21 Sophisticated, Sexy & Stylish Seating Options for the Home

Fashion-infused design made its way to the 2015 High Point Furniture and Design market this spring. Furniture design houses took inspiration from the world's fashion runways in a broad and interesting spectrum from 70s vintage glamour to bountiful botanicals to Hermes-style orange tinted decor confections.  Style mainstays including animal prints, organic shapes, metallic finishes and the enduring paisley motif were also on show, though in many cases they were ...

Elegant Antiques & Decorations at Malachite in New Orleans

I love the combination of these striking Gooseneck Bergere peacock blue chairs with gilded ornamentation upholstered in a luxe strie fabric trimmed with brass nail studs juxtaposed with the geometrically-shaped contemporary brass and smoked glass accent table. Exquisite, elegant and timeless bud and flower vases in brass and stone. The brass lobster reminds me of the decor that graced the cocktail tables in my aunt's Madrid home. An ...

Fashion-Inspired Home Decor Textiles from Root Cellar Designs

Root Cellar Designs' founders Tamara Matthews-Stephenson and Susan Young. I'm delighted to share Root Cellar Designs' debut collection of fashion-inspired textiles aptly named "Fashion Forward." Co-founded by friend, fellow Blogtour alumnus, esteemed blogger and New York-based interior designer, Tamara Matthews-Stephenson along with her long-time friend, fashion designer Susan Young, this divine textile collection is unique in its artful blend of traditional and historical fashion design elements with an edgy, contemporary style ...

DARA Artisans: Exploring the Enchanting Allure of Artisanal Decor

Indigo dyed textiles dance in the breeze. Dyed textiles crafted by Mali-born, Paris-raised artisan, Aboubakar Fofana. (Photo Credit: Gentl + Hyers .) In distant and exotic Mali a vat of organic-based Indigo dye has been masterfully mixed using millennia-old recipes. Woven textiles immersed in the tinted broth emerge saturated in monochromatic hues of blue christened with names like “Milky Blue” a barely there blue to “Divine Blue” a blue ...

Casual to Formal: 10 Dinnerware Sets for Style Loving Hostesses

This winter and spring, I had the fantastic opportunity to visit design fairs where the focus was on tabletop and dinnerware collections. After seeing dozens upon dozens of exquisite tableware and serving sets, I was inspired to share my favorites. In this post, I highlight a few that I shared on my Instagram account as I was reporting from the design shows. CASUAL & EVERYDAY DINING SETS "Amazonia" Fine China ...