Posts Tagged ‘designer’

A condo, part of a former warehouse, on Portland’s NW 13th avenue provides an excellent example of balance achieved through contrasts. Designer Jessica Helgerson started by painting the beams a dark grey and the walls a soft white then by adding soft grey upholstery, whisky toned woods and leathers, and heavy textiles, provided a perfect […]

Saskatoon Style


Located in Saskatoon, a city in Saskatchewan, Canada and with huge windows offering views of the Saskatchewan River, this hotel chic home didn’t always look this stylish. “When we eventually found this house it had the most bland and boring interior you’ve ever seen! You can redesign a house, but you can’t create a view as […]

Novogratz Style


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 […]

Thank you Samir Sufi, whoever and wherever you are. I am mostly a coffee drinker, but when I do drink tea there is always the annoying situation of what to do with the tea bag. Thanks to Sufi it can now pulled into the handle instead flopping around in your cup and by pulling back […]

Ignacio García de Vinuesa oversaw every minute detail in the renovation of this old world building that is now this to-die-for home located in Madrid.  Windows, moldings, plaster cornices, ceiling rosettes, and even doors were not only salvaged but now blend beautifully with today’s world of modern design. Bold color, contemporary furnishings and lighting, and, […]

You may look at this gorgeous Chicago apartment and say “Wow, the tenant must pay a pretty penny for rent”. Not so much. This particular tenant prefers to spend his money on the design elements filling the space, so he sublets his two adjoining one-bedroom rental apartments and sleeps in a coat closet with just […]

If you have a small space it’s best to stick to whites and neutrals, right? Not so says architect and designer Adriana Yazbek, and I think she proves her point with this delightful little apartment.  Yazbek found after renovating the space that is was filled with natural light and feels there is “no more powerful […]