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Insight: Kay O'Toole

“Antiques,” declares Kay O’Toole, “are full of history and mystery.” And her Houston shop, Kay O’Toole Antiques and Eccentricities, is full of choice European...
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7/12/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Bernadette Schaeffler

German-born Bernadette Schaeffler’s first foray into the world of textiles and design began as a buyer for women’s footwear. She sought the best of Europe: Paris for the freshest designs...
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7/12/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Nicky Rising

Haute bohemian. That’s how Nicky Rising, owner of her namesake showroom in Los Angeles, describes the current trend of blending ultra high-end, hand-painted wallcoverings with more casual...
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7/11/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

A 1980s New York Duplex Gets an Overhaul

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The apartment had a closed-off feeling, a mishmash of Colonial-style rooms and dark narrow halls that didn’t take advantage of the spectacular views and natural...
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7/11/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

A Lakeside Residence Channels Contemporary Northwest Style

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When a Bellevue native returned to the Seattle area after living in Arizona for three decades, she knew she wanted a home near the water—an oasis after the desert. She...
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7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

A Newport Oasis Marked by Textured Island Influences

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In Southern California, where the island breezes of the South Pacific are not so far away, creating a tropical-inspired getaway can easily become a cliche. “The trick is...
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7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Empress Gilbert

If Empress Gilbert had a dream project it would be creating a quartz crystal-covered piano with an obsidian seat for Lady Gaga. Specializing in mineral art décor, the Dallas-based artist and...
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7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Jim Staicoff





To appreciate Paper Paint Press’ wallpaper designs, you have to ditch all your preconceived notions. For starters, they aren’t printed on paper. “I recently switched to a...
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7/8/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Sean Woolsey

“I like the balance of hopping from one thing to the next,” explains self-taught abstract artist and furniture maker Sean Woolsey. The Renaissance man designed clothing for seven years...
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7/7/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Lori Weitzner

Lori Weitzner once envisioned a career devoted to art galleries and museum exhibits. That was, of course, before she received some pivotal advice. “My professor told me if I wanted to make a...
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7/7/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Larry Hokanson

In the design world equivalent of nature or nurture, Larry Hokanson, head of the eponymous firm famed for its sumptuous rugs, teases that the debate centers on “contacts or talent—and...
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7/6/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: David Skelley

When David Skelley opened Boomerang for Modern in San Diego 26 years ago, there was no Mad Men, no Design Within Reach and no national love affair with the sleek, sensuous lines of midcentury modern...
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7/6/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments