DESIGN DICTIONARY: Encaustic Tile

Right now it's hot, hot hot!  Two national magazines have prominently featured it: House Beautiful showcased a bathroom with encaustic tile in its "Essentials" column as the bathroom of the month, and Country Living had this type of tile on its Read more [...]

My Room of the Week: Art at the Hampton Designer Show House

As is my usual fashion, I have chosen some rooms where I think the art makes the space.  This year the designers in the Hampton Designer Showhouse selected some terrific art. Elissa Grayer explains that the large painting in the stair hall by Read more [...]

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Chippendale Furniture

In the previous two editions of Design Dictionary, we discussed the characteristics of Hepplewhite and Sheraton furniture. Time for Chippendale. These terms are bandied about so frequently in the design world, its important to know the difference. CHIPPENDALE Read more [...]

My Room of the Week: Interior Design by Villalobos & Desio

This lovely dining space is from a project located in Coral Gables by the firm Villalobos & Desio.  The perfectly placed painting by Rolando Greco sets it off beautifully. What I like most about Alberto Villalobos and Mercedes Desio is that Read more [...]