Posts tagged "designer"

RePurpose With Color - Behind The Scenes with an HGTV Star

RePurpose With Color - Behind The Scenes with an HGTV Star
In a warehouse not so distant from the manicured sidewalks of the downtown premium furniture retailers, where price-tags shock and lead times can make us shudder – there is a place where one expert re-cycles, re-uses and re-invents with one sole purpose – to re-purpose! Cari Cucksey of HGTV’s hit show, Cash & Cari takes... Read more »

Antonio Cabrera - Of Grandiose Proportions - Christmas at the White House

Antonio Cabrera - Of Grandiose Proportions - Christmas at the White House
Every year, millions watch in anticipation while miles of twinkling lights are purposely hung, tons of scented garland are deliberately strung, and thousands of sparkling ornaments are strategically placed as the White House is magically transformed for the Christmas holiday. And, it is none other than Antonio Cabrera, official designer for the White House, who... Read more »

Delano - The Urban Resort - Simply No Substitute

Delano - The Urban Resort - Simply No Substitute
Removed millions of footsteps from snowfall, where turquoise bathwater crashes onto tropical blinding-white shores, is the coastal resort city of South Beach—only second in command to Rio de Janeiro for its exuberant nightlife and home to the über-luxurious and aspirational Delano South Beach. Built in 1947 and remolded in 1994 by American hotelier extraordinaire and... Read more »
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The Image of Antonio Cabrera - Everything Elevated to Art Form

The Image of Antonio Cabrera - Everything Elevated to Art Form
You might think posing atop a quarter horse while wearing an exquisitely tailored white dinner jacket and bow tie is a photo-op worthy of a royal Christmas card rather than one’s personal corporate image—but it’s not! Antonio Cabrera is all about the details—just ask Carl Lagerfeld, the flamboyant fashion designer who practices this same philosophy... Read more »

Brimfield Antique & Collectables Show - Serving Up Success Under The VIP Tent

Brimfield Antique & Collectables Show - Serving Up Success Under The VIP Tent
Under the rolling hills and cloud-covered skies in Brimfield, Massachusetts, vendors from all over the globe gathered a week in advance to prepare for the largest outdoor antique exhibit in the world—the Brimfield Antique & Collectables Show. More than 6,000 dealers stretched along one mile of dusty road prepared to peddle everything from vintage clothing... Read more »

Guilty Pleasures - The Luxury of a Performance Shower

Guilty Pleasures - The Luxury of a Performance Shower
Commercial interior designers for major hotel chains around the world have seduced the buying public for years by offering the finest in 21st century-style luxury bathrooms. Among other things, these soothing sanctuaries feature showers that not only nourish and clean our skin, but also boast the superior ability to relax our muscles and miraculously heal... Read more »
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LIGHTOLOGY - The Science of Your Home Lighting Selections

Upon entering the magnificent 20,000-square-foot showroom of Lightology in Chicago, the magical illumination of thousands of lighting displays transports one into a transcendental state of electrical bliss. For an interior designer, taking a client to any lighting showroom – let alone one this size – can be a daunting task. We need to be well... Read more »

CHICAGO'S ANNUAL RANDOLPH STREET MARKET FESTIVAL - Whether you refer to it as old, antique or vintage, there’s something for everybody!

Just as the fascinating syndicated television program Antiques Road Show has the ability to mesmerize viewers – when lucky participants discover their bric-a-brac is worth a small fortune – Chicago’s Randolph Street Market will captivate you with the prospect of finding that once-in-a-lifetime conversation piece and will have you bragging to everyone who will listen... Read more »

QUALITY, GOING ONCE... Your Home's Expertly Crafted Details Are Number One!

Time and time again, the authorities in the international design realm, such as Architectural Digest, lead consumers on a journey through the ethereal interiors of masterful architecture that is intertwined with timeless and cutting-edge interior design. These statement-making rooms of course include the requisite expertly coordinated fabrics, wall coverings, furnishings and accessories, but we must... Read more »
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RETRO REVIVAL - The '50s (and a bit beyond) Are The New Fabulous!

A new trend in current interior design styles is bringing back “retro” to dwellings everywhere. This iconic style – nostalgic, straightforward and individualistic – is winding its way back from the fringes of time. Remember the avocado and gold paint colors from the kitchen of the popular ’50s-themed TV series Happy Days? The dark wood... Read more »