Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Interior Designer’

Interior Design Inspiration: Wes Anderson

Bright, quirky and fun – Wes Anderson is a man after my own color-loving heart. Stylists and designers alike adore his movies for their whimsical color palettes and eclectic style, and I’ve often found myself getting inspired between scenes of The Royal Tenenbaums or The Darjeeling Limited – taking notes of color combinations or quirky […]

Color Love: Cobalt and White

via There’s no color combination that’s more beautiful in its simplicity than cobalt blue and white.  It’s traditional, yes, but it has the pop of color to catch your eye.  There’s something cool, calm and classic about the color combination. One of my favorite uses of bright cobalt blue was in a Hinsdale client’s amazingly […]

Design Inspiration: How to create a stunning gallery wall

Who doesn’t love a chic gallery wall? As a fan of mixing prints, styles and colors – gallery walls are the perfect way to add personality to any room. When designing for a full-floor unit in the Palmolive building in downtown Chicago, I created a salon style art wall, complete with funky mixed frames and […]

Design Inspiration: How To Style A Bookshelf

Bookshelves has transformed over the years from a utilitarian necessity to a beautifully decorative flourish, and I simply adore styling bookshelves for clients and in my own home. A couple years ago I designed an elegant living room for a David Adler home in Lake Forest, inspired by the quirky glamour of the 1960’s. The idea was to create an […]

Interior Inspirations: Creating a Beautiful Walk-In Closet

What woman doesn’t dream of a chic walk-in closet filled to the brim with Louis Vuitton, Prada and Chanel? Any stylish woman will tell you that one of her favorite parts of her home is her dressing room – filled with gorgeous dresses and beautiful designer bags. Not only is your closet a darling space for your favorite […]

Color Love: Neutral Hues In Interior Design

It’s no surprise that I’m a lover of colorfully chic spaces, but there are times…special projects where it calls for a mix of neutral colors. While bold rooms are easy to wow, sometimes the textures and subtleties of neutrals truly brings together a space. And believe me, neutrals can be anything but boring.  There’s an art in […]

I Love Vintage: Karl Springer

(Original Image via) Karl Springer was one of the greatest furniture designers of the 20th century. He always found a way to perfectly blend elegance and quirk – never safe, always interesting.  So of course his pieces often become a centerpiece in my own designs.  Most known for his use of exotic materials – shagreen, goatskin, lacquer […]

Color Love: Bold Color in Interior Design

It’s no secret that I’m a lover of bold and quirky color combinations. I love the emotional connection and feeling color evokes when walking into a room, and creating wow-worthy color combinations that make an interior elegant, but never boring. I often find inspiration from the world around me – whether it be the colors of flowers I spy […]

The smell of great interior design…

We’ve all had those times when we walked into a friend’s home and immediately notice a distinctly pleasant aroma.  Sometimes its fresh flowers, sometimes its baking cookies, and sometimes its a delicious candle.  In the winter, it just has that warm and enticing aroma that you’ll envy for your own home, and it somehow makes […]

Interior Design Inspiration on Pinterest

Recently I’ve found a pretty phenomenal online mood board of sorts where I’ve been keeping a lot of my interior design inspiration for projects – its on Pinterest.  If you aren’t familiar, Pinterest is basically an online inspiration or mood board that you ‘pin’ photos to digitally.  And all your facebook/twitter friends can ‘pin’ theirs […]

Taxidermy – love or loathe?

Taxidermy in Interior Design One of the most visually arresting ways to add intrigue and character to a room is through the use of taxidermy.  It makes a statement as bold as the wildest wallpaper or furniture piece, as big as any super saturated color palette can do.  And what I find so interesting about […]

Art in Unexpected Places

I’m a big fan of public artwork.  But in Chicago we usually see it in the forms of sculptures and installations.  While in Moscow this summer we ran across some installations of paintings placed atop building exteriors.  They took what was a simple cinder block building and gave it a punch of beauty.  They distracted […]

Design Do’s – Kitchen Chandeliers

There’s nothing that makes a kitchen more romantic and alluring than a chandelier.  While in Prague this summer we visited Cafe Savoy for lunch.  If you head downstairs you can get a peek in the kitchen which is a beautiful blend of industrial & romantic touches.  It proves that a kitchen can be completely functional […]