A design element I like is incorporating antique and vintage textiles into your interior, the Kuba cloth works perfectly as an accent. This ancient African tradition is woven from raffia with complex geometric patterns, no two textiles are alike.

As the woven panels are limited in width the obvious use is on pillows, these are a few from my collection. I also like to use fragments as panel details in custom bedding as pictured above. If you have an antique chair and want to give it a new look consider upholstering in Kuba cloth, an instant classic!


I apologize for the gap in my blog postings, I have been busy working on new projects and getting ready for the home tour this July. Oh and we also did a photo shoot with Luxe magazine of our home in Bend. We hope to hear soon when it will be published!



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Spring is here and my favorite garden is looking fabulous! This year its all about color, to compliment this exquisite garden designed by Maureen Klecker we recovered all the Sutherland teak furniture in wonderful saturated color! There is something magical that happens when a collaboration between client landscape designer and interior designer put there minds together.


La Cienega Design Quarter + Legends of Hollywood

Its that time of year again, to celebrate the best of design and decoration. One of my favorite shopping destinations is the area known as the La Cienega design quarter in Los Angeles. Five blocks between Melrose and Santa Monica Blvd and of course the infamous Melrose Place is chock full of antique galleries mid century furnishings and art dealers and just some of the best "stuff" around. Once a year designers from around the country converge on the quarter to celebrate the Legends of La Cienega. Best of all is spending "Q" time with your design peers and Friends. On my return I will share some highlights!