Love It Or Leave It?
Elle Decor While looking for some inspiration for a not so frou-frou headboard for a not so frou-frou client, we happened to run across this. What do you think… love it or leave it?
We're Coming Down Your Street
GT signed up for The Sketchbook Project today! Anyone - from anywhere in the world - can participate in the project sponsored by the Art House Co-op. Just choose a theme and order your sketchbook. The goal is to get blank sketchbooks into as many hands as possible and then completed sketchbooks into the world for viewers to enjoy. Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and...
Can A Zebra Change His Stripes?
Hmmm…can a zebra change his stripes? Oh, yeah!! And you would too if you had looked like this to begin with…. The tone-on-tone stripe on this rolled arm bench went from whoa to WOW after DIW recovered it in a brown zebra print from GP & J Baker for an Auburn, AL client of Ashley Garrison Interiors. To further update it, Garrison had us redo the arms with panels, add self...
....I Love Orange
“Don’t take this the wrong way, but that room reminds me of 1960’s Howard Johnson’s colors — that wonderfully intense orange and aqua — but modernized a bit. It’s such a terrific vintage palette and I have to admit, I love orange.” Designer John Willey in House Beautiful describing a bright orange and aqua bedroom he designed for a Nantucket guest...
And The Winners Are...
“The best in design that will stand the test of time,” is how Veranda descibes the winners of its 2nd annual Art of Design Awards announced this week. The awards, which honor design industry trailblazers whose work is both innovative and timeless, will be presented at an awards gala on Wednesday, September 29 at the Hearst Tower in New York City. There were more than 100 candidates...
Add A Slice Of Orange To Your Life
This week, as you know, DIW is seeing orange! We want to let you know that it’s really very simple to add a slice of orange to your life. By starting small, with pillows, a table skirt, headboard, draperies or a chair, you can make a big statement with this fun and flamboyant color. Here are some slices of orange that inspire us: Palmer Weiss Tobi...
DIW is seeing orange this week…alot of it. Subtle and understated or bold and vibrant, this cool color is heating up outdoor spaces and living rooms alike. If you’re looking to add a punch of wow to your space, then orange is your color. Ashley Garrison of Ashley Garrison Interiors, Tuscaloosa, AL gave these outdoor chairs a fun, modern look with custom cushions made by DIW for the...
DIW Is Diggin' Dragons
We are diggin’ this small office area featuring a vintage desk chair that has been painted and reupholstered in Schumacher’s Chiang Mai Dragon in Laquer. Taking inspiration from icons from the 1940’s to the 1960’s, the room was styled for Truman Capote and Harper Lee as part of the Designer Showhouse for the Arts, held at the Seaside, FL home of town founders Daryl and...
2010 Fall Palette
In this month’s The Style Issue of Departures Magazine, readers get to take a look at some of the most luxe fabrics in the world of interior design. We thought this was worth you having a look at also. Swatch Watch (pictured, from top left) Gemstone by Jim Thompson, Tony Duquette Collection* (jimthompson.com). Hardwick plaid from Ralph Lauren Home, $234/yard...
Rooms To Inspire Series....Inspires Us
Partners Annie Kelly and Tim Street-Porter have collaborated again on another Rooms series book, this time focusing on city life with Rooms to Inspire in the City: Stylish Interiors for Urban Living. No matter where you live…a downtown loft, townhouse, studio or condo…you can get fabulous ideas from the rooms showcased in Paris, NY, LA and London. Photo by Tim Street-Porter Mary...
We Rocked Don Scott!!
Grant’s first (and Mimi’s umpteenth) trip to the Don Scott Antique Show in Atlanta was quite a success. We scored a mid-century sofa, some killer accessories, the coolest cornice in the whole wide world ever. Not to mention more ideas and inspiration than we can process. We cursed a time or two hundred, but it was mostly fun and laughter, especially when Grant fell out of the truck...