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 »
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 Susan Serra, CKD
Yesterday we learned the basics of How to Set a Table. Today its right brain time, when our Kitchen Design Expert and Contributor, Susan Serra, CKD shares some fantastic tabletop decor. Known to many as “The Kitchen Designer” for her popular blog, Susan is an award-winning Certified Kitchen Designer, with a national clientele.
While a kitchen designer may not be the best one [...] Read more »
by GraceAnn Simoni
Here’s some great advice for the upcoming holidays, from 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.
And so it begins….
Can you believe it? Thanksgiving—the first big Holiday of the season—is right around the corner. I love this holiday, [...] Read more »
Posted in Budget
, Dining Rooms
on November 1st, 2010
I love it when designers stretch the limits of what is possible – and when designs exude
a sense of fun. So when I found these Duffy London tables, I just had to share.
Duffy is debuting its Runner Table this month at London Design week.
With the novel concept of using ‘runners’ as its structure, the table blends thin steel legs with a substantial walnut [...] Read more »
Posted in Design
, Dining Rooms
on September 1st, 2010
Good designers are onto it.
An unexpected element can make a room. Like a corrugated-steel barn door in a
“I love them because they are textural and sculptural and unexpected…perhaps three important design concepts I incorporate in all my projects,” said New York designer Gail Shields-Miller, on her design for a Fire Island dining room and kitchen.
“It was a costly choice but undoubtedly the right [...] Read more »