Tag Archives: collections

Holiday touches

my favorite way to decorate:  use what you have, what you live with, what you love.  If you love green and red as I do, you will have treasures to use….

a heart, a star

IMG_7127

a pillow

IMG_7123

a throw

IMG_7126

an old wooden box

IMG_7125

a vintage jump rope

aIMG_7129IMG_7128

Spode Christmas plates and red transferware

IMG_7102

random collections

IMG_7122

IMG_7124

IMG_7121

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

1 Comment

Filed under Holidays, Interiors

White

A significant piece of what we do as designers centers on the use of color – the emotional response to the way one color compliments or highlights another, how color defines shape and dimension…..  We’ve already visited color:  orange and pink.  Now let’s explore color, starting with my favorite:  _____.   Yes, white is color according to Webster’s definition number 17:  ‘a color without hue at the extreme end of the scale of grays, opposite to black, that reflects light of all hues completely and diffusely.’

Some creations are just meant to be white:

 ironstone

IMG_4526

IMG_4521

IMG_4523

monogrammed damask linen

IMG_5378

 enamel over cast iron

IMG_0613-001

IMG_0757-001

 roses

IMG_1305-001

French enamelware

IMG_5381

meringues

IMG_4872-001

vintage Porsches

IMG_5346

Do you have a favorite color?

Leave a comment

Filed under Exteriors, Food, Interiors, Nature

Pitchers and William Morris

Pitchers intrigue me………even at rest they have a certain kinetic energy.  They are not only useful, but if chosen carefully, beautiful as well.  Which brings me to a quote fromWilliam Morris that I have long been pondering:

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

Here we are more than a decade into the 21st century where  the integration of function and form have been the goal of designers in all fields.  Dare I think of this quote with one word changed – ‘or’ to ‘and’???  Exchanging the ever-useful Tupperware container for a vintage ironstone pitcher…useful and beautiful!

IMG_5266-001

IMG_5250-001

IMG_5256

IMG_5254

IMG_5248

IMG_5251

IMG_5255

IMG_5257

IMG_5258

IMG_5264IMG_5265IMG_5263

IMG_5268

IMG_5262

IMG_5269

Each has a story.

Do you have a favorite?

Leave a comment

Filed under Interiors