3 Favorite Finds For Spring ~ Creative Artwork, A New Book and Spring Paint Styles

Sharing a few of the favorite things that have inspired me this week.

3 Favorite Finds For Spring

     Like most people, I spend a lot of time on the computer.  As a designer, I am always searching and researching new ideas and products to bring into my clients’ homes.

     These are just a few that have caught my eye and started my creative juices flowing.  Please visit their websites/blogs and let them know I sent you.

Creative Artwork

3 Favorite Finds for Spring on Kati Curtis John Derian

Small pieces of artwork make a huge inspiring statement in this Back Bay Condo designed by Kati Curtis

House of Turquoise featured this entire Back Bay condo on her blog from Design Life by New York interior designer Kati Curtis.  I love how she has filled what little wall space there is with unique art media.  John Derian is the artist behind, literally, this art.  They are antique prints decoupaged under glass. There are 27 pieces artfully arranged.  I wonder if the 27 pieces were a conscious decision to be congruent with the teachings of  Feng Shui.  Following Kati’s designs, I am sure the wall was well planned out and didn’t happen haphazardly. It’s hard to tell what the treatment is on the window; a white pleated shade perhaps.  I’ll have to ask Kati.

Be Your Own Decorator by Susanna Salk

Taking inspiration and cues from today’s top designers

3 Favorite Finds for Spring Susanna Salk book on

Susanna Salk’s new book-Be Your Own Decorator

Tobi Fairley introduced me to this book on her blog a few weeks ago.  I believe you can never have too many books or too much inspiration and this gives me both.  Compiled by Massachusetts’ own Susanna Salk, of NBC’s Today show Design Ideas, 75 of the world’s top designers and taste-makers share their favorite rooms and design advice.  Salk invites and encourages readers to commit “design plagiarism” by copying designer’s styles and ideas for your own home.

Tobi, is included in the book where she describes a foyer “An entry is like a great party invitation: it sets the tone for what’s to come.”~Tobi Fairley.  Tobi is one designer who LOVES window treatments and uses them boldly in her projects.

Runway Fashions For Your Home

3 Favorite Finds for Spring on Fashion and Decor

Clothing designer Jonathan Saunders meets House Beautiful     Benjamin Moore’s blog, Color Chats!, featured guest writer Gretchen Aubuchon this week.  Aubuchon, also from Massachusetts, is an expert at bringing fashion trends from the runway straight into your home decor.  She encourages you to take colors from the season’s stylish fashions and paint your walls. Benjamin Moore paint, which I use for all of my color consulting,  selected from New England’s own Aubuchon Hardware would probably make Gretchen happy.

I love how this room has several solid colors that decorate the space playfully.  The patterned drapery panels work to pull all the colors together.

Happy Friday!

So there you have my 3 Favorite Finds for Spring. What are some of your favorite things this week?  I would love to hear from you.  Just leave a comment below.

What?  You don’t have any favorite things about your house?  I can help you uncover the simple hidden treasures to make your house into the home you love to live in.  Contact me today.