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Market Trends: Natural Curiosities

One of our favorite finds at January Market was the stunning prints from Natural Curiosities. Founded by Christopher Wilcox, a former antiquarian book dealer from London, Natural Curiosities transforms old manuscripts, natural forms, mounted butterflies and vintage prints into breathtaking works of art. What we particularly like about these pieces is the impact of their size and […]

Market Trends: Light & Bright

We just got back from Atlanta Market and it’s a great way to kick off the year. Our favorite place to start each market is HIGH DESIGN HOME in Building 1, which features a curated collection that highlights trends in home and design. One new vendor that we really fell in love with is GRACE […]

Design Trends for 2014

We love the holidays but we’re also very excited about 2014. January used to be one of my least favorite months until we started going to the Americas Mart over 10 years ago. Now, it’s a great way to kick off a new year and so exciting to see the new design trends. The Atlanta […]

Installation Transformation

Almost everyone has a room in their house that they don’t know what to do with so it becomes the repository for orphan furniture, rugs and other stuff. For me, I’m still noodling and doodling our guest room. For our client, it was her living room, which had great bones, chocolate brown walls and a […]

Introducing Lacquer LOVE Boxes!

Drum roll please…JOLIE KOLAJ, AKA Gregs and I, are excited to announce our very first product collection — LACQUER LOVE BOXES. We LOVE lacquer and all things bright and shiny, and we LOVE boxes because they’re the perfect addition to any cocktail table, console, mantel, nightstand, etc., — they add a touch style that also […]

Market Sneak Peak

We’ll be traveling to the High Point Market next week and several of our favorite vendors like WORLDS AWAY is sharing sneak peaks of their new introductions … well, let’s just say we’re officially obsessed. Gregs and I have many of their pieces in our own homes and they never cease to amaze us with […]

New Artwork: Coco Chanel

Gregs and I worked on a new painting that combines our love of vintage papers, witty sayings and our scraping technique. When we decided to do this painting we were looking for a style icon and we immediately thought of Coco Chanel. I love everything about Chanel from the clothes and perfume to the fascinating Coco […]

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror Mirror Updating an old mirror is easy and fun! All you need is some paint, fretwork, glue and a little patience. Here is the mirror I bought from an antique store. It was not expensive, and it was made really well, it weighs about 80 lbs. The first thing I did was took it […]

Organic Industrial

  With the emergence of Brooklyn as a design hot spot, there’s been a trend towards industrial chic furniture that looks right at home in converted factories and living spaces. As I walked High Design in Americas Mart, a twist on this trend is what I call ORGANIC INDUSTRIAL, which combines functional design with more […]

High Design Market Trends

We rcently returned from the Americas Mart in Atlanta for the Home and Gift Show and all I can say is — wow what a weekend! I was busy frommorning to midnight every day but it really is any girl’s dream come true as you have the opportunity to see all the latest in design […]

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