category archives: design

there is usually a showstopper room at the san francisco decorator showcase.  last year, it was the master bedroom by antonio martins interior design, who paneled the bedroom in blue and white portugese tiles, called azulejos. click here to read my previous post about the 2014 san francisco decorator showcase. master bedroom | antonio martins […]

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i keep noticing geometric patterns that remind me of the blue and white ceramic tile that italian architect *gio ponti (1891-1979) designed for the parco dei prinicipi hotel in sorrento, italy. hall | parco dei principi hotel | sorrento, italy gio ponti | laurel pattern blue and white ceramic tile | 1962 photo credits royal […]

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will 2015 be a year of contrasts? if color forecasts are any indication, then maybe so.  color authority pantone, a division of x-rite that provides professional color standards for the design industries, named marsala as the color of the year for 2015. ‘marsala is a color that exudes confidence and stability’ -leatrice eiseman, executive director […]

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the best surprise during my recent visit to paris was an unexpected invitation from michael wagner, the president and owner of charles paris, a french lighting and furniture atelier that has been in business for over 100 years. michael invited me to tour the charles paris workshop, located at the former christofle silver factory in […]

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there is usually a showstopper room at the san francisco decorator showcase. last year, it was the living room by catherine kwong design, with a cy twombly like floor. living room | catherine kwong design | 2013 san francisco decorator showcase living room floor | painted by stancil studios | 2013 san francisco decorator showcase […]

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