Living Room

Light and Airy Live/Work Space

Light and Airy Live/Work Space

In a minimalist live/work studio (once a jukebox and pinball repair shop in the 1930’s), what designer Caroline Gomez maximizes is light, color, creative possibilities, and furnishings that delight in their simplicity and beauty. Notice in the photograph below how the lack of clutter highlights the […]

Announcing the Animal of the Year: Horse

Announcing the Animal of the Year: Horse

Happy Lunar New Year! According to the East Asian Zodiac, it’s the Year of the Horse. Yippee kai yay! Humanity’s relationship to horses is a long one, so it figures that these majestic beings would appear in our art and our homes as symbols of […]

Quickie: Seven Reasons to Hang a Hammock in Your Living Room

Quickie: Seven Reasons to Hang a Hammock in Your Living Room

There are seven great reasons to hang a hammock in your living room! Comfortable Saves space Easy to clean Take down for more open space Great for napping No pizza needed to bribe a friend to move it with you Excellent for cuddling

The TV That Wasn’t There

The TV That Wasn’t There

The television set: A beloved source of entertainment for some, and a despised instrument of brainwashing by others. For interior design, it could be the bane of your space. Why? It doesn’t fit the feel of your room. When it’s off, it’s like a black […]

Orienting West

Orienting West

The blending of East and West creates opportunities for beauty that could not have happened in isolation. The ways of designing and decorating space reflects philosophies and observations of how people of a culture use space. Above, in Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s villa named Dar Es […]

Quickie: Happy Blues

Quickie: Happy Blues

The intense and varied shades of blue delight me in this design! Note how the white walls and floor makes the color pop. And what a dynamic interplay between the human-created forms such as the painting and butterfly chair with the plants shooting up and […]