Month: March 2015

New Wallpapers: A Treasure Trove of Wit and Whimsy

black and white opera boxes

Published: March 30th, 2015

I just discovered a treasure trove of great new wallpaper by a company called just that:  Trove.  Founded by New York artists Jee Levin and Randall Buck, Trove has created something totally different —  large scale printed wallcoverings that, like an artist’s mural, completely engage the viewer.  What a great way to introduce wit and […]

Continuity and Contrast: Finding the Right Balance

chicago river

Published: March 23rd, 2015

One of the challenges in any art, including interior design, is to find the perfect balance between continuity and contrast. When we do, we create just the right effect and convey something essential. As an interior designer, continuity and contrast are among the most important tools I have for imbuing a space with interest and […]

Wood Finishes: Make Use of Ceruse!

black wood cabinet

Published: March 18th, 2015

Wood finishes can add so many dimensions to design.  Over the last few years, I’ve been re-discovering the marvel of ceruse. Cerusing is a wood finish technique made popular during the Art Deco Era by the French designer Jean Michel Frank.  The technique actually dates back to the 1500’s  when it was made from white […]