relaxed. elegant. family friendly.

I have always loved just about anything with an Asian flair to add an unexpected touch in a home. Robert Kuo always delivers. His latest lamp, the Jie which means knot in Chinese, is sure to inspire.

Robert Kuo, McGuire, lighting, lamp, elegant, accessories, home decor, interior design

Robert Kuo for McGuire

I love to hear from you. If you were looking for a new table lamp which one would you choose and why?


What’s New in Home Decor

Earlier this month, I gimped my way through the New York International Gift Fair, having slipped on the ice en route. In my three hour tour of Pier 94, I drooled over many beautiful new home furnishings and accessories.

Dunes and Duchess topped my list of must have accessories. Not only are their products unique and inspired, but Stacy and Michael are two of the most wonderful people you will meet.

Stacy Kunstle, Michael Partenio, dunes and duchess, home decor, interior design


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I love to hear from you. Which of these accessories would you love for your home?

(all photos from Dunes and Duchess)

relaxed. elegant. family friendly.

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Launay Cushion Chair from William Yeoward

What’s not to love about the new Launay Cushion Chair from William Yeoward? Love the soft feminine fabric and rounded edges offset by the masculine nailheads. Can’t you imagine relaxing into a chair called Cushion and playing a board game with your family?

I love to hear from you. Which chair is your favorite?

Updating your Home Office? Find it on 1st Dibs

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from Voila
I know my husband would never leave the drawing board if he had this old-fashioned architect’s drafting table.
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from Obsolete

Love how rugged looking this stool is. 


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from Wyeth

Wouldn’t this flat file cabinet be fantastic in an architect’s or designer’s home office? I want it for mine.

I love to hear from you. What would you choose for your new home office?

(All furnishings found on 1stdibs)

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A Story of Social Media, Friends and a Pink Bench

gallery, Irwin Feld Design, interior design, social media, abcddesigns, Stamford, CT, mid century modern, furnishings

Does it get any better than this?

A fun moment and fond memory in my design travels with lovely social media friends now IRL: Marcy of Irwin Feld Design @irwinfelddesign, Jonathan Legate of Halifax Canada @jonathanlegate, and behind the camera, Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo @abcddesigns (Amy’s photo). We had a grand time at the gorgeous mid-century modern gallery of Irwin Feld.

Why is Marcy hiding her face? I’ll never tell.

But I will let you know that their amazing pink bench (gone internet viral thanks to so many design bloggers) sold. All proceeds benefit Komen CT. I can’t think of a more uplifting Valentine’s Day story.

breast cancer, Susan G. Komen, pink, Irwin Feld, bench, furnishings, mid century modern

For my original post…

Marcy hasn’t revealed the story of the bench’s new home yet so stay tuned.

I love to hear from you. Where do you find your design inspiration?

Kids and Hearts in Interior Design

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Have a girl who loves hearts and wondering how to incorporate them into her room?

For your baby’s nursery

candy, valentine's day, hearts, baby, decor, interior design, pink

from Literaturesoft



weedecor, pink, tree, baby, nursery, interior design, decor
from WeeDecor


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from TinyTotties

For your T(w)een


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From naBUZZ

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From naBUZZ

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From naBUZZ

I love to hear from you. What is your daughter’s dream decor?



Interior Design Inspiration: Snow, Ice, Black Swan, Club Penguin

Pretty much anyone who lives in the United States now has the experience of being inundated by snowstorms this winter. All of the ice and snow has got me thinking about white in design. Then we watched an interview of Natalie Portman for the movie Black Swan – now I can’t wait to see it. And yesterday, our daughter was introduced to Club Penguin, just in case we didn’t have enough ice and snow in real life already.

Hence a white with black theme for this Wordless Wednesday… Enjoy!

white, interior design, modern, egg chair, Arne, architecture

What could be better than the quintessential Egg Chair in black?

white, interior design, minimalist, architecture, stairs, Tom Atwood

I dream of this staircase design.

digsdigs, espace loggia, furniture, white, office, interior design

A great way to add black to your teen’s room without painting the walls. Result – everyone in the family is happy.

bath, interior design, white, fixtures, storage, modern

I have just finished a black and white bath for a client. It’s a little more traditional than this, which goes to show black and white in the bath is timeless.

black, white, beach, house, interior design

This is a beach house. What a great twist on the typical white with blue.

I love to hear from you… Where do you find your interior design inspiration?

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