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About martinpierceblog

Martin and Anne Pierce live in Los Angeles California with their beloved rescue dog, Iris. Martin's custom designs reflect his love of nature and include beautiful vine and fern drawer pulls, a realistic yet whimsical collection of bugs and other critters on door hardware and charming floral designs on everything from door levers to bathroom accessories. He also enjoys creating sculptural contemporary pieces that are easy to access for those with limited physical capabilities. All of Martin's designs are hand carved and cast in their Los Angeles studio where there is truly something for everyone. Please contact us with any questions or custom queries

Seeking design inspiration in Istanbul

As we prepare for our upcoming vacation to Istanbul we are looking forward to exploring this unique city.  We will be staying in a hotel located close to the Galata tower in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul. Unlike most trips we take, … Continue reading

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To market, to market–the Fall Market in High Point is just around the corner

Similar to and for the same reasons hospitality designers gather at the HD Expo each year, interior designers gather in High Point, North Carolina twice a year.  At this time the usually small town becomes home to thousands of design … Continue reading

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The amazing world of contemporary architecture is available in a vacation home

Earlier this year trend experts predicted that “Artistic details, a blend of textures, bold colors, and ethnic decoration patterns will figure in loudly when it comes to hotel interior design…” and it appears they were correct in their predictions. We … Continue reading

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It’s definitely that time of year again….Fall!

Those who live in the Northern Hemisphere look forward to the arrival of the autumnal equinox  which will take place this year around 8:00UTC on September 23, 2015, signaling the arrival of fall.  While the end of the lazy days … Continue reading

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Candlesticks and wall sconces are the perfect source of interior accent lighting

With the arrival of fall comes shorter days and that certainly provides an opportunity to utilize alternative lighting in our homes in the form of candlelight, wall sconces and other accent lighting sources. In February of this year we proudly … Continue reading

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Our drought tolerant garden is complete!

Over the summer we have been sharing with you the process and progress of turning what was once a verdant and lush southern California backyard into a space that can survive the historic drought that all of California is suffering … Continue reading

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Parc Guell–the original gated community

As we begin to make the final preparations for our upcoming trip to Istanbul we are taken back to last summer’s vacation destination of Barcelona Spain  where we looked forward to visiting and studying the works of Antoni Gaudi and other Catalan … Continue reading

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