Category Archives: Designer Spotlight

A Home Filled With Color {and ideas}

In this post, I’m sharing some photos of a beautiful home filled with decorating and color inspiration.

The interior design in this Florida home was done by John David Edison.  I’ll take a guess and say that the homeowners love color and wanted to incorporate it throughout the house.  Tons of decorating ideas here!

Check out the black trim and chandeliers in the main area.  As you know, I’m not a big fan of white walls but with so many delicious colors in this room, going with white on the walls was the best choice.  I love the turquoise, fuchsia and chartreuse color scheme!

And I was pleasantly surprised to see a black powder room and other great paint colors in the bedrooms.

I admire how the designer boldly used a combination of colorful fabrics and different paint colors in this home.  That can be a scary thing to do, but this design shows us that it can be done well.  So, what are you waiting for?  It’s time to live in color!

Photos from John David Edison Interior Design, Inc.

Designer Kishani Perera

I love the work of designer Kishani Perera.

Her designs capture all of the elements that I’m passionate about:  color, warmth, a mix-match of furnishings, a global vibe, and a little retro-ness.  All this equals a lived-in feel which gives a room comfort and character.

Perera’s masterful designs show us that we can use bold colors, thrift store/flea market finds, and new pieces all in the same room and make it look fabulous.  You can see more of Kishani Perera’s work at her website.

{Kishani Perera}

Color Scheme: Fuchsia and Taupe

Straight from the pages of Architectural Digest’s February issue:  an eye-catching renovation by New York designer Roderick Shade.

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This 550 sq. ft. Harlem apartment belongs to the designer himself, and I love the fact that he courageously used a vibrant shade of fuchsia as the focal color which ties all of the rooms together.  Roderick also demonstrated a hefty dose of thriftiness in decorating his home…

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…He shopped at thrift stores, flea markets, and he even scored a few great furniture pieces for free {including the slipper chairs shown at the top} when he grabbed up what others had put out on the curb.  Also, check out his choice of lighting fixtures:  paper lanterns purchased for $6 each!  Love it!

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In the AD article, Roderick says that color is “the strongest, simplest weapon in my arsenal.”  By looking at his liberal use of fuchsia, you can see that he is not afraid to draw his weapon.  However, he has also made sure that this bold color was tempered by using taupe and white — creating a cozy and dramatic color scheme.  Bravo!

All photos from Architectural Digest

Fabric. Color. Love.


I’m really loving the colors and patterns in these gorgeous fabrics by Amy Butler. Tons of color inspiration in these bohemian, retro, happy fabrics…



…and notice all of the mixing and matching going on here.  Of course, I love that too!



{Very pretty Amy Butler prints}


There is definitely a place in my home for these fabrics!  I’ve lived in my home for 10 years now, and this year I’ll be making some fun changes.  I plan on blending in really cool bohemian-style touches through fabric, layering, funky accessories and new lighting fixtures {or at least new lamp shades}.  I look forward to sharing it all with you and passing on my new love for Boho-inspired interiors.

All photos from

Small Space. Big Color.

Yes, your small space can be big on color!


New York City designer Lindsey Harper was definitely not color shy when she turned her small Upper East Side apartment into a jewel box.  Just inside the door {above}, her ebullient entryway is filled to the max with colorful accessories and bold patterns, and it doesn’t stop there:



Lindsey also used a hefty dose of bold color and pattern in her living room, where a sapphire sofa takes center stage.  Some of the same colors are repeated in the bedroom.


{The fabulous chocolate satin headboard is accented with aqua piping and pale blue buttons.}


The small bathroom was also given the works:  monogrammed towels, a snake-skin accent table, a red retro telephone and zebra wallpaper.



Design Tip: Lindsey left the majority of her wall space white and brought in colors through the furniture, fabrics and accessories.  She also repeated the same hues from one room to the next, which brings harmony to the entire home.

A small space that sizzles with color — love it!

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