Dining By Design. DIFFA.

As you are preparing to entertain this weekend ... perhaps you'll find a little inspiration here!  One of the highlights of my trip to the ADHDS2015 was the DIFFA sponsored Dining by Design.

DIFFA - Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids.  Designers and collaborators put forth these incredibly creative dining rooms.

Yep ... Anthropologie.


New York Design Center * Marks and Frantz


Ralph Lauren

There were so many beautiful rooms, this is just a sampling ... lighting was TOUGH! I am ready to entertain in style this Spring ... we must get outside SOON!!!  

Have a wonderfully inspired weekend!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.


Lights. On.

Last week I ditched everything and headed to NYC for the 2015 Architectural Design Home Show.  It was my first ... and will not be my last ... time!  

Smaller than HighPoint and a section "MADE" that brought so many artisans to the show.  Independents creating art, furniture, lighting, everything you can imagine.  Fantastic.

Lighting was a BRIGHT spot!  Some of my favorites ...

Michele Varian

Brendan Ravenhill

The industrial look is still in ... but softer metals, exposed bulbs and even gold/copper/brass dipped bulbs made a big play.  I loved meeting the artists ... Brendan told me the physics behind his lighting ... I laughed and told him how much I appreciated his brain and the beauty he was able to create!!

Happy Hump Day my friends ... keep moving!!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.