Tag Archive | "Wall coverings"

Make Love in Venice

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


The nice folks at contacted me to see if I would mention their exceptional line of wall-sized map murals. While perusing their offerings I was captivated by a painting of Venice rendered by contemporary artist Timothy Easton. Wallpapered kindly offered to provide the mural if I paid for the shipping ($61 from the U.K.): my original intention was to cover a quirky alcove on the left side of my bed so I chose a size that would fit the area and then changed my mind and applied the graphic to the other side of the room.

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From the Mail

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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I get LOADS of product pitches in my email, most of which I ignore because frankly, I don't want to encourage more of them. But yesterday there were a couple of cool product items I thought I'd pass along. I think the stained glass wall decals from Blik are awesome, such a good idea. I'm not crazy about the video game subject matter (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker) but I still they're pretty great; available to order online. Click through to see the amazing Pivot power strip.

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New Gold Dream

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Some of you will assume that my upcoming trip to India is the inspiration for my new bedroom but in fact, the genesis of the decoration goes back several years to a bedroom ceiling I painted in Farrow & Ball's India Yellow; I loved lying in bed staring up at that deep, gold canopy. And since my new bedroom is a windowless pocket measuring just 8' x 10', I decided to wrap the entire room in the colour as a compliment to the shimmering blue-green saree I picked up for next to nothing at a consignment store close-out sale last year. Of course, it's the brass, fretwork pendant casting those exotic shadows that really makes the space.

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Return to Matchy Matchy

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Two of my favourite decor books of the past season were Amy Lau's Expressive Modern and Katie Ridder's Rooms: both designers conjure with confidence creating spaces that whisper serenity and scream luxury. One thing that surprised me about both books, however, was the tendency of the decorators to fall back on matchy matchy solutions that I mistakenly imagined were passé (photo by Roger Davis).

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What’s New, What’s Now at IIDEX/NeoCon

Saturday, September 24, 2011


While January’s Interior Design Show encompasses residential spaces and applications, IIDEX is much more focused on contract architecture, landscape and hospitality design with lots of trade-only seminars. IIDEX/NeoCon is where designers and commercial buyers come to source the latest materials, textiles, wall and floor coverings, lighting and storage systems. Sustainability continues to dominate the design world with revolutionary materials and new technologies stealing most of the thunder. Think: Material (above) is this year’s showcase of innovative wall and flooring materials made from everything from coconut shells and sugarcane pulp to new polymers, laminates and recycled glass.

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