Friday, October 19, 2012

A day at 200 Lex

Well, I took a mini-hiatus from the blog because I had so much going on with client work that I couldn't get my mo-jo going to sit and write about it! Last week I spent a day sourcing product for clients at the Design Center at 200 Lexington. I spent some time drooling in the Arteriors showroom......



Sorry for the fuzzy picture but I brought my little camera...not the best pics...but you get the idea!
So moody and beautiful...it is like a jewelry store...so many beautiful things I didn't know where to look!


Arteriors also has a line called Mottega which is a collection of lamps that you can customize to build your own lamp. So beautiful!

I think I could design a room around those red lamps!




To see some of the Arteriors products visit their site to flip through their catalogs. They sell through some retail venues but they predominantly sell to the trade- if you are interested in any items, contact me directly for info!

Also, go over to Motegga to build your own lamp...they are GORG! Quite a splurge but for better pricing contact me directly!

I have other showroom pics from some of my favorites, Hickory Chair, Global Views, McGuire, Lee Industries and more that I will share next week!

Today I am also linking up to HLM Interior Design blog's Interior Design blog hop. Stop over to discover new interior design related blogs...starting with HLM if you haven't already!

HLM Interior Design

Monday, October 8, 2012

Courageous Designer

This is how I feel. Anyone who works in the creative field understands this. Creative is not black and white....pretty is not factual....it looks different to every person. For me to put together a room for someone else that I think is beautiful gives my butterflies in my stomach with the fear that they will not see the beauty in what I create. But I do it anyway....everyday...and it usually works out OK.....but that is why I second the notion that "Creativity Takes Courage" because it also gives the greatest rewards.





Thursday, October 4, 2012

Things I am loving and a CRAZY sale!

I have been shopping my little heart out for a new client and I have to say I have been a wee bit tempted to place a few orders for myself. Here is what I am loving this week:

These are a classic- the Greek Key Nested Tables at Pier1...now these are just a ridiculous deal....and they can go virtually anywhere!

Loving this accessory from Zhush, one of my new favorite online shops...these Global Views Gold Urchin Objects will look great on a client's mantle..just a little something special!





 While I was over at Zhush I almost picked up these little Green Onyx Teardrop beauties for myself.....but I decided I would add it to the Christmas list so the hubs would have something to surprise me with....


I was also shopping at Cost Plus World Market and found some MAJOR love for these items:
  Augustus Library Shelf- great way to fake built-ins!

 I want to snuggle into this one....

Here is the Kendall Ivory Sofa from Cost Plus...(can you tell I am still sofa shopping?)

Needing a little blue....
Loving this Peacock Jacquard Venetian Pillow from Cost Plus, also.... and how about two of these on the table for Thanksgiving...
And CostPlus World Market is having their Friends & Family sale this weekend only for 25% off furniture, decor and more! Just enter offer code OCTFF3654 and let me know what you buy!