An age-old rule in the interior design world is to always place something black in a room. Well I say, “Let it be red.” Please? After all, it’s my favorite color. Here are three red design items from CB2 that I’m loving for Fall.
The Fyrkat charcoal grill is a must have for any tailgate party. Cook up some brats or burgers in the lower level and veggies on the top. Add some beer and everyone’s happy. This grill roasts up at $179.99.
Who wouldn’t love this cute table lamp from Faroles? Place it on a desk, a side table, or your kitchen counter. At only 18″ high, it will look great just about anywhere. Take it home for $99.00.
Last, but certainly not least. I totally love their Rig bar stool. It’s made of sustainable mango wood. Whatever. I love good design that doesn’t cost the moon. In this case, you can be sitting on this stool for $149.00.
Did you ever think there could be a trend in house plants? To be honest, I’m not a plant person, so I’ve never given it much thought. As a designer, I choose a plant that looks great and will get the right amount of sunlight for the room I’m working with. And I make sure my clients are prepped for its care and feeding. I haven’t ever fallen in love with a ficus tree. But things have changed.
I’m working with a client who loves plants. She runs a business creating floral arrangements for events. So I had worked closely with her to make sure her plants would be perfect. After all, I’m all about creating spaces so you’ll love where you live. That’s when I discovered the Fiddle Leaf Fig.
Once I saw them and fell in love I started seeing them everywhere. Isn’t it funny how that sort of thing happens? This plant has surely transcended the tried and true Ficus tree.
The Fiddle Leaf Fig is actually a bush, but it can be trimmed into a tree and shaped in all kinds of ways. Here are some design ideas to check out using the latest thing in house plants. Hey, you don’t want to be left behind!
The Fiddle Leaf Fig has made its way onto the covers of several shelter magazines like Elle Decor (above). Read More…
I’ve been writing about my husband’s idea of planting an alle of trees on the side of our home. It began as a sad walk edged on either side by patches of stones which had begun to look like litter boxes with weeds. After three years, his plan is looking lovely.
Here’s where we started. The cat box was still the focal point, but you have to have faith. And a neighbor with a green thumb. Read More…
I forgot to tell you that I’m on vacation. In fact, I was on vacation all last week. Well, I was actually working on a HUGE project for most of last week and couldn’t even think at the end of the day – except about a glass of wine. Then, I went on vacation to our beach house (shown above).
I know. You’re all jealous. But I hope you’ll forgive me if I add that we also have a HUGE pool only seconds away. Read More…
Thanks to Y Living for inviting me to help curate their gift picks for the holiday season. I’m very flattered. You can see my gift picks at the Guest Editors’ Gift Picks Page. I won’t give away exactly what I selected (you should check out the page for yourself), but my choices involve a baby, flowers, and a swimming pool. Thanks again to Y Living for the invite. I had a lot of fun.