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May 22, 2017

There is always a focal point in the room but who says it can’t be an accent chair?!? I love this transitional and contemporary piece. It is the little black dress that is an essential design element but in furniture form. Here's to stunning statement chairs!

April 22, 2017

Who says that art can’t have form and function? As an artist I thought I would share a few of my favorite sculptural pieces that create interest in a room. I believe that there is an artistic element to all design accents.  A great way to show your individual personality can be found in unique furniture pieces. 

April 15, 2017

I love American muscle cars. Always have, always will. They’re not the most expensive, nor are they the most glamorous or sought after cars. But, there’s an honesty and grit to them I connect with that totally defines my personal style. For example, when I’m composing music, I love blending a powerful melody with grungy guitars. It reminds me of the smooth contours of a black Ford Mustang paired with a ton of power under the hood. Applying the analogy to ar...

March 22, 2017

As an artist I find art and beauty in all things. However, I find paintings to be one of the most important statement pieces in a room. Paintings enhance the overall concept, style and mood of a space. Without any wall art, a room feels empty and incomplete. Below are some examples of paintings that help make the room amazing. Imagine what these rooms would be like without the art on the wall-pretty boring right?!

March 8, 2017

Cork is Making a Comeback!

And no I am not just talking about the benefits of drinking a glass of red wine a night  :)

One of the most sustainable, eclectic and functional design trends of 2017 will be good old cork.

That’s right, no longer just a 1970’s element, cork circa 2017 represents a cultural shift towards the sustainable, textural and the beautiful.

Look at some of these incredible ways cork is sure to show up in 2017.

Cork walls in replacement of wall...

February 22, 2017

Ring in the New Year with a dazzling sophisticated look with gold accents, mirrored furniture and fur textiles to carry the fun holiday décor throughout the year. Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean that your home has to lose its sparkle. Here's to making the New Year a beautiful one!

February 2, 2017

With thousands of hues to choose from, selecting the perfect white paint can be a daunting task.  White paints can be notorious for inconsistency – white can change its appearance during different times of the day, or even strike unexpected undertones when placed against other colors.  Choosing the perfect white paint color can often be one of the most difficult decisions in a project.

​Here are a few of my favorite “tried and true” whites from Benjamin...

January 29, 2017

It’s 2017 and that means…everyone and their dog will be crowded into globo gyms around the country waiting to get their turn on the stair master! At least until they realize working out is hard and they give up. But why go through all that waiting before the gym crowd dies down?

The solution? Get your workout on at home. To do this, you are left with two options. Converting a room inside your house and throwing in some gym equipment…or putting all that cumb...

January 15, 2017

What do the Guggenheim (New York City), the coastal homes of Santorini Island (Greece), Corbusier’s Villa Savoye (Paris), the Space Needle (Seattle), and the Sydney Opera House all have in common? They’re all white! Not cream, not vanilla, not “earth tone” - they’re stark white. Each were constructed of different materials, but they all share the same end game. But why? Surely each architect was aware of color theory, with an endless assortment of colors at...

January 8, 2017


Large format HEXAGON tiles will be everywhere up and coming, these beauties are amazingly cost effective, Beehive, from Daltile

Multi colored glass hexagons playing on another 2017 trend, patterned tile

And hexagonal backsplash tiles for kitchen, bathroom or floors showcasing yet another 2017 trend seen everywhere in Italy this market…


At market this year it was shades of ocean blues everywhere. Mixed in were some emerald gree...

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