What Are You Hiding?

What Are You Hiding?

The decorative folding screen has become a common interior furnishing that is both functional and aesthetically impactful. It is believed screens were original to China, although in 17th century northern European interiors they were quite popular to shield drafts and give privacy to the usual one-room households and bathing chambers. French suites and English drawing…

Fall Frolic

Fall Frolic

Fall Frolic is the time of the year which is a preamble to all the end of year holidays. In certain parts of the states it is markedly noticeable as leaves start to change from green to red to orange until they decimate to nothingness. In some parts telltale signs are a bountiful harvest, in…

Designing for Survival

Designing for Survival

Having just survived a hurricane in Florida — Irma, to be exact — and a week without conditioned air, I was given some downtime to think and write. This hot, miserable period of time allowed me to gathers ideas for comfort — or lack thereof. Just as each hurricane season seams to get more intense,…

Dressing Your Windows

Dressing Your Windows

Dressing your windows can dramatically change the look and even the size of a room. There are many ways to dress a window. The most popular style is using side panels. Side panels frame the window opening regardless of size. Drapery adds layers, which designers love. Drapes that are extra long and rest on the…

How to infuse coastal chic into any space - Kelly Wearstler

How to infuse coastal chic into any space - Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler’s eponymous global luxury lifestyle brand is renowned for its distinctive designs and sophisticated soulful vibe pioneered by the celebrated interior designer. The brand’s breadth of influence spans from residential and commercial interior design to curated collections of furniture, lighting, rugs, fabrics and trims, wall coverings, luxe bedding, fine china, decorative home accessories, jewelry…