London Retail Therapy: Sensual and Feminine


Designer Christopher Jenner designed this sensual and feminine perfumery for Penhaligon. Bordering the Mayfair district, this Regent Street shoppe is almost 100% bespoke. The designer chose bold fuchsia and cool mint as his dominant colors. To this he added warm walnut floors and white millwork. I am especially drawn to the padded walls and glass ceiling. Ooo la la!

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Art Hanging – Arakawa Hanging Systems

If you’ve got a plethora of art that you’d like to group (salon style) together and you cannot measure or nail straight (like me) you have two choices; hire a professional picture/art hanger (do a google search, you’ll find one or two in your town–your art gallery or framer can recommend someone, too), or you can use one of these handy systems from Arakawa.

In addition to wall-mounting art, the company also offers ceiling mounting and they even have a product designed for Cathedral or shed roofs.

So says the company’s website:

“Arakawa rails make hanging artwork a snap. Wall rails such as our CRE and CRJ are the most common choices, and all you need is the rail clip, cable and hook (or other midway gripper) and you are ready to hang your art. Our products are designed to be minimal and unobtrusive, so that you can show off your artwork, not the hardware that hangs it.”

In this installation, the home owners used the CRB1800-a ceiling and floor railing to hang their eclectic art collection salon style.  The cables, BS1R rail clip and BS23BRSET rail tensioner go unnoticed and the artwork remains the primary focus.

According to my discussions with the company, something like this would cost about $800 in materials (based on a 10′ ceiling) plus, you guessed it, installation. But hey, since most of your work is done for you, all you need to do is attach art clips to the back of your pictures and then fasten these to the cables…easy peesy lemon squeezy, as we say in the industry!

Art Hanging – Arakawa Hanging Systems.

Enrico Rootworks Flat Cut Bowl | AllModern


While I love  the natural-ness of this bowl, be careful. If you live in a dry climate, like me in Arizona, this bowl will split. I just found a six inch long split that wasn’t there when I got it as a gift 5 years ago. Nevertheless, these are gorgeous and price just right!

Enrico Rootworks Flat Cut Bowl | AllModern.

Scottsdale Modern Remodel: Sneak Peek

This amazing family has moved into their newly remodeled Scottsdale home, a project I worked on while at F4 Designs, and we’re almost ready to take our professional photos. In the meanwhile, I couldn’t resist sharing…the kitchen turned out amazingly (as did the rest of the house)!

Services provided: space planning, paint, floor and wall tile selections, wood flooring selection, custom kitchen and bath design, lighting design, fixture selection, construction document administration, client presentations and management.

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