Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Margaret Russell introduced Charlotte Moss for her wonderful talents and exquisite design vision comparing her to the likes of Nancy Lancaster, Sister Parish, Pauline de Rothschild and many other great designers with a vision.
The panel of women (left to right; Margaret Russell, Kelly Wearstler, Michelle Nussbaumer, Charlotte Moss, Holly Hunt) answering questions and discussing the aspects of becoming an entrepeneur in the field of interior design. I found it interesting that each fabulous designer started out in a different field other than interior design, yet have all become great designers. Kelly Wearstler started out in graphic design, Michelle Nussbaumer started in theater, while Charlotte Moss started out on Wall Street, Josie Natorie was an investment banker, and Holly Hunt started out in fashion sewing clothes for friends. Somehow, their design talents led them to the world of interior design.
Charlotte was quoted saying"seize the moment" to all of those who are interested in building their own empire and becoming a designer in the world of interior design today. While Kelly Wearstler was quoted saying "Fuel your vision" and read books from around the globe and travel and research to grow and become the best designer you can be.
Thanks to all of these designers for their wonderful advice!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Carpets, Pillows, and Accessories
Oct.22 - Nov.1
Mon - Sat 10-7pm, Sun 11 - 6:30pm
ABC Carpet and Home
881 Broadway, Lower Level
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
An example of the wonderful watercolors painted by Mita Corsini Bland. They are all one of a kinds for sale at Gerald Bland.
Stop by Archivia bookstore on Lexington Avenue and 72nd Street to pick up your copy today of Sister Parish Design on Decorating!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Inspiration is something all great designers strive for in order to design a wonderful space. Here are some photos that I took for inspiration for a design project.
The arches and light fixtures in this bath would be great translated into an outdoor patio. This photo was taken at the newly renovated Sea Island Cloister and Lodge Resort in Georgia.
The pebbled stone pathway could work as a natural massage on your feet in a shower floor bathroom.
How fun is this bike? It reminds me of when I was a little girl biking to the beach with all of our gear. Why not use this color as inspiration for the little girl's room?
How beautiful is this bench with the arched carved stone legs? This would be perfect in a shadowed area to sit and admire the gardens.
This tasty bowl of eggplants made me think of how great these colors would be translated into a fabric scheme for the Study.
I would love to create a railing similar to this one on the treehouse for the children to have a small chalet in the woods up in the trees.
Let me know what inspires you to design. Your thoughts, ideas, and places to visit for inspiration!