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Decor Inspiration Travels

Innovation is found at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

July 26, 2018

From designing wall paper to creating furniture… this innovative museum is not only interactive, but a fun way to test your hand at interior design in the heart of NYC. A great way to get a glimpse into the world of textures, prints, concepts of layout and more as the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to historic, contemporary design.   Featured above, the Immersion Room is an interactive design room…

Decor Transformations Travels

From Firehouse to Hotel

May 29, 2018

Historic preservation…. redesigning Detroit, without removing its beautiful architecture. The conversion of the Detroit fire department headquarters to this magnificent hotel shows that history can be preserved and that repurposing can be extended much further into decor, in a way that acts as a time capsule of treasured history. Originally built in 1929, the 62,910 sq. ft. firehouse is a “steel-frame, fire-story Neoclassical building” built by architect, Hans…

Decor Inspiration Travels

Subtle Safari… Let your Decor Travel

March 2, 2018

Add a bit of the wild side to your interior. Whether searching for a specific theme or adding a unique piece that will add discussion to your room, here are some great examples that add life and character in both a charming and creative way. Just look as these paper mâché animal heads (left) are perfect to accent walls in numerous areas of your home…. what a great…

Inspiration Travels

Tropical Days and Nights of Cuba

October 2, 2017

The hot days of Havana to the cool evenings along its coastline…. the tropical appeal to design with inspiration from Cuba includes vibrance and Post-50s art. A place suspended in time…. from its worn streets and buildings comes the beauty of unique patterns and colors that are found like hidden treasures within its streets and businesses.  The art of Cuba is diverse cultural blend of South American, European and…

Inspiration Travels

Gorgeous. Inspirational.

September 30, 2017

Often we think of the coast as being located along a large ocean… But coastal areas also exist along smaller waterways like the gorgeous lakes of Michigan, or in this instance Lake Charlevoix. Just look at the magnificent beauty captured by photographer, Babs Young.  These are taken from the residence of the Loeb farm in Charlevoix.  it was build around 1918 by Albert Loeb of Chicago.  The colors…

Design Tips Travels

Inspired by the Mediterranean… Caretta Caretta.

August 26, 2017

Traveling along the Almalfi Coast… feeling the cool, clear waters along the isle of Zakinthos… admiring the beautiful white architecture of Corsica… and swimming below are the beautiful Caretta Caretta… Bring the ocean with you…. and Italy and Greece as well! This is a great addition to any table. Perfect for a brunch or to use for a luncheon salad.  Charming and sweet… the perfect addition to your…

Inspiration Travels

Bringing it with you

August 26, 2017

Whether it is the gorgeous sunrise or the reflection of the clouds on the crystal clear lake, capturing the moment is something we all try to do when discovering the perfect moment in time.  Photos help to bring back those memories and make a perfect discussion piece when placed in the right location.  How do you capture the image though? While cell phones have increased in their quality…

Inspiration Travels

The Shores of Nafplion

July 9, 2017

The elegance and charm of Nafplion in Greece, its ancient beauty and rich history inspire the finest artist of all disciplines.  The hidden sidewalks wind and twist through the Neapolitan architecture, each dotted with hues of pink, burnt amber and turquoise. Hidden treasures that become a muse for your own home decor. At first glimpse it is merely an old door found down the alley way of a…


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