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San Francisco Decorator Showcase

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 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 […] Read more »

Designing a Nursery for The Cake Boss

Designing a Nursery for The Cake Boss 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 […] Read more »

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2010

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2010 by Leona Gaita Today from New York, Leona Gaita—Interior Design Expert and Contributor—visits a tradition in design and fundraising. Leona shares with us her inspiring ideas and advice, to help us enrich our homes and lives with beauty and elegance. — Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2010—a fundraiser for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, and this year a fall event—is chock full of […] Read more »

James May’s Lego House — Books

James May’s Lego House — Books Alright, this is officially the design with toys week. First the fabulous Barbie Room Designs, and now this: I didn’t even know the back-story and I ordered the book. Just couldn’t get over the fact that someone had built a whole house out of Legos!! Yup. A talented design & build team, 1,100 volunteers from the British public, and 3.3 million Lego bricks later, and […] Read more »

Home Accessories Swap a Fun, Green Event

Home Accessories Swap a Fun, Green Event You know that one friend you have that leaves a trail of merriment wherever she goes? You know the one who can somehow smile and laugh when she’s stuck for an hour on a stalled subway train? I just met two of those people. Seattle-area Interior Designers Piper Salooga and Sara Eizen have fun with what they do. At their latest Home Accessories Swap they […] Read more »

The (Stylish) Power of Twitter

The (Stylish) Power of Twitter #IDzinechat is Born Last night there was a bit of a party. A fascinating, chatty, colorful party. And this Design Junkie attended in her pajamas. You may know that besides producing, I report on interior design and decorating on Twitter (my Twitter name is @HomeWorkshop). It’s been an incredible venue to meet other design-crazed homeowners and design professionals. Now back to last night. Two […] Read more »

New Year’s Resolution: Make Time for Family and Friends!

New Year’s Resolution: Make Time for Family and Friends! Design Expert: Jenn Sbranti Entertaining guru Jennifer Sbranti, Editor-in-Chief of the hip party planning resource, Hostess with the Mostess®, shares with us—in her own words—how to create memorable times with those closest to us, as we Make Time for Family and Friends in the New Year…. “The idea of “making time for family and friends” seems like something that should be a no-brainer, right? Certainly […] Read more »

Resolve to Learn More!

Resolve to Learn More! Design Expert: Kate Smith Color educator and trend forecaster Kate Smith’s passion is color. She blends color theory and psychology for her students and her readers, encouraging them to have fun with color. Kate looks to the New Year as an opportunity to Learn More. Visit Living in Color With Sonu to read Kate’s tips on learning to use color with confidence, and expand your […] Read more »

New Year’s Resolution: Improve Your Relationship!

New Year’s Resolution: Improve Your Relationship! Design Expert: Kenneth Brown One of Los Angeles’ most sought-after interior designers, Kenneth Brown has a remarkable gift for creating sophisticated and welcoming sanctuaries. His design firm works for numerous high-profile clients, including Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Mia Hamm. Believing that well-planned, beautiful spaces nourish and support us, Kenneth Brown shows us how you can use good design to Improve Your Relationship. Click the […] Read more »

Resolve to Get Organized!

Resolve to Get Organized! Design Expert: Clay Ide Clay Ide, Creative Director behind Pottery Barn, believes organization is a big part of good design. Visit Living in Color With Sonu to learn Clay’s creative ideas for Getting Organized in the New Year. Here’s today’s bonus: Download your own copy of Clay’s Ten Tips on getting organized around your home! (Acrobat Reader is required to view this PDF document. You […] Read more »

New Year’s Resolution: Learn From the Past

New Year’s Resolution: Learn From the Past Design Expert: Judith Miller One of the world’s leading experts in antiques and collectibles, Judith explains how to Learn from the Past and use these beautiful and storied objects in our interiors.   Judith Miller is surrounded by moments. Glancing at her dining room table, she recalled the surprise in Newport Beach, California. “I was doing a lecture at the Decorative Arts Society,” said Judith. […] Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions and Their Design Solutions in 2010

New Year’s Resolutions and Their Design Solutions in 2010 Need a little help with your resolutions? What does Jamie Drake have to say about having fun? What has Judith Miller learned about the past through antiques? What does Halle Berry’s trainer, Ramona Braganza, think about fitness? What can Kenneth Brown do to help improve your relationship? These are just a few of our design experts. Check out for the roster of experts ready […] Read more »

New Year’s Resolution Countdown

New Year’s Resolution Countdown Ten…nine…eight…seven…six…five…four…three…two…one…Happy New Year 2010! Read more »

Kickoff Your New Year’s Resolutions in Style!

Kickoff Your New Year’s Resolutions in Style! Are you whirling through the holiday frenzy? Covered in cookie dough and wrapping paper yet? Do your best to enjoy it all. And when it’s done, here’s your reward. After all the gatherings and the midnight champagne toasts, join us at a special event created just for you. You don’t have to leave your comfy chair to come, and you don’t even have to bake […] Read more »

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