Hypoallergenic Bedding Can Improve Your Health

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Dear The Decorating Diva, I have terrible allergies which seem to be worse when I wake up. My friend tells me that hypoallergenic bedding can help me. I found your site when I googled for allergy proofing my bedroom so I hope you can help me figure out if hypoallergenic bedding can help me feel better. Stacey Dear Stacey, First … Read More

Linkasink Bathroom Sink Drain Covers

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Linkasink Quad with Turquoise in Pewter Sink Drain Cover

Quad with Turquoise in Pewter Sink Drain Cover(left) and Quad with Pearl in Pewter Sink Drain Cover (right) Beaded Round with Crackle Shell in Dark Bronze Sink Drain Cover (left),Beaded with Daffodil Cloisonne in Dark Bronze Sink Drain Cover (right)   Beaded with White Clouds Cloisonne in Pewter Sink Drain Cover (left), Three Flowers in Pewter Sink Drain Cover (right) … Read More

Ellen Blakeley of Ellen Blakeley Studio

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Many of us walk by shattered glass strewn across sidewalks without giving the glass shards a second thought – other than swerving to avoid stepping on them. California based mosaic artist and principal of Ellen Blakeley Studio, Ellen Blakeley, on the other hand, sees a pool of glistening, broken glass as an artistic inspiration. Meredith (Glass Mosaic & Wood Sculpture) … Read More

Volpi Reclaimed Wood Stool Set- Rosten Furniture

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Volpi Reclaimed Wood Stool Set

  I’m a fan of reclaimed wood furniture, and certainly appreciate Rotsen’s eco-friendly furniture collection (there are quite a few Rotsen pieces I’m deeply in love with), but I’m not sure how I feel about the Volpi Reclaimed Wood Stool set. I can’t get past the image they convey – upside-down, four-rooted molars. Who knows, I’m probably suffering from “residual … Read More

Arzo Bathroom Faucet from Delta Faucet

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Arzo Bathroom Faucet from Delta Faucets

Delta Faucet’s angular-shaped Arzo Collection is inspired by the geometric designs found in modern furniture and lighting. The sophisticated Arzo bathroom faucet will complement a modern, minimalist bathroom design. The Arzo bathroom faucet collection includes shower models (raincan showerheads and hand showers)  that offer dual function pressure balance and thermostatic showering options among other desirable showering features. Images copyright of … Read More

Liora Manne Zen Vortex Rainbow Rug

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Manne Zen Vortex Rainbow Rug

If Vincent Van Gogh made rugs, then I’m positive that he would have created one that looked like Liora Manne’s blended color rainbow rug show above. I love the pattern, it brings to mind an artist yielding a brush, and with each stroke creating wavy, swirled movements that blend the rainbow palette of colors into each other. This rug is … Read More

Hugo Franca – R 20th Century Gallery

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R 20th Century HUGO FRANCA

One of my favorite artists/designers/visionaries, Hugo Franca, has a few beautiful pieces at R 20th Century gallery. I’ve picked some of my favorites from the exhibit to share.   "Phenyo" coffee table in pequi wood. Designed and made by Hugo Franca, Brazil, 2010. 59" W x 17" H x 39.5" D "Zanta" bench in pequi wood. Designed and made by … Read More

Irwin Feld Design

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Photo: From left to right: Sculptura Standing Floor Lamp (1960s) – newly lacquered in white; “Percussion”  painting (1960) by George Ratkai; Mid Century Bench (1960s) – newly upholstered with recessed polished stainless steel legs; and  Lucite Hanging Fixture (1960s). Photo: Pair of Glass Rod Mid-Century Sconces (1961) ; “Man and Woman” painting (1960) by George Ratkai ; and Velvet Diamond … Read More