Monthly Archives: November 2013

How does an Englishman celebrate Thanksgiving?

As you can imagine, Thanksgiving in our home is celebrated a bit differently than the typical American  way of enjoying a large feast of turkey and stuffing, pies and sauces. But we do enjoy spending time in the company of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving memories

Holidays offer an opportunity to enjoy timeless traditions with family and friends.  These celebrations usually include copious amounts of food, special decorations and fun events that remind us of carefree times when we were younger.  Such is the case with … Continue reading

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Mixing it up with different metals in interior decor

With the current popularity of brass metals in interior decor many designers and clients alike question the possibility of mixing metals throughout a space.  For example, can you incorporate oil rubbed bronze architectural door hardware with stainless steel lighting fixtures … Continue reading

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Design across the globe

We often focus on products and design trends from the United States, but the world is full of beautifully decorated and designed hotels and office buildings that offer inspiration to all of us. Hotels often celebrate the local culture and … Continue reading

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Custom vs. ready made or Why should I buy a custom piece of furniture?

Many people question the value of customizing a piece of furniture or hardware when a similar item may be available for immediate purchase.  Take a look at the latest incarnation of our limited edition Ascot Tallboy and you will clearly … Continue reading

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Cozy spells fall

Even in sunny Los Angeles,  California the fall season is a welcome change.  While the palm trees remain green year round, we do have other tree species that change color and drop their leaves, our air gets a bit crisper … Continue reading

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A quick primer on lighting

It’s that time of year again…time to turn the clocks back (or is it ahead?).  This  means dusk and darkness will arrive much earlier so effective interior and also exterior lighting becomes even more important. Interior lighting As you are … Continue reading

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