Thursday, November 10, 2011

Inspirations from High Point Market!

Twice a year I head down to High Point Market in North Carolina to immerse myself in what's next and new in the industry.  This time around was a little special since Duralee asked me to dream up their showroom using some of the fabrics from the EKB line!  

Here are two of my favorite images of the Duralee showroom, too many to choose from.

Walking through the market is such a fuel-charge for me.  So many great products, color stories, compositions, and best of all-networking.  Here are the memorable and eye-catching peices I fell in love with.    
Loving this Starburst mirror by Christopher Guy.

Love the organic feel of these chandeliers by Low Country Originals.

Green was the color that stood out in this year's market.  
It was everywhere from case goods, art, fabrics, to accessories!   
 Those fashion runway colors translate so well!

Modern green horizontal strie artwork by Leftbank

A lovely composition that's well balanced!

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design-it reinforces it.-Pierre Bonnard

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Are teaming up to bring you an amazing 
Tastemaker Tag Sale
Thursday November 10th 2011

Mark your calendars, less than a month to go!  
The sale will run from 6pm Thursday November 10th - 8am Monday November 14.

I hand selected great pieces for the event.  From my many travels throughout Europe to the things I have custom designed......I know you'll find some treasure that you'll have to have! 

Here are some images of the photo shoot in prepping for the big event.  Ellen Warfield, the photographer, did an amazing job.

The talented photographer Ellen Warfield

The set up.

From camera to mac.....images look great!
All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea-Napoleon Hill.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Enjoyed a lovely soiree in NYC!

A couple of months ago I was notified by Jason Kontos, editor & chief, that I was selected as one of the this year's Top 50 Designer's for New York Space's magazine.  I was thrilled and honored when I heard the news.  There are no words to express the joy in being recognized at such a level.  

In celebration New York Space's magazine hosted the Top 50 Designers event at SICIS's Art Mosaic Factory a beautiful three floor venue in downtown NYC.      

Celebrating with my team....Towsend, Beth, & Alden.

Editor & chief of New York Spaces Jason Kontos. 

A full house of talented people!

Clodagh, congrats on your Top 50 recognition! 

Another top 50 recipient Patricia Healing from HB Home and Michelle.

Great color's all about color for me!

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Alan Kay 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Guest Appearance at the Hampton Designer Show House!

Meet & mingle with 
at the Hampton Designer Show House
Wednesday August 3rd from 11:00am to 2pm

A great opportunity to learn what inspired the
Pool House Sitting Room she created at this years show house.  
Find out what products, vendors, and manufactures she reached for.
Take advantage of having Eileen on site to ask her your design questions!

Showcasing her EKB fabric line from Duralee!  
Learn about the fabrics, her inspirations for both patterns and colors.

Learn how her travels to Nantucket inspired these images!

Learn how fashion came into play with these stylish beach bags!

So much to talk about....hope to see you then!  

Hampton Designer Show House
1224 Scuttle Hole Road
Bridgehampton, N.Y. 
Pool House Sitting Room.

Put a grain of boldness into everything you do-Baltasar Gracian

Monday, July 25, 2011

Saturday's soirée at the Hampton Designer Show House!

This past weekend the Hampton Designer Show House kicked-off with a hugely successful gala on Saturday.  Here are some of my favorite pictures from the evening......Enjoy!  

 Great catching up with 
legendary designer Mario Buatta and Ann Maine editor & chief of Traditional Home.

John & Dan Weiss from Lillian August.

Philip & Jeffrey from Phillip Jeffries, Ltd.

Posing with the great ladies in my life-Nancy Tracy, Kerry Irvine, & MaryAnn Hurd

Tamara from Nest by Tamara.

Another great designer Patricia Fisher

Full house inside and out! 

Into the twilight hours.

I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed-Steve Lacy

Friday, July 22, 2011

2011 Hampton Decorator Show House

So excited to be part of this year's 2011 Hampton Designer Show House.  It seems like yesterday that I walked through the space, creating visions of what I thought it should look like.  As soon as I entered into the Pool House, I knew this was the room for me to do. 

Let's begin the tour with the exterior. I selected outdoor pieces from Scarsella's Flowers, Greenhouses & Home, simple clean lines with extrordinary
stone texture.  To soften the seating area I used Duralee outdoor fabrics, finishing the look with lanterns from Arteriors Home.

Walking through the french doors the room is unveiled. Wanting to feature my line of Eileen Kathryn Boyd Fabrics for Duralee I dressed the windows in Giverny Buttercup, the Novi Slipper chairs in Pulse Hyacinth, and the daybed in Lucchese Dove

The Nautilus print by Robert LeBeau lends it self to the calmness of the room.

The Driftwood floor lamp by Arteriors Home gives off perfect lighting over Theo Chair from Duralee.

In the alcove you'll find Kerry Irvine's Tree of Life subtly lit by Mottega's Sophia lamp in Crackle.

Every pool house should have a fun little dressing room! I used Benjamin Moore's Yellow Brick Road to pop a splash of color on the ceiling.  As a huge fan of fashion handbags, I thought I would play around with my fabric line to create my own for the occasion. 

High End Interiors Plastering and Painting did a phenemonal job throughout the entire space. In the kitchen I had them add another pop of color to the ceiling and horizontal stripes to the walls for added depth. 

I want to thank everyone who made my vision a reality!

I hope you and your family have the opportunity to come out to the Hamptons and enjoy the 2011 Hampton Designer Show House.  The show runs from July 24 through Sept 4th from 11am to 5pm.

"The waves of the sea help me get back to me" - Jill Davis 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Behind the Scenes with Family Circle at yesterday's photo shoot

Had a great day yesterday shooting with the creative team at  Family Circle magazine. They did an outstanding job!  The flowers provided were absolutely beautiful and will serve as an inspiration for my room in the Hamptons Show House opening in July. 

Inspirational Peonies 

Tina from Family Circle showing the kids some pics. I always enjoy having my kids on set with me, they did such a fantastic job!

Rick and Tiffany from Family Circle 

I cannot wait to see the final photographs. Busy at the studio this week working on the Hamptons Show House. I am so excited to be using my new fabric collection, the room is going to have a very fresh vibrant feel. Stay tuned for more exciting updates on this summer's projects.

Check our facebook page for more photos.

A huge thank you to Tina, Rick, Lauren, Tiffany and Nicholas at Family Circle

"Man needs colour to live; it's just as necessary an element as fire and water" 
- Fernand Leger

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

The best of both Worlds!

This past week I had a great time at the Blogfest 2011 Design Event hosted by Kravet & Lee Jofa.  Mottega ask me to join them in presenting their designer style lamps to bloggers.  It was a win win situation for me.  Love Mottega plus a great opportunity to meeting bloggers that I much fun.

Great catching up with Maria Killam

Lovely meeting Tobi Fairley

Some more great pictures of the event at the Arteriors Showroom 
on the Fifth Floor of the New York Design Center.

For those of you who couldn't make the event here are some of the key points I talked about.  The color development and process in attaining the perfect color palette that both Designers and the Public would reach for.  These stylish lamps are made up of 18 parts....that you get to create by selecting from 11 different colors, 9 different shapes, 4 different shade, 6 different bases, finial options.....the possibilities are endless.  Made in Portugal, stock in Texas you can create your lamp within a couple of minutes and have shipped to your home in two weeks!  How convenient, order yours today!  

One lucky winner won a Mottega lamp of there choice!
Such a great prize! 

Thank you to all the bloggers who attended the was great meeting with you all.  A huge thanks to Martha, Kevin, Arleen, and Arteriors for being such gracious host. 

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." 
Franklin Roosevelt