Archive for the ‘Designer’ Category

One of the kings of eclectic style, Philippe Starck, has collaborated with Bettis-Tarazu Architects along with YOO, to bring this 56 story hotel to life with vibrant color and a striking mélange of styles to Panama. Personal favorites include the marble chairs, the tree ceiling, and that fantastic escalator area. Images via


Dirk-Jan Kinet

25Sep14

I am deeply in love with this home of designer Dirk-Jan Kinet, located in Mexico City, where old world charm meets mid-century modern and a riot of color ensues. Recently featured in the Spanish Architectural Digest, the spaces are mostly deliciously dark and moody but are relieved by splashes of pinks, oranges, yellows, and blues. […]


Pal + Smith

18Sep14

From the entry to the backyard this home is a perfect example of how to achieve “flow” or an overall cohesive design plan . Design firm Pal + Smith used the color palette of aqua, green, and brown and then accented with pops of yellow. Note how you will see different combinations of the scheme […]


Dublin Eclectic

30Aug14

Can one successfully combine Industrial, Victorian, Baroque, and Modern styles, just to name a few? You be the judge. This extremely eclectic home designed by Kingston Lafferty Design in Dublin, Ireland does just that. Modern style rules in the dining and lounge areas while the living room, study, and bedrooms all give a nod to […]


A Bold Palette

10Aug14

This fabulously colorful and eclectic home was designed by New York based Rinaldi Interior Design who washed the spaces with a bold palette. From the orange, purple, and pink kitchen(!) to the sunshine yellow tiled bathroom this home packs a powerful color punch.


I recently¬†revisited some gorgeous lighting fixtures and furnishings by designer Marjorie Skouras and decided to delve deeper into her style. Boy, was I blown away. She obviously has no fear in her design choices and her own house is crazy good with color and whimsy. After passing through the damask door (love!!) you are greeted […]


Modern Bungalow

07Mar13

Dwell Studio and Robert Allen continue their collaboration, this being the fourth, with a new line of vibrant indoor/outdoor Sunbrella fabrics with catchy names like “Jungalow” and “Finmark”. The best thing about most of Sunbrella fabrics is that they can be cleaned with soap and water and many can be cleaned with bleach, so say […]