Design Vacation on the Greek Island of Ithaca

I stumbled upon this little piece of wonder, Villa Kalos, and now have fantasies of going to Greece and renting this charming home. South African photographers Gerda Genis and Robbert Koene have transformed this abandoned place into a design conscious travelers dream. Also, the idea of getting away from the midwest never ending winter for blue … Continue reading

Mad Men Set Design – The Sixties Vibe

One of the captivating things about Mad Men is the 1960’s vibe of their set design. It’s a visual treat to see all that Mid-Century modness and classic design right there on the TV screen. One can’t help but  check out the Mid-Century design represented, and maybe adding them to your  “wish I had that … Continue reading

Martha Stewart’s Diggs in NYC

Recently, while in New York  I got to tour the headquarters for Martha Stewart. Her offices and studios are located in a great old historic building located at 601 West 26th street in the Chelsea neighborhood, they have a great space! Lorna Aragon Martha’s VP of Styling gave me and Vicki Dreste a tour of the space. … Continue reading

Christmas Time in St. Louis, At Home Magazine

Well it’s December and the Holidays are upon us. I recently got to do some photo styling for St. Louis At Home Magazines November /December issue and was fortunate enough to work with some great people. Four stylist where given four different holidays and asked to set up holiday decorations on a  two hundred-dollar budget. … Continue reading

Digging the Rusty Gold in Nashville

Let me break the ice by saying I am a big fan of the show Antique Archaeology. I really dig the rusty, old and historic pieces of  American history. I love to incorporate them in my Interior Design and Photo Styling whenever I can. So, when we went on our Horses, Hooch and Hillbilly tour … Continue reading

Styling a House in the West End

Been very busy of late ,working on an article for  publication  (publication-to be announced). But, I thought I would give you a glance at the  location for the shoot. This is a great old house designed by Laurence Garden who was one of the architects who helped design the Chicago Art Institute and Library.   … Continue reading

When Thoughts Turn To Food

Thanksgiving and the holidays is a time when people start thinking about entertaining and food. I for one love a beautifully set table. Family and friends gathered round, sharing and making memories, those are the good things in life. So, with that in mind, I thought I would share some tablescapes I did a while … Continue reading

Designers Guild Love

I am a big fan of swinging London and a fan of Trisha Guild the style maven and creator of Designers Guild.  I have an affinity for British music, design and the mod scene. I myself have designed furniture that was constructed in England from old buildings that were being torn down and have worked with some … Continue reading