Art Speaks, Do You Answer Back!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…while art is very subjective…it is an expression of the person, their interests, prejudices and emotions…what may appeal to some, will not appeal to others…let your art speak to you…if that means covering a wall in a map of the world because you love to travel…then so be […]

The Vitamin C Room!

Windows are our connection to the outdoors…if we cannot be outside enjoying the fresh air…windows allow us to bring a little bit of fresh air inside…they allow us to visually connect with the outdoors…with nature, with life…for those lucky enough to have a sun room or solarium…the window becomes a wall and a ceiling, allowing […]

‘Away From The Rainbow!’

In a world where nothing is black and white, why not simplify your life and create this dynamic palette in your home…simply said, it creates elegance…and drama…it is as classic as… the music of Frank Sinatra…as cruising the strip in a Cadillac…as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s…as a zebra’s stripes…as an old Hollywood movie…as […]

Espalier = Patience

Funk & Wagnalls Definintion: Espalier (es-pal-yer) n. 1. A trellis or other flat frame work on which small trees, shrubs, etc, are trained to grow. 2. A tree or row of plants so trained. My Definition: 1. Taking control where non once existed. 2. A form of art and expression 3. Patience, patience and more […]

A Pondering Decision!

If you have ever pondered over whether or not to have a water feature in your garden…then ponder no more…water in the garden adds an auditory element to the garden…it can muffle the sounds of city life…while making you feel a sense of soothing relaxation…a water feature in your garden will bring birds and wild […]

Chinoiserie Cest Chinese-esque!

Chinoiserie is a French term signifying “Chinese-esque” and refers to a recurring theme in European artistic styles which reflect Chinese artistic influences…it is characterized by the use of fanciful imagery of China…by asymmetry in format… whimsical contrasts of scale…the attempts to imitate Chinese porcelain…and the use of lacquered materials and decoration…Chinoiserie entered the European repertory […]

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