass baubles – I knew you’d eat them up. Pip was thrilled to share–yay!–so dig in and enjoy Day #21 of 30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments.
The blend of warm, colorful yarns against the shiny glass is striking. Such a play of textures. It’s a nostalgic flashback for me, to the granny squares I learned to crochet [...] Read more »
Posted in Design
on December 21st, 2010
Today’s ornament for 30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments is swirling in texture and earthy goodness. If you are doing up your tree with wired-on pinecones, nuts-in-the-shell, strung cranberries and clipped-on bird ornaments, here’s the perfect complement.
It’s truly a snap to create, and a fantastic way to recycle tired, old ornament balls. Let’s
Materials and Tools:
Glass ornament balls – new or (better yet) used glass [...] Read more »
Posted in Design
on December 20th, 2010
For Day #19 of 30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments I promised a colorful twist on a classic holiday decoration.
Don’t you just love crafting paper snowflakes? The surprise-factor of revealing the design always gets me. But I don’t like their temporary nature. Our flakes rarely survive the taping, kid tugging and kitten swatting, to become part of next year’s decor. I wondered how I [...] Read more »
Posted in Design
on December 19th, 2010