Archive for the ‘Inspiring Design’ Category

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. […]


Imagine celebrating the last glorious days of summer with a picnic brunch by a glistening body of water. Now pump it up quite a few notches. Who wouldn’t love arriving to the spot in this gorgeous cherry red woody style ride with a coordinating pull along camper? Yes! Please! Upon arrival the back door opens […]


This trio of adorable fairy lit treehouses were built by architect and environmentalist Peter Bahouth to serve as a “fort for grown-ups”. The houses, linked by swinging bridges, are named “Mind”, “Body”, and “Spirit” and feature a living room and a bedroom with a bed that slides out to offer a better view of the […]


This lovely eclectic apartment is an interesting blend of traditional, modern, vintage, and mid-century modern with vibrant pops of color and some interesting color combinations such as the regal fuchsia and grey bedroom. I especially love the wallpaper in the bathroom, the ornate chandeliers throughout and the pink light that glows in the shower. This […]


I recently┬árevisited 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 […]


You have to admit that no matter how dynamic a space is the lighting can make or break the look. Here are some lovely interiors from MH1, a Toronto based firm, that illustrate the important role lighting choices play in the overall ambience of the room. Where does one obtain a fantastic choice of lighting […]


Novogratz Style

15Feb13

I have been a huge fan since their 2010 show “9 By Design” and still think Cortney and Bob Novogratz, hosts of HGTVs Home by Novogratz, are the most exciting design team to come on the scene for quite some time. Sure, you may not find everything they do to your liking, but they always […]