I am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life. -Elsie de Wolfe

I Wish I Was Told This in Design School

image via a note on design On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to talk to a group of students about careers in interior design and share personal stories of my professional experience. I still consider myself an interior designer, even though what I do is much more specialized. However not… 

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Digital Voyeurism: A Must See

I’m not sure how I missed social media week but this video, Digital Voyeurism: How Sharing Real Homes in Real Time is Changing the Way We Decorate, is really thought provoking.  I find the reciprocal relationship between interior design and blogging and other social media outlets intriguing. I find the reciprocal… 

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Upholstery Diaries: I’m Global Modern Luxe

Happy Monday! I feel like the weekend goes way too fast don’t you? Hopefully you had a fun and restful mini-break before the start of a new week. For a lot of different reasons, last week was a little stressful so I made it a point to do very little that… 

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Mario Testino at Home

Isn’t amazing to see how image makers use their discerning eye to put together their own homes? The inspiration for Mario Testino’s LA Apartment comes from his own Peruvian heritage, making for one of the most amazing spaces I have seen in a long time. “I’m constantly having to readapt… 

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The Private World of Dorothy Dandridge

Thank goodness for those vintage issues of Ebony Magazine on Google Books.  They provide a lot of classic eye candy.  Today, I thought it would fun to share this peek at the home of  legendary screen siren Dorothy Dandridge. I saw this cover on Fly and it totally piqued my… 

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Reflections of a Future Cat Lady

Lately, I’ve been talking to DWJ a lot about leopard prints. It’s her thing this season, but I think those convos have me thinking I need to incorporate more chic spots into my life.   {images via pinterest} Over the years I’ve had a fair share of leopard in my… 

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The Aspirational Interiors of Muriel Brandolini

I have found myself completely drawn to the the work of  Muriel Brandolini. I just cant take my eyes of it. Her work fuses together a beautiful eclectic mix of design elements with lots of imagination. As a designer, she reminds me that design should be about reflecting a well-lived… 

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Kelly Wearstler Resort 2012 & Monday Questions

The gap between fashion  and interiors continues to grow smaller each season. Especially with each collection Kelly Wearstler presents.  It is terribly exciting to see how her fashion label has evolved from the first season. {images via elle.com} So here are  my question: Should designers abandon the idea of doing… 

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Wednesday’s Perfect Room

I’ve been having a recurring dream about running my own studio one day. Lately, I’ve been compiling images of workspaces me and I think they may be fueling these dreams. {image via lonnymag} One of the spaces, that continues to inspire me is  the resource library and workspace from Bunny… 

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Summer School: In My Home

I’ve got some news I’m excited  to share! Are you ready to make some changes to your home? Well I’m here to help! This summer, if you are in DC, Maryland or Northern Virginia, I’ll be teaching a continuing education course called “In My Home” at the Corcoran College of… 

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