Take a Seat, Let’s Talk About Chairs.

Let’s talk about mixing & matching chairs.

The black color unifies the eclectic collection of chair styles.

Office chairs in a residential setting: delightfully unexpected!

The blue wall color shows up in most of the chair seats, leaving tons of room to play with frame styles.

Mixing & matching chairs can accomplish so much in a space. Have fun with color, play with size and shape, juxtapose styles. Can’t afford six Eames chairs? Just buy one!

Something New…Something Wonderful

Words almost aren’t good enough to describe how I feel about these new products showing up on my desk recently. Talk about take your breath away gorgeous. They are new, refreshing and dramatic that aren’t for the faint at heart…

Featuring Antiqued Mirror Tile, Visage, by Ann Sacks! How does it get any better than this!?

Featured in Ann Sacks Nottingham Collection, these colors and shapes are sure to get anyone’s attention. Giving you that simple uniqueness you have been looking for.

Wanting a little more natural, earthy feel? Wood and/or leather tiles might be the way to go. You didn’t read that wrong – tiles are now being made of wood and leather! Where, oh where could this creative industry going next?!

If you have been looking for that show stopper, creative, unique tile for a room in your home….I just found it!

Don’t be shy…BE BOLD

A Product You Won’t Wear Out

Feast your eyes.

Anytime fashion and interior design join forces, creativity takes on a whole new look. (Sometimes the rules even get broken, which is very exciting). I recently discovered TING, a London and Los Angeles based design company that transforms hand-picked vintage leather belts into fabulous floor coverings. Manufacturing floor tiles and area rugs, TING also produces bags, seat cushions and wall panels, and I imagine their practical and sustainable visions for reusing leather won’t stop at that. At some point, someone probably said that belts could not be floors; I’m glad it’s been proven true and beautiful that they certainly can be. I’d venture to guess a floor composed of such loveliness would cost you about a billion dollars, but let’s not talk about price… let’s just start collecting belts.

January has been all about taking a look at “something new.” It’s exciting to peer into the creative minds of companys–such as TING–who value pushing the boundaries in product design (and know how to put vintage leather to good use).

Cork Mosaics

Choosing the right tile to fit your style and installation needs can be difficult. Outside of visual cues most tile does not vary in performance and benefit. However, when looking, cork is another option that adds not only a fun look but many advantages over traditional materials of porcelain or ceramic. Yes, cork; a natural, green product that can be used in many applications!

Actual cork slices are taken and  set on a mesh mosaic, grouted, and sealed to provide a water tight surface. The installation is very similar to that of tile. However, instead of a cold surface you have an insulator that will keep your floor at 70 degrees year round. The benefits of using a natural product such as cork are endless. It is a renewable resource making it green, it has naturally anti-allergenic, the cork is softer than tile to give a little cushion without flexing, and it provides sound deadening. If the natural finish is not your taste you can stain it to suit your needs.



This Month, Think Pink!

In 2011, the color of the year was hibiscus pink, a rich, lipstick pink that added freshness to dining rooms, bathrooms, and bedrooms everywhere. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, take a look at a few rooms that show off their own shades of the blush and bashful hue.

Why not?