Is it wood or tile?  Walker Zanger Nature Collection

Is it wood or tile? Walker Zanger Nature Collection

I love the look of this new tile from Walker Zanger.  Yes, it’s tile, “made with state of the art glazing technology”, creating an antique wood floor look but with the durability of tile.  I think I like the grey the best.  I’d love to see it in a mudroom at home.  Or in an […]

clawfoot bathtubs :: cost-saving tip

clawfoot bathtubs :: cost-saving tip

I absolutely love the look of clawfoot bathtubs with their undersides painted black. Matte, glossy, semi. Whatever. A high end fixture manufacturer (I won’t name names) has been making this tub for awhile now and it. is. pricey. Absurdly pricey. On a recent restoration project I was working on, we proposed using aforementioned tub, which […]

a little design for everyone (in a bag)

A few years back Target did that ad campaign they called 'Design for All" which I loved in concept and I hope in some way I am able to bring that idea to the architecture world (that everyone, not just the rich, should have access to well-designed homes).  The interior design industry I think is […]

a white bathroom and a bold print

I know.  Another white room?  But with a Josef Frank textile as a shower curtain.  I think it's entirely perfect, although maybe not entirely practical.  I'm suspicious of white tile floors.  They show every spec of dirt.  But the owners of this house in Bel Air probably have a housekeeper to clean the bathrooms everyday.  […]

vipp : yellow cab line

Love these trash cans and storage pieces.   via

beautiful things :: Saffron Marigold

You must see these beautiful hand-crafted and block printed bedspreads, duvet covers, curtains and more over at Saffron Marigold.  I love the sari-inspired prints and the bright colors. So pretty and so affordable.  Their 26" x 26" cushion covers are $20!  Saffron Marigold also supports Fair Trade.  I received the most lovely email from Anisha […]

Kitchen and Bath Business :: get info right from the pros

I received a package from the lovely Melissa at Kitchen and Bath Business last week. I have read the K+BB magazine before, but have never been on their website. Over 6 million kitchens were renovated last year in the US and almost the same amount of bathrooms.  Whether you live in a house or an […]

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