When Design Collides: West Elm & Patch NYC

If you don’t know Patch NYC, you really should check them out. They are these great New York City designers/artists who according to Apartment Therapy, recently partnered with West Elm. Their original art drawings will appear on West Elm’s new line of artwork, pillows, ceramics and totes. Aren’t these pillows so pretty?

CRLaine Furniture Spring Preview

To my young-at-heart followers: take a peek at what CRLaine Furniture has in store for you this Spring as part of their new introductions. How fun is this new look?  Try taking a spin off that old wing back chair and oversize it. Then, jump-up the fabric scale and here comes one for the trendy folks out there!  I love how they paired it with a more conservative yet “young”  gorgeous sofa that will be very timeless.  This room welcomes you to 2010. Time for you to make your home your haven!

Décor Double Take: The Blind Side


The Blind Side, IMDB

Have you ever been watching a movie and have fallen in love with the décor? If you are anything like me, you notice the set design before anything else. So, speaking of a great movie, I would highly recommend The Blind Side. Not only is it a wonderful story, but if you are a crazy designer like me, you will love seeing the scenes in Sandra Bullock’s home.

It is a lovely home from the outside, but the decor inside is very well done, too. Sandra Bullock plays an interior designer in the movie and some of her scenes are easy for me to relate to–especially how much I talk on my cell phone…it is constantly connected to my ear! But seriously, don’t you just love the living room and that gorgeous sofa that Big Mike sleeps on? The movie is not only a good one for those who are design obsessed like me, but husbands will enjoy the show, too. On a side note, I do wish there were more good people in the world like the folks in this show. You just walk away feeling better.

By Janine Terstriep

Houndstooth, modern and classic

Popular in the 60s, this mod trend has been recently spotted on trendsetters Gwen Stefani and Emma Thompson. It’s no wonder that it has made its way from fashion to linens and textiles. While the pattern is modern, houndstooth can also add that extra pop to a neutral palette. Here are just a few examples of how you can incorporate this trend into your own wardrobe and home:

It would be easy to imagine the ever-so-posh Peggy Lipton of the Mod Squad sporting this Michael Kors trench coat.

Michael Kors Houndstooth Coat

Michael Kors Houndstooth Coat

Who knew duct tap could be so fashionable?

Fortis Design Duct Tape

Fortis Design Duct Tape

Dress up your living room with a houndstooth-patterned pillow.

2 Modern Pillow

2 Modern Pillow

By Jessica Scheufler