Design Diary

An Abundance of Asymmetrical Stateside

An Abundance of Asymmetrical Stateside

As promised in my last Design Diary entry, which featured asymmetrical decorative elements and furnishings with organic shapes being exhibited around the world, I’m taking a look at what I’ve seen stateside that fits into these interesting categories.

Uneven Steven: Asymmetrical and Organic Shapes

Uneven Steven: Asymmetrical and Organic Shapes

My inbox has been blowing up lately with asymmetrical designs and furnishings with organic shapes being exhibited and sold around the world. I thought I’d share some of my favorites being offered globally, and stay tuned for a look at examples debuting stateside during High Point Market several weeks ago.

Aviva Stanoff and the Threads That Connect

Aviva Stanoff and the Threads That Connect

This post kicks off a new Design Diary series titled “Les Ateliers,” based upon visits to designer and artisan studios around the world. I chose to start with Aviva Stanoff because the authenticity with which she and her husband Victor have infused the brand is as strong as I’ve seen for a company of any size.

Simplicity on the Other Side of Complexity

Simplicity on the Other Side of Complexity

It was Oliver Wendell Holmes who said he didn’t give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity but he would give his life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity. Interior design that results in the sophisticated simplicity that is a hallmark of Suzanne Kasler’s rooms is a complex process.

The Power of Publicity

The Power of Publicity

Amy Flurry created a buzz in the Currey & Company Atlanta showroom when she signed her book "Recipe for Press: Designer Edition" in July, and she will impart her media wisdom during an event in Kravet’s showroom in the San Francisco Design Center on September 14. Design Diary takes a peek between the book's covers.

Let Us Pause for Patina

Let Us Pause for Patina

Walking through the showrooms during Dallas Market in June and Atlanta Market in July, I noticed that offerings exhibiting powerful patina were popping up everywhere. After two decades of design writing, I know how distressed surfaces bring soulfulness to rooms. A few examples on the Design Diary today.

Bewitched by Black and White

Bewitched by Black and White

There is something particularly powerful about pairing black and white. It’s as if a sophisticated drama takes hold of the atmosphere when the combination is used. We take a look at how black and white photography is one way to introduce the duality in this post on the adroyt Design Diary.

The House That Pinterest Built

The House That Pinterest Built

Aidan Gray Home sprinkled a bit of fairy dust on Atlanta Market over the weekend by bringing Diane Keaton to AmericasMart to sign her book The House That Pinterest Built, published by Rizzoli.

A Noteworthy Nod for Navy

A Noteworthy Nod for Navy

We’ve been coming across such a deluge of fascinating shades of dark blue, we thought we’d collect some of our favorite navy home décor products from the past six months in one place. We’ve tapped rich examples from Heimtextil, Maison & Objet, Paris Déco-Off, High Point Market, Salone del Mobile, ICFF, Coverings, and Dallas Market.

A Grand Tour of Textiles at Dallas Market Center

A Grand Tour of Textiles at Dallas Market Center

I’m thrilled to be moderating “A Grand Tour of Textiles: Past, Present and Future,” a panel discussion during Dallas Design Week at the Dallas Market Center that will take place on Friday, June 22, at 2 p.m. If you are planning to be at Market, I hope you’ll stop by because the panelists will be sharing inspirations.

Opposites Attract at Coverings

Opposites Attract at Coverings

Whether your idea of fashionable design includes bling or patina, or smooth or textured, there were plenty of products at the Coverings tradeshow in Atlanta to satisfy your tastes. Opposites attract when you have eclectic tastes. Adroyt presents some of our favorite finds from the show.

Dark Beauty During High Point Market

Dark Beauty During High Point Market

Black isn’t normally a color that comes to mind when the subjects of florals and botanicals are being discussed, but noir was the most powerful hue in flourishing products that caught our attention during High Point Market. Here are a few examples of TrendTake's favorite dark beauties.