We’re down to the final three: Casey, Michael and Emily. The contestants walk out to Foley Square to greet the judges in front of three giant glass structures. Please let this mean they get to design their own spaces. Please? Design Star, I’ll give you a shoulder rub.
Genevieve reminds them not many people get to be in their shoes right now, and then she introduces last season’s winner, Antonio Ballatore, someone who knows exactly how they are feeling. Oh, and before I go any further, is Michael wearing suspenders? COULD HE BE MORE ENDEARING? I mean, Larry King is retiring, so someone has to take up that post. Who better for the job, am I right?
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Fun to look at and decorate with, hand-printed posters are everywhere on the blogosphere lately.
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I get my daily fix of beautiful, whimsical things from Joy Deangdeelert Cho of Oh Joy!. Joy is an accomplished graphic designer and professional blogger with interests in fashion, design, weddings, photography and all things lovely, and often, quirky.
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Several months ago, we featured a very successful giveaway with Saffron Marigold. Over 350 of you entered for a chance to win your choice of table runner from their 13 exotic prints. We had so much fun with that giveaway, that Anisha and crew agreed to go for round two. This time, you could win your choice of one of these prizes:
- One shower curtain
- Two curtain panels
- Two valances
- Two 17″ cushion covers
- One 70 x 90 tablecloth
- One 70″ round tablecloth
- Two Euro shams
For a chance to win, answer this week’s question before 12/11c, Monday, August 16.
This week’s question is easy: What item from Saffron Marigold do you want?
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Andreas Charalambous studied architecture at Cornell University before co-founding FORMA Design in 1994. Located in Washington, DC, FORMA takes on architectural and interior design projects, from commercial to residential. Here, Andreas describes an apartment his company designed.
The Penthouse Tour
When I first moved to Los Angeles, I remember being so madly in love with the idea of dining outdoors on our tiny apartment’s balcony. Watching the sun set over the Pacific ocean with a glass of wine and light breeze in my hair quickly became an after-work habit of mine and I vowed never to take it for granted.
Erin’s Dining Room Tips
This month, Suzanne Kasler debuted her line of home decor for Ballard Designs. This is their first such partnership with a designer and they plan to expand with a holiday line from Kasler in their October catalog, and a new partnership with James Swan in early 2011.
Suzanne’s America-meets-Europe collection includes furniture, accessories, lighting and more. Here are some of our favorite items:
Maps, Antlers and More
Schumacher announced today their exclusive agreement with Bonnee Sharp’s textile company, Studio Bon. Bonnee designs high-end, hand-crafted textiles that are colorful and chic. I love the nature-inspired Wired, Grass and Oompa. (Check out her textile-filled home, thanks to design *sponge.)
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In 1998, Lori Dennis opened her own interior design company, Lori Dennis, Inc. Her firm specializes in green interior design and her work has been featured in the New York Times, Coastal Living, Women’s Day and many other publications. We asked her about what distinguishes her style.
1. Which designers influenced you?
Victoria Hagan and Karin Blake — clean lines and modern interiors with warm feelings and regional accessories.
2. What’s your favorite design style?
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When our color committee convened to choose our inaugural hue, the debate got heated. You had opinions too, with fans of everything from purple to sea-glass blue stating their case. (HGTV fan Andrea even illustrated her favorite color, chrome yellow, with a cake.)
And the color is….