category archives: design

pink & blue.  the 2016 pantone colors of the year. 2016 pantone colors of the year | rose quartz (pink) & serenity (blue) photo credit pantone do pink & blue make you think of balance? calm? or, tranquility? 2016 pantone color of the year | rose quartz | 13-1520 photo credit pantone wellness? compatibility? or, […]

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during our recent venetian vacation, i took a few detours to research chandeliers for one of my current interior design projects. my client and i are considering a juxtaposition of old and new.  like the combination of art and architecture at the punta della dogana, the former 17th century customs house that is now a […]

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do you read elle decor?  the june 2015 issue featured patchwork curtains in the library of a london home, designed by studio peregalli. library | hampstead, london, united kingdom | interior design by studio peregalli photo credit simon upton since then, i’ve been noticing patchwork everywhere.  it seems to be a fall 2015 fashion trend. […]

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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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