Broken is Beautiful

Capture sa I had to share this article as it touched me deeply. It can speak to your soul in many ways, but for design sake it’s just perfection! Thanks apartment therapy for sharing.


Friday Finds

Every Friday I take time to sit down with my iced coffee “decaf, thanks to baby #2 😉 ” and rummage through my favorite blogs, designer’s websites and online markets for whimsical & fanciful finds that are only discovered by digging in deep for jewels amongst the clutter.

Today’s Friday Find…  this Luxurious Turkish Tea set for six. I adore the quaint size and jubilant colors.


Grand Bazaar Shopping- Turkish Tea Set



Synthetic vs. Natural… your life could depend on it!

furni 1We all heard the good ‘ole phrase, “they just don’t make it like they used to”… well in the design world this holds very true. That muted old plaid wool itchy sofa in your great grandmothers living room or that walnut chiseled dining room table that’s been passed down through generations has greater benefits than just standing the test of time ,as we all thought, they actually have a longer fire rating time.

Due to the advancements in technology, we can now compound such fabrics as nylon, viscose, polyester etc. which not only are in a majority of our furniture, fabrics, carpet and decor but they pose a threat if a fire were to ever catch in your home.

Research shows that 30 years ago, you had about about 17 minutes to escape a house fire, today it’s down to 3 or 4 minutes. It’s never something that crossed my mind, but now with a family of my own, it’s something to very seriously take in consideration.


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Sometimes the best advice, is someone else’s advice. I’m devoting this post to one of my favorite interior designers ,Summer Thornton, and her simple approach to key elements to creating a most opulently eclectic , functional, inspired and desired space…

  • Do at least one thing your mother wouldn’t
  • Reference the past, don’t repeat it
  • Use patterns and colors recklessly!
  • Insist on natural fabrics
  • Colors don’t clash
  • Never say never
  • More is more
  • Always say no to faux  (I agree unless it’s fur!)
  • Every home should have at least 1 thing from a flea market
  • Traditional designs need-not be boring
  • God’s neutral is green
  • Fresh flowers are a room’s best accessory
  • No great room was ever designed without taking a risk
  • If your neighbors are doing it, you probably shouldn’t

Interior Vertical Gardens; going green in a new direction

We have all heard the coined term “going green” referring to minimizing our carbon footprint, using a certain percentage of recycled material in our products, devoting to LEED programs and so on and so on…

But what about an obvious “actually going green” approach. I frequently voice my devoted fondness for incorporating live and lush plant life into any interior space and the benefits, but this newest trend takes that idea in a whole different direction… literally!

For years we’ve seen the potted houseplants, the interior gardens in lobbies and more recently garden green rooftops speckling our sky scrappers. With keeping in the same concept, new innovators have put a different spin on how to incorporate your lovely greens into a space using a new creative objective in mind… adding a living piece of art!

Take a look at some of these interior vertical gardens