I am having a cabinet made for a client and it is going to be wallpapered.  I thought it would be fun to share the process with you from start to finish.

Here is a sketch of the cabinet being made, a sample of the wallpaper that will be applied and a picture of the room where it will sit when it is complete.

Look for images of the cabinet in process next…

The cabinet will be just shy of 96 inches long and will be made of MDF.  It doesn’t need to be pretty, just a smooth surface for the paper.

The paper is from Cole & Sons geometrics line.

The cabinet will sit against the black wall in the background, just beyond the 72 inch round vintage walnut dining table.  The light fixture is being swapped for a spectacular off white David Weeks masterpiece.  The living room in the foreground is in progress as well…

should I?

May 30, 2012

You like this kitchen?  Me too!

For my summer give-away I am thinking about choosing 1 lucky reader to get a complimentary kitchen/family room make-over from SRID…

What do you think, should I do it???


May 27, 2012

This is what I want this weekend…

We used to spend Memorial Day Weekend at our house in Palm Springs.  It was glorious.  Sunny blue skies, a crystal clear view of the mountain, and lots of peace and quiet.  We don’t have that house anymore, I miss it.

We’ll be lucky if it breaks 70 in Santa Monica this weekend.  Call me a wuss, but the high 60’s are not pool weather for me.  Even though our pool here is heated, getting out of the water into a crisp ocean breeze is not my idea of fun in the sun.

I am starting to fantasize about long summer days by the pool, lounging with a beverage in hand.  Cliche?



May 25, 2012

Texture is good.


May 21, 2012

It’s been a while.


I really want to be right here, right now…


May 2, 2012

I could have just titled this post “an ode to John Pawson”, but I didn’t.  Most of the images shown here are by architect John Pawson but the point here was really to showcase minimalist interiors and he happens to be the master.  In my opinion.

I find myself enraptured, drooling even, when I see a well executed minimalist space.  It’s an appreciation for something unattainable to me because I know I will never live that way and I am too much of a product whore to design anything so unvarnished and refined for someone else.  I’m not sure, did I just totally put myself down?

Anyway, some people fantasize about luxe, bountiful villas overflowing with the newest technology and piled up with lavish textiles and ornate furnishings.

I fantasize about emptiness.  Thanks John Pawson.

What do you fantasize about?????