Best of ICFF: TOTO USA makes us Proud

ICFF, New York, New York - This year my  visit to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair was full of new and interesting product highlights. Even more rewarding was my participation with the savvy design group called DesignHounds.  This dynamic group of International designers was given an informative tour of new product highlights at this year's ICFF in New York.    The one manufacturer I need to mention, presenting the most of Beauty and Brains is hands down, TOTO USA bathroom fixtures. The ultimate Bathroom is one that is good for you and good for the planet. I am always impressed with TOTO's technology and quality. From the Kardashians to saving water in Africa, they are very active in conservation discussions both locally and abroad. Sustainability : For those interested … [Read more...]

Mixing Antique and Traditional Furniture Styles

If one of your design resolutions this year was to stir up your furniture styles, remember that mixing and matching modern, contemporary pieces with more traditional antiques can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned designer or decorator. So why do it? Why try and mix and match modern pieces with their design counterparts, antiques? Because when it’s done right, combining contemporary furniture and accessories with antiques creates authentic, multi-layered and fascinating spaces. Remember, you should always design a space according to what you truly love. That being said, there are a few steps you can take to make things easier on yourself when tackling a project like trying to infuse old and new in one room. The first thing I suggest is to decide whether or not you … [Read more...]