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I spent the first half of my life creating in the visual arts. I loved the ability to explore through a wide variety of mediums and dive as deeply as I cared to in any direction. And although I found this work gratifying, it was a largely solitary endeavor. It wasn’t until I started practicing […]
This month’s furnishing finds focuses on designer Patrick Naggar, the French artist, architect, and designer whose pieces for me are more reminiscent of sculpture than furniture. The pieces exude quality and a richness in materials and craftsmanship while the designs are infused with grace and beauty with an organic quality that reveals the hand […]
As Charles Eames famously said, “Details are not the details. They make the design.” While there is certainly more to design than just the details, it’s detail that provides opportunity for innovative and nuanced expression in ways both subtle and significant. Pictured above is the entry to a recently completed penthouse apartment in the […]
I’m a big fan of Beili Liu. I find her work emotionally captivating and infused with sublime beauty. Born in Jilin, China, Liu lives and works in Austin, Texas and is an Associate Professor of Art at The University of Texas at Austin.
Whether the art is contained to a canvas or manifest on a grander scale as a site-specific installation piece,
With so many fantastic furnishing finds on my radar, it was difficult to decide which to include in this month’s feature. Rather than focus on a particular category, the common thread in this post is that all these pieces are made by hand. While fine quality can certainly be produced through machinery and mechanization, there is something special about […]
Dream Where You Live: a short film documenting an interior design journey from conception to reality
Our client came to us without a clear vision.
He had always lived in traditional spaces, but with this new home overlooking a rapidly growing skyline, he hoped to embrace a more modern aesthetic without abandoning what he had historically found comfort in.
So we embarked on a journey…
I love the idea of creating things that last – whether enduring interiors or objects that are designed and crafted to stand the test of time. Some years ago, I had the distinct pleasure of being hired to design a house unlike any I had designed before or since.
I was so pleased to see that the editors at Victorian Homes Magazine love the house as much as I do. In reading the article in their most recent issue, I’m reminded of […]
This month’s furnishing finds post is dedicated to the wondrous side table. The importance of this piece is often overlooked, though it is such a critical ingredient to any room with dedicated seating. These little gems are where we set our drink, books, glasses, flowers, lamps, tabletop art, and accessories. In the side table we have an opportunity to add color, texture, new materials, and architectural interest.
Though I often use vintage or antique side tables in a space, there are so many great new pieces to choose from. I thought I would share with you some of my favorites here.
This marks the first in a new monthly series I’ll be writing on some of my favorite artists. The subjects may be living or dead, famous or relatively unknown. What they will all have in common is a special quality in their work that I respect, admire and find beautiful in some way.
The first in this series is a painter named Roi James who is based in Austin, TX. I’ve known Roi for a decade. The first painting I saw of his was very much in the style of an old-world master, but with a bit of an ethereal twist.
This marks the start of a monthly series sharing some of my favorite furnishing finds. Whether new to the market, established designs, or coming soon, each piece bears a standard of quality in design, artistry and craftsmanship that I hope you will enjoy. So without any additional delay, let’s get started. Jim Zivic is one […]