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I have to say that the best part of going away is being able to share my experiences with my readers who may also be planning a trip. There were so many wonderful places that I visted in LA and one that impressed me the most was the Jenni Kayne boutique. It’s right now the […]

When I was planning my trip to LA, I thought about how fun it would be to visit Kelly Wearstler‘s office. I had seen the first four images that I’ve posted on her website and could already tell it would be amazing. I later decided that she would probably be busy so I didn’t end […]

Inspiring Interiors

03 . 23 . 10

I just returned from LA last night and am in the process of downloading all my photos of the wonderful places I visited and people I met. Until those posts are ready, I’m directing you to a photo gallery of my favorite inspiring interiors at Canadian House & Home. I was very honored to be […]

The Legend, The Woman

03 . 15 . 10

I picked up the April issue of W Magazine today. Besides the fabulous photos of Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston, there was a little tid bit about a new book about the late fashion designer Liz Claiborne. I grew up with my mom wearing her clothing and I’m a sucker for an inspiring story so […]

Mellow Yellow and Grey

03 . 01 . 10

I’ve been hearing from a lot of readers that they miss hearing about my design projects. I completely understand and will definitely be posting about them again but not until after they are finished. A top design magazine editor just warned me again last week not to post any photos if I hope to get […]

In the Mood: Part Deux

02 . 17 . 10

A lot of great designers shared their mood boards with Vogue this fashion week and two of them had the same photo tacked up for inspiration. Both Michael Kors, above, and Tommy Hilfiger, below, had the famous photo of model Lisa Taylor driving with the wind whipping through her hair that was taken by famed […]

Once in a Blue Room

02 . 09 . 10

I’ve been busy working on a new project and I thought you might enjoy taking a look at the inspiration images for the blue media room. I don’t think it’s any surprise that most of them are from the master of lacquer, Miles Redd. Enjoy! Ashley Whittaker Amanda Nisbet Todd Romano Nate Berkus and Anne […]

J.Crew Fall 2009

07 . 16 . 09

The weather in New York has has been feeling a little like Fall lately which makes me think about what I will be wearing soon. Jenna Lyons was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times recently about the success and popularity of J.Crew and also her inspirations. For Fall 2009, she imagined what it would be […]

While Derek Lam may have been influence by 20th-century interiors, Carolina Herrera said that she was influenced by 18th-century architectural details. These took shape as belts, bag straps, hair accessories and shoes all fabricated in copper. There was no mood board photo so I don’t know exactly where she found this inspiration so I’ve been […]


02 . 18 . 09

My favorite part of fashion week is finding out the inspiration behind each designer’s collection. This year, Derek Lam said his colors and textures were inspired by interiors and most specifically, those of Yves Saint Laurent, while the mood was inspired by the 1958 film Ascenseur pour l’échafaud by Louis Malle. C’est Magnifique! Mood board […]