Current Obsession

Current obsession... A faithful reproduction of a never-before-seen design by acclaimed midcentury architect Josef Frank by Schumacher, it comes in several color ways... the pattern bears his signature modernity mixed with whimsy and warmth... I found some ready to order pillow covers on … [Read more...]

Pretty Postage

I'll admit it - I'm a stamp junkie and the Oscar de la Renta stamps are some pretty postage indeed... I made a stop at the local P.O. to mail a package and picked up a page of this designer splendor... if this doesn't make you want to post a note I don't know what will... don't be surprised … [Read more...]

Antiques & Garden Show Nashville

The first weekend of the month found me visiting daughter and enjoying the Antiques & Garden Show Nashville... The professionally designed gardens  were amazing... Here's one that screams Happy Valentine's Day... A pair of planters from a Paris cafe were the highlight of the show for … [Read more...]

Marcel Wanders Photorealistic Rugs

Inspiration for the photorealistic rugs that Marcel Wanders has devised for Moooi Carpets came from 17th century still lifes in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam... The carpets really do look more like paintings than something you would find underfoot... If I owned one I would admittedly skirt … [Read more...]

Tea Towel Upholstery

How have I missed this tea towel upholstery created by Susie Stanford of ... My favorite travel souvineer is always a tea towel!  They're easy to pack and always bring a smile and a memory when you get them home.  Suzie has definitely taken it one step futher with her upholstery... Oh my … [Read more...]

One Fun Thing I Did Yesterday

I know I've told you that one of my favorite go-to books for design inspiration is One Man's Folly by Julia Evans Reed.  Reed chronicles design genius Furlow Gatewood's restoration of his family carriage house in Americus, Georgia.  If you don't have it run out and get a copy quick!  I love … [Read more...]

Design Inspiration

After meeting with a new client today, I've been poking around Pinterest looking for inspiration. There's nothing like an inspiration board to get the creative juices flowing... I usually have some version of an inspiration board going on the walls in my studio/workroom.  Gathering ideas into … [Read more...]

Taxidermy

Do you know about the exotic luxury hand bag line Taxidermy... Founder and designer Amy Driggers launched the line about five years ago.  She is passionate about design, quality and history and her designs are being showcased on fashion runways as well as a few celebrities! Beyonce... She … [Read more...]

RIP Ryan Gainey

Some twenty odd years ago I invited Ryan Gainey, renowned landscape designer from Atlanta, into the garden here OPP for a consultation... Let me tell you, he was quite a character!  He arrived wearing a colorful shawl and carrying a signature LV tote bag.  He gave creative suggestions for a … [Read more...]

Judith Blacklock Flower School

My recent trip to London started off right with a visit to Judith Blacklock's Flower School in Knightsbridge... Tucked in a flower-filled mews, the school has an excellent reputation for teaching and flower arranging... Of course Judith and her team had created a fabulous flower filled arch at … [Read more...]