All things wild and wonderful in the interior design world and then some!

You are currently browsing the to adorn category.

THE FASCINATING PHOTOGRAPHY OF PHYLLIS GALEMBO

PHYLLLIS GALEMBO - 14

 

Beautiful photography is as exciting to me as a well done painting, especially when the subject matter is exotic.  I came across the photography of Phyllis Galembo in the house of a client of mine and Continue Reading…

Posted March 24th, 2014.

2 comments

LIGHTING UP THE ROOM: TABLE LAMPS FROM PORTA ROMANA AT DONGHIA

DONGHIA SHOWROOM WITH PORTO ROMANO LAMPS ON CONSOLE TABLE

DONGHIA SHOWROOM WITH PORTA ROMANA LAMPS ON CONSOLE TABLE

 

Traipsing through the Donghia Showroom in the D & D Building is  always delightfully stimulating. The look is one of total glamour and chicness, yet with a conscience sense of restraint, so one never  Continue Reading…

Posted February 24th, 2014.

2 comments

VISITING THE ZIMMER + ROHDE SHOWROOM: HODSOLL & MCKENZIE NEW FABRIC LINE & MORE!

IMG_0417

Zimmer + Rohde Showroom / D & D Building , NYC

 

Have I already mentioned to you that I am totally crazy about fabrics?  If I have, please forgive the repetition, but as you well know, when someone is crazy-silly for something they can’t stop thinking and talking about it.  One of the finest resources I have used over the last 25 years of my career as a professional interior designer is the company Zimmer & Rohde. Continue Reading…

Posted October 28th, 2013.

Add a comment

BERBERE WORLD IMPORTS: A WAREHOUSE OF FABULOUS ETHNIC FURNISHINGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

IMG_6406

SUAD CANO, OWNER OF BERBERE WORLD IMPORTS, AND ME

There is no better dezign punch for your home than mixing in some wonderful ethnic touch and putting in an unusual table, pillow, chest or vase, that sends the message  “I have traveled and enjoy the cultures of other countries!”  Being a devout believer in this theory,  I incorporated things from Continue Reading…

Posted October 14th, 2013.

Add a comment

FONDERIE 47: RECYCLING AK-47 ‘S INTO EXQUISITE JEWELRY AND WATCHES

Screen Shot 2013-04-21 at 3.50.15 PM

 

This is an unusual story, and one about jewelry with a very big price tag but at the same time a very happy ending. Peter Thum and John Zapolski merged there resources and talents a few years back into creating a company called Fonderie 47 which produces Continue Reading…

Posted May 13th, 2013.

Add a comment

AIRPLANTMAN DESIGNS: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT JOSH ROSEN

IMG_1388

 

At my stop last week in Los Angeles, my daughter-in-law, Jody, who works for the landscape architect, Mark Tessier , told me about one of the firm’s associates  named  Josh Rosen, aka “Airplantman.”   Now that’s Continue Reading…

Posted March 28th, 2013.

2 comments

DORIS LESLIE BLAU: BOLD AND FUNKY ESKAYEL COLLECTION

 

IMG_5870

DORIS LESLIE BLAU SHOWROOM

 

 

I’m a sucker for a beautiful area rug.  Now add to that an area rug that has a bit of zing and pizzazz and tons of that powerful ingredient zsazs and we are talking perfection in the world of interior design.

What is wonderful and interesting at the same time is Continue Reading…

Posted February 18th, 2013.

Add a comment

APPLIQUE ARTISTRY: THE TEXTILE DESIGNER WENDE CRAGG

Screen Shot 2013-01-26 at 11.47.49 AM
I have the  good fortune to be contacted by numerous small artisans asking me to write about them on DEZIGNLICIOUS. I am very discriminatory about who I write about.  I only want to present to you the Continue Reading…

Posted February 11th, 2013.

2 comments

A NEW YORK STORY: DISCOVERING CITY KNICKERBOCKER

 

Screen Shot 2013-02-03 at 3.02.13 PM

 

This is a great New York story, full of the history of one family’s relationship with the lighting business and the worlds of Broadway, television and the movies. It is all about a company called Continue Reading…

Posted February 4th, 2013.

Add a comment

SHAGREEN: THE BEAUTIFUL SKIN OF THE STINGRAY GRACING FINE FURNITURE FOR CENTURIES

 

image

Laszlo Sallay/ Buontalenti Ltd: Shagreen High Cabinet

 

Perhaps some of you have been noticing that the beautiful skin of the sting ray, commonly known as shagreen when it is used on furnishings in the decorative market, is showing up on Continue Reading…

Posted January 24th, 2013.

Add a comment